Scotto - - 2017

Burning Man - A Week of Radical Self Expression

'Burning Man is an Adult Playland', a 29-Hour a day party for a week; A Globally Charged Community in the desert of Northern Nevada.

'You can vacation in say Jamaica and see things that millions have seen before you and millions will see after you...Or you can trek yourself & stuff to BRC and see things that will only be available for one week to see'

Here is an interesting look back at what Burning Man has meant to me and the lessons I have learned each year...

2000 >> 2001 >> 2002 >> 2003 >> 2004 >> 2005 >> 2006 >> 2007 >> 2008 
2009 >> 2010 >> 2011 >> 2012 >> 2013  >>  2014 >>  2015 >> 2016 >> 2017

2001 the Playa had given me a relationship as we had met Theresa the year before and she moved in with Kathe & I about 2 months prior to the Playa that year. I had also taken a more leadership role in PolyParadise and found that to be the place I felt most comfortable. It was easier to have persons come to me for help because of that leadership role and then with what seemed like no effort on my part I was able to create friendships almost immediately. PolyParadise that year had several Gay or Bi men in its ranks and at the time I was not comfortable around such individuals. I was not prejudice mind you just uncomfortable, especially when I noticed them 'Noticing' me.

What lessons did you learn from Burning Man & the Playa in 2001?