Five fast facts on AfrikaBurn

2014-05-10 17:06

Once a year a bunch of crazy and creative people head off to the middle of nowhere (read: Tankwa Karoo) to participate in a celebration of art, gifting and self-expression.

This year's festival saw the likes of Tamara Dey, Isaac Klawansky of Shadowclub fame and  Jeannie D participate.

But for us who choose to stay behind,a week in the desert can sound a bit mysterious (what exactly does a person do for a whole week  in the middle of the Karoo?)

Here's 5 things that (we assume from picture evidence) went down at AfrikaBurn 2014.

1. There was a sh*t load of sand!


Well, that's kind of assumed but being the middle of the Karoo there's not that much to look or walk on besides the good old sand. Still, it makes for a scenic location, except when you caught in a sand storm!

2. It was cold... really cold!


Again, kind of assumed, but from what we've seen Afrikaburn was one cold place. So cold in fact that guests and attendees had to abandon their beanies for blankets to cover their ears!

How else would you explain Isaac's attempt to keep the cool night breeze of death out?

3.  There was a visit by flying creatures from another dimension!


On one of the days guests were apparently visited by a delegation from another dimension. These creatures came to share their creative inputs with attendees and even came dressed in their traditional black attire, coupled with steel wings and feathery magneto-like  headwear.

Jst joking, but Tamara actually looks quite cute, in an artsy way.

4. Attendees paid homage to the human race ... by building humans


When people got bored of crafting pottery and sharing poems, they decided to rant about how awesome humans are and "how we are totes the best species on earth" and "how cool would it be if we, like, had a door coming out of our belly buttons?". Eventually they got bored of these discussions and decided to build a huge structure of humans, just so all the random other species in the area knew we were there. Quick, everyone, get inside our tummy!

5. Antelope-Human Hybrids provided the evening entertainment.


When not creating giant structures of humans, guests of the festival were treated to a night-time dance spectacle by the local antelope population. The antelope looked a bit strange but who are we to judge when they danced so well and mesmerized guests with their glittzy moves.

OR... it was just Tamara and Isaac being all artsy and stuff.



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