Burning Man can really wear you out with the early mornings, late nights, dust and heat, and with soooo much to do. So it is not such a bad thing to shave a couple of days off at the beginning so you are able to last til the end.
I finally pulled into Black Rock City early on Wednesday morning, Event Day 3. Though the playa looked fairly clear, there was wind and dust at the Greeters station.
After setting up camp, it was time to check out the daytime playa.
The place was rocking, full of theme camps and art cars and bicycles and costumes. Feeling right at Home.
The main playa was pretty much dusted throughout the day.
The Man is barely visible n the dust, framed by this sculpture.
Then just after sunset the wind died and gave us a sparkling clear night.
Aurora has aerialists performing, but we barely missed the show.
The Billion Jelly Bloom was a stunning bit of performance art.
And The Man this year is really quite special.
What a perfect first day at Burning Man 2011.