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Burning Man 2010: So you can’t go this year? Here’s what you can do!

August 29, 2010

If you, like me, can’t make it out to that Big Metropolis in the desert aka Black Rock City aka Burning Man in 2010, check this idea out: it’s a social experiment that suggests we spend burn week as if we’re in Black Rock City. It’s called “Burner Out of Water.” According to organizers:

“Don your finest (but legal) playa wear.
Strike up deep conversations with strangers.
Ride your (decorated) bike or walk everywhere.
Don’t watch any TV.
Make your car an art car.
Spin poi or do yoga in the park.
Bathe with baby wipes.
Dance all night.
Enjoy a sunrise with your friends.
Burn something.
Give gifts.
Take lots of pictures.

Write about your off-playa Burn week adventures and send them to

Check to see what your fellow Black Rock City lovers did when not residing in Black Rock City.  Maybe it’ll be so much fun, it’ll last longer than a week…”

The whole week? That would be a trick. But certainly I’m game for Friday night–that’s the next ArtRide and we themed it “All the Freaky People” keeping in mind that we weren’t going to make it to the playa. While it’s not a Critical Tits ride, our First Friday ArtRides do seek to bring the playa energy home every month.

So please join us next Friday Sept. 3 at 5:30pm on the Ventura Beach Promenade in your Burning Man best. We’ll ride about 6pm along the beach and to various art exhibits. We’ll land at Art City for an after party with beer from Anacapa, wine from Frei Brothers, and music from DJ Jeremy Walker.If you’re on facebook, please friend the San Buenaventura ArtRiders Bicycle & Social Club.

It won’t be Burning Man, but it may be the next best thing around.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2010 3:20 pm

    Sounds like a good Plan B, Gwen! I hope you share some pix.

  2. September 1, 2010 3:44 pm

    Thanks, Julia! I will share photos when I get a chance! I’m still trying to get up photos from the last ArtRide!

    Here’s another way to do Burning Man at home: listen to BMIR, radio direct from Black Rock City!


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