As a prelude to the huge Burning Man event in Black Rock City in Nevada on August 31 through September 7, the Southern Nevada burners on the First Friday event on August 7 in Las Vegas will be setting up their wild and crazy mutant vehicles that they’ve designed and built to cruise the dusty and scorching playa during Burning Man.
They are planning to set up their tricked out cars in a circle on Casino Center between Colorado and California. Then, in the inner circle, local artists will be hooping and poi spinning.
Despite a down economy, an estimated 48,000 people are anticipated to participate in this year’s Burning Man. The annual art event is all about the power of community, and to celebrate shared values of radical self-expression and self-reliance through art activities. Participants express and relying on themselves to a degree that is not normally encountered in one’s day-to-day life.
As a by-product, one can only hope that Whirlygig, the First Friday organizer, will get a much needed boost to bolster their sagging revenue.