Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 13, Issue #1
September 13, 2008
Is it just us, or did the event week blow by in the blink of an eye? Suddenly we find ourselves back in the default world, with a vague, Manchurian candidate-like notion that *something* happened to us … something nascent has been planted in the deep recesses of our brain, encased in intractable dust. Now and again the memories surface, scratching away a bit of the coating from our everyday lives, exposing the briefest glimpse of the playa’s vast expanse, and we involuntarily strain to keep hold of it … and just. stay. there.
We’d like to thank everybody who came out to the Black Rock Desert, and joined with 49,000+ other kindred souls to create the most incredible city on the planet, and made it disappear. We had a fabulous time, and we hope you did too. Thanks to the artists who toiled for so many months to create incredible installations and breathtaking mutant vehicles. Humble thanks to all.
Currently, the DPW and Playa Restoration crew are hard at work returning the playa to its pristine, pre-event condition. And may we say? All hail the DPW who work so very hard that we may play. They are truly a breed apart, as well as being instrumental to our city’s existence. Thank you, DPW.
In this issue, we welcome your feedback, help you find your lost stuff, encourage you to offer up your stories and photographs, and let you know how to get involved year round…and, we have a word or two about next year’s art theme.
The Man burns in 357 days (if that seems weird to you, you can thank Aloisius Lilius, creator of the Gregorian calendar).