The Man Burns in 367 Days!

Though Burning Man just finished, a countdown is always in motion. For the devout, Burning Man is more than the best party of the year… it is a way of life.  Preparations for each upcoming burn happen all year long, from the Burning Man Organization office in San Francisco, to the lives of the individuals who make the trek out into the Black Rock Desert every year.

I didn’t make it to the Burn this year. The reasons are several and more complicated than I care to discuss here; it may suffice to say that I did not prepare well and I was fucking horribly depressed last week. During the week of the Burn, I made a month by schedule of preparations which will ensure that in 2015, I will be watching The Man burn in person. #lessonlearned

It’s also the 1 year anniversary of the show! My experience at Burning Man last year was a key factor in my decision to take over The Jake Shannon show and turn it into The Paul Duane Show.  That year went by FAST….

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On today’s show, Utah Burner Sarah Berry joined me in the studio to tell tales from the Playa.  Now that Burners are arriving home, dusting off their gear and uploading photos, some great galleries of images are starting to emerge that give us a glimpse into the sights that emerged in the desert for one week and then disappeared into the ether…

Check out some of the great photo galleries that are showing up on the Burning Man blog:

http://blog.burningman.com/2014/08/photosvideosmedia/burning-man-2014-installations-part-one/

http://blog.burningman.com/2014/09/photosvideosmedia/burning-man-2014-installations-part-two/

… and some other photos by two of my favorite Burner photographers, Jashua Grover and Trey Ratcliff:

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Photo by Jahshua Gorver. See more of his work and join him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jahshua.grover

 

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Photo of the “Embrace” sculpture by Trey Ratcliff.  Over the years, he has created some absolutely incredible images from Burning Man.

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Embrace burning.  Photo by Trey Ratcliff. Check out his website:  http://www.stuckincustoms.com

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