Queen Shanti, Janis Joplin, and some burner they picked up in the orgy tent:
Failed MediMeals entrepreneur Cory Tanner Glazier and the new OMG! Mrs. Glazier, tiny&cute Adelle Juliet:
Poly’s Perle Mesta, Papa Chevalier, boogies with Jess “The Caterwauler” Johnson:
Donkey, in moldy headdress from a 1950s Hollywood biblical epic, and forever shirtless Rain flank KC Baker’s piece and Mia “Lips” Cara:
An unknown entrepreneur cops a feel off the always grinning Stacey Morgenstern:
The old raunch and “best-selling author” Bryan Franklin without his other half, the ineffable Michael Ellsberg:
“Paris Truther” and village idiot Elijah Ray gets double lucky:
Reinvigorated, thanks to tribe and orgy and drugs – it’s time to get back on the grift!
Update: Skankatron shared the widely read article about the 1% who’ve come to love Burning Man, especially because nothing radical was happening in the first place. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/08/burning-man-one-percent-silicon-valley-tech/
Queen Turkey Feathers takes exception:
Important read about Burning Man for those who see what we create there as practice for the world we desire for the next phase of our evolution.
I acknowledge that I am part of the rich people this article references, though I am not a Silicon Valley technocratic scion, I do know plenty of them.
And, I can certainly see and understand the author’s concerns, especially this part:
“To these young tech workers — mostly white, mostly men — who flock to the festival, Burning Man reinforces and fosters the idea that they can remake the world without anyone else’s input.”
But I disagree that it’s what actually happens at Burning Man when they get there.
They may flock to Burning Man thinking that they can remake the world without anyone else’s input, but they find something else when they get there.
During the panel I moderated yesterday with David Comfort, Stephen Brooks and Alex Lightman on how to create a community synergy engine, one of the participants brought up the point that we had not thoroughly enough considered the impact of our project on those without a voice, the worker class.
He is most likely right, and that’s why we are at Burning Man having these conversations as we create the new world we want to live in.
We come to expand our perspective.
We come to open our eyes, our hearts, and our minds to make the space to hear the points of view that may not always be able to get in as we focus on the day to day work of bringing forth a new world vision, while at the same time living the reality of this current world.
When the author says “This is the dream of libertarians and the 1 percent, and it reifies itself at Burning Man — the lower caste of Burners who want to partake in the festival are dependent on the whims and fantasies of the wealthy to create Black Rock City” he is missing something vital.
Without the artists and creatives, Burning Man wouldn’t be the playground it is for the rich. It would be more of the same heady, intellectual, and socially awkward separation reality they already get at home.
It’s the “lower castes” who bring the juice, the connection and the heart that the rich desire and that gets integrated into the creations we will all bring forth together.
None of us can do it alone. It’s Burning Man (and similar festivals) where we learn to bridge and do it together.
Just keep telling yourself that rich white males can’t make it without you, Skankatron, or that they’d give your dusty, delusional self the time of day. #stupidfuckingconartist