So glad you got to volunteer with Arctica! That's such a fun way to participate.
Sorry about the dude running into the fire. It happens sometimes. In a city of 70,000 people, you get all kinds.
My favorite way to watch the Man burn is from far away, sitting on top of some sort of structure, way out on the outskirts of the city. I've been close to it enough times, that I like to see it "in context" with the rest of the event and city all spread out around it.
Glad you had a good time. I hope it was a good experience...