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?
YOUR DONATIONS HELP KEEP THUNDERDOME ON THE PLAYA

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