La Contessa vs. The Whale at Burning Man 2003

Puzzling Evidence just posted a great video from Burning Man 2003 of “La Contessa”, the 60′ Spanish galleon created by The Extra Action Marching Band, meeting up with The Whale, which was made by Tom Kennedy and Flash Hopkins.

La Contessa moves out smartly to meet the enemy, and Tom Kennedy drives from the Whale brain on it’s first “swim” , using a “speaking tube” to call directions to Flash Hopkins, who’s driving from the mouth area. Robert Burke commands the schooner laying about. Many, many thanks to Philo Drummond for footage, and to Dr Hal for helpful stills. Music is by June Tabor, The Mermen and The Extra Action Marching Band.