Buring Man Moments!

These are when you say, "oh my god did you just see that" or when something unigue/special happened.




 

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Tucson

96-05 took some time off and thinking about dust again. 

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tutu-timmy
Phoenix

2008, 2009 and counting... 

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azzah
prescott
 cammie
 

- cammie
Minickoy Boy
Jerome
Aaron
2007, 08, 09 

-Aaron
Almost There
Scottsdale
Abram
 

-Abram
Nae (Nomad Angel)
Phoenix
aka Reece
 

-aka Reece
DustDr
Phoenix
AKA: Uncle Gumby
 

-AKA: Uncle Gumby
MC FLEABAG
Tucson
Alan
traveling there & camping with a group of 10, some of which only spoke french, english, spanish, or arabic, and becoming family.  

-Alan
Psytek
Tempe
Albie
Does crying like a baby my first year riding my bike down gate road reading the poetry signs count ? It just some amazing stuff, I felt, well, touched.

 

-Albie

Mesa
Alec
 

-Alec
Prudence
Ali
 

-Ali
Water Color
Tucson
Amanda
 

-Amanda
Amy
Scottsdale
Amy
 

-Amy

goodyear
Andrew
 

-Andrew
android
Phoenix
Andy
 

-Andy
Fish
Mesa
Andy
 

-Andy

Tempe
Andy
 

-Andy
The Sauce
Santa Cruz, CA
Antaeres
 

-Antaeres
Apple
Albuquerque, NM
Apple
 

-Apple
Ashley
Phoenix, AZ
Ashley
 

-Ashley
Aurora
Scottsdale
Aurora
 

-Aurora

Tempe
Becor
 

-Becor
beezar
Phoenix
BEE
 

-BEE
bulldog
prescott
ben
2011 

-ben
ISMIST
Tucson
bill
 

-bill
Mild Bill
Tucson
Bill
Attended since 93 in spirit. Attended 06: first year: health outreach, but no art or other projects except geodesic shade. 07 got married there, genuine fake disco floor, the "Love to Bone" icon was printed on the back of our wedding invite: there was no name at this time... Alison was just into Osteology... so she chose a stamp of a heart with a bone though it, doing the condom thing "love to bone" made sense, so the name stuck. Also all of our best friends and family were there even though they were all virgin burners and they loved it. 08: first theme camp, dance floor came back incarnated into the center of a "dance pod" which was a 35 foot tall inflato dome driven by air pressure, major technical problems (power and blower failures) major stress: "Welcome to Theme Camp Land." Had a great last half of the week. There was also that night on the bus :) that got us out of freak out mode and into enjoying ourselves despite the technical difficulties.

 

-Bill
Phoenyx
Phoenix
Bill
2008 - was dressed in Vietnam War era stuff with fur attached to it, waking around in a whiteout dust storm playing a Pignose guitar with an amp built in. It was surreal. I helped a couple of kids find their camp.

 

-Bill
B Rad
Another Planet
Brad
 

-Brad
AZrider
Phoenix
Brad
 

-Brad

Scottsdale
Brandon
2007: Biking everywhere, taking pictures. Getting free costume items from a generous burner. Sitting in center camp and hearing a singer with the most amazing voice. Seeing starfucker's oasis and a chair in the middle of nowhere. Seeing a lightsabre battle. Finding hope in the possibility that we can create communities and experiences like this in our lives. 

-Brandon
Life
Tucson
Brian
 

-Brian
the heat
Phoenix
Brian
 

-Brian
Never Legal
Phoenix
Brian
haven't been yet 

-Brian

Phoenix
Brittney
Just the one year.. Number 2, here I come..

One great moment, was being re-united with my roomie/boyfriend after being apart for 3 months, and having a big movie-kiss in the middle of a white-out, next to the Virgin bell. Felt so good to finally be there after all the trouble we had on our journey there.
 

