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 has been Burning since the relatively late date of 2004, and in 2008 he spent the better part of a month on the playa, documenting the building and burning of Black Rock City in words and pictures. John is a longtime newspaper person and spent many years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he was a deputy managing editor in charge of Page One and the news sections of the paper. Since leaving the Chronicle in 2007, he was a contributing editor on Blue Planet Run, a book about the world's water crisis, and for the past two years has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has also started an event and editorial photography business, and is also working on a book about the "Ten Dollar Doc" from Arco, Idaho, which will make a lovely film someday.

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  • 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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