Everything I thought I knew about the Burning Man festival I learned from that Reno 911 episode. People get together to wear ridiculous costumes for a giant party in the desert where they use substances of questionable legality. But oh, was I wrong, oh, so wrong. Not about any of that stuff–I am pretty sure that pretty much sums up the whole thing–but rather about the part where they also have dinosaur fights in a Mad Max style Thunderdome!
We first came across this video at Gizmodo, and it shows two attendees of the festival dressed in those ridiculous T-Rex costumes (the ones that make doing even normal tasks 1000 times funnier) fighting by swinging clubs at one another while they themselves swing from overhead harnesses.
The video was posted by the YouTube channel Rare Norm TV, and if there is a greater 39-second video out there I’d like to see it. I mean, dinosaur fights are just the best, and that ‘s true even if you don’t pit them in a dome and swing them from the ceiling.
Remember how in Jurassic World, any time the characters were talking you wished they’d be eaten alive by an Indominus Rex, but when two dinosaurs started going at it it was the best thing ever? Exactly.
In fact, after watching this we are going to be very, very disappointed if the next movie in the franchise doesn’t steal this style of dinosaur fighting. Heck, just pit Chris Pratt versus a a swinging velociraptor for 90 minutes and call it Jurassic Thunderdome.
What dinosaur would be the favorite to win a fight like this? Swing into our comments below to tell us which prehistoric participant you’d back.
Image: Rare Norm TV