Burning Man - Huge Gas Explosion - the Man Burns

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Burning Man - Huge Gas Explosion - the Man Burns

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Loads of pressurized gasoline and propane gas are blown-up around the base of "the man" at the end of the Burning Man Festival. They use a controlled BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion).

Can't we burn that "man" thing without blowing up that much fossil fuel? This is not environmentally friendly at all. It's just a big orchestrated pyrotechnic show like those you see at Disney World or Hollywood. We don't need that. Am I the only one to feel that way?

By the way, I was in the crowd with everyone else when I took this photo, I did not have an "Inner Circle Pass" this year. Camera was handheld, no tripod.

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2012 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).

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Photo taken on September 1, 2012
Black Rock City, Pershing county, Nevada, USA
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