RedHeaven wrote:And how about those funny What When Where guides? Did I read any of it at burning man? No. I read it all at home a week later, as usual. I think it would be fun to try something in that guide one of these years, just to meet new peeps and try something new.
Savannah wrote:I think one's first Burn (or early Burns) are often almost unavoidably more task-oriented or experience-oriented. And if you're very young and energetic (like your son) or perhaps shy, even more so.
Then, as one collects subsequent Burns and friends, and have seen a Man burn a number of times it does become a little more "I just spent X number of hours just drinking and socializing with some of the Finest People Alive, and it was an excellent use of my day. Maybe we'll go watch something Burn too, at some point." Though not always.
ranger magnum wrote:This was the first year that the girl and i didnt spend long nights out. With a few exceptions, we were in bed by midnight. I did a graveyard shift friday night, but other than that I saw no other sunrises.
I dont see my camp members but once a year, so just hanging with them is a big priority. Plus we repair bikes and that alone requires most of us to stay in camp.
teardropper wrote:A new phase has started. How to Burn? Remember Evolution? Yeah. Evolve. Don't get stuck. Your first year may be be the best, but don't get stuck in it. BRC is never the same, year to year, and neither are you. Prepare to be unprepared for how YOU will react to it. I have been aware that BRC changed me from the moment I entered that first Monday dawn. And it's continued to knock me around through these years. But I was truly unprepared for the beautiful, esoteric and transcendental change it offered me this year. I knew I was a Burner before, but boy...
PhoenixFemmeFatale wrote:Love this thread! Everything ive read until this has been 'bring this - do that - dont do this- blah blah'.... as important as all the specifics are, I like that this thread focuses on the incidentals that seasoned burners have come to embrace... thanks!
Captain Goddammit wrote:I've done the burn many different ways... I've been with big camps, BRC Post Office, Black Rock Spatial Delivery, Johnny @ the Playa Cruizers... I lived on Center Camp ring road, or right on the Esplanade, and been really in the middle of things.
I've also just pulled up on the outer edge about 4:30, on the outside of the outermost street and called it home.
I've worked all day fixing bikes, and I've slept all day. Some burns I did pretty much nothing but cruise my M/V all over the place.
I've gone by myself, I've gone with girlfriends, I've gone with a crowd of friends.
Which was best? All of them!!
So I say, the right way to burn is just GET THERE!
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