I love the Burning Man idea and would like to connect with burners around here and participate in the local regional burn (Flipside).
I always thought of BM as a music festival like ACL or Jazzfest until my kids and I 'discovered' it on youtube. The little guys love watching anything mechanical- trucks, trains, tractors, etc. In the course of surfing youtube we stubbled upon the Neverwas Haul. Its genius and creativity totally blew me away. From there we discovered other mutant vehicles and, of course, Burning Man where they all come together. And since then I've been learning what I can about BM over the interwebz. I would love to experience the Playa, but probably won't be able to anytime soon because it coincides with the beginning of school and my oldest starts Kindergarten this year.
But there is hope. There is a regional burn near here called Burning Flipside on Memorial Day weekend. Found out about it too late to get in the ticket lottery. Hopefully I can score secondhand tickets for the wife and I, and a babysitter for the weekend. I also have an MV idea and would love from feedback from the community.
Looking forward to some interesting conversation, and hopefully to someday experience the Playa for myself. For now, the Grassy Playa of Flipside will do.