i just joined this community (and live journal all together) fairly recently. ive never been to BM, but im saving my pennies and making my plans now to hopefully be there in 2004. ive been talking to an on-line friend who speaks very highly of the festival. i think its wonderful to get a first hand account of something. its so much better then just browsing a web site. ive been to starwood before, but it doesnt take much to tell that starwood is tame compared to burning man. anywho, only a couple weeks until most of you all are there. have fun and bring back some stories =) p.s. any new englanders?