Last time, we had just arrived at the salt flats, and were all set to enter the line to take us into the festival.
Here’s the turnoff to the festival, and the first of many generators you’ll see. These were invaluable for our night builds:
0.5 miles may not seem very far, but when you’re limited to 5mi/hr (to keep down the dust and to reduce damage to the playa), it can feel like a long way:
Along the way, we saw the first of many warnings:
And true to their word, there was indeed a complex (and poignant) sentence which (I think) represents some of the best aspirations of Burner culture:
And perhaps a commentary on why some people find the release offered by alcohol so difficult to deal with:
Under the heat of the afternoon sun, it perhaps felt like a ritual cleansing, the sauna before you sit and think deep thoughts before fully experiencing.
Or maybe it was just a mask of playa dust:
Yes, I know it’s multiple sentences.