Burning Down Black Rock City
Burning Man is a festival that will fire-up your inner pyro. It all started with a humble wooden effigy in San Francisco, burned as a tribute to love lost. Now, some 28 years later, the man burns as bright as ever. These were some of the hottest moments on the playa this year.
The Man Burn
was otherworldly this year...
Vortexes of fire, ash and dust swirled into the night.
The Regional Burns
Burn, baby burn.
The Flamethrower Shooting Gallery
Playing with fire has never been so much fun.
They just never get old.
El Pulpo Mechanico
Eight tentacles of fire stormed the playa.
Dance Dance Immolation
Dance Dance Revolution with the added consquence of being blasted in the face with fire. No pressure!
Robot Heart Sunrise
A fitting tribute to the ultimate fireball: the Sun. With a really, really good soundtrack.
The Photo Chapel Burn
"I've always wanted to burn a church," Michael Garlington, the creator of the intricate Photo Chapel, said. And burn a church he did, with the help of flamethrowers. It blazed so hot, the crowd had to move back 50 feet.
The Temple Burn
The Temple of Whollyness went down in flames.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust....