I Want to Go to the Burning Man Festival In Nevada

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    For As Long As I've Known About It

    Especially because it apparently irritates so many people.
    50percent 50percent
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2007

    I'm Going!

    Got my ticket, airline ticket, sleeping bag and extreme weather gear.  The camp I'm with is called the "FREEDOM LOUNGE".  I've got enough camera disc space for about 900 pics....wonder if it'll be enough~!? Maggie
    MaggieMye MaggieMye
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

    I Wanna I Wanna

    My boyfriend and I were just talking to his one of his friends about it... his friend wants us to go so bad... but we's be broke... booo... We are going to see Jack Johnson n August though so that's exciting!!!
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 20, 2008

    I'll be the big Four Oh in 2015

    and I think a great way to celebrate will be to achieve Burning Man xp. I live in Georgia and am not rich by any means but where there's my will, there shall be a way. Come say hi if you've been or want to go or wanna help and share to make this a reality for all involved!
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    Sounds Awesome

    I met a girl last year that has traveled all over the country to different festivals over the last few years.  She said burning man was one of the best she's ever been to and I trust her opinion.  She said it was a sublime kind of experience.  I've been doing some...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    20 Responses Jun 12, 2007

    It Looks Like So Much Fun!

     I think I would end up taking dozens of pictures if I did.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 13, 2008


    It was amazing and i am def going next year and starting my own camp!!!! Anyone who wants to join me is def invited!! :) When i went there and to other festivals like it, it brings me back to who i really am, as opposed to the me that goes around day to day with work and...
    dancingkitin dancingkitin
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2007

    East Coast Burning Man?

    Has anyone here heard of or been to Playa del Fuego on the East Coast?  I think it is around DC somewhere, maybe Delaware and is held in the spring.  Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this festival and how it compares to the original.
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2009

    I Am Hoping to Go to Burning Man Next Year!

    To do dream interpretation of course!! Maggie
    MaggieMye MaggieMye
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2007


    I want to go to this festival someday, so bad. I came across it online a few years ago and thought it was so interesting.  I don't know anyone personally who's been to it...but ahh sure looks like a crazy experience, festivals are the best! But I'm sure this one's alot...
    SassinIrie76 SassinIrie76
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2007

    Oh man, I've been eyeing this

    for years. I so want to go and it's not that far from here. It looks like an awesome event with some pretty cool people
    shadowwolfeut shadowwolfeut
    56-60, M
    Mar 16, 2014


    i would LOVE to go. traveling is something i really want to do when i get out of high school and this is something i could see myself doing. and id love to meet all of YOU!
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2007

    :) Cool

    It sounds like a lot of fun, especially if it's a bunch of people from EP. I'd love to go :)
    Gryphonheart Gryphonheart
    16-17, F
    Aug 28, 2007

    I Belong There!

    I'm a sculptor of large installation steel works. I was an art student for too many years. I'm poly. I love nudity. I fantasize about building a huge bedoin tent in the desert. I am a pyromaniac. I belong at Burning Man.  Someone, please, kidnap me from my 9-5 life...
    sdlust sdlust
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2008

    Posse Required

    Well I have to say I'm pretty psyched for this, I've been meaning to go for years - finally I've reached the year of doing things instead of just thinking about doing it.  After reading through the manual, I feel I need a posse to head down however, so if anyone from Alberta...
    dooder85 dooder85
    26-30, M
    Jan 7, 2008

    Dying To Go, Substituted With Robot Heart In Nyc

    I really want to go but failing that I went to Robot Heart's "Halloween on the ******* Moon" party in NYC! Did anyone else go?
    Siowhatnow Siowhatnow
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2012

    Wild People-wild Places...

    I have considered going each year... but heat and sand and no water to loll in has it's drawbacks in my mind. However,my policy is to try things to see if I like them .  Anybody from Cali that is going next time....let me know if you have room for me in your...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    61 Responses Aug 25, 2007

    Camping Trip Of A Lifetime!