-Brittney
LizAbuG
tempe
Bug
 

-Bug
Buster
Scottsdale
Buster
 

-Buster
Princess Pinwheel
Tucson
Candace
 

-Candace

Tempe
Caylee
 

-Caylee
Windpipe
Tucson
Chad
1994: amazed, dazzled, loved it
1995: a bit disenchanted with the growing pains of the event
2000: amazed again, came back without judgment
2001: same as above
2002: same as above
2003: ditto
2005: even better yet, but thought I might not return nonetheless...
2007: enjoyed deeply, but intuitively knew this was it for a long time, if not for good.
 

-Chad
Taoest
Scottsdale
Chaz
 

-Chaz
carl
phoenix
Chris
2007 rainbow was utterly amazing. Things just worked out magically the whole trip. Some one would say they were hungry, and then seconds later someone came by offereing free spagetti. Or when i was craving a beer, seconds later we stumbled upon an almost full 12er of "dude" beer. Simply amazing. 

-Chris
Cycnus
MESA
Chris
Can't wait to fill this in after the 6th. 

-Chris
chrgolden77
Tucson
Chris
 

-Chris
Teasus/Chris/Hey you/
Scottsdale
Chris
3
Giving and sharing like nowhere else on earth. Met sooo many amazing people.
 

-Chris
Chrizzle
az
christ
 

-christ

Tuscon
christine
 

-christine
Christy
Peoria
Christy
2002

whole time was a "burner moment"
 

-Christy
Chromatest J. Pantsmaker
Chromie
 

-Chromie
DrPop
Mesa
Corbin
the Whale or Waffel was most spectacular thing I have ever scene. Running around in our EL wire velociraptor costumes and pulling people away from the 'tripathon' was pretty cool. Also being told 'thank you' from burners after riding around in our dino velociraptor outfits -really Kicked ASS. That was best gift I could get from folks at BM. Picking up as NY burner in Sacramento and giving a ride to BM was very cool. And fond memories of renting huge Ryder Trucks and building a deck atop it.... remember to let your diesel truck run for a bit before you can release the brakes after a week.... (a great ohh shit moment) lol

Helping others make art kicks ass too. No limits! Play Hard/ Work Hard mix well at BM.

 

-Corbin
hermione
Phoenix
corinne
2 years so far. i don't have words to describe what i've seen. you should probably just ask me sometime. i'll try to sum it all up for you. 

-corinne
KT Kate
Cottonwood
Cow Trailer Kate
2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Getting that unexpected gift when you need it most. Mine were a dust mask and a drink of water from 2 total stangers, unasked in the worst dust storm I have ever been caught out in.

Meeting wonderful people who I would never otherwise meet.
 

-Cow Trailer Kate
Dr Germ
Glendale
Da Germ
4 

-Da Germ
primal (wmd)
Prescott
dan
Let's see... my virgin year I camped w/Amphibia (had the collective memory of prolly more than 100 yrs on playa readily avail), burned in The Great Circle, burned on Shiva Vista as part of the opening group piece for it's last night, had a virtual roll-in-roll-out-entry AND exit to BRC, and no real travel/vehicle hassles either way... I guess that qualifies as "something unique", yes? 

-dan
DOC
tucson
dan
 

-dan
Doc
tucson
Dan
 

-Dan
Doc
tucson
Dan
 

-Dan
Judah
Phoenix
Darryl
2007 

-Darryl
Snowbird
Dave
 

-Dave
Dean
Scottsdale
Dean
 

-Dean
Diesel
Another Planet
Diesel
 

-Diesel
Dixon
Scottsdale
Dixon
 

-Dixon
Domek
Glendale
Domek
 

-Domek
VeryBadSanta
Mesa
Don
 

-Don
corey
glendale
dorey
 

-dorey
Dreadgar Allan Poe
Flagstaff
Dreadgar Allan Poe
 

-Dreadgar Allan Poe
Blu
Tucson
Erin
Last year was majestic as I watched the sun coming up from camp. The air was crisp and cool and the city was just waking up/going to sleep. Little glimmers of color and pops of sound systems all around. It was peaceful and I felt like I was home at last.  

-Erin
Fawn
Mesa
Fawn
 

-Fawn
Dago Red
Tucson
Fed
 

-Fed
NakedMuseAZ
Phoenix
Fox
 

-Fox
Frank O'Bear
Phoenix
Frank
When I realized how intensely I was rolling during the Paul Oakenfuld spin at Opulent Temple!

