Okay, so this is the event that my camp (Space Island) organizes and pulls together each year.
After night falls on Wednesday night, we load the Space Wench with gear and set sail for the temple. Upon arrival, we drop a sound system on the dust and essentially "steal" the temple, switching on the power and transforming the Temple Of Hope into the Temple Of Breaks
. We then serve up some of the greatest DJ's in the world (in my opinion) and dance all through the night. As an added bonus, you'll be at the temple to watch what I'm willing to bet will be the most amazing sunrise you've ever seen. For those not familiar, the temple has historically been one of, if not the most beautiful and ornate structures on the playa. It also spends its days being a somber place of reflection and honoring the dead, before it gets burned on Sunday night. As an Irishman and a Space Pirate, I'm a firm believer in honoring the dead through celebrating life, and dancing the night away with friends just seems perfect to me.
As the event has evolved, it's grown to also become a sort of parade of art cars throughout the night (if you're an art car driver, please swing by). Through both word of mouth and people stumbling upon the Temple Of Breaks, it's become something to see in its own right. Last year, we had one of the best performance of the week from Miracle Gro (the giant 80 foot flower)
Good plan, eh? Well, with no Space Wench on the dust this year you can imagine that the plan was in jeopardy. Rumors that there would be no Temple Of Breaks started circulating over the last couple weeks. For Space Island and the Los Angeles Breakbeat Association, this event has always been a huge collaboration. We've been scrambling for the last couple weeks to try and find a way to make this all happen - while there are still some details to be worked out (specifically I'm still trying to get enough generators, so if you know of someone who's got a 3,000-5,000 watt generator they'd be willing to let us use on Wednesday night *please* let me know), all systems are go.
With the help and support of The Do Lab, Abundant Sugar, Mekka Oasis, The Purgatory Cruisers, Tucker, and of course LABA, I'm very proud to be able to say that not only will there be a Temple Of Breaks, but it will likely be our most amazing event to date. 20,000 watts of sound (or more), and amazing performances by some of the world's best. Plus an incredible parade of mutant vehicles. I'm intentionally not naming the DJ's on the lineup, I'll leave that to each individual performer to publicly talk about their involvement. Message me privately if you really want to know info about the lineup, but come to our soiree because this sounds like a great idea and a wonderful celebration.