June 24th, 2008  |  Filed under Building BRC

The Krew Convenes

June 24th, 2008  |  Filed under Building BRC

Crew Parking, Black Rock Station

Black Rock Station, NV. June 20th, 2008 – The Man Krew has begun to assemble. With each new arrival, a small homecoming celebration breaks out; everyone is excited to see one another again, and glad to be back at Black Rock Station. Even though planning and logistics for the build take place year-round, nothing signals the true beginning of our task more than this: arriving, once again, in the strange, yet familiar landscape of the Black Rock Desert area.

This year’s reunion is especially exciting, as we’ve learned that a number of veteran Man builders will be joining us. Although the majority of the krew are experienced builders, the specific knowledge of the Man that these veterans have is invaluable, and promises not only to speed construction, but to be very educational as well. Like the culture of Burning Man itself, the building of the Man is a communicated tradition – more story than formula – and when a veteran builder speaks, everyone listens very closely. The Man that we build is their tale made manifest.

At night, gathered around a burn barrel, it is noted that this is the Solstice, and that tomorrow is the first day of Summer. An auspicious day to begin our build!


4 Responses to “The Krew Convenes”

  1. Kat Says:

    Oh, it sounds fun. I would love to do this some year even if Im green when it comes to building things. I hope you are getting a nice tan while you lay out there in all your scattered glory.

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  2. jrod Says:

    Such an innocuous little sign…
    Looks like everybody rode their tumbleweeds in!

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  3. Ben Zero Says:

    Hi, Aaron! Thanks for taking the time to share the experience with us. There are a lot of folks who are thinking of you all out there right now!

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  4. Minxy Says:

    I so want to be there! Maybe someday.

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