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A Black Rock City Retrospective - 2006 to 2010
with notes on Burning Man 2011 - Rites of Passage

Sunset Views from Black Rock City – Sunday night

There is so much to do once back in the Default World, but I will take a few moments from the ‘joys’ of deplayafication to recharge my visual memories. And yours. Sunday was the last burn night, the night to … Continue reading

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Trojan Horse burns tonight

There is a huge Trojan Horse out on the Playa tonight.  Hundreds of toga clad citizens of Black Rock City manned the ropes, first moving it in small steps from the Esplanade out to the gates of Troy.  Then in … Continue reading

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Onplaya – Images from Burning Man 2011

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 … Continue reading

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Rolling on Home

Nearly time to roll, with about two hours of really beautiful desert to pass through to get Home. From my house, I drive about 1/2 mile to the Pyramid Lake Highway, then straight north. Within fifteen minutes I have passed … Continue reading

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Burning Man 2011 event day 1

It is enough today to be quietly at home doing the preparation for this last minute Burning Man. Finding all the stored boxes, restocking, pulling together enough food and water and ice. Preparation the first year is the most complex … Continue reading

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You are only a virgin once

Each year at Burning Man is different. Not only is the event ever changing, but we bring many things with us to the playa – enthusiasm, excitement and readiness, as well our personal issues. Some years seem better than others, … Continue reading

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ticket ticket who’s got their ticket

Getting a ticket for Burning Man 2011 has been a much less straightforward process than in previous years. First the initial day of sales was a monumental mess. Then in late July ticket sales were cut off.

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staying (too) connected – internet at burning man

It just seems to follow you everywhere, doesn’t it? And while I kind of like knowing that I can communicate if I really need to, there is something immensely freeing in how you live when your usual connectivity is severed. … Continue reading

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Burning Man 2010

Impressions of a specific year at Burning Man are bound to be intensely personal. Was a certain year the best ever or much less than that? How much of what one remembers as good, and as less so, is determined … Continue reading

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Dust on the Playa

In the buildup to Burning Man, there are things one anticipates with joy and others one does not. The certainty of dust storms is not high on the ‘joy list’. Worse is the certainty that some of those dust storms … Continue reading

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Black Rock City – Themes and City Structure

As a way of making each year unique, at the end of each year’s event the theme for the next year is announced. Having a concept gives the artists a creative focus, and starts them thinking about their next year’s … Continue reading

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The Art of Burning Man (part 1)

What is Burning Man is a question I hear often. After stumbling around looking for a way to gather the disparate threads into a simple answer, what I’ve settled on is that it is a counter-cultural art festival. That pretty … Continue reading

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truth is weirder than fiction

There is a list that gets emailed around every couple of years titled something like this: How To Enjoy The Burning Man Experience From The Comfort Of Your Own Home It contains far more truth than fantasy. ***Stack all your … Continue reading

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burning man 2011 not-this-year

added live from the playa, Sept 1, 2011 – well a girl is entitled to change her mind If you are looking for images from Burning Man 2011, try these: Sunset Views from BRC 2011 Onplaya – Images from Burning … Continue reading

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