Inside Mad Max inspired post-apocalyptic festival full of fishnets and leather

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Would you be able to survive in a post apocalyptic world?

While the thought of it is enough to make many shudder, there are some that are desperate to give it a go.

Wasteland Weekend, a festival inspired by the Mad Max film series, aims to mimic dystopian society.

For $210 (around £170), attendees pay to spend the weekend in the Californian desert.

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Last weekend, 4,000 revellers descended on the 18+ event.

They gathered in the Mojava Desert, near a defunct Nevada nuclear test site that was used during the Cold War.

Wasteland Weekend insists that guests stick to a post-apocalyptic dress code.

And apparently, this meant torn fishnets, leather undies and tatty cotton clothing.

To purchase from stalls, attendees “barter” for goods with themed bottle caps.

Wasteland Weekend festival-goers had the option to cruise around in Mad Max-style vehicles.

Alternatively, they could battle it out in the Death Guild Thunderdome.

In this arena, revellers charge at one another with replica weapons and padded paddles.

Unlike a real dystopian environment, the setting has plenty of facilities and entertainment.

DJs are on hand to keep guests entertained all weekend.

As well as this, fire performances and live bands ensure a lively atmosphere.

Guests who want to try their luck can head down to Wasteland Weekend’s Casino.

Instead of gambling with money, they then use bottle caps as currency.

Photoshoots, hunting games and combat exhibitions are other activities that took place at the event.

And by the looks of the pictures, everyone had a great time.

Wasteland Weekend has been running since 2010.

Festival organisers launched the event after being inspired by the Mad Max franchise.

One of the founders, Jared Butler spoke to Mojave Desert News about why the idea has been such a success.

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He said: “We have a broad demographic in terms of ages, backgrounds and interests.

"People are drawn to the event for many different reasons and we didn’t want to set the barrier to entry so high that they couldn’t attend.

“If they only want a little bit of immersive, they can stay in the camp area.

"For the fully immersive experience there is still the city behind the gates…

“It’s not about making everything look great, it’s about the experience we can give to the attendee.

“When you’re out there and everything looks different, you do get this sense of escape, that’s one of the things people gravitate to about the event.”

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