Tales From The Playa are dreams and memories of events that took place at Burning Man, as told by its participants.
Mick here is need of some ball bearings for his trailer. If you can help him out, he's over at 8:15 and H, in a camp called Spicy Pickle. Meanwhile, let's go find that camp where they give you something to drink.....
So we got our hands on the Who What Where book and checked off the things we thought were interesting. For Tuesday, those things included getting a lesson in how to tie people up; having our bikes modified by the Pimp My Bike crew, formerly known as Mama Lillith’s Falafel Palace; checking out the hemp beauty bar; getting ourselves new outfits at the Boutique in Center Camp; … (deep breath) … visiting Martini Village for … right, martinis; … and saying hello to the lovely folks at Beaverton.
Forget the list. On the playa, other things happen. The playa will lead you where you need to go.
Here was the first place the playa led us. The Fur Bar, at Biology and 8:30. We drank strawberry pineapple daquiris. Brett, sitting at the bar, said, "It's mellow, chilled out, and the music isn't bad, either." We concur.
This is Brett, who Rosalie thinks should be included in the Burning Man 2009 Christmas special. Brett's a freelance photographer and was a good sport about being on the other side of the lens.
Miss Phloss was also at the Fur Bar. She's a model, club kid, voice-over announcer, go-go dancer, actress and cyber-Lolita. (At least that's what her business card says.) You can see her at missphloss.com. ... Also? Mustaches are hot.
Ben from East Lansing, Michigan drove for four days to get to the desert. He and his girlfriend Lexy were drawn to the "comfyness" of the hammocks at the the Psychic Taxi Nomadic Cafe around the keyhole from Center Camp.
And this is Rosalie, who turned out to be a hammock yoga instructor, as well as our co-conspirator on the Tuesday morning playa tour. My posture is much improved.
And that was just the morning.
We’ll see you again soon we hope. But right now it’s happy hour.
The playa will provide.