How are Festivals different from Burning Man & 10 Principles events?
FESTIVAL: Organizers curate lineup & entertainment.
BURNING MAN: Organizers establish Framework only.
FESTIVAL: Ticket bought in exchange for entertainment. (Transactional)
BURNING MAN: Ticket bought to contribute your share of the city infrastructure.
FESTIVAL: Attendees are either Entertainers, Staff, or Audience
BURNING MAN: Every participant is Host, Medic, Janitor, Tour Guide, Audience and Entertainer.
FESTIVAL: Physical division between stages & RV and camping area.
BURNING MAN: No “Stages” area vs. “Camping” Area
As important as costumes & personal expression is, it is important to remember that we are all responsible for BUILDING this city, too.
Anything wonderful – Sex, Drugs, even a cool spritz of water – can be HORRIBLE without Consent.
“Should I bring my kids to Burning Man?”
I would like to propose that if you are asking the question, then the answer is “No.”
Continue reading #20 “Kids at Burning Man”
This simple two-step Decompression plan will bring back your joy AND help change the world. (please share)
Watch Episode 1 of Burning Man 2015 Reflections:
Music: “The 10 Principles of Burning Man” – Graham Bolger Mix:
A response to an email question about Playa Shyness:
“I’m heading home for my third burn this year and I am wondering what advice you’d give me… I don’t know if shy is the right word but it’s the word I’m going to use. I’m shy. And one of the ways this affects me in BRC is that I don’t feel like walking into camps. Even camps I know are there for everyone, I just feel like I’m an outsider, or like I don’t belong or am intruding on everyone’s happy time together. So let’s say I came by Pink Heart and saw you and wanted to come over and say hi. I’d feel like I would be interrupting whatever conversation you were having or I’d stand there awkwardly not wanting to bother you but wanting to say hi and I just don’t know how to not feel like I’m bothering people or like I’m a random stranger and not one of them. Or even just going in to the camp and… just hanging out or flopping on a couch or whatnot. It all feels so… I’m not sure. Like I shouldn’t because I’m not part of something/the camp/the friendships.