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September 6, 2005

Brighton beach BBQ burn

Posted in: Events

Awesome weekend in Brighton with the local Burning Man folks who put together a fairly impromptu beach BBQ party for those of us (40 at the party!) who aren't at the festival proper. We even burnt a man! This is the traditional end of festival ceremony that has been the centre piece of the event since its inception in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco. A couple of guys brought quite a decent sound system that was built into a stage coffin, complete with ornate handles and slightly demonic flashing lights...

That's one really impressive aspect to the Burning Man folks - when someone says "let's do an event" it always happens, and invariably with flair. Any event that requires total self-provision for a week in a desert environment tends to attract people who Get Stuff Done. Not having to worry about whether someone is going to flake or not when organising events is a real treat. Just do it!
Posted by Paul Makepeace at September 6, 2005 15:03 | TrackBack



I came across your blog while doing research on Landark and then took a couple of side trips into your accounts on weights, Burning Man and your accident. I last went to Burning Man when there were 5,000 people and I thought that was huge (my two previous years saw 2,000 and less than a thousand). I would still be helping build the man if I still lived in the Bay Area. I plan on going back to see what it's like next year. Anyway, I just wanted to say I enjoyed reading your blog, thanks for the info on Landmark and glad to hear your heels are a'healin'. I'm planning on doing Landmark probably in October.

Patricia from Olympia, Washington

Posted by: Patricia Leeb at September 17, 2005 00:14
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