Burning Man 2013

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The Burn at Burning Man

The Burn at Burning Man

More than 61,000 people turned out for Burning Man outdoor art and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. Media myths of Burning Man is here. Our correspondent Michael Anderson reported: “Our airport had 300-plus operations (takeoffs and landings) Friday, Saturday, Sunday each day, both charter and GA (general aviation). The...

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Artwork at Burning Man, North America’s largest art festival

Artwork at Burning Man, North America’s largest art festival

Burning Man is the largest outdoor art festival in North America. “The playa is a tabula rasa, a blank canvas upon which many a fantastic vision has been realized,” according to Burning Man’s website. “Submarines, gigantic ducks, swimmers, fire-breathing thistles, serpents, chandeliers, grandfather clocks and balsa wood temples have emerged from the playa.” This year’s...

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Art of Burning Man

Art of Burning Man

“Burning Man is much more than just a temporary community. It’s a city in the desert, dedicated to radical self reliance, radical self-expression and art,” according to its website. “Innovative sculpture, installations, performa...

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Burning Man fireworks and correspondence

Burning Man fireworks and correspondence

Editor’s note: Regular reader and Nevada City resident Michael Anderson texted some video, photos and correspondence from Burning Man, as he did last year. Many thanks to Michael. We’ll post some more during the week. Read: Burning Man’s annual pancake breakfast Read: Baristas brew coffee 24/7 at Burning Man Read: Iconic Bruno’s cafe for...

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Baristas brew coffee 24/7 at Burning Man

Baristas brew coffee 24/7 at Burning Man

BURNING MAN – At Center Camp Coffee Shop, coffee is brewed and delivered by volunteer baristas all night long. Baristas must have prior experience and be able to make espressos, lattes and cappuccinos “in all their many variations on a standard machine.” Runners keep things running smooth behind the counter, filling ice coolers (yes,...

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Iconic Bruno’s cafe at Burning Man is up for sale after 60 years

Iconic Bruno’s cafe at Burning Man is up for sale after 60 years

For visitors who know Gerlach, the last outpost and main staging ground at Burning Man, Bruno’s Country Club is an icon and a beacon in the desert. It consists of a casino, restaurant, bar, motel and RV park. “Best food for miles around,” writes our correspondent Michael Anderson. “Also the only food. “After half a century, Bruno...

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Burning Man’s annual pancake breakfast

Burning Man’s annual pancake breakfast

Editor’s note: Every year during Burning Man week since 2004, the Black Rock City Municipal Airport has hosted a pancake breakfast. People come from all over the “city.” “There’s nothing like flapjacks and planes”! A description of the breakfast is here. “Preparing for Burning Man”: The Food” is here, including a recipe for Playa...

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Burning Man correspondent this week

Burning Man correspondent this week

We’re meeting at the house with regular reader and local resident Michael Anderson tomorrow, who has graciously offered to be our Burning Man correspondent, just like last year. BTW, all you more uppity people, Burning Man is also about “economic engines” (an estimated $35 million is going to be pumped into the region from...

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Burning Man festival brings $35 million to regional economy

Burning Man festival brings $35 million to regional economy

“Northern Nevada should expect to rake in about $35 million from Burning Man this year, festival officials said,” the Reno Gazette-Journal is reporting. “The weeklong arts and free-expression festival is expected to draw at least 68,000 people to the middle of the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach. The participants, known as Burners, come from across...

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