Many years back in the early days of SEMR a guy called Pip Rush along with his mate Berti met me at Western-super-mare, they had this crazy idea to build a massive spider stage and wanted some unique scrap pieces.
Many years on and the Arcadia spider is a global icon on the festival scene, transforming Glastonbury UK into and after-hours open air nightclub. They travel all over the world setting up and hosting sensational parties in Bangkok, Miami, Australia, Seoul, Arizona Dessert at the amazing Burning Man are just a few of the places this spider has been.
The centre stage is from my first ever RB211-22B engine, the eyes are from Rolls Royce Conway Afterburners, and the arms are from gazelle helicopter parts. We have been suppling Pip and Berti with weird and wonderful scrap for many years, I love watching how they have grown its an epic thing to see.
You can visit Arcadia and see where they will be next.