Skip to content

How to Do Burning Man at Home: Watch Video of 2014 Man Burn + These Directions

September 6, 2014

So you’re missing Burning Man? Were you out in BRC last Saturday night and tonight you’re wishing you were back on the playa? Well…here’s how to recreate what you’re missing! Start the video, put on BMIR, and

Recreate & Enjoy the Burning Man experience!

1. Pay an escort of your affectional preference subset to not bathe for five days, cover themselves in glitter, dust, and sunscreen, wear a skanky neon wig, dance close naked, then say they have a lover back home at the end of the night.

2. Tear down your house. Put it in a truck. Drive 10 hours in any direction. Put the house back together. Invite everyone you meet to come over and party. When they leave, follow them back to their homes, drink all their booze, and break things.

3. Stack all your fans in one corner of the living room. Put on your most fabulous outfit. Turn the fans on full blast. Dump a vacuum cleaner bag in front of them. Dance for six hours. Sleep in your clothes

4. Buy a new set of expensive camping gear. Break it.

5. Lean back in a chair until that point where you’re just about to fall over, but you catch yourself at the last moment. Hold that position for 9 hours.

6. Only use the toilet in a house that is at least 3 blocks away. Drain all the water from the toilet. Only flush it every 3 days. Hide all the toilet paper.

7. Shop at Wal-mart, Cost-Co, and Home Depot until your car is completely packed with stuff. Tell everyone that you’re going to a “Leave-No-Trace” event. Empty your car into a dumpster.

8. Listen to music you hate for 168 hours straight, or until you think you are going to scream. Scream. Realize you’ll love the music for the rest of your life.

9. Spend 5 months planning a “theme camp” like it’s the invasion of Normandy. Spend Monday-Wednesday building the camp. Spend Thurs-Sunday nowhere near camp because you’re sick of it or can’t find it.

10. Walk around your neighborhood and knock on doors until someone offers you cocktails and dinner.

11.  Get so drunk you can’t recognize your own house. Walk slowly around the block for 5 hours.

12. Search alleys until you find a couch so unbelievably tacky and nasty filthy that a state college frat house wouldn’t want it. Take a nap on the couch and sleep like you are king of the world.

13. Have a 3 a.m. soul baring conversation with a drag nun in platforms, a crocodile and Bugs Bunny. Be unable to tell if you’re hallucinating. Lust after Bugs Bunny.

14. Sit in your car for 5 hours. Once an hour, move it forward 500 feet for five miles. Get out, roll on the ground, get back in and sit for 8 hours more moving it backward 500 feet every hour for eight miles. Remember that this “one hour neighborhood” is part of the “experience.”

For the complete list, go here. Note I did not write the original but I did adapt this from an email I received in 2003.

Okay, maybe those suggestions are a bit extreme. However consider these from the Burner Out Of Water Project from a few years ago and which I’ve adapted a bit http://burneroutofwater.weebly.com:

  • 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.
  • Keep your phone on airplane mode.
  • Make your car an art car.
  • Spin poi or do yoga in the park.
  • Dance all night.
  • Dance during the day.
  • Enjoy a sunrise with your friends.
  • Holler with joy when the sun sets.
  • Burn something.
  • Give gifts.
  • Take lots of pictures.

And definitely watch the hour long video above recorded by Larry Nimmer at the Burning Man Festival 8/30/14. The camera was on the roof of the Big TV Set, opposite the Burn, so that everybody gathered could either watch it live or on TV. The actual burning of the Man starts at 3:10.

You might also check out what’s going on with your Burning Man regional. These three major and official decompression events are scheduled for the following weekends: San Diego Oct 17-19, LA Nov 7-9, SF Sun Oct 12. We’ve started a Facebook group for the CA Central Coast; we may for an official regional or just have some meet-ups as a way to create community. You can join the facebook group or subscribe here and find out about events.

Advertisements
One Comment leave one →
  1. September 8, 2014 9:42 am

    Reblogged this on The chrono-synclastic infundibulum and commented:

    The view from on top of the TMSL at Burning Man 2014 during the Man Burn…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jenny True

An excruciatingly personal food blog

foodwineclick

When food and wine click!

The Flavor of Grace

Helene Kremer's The Flavor of Grace

Hot Grieving MILF

I Believe in Magic

The Swirling Dervish

Wine Stories, Food Pairings, and Life Adventures

ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

Living La Vida Vino!

Dracaena Wines

Our Wines + Your Moments = Great Memories

L'OCCASION

a reason for wine

OkieWineGirl

A Wine Drinker Rambling about Wine

Outlaw Soaps: Exciting soaps for adventurous people.

Exciting soaps for adventurous people

Drifting Through

Welcome to the inner workings of my mind

Quartz

Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy.

Sonya Huber

books, essays, etc.

THE GRAPE BELT

Drinking, Thinking, Cooking, Eating, Reading, Writing, Traveling, Talking ~ The Essentials of the Wine Life ~

The Weekly Sift

making sense of the news one week at a time

poor mexican gone

Yesterday's stories shed light on the way forward

ROCKIN RED BLOG

A Song in Every Glass

Cindy Ross

Author | Speaker

trailtraveler

Get your copy of Mile 445 today at Amazon.com!

www.KamalaThompson.com

"Where Business Meets Humanity"

Laura Grace Weldon

Free Range Learning, Creative Living, Gentle Encouragement, Big Questions, Poetry, Occasional Drollery

From Insults To Respect

A Guide To Anger And Conflict Resolution

WES CHYRCHEL

Business Coach · Early Stage Advisor

Burners.Me: Me, Burners and The Man

Where our opinions, Burner culture, and Burning Man come together

Traveling Wine Chick

Curator of Extraordinary Lifestyle Experiences

L'esprit de Vin

A wine blog with food for thought...

The Wine Wankers

G’day, you’re at the best wine blog ever! We're all about wine; without the wankery.

Wine Verbiage

verbiage about wine & life

Small Epiphanies

A BLOG BY G.P. WAYNE

Paul reflects therapeutically

Thoughts about writing about thinking

Myth Girl

"Follow Your Bliss."

the drunken cyclist

I have three passions: wine, cycling, travel, family, and math.

Winehiker Witiculture

Hike. Wine. Repeat! An exploration of life's vinoambulocentricities.

Gabe Feathers McGee

poetry, stories, puffnstuff

New Earth Heartbeat

Breathing with the Heart of the Earth

DEAR HUMAN

These letters are written to remind you just how much you matter, just how important you are, and just how beautiful the gift of life as a human is.

SAHMmelier

Stay at home mom, lover of wine

Talk-A-Vino

Wine, food and life

The Mind's Eye Photo Workshops

Don't just take photos - Make them.

%d bloggers like this: