Hi everybody, it looks like I finally get to come out to the playa in 2012.
I actually lived in SF 12-7 years ago, but never had a chance to pull off a Burning Man trip while I was actually local. Now, even though i'm on the other side of the country in Boston, i'm finally in a situation where I can make it work. I'm very lucky in that I have a friend who is part of a pretty big theme camp, and it looks like i'll be burning with them this year. It turns out camps are a bit more tolerant of virgin burners when you (a) are already close friends with someone in the camp, and, maybe more importantly, (b) know how to weld =)
This is going to be a great change of pace. I've been going to Coachella for 11 years in a row, and every year when I see the refugee art installations that come down from Burning Man, I regret not making a pilgrimage myself. Not just to take it all in, but to participate, and hopefully help create something as well. Of course, my friend has already warned me that nothing can really prepare you for the BM experience until you're actually there in the thick of it, but i'm still really looking forward to it.
All Black Holes Begin As Stars.