The weirdest festival in the world which are going to be imitators of “Mad max”
If you love movies about “Mad max”, then you will enjoy this festival
You fell in love with the fantasy world of “Mad max” when he first saw him? After watching the original movie you wanted to buy some old clunker and make it a sort of “Interceptor”? What can you say about the last part: “Mad Max: fury Road”? Post apocalyptic dieselpunk three years ago has again captured the minds and hearts of the audience. No wonder the rating of this film 2015 IMDb score is 8.1. Really high and really good rating:
So, you are not alone. In the States, in the Mojave desert, one of the most beautiful and distinctive places in the United States was going as early in the morning fans of the world of “Mad max”. A unique spectacle in a unique location! And there could be seen such that no other auto show? Hmm, Yes, actually everything! Have you ever seen live “pulled” engine metal horseless stagecoach sports? Or often meet people on the street in chains, spikes, masks and armor? Machine, bristling with guns and fake skulls are not just models, but the existing elements of the show.
Casino “Last chance”, the chaotic streets of Bartertown (remember – the smelly city Wasteland, where everything can be bought or sold on the exchange), a six-foot skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex stuck in the mud in front of someone’s broken camp… Motorized coffin was mounted on the chassis of the Golf cart… all happy, all fun all happy.
Bob yells from the top of the stagecoach.
The roots of the event, now known as the “Wasteland Weekend”, go deep into 2009 (mind you, long before the release on the big screens of the fourth part of the adventures of max) when around 150 fans of Mad Max decided to go on a big hike in the desert. They dubbed the event “Road Warrior Weekend”.
In 2010, the festival has grown into something much bigger, the participants have set a great goal: to collect in one place the maximum number of fans the post-apocalyptic pop culture. And it is quite well managed!
In reality, all this action looks like the maximum concentration of creative people in an equally dizzying array of post-apocalyptic costumes. Each of the participants, even if he wants to come to the event on a authentic car spends the whole year hard work on my costume. Everything must be perfect!
Moreover, since the costume mega-view assumes gatherings at the tribal grounds, and the clothes should be designed in a certain style, depending on which tribe decided to join (a brutal cosplay). These people to live in the next few days will be thoroughly trained in the camps (everything must be as realistic as possible, so accommodation should not count), and then going to the people to participate in various competitions, sports, and very strange pageant swimwear, burlesque, fire dancing and so on.
There is also a “combat cage” for the most persistent and skillful. Fights with real steel weapons, not sharpened, not combat, but still dangerous in unskilled hands.
Two concessions civilization: you can bring your own food and water.
Various tribes bring a variety of entertainment from casinos to the small local carnivals and performances. Money in the difficult the future, too, remain the main engine of progress.
Where no Thunder dome?
Large and fully functional Thunderdome, where you can wave fake guns death and fly harnesses. All in the original movie, only without the danger to be killed.
By the way, the dome was built by the “Guild of death”, a tribe that first made him for another show – Burning Man 20 years ago. Every year they build the dome by hand and disassemble it in the same way.
The soldiers on the square in the Thunderdome
But the main thing in all this action – cars!
One of the cars: go-karting with work (!) a jet engine attached to the rear of the machine.
Some of these machines were made by hand by their owners, but the greater part was made by a guy named Spud. Almost every year he creates a strange car on the customers ‘ desire for the festival to Wasteland. The business he was.
Funny, but a fan of Apocalyptica, who dedicated his life creating bizarre cars from Mad Max, hates the movie itself. Or rather, hates it when he is asked to make an exact copy of the cars from the movies. “It kills all creativity”, says the mechanic.
The festival has arrived more than 300 vehicles, including motorcycles, ATVs, and more difficult to define creation. Each model is unique. Almost all of them built out of junk from the landfill. Only labor, time and tools needed to create them (on the road most of them hardly travel, so you can deviate from safety standards).
So here you are – a coffin on wheels
What could be cooler than a snowmobile on wheels with a gun? Four years on the planning snowmobile and two months for its construction. That’s the price of coolness!
Once it was a snowmobile
“Where else can we do something like that?” he says. “We take things from the dump, we build things by hand—it’s just you and your ideas. This is the only limitation.”
The plane-the car was built six years. But it’s nothing important, in the end, lined up!
All this – the cars, the costumes, the choking dust, heat – all these became the elements of creating something real, based on imagination. Just people take from everyday life, just do it your own way, it is possible to prove tasteful.
“…in the evening, at dusk, all for a short time subsided, the people went to their tents to dress warmer. A group of military boys – bald, white, disturbing creatures from “Mad Max: Fury Road” – marched through the street, stripped to the waist, slightly glowing in the gathering dusk, like a phosphorescent jellyfish. The lower edge of the horizon became pink-red. The stream of people ducked under the thin yellow rope that marks the Western edge of the Badlands, and headed up the hill, covered with stones and bushes. Upstairs made a kind of memorial, metal screen, painted with names attending Wasteland.
Jared Butler, one of the founders of Wasteland, went to the screen. He removed his cowboy hat and took a SIP from an opened bottle of whiskey that he handed. He prepared to make a speech.
“They don’t do that at other festivals,” he said after a moment. “The people behind this wall, they came here and they found something that couldn’t predict.” He added: “We didn’t know what people will find here new friends, start a family, start a new life.”
He stopped again. In the crowd was heard the heavy breathing of hundreds of people.
” In this world something is missing for many of us, said Butler, finally. “And some of us found it here…””