Burning Man
Black Rock City, NV
August 24 - 31 2K03

Day Three, Part 1:
In Which Gates and Shower Stalls Rise to the Sky, and Electricity Makes Its Triumphant Return to Our Camp...

Day One (Saturday): Arrival
Day Two (Sunday): Burnin' & Bikin'
Day Three, Part One (Monday): All God's Chillun Must RISE UP
Day Three, Part Two (Monday): All God's Chillun Must WALK OUT
Day Four (Tuesday): Children of the Night
Day Five (Wednesday): Pork, Prom, and Pee
Day Six (Thursday): Platonic Form
Day Seven (Friday): Neighbors
Day Eight, Part One (Saturday): Jack Taylor, Art Lover (v 2.0)
Day Eight, Part Two (Saturday): Burning Things (v 2.0)
Day Nine (Sunday): Shake the Sand Off

Pretty, pretty Center Camp. Hard to believe that in a mere matter of hours, this place will be lousy with Hippies and associated ilk, spreading their hideous creed of tolerance, annoyance, and stank.


Luckily, Center Camp is also a source of the world's finest stimulant: sweet, sweet coffee.

I got a drill right here, it's name is Paul Revere, and guy who says if the weather's clear, Can Do! Can Do! This drill says I sure Can Do!

Solar panels would be dragged on top of the truck and provide power to the stereo during the day.


Jack is already working on his sunburn. Later in the week, he would moan, "How can Jonathan go shirtless and not get burned, and I can't?"

More lotion, Jack. It's not the answer to every situation, but it's the answer to a lot of them.

More lotion.


Yes, I know it is surprising to see a shot of Tom and NOT see his crank, but I made that one of my challenges for the week.

Beginnings of a gate.

Railroad ties helped build the West, they did. Them, and b'abed wire.


Even though at this point, 6 people are holding up the Gate, it was actually very very stable. We didn't even have to attach guy wires to hold it down in heavy wind.


"Are you sure you know what you're doing?""

In a high res version of this pic, you can see, yes, Tom's crank.

Drilling down the last of the stage.


Yes, it is quite warm.

One of the Lotus Girls, working on the Hand of God while it is still on top of the transport car.


Tom and Margaret Mk. 2 watching the front end of a dust storm.

The first broken-down art car of the season.


Sun worshippers, and shade worshippers.

"So, wait, it's a shower stall, AND a bong? Carl, you are a mad genius."


That's a fine sconce, right there.

Bone chandelier, and lights, being wired up.