Burning Man Participation
Your Helpful Guide to Getting Involved!
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2012 Email Updates:
Express yourself through your playa dwelling. Your tent is your home on the playa -- why not make it an extension of yourself in some way?
Fabric paints, markers, banners, and flags of your country of origin (securely fastened, please) are a few ways to liven up your fabric castle.
What do you want your tent to evolve into? A plant? A body part? An animal? Have fun with your transformation, but remember not to use anything that can come off and become litter.
Need to release your inner belly dancer? Have a secret longing to wear lingerie in the daylight hours? Black vinyl your thing? Bring it, baby! The playa is a perfect place to shed the t-shirt and shorts look and dress in something you've always wanted to wear. What happens on the playa stays on the playa so let your fashion party fly in the face of conventional dress codes. Bring it, wear it, rejoice in the freedom of becoming your fantasy figure.
BURNING MAN 2012 RESOURCE LISTING
Burning Man has compiled a list of folks who are offering you their bits, bobs, wares, and suchlike (and often special discounts for Burners) to help you prepare for the playa. Some of the listings stretch the concept of playa preparation a bit, it's true, but rather than arbitrate that, they decided to interpret broadly and let you decide. They separated them in the following categories: From Burning Man: "Now, we hear back every year from people for whom the Resource issue strikes a discordant note in their Burning Man world. We'd like to offer a reminder that Burning Man's principles don't state that our community is opposed to commerce. The thing we avoid is commodification of our culture, which is quite a different thing (although the line between the two can be very fine sometimes). Commerce is a part of daily existence... including those days spent preparing for Black Rock City.
"Over the year, we've witnessed a lot of creativity and drive from small business owners who are Burners, and we've seen a cottage industry grow apace with our event- those are the folks we share with you here, in hopes we can keep it in the family in the face of mass market consumerism.
"Of course, you don't *need* to buy a bunch of stuff to go to Burning Man, and what counts most is your creativity. But from Burner DIY goods on Etsy to discounts on EL wire you can use to create your crazy idea of a thing, we'd be remiss not to share these submitted links with you.
"This once-a-year information can be discarded if you prefer to find your own resources for the playa without any help. We can respect that. It's just a link, y'know, and you can choose to click it or not."
See you on the Playa!
The Gang at Green Tortoise