Burning Man

Author: Denise Masino
October 13, 2008

Denise’s post Burning Man partyburningmn_5824.jpgSexy Burning womanSexy Fire dancershot dancers Saturday night I went to a friends party and had the pleasure of meeting some great people who recently returned from Burning Man, an annual event held in the Nevada Black Rock desert. The pictures I included here are a couple of shots of the fantastic fire dancers who performed at the party. Having never been to Burning Man myself, I was very interested in learning about this unique, 1 week get away that included the pilgrimage of almost 50,000 people from all walks of life. Imagine a community of 50,000 artists, doctors, nurses, plumbers, teachers, mothers, fathers, brother, sisters and everyone in between, coming together to build a community in one of the harshest ecosystems imaginable to man. All of it set up, maintained and then cleaned up in such a manner, that all of its participants leave not a trace of their week long existence. You have to wonder, if that is even possible? The event is described as an experiment in community, self-expression and self-reliance, where at the end of a week of creating, building, sharing, helping, learning from and living with others, a constructed wooden man is burned in effigy. I’m not doing this event justice in this description because even as a passive listener to stories about what people got out of their Burning Man experiance I was left with a burning curiousity. Burning Woman at Burning Man 09?

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