September 11, 2007
Burning Man: Part 1: The Art; Part 2: The Art on Fire
For those of you that think Burning Man is just a bunch of drugged-out, naked hippies riding bikes in the desert... Well, you're right. But, they are a minor factor of what I now know to be an extremely misunderstood event. Check out these shots taken by a friend of a friend to get a better idea of what the event is all about:
Burning Man 2007 Photos
The idea that some people spend a year conceptualizing, sketching and then building interactive sculptures for Burning Man, to be enjoyed for a maximum of 7 days (if that), before their work is exploded into ashes, is beyond me. The idea of it is too crazy for me to even wrap my brain around, in fact. But, I'm so glad that so many people consider it to be a worthy endeavor because the art is what really makes the event. The art and a lot of fucking FIRE.
Oh, and the Pancake Playhouse was pretty rad, too.