phil wrote:"If it sounds too good ... ."
I'd suggest another look at Capn Smashy's photo he posted on Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:52 am. Do you see a lot of shade under there? While I never saw the shade structure (nor the cheaper version Sharky found) on the playa, it looks to me like not a lot of shade for most of the day and that you have to keep moving your chairs around as the day goes by.
Whatever works for Mozy Bonz, though. I have vitiligo, a skin condition that prevents me from tanning and guarantees a sunburn, so my needs are very different from most Burners.
Well Phil the pic that cap took is very deceptive. As I remember it was taken very early in the day just as the sun was coming up. Also the shade is not put all the way down on the ground. I have the stakes up about 2 feet out of the ground as a temp location.
Check out the shade in the picture with the contraption in it.
As I look more at sharkys tent it has screen in the archways. I would guess it also has a floor and doors that close like a regular tent.
One thing I found at burning man is that there is a lot of shade out there. And lots of people Willing to share it.