Freestyle: Burning Man in pictures
BY ELIZABETH KIESZKOWSKI / email@example.com
The Man burned tonight, accompanied by a wild fireworks show, gusty winds and far-flung clouds of dust. This year, I feel a certain sense of relief — because I’m wiped out.
Burning Man is wonderful, but it’s also tough because you’re usually either dehydrated from the desert conditions, sore from biking and jumping on things, or sleep-deprived from trying to do it all. I need some sleep!
As I thought about my blog for today, I figured what people really want to know is, “What’s Burning Man like?” I’ve tried my best to describe the overall vibe, but tonight I’m going to share a group of photos I took after roaming camp in the afternoon. Hope you enjoy them!
A Burner portrait; many young Burning Man participants have this look of wide-eyed optimism.
“What Can You Change?” This art piece on the playa is one of my favorites for 2013.
My fave performance of Burning Man was by these two men, who bought ice then presented counter workers with a hilarious, charming song-and-dance to the tune of “Ice, Ice Baby.”
“Hollywoodland.” It’s an installation AND a hangout.
An interesting art car. What is it?
Love the Australians; so generous! I came across a group serving apple pancakes on Saturday morning. They were funny and sweet, and the pancakes were great.
As the sun set on the playa Saturday evening, people began to gather to witness the burning of The Man.
And check out the art!
Tiki Bar, what? Yes, these guys were making free drinks for all comers — as long as they had ID! — out on the playa as we waited for The Man to burn.
One last look at The Man for 2013; the structure burned on Saturday night. Here a Burning Man Ranger explains the safety perimeter as Burners begin to fill in around the sculpture.
The Burn. As far as I know, Daft Punk did not pummel Burning Man, but rumors about them circulated widely, inspiring the prank poster on this art car.
I’ll leave you with a last shot of The Man flaming out. It’s beautiful and inspiring to be in the presence of such dramatic action. Also, check out the dust on my camera lens!