CIMG5966 On Friday night, the effigy (the Man that’s burned on the final night, giving the Burning Man events their name) was still being worked on. Somebody later commented:
“At the point this photo was taken, they were still adding railings, filling in gaps between ramp segments, and adding lighting to the railings.
There had been a plan to make the railings into MIDI input devices, so you could play the effigy like an instrument, but I think that got pushed back because of rain (imagine!).”
About 3 weeks earlier, I was at a fundraiser for the team that builds the effigy, and there I got to see the effigy’s head.
And here are some pictures of the effigy burning.
The cello-shaped head is prominently visible in the fire.
Burning Flipside, May 2007, near Austin, TX.