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Burning Man Festival

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by bagelchick, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    I've just recently learned/heard about this.
    Has anyone ever gone to it?


    There's a two-part series they've been showing on the Current channel. I'm kinda fascinated by the whole thing.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Looks like it might be fun, except for all the people who attend. I vaguely remember a story years back about some sort of tragedy there. Other than the hair, clothing and patuli oil, that is.
  3. clintrichardson

    clintrichardson Active Member

    I know people who have been going for years and swear that it is the greatest thing ever. These are also people who lead very unstructured lives and are extremely...open-minded. Lots of drugs, costumes, sharing, continual nudity.

    But Burning Man has been a big thing for a while. Time magazine did a huge story on it about ten years ago. My concern about going would be that it's past prime at this point. Also, it's the sort of thing I think I would like to go to for a day, but the distance (for me) and remoteness in the desert seems to require going for more like a week.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The patchouli oil is found at the Rainbow Family Gathering, not Burning Man.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I often get my hippie assumptions confused. :)
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member


    The original Burning Man Festival courtesy of Christopher Lee.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  7. Sports_Scribe

    Sports_Scribe Member

    Just don't run into Nicolas Cage during the festival.
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