Grover’s Coming Back With Political “Dream Team”

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“Thank you kindly for the invitation, Grover. I’ll certainly consider it, but I think I might be pretty busy next summer,” Paul responded in a statement to Fusion, possibly a sign that Paul will be campaigning for president by the summer of 2015.

Norquist told Fusion that he’d like a “dream team” of Republicans to attend Burning man with him next year, including three California congressman: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Darrell Issa.

While Paul seems too popular to join Norquist’s team, Issa told Fusion he’d consider attending.

“It’s clear that festival-goers are strong proponents of liberty, as well as personal responsibility. I couldn’t agree with those philosophies more. I’d love to experience the festival firsthand,” Issa said.


The Democrats were well represented at the Burn too, with former Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich attending as a guest of Burning Man’s Social Alchemist Bear Kittay, who was part of Obama’s Presidential Campaign.

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He gave interviews from the Playa about Obamacare, among other topics:

Despite previous claims of “counter-culture”, BMOrg are quite at home with the suits and politicians, and employ multiple lobbyists:


Governor Sandoval signing AB374 into law. Seated: Gov. Brian Sandoval; Standing from left to right: Adam Belsky, Counsel for BRC LLC; Robert Shirley; Tom Clark, Lobbyist for BRC LLC; Shannon Hogan, Lobbyist for BRC LLC; Jim Shirley, District Attorney for Pershing County; Sen. David Parks; Assemblyman & bill sponsor David Bobzien; Marian Goodell, Founder, BRC LLC; Raymond Allen, Government Affairs Representative for BRC LLC

Another recognizable political figure was spotted on the Playa this year too (photos by Jake Balakoohi):

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Burning Man is starting to look more and more like the Default World.

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2014 Mutant Vehicles

Outside Online has a gallery of art cars from Caravansary. What were your favorites?

From outsideonline (photos by Nick Kelley):

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“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” – Irina Dunn

I met Davina the Dragon at Freeform in NJ. Christian, the artist, was super nice. The head and tail move independently

Gonkirin the Dragon

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Just another punk in a tutu, surfing at the beach

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check out the “dickstand”



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Kalliope has been getting big praise online for its sound this year

Kalliope has been getting big praise online for its sound this year

Appropriate for Year of the Horse

Appropriate for Year of the Horse

And some photos by Peter Ruprecht:

Ohm from Laguna Beach made its debut this year

Ohm Kar from Laguna Beach made its debut this year

Fish Tank, looking good

Fish Tank, looking good

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Diddy loved Henry Chang’s Fusion art car so much, he may have bought it:

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He also had a great time on Tha Shagillac:

photo: Peter Ruprecht

photo: Peter Ruprecht

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2013 – we invented the remix, and the man-brella

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Diddy start a trend? Parasols galore

Some other notable images:

Icarus photo: Luc Asbury

Icarus – now that’s a Mutant Vehicle! Amazing. Yes those are speakers. photo: Luc Asbury


an "Art Cart". This guy is a true Burner

an “Art Cart”. This guy is a true Burner. Check out the suit and tie under the trenchcoat. photo: Bill Richmond

He's ready for anything. Pens, toothbrush, and suspenders. photo: Gary Schwartz

I nominate Cartman for best Burner. Look at him, he’s ready for anything! Sunglasses, Pens, toothbrush, suspenders, some rope, and a necktie. photo: Gary Schwartz

good way to get around

Another art cart. Good way to get around

Ohm Kar photo: Jaime Lynn Krause

Ohm Kar, designed by artist Adam Pollina. photo: Jaime Lynn Krause

photo: Shane Umbach

From Bali to Laguna to the Black Rock Playa, #ohm is at Home. photo: Shane Umbach

2014 Photos

photo: Peter Ruprecht

photo: Peter Ruprecht

Thanks to all the photographic artists who helped to capture the images of Burning Man 2014 to share with the community. If you have a photo collection you’d like to be listed here, please add it to the comments.


An incredible collection here from Peter Ruprecht, with a few celebrity sightings.

Tomas Loewy’s collection is here, and he has combined them into a video for us

80 photos from Julian Walter.

Rolling Stone has a selection of Burning Man’s trippiest photos by Scott London.

Michael Holden has some great photos, including an interactive panorama of the Souk.

photo: Michael Holden

photo: Michael Holden

Michael Tosner presents this time-lapse:

Patrick Roddle specializes in portraits.


Stefan Spins has a song for us, “Be Here Now”


Mark Day presents Why The Nose?


Here’s a collection from Reno Melissa:

Dr Yes:

Kava Plus:

Tough times and smooth sailing from Grand Kids Collective

Smugmug has 310 photos

What Burning Man looked like while the gate was closed:

And some drone views:

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photo: Peter Ruprecht

photo: Peter Ruprecht

photo: Peter Ruprecht