Yup. Started on the beach in SF.
Then a couple years in the desert. (Before tickets, porta-potties, rules, etc.)
Then the last decade+. Camped solo on my motorcycle. Joined a theme camp. Had my own theme camp. Ran regional events. Board member for regional org (Ignition Northwest). Became a Burning Man staff member (Arctica). And now have ... maybe ... kinda sorta ... retired.
I have a brief cameo in the movie "Spark", when they show people raising the Man the first year in the desert. As they pan down the line of people on the rope, there's a surfer dude with long hair. That's me.