Passing on the word about a project a group of mostly-Sac burners is doing:
The Burning Tribe Presents
Be A Part Of The Two Mile Dragon!
In 2006 The Burning Tribe (Eyes of Gawd) will be returning to the playa with an ambitious project. We would like to invite you to join us in this endeavor. The Year of Hope and Fear. We HOPE you will join us and be a part of the worlds longest Chinese Festival Dragon.
The Burning Dragon
First a bit of cultural history, Chinese people believe the Dragon is mascot and the embodiment of power, dignity, luck, strength and success. The Chinese Dragon is often seen as the symbol of divine protection and vigilance. It is regarded as the supreme being amongst all creatures.
It has the ability to live in the seas, fly up to the heavens and coil up in the land in the form of mountains. Being the divine mythical animal, the Dragon can ward off wandering evil spirits, protect the innocent and bestow safety to all that hold this emblem. The Chinese Dragon is looked upon as the ultimate symbol of good fortune.
This year we’ve registered with the Guinness Book Of World Records to create the worlds longest Chinese festival dragon. The previous record is 1.65 miles at the Great Wall of China, so we're going for two miles! We'll build the flaming head and tail section in Colfax Ca., and then participants and burners everywhere are invited to participate by building the body sections.
Check out our website at www.burningtribe.com for details and sign up to create a 10 foot section (or 2 sections, or 10!) Get your whole camp involved! This is your chance to participate in large scale playa art.
Our primary goal is to get 530 people to bring two very simple 10 foot sections... If we can do that - we're over 2 miles. If we don't hit the mark, we'll have a hell of a lot of fun with our "3/4 mile long" dragon performing “hit and runs” all over BRC. ... Then, we'll try again in 2007.. with the momentum already established...
The key is SIMPLICITY. The only materials “required” to create one 10' section is, 3 standard hula hoops, bed sheets (or muslin) and cheap pvc sprinkler pipe.... that's it. Of course we will encourage (and reward) creativity and added décor.
We WILL bring the Burning Dragon to life on the playa this year! Join us! Sign up today and be part of something ambitious, fun and exciting!
Where: Burning Man Festival - Gerlach Nevada
Record Attempt: Thursday August 31'st - 2pm - Meet at the Man
Click here for more information! www.burningtribe.com
If you have any questions please direct them to
Jim Bowers: jimbowers at foothill dot net
Barb Mclean: lyingbare at hotmail dot com