Yeah, I may not go back to the desert (the "Gerlach Regional") again, at this point.
I was there on the beach when it started.
I was there in the desert when that started.
I was there when the first ticket sellout happened.
I camped alone.
I camped with a theme camp.
I ran my own theme camp.
I worked for a Service Camp.
I was employed by Burning Man.
I have given more people their Burner Name than I can even remember.
I have brought my own art to the playa.
I have participated with a large scale art project. (I'm the one in the middle.)
I have gotten heatstroke and spent a day in the Med Tent.
I have been the officiant at two different weddings at Burning Man.
So, I think I may have gotten all the merit badges at this point. I do have a rogue idea that I have seeded with a couple of friends and camps, that might just culture-jack Burning Man one last time. But it ain't gonna happen this year. Maybe 2018.
Going to Europe this year, instead.
(BTW - Be sure to volunteer for a shift at Arctica! It is the best gig on the playa. SO much fun, and a cool/chilly place to be during the middle of the hot days. Tell them Bucky sent you.)