Over the past week, I happened to notice these ‘Top Searches’ in my dashboard of this blog:
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If you look to the right, under ‘Top Posts,’ you can see my old Burning Man blogs are trending at the moment:
(And do feel free to read up)
How I Came to China: Burning Man
Part 2: Doing LSD at Burning Man
Why now? Well, this year’s famed anarchic music & arts festival in the desert has just concluded and everyone is interested again .
Not to repeat myself, but I went in 2007 and 2008 and at the risk of sounding cliche I must say it; yeah it changed my life.
Much has been written about what this weeklong fest truly is, and I won’t repeat myself here but I’ll share some pictures and the above links and trust anyone new hear to look it up.
And yes I know it sold out over the years, it’s not as good as it used to be, all the evil rich people have ruined it, blah blah etc. That’s all probably true but I still believe it’s one of the best things going on in the world.
Here it comes… I’ve become one of those people making obnoxious announcements…..
Ready for it??
I’d like to take this opportunity to state that I wish to attend next year in 2015. It’s been too long. I’ve met a lot of great people in the intervening years, and I’d like to catch up with some Burners too, and I’d also like to invite old friends to go with me. Check out BurningMan.com for details, look up crazy pictures online and crazy videos on youtube, be inspired and let’s go.
Save up money, get into debt a little it’s no big deal, buy camping supplies, make costumes if you like, make a plan, and meet me on the American West Coast next August. I’m still working out whether I should make Southern California or Northern California the homebase, but plenty of time to figure that out in the coming months.
I mean, we’ve waited all our lives and it’s the Back to the Future year! 2015. Although we don’t have hoverboards, let’s celebrate making it this far!!
As soon as the next bout of tickets are on sale I’ll be reminding you all.
Who’s with me?!?!!!!
Let’s go home… …
Nice wardrobe you are sporting in that pic. You wouldn’t look out of place in Borderlands 🙂
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I…..now have to admit that I just don’t know that much about Burning Man. Like, what are the logistics? Do you drive? Does everyone camp? Does everyone do the most drugs? Who can go?
Good questions all. Some of which can be answered in the link above! The offical site as well, but that’s daunting as there’s a lot of information on that site…
So you drive to a town of 60,000+ people (although I have a theory, based on comparisons to Comic Con SD, that it’s over 100K and they lie to the authorities) and you park your vehicle and set up a tent arranged by ‘streets’ and then you have to bicycle everywhere to the various camps.
And admittedly drugs are quite prevalent, though mostly just pot. Tons of alcohol as well at various theme camp free bars. It’s more like a normal party atmosphere. The harder shit is out there if you are into that, raver’s candy and psychedelics, but it’s not like it’s just flowing all over the place. Pretty much the same vibe as a party anywhere else I’d say.
You can go if you buy a ticket 🙂