Not that it matters... (fearandloathing) wrote in burning_man,
Not that it matters...
fearandloathing
burning_man

A Virginal Question...

I've never been to BM.

Can one go and simply have a good time taking in the art, meeting people, enjoying music, being part of the community and have an experience there without having a "thing" going on of their own as far as some kind of art or special camp or mobile art effort or whatever? Is there some policy that you cannot come and not "participate"? Isn't being there and contributing in some way participating?

I think I might wear a sign that says: "Mobile Massage Parlour" and give massages on the fly... that's about as creative as I want to be because it fits in with who I am.

Sometimes when I look at pictures I think.. wow, just like in the real world, you have to be beautiful, artful, interesting, look good naked, or have green hair, or no hair, or be pierced, tattooed, etc, in order to go to this thing.

I'm not a gawker, but I'm not sure I want to haul out into the middle of the desert, in addition to supplies and stuff for a week, something to build for the sake of art, or wear impractical garments that might be annoying and uncomfortable, or be naked in any way.

Will I fit in? Do I have to? I thought this was one place where one did not have to "fit in" at all?

Input?
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