MyDearFriend wrote:Thrormr, obviously I am biased but I think that HELL YEAH coming to BRC is worth all the extra time and effort.
Can't argue with that.
MyDearFriend wrote:I further believe that once you have been there you will agree that TTITD is more gratuitously wonderful than all those other events combined.
Well, TTITD has two major selling points:
1) Camping on the playa is a truly alien experience compared to primitive camping in a field. Just being on the playa is incredible.
2) Even if you don't like big cities, the size of BRC and the scope of the projects people bring is unparalleled. Seeing just how big these projects can grow is inspiring.
I am currently also in a place for which I am not planning BM in 2013, but attending regionals. I am still open to BM, but not planning for it. My reason is that I am simply travelled out, having been in the fortunate situation of going as far as China and Australia on work, and actually want a bit of a break. More importantly, I have gotten into creative illumination, and while BRC was the inspiration for this, with my current constraints on time and budget, I can only build the things that I want to build if I funnel my efforts within a day's drive. Not going to BRC means I have $1500-2000 to spend on electronic components, and that is some serious project money for me.
Plus, I think that there is untapped potential in these events. I was planning to "go big" for BRC in 2012, but when tragedy struck I ended up refocusing that energy into Alchemy. So my second burn became more about what I put into the environment rather than what the environment offered me.
Anyway, I brought back some breakfast from China:
It's um.... um... it's a... well...
oh, just eat it. It is pretty tasty.