Just Another Thursday Night in Leiden

This is how the locals spend their Thursday nights. No, really. They get dressed up in bondage gear, put on some thunderous techno and terrorize their neighbors with bizarre pyrotechnic displays on barges in the middle of otherwise calm canals.

You may suspect that this footage is really from the opening ceremony of this year’s 3 Oktober festival, which celebrates the city’s triumph over Spanish invaders century’s ago but you’re completely wrong. Nope, it’s just another Thursday night ’round these parts. Happens all the time.

Eat your heart out, Burning Man.

Click the jump for a few additional snapshots…

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