HAPPENINGText: Ammon Haggerty

Some of the new vehicles included; a three row motorized couch with sound system, a motorized Jesus cross – complete with a naked man, a motor bike with a horse saddle and oblong front wheel to simulate a horse gallop (you had to be there), etc.

Music is a major part on the festival, with live acts, deejays, and extemporaneous performances. The dominating music this year was Goa Trance, which took the main stage after the man was burned with Goa Gill and the CCC deejays from San Francisco.

The pinnacle of my Burningman experience was on the final night when everything was burning and chaos was predominant. Bodies moved through the fire lit sky as far as the eye could see. The ambient sounds where a wash of sound systems, bands, crackling of fire, and the people screaming “BURN IT”.

The Burning Man 1997
Date: August 27th – September 1st, 1997
Place: Hualapai Playa, Nevada
Tel: +1 415 985 7471

Text: Ammon Haggerty
Photos: Ammon Haggerty

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