I Went to Burning Man

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 101 People

    How do you prepare for Burning Man?

    What did you expect it to be -- how did it compare to that expectation? Would you/have you gone back? Best advice? What did you not expect?
    wanderlander wanderlander
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2015

    Burning Man In 1998

    I went to Burning Man in 1998. I told my parents about my plans to head up to the desert with a group of my friends. I wasn't really sure what the whole scheme of things was, but my father was fairly keen to the concept and asked me not to try anything illicit up there. I couldn...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2007

    Dance Desert Style

     Something to remember about Burning Man... The happiest people are the ones with the RV's.  The dust is insane and you have to have goggles and a mask.  These should not be listed as optional companions on the list they give you.  The experience was one of...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Oct 12, 2009

    It Was Pretty Messy

     I went to burning man with two girls and we took 45 ecstasy in three days between us, and it was the best time I'd had in ages.
    zippyp zippyp
    41-45, M
    Feb 22, 2009

    Definitely one of the most shocking

    and enlightening experiences of my life. I highly recommend that everyone go to Burning Man at least once.
    branpot23 branpot23
    31-35, M
    Sep 11, 2015

    I'm A Burner Now!

    The first I ever heard of Burningman was in a Wired magazine article many years ago. I thought, that sounds pretty cool, but never followed up on finding any more about it. In early 2006, I chanced to meet some people who were really into it. One of them became a good friend...
    pugetdiver pugetdiver
    51-55, M
    Jul 21, 2011

    I want to go to BM 2015

    but need to talk to experienced burners about taking my motorhome and camping. Please contact me here. TY
    Nomad28743 Nomad28743
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    The Molst Beautiful And Magical Place On Earth )'(

    I've been wanting to go to burning man for years but couldn't coz of school and money but this year I decided nothing is gonna keep me from going so I went and it was amazing I had the best time in the dust I loved it and am proud to call myself a burner now I will be going back...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2013

    Two Lost Canadians (a Burning Man Adventure)

    )'( I have some time today, and some energy, to relate to you some of my experiences at Burning Man in Nevada.  Since I only remember things after I live them, now is the perfect time for me to share.      A friend of mine and I decided this year...
    Abaxial Abaxial
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jan 14, 2008

    Burn This Poem

    What can you say?  I've been to 4 Burns over the last 8 years.  Figured I'd post my poem: Sunrise at Burning Man I got back to my tent just as the sky in one small corner lit up like maybe a star brooded too low or a raver tent partied to its peak. I smoke in...
    Babeifer Babeifer
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2009

    2008 I Found My Home In Black Rock City

    This experience is really not able to be put into words as to truely understand you must participate.  The energy in BRC cannot be denied.  There is a sense of peace, calm and belonging; not often can you find a place like this.  A community based on the...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2008

    I'Ve Been To Burning Man Once.....So Far!

    It was a dream of mine to go ever since I found out about it. I went in 2010 and loved every minute. I hated to go home because I loved it so much, :) I hope to go back in 2014. It's hard for me because I live on the east coast and it takes 2 days to drive there and 2 to drive...
    jennalove jennalove
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2013

    It's a lot of work but totally worth it jf you

    feel drawn to go. I've been all over the world and burning man is the strangest, most exciting and novel experimental cities on earth. Find a local group in your area, go to a regional burn first. You'll make connections, learn more about the community and figure out how to...
    erasemus erasemus
    41-45, M
    Sep 22, 2015

    I didn't go to Burning Man,

    but I've gone to my regional burn (Alchemy) for the past four years in a row. It has changed me for the better. I cannot envision my life without Burns. I will always be a part of this incredible community. Everyone should try it at least once! Start with your regional Burn...
    WanderingEcoFaerie WanderingEcoFaerie
    22-25, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    I Totally Went, And Im Going Again!

    It was so much fun! Art cars, dance parties around the clock, art work, awesome people and gifting gifting gifting!Participated in the "Great Canadian Beaver Eating Contest" (as a beaver lol)ya'll should go, y'hear?xoxoxox:-)Aitch
    aitchdoubleyou aitchdoubleyou
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 22, 2011

    The BEST!

    I go to Burning Man every other year since I live in Reno, Nevada, which is very close to the MAN. Burning Man is the most spiritual and yet hedonistic experience that any person in this world can ever experience!
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2013

    I honestly want to go

    when older, but theres a lot of fear in the experience, like rape and dehydration or use of drugs... not sure if I'd feel safe enough to go, no matter how much I'm dying to.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 27, 2015
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