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Burning the Man

This was posted eight years ago when I was 25 years old. Hopefully I have matured since then!

Posted at age 25.
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Saturday night around 9:30 is the big burn of The Man, the giant structure in the middle of Black Rock City.

I’m going to let the photos do the talking for this entry… enjoy!

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Bureau of Land Management rangers gather in force ahead of The Man burn

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Most of Big Girtha camp!

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We finally got the dance dome set up on the last night…

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The camp has already fractured into a bunch of small groups, as it is pretty hard to stay organized out on the playa

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Heading to The Man for the big burn!

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Fire poi is a popular performance art in the desert

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Lights everywhere! I love it!

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Tons of people await the burning of The Man

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The beginning of the burn

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And The Man himself is set ablaze

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Can The Man survive this?!

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Well, now he is certainly screwed…

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The UFO begins to fall apart

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It won’t be long now…

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The Man is nearly burned to the ground

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No more man

Entries in this series:

  1. The journey to Burning Man
  2. Lazy days of building mind, body and soul
  3. Radical self expression takes hold
  4. Burning the Man
  5. The ultimate burn