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 > 20052006 > 2007 > 2008 >  
2009 > 2010 > 2011 > 20122013  >  20142015 > 2016 > 2017 > 2018

2013 – Rinse - Repeat - Revise
This will be my 14th trip to Black Rock City. It is not just the trip to the desert; it is the year-round events and the thousands of people I have met and now consider part of my family that make this the journey of a lifetime. I cannot image my life without Burning Man; major kudos to my life partner WildChild for keeping up with the pace.

Playa Lessons Learned…

  • 2013 will be my 14th Burn & 12th serving as Camp Daddy, Benevolent Dictator of PolyParadise.

  • If you ask the universe enough times for what you want - it just may give it to you - very excited about the future while maintaining a cautiously optimistic view thru the looking glass of what is next.

  • Someone asked me - You going to Burning Man again? I responded "I want to be at the Last One; whichever one that is" - Of course I am going to Burning Man - It is the greatest Party on the Planet.  Where did you vacation?  The Beach? What did you see? Water & Sand? That is nice - wait till I get back from Black Rock City - I will spend hours & hours telling you all the things I saw...

  • This very Black & White - On & Off - 1 or 0 kinda guy is seeing, dealing with and has been experiencing a much more Grey or Gray parts of life. It is not always easy to have cut & dry answers to things; no one rule applies to all situations - no one rule, amendment or edict can be applicable to everyone or every situation - Thank you universe for showing me what I needed to see...

  • Do not go to Burning Man with EXPECTATIONS!! Except to be BLOWN THE FUCK AWAY!!! The Playa will show you what you need to see not what you think you want to see...

  • New relationship energy should always be celebrated, because the birth of a new relationship, no matter how long it lasts is an amazing thing.


What lessons did you learn from Burning Man & the Playa in 2013?