Jonas Brother Latest Celeb to Ride Burning Man Wave

Nick Jonas’ latest video is South Beach meets Burning Man, in particular featuring hardcore Burner artist Yarrow Mazzetti’s much loved art cars the Lady Buggies.

Paparazzi site X17Online says:

We feel like the subtitle of Nick Jonas’ new music video could really be called “Nick Jonas Goes to Burning Man” — because that’s basically what it looks like is going on in “Chains (The Wynwood Walls Edition).”

Think you already saw a video for “Chains” back in July? You’d be right. The Jo Bro released a very brooding music video of the same song over the summer. We think the “Jealous” hit-maker wanted to release a wilder more vibrant visual offering for this legion of fans now that he’s a chart-topping star.

From the light-up bug cars (reminiscent of the Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade) to the painted ladies and dance parties — the vid is a carnival for the eyes. Check out the vid — we definitely prefer the first one. It’s so dark and moody — just the way we like our favorite Jonas! [Source: X17online]

He was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2009

He was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2009

No word on if the very Christian Jonas Brothers are Burners. Anyone spotted them on the Playa?

“I’ve had an incredibly intense journey with faith and religion and my own growth,” he went on.

“My belief in God is still very strong and important to me as a person and I think that’s all that should matter. I grew up in a church environment and still have love for the church.” [Source: demanjo]

South Park did the Jonas brothers pretty well…

We can add Nick’s new video to the Defaultification list, along with commercials for Taco Bell, Fiat, Acura, and all the others that choose to appropriate our culture for their marketing.

Like it or not, the “Burning Man look” has now become a mainstream fashion, and is seen as desirable by marketers to sell certain types of products. Which means all that Burner profile data is potentially very lucrative, too.

The Lady Buggies  and other Art Cars from the Overkill Movement have also been seen at Art Basel Miami, Electric Daisy Carnival, Lightning in a Bottle, Coachella, and many other events. They even provide a taxi service.

It’s great to see art cars out in Defaultia. Is this the future direction for Uber? Uber Mutant?

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When Hurricane Sandy took out power to Lower Manhattan, the Lady Buggies were one of the few things still glowing off

When Hurricane Sandy took out power to Lower Manhattan, the Lady Buggies were one of the few things still glowing off

Image: Peter Ruprecht

Image: Peter Ruprecht

3 comments on “Jonas Brother Latest Celeb to Ride Burning Man Wave

  1. Is it possible to order a Lady Buggy? Maybe it can even be delivered onto the playa. I think this is a great idea for people who don’t have the time or inclination to build an art car.

    I built an art car out of a golf cart one year and brought it out there. It was just a lot of hard work and took a ton of community effort and time that I could have used to watch old series of Masterchef on Primewire.

    I had to learn how to weld and cut steel and work with 36 volts without killing myself. What a pain that was. It’s so much better when this kind of thing can be manufactured for you so you have more time to sleep in.


    • It is definitely possible to rent them. It’s sort of like putting on someone else’s CD, right? You couldn’t be bothered making the music yourself, so you chose an artist that you like?


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