Monday, September 15, 2008

Day/Night Four (Thursday) Billion Bunny March


Thursday morning... WOW, where has the week gone.... seems like we JUST got here. We started off by having some much needed coffee and breakfast. We decided that we should go out on the playa while it was still in the coolness of the morning. We wanted to see the Man and the Temple...

I loaded up Playa Jenni and her new "friend"
Poor guy was lost on the playa and needed some help
Which she was more than willing to give him!

Magic and Minxie heading out for the Man

When we reached the Man, we noticed a crane was there. Seems that they were fixing some lighting problems...

A crane along the Man

View from the Man to the Temple

The Temple is just as beautiful in the day
as it is at night...
More details can be seen

One of the side buildings..
made all from drift wood
It smelled of the ocean
It was incredible!

The Glass panes were painted with
different designs
Trust me when I say these pics
DO NOT do it justice!

Inside the driftwood building
were little details like this lock.
The crystals caught the light of the
sun and made the inside sparkle!

View from atop the Temple looking AWAY from the
Man.... you can see more art installations
and the planes for the sky divers

Inside the Temple were many
wind chimes...
On the playa the wind blows frequently
and the sound was beautiful.
Who knew that someones trash could
sound so beautiful!

View atop the Temple towards the Man
By Thursday, the City is pretty full
and there is lots of activity.
You can see the City in the distance.

I dont do heights, so I HAD to get proof that I was
on top of the Temple!
DONT look down and its all good!

Again, the details of the Temple are impressive.
If you look, you can identify all
kinds of things...
simply amazing!

The Temple is for remembering loved ones who
are no longer with us.
For your own thoughts, prayers, wishes, dreams etc.
People come and draw, write poems, share thoughts,
place pics of loved ones etc all over the Temple.
This is a beautiful drawing someone drew!

One of a few writings that I place upon the Temple!

Outside the Temple was this
It was wonderful to lie down on the earth
and look up at the Temple and everyone
enjoying it.

This was a wonderful phrase for the front of the Temple!

The top of the Temple

We headed back to camp for lunch, and some relaxing time
and came across the HUG DELI from last year!
It was great to get hugs!
I just love HUGS!!!!

Back at camp full of some wonderful cucumber sandwiches and a couple of beers and just kicking back doing nothing! It was finally time to get ready for the Infamous Billion Bunny March!!! It is a HUGE event on the playa. Thousands of people dress up like bunnies and march from the Bunny Camp to Center Cafe and then out to the Man. This was our first year at the bunny march... we had NO idea what to expect... but off we went, ears on our head and bunny love in our hearts......

Just gotta luv my glasses!!! *tee hee*

The bunnies are VERY out spoken!
I guess the bunnies are tired of losing their feet!

Bunny Tail!

There were bunnies of all shapes, sizes and colors
I wonder what it means when you are a "green" bunny?

Minxie and Magic at the holding area for
the Billion Bunny March!
We were sworn in as bunnies!
(will have video once I get around to loading them)

Hmmm... strange looking bunnies!

This just made me smile!!!
(ok, it really made me LAUGH!)

Such a white fuzzy bunny!

The Bunny Camp Art Car
It was VERY fuzzy!

There was even a bunny ambulance!
It made sure that you had your ears, teeth and tail..
oh and carrot juice for energy!

Then to our surprise!!!
The carrots started invading us!
They protesting against the bunnies!

This carrot was quickly attacked by bunnies!
They were hungry!
Eat him Magic! LOL

Minxie Bunny need a nibble!

Hey! NICE Carrot!!
*tee hee*

A true bunny Motto!

This was cool carrot!

What can I say here...
I just had to take the shot!

The march headed for the Center Cafe...
I got thirsty along the way...
thank goodness there was water!

This talented bunny could walk and hula hoop
at the same time!

Thousands of bunnies invade the Center Cafe!!!
After taking it over for about 20 minutes...
the march heads out for the Man!

To our horror, the animal control vehicle was there
waiting for us bunnies!
It was total mayhem!
Bunnies were running everywhere trying not to get caught
and licensed or thrown in the cage!

Playa Jenni enjoys her iced chai as she watches
bunnies run from the animal control.

Bunnies scatter across the playa hiding from animal control.

As reinforcements arrive... we set our fellow bunnies free
and take over the Man!

Animal control being over taken by bunnies
retreats to the city....
HA HA!!!!
That, thats all folks!

And the bunnies take over the Man!
The flag waves in honor of
our triumph!!!

Once the march was finished, it was time to head back to camp
for dinner and plans for the evening.
Playa bike are the main way that everyone gets around
and decorating them has really become an art form.
This bike is probably ONLY ridden on the playa!

The Black Rock City sign with Center Cafe in the distance.

