Thunderdome @ Burning Man 2010

Thunderdome / Death Guild

* Burning Man * Black Rock City, Nevada * http://www.deathguildthunderdome.com/ *

Every year many Burners look forward to the infamous “Thunderdome”, the interactive art project of San Francisco’s famed “Death Guild”. It is one of Burning Man’s most famous landmarks and one of its most exciting projects/theme camps. Operating for 6 years straight, Burners come to expect Death Guild every year. Inspired by the movie “Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome” (starring Tina Turner and Mel Gibson as Mad Max), “Thunderdome” is a life-sized replica of the same named structure as found in the film. “Two man enter, one man leave” is not really the case here at the Burn, as only friends and friendly-foes who are looking forward to venting some frustration by battling each other with nerf bats while dangling and swinging off bungy cords. All the audience pile around the edge of the dome and climb the rafters to watch the sometimes extremely hillarious battles that take place. Afterwords, it is often a late night Goth/Industrial dance club. Not much activity takes place during the day, but evening it is a very crowded area of the playa. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.


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Leaf McGowan is an artist, writer, photographer, folklorist, and adventurer who suffers from wanderlust. He loves to investigate folklore, sacred sites, archaeological sites, and places of mystery - writing about them and taking photos of the sites. He is a ghost writer, content producer, blogger, artist, bodypainter, tarot reader, and web developer. You can contact him at 1-800-605-9705 or leafmcgowan@gmail.com or leaf@technogypsie.com.
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