AGremlin: Mitch Taylor's Bro: AGremlin: Mitch Taylor's Bro: ITT: people who don't have the foggiest idea of what Burning Man is all about.Is it about love?Well, I know a couple who met there, got married there and now bring their 4-yr-old daughter there, so... maybe.I had a friend who went years ago late 90's or early 2000's and he enjoyed himself. And I think some of the art projects look interesting, but I am just getting too old now to enjoy the insanity./ Plus, nobody wants to see silver painted, mid 40's, old man balls
specialkae: Dear friend and I talked about going to Burning Man 2012. When we found out what tickets cost (IFIRC, close to $250 for a carload for 2 adult peeps) plus the expense of tents, camping equipment, etc and we're both fair campers, we decided, hell no. Too expensive and I don't care if someone is handing out free acid/weed/ecstasy at the front gates. Too expensive to go and camp and roast alive in the desert for a few days.
Inchoate: I've not been to Burning Man and don't know if I'll ever go, but several folks I know and respect have had wonderful times there.I went to a similarly themed but MUCH smaller event (moneyless economy, leave no trace, camping, ritual effigy-burning near the end) on a farm in New Jersey (Freeform). The other campers I went with were scientists who brought a DJ.Lots of revelry, creativity, and camaraderie. Everyone wore whatever they wanted (or didn't want). It was a very relaxing, enjoyable weekend and I met some fascinating people, not all of whom were whom you'd call "hippies" or the like. Don't knock it till you've tried it!
Emo Jeezus: Burning Manners
AGremlin: When I was young if you went around screaming "Wooooooooo!" for no reason, they would lock your ass up.
yukichigai: and where nearly everything can be gotten for free or simple trade. It's unlike anything else, and it's really worth experiencing once... provided you have the money
proteus_b: yukichigai: and where nearly everything can be gotten for free or simple trade. It's unlike anything else, and it's really worth experiencing once... provided you have the moneydivide by zero much today?
GaperKiller: I love Black Rock. 49 weeks of the year.
Sliding Carp: Peter von Nostrand: Aren't these like a Juggalo gathering, only a little more normal self-obsessed
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