As the sun set on the playa.. and we were headed to camp,
I noticed these people doing a dance with umbrellas.
The way the looked against the sun set was breathtaking.
So of course, I had to stop and take some pics.

These are only a few of what I took.
I will post the better ones when I do my
"art" blog.

The lighting was perfect!

I guess I wasnt the only photographer who liked
the potential shots!

Then all of a sudden the skies were filled with
sky divers!

It was some of our neighbors from Lodie Camp

The smiles on their faces tell how much they love to jump!

As we headed back to camp... Magic played the "flamingo game"
She got her arse kissed because she couldnt get the flamingos into the bucket!
I think she missed on purpose!

This was our piratical neighbors camp!
I "pirated" pics for ideas for our own camp next year!

After dinner and some more relxation, we headed out to the
playa once the sun was down.
WOW! Who knew the Golden Gate Bridge
was on the playa?

The mobile band stand!!

The famous ThunderDome!
Mad Max style!
I guess someone had some sort of problem, because later
that night there was an ambulance leaving from there.
Hey, if you are gonna act like barbarians, then you
will probably get hurt! LOL

More art cars on the playa....
we actually got our first ride on an art car!
It was great fun. You jump on and go wherever they go!
Sometimes, you have a long walk back to camp!
It was getting late, or should I say early...
we decided to head back to camp for the night,
yes, we had a long walk back....

We ended up at about 3:00 on the Esplanade... so we got to see some
things we hadnt seen before....
When I saw this sign, I had to think about
Jack and his Mother of Pearl...
could the Pearl be on the playa?
It was worth a closer look....

I tried to interrogate this ping-guin..
but he was more interested in how the
lights in his flippers were affecting peoples
eyes! hmmm.... what kind of fish have you been eating?

I thought the Mother of Pearl was lost...
we headed to Center Cafe to get our nightly
Chai and I to my surprise....
I saw this woman with ping-guins in
I was pretty sure they had
been in the service of Chin Strap...

This was gonna take some more searching.....

That ends day four of the playa..... again, what a wonderful time is had on the playa..... I still miss it.....
Stay tuned for day five!!!!!


-Sir Jack said...

Day 4 at the Burn-great blog & photos Minxie!! The ping-guins in bondage made me smile...thanks, love!!!

Blaznfire911 said...

Well thank goodness! I was having playa withdrawls! LOL

Day 4...WOW! First of all the people dancing with the umbrellas was magical! It really got to I hope that there are some more photos to come of them in the coming weeks!

I also love your naughty little bunny you!!! And how funny was the guy with the carrot on his "you know whatsit!"

Does Magic have her hair in dreds?
I can't believe she literally got her ass kissed LMAO!!

The temple is just amazing. I remember you showing us night pics, but the day ones are just as beautiful!

And how sweet of that monkey fellow to befriend little old Playa Jenny!

I could sure use a hug from that booth!! Well only a few more days of stories to go...then I will be in playa withdrawl mode again. I am sure that you are already there...just start making your plans for next year, and it might cheer you up!!

Thanks for putting up Day 4!!!


Robbi said...

Woohoo!!!! Day 4!!!!

It gets better and better as the days go.....

I love all the photo's ...
you sure know how to capture the scene!!!!..The umbrella pic's are way cool///

I love the Temple and it's stuff hanging off of it...
windchimes how cool are they..
And we could make them here...
(i'm going to be on a mission...LOL!!!)

I really can see how you love it there...
It is just to cool!
Can't wait for more...

~Minxie~ said...

LMAO!!! Vix.. that is NOT a guy! LOL.... it is a girl with a strap on carrot!!!! LOL....

glad you all like the blog.... still more to come for the last few days of the playa... then I hope to load the "art" photos and then the many videos!!!

Blaznfire911 said...

OMG that was a girl?????? LMAO!!! Shows how I much I can tell the diff LOL

Blaznfire911 said...

OKay, so can you blame me??? I went back and looked at it...I thought it was a guy in a dress LMAO!!!!

shakenbsis said...

OMG Minxie, those bunnies cracked my arse UP!!!

I LOVE everything about that temple. especially the driftwood room, I could feel the peace radiating from it...

I'm glad you conquered the top! Woo hoo (yeah I could see a twinge of angst in your eyes) BRAVA!!!

Grea blog!

shakenbsis said...

I love the light at that time of the day (esp in the desert) The umbrella dancing is very moving, can't wait for your art pics love...

Lotus said...

Once again, Minxie, awesome pictures! I particularly liked the one of ping-guins in bondage! Kinky!

Robbi said...

Just checking to see if there was more!!!!

Hope you didn't forget!!!LOL!!!!!

And hope you are having a great weekend!!

Blaznfire911 said...

I am having some serious playa withdrawls again!! I wanna see some day 5 up here before I go on vacay!!! LOL

Also, how was brother??