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I Can’t Go To Burning Man Lame Excuse #1003: It’s too hot! 5 To Do Tips

August 17, 2009

GeeGnome photo from, it’s not the heat that’s going to get to you: it’s the wind. And the dust storms. If you’ve never been out there, you can’t even imagine the wind. The dust storms. The heat is nothing.

Because really, it’s not that hot. Seeing art like this Gee-Gnome, shown here at the Fire Arts Festival, is what’s REALLY hot. Fire will come out of Gnome’s head, not yours. Go here to learn more about The Gee-Gnome Project or to donate.

Yes, it is hot out there. But it’s really and truly not that hot for that long.

During the heat of the day, there’s lots to do in lots of shady places all over Black Rock City. Learn about the thousands of events you can chose from day and night here:

The heat is no excuse. Here are some wonderfully easy ways to handle it:

ONE: Hang out in camp–yours, your neighbors, your new friends, center camp. Make friends.BMan09tiedyeline

TWO: Make drinks. Nice cold icy refreshing drinks. Have another one. Make drinks for other people  Piss clear.

THREE: Take a nap so you can take advantage of when it’s less hot/windy/dusty.

FOUR: Spray your bandana, your head, your friends with cooler water. These are bandanas we tie dyed over the weekend; next we’ll silk screen them with an image of Ganesh on a bicycle! See if you can bring a small easy craft to do in camp to gift.

FIVE: Take it easy and watch the freaks go by. Soon, the day will cool, and you will too.

PS It’s the last day of KCRW’s summer subscription drive–and my subscription drive also! So please pledge (I’ll take just about anything!) and please subscribe by clicking the subscribe button on the top right hard column! Thanks!! And tell a friend!

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 17, 2009 10:12 pm

    #6 Go naked all the time. With plenty of sunscreen of course. :)

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