In 2017, we brought two pianos. One in camp, of course, and then... this 1923 Baldwin
model K -- a full size Grand Piano. The Baldwin was installed in Heardt -- an interactive
sculpture by five young artists from Czech Republic, who also camped with us.
Here Glenn, our piano tuner, serenades the sunrise. Life is good.
As for those beverages,
last year we served over
800 cans of beer. And that's
only beer -- we brought
lemonade, ice tea and wine
Plus all the goodies our
bicycle customers and
others contributed to
This is one of the two pianos we brought
in 2010. At one point it tipped over and all 88
keys fell out. Seems I had left a couple screws
loose -- quite literally. Well, we just put all 88
keys back in. If you can fix a bicycle, you can
fix a piano!
This young gent, by the way, could play hecka
better than the piano was good for! But he
didn't seem to mind at all. It's Burning Man!
Piano Bar Page
Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
photo by Duane Flatmo
We always have a piano in the Lobby of the bike shop.
And yes, we want you to play it!
This began with two pianos in 2010, one roaming the
Playa on a cart behind a pedal-powered vehicle, and the
other fixed in a neighboring camp.
And in 2014 we provided the white Baby Grand located in
the Black Hole -- the Gate, Perimeter & Exodus staff bar.
Much thanks to Perimeter Lead Odin for all his work with that
So, from 2015 on, a piano is a standard fixture in our Lobby,
which also serves as an informal bar. (Having people sitting
around being thirsty when they should be singing would be
Visitors to our camp are offered wine, beer, lemonade,
water, and ice tea. The wine and the beer, of course, are only
offered to adults of age 21 and over, who may legally drink
alcohol in the State of Nevada, and we do check ID on anyone
who does not look "elderly".
...is a little bit of a joke, but we do serve liquid refreshments,
and we do have a piano.
2015 -- We brought the piano,
and guess what happened!
Additional instruments kept
showing up and joining in. At
one point, we had a trio going.