Thunderdome at Ghost Ship!

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GHOST SHIP VII: ASYLUM

Friday, October 31, 2014 & Saturday, November 1, 2014
9pm-4am | Pier 70, Building 12
420 22nd St @ Illinois, San Francisco, CA

 


NEWS! Ghost Ship Pre-Sale Wednesday, September 10 at Noon

 

TICKETS: 
2 Day Tickets on sale Wednesday, September 10 at Noon PDT :
CLICK HERE TO BUY 2 NIGHT DISCOUNT PASS
Single Day Tickets on sale Wednesday, September 17 at Noon PDT :
CLICK FOR FRIDAY
CLICK FOR SATURDAY

MORE INFO: www.ghostshiphalloween.com | www.facebook.com/ghostshiphalloween
VOLUNTEERS: www.ghostshiphalloween.com/volunteer
SPONSORS: sponsors@sunsetpromotions.net

DETAILS: Buckle the strait-jacket and charge up the electroshocks because you are about to be committed to the Asylum at Ghost Ship 2014. The Bay Area’s most beloved Halloween event is back for its 7th year at the gargantuan Pier 70, in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. For the past six years Ghost Ship Halloween has dropped jaws and thrilled thousands with unparalleled original art installations schemed and built from scratch from recyclable materials and enjoyed only at Ghost Ship. But for the first time ever, the fun will run over two nights. With past events boasting a Victorian-era Ghost Ship, a 1930’s cruise ship, an alien space craft hovering over a zombie ghost town, and a massive nuclear submarine, the “Make Big Art” team’s plans for Ghost Ship 2014 are more daring than ever. Along with their megalomaniacal schemes, Ghost Ship will again feature original installations by the leaders of the Bay Area’s dynamic large-scale production art community, and the world’s most exciting art-cars. The soundscape of Ghost Ship will be electrified by multiple stages hosted by top DJ crews featuring more than 70 of the Bay Area’s finest DJ’s/ Also for the first time ever, Ghost Ship will feature headline DJ sets by two legendary dance music producers, JAMES LAVELLE (UNKLE) on Friday and DJ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA on Saturday. And as always, Ghost Ship’s attendees provide the final touch of artwork with original costume culture that annually raises the bar on spectacle.
Ghost Ship Musical talent for 2014 will include: James Lavelle (UNKLE), DJ Afrika Bambaataa plus dozens of DJs from the following crews: Space Cowboys, DISTRIKT, Brass Tax, Janky Barge, Silent Frisco, M.O.M, Afrolicious, Sound Pieces, Strategik, and many more!

Large scale art installations previously seen on the playa by local artists: Peter Hudson, Michael Christian, Dust City Diner and many more TBA

Tickets for Asylum will go on sale at www.ghostshiphalloween.com in two separate releases:
• Wednesday, September 10: Discount Two Night Tickets on sale at Noon PDT
• Wednesday, September 17: Single Day Tickets Released & Full DJ Lineup revealed.
Prices will go up as tiers of tickets sell out, so we encourage you to get your tickets well in advance, and start planning your costumes now.

Stay tuned for future announcements regarding our art participants and music lineup at www.ghostshiphalloween.com, www.facebook.com/ghostshiphalloween, www.spacecowboys.org and www.sunsetpromotions.com.

http://www.ghostshiphalloween.com/

 

 

See you on the playa!

Eleven days until the gate opens. Nope, I’m not packed either.

Thanks to the awesome fundraiser party this year, we are looking forward to an awesome year on playa. We cannot thank you all enough. Make sure you come by and find us.

We are easy to find (at least at night…just look for that big crazy dome on the playa that says THUNDERDOME on the top), but in case you need a map or come by during the day, we are located this year at 4:45 & Esplanade.

As always, fights start when the lights go on on the ‘dome. Bring a friend, bring a bribe to help your spot in line (an unopened bottle of good whiskey), bring something to prove to yourself, and we will bring a good time.

See you there.

Who we are

new_dgtd_logoBorn out of the wasteland of the desert, a tribe has formed.

