Any MGoBurners out there?

Submitted by 608Monroe on July 20th, 2018 at 1:58 PM

Hey MGoBloggers,

I'm knocking out a bucket list item next month by heading out with a Detroit/Philly based group of maniacs to Burning Man.  This has been two years in the making, and even though I'm married/50 years old and will most like die on the playa of Black Rock City, Nevada, I'm wondering if there will be anyone from the MGoBlog community coming out to die with me.  

This is something I've wanted to do forever, and even though I'm not the granola-eating, hippie, experiential type, I'm excited to see how a community of 70,000 people rises in the desert, has countless venues or music, art, and culture, and then disappears without a trace a week later.  Begged the wife and close friends to come with me.  And even though I have my wife's enthusiastic support, she was a solid no-freaking-way about attending with me.  Friends were all like, "It's your funeral, dude..."

So.  Anyone going?


The Granddaddy

July 20th, 2018 at 2:15 PM ^

Good luck, man. I am definitely not free-spirited / love your neighbor / give me more ketamine / what is money enough for that and would be miserable after a day or so -- but sounds like you have a passion and plan!


July 20th, 2018 at 2:31 PM ^

I went to a small regional burn in central Texas when I lived in Austin. It was... Weird. Really weird. Sometimes a good weird. Sometimes... Not.


I go to a lot of camping music festivals, so I thought I had seen how weird people can be... I was unprepared.


I hope you have fun! Bring a good mug you can clip to your belt. It seemed like everyone was giving out booze, but no disposable cups, cause duh.


And don't die.


July 20th, 2018 at 3:00 PM ^

Bring a wig and wear it.  You'll be grateful not to have all the crap and sand in your hair.  You won't be able to talk a shower.


July 21st, 2018 at 1:34 AM ^

This seems to be a common message.  I'm curious if people actually do die (other than the ones that run into the burning man like that guy did a couple? years ago). I have a lot of friends that go and love it, but I feel like I would want to die while there.  Scorching hot.  Dry.  Probably way too much substance abuse.  Camping.  No thanks on all of that.


July 21st, 2018 at 9:21 AM ^

Having attended Cal Jam 2 in 1978 I think, it can be wild. We were with 350,000 people and you couldn't get food or a port a potty with out at least a 4 hour wait. At least 1 death. concert was one day we were stuck for 3. It was fun but wouldn't do it again.

California world music festival in LA was a 2 day fest run right with a lot of crazy stuff going on, would do kit again in a minute. Have a blast.


July 22nd, 2018 at 7:31 AM ^

People do die, way more in the early years when there were way fewer rules.

The first year I went some people who had put up their tent way out on the playa in the middle of nowhere got run over by a big art car/truck that was tooling around on the playa late at night.

Lots of accidents and injuries, the drive in/out on the highway can be perilous as some begin the party on the trip to or continue it on the way out.



July 20th, 2018 at 4:33 PM ^

WASPs with too much disposable income might have taken over Burning Man, but there is no way they can buy rights to the term "burner." A burner is someone who gets stoned, a lot. Stop f*cking appropriating.

Now where are muy f*cking doritos?