Burning Man Over the Years

Year Theme Temple
Attendance
Height of Man
Price
Theme Camps
Placed Art
Camp BUI #s

Our Road

2018 I, Robot Galaxia (70,000)   425     37 Iron Giant
2017 Radical Ritual The Temple
(70,000)
40
425
   
33
Inspirit
2016 Da Vinci's Workshop The Temple
67,290
43
390
1359
27
Italic
2015 Carnival of Mirrors Temple of Promise
67,564
60
390
1150
326
26
Illusion
2014

Caravansary

Temple of Grace
65,992
105
380
311
19
Isfahan
2013 Cargo Cult Temple of Whollyness
69,613
52
380
27
Interstellar
2012 Fertility 2.0 Temple of Juno
56,149
52
420
19
Iris
2011 Rites of Passage Temple of Transition
53,963
90
360
25
Initiation
2010 Megatropolis - The Life of Cities Temple of Flux
51,525
104
360
700
275
25
Istanbul
2009 Evolution - A Tangled Bank Fire of Fires
43,558
75
360
618
215
13
Inherit
2008 American Dreams Barusa Sagrada
49,599
90
295
746
285
14
Impala
2007 The Green Man Temple of Forgiveness
47,097
72
280
681
300
13
Intertidal
2006 Hope and Fear - The Future Temple of Hope
38,989
72
280
300
3
Fate
2005 Psyche Temple of Dreams
35,567
72
250
485
275
2
Fetish
2004 The Vault of Heaven Temple of the Stars
35.664
80
225
503
220
2
Neptune
2003 Beyond Belief Temple of Honor
30,586
79
225
504
261
1
Theory
2002 The Floating World  
28,979
40
 
2001 Seven Ages  
25,659
70
 
2000 The Body  
25,400

40

 

1999

Wheel of Time  
23,000
40
         
1998 Nebulous  
15,000
50
 
1997 (Hualapai Playa)  
10,000
50
1996 (Black Rock City)  
8,000
50
1995 (Black Rock City)  
4,000
40
 
1994 (Black Rock City)  
2,000
40
 
1993 (Black Rock City)  
1,000
40
1992 (Black Rock City)  
600
40
     
1991 (Black Rock City)  
250
40
   
1990 (Baker Beach to Black Rock City)  
800/90
40
     
1989 (Baker Beach)  
300
40
 
1988 (Baker Beach)  
175
30
1987 (Baker Beach)  
80
20
 
1986

(Baker Beach)

 
20
8

I have been searching for this data for some time. The missing elements represent information that I have
been unable to locate. If you can find any bits of data that would add to the chart above, please send it to me at SirLoin@campbui.org.

Interesting Facts  
Perimeter Fence - 9.2 miles long The Man is normally 40' tall
It is one mile from our camp to the Man In 2015, there were 2,790 operations at the airport with almost no safety issues - two pilots were banned for life for infractions.

Burning Man Highlights

Year
Highlight
2017
Our very own Achilles and Hurricane got married beside the Temple on Wednesday
2017
Our camp was blessed by five young people from Paris, France. They truly enriched the experience.
2017
We had 300 people show up for our Pineapple Upside Down Cake Thursday event.
2017
It was hot this year - how hot was it! HOT. Temperatures hit as high as 118 out on the playa - and we experienced our first haboob.
2015
A total of 20,000 gallons of propane was consumed this year - and IT GOT COLD!
2015

Dust - lots and lots of dust!!! - Great camp - Achilles became a Black Rock Ranger

2015
An RV caught fire - Camp BUI passed the health inspection with flying colors
2014
Rain - lots and lots of rain!!!
2014
Embrace burned beautifully but would not go down - they had to knock it over with a truck.
2014
Legend became a Black Rock Ranger
2014
Camp BUI had a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Thursday and about 250 attended
2012
Sir Loin got pulled over by the Sheriff and they surrounded his truck, brought in the dogs, and searched his truck for drugs
2011
Trojan Horse - a total fiasco - the burn was good though
2011
Jugger runs his first Ultra Marathon (50K - 31 miles) at Burning Man
2011
Legend and Morgan engagement party
2011
Had Christmas celebration in Camp BUI
2011
Footsie made a major Indian food dinner
2010
Larry and Janet brought four kinds of meat to the playa including elk, buffalo, and bear
2010
Our metal Dutch oven table was introduced
2010
Double rainbow while setting up camp
2010
Just after Megatropolis burned, a whiteout blow occurred as we tried to find our way back to camp
2009
Chuck had lots of ice cream salt
2009
The Man burn was so hot, we had to move back
2008
The Man would not ignite, even after numerous fire explosions. They had to light it with flares
2008
Trout made chocolate cake in a Dutch oven and it was so hard we could not break it on a table
2008
Heidi makes her infamous "wheat grass" juice
2008
Denny McGee's car broke down as he was driving on the perimeter road - he had to be towed to Reno for a fix
2008
Chuck forgot ice cream salt
2007
No longer just Chuck, Al, and Dennis - camp grows
2007
We invited a woman for dinner who was walking down the street totally nude and painted red
2007
It blew so hard The Ice Man was picked up and thrown across a neighboring camp
2007
Crude Awakening - most unbelievable burn - ever!
2006
Footsie got sprayed with sugar water and ran after a water truck to take a shower
2006
A group from Belgium named Uchronia built the largest structure ever built on the playa
2004
A twister came through and destroyed a Margarita bar down the street
2004
271 spires were built supporting 700 lanterns to light the main paths of the city
1993
Danger Ranger introduced the first Art Car
1992
Danger Ranger founded the Black Rock Rangers
1990
Police arrived and banned the burn - 90 people moved the structure to Black Rock Desert to burn
1989
Police tried to stop the ceremony
1986
First burning on the man to celebrate Summer Solstice

 

 

 

 

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