OldScratch I second sosage's motion. They should run it all year round. Burning Man appeared cool when it first began: it was an opportunity for people to go out into the desert and test their homemade flamethrowing robots and pulse jets. It seemed like a Survival Research Laboratories inspired free-for-all. Now, it claims to be a venue for 'radical self expression' but it's just a bunch of Bay Area stoners in costumes that all begin to resemble each other. The thing I find most offensive about Burning Man is that it's dumb. Just plain dumb.
Discordia I just got back from REI. I bought two dehydrated dinners, an egg holder and some wool socks. The cashier asked if I was going to Burning Man. I'm guessing it was because I was wearing my ArtCar Fest t-shirt.
But this whole scene typifies what sucks about Burning Man. A bunch of douchbags riding around on shitty parade floats cranking out wretched music.
What's great about it is eating bacon and eggs while listening to Slayer. Also getting a free ticket and camping on the grid with only having to put in 2 hours of work helps too.
fedex I can eat bacon and eggs while listening to Slayer at home.
And in fact I do, for breakfast, for lunch, and for dinner, with a different album for each meal.
boner Isn't this just some kind of sandy fuck-party I don't know.