November 21, 2014, 12:03 am
Posted by: Kara


When we stopped busing this evening, we had raised $635,415.04 for Child’s Play.


That is insane. Crazy, mind-boggling, weird, and totally wonderful.

The Desert Bus community is the very best community. Your generosity, kindness, humour, and general awesome keeps us doing what we do and together we raise an incredible amount of a very worthy charity.

So, thank you. Thank you for all you do for us and all you do for Child’s Play.

And congratulations. You are amazing.

If you’re not *quite* ready to be done with Desert Bus, please consider filling out our survey, so we can get to know a little more about you as we start planning for *gulp* Desert Bus 9.

26 Comments on “THANK YOU!!”

  1. Congrats to everyone for a super-successful run! As always, this is the most entertaining way to raise money that I’ve ever seen and I’m always happy when DB time rolls around. Looking forward to DB9!

    By Mike the Grate - November 21st, 2014 12:09 am
  2. This was such a wonderfully incredibly exciting drive. I saw less than I hoped but loved every minute of it. Congratulations & thank you LRR for outdoing yourself once again. You deserve all the best for everything you do.

    ~ Evil Jim

    By Evil Jim - November 21st, 2014 12:18 am
  3. So, that’s a final amount of $1.12/second, that’s crazy.

    By GDwarf - November 21st, 2014 12:43 am
  4. Anyways, you guys are amazing, and I’m so glad you’ve chosen to do this and keep doing it year after year.

    By GDwarf - November 21st, 2014 12:45 am
  5. ;__________;7

    By Cassidy Allison - November 21st, 2014 12:50 am
  6. right in the feels
    $636,636 hype!

    By Ub3rd00d - November 21st, 2014 12:55 am
  7. $637,055.89 later… and 3 seconds… and I already miss it QAQ It was a good run, and y’all deserve a break. You only have about a year, though, which I know doesn’t seem like enough time, so use it well. I will probably have The Final Busdown stuck in my head a vast majority of that time.

    By BluBird - November 21st, 2014 1:06 am
  8. Thank you for once again showing one of the very best sides of humanity. I loved this desert bus it’s a shame I missed so much of it to work and sleep and can’t wait for the next one. Go get your self some well deserved sleep.

    By Sam dodd - November 21st, 2014 1:13 am
    It’s been a privilege. And I’m so BUSSING PROUD of everyone. Truly, this is my favourite time of the year. Go ahead and take a few weeks off though guys. DB9 can wait… but just to be sure, we should start working on a tagline now…

    By Suffix - November 21st, 2014 1:22 am
  10. Congratulations Desert Bus Crew. It was a great ride. See you all next year.

    By Chris - November 21st, 2014 1:59 am
  11. Congratulations everybody, and thank you for the amazing times.

    By Mara - November 21st, 2014 2:03 am
  12. Re Suffix:
    Desert Bus 9: Dressed to the Nines (All Dapper Shift, All the Time)
    Desert Bus 9: Desert Bus 8 in Japan, Because Superstitions
    Desert Bus 9Lives: Catbus

    By Tiny Ghost of Emily Carr - November 21st, 2014 2:25 am
  13. At this rate you’ll be raising $1,000,000 by the end of DB10. You should probably prep the overlay for that.

    Now you guys should just go hibernate for a week. You deserve it.

    By MC Gigglepants - November 21st, 2014 2:42 am
  14. Congratulations and thank you, Crew, for everything. I’m proud of being a part of this community as well as embarrassed by how small a part I am.

    By Redbeard/gnyrinn - November 21st, 2014 3:18 am
  15. I had just a great time with Desert Bus this year. I’m looking forward to next year’s event already. Go Go Desert Bus!!!

    By sorakirei - November 21st, 2014 5:00 am
  16. I had to go to bed! I apologize profusely! But wow this is amazing news to wake up to, and I can’t wait to see what I missed while I’m… predictably, working.


    By Orin - November 21st, 2014 6:29 am
  17. I just wanted to say thank you again to everybody for the fun. Wednesday, I found out I lost a job I loved, and one that I had expected to be hired full-time for. As you can guess, I’m quite broken up about it, but watching Desert Bus and dancing along kept me smiling and laughing, and the chat was so encouraging about it. (Chat hugs are best hugs.)

    Congratulations on raising so much money for Child’s Play – while I am blown away by the generosity of the viewers and chat, I am also humbled by your willingness to put this together year after year. Thank you.

    By middlegirl - November 21st, 2014 7:19 am
  18. Thank you thank you thank you! This was an amazing year and everyone did an outstanding job. I’m already hyped for DB 9.

    By Maxwell Albritten - November 21st, 2014 7:35 am
  19. It was my first DB and while I had to work I watched as much as I could. Ended up working a bunch of overtime Thursday and thought I was going to miss the end but I got lucky and made it home for the Final Bus Down glad I did. The whole run was a ton of fun.

    By thegeek - November 21st, 2014 11:02 am
  20. Could you create a new post (or modify this post) to include Kathleen’s Guide To Getting A Tax Receipt?

    By Gravity Pike - November 21st, 2014 11:54 am
  21. And join us next year for Desert Bus 10, sponsored by Microsoft.

    By Inevitable - November 21st, 2014 12:49 pm
  22. GUYS! WE HIT 170K

    By someone - November 22nd, 2014 1:23 am
  23. Thank you so much for making Desert Bus happen every year. The fact that you do this and the response it gets is conclusive proof that humanity is worth all the trouble.

    By TPRJones - November 22nd, 2014 3:29 pm
  24. As is tradition.

    By ianexcelle - November 23rd, 2014 6:57 am
  25. Honestly I don’t have any comments except for one possible improvement. This year was fantastic and there should be more like it.
    The prizes (the planned ones at least) were nicely spaced apart, the challenges were done well and I had the time of my life watching :)
    Can’t wait to actually be there.

    If the person that could get the dedicated DB IRC channel running instead of twitch chat, it would be even better. Saying that though, twitch chat performed very well but it was hard to get onto as twitch chat is blocked from work (had to be there from my phone using a dataplan) and IRC i can get to via shenanigans.

    By Anubis169 - November 25th, 2014 12:32 am
  26. @Anubis: You CAN get onto twitch chat via IRC, unless is blocked.

    By Gravity Pike - November 25th, 2014 8:42 pm
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