So finally, after 14 months of waiting, I got to go to Burning Man, and it was so awesome!!! I highly recommend that everyone on earth go at least once before they die. And if I had known better, I might not have even waited a year, because it turns out you can totally go with about a week’s notice, if not less.
I camped with the Bassyx Camp, a DJ group from San Francisco. They were awesome and it was so much fun. I met so many great people at Burning Man and had so many great conversations. Everyone is in such a friendly, open mindset and it makes for an amazing social environment in which to just relax and enjoy yourself for a week. The weather/survival aspects were surprisingly easy to deal with, and for the first three days we didn’t even have any white-outs or dust storms. For the last three days, though, it was crazy dusty. But still, it was a lot of fun, and being in a white-out, especially at night, was really cool!
I played a show at Burning Man, and it was awesome. When I first heard that I could do it, I wanted to schedule a bunch of shows and perform as much as possible, but when I got there, I realized I was really glad to do only one show, because it’s way more fun to have no set schedule and be able to do whatever you want there the whole time. I performed at Center Camp, which was great because there was a huge audience there. A hand drummer performed right before my set, so I asked him to stay up and play on my songs, and that was really cool. I made a bunch of new fans and I only wish I’d brought CDs to give them. Oh well, next year!