Photos from Burning Man 2001.
2001 was the year of great weather. No downpours turning the playa into a mud pit. No cold freezing nights. No 70 mph winds wreaking havoc on shelter and art. This year the weather was mild during the day and warm at night. The wrinkle: dust storms of biblical proportions.
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The incredible shrinking man burned without a hitch this year -- one of the best burns I can remember in years.
Fire dancer on the esplanade.
The Flying Carpet
The Flying Carpet, a.k.a. The Electric Disco Love Cart, a.k.a. The Thing.
Andrei and Mary built it using a golf cart chassis. It had a great stereo featuring offbeat music, and was adorned with Persian rugs, tapestries, and a disco ball. It created a fun atmosphere wherever it went.
Electric Mohawk approaching Emerald City.
Full moon over the playa
Marc lent me his Westfalia this year. It was much appreciated, and made a great home base for several of us. More shelter than a tent, but not a big honking RV.
Heading To the Burn
Jay and I ready to head out.
The Man Ignites
This year was the first year fireworks were used, and it was gorgeous.
Warm evening air and an intense fire combined to make perfect conditions for dust devils. Here three of them are dancing near the man.