Illusionist Goes High Voltage With Stunt
David Blaine’s latest stunt will involve a shocking amount of juice when he spends three days and three nights standing in the middle of a million volts of electric currents streamed by Tesla coils. It’s billed as “Electrified: One Million Volts Always On”.
It will take place at Pier 54 on New York’s West Side. “Electrified” also will be streamed on YouTube.
But, this reminded me of a vacation spot I recently read about. High in the desert of Western New Mexico there’s a mile-long piece of land art called Lightning Field. The 400 stainless steel, 20 foot high poles are set in a precise grid and designed to attract lightning strikes while you walk through them.
And, there is a small cabin with three bedrooms adjacent to the sculpture for rent! Only $250 per person per night. Yikes!! I’d settle for a stay-cation before this.