Friday, May 14, 2010

Burning Man

The first annual Burning Man was held in August 2003, the Lindens had added some new regions to the north with color names,  I don’t remember exactly which ones were reserved for Burning Man,  just that one of them was Chartreuse.

This is a picture of a good friend and former neighbor of mine, Daemioth Sklar.

Dae Sklar - Burning Man 8-03

Someone there at the Burning Man built an altar to Hamlet Linden, now know as Hamlet Au.  Here he is admiring the altar!

Hamlet admiring his altar at Burning Man 8-03

Another shot of the Burning Man Venue,  I am in the forefront,  the fellow at the rear with the pony tail and sword is Ironchef Cook.  Ironchef built the Koolaid Man which was a big hit,  unfortunately I have searched and searched and can’t find a picture of it.

Burning Man 8-23-03

Crowcatcher Valen built this cross.  If you look in the foreground you can see a pool.  That was my contribution to Burning Life.  Ananda Sandgrain built some mud baths and made muddy outfits for everyone to wear.  So I had the bright idea to make a pool to clean up in after the mud bath.  I found a foamy seawater texture and made it rotate slightly and voilá a sudsy pool.  It was a hit,,, hehehe


I am in my camo shorts in the foreground

Burning Man 8-28-03

There was a gathering toward the closing of the Burning Man,  I was there but can’t tell you what was discussed.  You can get an idea of what our UI was like in those days.  Wow, I had L$17,074!  Remember those were the days when we only lived on Linden stipend and what we could sell.  We had to pay taxes for rezzing prims, light, land tax etc, etc, etc,

Burning Man2 8-03

The picture of the Burning Man… 

Pituca at Burning Man 8-03

Chat at you all later!


  1. Effulgent Brown told me some months ago that the early days were a lot like high school. And you have mentioned that it was a time when everyone knew everyone else.
    We have grown so fast, and things are so different now, so sophisticated...and yet...
    I wish I had found Secondlife in those days.

  2. Seconded! I heartily wish I'd started with SL right at the start (although I doubt I had a PC or connection that could have handled it - that and the 'open times' probably would have been in the very wee small hours for me).

    I came in the great push of 2006 and saw some of the transition from that High School (or maybe college by then) to University and since on into adult life.

    In all that time I've never been to a Burning Life (well, I visited a friend's build in 2009) and only ever gone to one SLB (2008 I think). In the main this is down to lag pure and simple - I've never had a good enough system to overcome lag enough to make such visits enjoyable.

    Having said that I *love* reading people's accounts of BL & SLB - it's like travel writing in that it's all the fun of the visit without having to actually go :-D

    Thanks again Pituca!

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