Kickstarter-funded "The Face of Booze" rolls in IKOC Parade
A few weeks ago, in the height of Mardi Gras season, the Krewe du Who rolled with the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus parade through the Marigny. Making his first-ever public appearance was "The Face of Booze", a Kickstarter-funded contraption initiated by a team of Krewe members last summer. The response from the awaiting parade-goers was clear: The Face of Booze is awesome! Walking alongside the 6-foot-tall contraption, we were inundated with gasps and squees from Whovians who came out to enjoy the parade and celebrate nerdy fandoms.
link to Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1128358981/the-face-of-boe-whovian-mardi-gras-parade-contrapt
The Face of Booze was designed by a small team of Krewe members, crowdfunded, and built over the course of about 8 months, with the bulk of the building taking place in January and February. The base of the contraption is a modified power chair, and the contraption boasts a battery life of up to 6 hours! The contraption is a nearly full-sized replica of the Face of Boe from Doctor Who, outfitted with a speaker system, compartments for accessories such as a first aid kit, 4 pony kegs which can carry up to XX gallons of your favorite cocktail (or mocktail), and of course a giant pair of shutter shades. The Face of Booze likes to party. Soon he will join the ranks of our portable TARDIS, moveable Dalek, and working K-9 at upcoming Krewe du Who events, including TimeFest in Kenner on June 7th, 2014.
Link to TimeFest: http://www.kreweduwho.com/timefest/tabid/97/Default.aspx
Special thanks goes out to the backers of our Kickstarter project for making this contraption build possible - you have our sincerest gratitude, thank you SO MUCH for your support!
Heather M. Glass
Alex R. Cannon
Persephone and Adrienne White
Lillian Nicole Howell
MC Ghetto Fett
Eric de Ronde
Krista "Ace" Reed
Some Metry Guy
Nicole VinylGirl Bergeron
Nicholas R. Lapeyrouse
Adam M. Stevenson