August 22nd, 2011  |  Filed under Building BRC

the Man gets waxed

August 22nd, 2011  |  Filed under Building BRC

Crimson Rose

The Man Kcrew was on the playa last night, and they invited all hands to join them in waxing the Man.

Well, they didn’t really wax him. What they did was melt a bunch of wax, soak burlap in it, then attach it to the Man’s arms and legs. All to make him burn that much brighter in … wow, a week from Saturday!

Crimson Rose, the master of all flame-related customs at Burning Man, was directing the show. It’s a little different this year, because this is the year of Striding Man — the  Man  looks as if he’s in mid-stride. We’re not sure if he’ll assume his normal stance on Burn night, but we DO know that he’ll be able to raise his hands above his head before the fireworks kick off the big burn.


4 Responses to “the Man gets waxed”

  1. Julie Jingles Says:

    THANKS GUYS!!!! You are AMAZING. <3 <3 <3

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  2. HK Says:

    Thanks for the great report!
    Pics, however are far too small.

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  3. Mary Madesky Says:

    How much burlap does it take to cover the Man?

    I always forget about this practice so much so that I just donated & threw out about 200 large & 500 small burlap sacks from my business.

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  4. Sir Tetley Says:

    It occurred to me the other day that if you stuffed the Man with Bacon, not only would it provide the fatty fuel needed to cause him to blaze in a splendid fashion, it would also smell quite delicious!

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