Black Rock City

Burning Man budget

Burning Man is not about the money. Well, partially. While there, I hardly touched any. You can’t buy much there. It’s about gifting, giving and getting… a different kind of exchanges. The only thing you can actually buy there with your Dollars is coffee at the Center Camp, and ice blocks or cubes at the […]

Unloaded

We left Reno this morning for the final 219 miles back home. As Labor Day was over, the drive was smooth and quick and we arrived at the Bay at around 1 pm. Over at Tim&Tom’s Duboce apartment, we unloaded the U-haul quickly and stashed everything neatly into their garage, waiting for the cleaning on […]

Back to civilization

We got up at 3 something this morning and packed up our tents and loaded the rest of our stuff into the U-haul, and drove off the playa at around 4… All in order to avoid the mass exodus from Burning man that would inevitably clog the playa and the streets to Reno a few […]

Silence

I am so glad we stayed to see the temple burn. It was the perfect ending to a crazy week at Burning Man. We dressed up with our remaining clothes and rode out bikes over the playa. Well, I don’t really care to dress up anymore. I just made sure I had glow sticks on […]

Camp down

I woke up this morning, and Black Rock City is already disintegrating, vanishing. The burn of the Man is the highlight for many, and a lot o people leave after the burn. Sometimes right after, sometimes even before, in order to avoid the enormous traffic jam that builds u when several thousand vehicles try to […]

Burning

Finally, after the amazing performances of the fire art its (our group was from Portland, OR), they set the Man on fire. Big bang, big fireworks….! And some flames in the right leg and at the base of the left one… I knew about the fireworks, but had not expected them to be so big […]

Pre-burn white-out

We were getting ready early to walk over to the central playa to watch the man burn. We got there early and had front row ‘seats’ – in the dust. Until, well, the dust covered it all up. If I called yesterdays little wind a white-out, I stand corrected. this however, was the real thing. […]

Iced coffee and buntinis

Our last event at the Burn: our Lemon Bunt Cakes and Iced Coffee Sober Social. When everybody is already worn out by the partying, and is getting ready to burn the man this night, we’re serving something sober. Full success, the queue was practically around the block. I am always amazed to see people queuing up that […]

White-out

Just when I thought that the playa is really friendly, and not as hard as I thought, it shows its real face. Today the winds picked up, and we had some sort of a weak white-out. It actually fits my mood, I am tired and I need to slow down. I hardly get enough sleep […]

The night is alive

Just a few more pics from tonight. We went to the Speed Bump cars and had a little race against each other.   I also saw an amazing electric art installation, where you could play music, and it would translate it into electrical currents whose noises would create the song…. I’m not sure I can […]

I’m with the freaks

I’m with the freaks. And I mean that in the best possible sense of the word. I like and prefer a freak over a clone any time. Let me explain. There’s so many different people of all walks of life here in Burning man. It’s not only hippies and weirdo’s. It’s not only about Sex […]

Playa dust explained

First dusty day today! So far, my Burn has been pretty good. The weather was outright nice! Only the first two nights were cold, the others were warm, to a point where you could have worn shorts. There was little to no wind, so no huge sand storms, the dreaded white-out, when you can’t see the […]