Monday, June 16, 2008

Burn or Bust

GARETH SAYS...

Operation Night Brace means making sacrifices.

And today I made one of the biggest sacrifices so far.

I have just put my tickets for Burning Man up for sale on Craigslist.

If you have never heard of it go and google it now. It is the wildest, craziest event ever. People who have never been always want to know who is playing - who is headlining. Well the simple answer is we all do. It is about people not stars. If you want to run round naked as a flower do it. If you want to spend months building a work of art and then burn it to ground then do it.

I went last year and had so much fun. I couldn't wait to go back with Amy. We were so excited we took a picture of us collecting the tickets from the Post Office. But Burning Man is not cheap.

First of all you have to buy the tickets ($225 each), then you have to fly to Reno ($400ish each), then you have to hire something to get there in ($500), by all your food, booze and water for a week ($600), buy your camping equipment ($300), book a hotel room in Reno to clean yourself up in when it is all done ($150).

It is over $1000 a person. Yikes.

It is a shame weren't not going this summer but i'm not that devastated. It will be around next summer and we will both be there then.

See you on the Playa in 2009.

AMY SAYS...

I am devastated for Gareth. He was so excited to go and I told him I would do whatever I could to make it happen this year! If anyone has a brain fart on the matter....?

3 comments:

Steve said...

you could always recreate the experience at home... get a fan, some dust (aim first at second and turn to full blast). Deny yourself water while this is happening.

Then get a senile neighbor to come over and wander aimlessly and naked as you make some origami 'art' and set fire to it...

All that's left is to seek out some mouthy lesbians who will tell you that your carbon footprint is unacceptable from the steps of their 4mpg winnibego.

Extra points can be scored if you paint each other's faces, smear yourself in feaces and / or have pity sex with an insistent stranger while your best friends pretend to be asleep yards away.

Gareth & Amy said...

I think we are living in perma-burning-man-land already according to your "recreated experience"...

Mom walks around naked, smoking with an animal not too far behind her...

Dirt blows in from the window regularly

...my little sis may be the lesbian we are looking for she's too broke for a winnebego though...

Oh, and Gareth already likes to play with his own shit and paint me face black

I'm sure the pity sex will happen at some point ;)

ian said...

Hey, why did you take down the post about Xs?. Charlie suggested that you put a penny aside every time Gareth makes a name mistake. Another way to save some cash.