Is this the most bizarre Kickstarter project ever? Could be. After failing in their campaign last year the intrepid Hungry Castle team are back with a new attempt to create a massive inflatable Lionel Richie head for the Isle of Wight’s Bestival.
Yep, you read that right.
So why does Bestival need an inflatable head of the Three Times A Lady fella?
Well this is not just a massive mountain of kitsch oh no!, It is an interactive immersive experience.
As HC says
This will be a fully immersive, slightly surreal and very personal experience. As people enter one at a time, they will discover at the core of Lionel’s Head lies a telephone. When a person answers the phone, they hear ‘Hello, is it me you’re looking for?’
The team need the cash to get the Lionel Richie Head at a respectable height (3m)./ The money will also be spent on internal turbines to keep his head up, internal sandbags to keep his head down and £1,000 for overnight Bestival security (aka Head Guards).
That leads to a grand total of just shy of £4900. There’s also a stretch total which would mean an even bigger six metres high head.
And what do you get for your cash investors? Well masks, t shirts and more and if you stump up over a grand you can even camp in the head for the night.