For decades Burning Man co-founder John Law has been one of a small band of pranksters bringing the historic Doggie Diner Heads to cacophony and counter-cultural events. It may not have been at Burning Man, but it’s been a part of our scene for years. I’ve seen them coming around the corner, parked on the streets – it’s magic.
Being John Law he’s done the work, logged the miles, paid for the gas, and everything else out of his own pocket, without asking for a thing.
But now, after all these years, the Doggie Diner Heads need repair, and restoring three vintage, 10-foot-tall, 300lb fiberglass and metal sculptures is a pretty big job.
If you’re interested in helping, check out the Doggie Diner restoration project Kickstarter page.
It’s a great cause, he’s offering some fairly astonishing rewards at the higher levels, and it will keep a delightful part of our San Francisco Bay Area weirdness going for another few decades.
ADDENDUM – I’ve just learned that the Doggie Diner Heads have been to Burning Man twice: in 1993, and 1996. Waaaaay before my time, but clearly a part of our history!
is the Volunteer Coordinator for Media Mecca at Burning Man is the former mascot of a fast food haggis franchise that never made it big outside a neighborhood in Glasgow. His opinions are in no way statements of the Burning Man organization. Contact him at Caveat (at) Burningman.com