Burning Man 2023: Paul K on the Playa

Burning Man 2023. Photo by Paul Koudounaris.

Written by Paul Koudounaris

Gosh Burning Man was fun . . . actually it was fine for me, I took off as soon as the rain started and got out before it was locked down, and here are some photos from two lovely days. As I was driving out the catastrophe was already unfolding, the ground was turning into quicksand and the road out was littered in cars that had already been stuck. As I passed them (thank you Jeep, thank you offroad tires) a man jumped out of a Mercedes that was stuck in the mud and started screaming at me and waving a handful of cash. He ran to my car and told me he’d give me a thousand dollars if I could get him off the playa in my Jeep and drop him off at the airport in Reno. Bribe accepted, and I spent the next two days exploring ghost towns. Enjoy the photos, the conditions were lovely during that brief period.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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