September 7th, 2004

the wizard.
  • mrfang

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I recorded some aerial footage with my wireless pinhole camera attached to an RC plane, thanks to Will at the Aerodrome. The quality isn't great, but here are a couple of images taken from Saturday's video:



As this was my first burn, I was unaware of the Burning Man depression. I miss my tribe. I miss morning meals and falling asleep in the dome in piles of bodies, huddling together for warmth and the sheer joy of human contact. I miss my bicycle (Los Angeles is huge and cannot be navigated successfully on a bike). I got home last night and everything was so startling: so big, so clean, so unncessary. There is so much negativity out here, and meanwhile I have been transformed. On the way home, I wanted to stop at every broken down car and ask if the occupants needed help. On my trip back, I had to remind myself that I couldn't just pee on a dusty patch of land, swim naked in Mono Lake, or change my playa-covered clothes in the parking lot of a diner in Bishop. I smiled in glee at what I thought was an art car on the 170 freeway, before I realized it was just a pizza delivery car with a large sign on the roof.

I am going through bad culture shock on a world I have belonged to all my life. I guess I never realized how lonely it was out here, how bland and colorless by comparison. Hugs and kisses to anyone going through the same thing, or to those that have never been to Burning Man but have suspected that the default world isn't the only answer.
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  • hjem

Boundaries at the Burn

(x-posted to my journal)

My intention for this year's Burn was to push some boundaries. I did pretty well in terms of that, I think. I did some smooching I wouldn't have normally done, I rode in Critical Tits, I let some people take photos of me. I did plaster casting of some body parts I wouldn't normally have on display for just everyone, then walked home topless. Sometimes you have to push a little further than you really want the boundary so it will relax back and still be further than when you started. At least, that's the theory I was operating under.

Sometimes, though, you push too far, too fast. As much as you try to control your uncomfortable-ness, as much as you try to stay grounded and clear headed, things go wrong.

Which is how I ended up completely passing out...

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    amused amused
my lips
  • aryx

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One of the things I'd like to do is take pictures of everything I see out on the Playa. Unfortunately, that's never the case.
I did not take nearly the number of pictures as I'd wanted. The ones I did take were mainly in Center Camp and near my home camp, with a few exceptions.

So, here are a few pictures from this year's event:
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  • batosai

virgin burner no more

so i saw my first playa event
can't really say i saw the man burn as i had to leave early
but next year i plan to stay for the whole time

just wanted to say hello to everyone
the name is DanWill
or else i was give the playa name of Stitch

to all i met, it was a grand pleasure
to all i missed, looking forward to an encounter at future times

take care all
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