Django Django (apparently, the D is silent...) are a British rock group based in London, reports Wikipedia. Why do we care? One of their recent music videos is a mesmerizing look at the infamous Well of Death performance in Allahabad, India, and while the band itself never seems to make an appearance, a whole score of interesting daredevils more than makes up for that omission.

The Well of Death, in case you're not aware, is a bowl-shaped structure made from wood that stands about 25 feet high and 30 feet in diameter, inside which motorcyclists cavort with the drivers of miniature automobiles at death-defying speeds sufficient enough that centrifugal force keeps them from falling. Sound insane? Yep, that about sums it up.

Usually, spectators have to stand atop the spiral of death to get a glimpse at the action. Fortunately for you, a crew from Noisey captured it all on video for Django Django, so perhaps you should just scroll down below to see for yourself.


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      seansverige
      • 2 Years Ago
      WTF is a wEll of death?? A well is an excavation, this is a structure - so surely it's a wAll of death? Not only more logical but sounds more impressive, or is this another one of those UK / US divides.... (we're right of course ;-P)
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      GO FIAT UNO!
      T1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Come on. Its not really that dangerous. Wait until they televise XGames over there. LOL
      AudiA4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that remembers these "bike cages" from local/state fairs from the early 1970's across the U.S.?
        rex
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AudiA4
        No, we had them here at the rodeos for years...into the 80s I do think. Not that big a deal...
      MVM
      • 2 Years Ago
      And great music, too!
      XJ Yamaha
      • 2 Years Ago
      Impressive stuff, but I have no clue why this is glorified to a "hero" type status....
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