Description: 3 WORDS: NUDE DANCING PYROMANIACS! WARNING--YOUR FAITH IN THE SUPERIOR INTELLIGENCE OF HUMANKIND MAY BE SQUELCHED AFTER VIEWING ; NX LS high flames around altar of some kind w/ pillar jutting out from center. 'Daughters of Ishtar' dance all around (VAR) ; NX p-out from MS of firey altar to WS of it w/ other fire in distant BG. Z-in on FS other fire, many silhouettes dancing in front ; NX MS base of first altar, seems like steps leading to altar are ablaze. pan-l to dancing women holding flaming torches, some men ; NX LS small fire, painted man w/ wings on head runs over. Say what you will about the spectacle...it isn't choreographed that good ; NX WS dancers twirling torches around in front of big fire. Tilt-u to CU of top of pillar, which now has flame shooting out of it ; NX Tilt-d to FS 'King & Queen' enter on chauffeured tricycle. Pan-l to WS 'Daughters' bowing & genuflecting to these guys ; NX Tilt-up to top of flaming pillar & p-out to WS of spectacle. LS couple of guys on stilts playing w/ flaming torches ; NX p-out to WS people bowing in front of big fire, w/ tilt-u to flaming pillar & tilt-d to see some lady twirling around like idiot ; NX pan-l across silhouettes in FG to MS big fire. WS people rising & 'woop-wooping' like Indians in a 1930's Western serial ; NX MS cameraman on sidelines filming event, looking appropriately bored. Pan-l across WS crowd to LS nuts dancing amateurishly ; NX WS all dancers grouped together (dark). Have I mentioned that these people are mostly nude? I've been to a nightclub like this ; NX MS couple of people walking in front of camera towards dancing circle to join in, guy w/ camcorder passes in FG ; NX FS burning altar w/ pillar. Pan-l from FS nude dancing lady across mostly white crowd (?) getting way too into it ; NX pan-l from MS naked man w/ video camera to line of dancing nude women & casually-dressed man w/ moustache walking by smiling ; NX MS naked guy w/ videocamera, walks past wiry nude dancers & painted black guy to FS guy w/ horns drinking fuel & breathing fire ; NX FS torch/pillar & fire w/ z-into CU burning steps leading up to it & tilt-u pillar to CU flame shooting out of top ; NX MS Burning Man 'Band' (2 guys--one blowing Alpine horn, & one who looks like Dreyfuss in Krippendorf's Tribe banging drum ; NX FS woman dancing in front of big fire w/ pan-l to more nude people (one wearing mask that looks strangely like Kermit the Frog) ; NX Better-lit WS nude people dancing (just another night on the Kennedy Compound). pan-r past FS nude man w/ NO PENIS (I swear!) ; NX MS B.M. organizer w/ some guy who doesn't want to be filmed (I wouldn't either if I were there). VAR shots dancing weirdos ; NX LS B.M. organizer w/ z-in to MS. FS procession of nudes passing led by glittery queen chanting 'Aka-ishka' ('We are nutballs') ; NX LS burning altar, woman on stilts walks by. FS girl on stilts doing interpretive dance w/ guy w/ blue face & red Bozo hair ; NX MS guy in audience looks dumbfounded ('I payed 50 bucks to see THIS?'). MS 'Goat Man'sticks fire stick in guy's mouth, put out ; NX VAR fire & dancing nude people. I bet these people are all CPA's & day-care workers in the real world. Maybe some politicians ; NX MS Japanese lady on stilts walks by. WS crowd chanting 'Aka-ishka'. WS couple of dancers slow-dancing w/ torches ; NX FS painted nude girl w/torches screaming like banshee, meets painted nude guy who also screams like banshee (HE has penis) ; NX MS burning altar & circle of fire in front w/ p-in on burning altar ; NX Pan across audience, man enters in ECU, spits water on lens, says 'Fuck you & your camera', then runs off. Sigh. ; LS burning altar w/ dancing people holding torches, cameraman pissed-off about camera being wet ; Typical of most Vegas shows: all production value, but no style or substance ;
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