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20 Responses to “BB Video: "Dance Dance Revolution. With Flamethrowers. Pointed At You."”

  1. avidd says:

    If you’re in Denmark this summer, DDI is going to be running at Smukfest.

    I wonder if there is any other installation anywhere that shoots fire at untrained participants?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I camped next to these guys at Burning man 2007. They were tons of fun, especially during the day when we sat outside and heckled passers-by. You wouldn’t think convincing people to jump a shoddily-constructed, structurally unsound ramp would be so hilarious.

    Pictorial evidence:
    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=ddi&w=26196924%40N00

  3. Micah says:

    Still completely awesome, though.

  4. GuidoDavid says:

    Estos tipos están quemados!
    (Slang for “these guys are crazy”).

  5. jamestgraham says:

    I think DDI should be renamed to DMD (Dance Motherfcker Dance). LOL

  6. Anonymous says:

    lol I was one of the first beta testers(I think that I might have been the first one shot in the face with flames), and did a little bit of fabrication work on it as well. I haven’t talked to any of those kids in years though . . . I should really hit them up, thanks boingboing!

  7. SFSlim says:

    @micah (7) and Xeni:

    Actually, you both misheard me. I didn’t say “debut”, but rather, “d’jibuu”, a Somali word meaning “beautiful disaster”.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Please tell me all the songs have to do with fire too!

  9. Xeni Jardin says:

    @micah, oh come on. We frequently revisit subjects we might have covered in a fleeting, quick blog post for the show. I don’t know if you realize this, but a hell of a lot more preparation, production, time, and person-hours go into producing a typical episode of Boing Boing Video than a fast blog post, like the one i did back in 2005 which you reference here. Video is different. We’re exploring the story in a different way, with — well, video, for chrissakes! And besides, is there some Supreme Internet Commandment I don’t know about that says you’re not allowed to post twice about something you find interesting within the span of 5 years?

  10. Bonnie says:

    I sure hope all the songs are about fire!

    Burnin’ Down the House
    Burning up for your love

  11. Anonymous says:

    I played right after you guys. It was fantastic.

    – Asheesh.

  12. nck wntrhltr says:

    Fun story! I heart Interpretive Arson. I got a few photos from that party – http://tinyurl.com/HTDTUP6-including Chicken John being shot by bottle rockets.

  13. CJ says:

    I got to do this the first year they had it at Burning Man… it was basically visible from my camp, and I watched them set it up, tweak it, get it working, and then I saw a few people survive “playing” DDI.

    So I tried it out.

    I kinda think the experience of getting shot in the face with gallons of flaming propane is like Mancow getting waterboarded… “Bah! It’s just a little water! It’s so easy!”

    But when you are standing there and get shot in the face, you kinda stop for a second. H.o.l.y.s.h.i.t.

    Of course, then you miss the NEXT cue from DDI, so you get flamed AGAIN almost instantly!

    Would I do it again?

    Oh yeah! I’d do it again in a millisecond!

  14. aj says:

    I did this in 2007. It was completely awesome.

    And Kristen is fabulous as well! (Hi if you’re reading this)

  15. Micah says:

    @xeni, like I said, it’s still completely awesome. I actually remember reading the original post and wanting to see some better video. But a little link back would be cool. And it’s particularly weird that Aaron Muszalski begins, “I’m here at the debut of Dance Dance Immolation, at How to Destroy the Universe Part 6.” The phrasing makes it sound like this is the original debut of DDI, not the first time it’s been at HTDTU (which is what I assume he actually meant).

    Keep up the good work. Fun police, over and out.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I guess DDI is officially going to Denmark for this event called Smukfest…

  17. Xeni Jardin says:

    @micah, Aaron was explaining that this was the first time DDI was presented at this particular annual event.

  18. edrabbit says:

    Interpretive Arson has a twitter account too: http://www.twitter.com/iarson @iarson

  19. Anonymous says:

    I saw them my first year at BM in 05; I thought of signing up for a try but in the end didn’t go through with it as I couldn’t commit to an appointment when I had no way of keeping time. I’ll never forget my first encounter while biking across the darkened playa, two silver figures, like moonwalkers dancing to techno and sudden bursts of flame.. will definitely remain one of those unforgettable moments..

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