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Celestial Sunshine Tripper .
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Roger Hutchinson 2002.
three attached slides turned up during my forced abstinence from the
computer, they were in my bulging Inflatables file and show the Celestial
Sunshine Tripper that I built in 74 for children's playschemes in Romford,
Essex. This I brought along to Windsor 74 and delighted and freaked
out the happy campers with it. It was a simple geodesic pvc ball, 16'
in diameter with a zip where you could climb inside and then fully inflate
it and then, like a giant hamster wheel, walk around.
The random colours whirled
around the group inside and the only glimpse of the outside was by small
portholes that whizzed downwards in front of you.
It was very disorientating
and most trippers ended up in a giggling heap inside as it was very
difficult to keep upright. I was very lucky that it was taken away the
day before the Police Invasion or it would have be added to the heap
of bulldosed tents