Father & Son at Burning Man - GQ article

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Father & Son at Burning Man - GQ article

Postby VultureChow » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:48 am

http://www.gq.com/news-politics/mens-lives/201302/burning-man-experiences-wells-tower-gq-february-2013?printable=true

Interesting. Got a nod over at Longform.org, and I particularly like their curated selections.
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Postby trilobyte » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:43 am

A very interesting read - both fun and cringeworthy all at once.

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Postby Chowski » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:17 am

Nice to read about someone who didn't like Burning Man, but didn't crap all over it. At elast he was able to admit that his own insecurities ruined the experience for him, while his dad's nature allowed him to embrace the experience.

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Re: Father & Son at Burning Man - GQ article

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:22 am

im sure my father would love it.

he'd sit around all day playing pinochle, watching the girls go by.

pretty much what he does every day, when he's in florida... :twisted:
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Postby VultureChow » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:47 am

Definitely cringe worthy, but balanced. I like balance.

It's not all beauty and light. The harshness is not just the environment, not every workshop is well taught or conceived, and some drinks taste like shit.

Also, loved the father wandering off to the Naked Tiki Bar.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:49 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:im sure my father would love it.

he'd sit around all day playing pinochle, watching the girls go by.

pretty much what he does every day, when he's in florida... :twisted:


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Postby 9ah » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:21 am

Wells should send his dad back this year!
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Re: Father & Son at Burning Man - GQ article

Postby Eric » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:44 am

It sounds like someone who's very uptight to begin with (which he all but admits in the early paragraphs), who didn't let themselves get acclimated. We've all had the crankies due to the environment out there, and the first day or two can be rough on even the most prepared veteran.

If you throw yourself into it without allowing yourself time to used to the altitude & the dryness, you could cause your whole week to go to shit. Oh, wait, he did...
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