Regionals Rock (Blazing Swan)

I was wrong.
I used to think that Regional Burning Man events were a sort of “farm league” or practice ground for people who were not ready to commit to the Big Burn in Nevada. But a recent adventure to participate in Blazing Swan in Western Australia proved to me that the regional system WORKS.

Burning Man is not scalable if everyone needs to visit Black Rock City. But I am now inspired and encouraged knowing that Regional Events and global communities practicing the 10 Principles have the same power to change lives and change the world as the Big Burn. I now know I can travel anywhere around the world…and be welcomed Home.

Music Video Peek at Blazing Swan:

The first Hand Pan song in the video was recorded on top of Cave Rock during an epic sunset. The second “No Rain” remix by Pumpkin (Recently lost Burner Nicholas Alvarado) is what I played at the top of the temple.

Full description of my adventure:

About the author: John "Halcyon" Styn


Halcyon is a 21-year Burning Man participant and co-founder of Pink Heart camp. He is author of "Love more. Fear less." and producer of the Burning Man short film, "The Pink Path." He's won Webby awards for his over-the-top personal site & his "Love On Demand" video podcast Halcyon co-founded the San Diego based "1st Saturdays" homeless outreach program based on Burning Man Principles and coaches people how to be radically self expressed in the default world. You can find his full Playa Tips & Tricks series at

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