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Old 04-19-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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only go if you are healthy and can handle being super dirty and a water shortage. I went when younger and much healthier. could not do it now, but it truly is a magical [and expensive] adventure. EVERYONE fits in and is accepted. I would not say it was a life-changer for me, but I know many who say that they left their "emotional baggage" at the gathering.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I'd love to go to Burning Man at least once. But I can't think of a vehicle I'd be willing to subject to that corrosive physical environment.

So maybe instead I'll spend a few weeks at Slab City. (Sent from the road using my tablet, so you'll have to find a link yourselves.)
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:17 PM
 
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you are allowed one and a half gallons of water a day. You also need tent and sleeping gear, warm clothes, small first aid kit, sunscreen, water bottle, dust mask, your food, journal, pen, and other stuff I can't remember right now
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:47 PM
 
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I'd say go but be ready to spend a lot for what is supposed to be a funky and improvised experience. A bit of cognitive dissonance IMHO.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:50 PM
 
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Go!!!!
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:53 PM
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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You should probably go. But be prepared to wonder, when it's all over, "What was I thinking?!?"

I went to Woodstock at age 22. I was too old, too responsible (a Republican even then), too straight (back when that meant straight-laced, not sexual preference).

It's fun to say I was there, but frankly, it wasn't fun to be there.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Lots of near naked women and drugs.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:17 PM
 
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You only live once! If it inspires a feeling of adventure in you, I say go for it.

I've never been because it's not my kind of thing, but I know people who go every year, they are over 50. I hear people bring their kids. It's pretty vast and impossible to see it all in one trip. I'm sure there are people there who go for the drugs and wild things, but that's just one facet of it.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Go check it out........but have plan B just in case


I want to go but the heat and the reminders of my early rave days





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dohzrXT09w
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:48 PM
 
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I am 68 and want to go to Burning Man in Black Rock desert of Nevada.
What's stopping you, and why are you seeking validation here?
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