August 27th, 2008  |  Filed under Building BRC

Words fail

August 27th, 2008  |  Filed under Building BRC
The multi-talented, hard-working, flame-playing Lily doing her thing.

The multi-talented, hard-working, flame-playing Lily doing her thing.

Things are in full swing, and words are becoming kind of beside the point. The activities are taking off in a thousand different directions, with thousands of people at the helm.

So here are some random sentence fragments and ill-formed thoughts:

a) Weather completely gorgeous (moderately hot, with a chance of dust)
b) Esplanade very big and surprisingly easy to get lost on at night. Weird but true.

Tom at the helm of the rig

Tom at the helm of the rig

c) Where would we be without Moto (who can fix broke-ass art cars)? I’ll tell you exactly where we’d be; still trying to push the Trojan Sloth back home.
d) Fire, fire everywhere.
e) There is a drop-box for glow-sticks at around 5:30 and D. Use it.
f) Pabst is the vitamin water of Black Rock City, and Jameson’s is the WD-40.
g) Ice cream. Must. have. ice. cream.
h) What the hell day is this?
i) Reverend Billy is a good dancer.

Black Rock Roller Disco, on the Esplanade

Black Rock Roller Disco, on the Esplanade

j) One of the most phenomenal photographers here is Dimitre, who had a reception last night at the Commissary. He’s so good he makes you want to put away your  camera  and weep quietly in the corner. Also? An amazingly good guy.
k) Age is just a frame of mind; except when you feel it in your bones.

And here are some pictures (the black and whites are by Dimitre, too). I hope they suffice for now.

Michael Chastain's piece, as seen by Dimitre

Michael Chastain's piece. Photo by Dimitre

Center Camp scene. Photo by Dimitre

Seeking refuge in a trailer box. Photo by Dimitre

Photo by Dimitre

Wherever you go, you're likely to see flames.

Wherever you go, you're likely to see flames.

An another of Lily, from her midnight show

An another of Lily, from her midnight show


9 Responses to “Words fail”

  1. Kelly Says:

    Sooo beautiful!

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  2. Silvergoth Says:

    Thank you for another installment. I check in several times a day from Seattle. I is a Burn Widow this year.

    Thanks for the connection!

    – Silver

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  3. ben a Says:

    These posts are like a lifeline to some of us who couldn’t make it this year. Thank you so much. Please keep writing and posting!

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  4. Kat Says:

    Love the contrast of fire dancing and the white out photos.

    Kat

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  5. Faith Says:

    So excited to read this as BRC carries on w/o me. Anyone know how many people there this year?

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  6. Faith Says:

    So jazzed to read this as BRC carries on w/o me.

    Anyone know how many people there this year?

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  7. Terlin Says:

    Thank you so much for your blog. I was hoping to be able to attend this year, but due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to do so.

    Love to read what is happening there and I thank you for taking the time to inform those of us which were not lucky enough to attend.

    Have a great time!!!!

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  8. Daily Says:

    Any recommendations for someone in LA needing to hang out in all that positiveness?

    I’ve never been, but I’m feeling this could be the new American Dream. I want to leave now, but I’m ticket-less, so better planning scheduled for next year!

    DM

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  9. adam Says:

    Loving these words and images… thanks so much for sharing them all with us.

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