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elizabeth  ·  441 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 6, 2017

What a week!

Went to burning man and met up with BLOB_CASTLE briefly ( got caught up during the week but I tried to find you again Saturday/Sunday. Didn't take a picture but I did leave a Hubski sticker on the sign at the dump).

Won a luxury hotel tent with room service at one of the camps - best night ever. Room service literally brought us ANYTHING we requested.

Got some instant street cred by name-dropping goobster at my arctica volunteering shifts. The mayor and Brad are some cool dudes.

And met some dude at the cryptocurency camp that knows one of you Hubskiers too.

How did my trip to Burning Man turn so Hubski oriented?!

Great time overall, but the dude jumping into the fire and dying at the burn was shocking :(

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  441 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had to leave Saturday morning to make it to KC in time for work. I did try to have someone drive my car to KC so I could have a friend fly me back. I even went on BMIR and put an ad out. When I was six hours from KC I got an email from the Playa Directory that someone was down to drive my car. Oh well.

You did take a photo, yeah?

I left before the man burned and didn't see the man jump in the fire. Was it something most everyone saw? How was the temple burn?

elizabeth  ·  441 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's us!

Too bad you didn't get to stay the extra day, but work is work.

A lot of people saw it - pretty much everyone from the 12:00 side of the man. I was talking with a friend so didn't see him run in, but I saw the firefighters try to drag him out as the whole structure collapsed above. He ran in at peak fire. So they pulled back and then went back in. Horrifying.

Temple was good. We were pretty drunk as we spent the whole day chilling as home brew and listening to music at the dump. Had a cry about passed away grandparents :')

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  441 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A lovely photo :)

Next year I'll make sure I can stay the whole time. I do love my job though so it wasn't too big of a bummer.

I have to wonder if that was his plan the entire time. I read in an article that he was from Switzerland and was there with his wife. Toxology said he didn't have alcohol in his system but wasn't sure about other substances.

Home sweet dump :)

I'm glad you were able to process and feel the temple in your own personal way

steve  ·  441 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This picture makes me indescribably happy.

AnSionnachRua  ·  440 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Love the photo; between this and tacocat's pictures below, it's always interesting to put a face to the people here.

goobster  ·  441 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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...

elizabeth  ·  440 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Overall it was an awesome experience! I feel like I'm more of a "in context" person too, but I wanted to do the running around on my first time, to check it off the list at least (and to see if it's really that exhilarating). Next year!

Arctica was lots of fun too, way better than the lamplighters gig :p