Oh Burn Wall Street, we had such big plans for you. Sadly things got in the way that had nothing to do with us. This was supposed to be the biggest burn, biggest fireworks show in the history of Burning Man. You’d have to go back to Crude Awakening to find something bigger — and Black Rock FX burned that one too!
So sadly we’re stuck with the biggest structure burn and the featured part of the upcoming documentary, Spark: A Burning Man Story.
Still, we had fun, but it’s sad we could not complete the project we wanted to do and that people expected.
Burn Wall Street was a mock city with five buildings named after financial institutions that mocked the financial collapse of Wall Street in New York. The tallest building was 72 feet high. You can discover the political message elsewhere. Our role was to present a very awe inspiring burn and fireworks show.
I would like to profusely thank Jack Schroll, Dan Das Mann, Karen Cusolito, Captain Vince and company for allowing me to play with them on the White Holly.
On December 13, 2008, we boarded the White Holly and loaded on board Epiphany, a 25′ tall fire sculpture which belches flames out of her heart. We had a million volt tesla coil. We had a military grade smoke machine that could obscure a battleship in under a minute. We had a jet-powered flame thrower. We had a Victory Siren, the loudest air raid siren ever made. All of this was placed on a 130 foot steel hulled vessel called the White Holly and we went for a cruise. To cap it off, just off to the side was a 500 shell firework show produced by Pyro Spectaculars.
Some events we simply cannot promote in advance. But any event that brings together the crews from Black Rock Effects, Headless Point, Flaming Lotus Girls, is going to be an amazing event.
Shore View of the White Holly:
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I really had fun and can’t wait to do something like this very soon.