Blogs from Black Rock Desert, Nevada, United States, North America

Advertisement


Sedona, Arizina: img=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/JMds-8NuBu0/hqdefault.jpg?sqp=-oaymwEZCPYBEIoBSFXyq4qpAwsIARUAAIhCGAFwAQ==&rs=AOn4CLDvys0qR7tSUi03Tb9qkm6B_5uRIw 6:18 Sedona 3-2018... read more
20180317_140543
20180317_140553
20180317_140617

North America » United States » Nevada » Black Rock Desert » Burning Man September 5th 2012

Note: This article is written primarily for those who have never been to the Burning Man festival. If you have been, you do not need my advice, and it may not apply to you. In fact, if you're an experienced, hard core "Burner", you will probably disagree with much of what I have written. So, rather than getting irritated, maybe you shouldn't read this, and just enjoy the pictures. I knew Burning Man (from here on - BM) went mainstream when, after my last trip in 2007, I was sitting at the buffet table in the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas (we made the huge mistake of thinking Vegas was kind of close to BM, since both are in Nevada; 12 hours of driving the RV later, we found out Nevada was a big state) next ... read more
A fake capitalist "city" featuring "Bank of UnAmerica", "Goldman Sucks", "Merrill Lynched", etc.
Interactive art installation
Mississippi riverboat art car, made by a team from New Orleans

North America » United States » Nevada » Black Rock Desert September 3rd 2012

ok, this blog will be a little different. Burning Man doesn't lend itself readily to the normal ways of doing things. So, here's some random memories and thoughts about the week. Oh, for those that don't know "The Playa" refers to the type of dusty desert surface. It's pronounced like plier and not like player. Dust Vast numbers of mechanically crazy glowing gigantic art cars crusing the desert picking up randoms A shipwreck in the desert complete with pier and various weird ship paraphernalia (pickled squid?) Wrangler fish swimming around luring trippers with glowing ball bait Daily hunt for a tasty coffee (always free) Camping with Couch Surfers - most from Seattle, but plenty from worldwide More dust So much art out on the playa. We are still finding pictures online of things we didn't see. ... read more
A road full of Burners
In dust we trust...
Octopus!

North America » United States » Nevada » Black Rock Desert September 5th 2011

Today is, quite simply, the worst part of the entire Burning Man festival. Nearly everyone in Black Rock City, except those staying to remove everything, leaves today. County police limit the number of people who can leave at once to keep the road from Gerlach manageable (see ). Combining a limited exit rate with a large population creates a long wait to get out. Getting in may be bad, but getting out is much worse. The official name is Exodus. It’s appropriate, because it felt as testing as what Moses and his followers went through. Preparing for Exodus I got an early premonition of just how bad things would get when I woke up this morning. The desert itself looked better than ever, a plain of whi... read more
Exodus volunteer
Playa Sunset

North America » United States » Nevada » Black Rock Desert September 4th 2011

COPYRIGHT REMINDER All material on this web page, including photographs, is under copyright. Do not reuse without permission. To protect the non-commercial nature of the festival, the Burning Man organization does not allow commercial use of material from the festival without prior authorization (see the Burning Man website for details). COPYRIGHT REMINDER Today is the last day of Burning Man. I woke up pretty melancholy, because this amazing festival will soon be over. Looking down the street and seeing the absence of the man, the anchor point of Black Rock City, makes that plain enough. Center Camp For part of my last day, I wandered through the last major part of Black Rock City I haven’t seen, Center Camp. This cam... read more
Literal Art Car
Exsuscitare Trajectus
Face Forward

North America » United States » Nevada » Black Rock Desert September 3rd 2011

COPYRIGHT REMINDER All material on this web page, including photographs, is under copyright. Do not reuse without permission. To protect the non-commercial nature of the festival, the Burning Man organization does not allow commercial use of material from the festival without prior authorization (see the Burning Man website for details). COPYRIGHT REMINDER Today, I woke up in the early afternoon. That shade cover is worth every second of the assembly effort I needed. I’ve adapted to life in Black Rock City at this point. I quickly got another lesson on playa adaptability and planning. Remember the extra tape I bought as a repair tool? The pieces of the cover have big flaps due to the imprecision cutting with a camp knife (see ). The wind pushes those flaps, and the force ... read more
Heart of The City
Cupcake cars
Playa sunset

North America » United States » Nevada » Black Rock Desert September 2nd 2011

COPYRIGHT REMINDER All material on this web page, including photographs, is under copyright. Do not reuse without permission. To protect the non-commercial nature of the festival, the Burning Man organization does not allow commercial use of material from the festival without prior authorization (see the Burning Man website for details). COPYRIGHT REMINDER Today is my birthday. For better or worse, my age now has a zero on the end again. Ironically, Burning Man is one of the few places on earth where such a thing has little meaning. Most of the rest of the United States treats it as a major rite of passage. People consider birthdays like this as a time to reflect, and then get really depressed when reality doesn’t match up with dreams set a decade or two ago. Burners, by contrast, believe ... read more
Temple of Transition
Inside the Temple
Earth Harp

North America » United States » Nevada » Black Rock Desert September 1st 2011

COPYRIGHT REMINDER All material on this web page, including photographs, is under copyright. Do not reuse without permission. To protect the non-commercial nature of the festival, the Burning Man organization does not allow commercial use of material from the festival without prior authorization (see the Burning Man website for details). COPYRIGHT REMINDER Life at Burning Man Burning Man is a very different place to anything else I have seen so far. The festival creates its own world with norms that are very different to the default world outside. For those who embrace it fully, those alternative norms based on the principles are the entire point. I experienced Black Rock City as a set of flowing feelings and sensations more than speci... read more
Mama Nola
Constellation of One
Disco Fish

North America » United States » Nevada » Black Rock Desert August 31st 2011

COPYRIGHT REMINDER All material on this web page, including photographs, is under copyright. Do not reuse without permission. To protect the non-commercial nature of the festival, the Burning Man organization does not allow commercial use of material from the festival without prior authorization (see the Burning Man website for details). COPYRIGHT REMINDER Final Burning Man Preparation Today, I planned to get to Black Rock City. Unfortunately, I still had a long list of chores first. The first thing I had to do was separate out my stuff. Black Rock City is so dusty that the only way to protect things is to seal them in plastic bags for the duration of the festival. Everything I bought over the last few days will be used at the festival, but not everything I used on the trip before ... read more

North America » United States » Nevada » Black Rock Desert » Burning Man September 7th 2010

Burn Baby Burn I just finished an epic journey into the high, dusty Black Rock desert of Nevada to be a part of the the most amazing festival in the world. I'm talking Burning Man 2010 - Metropolis. Over 50,000 people and 10,000 RVs made the annual pilgrimage to the playa - the largest dry lake bed in North America that no one would want to live in for more than a few days. The playa could be considered one of the largest beach parties in the world but there isn't any water and the sand is replaced by fine clay silt - dust - that blows up into huge cyclones and blinding storms. What is amazing about the event is the absurdity of it. Out in the middle of the perfectly flat desert that stretches ... read more
Stilt Bar
Entrance to the Playa
Shaggy Bike




Tot: 0.55s; Tpl: 0.012s; cc: 23; qc: 96; dbt: 0.0389s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.6mb