After a two day absence, Mona Foma’s Man is back.
Fortunately by Saturday morning, Mona Foma crew were able to repair the damage and reinstate him – just in time for the festival’s busiest two days.
Mona Foma executive director Lee Cumberlidge said about six people had worked tirelessly to repair a large rip to Man’s right shoulder.
“We are very happy that he is back,” he said.
“We weren’t able to take any machinery out onto the pontoon, so the repair was a real work of hand craft.”
Mr Cumberlidge said while there had been reports of people climbing on Man, Mona Foma organisers did not believe it contributed to the damage.
“We are still asking people not to climb onto the pontoon or swing from the ropes,” he said.
“He is back up and we want it to stay that way, because we want as many people to see him as possible.”
Man will taken down on Monday, following the conclusion of Mona Foma on Sunday evening.