Fight Night

The DPW had its "family" night at Thunderdome on Tuesday. You know Thunderdome -- where two enter, and only one leaves? Oh, wait, wrong movie. But pretty much the same. Two combatants suspended on thick elastic from the roof of the dome, who are hurled at each other to do battle. Sometimes foam swords are used. Sometimes not. I do not yet have the results of all the matches, but D.A. was looking for revenge after his four-round loss to the DPW champ last year. Leave a comment if you know who won, and how the battle went. Much appreciated.
The DPW had its "family" night at Thunderdome on Tuesday. You know Thunderdome -- where two enter, and only one leaves? Oh, wait, wrong movie. But pretty much the same. Two combatants suspended on thick elastic from the roof of the dome, who are hurled at each other to do battle. Sometimes foam swords are used. Sometimes not. I do not yet have the results of all the matches, but D.A. was looking for revenge after his four-round loss to the DPW champ last year. Leave a comment if you know who won, and how the battle went. Much appreciated.

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About the author: John Curley

John Curley (that's me) has been Burning since the relatively late date of 2004, and in 2008 I spent the better part of a month on the playa, documenting the building and burning of Black Rock City in words and pictures. I loved it, and I've been doing it ever since. I was a newspaper person In a previous life, and I spent many years at the San Francisco Chronicle. At the time I left, in 2007, I was the deputy managing editor in charge of Page One and the news sections of the paper. Since then, I've turned a passion for photography into a second career. I shoot for editorial, commercial and private clients, and I'm especially fond of shooting weddings. I'm also the editor at large of the Tasting Panel magazine, which is devoted to the beverage industry. I've also taught a bit, including two years at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and a year at San Francisco State University. I live on a (house)boat in Alameda, California.

5 thoughts on “Fight Night

  • Never in a million years did I think I’d be into this, but Death Guild rocked it hard. I went there every night. Couldn’t get enough. I only wish that the opera singer could be there every night.

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  • NO – The artfully homemade “Hot Topic” banner was placed over the Thunderdome sign as a prank, a (gently) satiric comment on the too-perfect outfits worn by the lovely young goths hanging out at the dome. To their credit, Death Guild let it stay up for a day or two, so all could appreciate the jab. Nothing at BM is safe from satire – it’s how we keep it all in perspective.

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  • Yeah, what was that sign about? It was pretty much the reason I stayed away, thought it was some kind of weird joke and I never happened by when there was fighting going on.

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