Over the weekend (beginning tonight) there’s a ‘Burn‘, one of SL’s regular replications of the Burning Man festival, taking place.

I may drop over there regularly to see what’s going on throughout the weekend, particularly as Ella and I keep discussing renting space to run a ‘Critical Tits’ type bike ride at one of these events.



Burn also have their own website,  flickr page, twitter feed, and Facebook page.

Critical Tits‘, in case you’re wondering, is a bike ride that occurs at the Burning Man festival in support of top-free equality. You don’t have to be topless to do the ride, but be supportive of the ride’s ideals.

Burn isn’t strictly a naturist event, but SLN are in favour of supporting and highlighting events wherein top free equality can be brought a little closer, hence our desire to do this some time this year.

As people may be aware, these Burns, in RL, do feature random acts of nudity, and we support that idea too. Anything to normalise the naked body in an uptight and increasingly repressed  world. There should never be any repression regarding God’s (or enter your own preferred deity here) greatest ever creation, the naked human form.








Above are a selection of photographs of just a small number of the strange, beautiful and imaginative aspects of Burn. I don’t think anyone can fail to be in awe of the beauty of the build and the imagination of the builders. There really are an enormous number of exceptionally creative, imaginative and artistic people out there in SL land.

I arrived at 530pm GMT on Friday evening, (1030am SLT) and there was already some wildness and mayhem in progress, with a parade of ladies walking around the stage prior to performing some sort of fire dance. We may come into a fantasy world to relax, but my goodness there’s an amazing amount of beautiful creativity going on to create it all.








Give ‘Burn’ a go over the weekend. It looks to be a wild and marvellous weekend of surreal imagination.




The Hipster Fair, 2015

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The Hipster Fair, 2015, is coming. It begins on February 1st.

Of course we’ll be popping along! I think there’s a definite link with hipsters, hippies and naturism, as they’re all part of a counter-culture, naturism certainly being part of an alternative lifestyles concept before the phrases ‘counter culture’ and ‘alternative lifestyles’ were coined. 260089492

Think of things like Russia’s Empty Hills festival, the Burning Man festival. There’s still a sense of those leading an alternative lifestyle also being politically switched on in an era where much of the planet seems drugged up on soap opera and football to the point where they can’t think or do anything to create a fairer world. It’s left to the hipster kids, with their dreads, tattoos, loose fitting clothing that will readily be shed in a celebration of the human body, to lead the politics. Eco-warriors? Aren’t they now leading ‘green’ politics around the globe? Didn’t they protest for nuclear dis-armament? Aren’t they objecting to ‘fracking’?tumblr_n5g9tdrNUJ1r7rtopo1_500 tumblr_ngxqf6On2x1ti9po7o1_1280

Sl has its own ‘Burning Man’ festival (in October, I think) and this year I fully intend SLN to be part of that, by setting up part of a sim, if we possibly can, to run an SLN sponsored ‘Critical Tits‘ bike ride, reflecting the RL ‘Burning Man’s’ topless or nude bike ride.

Riders at Burning Man’s ‘Critical Tits’ bike ride

In anticipation of that, the Hipster Fair will be our first stopping off point of the year with intentions to at least be (semi) clothed when the time comes to book a part sim in order to be part of SL’s own ‘Burning Man’ festival. We’ll update on the Hipster Fair closer to the time.