Friday night it was still a little chilly out there and the serpent’s coil was crammed full of people huddling for warmth. Even on the other nights, when it was warm, people would crowd around and sit about the fire, and stay long after we’d turned off the fire, and even the lights.
Before we left, the geeks had heard a lot about how people would be out of control and how it was a different crowd from Burning Man (which it was). But people were almost a little too respectful–we had to really invite them in to play with the buttons, it seemed. I didn’t hear about anyone trying to climb on the piece. Maybe it’s the power of the fire, but even very drunk messed up people were just having fun and wanted to talk and were just excited.