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Sep. 11th, 2008

09:05 am - What is Burning Man?

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Imagine the wildest, largest rave you’ve ever seen.

Now mix in 4th of July, Halloween, and New Year’s Eve.

Add a healthy dash of Mardi Gras and Maker Faire.

Multiply by 5.

Powder everything with dust via 35 mph winds.

Bake in 100 degree heat for 5 days.

That’s Burning Man.

Sam, me, and Caroline
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Note: some of the photos below the cut are NSFW. Some might argue that the sight of me in nothing but red glitter and fabulous pants is also NSFW, but I don’t care.

Steve toasts a marshmallow, the T-rex way.
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Behold the power of the T-rex!
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J. “Come with me to the costume shop! Also, you must get completely naked. Right in the middle of camp.” Thanks, J.!
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Too sexy for my shirt, on the catwalk, yeah!
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Man camel
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Robin sez: “So do all your holidays involve huge things on fire?” [Most! Naked women feature prominently too.]
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And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire. The ring of fire.
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Adele braves Saturday’s sandstorm for art’s sake.
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It begins!
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Bunnies love fireworks
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The man falls
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Original: craschworks - comments

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From:pasquin
Date:September 11th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)

Out-fucking-ragious

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I salute you, sir. Fun, well done.
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)

Re: Out-fucking-ragious

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Thanks!
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From:herbaliser
Date:September 11th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
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I WANT A PICTURE OF YOUR TENT
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
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Privileged information!
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From:cryo
Date:September 11th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
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that.was.fucking.awesome.

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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
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Thanks! Did you go?
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
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Yep. Now, if only we could do something about the sandstorms.
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From:assassinpandora
Date:September 11th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
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I love that Camel costume!
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
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Me too! It was the best costume there, IMO. They moved just like a camel too.
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From:pixiecup
Date:September 11th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm so glad we got to hang out a bit. :) It was a pleasure.
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
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I'm delighted I got to hang out with you too!
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From:smjayman
Date:September 11th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
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You've lost some weight, near as I can tell. Looks like a good time!
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
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I did! I'm down 18 lbs from the beginning of the year.
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From:ladykalana
Date:September 12th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
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Wow. I think I do want to try it someday... but I might need a LOT of pot to get through it. That level of insanity and wildness appears to be far beyond what I feel I could tolerate safely. I'm glad you got to go and didn't die of heat stroke in the desert :)
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
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but I might need a LOT of pot to get through it.

That can be arranged. :>

That level of insanity and wildness appears to be far beyond what I feel I could tolerate safely.

I felt pretty safe. Your biggest risks are disease and stepping on tent lines/exposed rebar, in my opinion.
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From:radiantsun
Date:September 12th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
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MORE RED GLITTER CRASCH PICS!
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
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Body paint!
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From:radiantsun
Date:September 12th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
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PS what else could we be working on?
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
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D'oh!
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From:joblessmusician
Date:September 12th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
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Fire + Naked People = Awesome! So, it hasn't gotten all commercialized yet, has it? No Starbuckses and Home Depots opening in the middle?
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
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Not yet. No advertising, and the only thing you can buy is coffee and ice (from Burning Man).
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From:ch
Date:September 12th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
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Sam is a hottie.
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
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Agreed!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 12th, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
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Red glitter and fabulous pants is a surprisingly good look for you.
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From:crasch
Date:September 12th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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