Stopped by the Oakland Museum of California on the way home from work yesterday to check out the Burning Man block party. All the Burner Royalty were there with folks dressed to the nines. Lots of families but also many older folks that dusted off their old playa gear (furry coats, top hats, scarves, lights, and goggles) to show up for a celebration of their culture.
The Fire Dancers from The Crucible were there,
There was a temple,
Bliss was there as well, under a full moon,
There was this crazy gamelan band that sounded like Thai monks on speed. They were doing this funny dance/performance with these Tibetan cymbals that sounded like nothing I’ve ever heard before.
Finally there was a funky brass band that sounded like a you feel when you’re running really fast on the top of a ridge, just barely in control.
Definitely had a good time – always worth it taking the long way home!