This was my first time going to Burning Man and I couldn't have been in better hands. I was pretty nervous not knowing what to expect, what to bring, or if I could handle being out there for 5 days. Taylor has been going almost every year since '01, so he knew. He has worked the event several times as a paramedic so I knew he would take good care of me. Nerves settled, we were on our way.
We left on Wednesday evening and on our way out we had to stop for a pee break. At this stop there was the funniest sculpture of "Donkey" from Shrek. Since we were already in the mood for havin some fun we jumped up for a quick picture.
By special request from our kids we had to take some pictures of the GIANT hummer. No, it wasn't functional, but it was huge. Mostly made of metal beams and plywood, it served no purpose but was really cool to look at. We climbed up on top to get a better view of the layout.
This was what looked like, the biggest jungle gym I've ever seen. At the very top there was a chair for one person only. People were climbing up and waiting to take turns to sit on the throne. It looked incredible at night. It was lit up in every color so you could see it for miles.
This was the view from the top of the temple looking directly out at "the man"
Here Taylor was writing his piece to go up in the burn.
This, unlike everything else out there that was made of wood, was made completely of metal. Just as it looks, its a tower of stairs and platforms in the middle of the desert. The fact that someone would have to completely construct and take this back down was AMAZING. It was sooo tall. We climbed up several different times because the view was so incredible.
This was my favorite part of Burning Man. Every night everyone would get dressed up however they wanted (usually less was more) and we would go out dancing and partying all night long. I have NEVER been to clubs or parties that were that big, in my entire life! It was amazing! The music was so good that it seemed to pick you up and move you with it. I like to dance anyway, but this was the most fun I've ever had.
This was the attire for one of the nights that we went out to party in the city. I had decorated my outfit with fake rose petals and after all of the time that I put into that outfit, I was glad to see that it turned out really well. The fur coats were a life saver out there. It was a long walk across the playa and after a night of dancing and it would've been a dang cold walk without a coat.