This was easily the best thing I saw last time I went to Glastonbury. No, not Django Django (who weren’t even playing) but the Wall of Death. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a Wall of Death is a huge wooden cylinder that lunatics race around on motorcycles at increasingly terrifying speeds and angles. Usually while sitting on the handlebars. However, the most mind-boggling thing about seeing it at a festival was the fact that health and safety officials even allow them to exist in Britian these days.
It turns out they’re even more popular in India. More than that, they’re bigger, more dangerous, and they don’t just drive motorbikes around them but actual cars too (with the drivers hanging out the window, naturally). This great video from Noisey is almost like a mini-documentary, set to one of the best tracks from Django Django’s self-titled album from last year. Centrifugal force has never sounded so good.