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Fun Friday: Burning Man Videos

So it’s that time of year again, the DPW and others are laying in the infrastructure, porta potties are being delivered to the middle of nowhere and soon 60,000+ people will be going home.  That’s right it’s time for Burning Man, so some videos to get you in the mood.

 

fix my grn penis 2

Even the Irish attend Burning Man

 

This is my favorite Burning Man video, a 5 week time lapse look at the Playa.

Very cool idea a hula-hoop meets a video camera they merge, warning this video is full of gorgeous women, burner girls are the best.

From 2011 a Great Fireworks show by the Flaming Lotus Girls

An obligatory video of the burning of the man

Temple Burn 2011

Finally, totally tired of it but it’s very well done and very cool, Oh the places you’ll go

 

 

 

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30 Days of Burning Man, Day 30 Have a great burn!

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

For Day 30, a simple wish that everyone has a safe and fabulous burn and all 30 links from the last 30 days, ~ ZD Blue

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/30-days-of-burning-man-day-1-the-basics/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/30-days-of-burning-man-day-2-links/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/30-days-of-burning-man-day-3-virgin-guide-part-1/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/30-days-of-burning-man-virgin-guide-part-2/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/30-days-of-burning-man-day-5-virgin-guide-part-iii/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/30-days-of-burning-man-day-6-playa-magic/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/30-days-of-burning-man-day-7-photographs/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/30-days-of-burning-man-day-8-the-10-principles/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/30-days-of-burning-man-day-9-costumes/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/30-days-of-burning-man-day-10-art/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/30-days-of-burning-man-day-11-the-heart-of-burning-man/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/30-days-of-burning-man-day-12-should-i-bring-my-children/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/30-days-of-burning-man-day-13-supporting-playa-art-projects/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/30-days-of-burning-man-day-14-photographs-links/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/30-days-of-burning-man-day-15-photography-guide/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/30-days-of-burning-man-day-16-photography-guide-part-2/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/30-days-of-burning-man-day-17-links-links-and-more-links/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/30-days-of-burning-man-day-18-burning-man-in-the-news/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/30-days-of-burning-man-day-19-get-involved/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/30-days-day-1/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/30-days-of-burning-man-day-20-theme-camps/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/30-days-of-burning-man-day-21-the-faces-of-burning-man/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/30-days-of-burning-man-day-22-fire/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/30-days-of-burning-man-day-23-the-art/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/30-days-of-burning-man-day-24-sex-on-the-playa/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/30-days-of-burning-man-day-25-dont-go/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/30-days-of-burning-man-day-26-live-on-the-playa/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/30-days-of-burning-man-day-27-three-questions/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/30-days-of-burning-man-day-28-photos-photos-more-photos/

https://zdeaconblue.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/30-days-of-burning-man-day-29-the-thank-yous/

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 29, The Thank Yous!

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

Tonight a simple post of a simple reminder and that is to give thanks to the people who make Burning Man happen.  I’m sure I’ll forget some people I shouldn’t so feel free to remind me in the comments section.  First, to the ORG, that’s right Burning Man LLC the organization that puts it all together, gets the permits, coordinates and organizes everything including suing local government when necessary.

To the men and women of the DPW, the people who build the infrastructure and stay after the burns are all done and make our presences as if it was never there, to make sure we keep our permits and can return to the desert next year.  When the DPW does their annual parade donate freely and heavily.

To all the artists and volunteers, the perimeter crew, ice camp, center camp a massive thank you to the people who work Exodus!!!  To all of you who create camps, activities and the insanity we revel in thank you.  To the makers of art cars and the department of mutant vehicles who make sure it all works out.

To the rangers who help out and the medical tent volunteers who save us and even the cops who occasionally actually protect us, the fire volunteers who keep the city safe, thank you.  To the builders of the man and the pyrotechnic maniacs who blow it up thank you.

Finally my biggest thank you to the builders of the Temple, the Temple Guardians and most of all to all of you who share your dreams, your pain and your wishes.

A thank you to anyone I’ve missed who participates and for all of you about to start driving, see you in the dust ~ ZD Blue

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 28 photos, photos & more photos

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

The last pure photo day of the 30 days of Burning Man, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 27, Three questions

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

It’s getting close to leaving time now for those who are dust bound this year, so for tonight’s post I asked a few “old timers”  and even one person who has only done regional burns.  I asked them the following questions:

One piece of advice

One reason to go

One reason to stay home

From a friend I camped with at 4th and J:

mmmm…. 1. free your mind and your ass will follow. 2. being in a momentary city of 65,000 or so people who are all intentionally shaping reality will blow yer fucken mind. 3. because you are an utter chickenshit idiot.

From a friend who literally hypnotized me:

1. One piece of advice: Regionals 2: Reason to go: Acceptance by other Burners 3: Reason not to go: Your true friends will accept you anyway, even if they happen to be Burners.