The Oil Rig Explosion!!!
I cried like a baby at the Temple Burn!
 

-Frank
PUUUMA
Phoenix
Gayle
 

-Gayle
fancy geoff
Phoenix
Geoff
 

-Geoff

Tucson
George
 

-George
Dog Bite
Tucson
GiGi-D
2003: sitting on a sofa with a Bunny a Bannana, a clown having drinks in a dust storm while a pirate ship went by with a marching band... seriously

2004: standing on an art car hood spinning fire while we drove across the playa

2005:dancing on the Space wench while the flower came down and kissed it

2006: finding my self with Nation playing a piano while I sang backed up by a full band on the esplanade

2007:Monday night wandering across deep playa with our friends Trilo and Pani and saying "did they turn the man out for the eclipse? I can't see the man" (he had burned and we didn't even notice)

2009: Finding a Virgin Burner Thursday night and taking him around to see things for the first time and going down the giant slide.
 

-GiGi-D
BuilderG
Another Planet
Gordy
2001, '02, '03, '04, '06 

-Gordy
dr.dan
Tucson
greybeard
 

-greybeard
grover
BRC and SF
grover
99 -> present 

-grover
Space Vixen
Tucson
Hazel Meade
 

-Hazel Meade

sierra vista
Holly
"I shit shamrocks and pissed glitter " 

-Holly
Hoss
Phoenix
Hoss
 

-Hoss
Speedbump
Phoenix
Ian
 

-Ian
Hardhat
Scottsdale
Ian
 

-Ian

Glendale
Ivan
 

-Ivan
Eagle
Jack
 

-Jack

Phoenix
Jaime
 

-Jaime
James Kilted Freedom
Mesa
James
2010 Metropolis! I had my ticket and a ride.not wearing enough Sunscreen. Wanting to make more friends i can and would want to keep in touch with during and ing the "default" world. 

-James
Jana Banana
Prescott
Jana
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 

-Jana

Tucson
Jason
Began going in 1998 

-Jason
Dj Shifta
Las Vegas, NV
jDub
 

-jDub

phoenix
Jeff
 

-Jeff
JM
Arcosanti
Jeffrey
 

-Jeffrey
Jenn
Mesa
Jenn
 

-Jenn
Theda
Phoenix
Jenna
Four years, 2004-2007. 

-Jenna

Flagstaff
Jennjer
I have no past, only future. 

-Jennjer
Dances with Lizards
Witchwells
Jerry
 

-Jerry
Dances with lizards
Witchwells
Jerry and Virginia
 

-Jerry and Virginia

Mesa
Jess
 

-Jess
Jet Lag!
Chandler
Jet Lag!
2007 will be 11th Burn 

-Jet Lag!
23
Phoenix
joanna
98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 05

family tradition
 

-joanna
Joe
Tempe
Joe
 

-Joe
joe schmoe
joe
 

-joe
joe schmoe
Flagstaff
joe
 

-joe
Hot Candy
Flagstaff
John
 

-John
Just John
Tucson
John
 

-John
zero
Avondale
John
 

-John
Mostaccioli
Tempe
Joseph
 

-Joseph

Josh
72' 

-Josh
Josiah
Sedona
Joz
t 

-Joz
Jtphoenix
Phoenix
Jt
 

-Jt
Jtphoenix
Phoenix
Jt
 

-Jt
Julz
Gilbert
Julie
2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 

-Julie
Workinonit
Tucson
Justin
2006 - It was a spiritual journey for me. A reawakening of my soul. I found myself again after a tramatic few months prior. It was a critical time of healing for me. Looking forward to attending this year in one of the best times of my life! Ready to share, participate, and enjoy! 

-Justin
Kinfinity
Tucson
K8
 

-K8

Flagstaff
Kali
Since 2008. I have had fantastic moments and interactions every single year.  

-Kali
Kandy
Tempe
Kandy
 

-Kandy
BOB
Tempe
Karine
 

-Karine

Mercer Island, WA
Karla
 

-Karla
Karma
Tempe
Karma
I have only gone once, that was 2008. I missed 2009, but i will be there next year! see you AZ burners at Decomp & Toast! 

