old folks at BRC

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art walsh
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old folks at BRC

Post by art walsh » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:01 am

Curious as to how old you were when you first burned.
I'm 74 yo and planning first burn in 2021
How old was oldest burner you met?

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by tatonka » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:53 am

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by Elderberry » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:46 am

Hey there, welcome to ePlaya!

Don't worry you'll fit right in. I'm 72, I think I was in my mid 60s for my first couple of burns. And I know a burner that was in her 90s.
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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by Sham » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:42 pm

art walsh wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:01 am
Curious as to how old you were when you first burned.
I'm 74 yo and planning first burn in 2021
How old was oldest burner you met?
Art, welcome to eplaya and the dusty wild world of Burning Man. 74 years old is hardly too old for attending Burning Man. The only thing you should fear is the regret you'll have in 10 years of not having gone. If you're up to it, GO FOR IT. Hey, you may hate it, but at least you'll know.
I hope you got a chance to read up on the preparation for the event. There are links in my signature below. YouTube has countless videos on every aspect of Burning Man, but trust me, they really don't do it justice.
Good luck on your preparation and looking forward to seeing you in the dust in just 8 short months.
Sham....

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by lucky420 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:45 am

tatonka wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:53 am
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:lol: :mrgreen:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by some seeing eye » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:27 am

Welcome to ePlaya.
There is a huge body of preparation data, and the Burning Man Census provides a view of the demographics. I think this is a fun video about the experiences of an 81 year old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho9umwLzyJA

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by Elliot » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:00 pm

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Paging Unjonharley -- who has been burning since Black Rock Desert was Lake Lahontan, and is now in his mid-80s.

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What matters is not chronological age, but whether you were born with the Burning Man gene.

(Me... I am only 69, so don't listen to me yet.)
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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by Elliot » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:49 pm

some seeing eye wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:27 am
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho9umwLzyJA
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Holy Humperdinkel! That 15-minute video is the closest I have ever seen to "Burning Man Explained" ! Fabulous!
The Black Death of the 14th century killed half the population of Europe and Asia.
Please stay home until this pandemic is more safely behind us. And wear a mask when you must go out for groceries. The life you save may be mine. Thank you!

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by sadie » Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:34 am

There would be no burning man without ‘old folks’
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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by DoctorIknow » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:40 am

20 burns under my belt, 1st one I was 50

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by Skuzzy61 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:31 pm

My first one, I was 62.
As the camp evolves.....
We got this! 2016/2019
We had it! 2020
We almost lost it! 2021
We have no idea where it is! 2022
Who the hell are we and why are we here? 2023

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by Canoe » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:13 am

Saw a couple in their late 80s or early 90s on their first burn, him in a pith helmet, going around grinning ear to ear.

This isn't them...
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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by penguin » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:15 pm

I like thinking that attending burning man is in some way transcendental so I look at it as once you attend your 'age' is no longer your default world age (counting the number of times you have been to the burn isn't even productive in that vein) but rather the years since your first burn. Using that math I'm still a youngster as I was 'born in 2009 so I'll be 12 this year, and the grownups are 35 or so.

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by Elliot » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:26 pm

I flunked mathematics in college, but I can go along with the transcendentalism.
The Black Death of the 14th century killed half the population of Europe and Asia.
Please stay home until this pandemic is more safely behind us. And wear a mask when you must go out for groceries. The life you save may be mine. Thank you!

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Re: old folks at BRC

Post by Skuzzy61 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:08 pm

Heck, I am 67 going on 12.
As the camp evolves.....
We got this! 2016/2019
We had it! 2020
We almost lost it! 2021
We have no idea where it is! 2022
Who the hell are we and why are we here? 2023

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