Tales from the Playa #2- The Essential and Definitive Burning Man List… Including Cow Prodders and PeriscopesOctober 9th, 2008
by Zoe Brock
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-
It’s Wednesday, August 20, 2008.
The Man burns in ten days.
In three hours one of your best friends will arrive from Australia. You have not seen him in two months.
In fourteen hours the person who your heart and mind and body desires most will arrive from Israel. You have not seen him in four months. He will be followed shortly thereafter by his father, who will arrive from North Carolina. You have never met him at all.
In three days you will all leave together, in convoy, for eight days in the searing, brutal and unpredictable Nevada desert, driving through the night to take part in an event so wild, so beautiful, so bizarre and so life-changing that your brain cannot yet begin to fathom the most basic aspects of it, let alone it’s myriad intricacies.
And you haven’t even packed.
Yes. You may vomit now.