-Karma
Kat
Mesa
Kat
 

-Kat

Phx
kat and dawg
I'm a 7 time burner 

-kat and dawg
Valkyrie
Lake Havasu City
Kate, Valkyrie or Victorian
 

-Kate, Valkyrie or Victorian
Amazon
Tucson
Kay
 

-Kay
Kel
Scottsdale
Kelly
BM06 - Terra Nova
BM07 - Deviant Playground (the impromptu scream-fest in the dome that prompted all male members of camp to come running is particularly memorable)
 

-Kelly
Petra
Scottsdale
Kelly
 

-Kelly
Flagstaff Flier
Kevin
 

-Kevin
Tripod
Sierra Vista
Kevin
First Burn: 2001 - Seven Ages
Lost years: 2002 ... 2005
Been every year since 2006
 

-Kevin
Paydirt
Cornville
Kim
 

-Kim
Willow
scottsdale
Kim~
 

-Kim~

Kirbi
 

-Kirbi
Kismet
Boonies beyond Flagstaff
Kizmit
2002-2008

Too many moments....
 

-Kizmit
Knotch
Elfrida
Knotch
2008 - Woke up and found the shape of my head perfectly outlined with at least a quarter inch of dust all over and around my pillow. The rest of everything inside the tent was covered with dust so thick you couldn't tell what color anything was... simply playa.
My "oh my god thought?" .... the playa is so f'ing cool!

2009 - Early entry and late exit gave me my moments this year. To watch the city appear and then vanish was it. Oh, and maybe most of the time in between also. PP is an awesome camp. Thanks PP.

2010 - Again early entry and late exit for teardown makes my playa experience complete (as it can be anyway). PP isn't just a camp, it is an awesome collection of people who just happen to share a common love and space on the playa.
 

-Knotch
james
accra
kojo
................. 

-kojo
jewel
Another Planet
kris
 

-kris
jewel
Phoenix
kris
'07.

The double-decker bus that had a playground slide to exit, faerie lights, getting body painted with a Pisces redhead I met and doing Critical Tits as an art exhibit, Georgia on shrooms, the Canadians making breakfast (they put syrup on EVERYTHING!), Apocolyptica challenging us to a duel, smearing war paint on our faces and charging in to battle, only to lose disturbingly awful, The Boobie Bar, wanting to experience flogging and doing it at one of the camps (I was the flogee not the flogger), dancing, techno around the clock, make out monday, running into people we'd seen on the way up, falling in love/lust every minute, riding in art cars, including our fire engine, kissing somebody special, the random drum circles and such that broke out everywhere, especially in our camp...

I could go on...and those were the things I was SOBER for! Can you imagine an entire week of sobriety???
 

-kris
Flaiir
Kristin
 

-Kristin

Mesa
Kristy
 

-Kristy
Opa
Green Valley
Kurt
 

-Kurt
Commodore Noodle
Chandler
Kyle
Hope and Fear was my first year. Been going ever since 

-Kyle
Blaster, or Hey you!
Phoenix
Lance
 

-Lance
Sandman
Tempe
Lars
1 year  

-Lars
lauren303
kingman
Lauren
 

-Lauren
Convinced (By Boobies)
Mesa, AZ
Levi
 

-Levi
levijames
levi
 

-levi
Ariez
Mesa
Lindsay
 

-Lindsay
sundog
Scottsdale
Lisa
Complete virgin, but will be there next year! 

-Lisa
Calamity
Tempe
Liz
 

-Liz

Lonnie
 

-Lonnie
Das Bus aka Mayor GKOTU
Bullhead City
Lora
2001 - 2006

 

-Lora
proton
Rio Rico
Luis
2015 was my first time 

-Luis
G.I. girl, Damage
phoenix
Lys
2010. first burn, not the last 

-Lys
Portia
Madeline
 

-Madeline
Madison
Glendale
Madison
 

-Madison
Mandylion
Phoenix
Mandy
2007, 2008 

-Mandy
SunRunner
Tucson
Mark
 

-Mark
Heavy Metal
Scottsdale
Mark
2 years 

-Mark
filmtrips
Tucson
Mark
 

-Mark
Mello
Phoenix
Marsha
2009 - Virgin - overwhelming but exciting
2010 - Rough burn in many ways
2011 - Although I will be married in the default world before the next burn - I will have a ceremony at Burning Man!!!
 

