Help Fuel the Dancetronauts

Dancetronauts are running an Indiegogo campaign to help them purchase the fuel and propane needed to bring the popular Strip Ship out to the Playa. There are 11 days left to go in the campaign, and they’re asking Burners to please give anything they can. For $20 they’ll send you their new album. Giving more will put you in the draw to win 1 of 50 tickets to Burning Man that they have available to their lucky fans.

Danctronaut’s Deep Space Embrace party will feature more than 60 art cars.

From Indiegogo:

dancetronauts strip shipDancetronauts are reaching out to our friends & fans. Need fuel to make Burning Man ’14 a reality.  Music

How You Can Make Having The Dancetronaut Art Cars At Burning Man 2014 A Reality?

To all our beloved Dancetronauts Friends, Fans & Family. The Burning Man festival is upon us once again… and we are so close to ensuring our presence there this year. However, we are falling short in just a couple areas that would have The Dancetronauts Strip Ship & Bass Station rocking the playa like you all know and love:

  • dancetronauts elevatedDiesel fuel to get the art cars there and back safely.
  • Sufficient filled propane tanks to run Fire FX.
  • Diesel fuel to run our generators.

It’s really that simple. But has come down to the fact the funds for these few items just aren’t in place as of yet to allow us to move forward with being there in full. 

What We Need & What You Get:

Since Dancetronauts conception, the project has been fully funded internally. We have poured countless hours and dollars into creating the most incredible productions for you all… but right now our time is running short. Either we reach the goal necessary… or we simply won’t be able to bring out and operate our art cars for your enjoyment this year at Burning Man.

Yet we are confident and full of positivity that with the huge network of supporters, friends, and fans both in our social media and outside of that, reaching this goal can be an easy achievement, so long as everyone does at least a small part. 

  • We have created a few unique perks for those that can & would like to help more.
  • We have carefully tallied the costs and your donations solely go to the fuel costs needed. (On avg. we burn about $500 a night just in propane for Fire FX to put things a little more in perspective for you. Add a Diesel Generator and a Diesel Truck “The Strip Ship – one of the most fun ways to cruise the playa & view The Burn from the highest vantage point.” you can see how quickly these costs are driven up.

The Impact of your donations:

dancetronauts trailer dj boothQuite simply… they will make or break Dancetronauts being at Burning Man and being able to perform for you this year. For the last 4 years Dancetronauts have been voted one of the best parties on the playa by BRC. Anyone who has experienced a Dancetronauts party or seen us set up and throwing down on the playa… we are confident you can attest to that.

We have been hit up by an enormous amount of world renowned Producers and DJs… all requesting to perform for YOU ALL at The Burn off our famous Bass Station. This years potential line-up may or may not include and is not limited to:

• Darth & Vader • Peep This (Peep’n Tom & Tyco) • Tek Freaks • Miss DVS • DJ Dan • Revolvr • Genisis • Well Groomed • Alex Mind • Sex Pixels • Peodepitte • Brett Rubin • Philthy Phil • Trav Nasty • EJ tha DJ • Skrillex • Diplo • Felguk • Chainsmokers performing “Selfie” live • ((and don’t forgot of course…. DAFT PUNK…. at the trash fence!!!)) etc. etc. etc. 

Risks & Challenges:

We are obviously on a time crunch. Time is critical right now as the days are rapidly ticking down til Burning Man. Now is the time to act. The sooner your donations are received, the sooner we can make the plans to budget and obtain the fuel necessary. 

… anything is appreciated. Especially your help in spreading the word and furthering this campaign.

The soon to be released album “Cleared For Transmission”, slated for the end of September, is going to be chalk full of original productions by Philthy Phil and other Dancetronauts producers & DJs. This full album is valued at $20 and will be yours PRIOR to Burning Man, including an unreleased exclusive track for our donaters only, that will not be available on the final release. Just our added little way of saying THANK YOU for stepping up. We are truly grateful and will look forward to partying with you ON THE PLAYA. 

PLEASE: Aside from your donations, take action and further the cause by showing your support and posting this campaign anywhere you can on your social media sites. 

Use the Indiegogo share tools! Easily made available to you straight out of our campaign. 


Thank You Thank You Thank You. 





6 comments on “Help Fuel the Dancetronauts

  1. Yes, hydrogen is cleaner than propane, BUT the flame is nearly invisible, what you mostly “see” is steam and a very very pale blue flame. Hydrogen is capricious as it interacts at molecular level with almost anything especially metals, so it’s very dangerous which is why they have not solve the hydrogen power cell problem. AND electrolysis is costly – inefficient, as the energy requirement are greater than the return. You would have to install a huge PV array and run it a long time to generate the liters of hydrogen needed for one burn let alone a week of burns. I won’t get into the math ratios of hydrogen to propane requirements, but this is a fact easily found on the web: “electrolysis of water requires a minimum of 237.13 kJ of electrical energy input to dissociate each mole. Each mole of water gives you 2 grams of Hydrogen.” Now that would be a lot of PV energy to make say 80 to 100 liters of hydrogen, and pressurized storage would be tricky, too. Both have their place, but for pyro effects propane is the best. A final note, propane is not that environmentally unclean. Propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act, and the 1992 National Energy Policy, but that’s just politics, right. Go Green, burn transparent. Nawh, I like big flames.

    • All good facts, but depends on if you are satisfied with the existing technology, or take this as a challenge. Would be nice to see money used to push the envelope – a PV hydrogen demonstration project. Get some attention for doing something productive instead of a bunch of hippies showing they have the cash to toast the planet… Ooops, said that already, but at least is was a year ago.

      I guess I just expect more from humanity. My mistake. Fraak your Burn(ing Planet).

  2. Seriously? I saw that dance bus at last year’s Burn. You’ve got to have some serious cash to build that thing and stock it. And now they want to mooch off of the rest of us? The hell is this, rich people mooching off the less well off? Screw that. Some of us actually saved our money for several years just to go to Burning Man, which is what I did. They talk about radical self reliance. Well, Dancetronauts should learn some.

    Pack of idiot rich freeloaders.

  3. Contributing to the GHG load and climate change for better art! Too bad someone is not looking for a way to get more light from less propane, instead of how to pay for more propane. Anyone see the irony of a bunch of hippies chipping in on the cost to toast the planet?

    …Oh, and the answer to your question is: hydrogen. You can get it from electrolysis of water, and when you burn it …all you get is water.

    You know what would be cool? PV arrays in the desert to power the electrolysis cells to generate the hydrogen for the flame effects. But the critical flaw: no profit for the BOrg. Just hope they are not putting their capital in buying land on Tuvalu.

    • that WOULD be cool. Has anyone done Burning Man scale flame effects with hydrogen before? I’ve seen some giant Tesla coils out there, which presumably could be done with solar PV.

      • Dang-it, sorry about the off-topic rant… I could have said, hydrogen sucks, and gotten back to the art car funding. Yes, I agree takes funds and lots of them to do exotic anything. Too bad I am a year late finding this thread… *cough*

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