CIMG6193 Me in a non-costume costume
On Sunday night, right before the burn, my friend P talked me into putting together a “costume” from various pieces found at the Burning Glam tent, where they had various items of clothing lying around, free for the taking. In keeping with the prevailing esthetics here, it was neither tasteful, nor flattering, nor, strictly speaking, much of a costume. It was fun, at first, to walk around in 6-inch platform boots (for the first time in my life), but after a few trips through ankle-deep mud, their soles came off. Nothing like a sudden feeling that the sole of your shoe is bending over backward and is about to send you face forward into the mud. Luckily, I didn’t lose my balance and made it back to the camp somehow, and changed back into regular shoes. Still, the boots lasted enough for P to take some pictures of me in that costume. And they were free anyway, so hey!
Here, I’m sitting next to the sculpture “Marriage is (not) doing dishes together”, which was one of my favorite artworks exhibited at Flipside. Here is better picture of the same sculpture.
Burning Flipside 2007. May 2007, near Austin, TX.