The Burning Man Returns

By Randall Roberts

The Burning Man, which was prematurely torched by burner-assassin Paul Addis

on Tuesday morning, has returned. This morning at about 11:30, a crane

lifted what is now known as the Spawn of Burning Man into its rightful place

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at the center of Black Rock City. The soundtrack to the celebratory moment,

courtesy of an art car with a crystal-clear, blaring sound system? Not as

expected, a crappy trance track, nor "76 Trombones," or "Anarchy in the UK."

Rather, much of the fifteen-minute moment was honored with a ritualist

playing of, yes, "Freebird," by Lynyrd Skynyrd. As the dualing guitars

soloed and wailed, at least a few happy campers sang along: "Lord, I can't


The Burning Man Returns
The Burning Man Returns

Photos by Charlie Evans

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