Are You Missing “The Burn”?

Most of us are home and cleaning the playa dust from this year’s [BM].  My kitchen continues to smell like vinegar since my husband and I arrived home two weeks apart.  But most of my friends are talking about missing the community and spectacle they experience at the Burning Man event. For some of them, like us, it has become a part of their lives.  I know there are a lot of videos out there but I thought you might like to see “Burn Baby Burn”.  It does have some enhancements so if you are a purist about the Burn this might not be the video for you, but I loved it:

Music: BRAPT, an underground Belgian artist
Animation: John Ferran (Dustfish)
Video: Mister WA or

About the author: Affinity


Affinity, a Burner since 2000, was legally married on the Playa in 2001, was wedding coordinator and then training coordinator at Burning Man, before becoming the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) Social Media Coordinator and an Advisory Board Member. An attorney, she served on the Board of Directors of the Western Pension and Benefits Conference. She interned with the Human Awareness Institute for 10 years. She writes about how art is envisioned, produced, created, installed and its afterlife.

3 Comments on “Are You Missing “The Burn”?

  • Eric says:

    I miss “The Burn”–frequently, in fact. Not so much in a ‘yearning’ kind of way, but more of a ‘failure to attend’. Sometimes my excuses are good, such as surgeries. Sometimes my excuses are poor, such as being poor. Sometimes missing is its own excuse. This year, however, my excuse for missing “The Burn” was not only excellent, it was on theme! On September 1, 2012, the day of the Fertility 2.0 burn, my second child was born into this strange and beautiful world.

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  • moana says:

    this was my first Burn and I am so Homesick now. thank you for the video.

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  • vertumnus says:

    i miss you and that we did not spend more time together!

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