Our mission at The Dusty Rhino Camp is to bring people together through art, fire and electronic music, and to be the best mobile party on the planet!!! We provide enthusiastic participants with a unique interactive experience that alters their notions of what is possible. While people want to "take the ride," they listen to great DJ's and never question the impractical nature of a 29' Rhino that shoots fire from its horn. We hope to inspire more impractical creations that bring people together tightening our community and improving our society.
The Dusty Rhino was a mutant vehicle created in 2009 for Burning Man. The year's theme was evolution and we wanted to make an art piece that displayed the symbiotic relationship between organisms. "The Dusty Rhino" Art Car, combined with Oxpecker bird costumes for the dancers riding on top, was meant to illustrate how species depend on each other for survival and are not always in competition for resources. The Rhino protects and feeds the Oxpeckers, while the birds alert the rhino of impending danger.
The Dusty Rhino has been to the playa five times. Yet, although an expensive enterprise, we hope to transport burners around for many more years. Over the last couple of years the Rhino has gained quite a large fan base by participating in many San Francisco events such as Decompression, How Weird, Ghostship, Bada Bing Boom, and the Opulent Temple Massive.