this was my sixth burn, and an extremely last minute decision to go, and i'm so happy i did! sadly though i lost my backpack (or now i'm thinking it was stolen) on thursday night in the middle of the playa, after an art car we were dancing at drove away. i had a brand new camera in that bag, along with many other items that i wish i could have back. i am trying to stay positive and have hope that someone will return it. it's been a week though, and i've been reading all the people that have missing bags on the bulletin, and not one person has posted anything about found bags! i'm starting to lose hope
i think people were stealing them. i put my bag down for 5 minutes, and *poof* it was gone. i heard that story from a lot fo people too. i even found a backpack that night, and i thought maybe that person got confused and grabbed the wrong one, but it looked completely different. yeah i know, i'm dumb to even take it off my back and set it down, but i would like to think i can trust people around me (especially at burningman!) to not be so fucked up or absent-minded that they take the wrong bag.
i'll do it very differently next year. i'll probably not bring a camera at all? i'll have a pack that's incorporated with my costume, and i won't ever take it off me!
i had such a great burn, but this has been the most challenging one for sure. i'm trying to get over it, but it's hard.