This Mad Max-Inspired Festival Is Like Burning Man After The Apocalypse

21. Not Your Average Playground

That shark vehicle is certainly sinister, giving us all kinds of Animal House flashbacks, but in a much darker way. But hold on a second: what’s a kid doing here? Surely the Mad Max universe of daredevil drivers, omnipresent spikes, and jousting is no place that a child ought to be romping around in.

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But that’s just part of the magic in the world of Wasteland Weekend. Even if everything seems intense and aggressive, it’s all just for show. Even the operational games and activities are never used to hurt anyone. The festival is all about finding avenues to get your ya-ya’s out in a cathartic way that doesn’t actually harm people.


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