Recently, BunnyRabbit2 and myself made a trip to the excellent Download Festival located at the spiritual home of rock music in England - Donington Park.
Much fun was had, vast amounts of beers were consumed and of course, many bands that were made of WIN were watched. There was also an attempt at a video game related podcast, but with being surrounded with large numbers of fairly inebriated people, it soon degenerated into complete anarchy.
Anyway, BunnyRabbit2, (possibly inspired by Suff0cat's recent exposure on WWE) decided to have a crack at constructing a Dtoid helmet. This did however, present a problem – we were stuck in a sea of tents and drunk people with little construction resources.
Using only my empty crate of beer, part of a cardboard cup holder, some black tape, some twine and a pair of scissors, the helmet was constructed. The finished helmet looked a little empty so random Dtoid quotes (many of which are lifted from IRC quotes) were drawn on around the helmet.
Now although the final product may not have been the greatest design achievement in the world, credit must be given given the lack of materials and tools, not to mention the nasty sunburn we both had.
Still you can judge for yourselves how good (or bad) said helmet is with the following pictures:
There are some higher res versions located here
Note from BunnyRabbit2
I apologize if anybody at Download Festival took me to be representing Dtoid rather than a fan of it. Also, I
apologize for the poor effort helmet I made. I only had those materials to hand
First up is the hat, just after it was constructed
DToid web address
Best DToid Hat Evar watching the excellent In Flames
It's Over Nine Thousaaaaaaand! - The hat gave some sheilding from the sun though it was probably very hot in there.
Moar DToid related comments
The least most interesting side - the top. But if Niero does happen to see this and it offends him, we are VERY
BR2 playing a recent build of EA's Facebreaker. I think the hat may have given him some super games playing skills given he could not be beaten with the hat on.
The hat chilling out back at the campsite, whilst we had several beers and tried to do a podcast.
This last unrelated picture is of Antero Manninen, one of the on/off touring members of Finnish cello-metal band Apocalyptica. This man did not move in 45 minutes or so and barely changed his facial expression. He is one of the coolest men alive, being beaten only by a select few.
So there you go - DToid's invasion of the Download Festival. Hopefully next year, we'll think about this before we leave and construct something better. read