Barren nothingness as far as the eye can see, the black rock desert was barren save for the burned out wreckage of a former society… and then all of the rave party sound camps. It was a cool party with tons of great art, but the music absolutely sucked.

A need was found for some counterpoint. In the words of our founder Decay: “We are completely contradictory to the soft and fuzzy free love environment of the Rave culture. We have created an alternative community to the alternative community at Burning Man.” We are the Yin, PLUR is the Yang. We are catharsis. We are blood, sweat, and whiskey.

Bringing a love of the Mad Max aesthetic, we built our own Thunderdome for you and your  friend to work out whatever you need to. Did building camp this year really piss you off? Did someone skip out on their portion of gas money to get to the desert? That’s fine; settle it in the ‘dome.

The rules are simple:

  1. We are always right
  2. Find your own opponent
  3. Sign up to fight
  4. Start and Stop when told
  5. The fights last as long as we say
  6. Don’t bitch

Watch our documentary for more information.

We are Death Guild. We are Burning Man. We are you.

Want to come fight? When the lights go on the ‘dome, come on over. You will be in for a good time.

Wow! What a party!

Thank you to everybody who came out to the fundraiser last night. This was our best yet!

We could not have done this without you, and if this year on playa is anything like what we saw at Rock Wall Winery we are in for a blast.

In case you didn’t feel like showing up, here is a sneak peek of what happened last night:

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DGTD Fundraiser 2013 – Ronny officiates as Erica and KC battle. Photo courtesy Neil Girling – theblight.net

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DGTD Fundraiser 2013 – Chopped Pineapple. Photo courtesy Neil Girling – theblight.net

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DGTD Fundraiser 2013. Photo courtesy Neil Girling – theblight.net

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DGTD Fundraiser 2013 – Family Photo. Photo courtesy Neil Girling – theblight.net

2013 Thunderdome Fundraiser – April 13

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FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2008, THE THUNDERDOME WILL BE BACK IN THE BAY

Saturday April 13, 2013 at 9pm
Rock Wall Wine Company
2301 Monarch Street, Suite 300
Alameda, CA 94501

Ticket sales ended at Midnight
TICKETS MUST NOW BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR.

- All ages! – KinderDomers are welcome! - 
- See below for prices -

HELP US BRING THE THUNDERDOME BACK TO THE PLAYA FOR AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FIFTEEN

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Death Guild Family Photo 2012

For the first time since 2008, the dome will be back in the Bay.

FULLY OPERATIONAL DOMEthis is your chance to participate! - 
- Art CarsFood Truck - 

Yes, that’s right. To keep up your strength in this post apocalyptic nightmare world we call life, we will have tasty indian curry sandwiches.
“Just like Ma used to make before the ‘Pockyclipse”

Also featuring Thunderhotties suspended in cages over the event space.

Music and performances by:

Join us for this hard-won return. It costs $12,000 to run the dome and we need your help to make it happen! In exchange, we’ll put on the best damned show we can.

  • $30 at the door
  • $25 at the door in playa finery
  • $10 Jr. Badasses under 18
  • Kids under 5 free

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Ticket sales ended at Midnight
All tickets must now be purchased at the door.

All ages! KinderDomers are welcome! See prices below:

Sign up for the Silent Auction, and Special thanks to our sponsors!

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Five & Diamond – A Cross-Section of Alternative Fashion

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Wicked Grounds – San Francisco’s First and Only Kink Café and Boutique

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One of a kind and unique creations by Juliet.
Check her wares in the auction, as well as her table in the vending area!

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Dark Garden – Unique Corsetry and Bridal Boutique for Women and Men

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Trick Concepts – Fire Spinning and Glow Toy Performance Gear and Accessories

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Rivithead – Gothic clothing, Boots, Shoes and More!

bareMinerals, Origins, Urban Decay, NARS and more Beauty Products

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Private Champagne Party – Donated by Pleasures of the Heart

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Temporary Event Site Services

Vending by:

Auntie Social Designs – Handmade cuddly crochet creatures, with a morbid twist

Corviid: surreal dark art

Corviid: surreal dark art

Lady Cecily Rhae

 

Want to help in advance?
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