Hiya folks, and welcome to this year’s slideshow. The pics are not strictly chronological, but this is the first shot I took this year. At this point I’m still on the road into Black Rock City, stopped in hellish dirt-road traffic as thousands of eager Burners try to get through the gates during the first few hours of the event (which begins at midnight). I liked the idea on the side of this vehicle (misspelling aside) as applied to Black Rock City itself: I try to keep the place in my heart; if I am to be healthy and happy, a part of me should be there even when I’m not.