With all due respect to an artist's originality and spontenaity aside, (and acknowleging that waiting for a theme doesn't always please the Frederico Felini within us), one fascination that brings this burner back to BRC is to marvel in the hundreds of ways artists interpret the theme and even better, the bazillion different ways burners on ePlaya mock, trash or approve of the final chosen theme, (we've all done it.)
The center of the playa is theme territory and beyond the F street radius is the anti-establishment rebel work - you know, the stuff we really push the edge of the envelope to get out and see at 8:30 the next morning when we are so hung over we don't care where we are.
I appreciated the art folks giving me some prime realestate for my artwork in 2009 simply because I did it in the theme. And although I know I needed as much advance notice of what the theme was going to be to get the artwork ready, the folks out past F street needed just as much time to get there's ready, too.
I'm getting impatient of waiting for the theme this year but it's not because I am creating any artwork. It's because Burning Man is cool and imagining what the playa will look like this year keeps me alive. I just can't get enough of it.
So shoot me.
I'm not burnt, just lightly toasted.