Wes Smith kicks off his broken beat tour of Burning Man 2015 @ the Dusty Poon Saloon. When Chuck Wheeler (of the Dusty Poon Saloon) and and I finally caught up, he was just getting back from fishing with a big yellowtail catch in his cooler for dinner. With Burning Man coming up soon, the buzz and excitement was clear in his voice. We sat down and talked about Burning Man, Wes Smith and what makes a Dusty Poon.
Tell me about your history with Burning Man camp “Dusty Poon Saloon”?
What is the camp about?
How did you meet Wes Smith and decide to include him for Poon shenanigans?
We went to Electric Poncho in Mexico and Dusty Poon put together a renegade camp on the side of a cliff that overlooked the whole canyon. We brought down an bunch of booze and put up our saloon doors and threw a RAGER all night with DJs playing. My buddy Ben met Wes and they hung out together and got along well. I also ran into him at Kava Lounge (San Diego) at a event and we hit it off there. He showed a lot of interest and we consider our camp a breakbeat camp. His style really fits with what we like so we invited him to play this year at the saloon.
Tell me about the events you are throwing at the Dusty Poon:
We have 2-3 parties throughout the week and our big blow out feature party with Wes is called “The Poon at Noon” on Wednesday from noon-6pm. We are going to have a giant cactus that blows fire out of the top and this year we are going to try to do a ghost pepper Russian roulette wheel…spin the wheel with one ghost pepper shot. Anyone who wants to step up though we have ghost pepper bourbon or vodka all week. It gives you a euphoric feeling once you get past your mouth burning but then the endorphins come out that gives you a natural high.
Well I can’t wait to meet you on the playa and get down and dusty at the Poon, Chuck!
Come join the crew all week and especially Wednesday for the Poon at Noon and Thursday at 9pm for Chuck’s birthday. Happy Birthday!
Playa placement: 4th & C