Black Rock City
Gerlach, NV, California

We'd like to invite you and your friends to be a part of the Burning Dragon! In 2006 we are going to break the Guinness Worlds Record for the longest Chinese Festival Dragon! The current record is 1.89 miles, set at the great wall of China. We will attempt to break that record by connecting 530 twenty foot body sections together on the playa. Made From HULA HOOPS!Here's the easy part. Each section is made from HULA HOOPS - PVC SPRINKLER PIPE AND BED SHEETS... that's It! There are no special tools or expensive materials required. You can decorate it as much or as little as you want. The fiery and animated head will be created by Burning Man artist Jim Bowers, creator of the Eyes Of Gawd.So build as little as 10 feet or get your whole camp together - throw a dragon building party weekend - and build a 100 footer! Check Out The Website Take a look at our step by step online tutorial. Complete with photgraphs tips, tricks and a dash of Burning Man humor. Sign up to build the dragon and subscribe to our burningdragon yahoo groups chat list. The dragon is already over five football fields long and participants are throwing out new ideas and posting their own project snapshots.NO SPECTATORS! BE THE DRAGON!

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Added by jimbowers on April 27, 2006