Look who’s here!

The Man went up today. All hail the Man!

About the author: John Curley

John Curley has been Burning since the relatively late date of 2004, and in 2008 he spent the better part of a month on the playa, documenting the building and burning of Black Rock City in words and pictures. John is a longtime newspaper person and spent many years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he was a deputy managing editor in charge of Page One and the news sections of the paper. Since leaving the Chronicle in 2007, he was a contributing editor on Blue Planet Run, a book about the world's water crisis, and for the past two years has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has also started an event and editorial photography business, and is also working on a book about the "Ten Dollar Doc" from Arco, Idaho, which will make a lovely film someday.

18 thoughts on “Look who’s here!

  • WOOOOOOW
    Yes its a great thing you doing .
    Mucho succes in doing and runnig those project’s.
    It get’s the fire in me .
    So stick it up and burn it .
    For me it get’s some light in the dark .
    So mucho greatzzzzzz

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  • I can feel the flames now!!! If anyone sees my Gypsy Pirate Jedi Rock Star son Dustin (he’s cooking for y’all at commisary) tell him Mommy sends love and looks forward to sharing dust and smiles on Monday. Big Blessing and Hail to the MAN Kara

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  • This blog fills me with such a profound sense of what could only be described as home sickness.
    Reading is a massive does of masochism – since I can’t join everyone this year – but I have this unrelenting desire to feel connected.

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  • Looks amazing!!!!!!
    You guys are doing amazing out there! Thank you!! Thanks for having great pictures as well!!
    Each one of you out there are awesome!

    Is it a male/female this year? Ive heard some talk on it being a female?

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  • thanks for the great blog, but gotta agree w/ Jinkies!
    way too into checking this blog from the default world.
    will. not. check. tomorrow.
    ok. maybe once. before we finish packing…
    C U on playa!

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  • My sweetheart is in the commissary too! HI VAUGHN! Knowing about what he is doing out there has given me such a better appreciation for how our city is built and all of your hard work. Thank you all so much and thank you for the blog that brings it to us!

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  • Question! When was the last time the man was raised by participants pulling a rope?

    I’ve been (losing lots of time I should be working) browsing the image gallery, reading uh, things, and a question occurred — was my first man, the 2008 man, raised by participants with a rope? and when? and could I figure out how to be there for it in 2009?

    I remember this blog, and now I see that a crane lifted him. I imagine a few people missed pulling the first time the man was not lifted by community rope pulling. Can anybody tell me that story?

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  • Can anyone help!!!! my girl friend and i have a RV we took to b-man last year but on our way back it blew a head… its in reno but need about $2500 in work…. if anyone could help me in anyway i offering to pick them up and feed them all 7 days…. i have 2 big beds and will sleep out side if i need to…. please if anyone can help in anyway let me know b-man coming soon..much love..

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