Burning Man 2017 Happens This Weekend, Here Are A Few Of Last Year's Photos To Get You Primed

Submitted by: fancylad 3 months ago in Entertainment NSFW

The sights, the sounds, the smells...

Burning Man celebrates its 32nd year this weekend. Here's what you missed last year...
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Female 1,609
It bothers me that someone brought a kid there. 
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Male 402
Generally, I want to slap the shit out of these kinds of people. You know - the ones that will go on and on about how awesome it is wherever they go, blah, blah blah.  However.  If those cupcakes are drivable, I am fucking IN!!
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Male 352
I agree it looks like it has changed from a festival of art, invention and self-expression to the place to be seen and to mimic the earlier fests. Too bad.
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Male 5,442
Hi, all. Just checking in on my phone from a beach house on Emerald Isle, NC. I'm down here through Friday.

Flew down on Saturday. Had a good time standing on my hindpaws atop the tray table and looking out the plane window. Squirrels don't often get to see the tops of clouds and it was mesmerizing.

As it happens, I was seated next to an American Airlines pilot who was flying to his next assignment out of Charlotte, North Carolina. I took the opportunity to ask him if, in the course of his duties, he'd ever seen a UFO. I explained that I'd recently seen a claim online that most airline pilots have, but they typically don't report them for a number of reasons, including tedious paperwork and funny looks.

He said he'd spent many, many hours in the air both as an airline pilot and, before that, piloting B-52s in the USAF. And no, he'd never seen an alien craft, nor had the pilots he's friends with. He thought the internet claim I'd read was exaggerated, at best.

I told him that perhaps he HAD seen a UFO, but that the government had erased his memory and we both laughed.

I also asked him if he had ever met a talking squirrel before, and he said no, he hadn't. Then he paused and said that maybe the whole UFO thing isn't so far-fetched after all.

Squrlz out.
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Female 1,609
squrlz4ever I wondered where you were
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Male 5,442
littlemissqt Yup! Had a great time on the North Carolina shore. Stuffed myself silly with hushpuppies, which are so delicious they almost make me wish the South won the Civil War. Dang they're good!

Now I'm back in hushpuppy-less Pennsylvania and am back to my usual hopping around in the IAB threads.
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Female 1,609
squrlz4ever That sounds awesome!  I would love to go "back east" some day. I've only been to NYC.
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Male 5,442
littlemissqt Are you from the west coast or the midwest, Cutie?
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Female 1,609
squrlz4ever Sunny SoCal  
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Male 5,442
littlemissqt Oh! You're out in Fancy's territory. One place on the west coast I've never been to is San Francisco. I very much want to get out there.

A few east coast places I'd highly recommend include: Key West, Washington DC, Cape Cod, and the many charming towns in the northwest corner of Connecticut. Also the Griswold Inn in Essex, Connecticut. That place is just magical: You'll feel like you've stepped back in time 200 years.

Actually, if you could do only one thing to get a feel for the east coast, for one night, I'd suggest a dinner at the Griswold Inn (or "The Grizz," as it's known to locals). Please put that on your bucket list, Cutie!
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Female 1,609
squrlz4ever All of those ideas sound amazing! I would really really love to go to DC, but my husband doesn't want to, so it probably isn't going to happen. Sigh. Key West would be so great. My bucket list is a mile long.

I live very close to Fancy!
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Male 1,551
squrlz4ever  You need to visit the upstate of SC where I'm at. North of Greenville. Lots of acorns and hickory nuts. And I promise to leave the rifle in the closet if you come this way. Careful at the beach. Don't get your knuts sunburned.
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Male 5,442
scheckydamon I was very close indeed to your neck of the woods, Schecky! While down there, I had some very good minced barbecue, hushpuppies, and banana pudding. Oh, and a shrimpburger that was to die for!
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Male 8,792
squrlz4ever  piloting B-52s 

Nice, if old, aircraft.  I'm currently staring at, on the cabinet door over my central monitor, a warning sign from a B-52 (tail number 0013, aka Balls 13 and Warlord) that states WARNING, BOMB BAY DOORS IN WIDE OPEN POSITION. DO NOT OPERATE FLAPS.
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Male 5,442
megrendel I like it. I wanted to talk more with the pilot about flying B-52s, but decided it was best not to pry. Not every pilot wants to talk about their service with a stranger, particularly if it involves dropping bombs. I did remark on the longevity of the B-52s, and he responded, "Yes. The government really got a good deal on that contract."
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Male 671
Just another festival that has been over-run by trust fund trash.
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Male 4,244
profworm You talking about burning man or The POTUS?
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Female 1,609
daegog I laughed
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Male 942
daegog Is there no end to your rhetoric?  Why bring Trump into every single discussion?  It's starting to seem like an obsession.
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Male 4,244
cjeffblanchr cant you snowflakes take a joke?  You need to be PC all the time?  sheesh.
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Male 942
daegog 
It's not about that, bro.  Trump's a doof.  But does he need to be brought into everything?  I don't care enough about him one way or another to feel the need to try to relate him to everything.  
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Male 8,216
No more juggalos please.  Burning Man > Juggalo trash.
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Male 721
normalfreak2 agreed there are more hot chicks in Burning Man than Juggalo trash.
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