Monthly Archives: September 2011

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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #8

THE SUNDAY SUNRISE Watching the sun come up at Burning Man is a long-standing tradition – amongst those who find themselves awake to do so. Until now, and despite three...
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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #7

THE TROJAN HORSE AND OUR RITE OF PASSAGE Not since the Oil Derrick in 2007 has a single piece of art on the Playa attracted so much attention. The Trojan...
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The Catskill 45s Ride Again

THE CATSKILL 45s PLAY THE BYRDCLIFFE BARN FOR FLOOD RELIEF SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH Historic arts organization, Byrdcliffe, in collaboration with The Catskill 45s, presents a dance party to benefit flood...
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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #6

OUR PLAYA MAKEOVERS You’ve probably seen the pictures. Topless people, bottomless people, naked people – and “totally decked out, dressed-to-the-nines in colourful boas, fake furs, ginormous boots, mad goggles, top...
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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #5

THE TEMPLE First-timers think Burning Man is about a burning man. I guess you can’t blame them. We thought that as well when we first attended in 2007. Then, after...
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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #4

THE KIDSVILLE POSTCARD Burning Man is a gifting culture. A participant culture. You’re meant to do something, bring something, somehow contribute something. This is not as easy as it sounds...
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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #3

THE LACK OF TICKET SALES AT THE GATE Many of us had been lulled into thinking that Burning Man would just keep growing year after year; many of us believed...
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BEST BURN EVER? REASON #2

THE WEATHER It was one of my favorite stickers ever: “Welcome to Burning Man, where nature makes a serious effort to kill you.” But in 2011, nature hung its hat...
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