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goobster  ·  617 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2022 Roll Call

Nah, no Gerlach Regional for me. Been several years (6?) since I have been back to the dust.

Spent some time in the northern reaches of that terrain last year - the Alvord Desert in northeastern Oregon - and it was beautiful and a bit nostalgic for the grand old days of the Burn.

I have a loose intent to return to the Burn on my motorcycle one day, and solo camp out at walk-in camping, or around the 2:00 side of K street, where there is a lot of room, and not a lot of "party goers".

But yeah... not this year. And probably not next year. Maybe I'll do it for my 55th birthday...

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  609 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes certainly for your 55th! This will be my last burn for a while as I'm planning to move to Europe next year, but I'd come back for a goobs 55th

What were you doing out in Oregon? I looked up the terrain and it looks very beautiful. I used to live in Fossil, high desert but not quite that desert

This year I've been planning to visit the 2:00 side of K, I haven't spent much time in that area but am feeling called to it

elizabeth  ·  616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do you still do any regional shenanigans? Or is it a new chapter with other communities now?

goobster  ·  616 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not yet?

I'd like to do Critical Northwest again - the weeklong summertime campout - at some point, but this year was too close to COVID and Monkeypox... and it turns out there was a significant COVID outbreak amongst attendees this year.

So at least another year before I do that type of event again.

In the meanwhile, a bunch of seriously old school burners like myself are getting together for a birthday party on Saturday. It will be the first time most of us have seen each other face-to-face in about 3 years. So it should be a lovely time. There will also be espresso martinis. So yay!

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  609 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Have you heard of/considered Love Burn in Florida? I'm intrigued to go this February

elizabeth  ·  593 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We’ve driven down to love burn with a crew of friend to do midnight poutine right before pandemic hit. It felt like a vacation burn on a beach, plugged into the power grid, free propane and showers kind of deal. You can order Uber eats to the gate and re-entry is either free or dirt cheap. For us is was an awesome bonding experience with a group of buddies, in what was the equivalent of an all inclusive sunny escape from Quebec winters. Making poutine is hard work and driving down was a pain - so it still felt like effort. But being there was comfy as shit. There a was good art and good people, but I would not go again. I feel I like gong to regionals only once to gage their org setups and compare and contrast to improve our own. It’s also an excuse to travel somewhere else. I’d like to visit the Detroit crowd next.

goobster  ·  609 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah. Florida is not on any of my destination lists. Ever.

I've been to Burn In The Forest, Soak, Critical Northwest, and do intend to visit my Tucson friends for Toast someday, but regionals are for locals. It's a way for them to build and nurture their local community, rather than host a buncha tourists. So I like to connect with the people who go, learn from the producers of these events, etc., but I don't have much interest in traveling for a regional event, honestly.

When I travel overseas I like to meet local Burners, and hang out with them and learn how they live Burningman in their area. They always know the best places to go, too! :-)