See you at Burning Man!


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/25/see-you-at-burning-man.html


#2

No. You will not see me there.


#3

Damn, missing another year in a row.
Any one else headed home, drive safe. )’(


#4

Dammit; you beat me to it, Japh!


#5

The hell you will.


#6

One of the career drawbacks of being a full time educator in the U.S. is that most of us will never be able to take a week off in late August/early September. Enjoy!


#7

In before like 50 posts of poorly-rationalized fury that some people are, even as we speak, having fun in a non-approved fashion.

I’m making a bingo card! Free spaces are “I heard this one asshole went there,” “probably bad for the environment somehow,” and “their clothes are weird.” Feel free to suggest more!


#8

I wasn’t going to, but since you threw down the gauntlet:

The event is too big, expensive, and lost relevance around the time the Cacophony Society failed to do anything new that made headlines.

(How many squares did I get?)


#9

Have fun! I seem to be not going this year, but I do enough little events in my home town (mostly with the Loud Bike) that it’s not a downer. Besides, I just drove the LeMons Rally in an Edsel, which was a lot like driving to Burning Man and back and there again and back again.


#11

(post withdrawn by author, will be injected with bacon grease in 36 hours unless flogged)


#12

the meringue of the latch is to come up with some concept to show off with
(any news on the new property acquisition)

I recorded an experimental .govt early warning system that the channel 4
’equinox series’ televised around the eighties but do you think I can find it… :frowning:


#13

You got “not relevant, whatever that means” and “I am angry that things cost money!” Thank you for playing. :slight_smile:

I can’t come up with a pithy soundbite for “too big”, partly because that’s a matter of taste, but it does seem like the standards for “too big” should be higher in the middle of a bloody great desert. The more people come, the more they get spread out; it’s not like packing 50,000 people into a convention center.

About the money, yeah, $400-$500 is a solid chunk of cash, but that’s how much things like this cost. I don’t think you’ll find many major entertainment events anywhere, indoor or outdoor, that cost less per attendee per day; and they do offer 4000 half-price “financial hardship” tickets. Their website has a good rundown of the costs involved.


#14

I was mainly being facetious. As far as " major entertainment events" go, I’m not really into those. I like do it / build it yourself. Also, low impact if possible. (Did I earn another square?)


#15

Indeed. :slight_smile: It’s all good; I’m just winding up the people who get genuinely furious for no good reason, generally because they’ve constructed this imaginary playground for irresponsible druggie hedonist trustfunders out of two photos and a rumor.


#17

I never said I wouldn’t be there, just that you won’t see me. (Tweed plus a Someone Else’s Problem field generator)


#18


#19

I hear that!! When i started my career in post secondary administration I didnt think about its affect on my ability to return to Burning Man! Doh! Stupid stable union jobs!!


#20

Meh, not my thing but have fun.


#21

Perhaps not many, but I do attend several every year. No burning man for me, because I would be the burning man. The sun hates me, I don’t need any more melanoma.


#22

If I ever figure out what exactly Burning Man is, I might go.

All I can say with certainty is: cooler people than I go there, and uncooler people than I go there.