Ryan "Alpha" Romero

built to burn

You have probably heard of, or been to, Burning Man. However, most folks don’t realize that smaller, regional burns are hosted throughout the year all around the world. Burning Flipside, in Austin, is one of the largest and oldest regional burns in existence.

True to our Texan nature, we build our effigies big and I’ve been lucky enough help. As a DaFT (Design and Fabrication Team) Lieutenant I take a lead role in nearly every part of the build including initial design, planning, heavy machinery operation, construction, and team organization. It’s a helluva lot of work and a helluva lot of fun. I even designed a patch for our build crew. You may have guessed we’re very proud of our work.

Forbig art

DaFT crew member patch