son of/ father of/ burning man
saturday, sept. 4 2004
golden gate end
go to baker beach (in the presidio) and head towards the golden gate bridge.
4pm until ??
Not going to Burning Man this year? Because it's gotten too big, too expensive, too over-hyped. Because it's strayed too far from its original ideals. Maybe it's just because you can't stand the heat, the noise, or the porta-potties. Or maybe because there's too many drunken wankers showing up on Friday night, wearing logo T-shirts and freshly-purchased shiny pants from Piedmont, spoiling the vibe and making the place into a desert version of 1015. Or maybe you just think the art theme sucks this year.
Whatever the reason is that you are not going to Burning Man, I'd like to invite you to gather at Baker Beach, the location of the Burn that started it all, on the night of the big Burn in the desert. Celebrate what Burning Man used to be, celebrate what Burning Man has been to you over the years, or protest what it's become. Create an experience of what you'd like it to be. Or just come by and drink by the fire 'till we get thrown off the beach.
Bring food, drinks, and -- of course -- stuff to burn. Any effigy of your choice will do...after all, this is about radical self expression, not dancing around a flaming icon. Burn a man, a woman, a duck... whatever inspires you. Bring your art, stage a performance, or set up a barter mini-bar. Do the stuff you'd be doing in the desert if you weren't too jaded/broke/busy for Burning Man. Do the stuff you can't do in the desert: wear your best costume and a feather boa...dump water on the ground just because you can.
We'll gather beginning at 4:00, for picnicking, on Saturday the 4th at the far end of the beach, closest to the Golden Gate bridge. We'll start burning stuff at Sunset.
Sounds like a plan.