Explosive Photos of the Burning Man Spaceship in Flames
Photos are just starting to emerge of this year’s Burning Man, the annual festival that draws tens of thousands to Nevada’s hot Black Rock Desert for one week each year to become a part of a special group dedicated to art, community, self-reliance and self-expression. This year, 61,000 people attended the near sold out event where they were able to witness first-hand the famous Burning Man figure (otherwise known as The Man) and the spaceship-like pavilion he’s standing on burn dramatically to the ground.
I wanted nothing more than to get to BRC and watch the Man burn. He was a stubborn fuck, and when he wouldn’t fall down I started yelling at him through the tears in my eyes to “FALL DOWN MOTHER FUCKER!!!!”
Of course he did fall down, and I was overcome with an emotion I can’t quite explain.
And then I spent the rest of the night with my new neighbor and friend, Bryan, and we partied until the sun rose.
Burning Man 2013 was my Virgin Burn, and I had an amazing time. I learned to be patient, I learned to have more of an open heart, and I learned that at the end of the day I’m quite alright. I maintain a good head on these shoulders.