Center Camp so far

center-camp-9-copyCenter camp is coming along mighty fast. In a little less than two weeks, it’s gone from simply flags in the dusty playa to the king posts being dug to the shade being hung.

Here’s a look at the progress along the way, right up to Friday morning.

the start of things
the start of things
there was plenty of dust when the king posts went in
there was plenty of dust when the king posts went in

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there's a new crew name this year, and Jamie had it tattooed on her leg. (at least for awhile)
there's a new crew name this year, and Jamie had it tattooed on her leg. (at least for awhile)
Goat manning the saw
Goat manning the saw
Osten, Jamie and the others check the ties on the shades
Austintatious, Jamie and the others check the ties on the shades

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.

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