Monday, September 11, 2006

Burning Man things

This darling 8 (?) year old girl piloting this giant grunting art bicycle was too good to pass up.

I took this shot right before the AA camp invited us and every other passerby at the 3 o'clock plaza to do the hokey pokey.

It's good, from time to time, to stop and do the hokey pokey in public with 38 strangers.

A few of the hokey pokey solicitors had shirts that asked "What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?"

There's truth in there, somewhere.

Note the playa mud on the bike tires: Water trucks would mist down the "roads" forming temporary mud, which, if left alone, hardened into a solid instead of the powdery dust.

Note also the spire in the upper left. These "street lamps" are part of the city's infrastructure which is built before hand. Every dusk, volunteer lamplighters carry lanterns out to these spires and hang up the lights with long poles.