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On Sunday afternoon at Maker Faire Austin, the lights went out. All power was lost in one whole area of the fairgrounds. It turned out that a dome tent from the camping area had taken flight in a dust devil and crashed into the power lines. Fernando Rizo got a couple of great shots of the tent moments before impact.

The story does not end well for the tent

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


    This is why you always spike your tents into the ground with those hooks they give you :x

  • bubba

    spikes schmikes, if that were a Texan’s tent, he’d have had a couple of coolers full of lone star to hold it down. The ground is so hard around here this time of year you’d just bend those spikes in half :lol: