Pyropolis, TX (by Kit O'Connell & the Web Content Team) -- With almost 2,500 people in attendance, Burning Flipside, Central Texas' annual regional festival inspired by Burning Man, was a huge success. Held over Memorial Day weekend, this year’s theme was "Bad Idea," inspiring a host of wonderful artworks, theme camps, and events. The effigy, a stunning work designed by Dotti Spearman called Burning Bridges, was completed Saturday after months of hard work by the Design and Fabrication Team (DaFT). It was later opened to exploration by the community. Despite initial concerns that it would remain unburned, a series of fortunate events and favorable decisions led to the gorgeous ritual destruction of the massive wooden artwork on Sunday night.