Burning Man 2015

So, anyone going to Burning Man this year?

I ask this every year, and damn it, some year it's going to happen and there will be an Achaea meet on the playa. It'll make me inordinately happy to combine these two very important parts of my life.

Here's a video I made of 2014: 

Someone who is more talented than I, using an excellent, inspiring commencement speech from Jim Carrey: 


  • Burning Man has been on my bucket list for years. I -will- do this soon. 2016 or 2017, whichever year provides the right amount of time + money! See you then :)
  • AmanuAmanu Forge Tree
    When are you going and what's needed for the event? I keep missing it every year. 

  • AmanuAmanu Forge Tree
    And if anyone wants, I'll start skype planning group for it. Poke amanunailo

  • First up you need to get tickets, for which there is far greater demand than there are tix. They go on sale starting in January, or at least have in previous years. Who knows if they'll change the ticketing process this year. http://www.burn.life/getting-tickets.html

    Next up is deciding what you'll stay in while there. Main options are tent, hexayurt, or RV, though there are also other options like a storage container that has ventilation or aircon. I've stayed in both tent and RV, and have helped build a number of hexayurts. I was in a tent last year and will be tenting it again this year (because the RV is just too damn expensive, though it is unquestionably comfier). Here's a page on tents: http://www.burn.life/tents.html

    Then there's the packing prep. Gotta bring everything with you that you need except ice, including drinking water. Here are a couple potential packing lists. http://www.burn.life/packing-list.html

    Check out the whole site actually. It's got a lot of info aimed at first-timers, from what to expect to a fairly elaborate history of the event.

    You'll also want to read the official survival guide, which appears to be down currently: http://survival.burningman.com/

  • AmanuAmanu Forge Tree
    Survival guide for 2015 is down for maintenance at the moment. Will check later. I'd plan the date but I also need the date that everyone else, or just @Sarapis really for the meet, is planning to do(nothing worse than missing a meet during a month long event).

  • I'm always there all week. It's the week before Labor day weekend. The gates open 8 days before Labor day (Sunday, though if you're helping to build a theme camp you arrive earlier), the Man is burned Saturday night (2 days before Labor day), the Temple is burned Sunday night (1 day before Labor day), and you have to leave by Tuesday, the day after Labor day, at the latest. Labor day is Sep 7th this year, and Sep 5th next year (2016).

    I typically arrive either the day the gates open or the day before if I'm helping to build or organizing a project out there, and then leave either Saturday night before the Man burns (to avoid exit traffic, which can be brutal) or early the next morning.

    Without knowing any details of 2016, I can pretty much guarantee I'll be there all week.
  • AmanuAmanu Forge Tree
    I'll probably miss that for the next five years due to the electricial apprenticeship program that I'm starting this year which inconveniently starts probably in the later part of August. Curse my luck!

  • AmanuAmanu Forge Tree
    I think I totally confused the length of the festival. It's only the one week or four separate weeks with the burning on the last one?

  • It's basically 8 days. Sunday to (the next) Monday, with people arriving anywhere from weeks before (if they're building really big things) to mid-week.
  • AmanuAmanu Forge Tree
    That makes planning easy then.

  • Albinism and the desert don't sound like a fun combination
  • AmanuAmanu Forge Tree
    Morthif said:
    Albinism and the desert don't sound like a fun combination
    Unless you are well shaded or regular application of strong sunblock? 

  • Morthif said:
    Albinism and the desert don't sound like a fun combination
    Well, my wife is quite sun-averse, and often carries a parasol around to provide mobile shade out there.
  • Did anybody else see the atavian at 1:33 in the video? :O
  • edited June 2015
    Not atavian, but more bird-woman. 4:46 here: 

  • AthelasAthelas Cape Town South Africa
    And I'll have to wait for 2016, but I'll be doing Africa Burn :)


  • Yeah, I really want to hit Afrikaburn sometime. Never been to sub-Saharan Africa at all.
  • AthelasAthelas Cape Town South Africa
    @Sarapis I just organized myself a 4x4 pickup, so I'm already making plans for water, fuel and comfortable living. Comfort being relative to kalahari conditions of course.

    Give me a shout if you want tickets for 2016, I'll be quite close to first in the queue when they go on sale. :D

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