Black Rock City 2010 Yearbook

The Black Rock City 2010 Yearbook is out -- hooray! This is such a lovely and heartfelt gift to the community each year, and having visited their photo camp for the first time last summer, I can tell you it is a lot of work.

Browse the gallery of all the freaky beautiful amazing Burners, or download a pdf version of the yearbook,
here. Here’s a small sampling of what goodness is in store for you.... <3

Of course, this awesome project reminds me of another awesome project that I have been working on since my first Burn in 2007:
The Playa Portrait Project!

Airing out the Fun Boxxx

I made some progress on readying myself for Burning Man last weekend by exploring the totality of my fun boxxx: taking inventory, airing things out, making a list of what is lacking. It gave me a much-needed sense of accomplishment, albeit a tiny accomplishment. I enjoyed reconnecting with old bits of costumage, still slightly dusty, that brought back memories of Burns gone by -- the original magenta wig with pig tails and ripped-up sun dress from '04, the purple sari, sequined tuxedo shirt and fuzzy vest-hat combo from '07, the American Dream suspenders from the aborted '08 mission. Things were in pretty good shape overall, I have to say, though I think my favorite pair of aviator goggles are rusted out beyond repair and will have to fill a symbolic role in '09.

I like how the selection of wigs looks like a family of muppets ready for a night on the town.

I also uncovered some ephemera like unused glow sticks (do they go bad?), a map of Oregon and Nevada, past gift-swag, walkie-talkies (never used), earplugs, a What Where When BRC guide, batteries & film, etc. etc.

After taking stock of my fun boxxx status, I could see that I was going to need to work some freshness in to the mix, and so spent an entire day in Seattle visiting various thrift stores in the U-District. Most of what I picked up will need to remain confidential until I am on-playa transmorgifying in to DJ Playaduster. But you may enjoy a sneak peek of some of the new styles, such as my rasta rainbow of knee-high socks...

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Leavenworth Lids in effect

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