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Screw Burning Man: This year's greatest desert festival is a three-day Mad Max reenactment!

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If you've always wanted to be a Road Warrior or watch two men enter and one man leave, then get your ass down to Southern California for Wasteland Weekend, a Mad Max-themed weekend featuring DJs, post-apocalyptic vehicles... and Bartertown.

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We've written before about the burgeoning subculture of Mad Max reenactors — who gather to show off their cool replicas of the vehicles from the first two movies and recreate the classic convoy chase scene from the end of The Road Warrior. But this will be a different level. There will be three replicas of Max's pursuit special. Here's the official description:

Wasteland Weekend is a three-day post-apocalyptic party in the desert. Friday, October 22nd to Sunday, October 24th 2010.

Join the hundreds of fans coming from all over the the United States (and beyond) to gather in the Southern California desert. Set up camp at our wasteland compound, surrounded by specially-built sets. Costumes are required and post-apocalyptic campsites and vehicles are encouraged. Live for three days in a world pulled straight out of the Mad Max movies, beyond the grip of so-called civilization.

Top DJs from all over will provide the soundtrack, fire dancers and bonfires will light up the night, and modified vehicles will shake the earth with their engines. Don't miss it! Tickets on sale now.

This is an ADULTS ONLY event.

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Where else can you wear your Auntie Entity costume and be regarded as a fashion icon? Plus the vendor area is actually called Bartertown, which is pretty awesome. Plus the DJs include DJ Liquid Sex Drive and Mrs. DJ Liquid Sex Drive, which is my new favorite pair of DJ names. So cancel your Burning Man tickets, and make your plans to find out who runs Bartertown! [Wasteland Weekend, thanks John!]

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FriscoFairlane
FriscoFairlane

Dang, I can't wait for Burning Man! Or as I like to call it: The Week When 10,000 Douche-Nozzle-Art-Hipster-Asswads Leave San Francisco for a While!

San Francisco becomes a much more tolerable place for some reason, and I can actually go to Zeitgiest and a bunch of other bars without wanting to kill myself! It is going to be badass.

Have fun in the desert while I have my way with the city, you smelly hippies!