THE BURNING BLOG: Blown Out


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Burning Man: The Man Burns (read all Burning Blog posts here) OUTSIDE BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada – In a fitting end to what was another spectacular—but ultimately frustrating and troubling—Burning Man festival, nearly all my equipment fell under the grit of a several-hour dust storm Saturday, and I watched my wi-fi connection pull away Sunday morning. Cameras and laptops need compressed ...   More
 
Monday, September 1, 2008 Brad McCray

The Burning Blog: Twanked


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Burning Man Day 7 & 8 (read all Burning Blog posts here) Note: Brad McCray was unable to file a Burning Blog on Friday because of technical issues. Did he mention he's in the middle of the desert? BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada – I knew the words didn't sound right to my ears, but I couldn't get my mouth to work. “I've been twanked,” I kept repeating, but my voice was ...   More
 
Saturday, August 30, 2008 Brad McCray

THE BURNING BLOG: Here's Rum in Your Eye


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Burning Man Day 6 (read all Burning Blog posts here) BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada – If you find an unmarked bottle of clear liquid at Burning Man, you: A) Leave it alone, it could be anything. B) Smell it. C) Pour it into your eyes. Apparently the answer is C, according to my campmate Turtle, a career military paramedic. He needed to wash out the sting of sweaty suntan lotion, but, ...   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2008 Brad McCray

THE BURNING BLOG: More Men Without Pants


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Day Five at Burning Man (read all Burning Blog posts here) BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada – A Burning Man Haiku Searing sun beats down Saline dripping from my nose A guy without pants —Ashland's Michael Kerr The thing most people love about Burning Man is the people. Nowhere on earth is there a more concentrated burst of raw creativity. And nearly every endeavor is undertaken ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Brad McCray

THE BURNING BLOG: Bad Men, Bikes and Boners


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Day Four of Burning Man (read all Burning Blog posts here) BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada — The Mexican Wrestling guy contorted his head and a voice came down from the sky. “I know where I can get a drink,” the voice said. Everyone in the group began looking at each other quizzically. “I'm serious,” the voice asserted. The words sounded like they had been spoken ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Brad McCray

THE BURNING BLOG: Bad Fashion, Bad Music, Bad Names


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Day Three from Burning Man (read all Burning Blog posts here) BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada – The thunderous heartbeat of a thousand speakers mingled with incessant horns minutes after midnight Monday morning as burners, some of whom endured more than a three-hour wait, entered the gates. Early in the evening, many of the theme camp builders assembled for dinner at The Pancake Playhouse. More ...   More
 
Monday, August 25, 2008 Brad McCray

THE BURNING BLOG: Dust and Drugs in the Desert


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Day Two of Burning Man (read all Burning Blog posts here) BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada – I am not dusty. There is a war being waged upon the surface of my skin. The dust that landed first has taken a defensive stance against late-arriving dust that seeks to jump the claim. I am fine with that. I have made peace with the first wave of dusty invaders and understand that they will occupy my skin ...   More
 
Sunday, August 24, 2008 Brad McCray

THE BURNING BLOG: Home Again


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Editor's Note: Throughout this coming week, Brad McCray will be providing WWire dispatches from Burning Man 2008 (as long as the techno gods cooperate). Set your bookmark here to read all the updates. Here's his first post: DESTINATION: BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada - Some of my friends hate it when I talk about Burning Man. That's all you ever talk about, they say while reminding me of some weird ...   More
 
Saturday, August 23, 2008 Brad McCray

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