    Seriously!! One of these years I'm gonna be able to go. Get a group of people together and a driver (and supplies, and info about the dessert) and get out there one summer! I think it would be a Very Cool Experience!
    LadyTEA8 LadyTEA8
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2011


    pros : its awesome!!!and nakedness. lol cons: tickets...im not broke..i just dont feel like paying 250...thats what i heard it is and...sorry i have bills people.
    helentheripper14 helentheripper14
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2008

    My Kind Of Thing

    I've been reading up on Burning Man, and i've decided im going next year...why not....I've always wanted to go  so im gunna do it! I just have to find people to go with me, because my immediate friends either can't because of a number of reasons, or they just plain couldn't...
    AnnyOnimous AnnyOnimous
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2010


    it has been a dream of mine to go to burning man since i was 8. i was really hoping to go this year but unfortunately i cant afford the ticket and just getting to Nevada will bankrupt me. im gonna start saving up for next year though
    trainrek trainrek
    18-21, M
    Mar 31, 2010

    I want to go so bad! But all of my friends are

    put off by the sheer intensity and craziness of it all. And I don't think that is something anyone should go alone to
    AutumnTea AutumnTea
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015

    Religion Class

    We learned about the ceremony of the Burning Man in a religious sense, the origins and the defamation of it - the rise and fall, if you will, of the Burning Man. I would love to see this kind of thing for myself one day, even though I barely remember class that day, all I know...
    axelval axelval
    18-21, T
    1 Response Dec 18, 2008
    fandev fandev
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Jan 5, 2014

    That Would Totally Rock

     I just wanna see it just cause it sounds so neat !!!!! that would definitely be worth the money to get there ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Dec 28, 2007

    How I Camp...

        Each year I add to my tent collection....and camp gear. What gear? Well...twinkling party lights that run on batteries. Solar panels that run: Cell phone charger. LappyTop. Solar lamps. C.C. Radio from C.C. Crane {crank or solar or ac} I know,I know...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    I Want to Go Next Year

    I always have to work end of August to prepare for a big September event.  My boyfriend is down at Burning Man right now though... It sounds so fun and incredible.  I think next year I'm going to request the end of August off and try to go.
    bogcat bogcat
    26-30, F
    Aug 31, 2007

    I Just Dig the Whole Idea of It, But....

    are there really a lot of drugs?  is it cool if I'm not too into that?  What if I'm OOOOOLD... like old enuf to have ALMOST but not quite been at woodstock?  I would really like to know much more...
    2Quirky 2Quirky
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2009

    I need like EVERYTHING.

    To be gifted with a ticket (blessed be the playa) an RV/Tent motor scooter, and last (most important) a community of friends to step onto the playa with. I think i would bring baked goodies to gift people with. Remember the 10 principles in everyday life, and love because it...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    From The Burning Man Web Site

    COMMENT: BURNING MAN 2006   By Peter Kupfer SAN FRANCISCO, 22 December 2006—The festival might be over, but the flame continues to burn at reunions scattered across the United States and Canada. Burning Man and burner regional events include Xara Dulzura, Fuego de los...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2008

    We Have Tickets!

    Burning Man '08 here we come!  The only place on earth where it makes me happy to be woken up by people playing drums!  I've been twice before, but didn't know if I would be able to make it there again.  Well, now it looks like I'm going to get out to the desert at...
    Lumpfish Lumpfish
    26-30, F
    May 31, 2008

    Since I've Heard of It

    My sister went the other summer (somewhere between one and three years ago...) and she loved it. The story I remember best from her trip (although not the best story I remember) is how one morning she and a bunch of her friends (who had not slept the night) were watching the sun...
    TheLeakyPen TheLeakyPen
    Nov 26, 2007


    we have one of said "burning men  here in new mexico, but he is called zozobra. there is a whole story about him that has to do with burning your troubles away. it is highly entertaining, but there is more water and it's not week long, it is only for one night during...
    lostcancerian lostcancerian
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2007
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