-Marsha
Mary
Tucson
Mary
 

-Mary
Bender
Tempe
Matthew
 

-Matthew
Mel
Phoenix, AZ
Mel
 

-Mel

Tucson
Melody
 

-Melody
Rico
Gilbert
Micah
 

-Micah

Glendale
Michelle
 

-Michelle
SugarplumFairy
Tucson
Michelle
 

-Michelle
Admiral Fiesta
Scottsdale
Mike
2010 

-Mike
Prison Sex aka Yosemite Sam
Phoenix
Mike
2011 was my first Burn
2012 was first year DPW
 

-Mike
binyea
Phoenix
Mike
 

-Mike
Gateway
Flagstaff
Mikey
2004: "OMG.. there's Horchata Man! Let's get a drink!"
2005: Pink Mammoth forever.. :-(
2006: "OH NO! I lost my (headless) BABY (doll sippy cup)!!
2007: "What, the Man is burning again?!"
 

-Mikey
WES!
Tempe
Moop
My favorite thing in my first Burn was ridign the Bar Cars (and the Dust City Dinner). I would wake up in the morning wait for a Bar Car to drive by, hop on, and then just hop bar cars until I got home.  

-Moop
WES!
Tempe
Moop
My favorite thing in my first Burn was ridign the Bar Cars (and the Dust City Dinner). I would wake up in the morning wait for a Bar Car to drive by, hop on, and then just hop bar cars until I got home.  

-Moop
Motion
Scottsdale
Motion
 

-Motion
Me Yike El
Mykl
 

-Mykl
Naked Mike
Mesa
Naked Mike
2000-present. 

-Naked Mike
NicePeaceofBuddhy
Scottsdale
Nice Peace (mo)
Yet to come. 

-Nice Peace (mo)

scottsdale
Nicole
 

-Nicole
Bee
Phoenix
Nicole
 

-Nicole
nils
Another Planet
nils
 

-nils
Os
Avondale
Os
 

-Os
OSH OOH AHH
Tucson
Oshua
hope and fear, evolution, and metropolis.  

-Oshua
Pam
Mesa
Pam
2001 - first year - everything I could imagine was seen in the first hour and THEN it began. More than I could imagine.

2002 - my first temple burn - who could possibly go home before THIS. Partiers have the Man and Burn night, spiritualist have the Temple.

2003 - camped on the Pyramid Scheme (125 yards of material! but what a fun project).

2004 - camped with Cafe Camp - probably my best year to this point. Things just fell together.

2005 - didn't go. My trip to S. Africa had just been too much to process.

2006 - ready to go, but blood clots said "no"

2007 - went back after a couple of years off, it was good. More settled into being their on my terms.

2008 - we'll see --- maybe the best is yet to come. Check back in with me in September.



 

-Pam
qqtpie
mesa
Pam
 

-Pam
BIG PHREEKY
Los Angles
PAUL
 

-PAUL
R-Evolver
Scottsdale/Gilbert
Paul
 

-Paul
Suggestions?
Scottsdale/Gilbert
Paul
 

-Paul
Elusive Fire Moose
scottsdale
Poje
 

-Poje
qqtpie
Mesa
qqtpie
 

-qqtpie
Dandelion
Another Planet
Ranger
 

-Ranger
Happy #9
Gallup/Window Rock
Ranger Number Nine
My first burn was 2001. It was not great, mostly because of issues with my camp, but I liked it enough to know that I wanted to return. I missed 2002 but have been back every year since. 

-Ranger Number Nine
Ravynn
Casa Grande
Ravynn
2009
2010
 

-Ravynn
Hint
tucson
Reminder
 

-Reminder
Renae
Phoenix
Renae
 

-Renae
MrBerry
Tempe
Rick
 

-Rick
RJ
El Mirage
RJ
 

-RJ
mr. mom
Tucson
robert
2005 - Kissing a cute girl at jub jub
2006 - laughing on the danger couch
2007 - watching the sunrise from atop Crude Awakening and being able to visualize the immense lake 100,000 years ago.
2008 - being ecstatic to see the Red & Blue lights of Nevada Hwy Patrol pull up behind our blowout outside Empire at 1:00 AM.
 