From an old dog

1. pay attention to the direction of the sun.  2.  It’s a place to be more relaxed than any other place you’ll ever be.  3.  If you’re in a relationship with problems don’t go, the playa is a magnifier.

Veteran Burners, feel free to chime in with your own answers.  ~ ZD Blue

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 26, Live on the Playa

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

The day the gate opens approaches and some of you who have decided not to go may be lamenting your decision.  Some of you will never go but are curious as hell as to what it’s really like on the Playa, and some unfortunately will have sudden changes in your life that will prevent you from going.  So tonight some links to help you experience what the Playa is like even if you can’t be there.

Radio BMIR/Shouting Fire – live radio from the Playa assuming all goes well
http://bmir.org/

Live Playa webcast from the BMORG
http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/playa_webcast.html

An additional link to the same site
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/burningman-live

 If anyone knows of any other live broadcasts this year please post in the comments, thanks ~ ZD Blue

30 Days of Burning Man – Day 24, Sex on the Playa

This year there is a possibility that there will be a much higher percentage of newbies heading to the desert so I thought I’d spend the 30 days before the gates open throwing out some information, some images and a little bit of wisdom, advice and snark about the place I love so much. These posts will be generally directed at Burning Man virgins but hopefully some of you old dogs out there will contribute through comments or get some enjoyment out of them as well. So here we go.  .  I’ll include at least one photo from Burning Man each day and once a week I’ll do nothing but photos.  I hope the posts are sometimes helpful and also enjoyable, enjoy ~ ZD Blue

Yes, I know, you’ve been told that Burning Man is a drunken Pagan orgy where people are running around stoned and naked looking for the smallest of reason to jump into the sack with you.  Well, much like the leprechaun at the end of the rainbow, the Playa orgy is a bit of a myth.  Now, does an environment where people are relaxed, kind, non-judgmental and uninhibited increase people’s libidos a bit, absolutely.  Does it turn everyone into wanton sluts, no.

First off folks and I’ve mentioned this before, there is a lot of law enforcement on the playa so public sex acts run a pretty high risk of getting you both observed and arrested.  So should you run into that leprechaun, be discreet.

Without a doubt some interesting things can happen on the Playa, on burn night, my first year on the Playa I was propositioned at the burn by a really friendly young lad, not my cup of tea so I passed on the offer.  I’ve been picked up on a bike ride by a lovely young lady and claimed by an incredibly sexy vampire at PUN camp’s Nowhere bar, the Playa is a magical place and a lot of lovely things happen there.

Like in the default world however, no still means no and someone too loaded to give consent is off-limits.  We don’t want the ugliness of the default world to creep in, unfortunately at times it does but we should all do our best to make sure it doesn’t.

A little tour around the web for a little more information about sex on the Playa.

First, the experts, the folks at the Bureau of Erotic Discourse (BED) are dedicated to making sure sex is an appropriate and good experience on the Playa, I would really advise anyone to check out their site if you’re even thinking about having sex on the Playa.

http://www.bureauoferoticdiscourse.org/

Sex and relationship advice from the org site:  http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/relationships.html

Sex and the Single Burner

Once upon a time, I did a stint as an advice columnist. Here is the answer to a question I received.

Q. I’m going out to Burning Man for the first time and I’m curious about the sexual energy involved. Could the Goddess of Love give me a survival guide to sex at Burning Man?

A. As you state, there is a lot of sexual energy swirling and whirling about, much like a little hippie chick at a Dead show. Anything and everything can and will happen when you stick a bunch of 20th century homo sapiens in an empty desert. Here’s the inside skinny that will make your journey through the sexual side of Black Rock City more pleasant.

  • Figure out what you want. Love? Sex? Your wildest fantasies? It’s all there for the taking. And for goodness sake, make sure the person across from you wants the same thing. If she or he doesn’t, there are 500 others who do. Don’t go breakin’ no hearts.
  • Be respectful. Just because people are walking around naked does not necessarily mean they wish *you* were naked in a small enclosed space with them. Learn to take no for an answer, and don’t be afraid to use the “n” word yourself.
  • Pay attention to your body. The desert is a dangerous place, and the climate alone will push you to the limit physically. Get plenty of rest, monitor your substance intake and carry water with you at all times (you also have to drink the water).
  • Always play safe. If your budget for supplies didn’t include condoms, stop by and see the fine folks at Safer Sex Camp. They’ll hook you up.
  • Make love to the playa, and she will love you back. Become one with the sun, the stars, and the omnipresent dust. (Word up to Annie Sprinkle for that piece of advice.)
  • Don’t be afraid to try new things. If there was ever a space for exploring, this is it! Who knows, you may even like it and want to do it again…and again and again….
  • Take responsibility for your own pleasure. You can find anything your little heart desires, but you have to ask for it first! If you don’t get what you want, look in the mirror.

Here’s a great piece on the subject from Carnal Nation  http://carnalnation.com/content/58418/1476/playa-virgins-guide-sex-burning-man?page=0,1