If there’s one thing about the creation of Burning Man, it’s that it takes a lot of stuff. Setting up and living in the desert requires no shortage of things, and even though we have it down to an art at this point, it’s still a lot of work.
We arrive in Reno to meet the rest of the team. The days there are filled with running around purchasing groceries, tools, supplies and all manner of things we’ll need to survive on the playa for the next two weeks.
We build the rest of the domes and playa tech we need, finish client orders, and pack every nook and cranny of our trailer. The team is tired already but ready to head out to one of our favourite places in the world.
Up at the crack of dawn, we get there and wait for several hours in the lineup, adjusting to the high altitude and heat.
Finally we arrive at the place we will call our very own for the times to come.
Even though it’s already been a long few days, we need to set up as much as possible so that we can have shelter and food by the time the night arrives.
The domes we build will go up quickly, but there’s still a ton of other infrastructure that needs to be handled.
Most of the days work involves pulling apart the trailer, sorting and prepping everything that needs to be installed.
The camp goes up inch by inch as the day goes on.
As the sun goes down and we take a moment to absorb our very first sunset on the playa.
Night falls and we set up construction lights to finish as much as we can before bed.
We finally install lighting into the newly erected domes and suddenly we have our first beautiful lantern illuminating the almost empty playa around us.
The tired but successful team all crawls into our communal space and bunks down for the night. It will be another early and long day tomorrow, but the first setup day was a resounding success.
More to come!