Burning Man and all its glory zapped us this year and we were unable to get tickets.
It wasn’t for a lack of trying.
We were out of the country on the sale date so 4 helpful people in 4 different states tried to get us tickets to no avail.
The STEP sale and the OMG sale were big fat zeros too.
Reached out to Center Camp Cafe where I had volunteered the last two years and learned that I should have worked five days – five days. That would have made me eligible to earn a ticket this year. I quickly offered to put in that time this year and was rebuked. They had been down that road only to have people flake on their commitment. Dang that makes sense.
Stooping to beg for a ticket on Instagram and everyone else who would listen was like a tree falling in the forest with nobody there.
We didn’t get tickets but Rita is on her way. She doesn’t need a ticket – just a parking pass and that’s all in order.
Meet Fede from the UK. He’s now the proud owner of Rita and we couldn’t be happier.
So if you see Rita on the playa – say hi to Fede and take a photo of the gravestones – we left him a blank one to fill in.
Spent the day in my art room ramping it up for Burning Man 2016. This year’s theme is Da Vinci’s Workshop – I must have been channeling him in some minuscule way…
My primary project was to reinvent a top that I crafted for 2012’s burn (bra, feathers and a broach) by adding fringe, gold glitter dots and chain. The skirt was 2012 project using leather, scraps of material, fringe and jewelry bling.
This year we did not have a planned camp. There were 5 of us in 2 vehicles – a 34′ RV and a pickup truck pulling a large horse trailer with living space.
Campers enter from the 6:00 axis – where you can then turn right or left. We chose left because that was familiar to us. Burning Man had only been officially opened 18 hours and we discovered tens of thousands of people turned left too. It took 2 hours and a flat tire to find a spot.
A perfect spot mind you because we met the kindest, funniest people and despite the 4 straight days of wind we giggled.