This Burner couple torched a little Burning Man for their 'gender reveal' video

In case you've never heard of gender reveal parties, let me clue you in. It's a celebration for expecting parents, or their guests (or sometimes both), that announces the gender of the child, usually in creative ways.

First-year Burners Lainey Deanne and Wesley Robinson of Utah conceived their first child at Burning Man this past summer. So, it makes sense that they would light a miniature model of the Man on fire in their backyard bbq grill as a way to reveal their baby's gender. Most folks use the colors pink or blue in some way to let everyone in on the surprise, but as their mini-Man burnt, a name was uncovered instead (it's difficult to see in the video).

Spoiler alert: It's a boy! Baby Isaac J Mike will arrive in May 2018.

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Scenes from Wasteland, the annual Mad Max tribute event in the Mojave desert

In 2009, we covered a "one time only 'Road Warrior Weekend' campout" -- now, seven years later, it's an annual event called Wasteland, and it's better than ever. Read the rest

Burner wedding features fire-jetting unicorn statue that sneezes glitter and pisses lemonade

When Anna Schumacher married Tim in 2012, their Burning Man friends Kat Green and Erik Rivas McGregor built them a special wedding-party gift: a giant carousel-horse unicorn that sneezed clouds of enfabulousing glitter on passers by and dispensed lemonade from a tap set into its crotch. At night, its horn jetted guest-controlled gouts of pink fire, to the delight of all. Read the rest