During the daytime we mostly hung our in our camp, figuring out what we would wear that day/night and doing the occasional henna tattoo, which was one of our "gifts" to the community. We usually left the camp once or twice during the day to go explore- it's amazing how much there is to see and there's no way you can even come close to seeing half of it! There are so many pictures on the internet of things I never saw, but the things we did see were amazing.
We dressed up every night and went out to explore or dance or just ride our bikes around "the playa" and see all the art cars. Since the art cars are mobile the playa looks different every time you see it so it was sometimes difficult to orient yourself! It was amazing to see so many lights everywhere and the music was fantastic. It was easy to dance for hours. Even just riding your bikes around was a blast, as there were thousands and thousands of other people riding around as well and avoiding eachother, especially at intersections, was a bit challenging!
|Getting ready to head out for a night on the playa- from left to right, Sarah, Melissa, Molli, me and Genevieve.|
|Another night on the playa- from left to right- Melissa, Sarah, me, Molly and Genevieve.|
We were part of a larger camp called The Wanderer's Camp, which provided "Toxic Tonics" and hotdogs for the community every night we were there. Everyone was expected to work a shift, which our small group did with enthusiasm on Saturday night. It was a lot of fun to provide delicious gin and tonics and hotdogs to the thirsty, hungry masses.