The Five Coolest Things to Check Out at This Weekend's Just Another Desert Party III
|Courtesy of Death Guild|
|The Thunderdome, where two people enter, one person leaves, and both get whacked with foam bats.|
Death Guild's Thunderdome:
It stands nearly 40 feet tall and is built from more than 250 steel beams arranged in the shape of a geodesic dome. Looking very much like a jungle gym on steroids, this imposing structure was created by San Francisco underground art collective Death Guild and was very much inspired by the titular structure in the 1985 flick Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. And just like in the film, participants engage in battle beneath the dome, albeit with foam-covered batons whilst swinging about on bungee harness. Meanwhile, onlookers climb the latticework of steel beams to taunt the combatants. The Thunderdome has been featured at several Burning Mans in the past and is being erected in Arizona for the first time ever
Greathouse Labs' Fighting Robots:
It's long been predicted by futurists that robots equipped with arrays of weaponry will eventually replace gun-toting human soldiers on the battlefields of tomorrow. When that day eventually dawns, we're betting that those armed androids will look something like the fighting robots created by Greathouse Labs. These mechanical mayhem-makers are bristling with destructive devices (including chainsaws and crushing claws) and will square off in an orgy of automaton annihilation.
Although the annual Fight Club put on by the mayhem-makers of Sadisco* isn't happening until a few weeks from now at The Firehouse, anyone who's itching for a little amateur pugilism can prove their manliness inside a makeshift pit made from plywood, cardboard, and chain link fencing.
VanNess FX's Flamethrowers:
Fiery blossoms of flame will spew out from the tripod-mounted creations of local gearhead Anthony VanNess. Fueled by propane (and well as the devious imagination of the artist, these flamethrowers will light up the night with an amber glow and probably will singe the eyebrows and arm hair of anyone who doesn't keep a respectable distance. In fact, you might wanna consider busting out your flame-retardant clothing for the event, considering there will also be fire-dancing and poi-slinging happening at JADP as well.
Tunnel of Questionable Enlightenment:
Shimmering rainbow lights are something you'd usually find at underground dance events around the Valley, usually from glowsticks or laser displays. The creators of this illuminated structure take things a few steps further, however, with this "interactive and unpredictable" tunnel of light consisting of more than 20 arches wrapped in glowing LEDs and arranged in the shape of a question mark.