-robert
R-Jag
Flagstaff
Ron
1999-present 

-Ron
Mr. God
Prescott
Royce
1999
2000
2001
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
 

-Royce
Ryan
Mesa
Ryan
 

-Ryan
Sailor
Tucson
Sailor
 

-Sailor

Tempe
Sandra
 

-Sandra
VBSanta
MESA
Santa
 

-Santa

Sarah
 

-Sarah
Scarlet
I travel around. In Australia at the moment
Scarlet
 

-Scarlet
Doom Doom Doom (SAK)
Tempe
Scott
2006, 2007, 2008 

-Scott
Scotto
Phoenix
Scotto
 

-Scotto
Beanie
Peoria
Sean
 

-Sean
Shadow
Elfrida
Shadow
2008,2009, 2010 

-Shadow
Tgaps
Tempe
Shawn
2009 was my first. 

-Shawn
Conchita
Tucson
Shelleytini
2006 2007, 2008, 200000000000000000000000000 

-Shelleytini
Sirius
Flagstaff
Sirius
Main Event: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010*
AZ Decom @ Gateway Ranch: 2009
Toast @ Area 51: 2010
 

-Sirius
skybri
phx
skybri
last 5 

-skybri
smoothy resado
smoothy
 

-smoothy
Ranger Turtle Dove
Phoenix
Stef
The cubitron. Need I say more? 

-Stef
Steve
Scottsdale
Steve
2001, plus many other Burner parties and events, like Naked Mike's Rebar Bender in 2008, the first Rebar Bender I went to in 2001, GiGi and Nation's wedding last weekend. More to come. 

-Steve
Cactus
mesa az
Steven
 

-Steven
Town Crier
not in AZ anymore
TC
 

-TC
test4er
phoenix
tester
 

-tester
Serpico
Gilbert
Tim
 

-Tim
PhxVirgin
Tempe (new resident)
Tim
 

-Tim
'droit
Phoenix
Tom
1840,1912 and 2015 

-Tom
TommyB
Prescott like Biskit
TommyB
One of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen was out on the playa, 6:00 and trash fence. All was peaceful and crystal clear. The sky was a shade of crimson so vibrant it almost hurt my eyes. The calmness and beauty of the moment was truly intoxicating
 

-TommyB
Tigrezz
Glendale
Toni
 

-Toni
Trae
south of nowhere
Trae
 

-Trae
Laetor
Chandler
Trey
1999, 2001, 2008.

All burns were outstanding. However, I have to say that the temple burn in 2001 left me shattered, rebuilt and speechless. That was some year.

I also enjoyed climbing all 14 stories of Babylon in 2008 and observing the sunrise Friday morning with about 100 other souls. Good times.
 

-Trey
ShrinkWrap | Butters
Scottsdale
Troy
 

-Troy

tempe
Valerie
 

-Valerie
tastee freeze
fountain hills
vee
Rights of Passage 2011- My Virgin Year 

-vee
Verbal
Phoenix
Verbal
2005 - Temple Burn - it was a time of great significance for me, and I'll never forget it. I was completely in the moment - and the moment was beautiful.

2007- I picked three things I was DEFINITELY going to do, and I didn't do any of them...and I didn't care.
What I DID do was visit Pee Funnel Camp, and get my very own pee funnel. This was quite possibly the best decision I ever made in my life.

2009 - The Year of The Awesome! 'nuff said.
 

-Verbal
NONSTR8 Martini Bar aka Sparkles
Tucson
Vincent
 

-Vincent
azviv
Phoenix
Viv
 

-Viv
Wade Miller
Phoenix
Wade
 

-Wade
Water Baby
Phoenix
Wendy
 

-Wendy

Phoenix
Will
Virgin 

-Will

Zach
 

-Zach
The Zizzo
Chandler
Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo...endl;
 

-Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo...endl;


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