All we know is that:
- holy fuck, this party costs MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
- past Big Acts have included Paul Simon, Elton John, Bette Midler.
Until it came out in the Sun Times today. Oops. Leaked.
In the next 2 weeks, we'll be filling this space (about a fourth of it pictured here)
with objects like this
and figuring out cool ways to play with/on/around them, with dozens of other artists making things like this
and tricking out the stage with handcut and laboriously painted woodwork to look like this
and I'm fairly sure this is just the beginning, because I've seen pieces of a 50-foot papier-mache tree under tarps outside.
A few years ago, the Reader did an article on this party (it happens every 2 years) as lavish and wasteful. I like to think of it as working for the Medici family. We get paid well, and given a pretty damn free rein to create whatever we think is cool.