Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Now that’s an unusual load

What do big rigs and hippies have in common?

Probably not much. But this year, they both made it out to Burning Man.

If you’re unfamiliar with Burning Man, it’s an eight-day festival held each summer in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. About 40,000 people attended this year’s event, which has become synonymous with self-expression, naked people, illicit drug use, and of course, tripped-out, oversized art displays.

That last concept is where the trucking and art worlds intertwined. This year’s festival – which ended on Labor Day – featured a massive sculpture titled “Big Rig Jig.”

Kind of gives new meaning to the term “oversize load,” doesn’t it?