Later that night, I was wandering out on the playa, when a wall of people walking side by side appeared out of the dark in front of me. In the middle, about 20 of them pushed this thing, with one guy riding on top.

It's a great big 20 foot long flamethrower which looked like it was made out of old, rusted farm machinery parts. They were pushing it around the playa in the dark, finding and burning things down with it. I left while they were refueling, but I heard later on they took on the 10-foot ball of ice.

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