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average age at burning man?

Postby iamtonynyc » Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:48 pm

Hello,

I am curious as to the average age at burning man, so I thought I would find out here.

I know, I know, this is a flawed system to find out but it's as close as I can get.

So tell me, whats your age and sex?

I will compile the results one week before the burn. Thanks.
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Postby _tears_ » Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:44 pm

17/female

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Why?

Postby calsur » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:31 pm

Why do you want this information? Are you writing an article for someone?

<I will compile the results one week before the burn. Thanks.>

For what purpose?
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Postby ramen » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:45 pm

When I get there, I feel pretty old, but I tend to lose a couple of decades during the week.


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statistics

Postby Tiahaar » Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:01 pm

Here's where the 2001 stats are, maybe the 2003 survey results will be out soon? (heard 2002 stuff got accidentaly thrown out with the trash oopsy)

http://afterburn.burningman.com/01/2001 ... demos.html
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Mom's Hot Homemade Apple Pie...

Postby Last Real Burner » Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:03 pm

Everybody looks and acts about 6 years old.

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Postby Isotopia » Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:47 am

Everybody looks and acts about 6 years old.


Word.
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Postby Bob » Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:47 am

I think it's safe to say my age has never been average. Nor sex.
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Re: statistics

Postby iamtonynyc » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:16 am

Tiahaar wrote:Here's where the 2001 stats are, maybe the 2003 survey results will be out soon? (heard 2002 stuff got accidentaly thrown out with the trash oopsy)

http://afterburn.burningman.com/01/2001 ... demos.html


Thanks!
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Postby Larissa » Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:56 am

I remember last year a friend of mine thought she was going to be way older than everyone else there and that she'd feel like a grandma all week (she was 29). But I think it turned out that her age was around the average age there. I haven't been yet, but from what I've always understood and heard, there really is no such thing as being too old for Bman, and you're likely to find more 30-somethings than teenagers.
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Postby Silver » Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:55 am

You got me curious. I just went through my burner email list and added up the ages of the folk for whom I knew their ages. That ended up being 40 folks and the average age is: 31.4. I then threw my age in and I bumped it up to 31.9. 31 plus or minus one is pretty close to my impression of the average age at Burning Man. I would say the main mass is between 25 and 35 with enough young folks and old folks to off-set each other.

My first Burn was in 02 and I was 49 and I was there for about 5-6 hours before I saw anyone that I thought was near my age. My first thought was 'Thank god, another old fart'. After a while I saw and met quite a few folks my age and older. I also started to discover that by and large nobody cared.
I ended up doing things with people in their 20's as often I did with any older age group. Now days my social group consists of the 40 people (plus others) mentioned above.

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Postby shitmouse » Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:58 am

i think it would be safe to say the 30's would be the largest age average...just from a glance.
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Postby blyslv » Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:11 pm

"Burningman -- isn't that a rave for old people?"
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Postby Alpha » Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:26 pm

blyslv wrote:"Burningman -- isn't that a rave for old people?"


I'll take two of those T-shirts, please....
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Postby Dusza Beben » Tue Apr 13, 2004 2:40 pm

I've always thought of my age as being above average...

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Re: Mom's Hot Homemade Apple Pie...

Postby PurpleKoosh » Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:01 pm

Last Real Burner wrote:Everybody looks and acts about 6 years old.

And they dress themselves, too....
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Postby Chai Guy » Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:12 pm

And they dress themselves, too....


Mmmm.... sometimes.
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Postby PurpleKoosh » Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:23 pm

Chai Guy wrote:
And they dress themselves, too....


Mmmm.... sometimes.

Point taken. And the ones who have apparently did so in the dark.
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Postby samtzu » Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:46 pm

Uh... fifty-six/ not as often as I like. :?:
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