Things don't really get going at Artica until after dark. I've never stayed that late due to family demands. But Sunday night Mrs. C went to a debate watching party (the horror) so I was on my own. I stayed late.
The crowd doesn't really roll into this event until dusk. They set up little camps, waiting for the pyre that ends the event. Some bring props. This is a propane torch that can erupt at the push of a lever. More about the fire soon.