Zombie Party

DPW is the only group of people I know who are uglier with makeup on.

Just so you know, it’s not all backbreaking work in DPW. Sometimes we have fun, too. I probably shouldn’t tell you about all the hijinks these kids get up to, but here’s a good one:

On Thursday, we had two birthday boys in DPW – Fitz (In Your Mouth) and Kevin. So, at the morning meeting, Mayfield suggested that everyone dress up for dinner.

Now, I had worked all day, and sort of forgot about the dressing-up thing. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the Commissary to see all of DPW in white facepaint. It was a sight to behold, let me tell you what. I don’t know where the idea (or the facepaint) came from, but they wore it just a little too well.

Scruffy and Headhunter's custom-made barrel was burning hot

As it turns out, Mayfield (who was dressed in his Chupacabra uniform) had wrangled a couple of kegs just for the occasion. The idea was to go to the Man site and celebrate, but that place was just too dangerous (what with the maze and the unfinished construction). So, we all headed back home to the Rodeo.

It was cute, cute, cute.

Damn Near, Samantha X, Mags, Dillan McPuke, and Squirrel, packed on the couch

La Paloma says I don't have enough pictures of her.

Even Roxane was sort of freaked out by Little Matt's makeup job.

Later, Matt got a little more playful (here with Arak)...

...and started taking parts from people's cars and giving them away.

You know everything’s gonna be okay if Johnny’s in town. And it was. We all went to bed happy and made it to work in the morning – although there was a lot of white paint left in a lot of whiskers the next day. But hey, around here, zombies pound t-stakes too.

About the author: The Hun

The Hun

The Hun, also known as J.H. Fearless, has been blogging for Burning Man (and many other outlets) since 2005, which is also the year she joined the BRC DPW on a whim that turned out to be a ten-year commitment. Since then she's won some awards for blogging, built her own creative business, and produced some of the Burning Blog's most popular stories and series. She co-created a grant-funded art piece, "Refoliation," in 2007, and stood next to it watching the Man burn on Monday night during a full lunar eclipse. She considers that, in many ways, to have been the symbolic end of Burning Man that was. The Hun lives in Reno with DPW Shade King, Quiet Earp. You may address her as "The Hun" or "Hun". If you call her "Honey" she reserves the right to cut you.