The Burning Man website
August 15, 2000 8:56 PM   Subscribe

The Burning Man website has undergone a massive redesign, it seems. Much better than before, and with only 12 days left to BM2K. I could cry, really... I can't make it this year, nor did I make it to Defcon, H2K, or any other gather. Bring back stories from the fire for me, people.
posted by Jairus (10 comments total)
"BM2K"? ummm.... any of you familiar with the abbreviation for "bowel movement?" :)

Sorry, just... that one's even worse than "WinCE".

posted by aurelian at 9:59 PM on August 15, 2000 [1 favorite]

Never occured to me. Heh...
posted by Jairus at 1:15 AM on August 16, 2000

I'm still holding out for the Rather Heated and Mildly Uncomfortable But Not Actually On Fire Man gatherings. Hopefully they'll be held somewhere a little closer to civilization.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:13 AM on August 16, 2000 [1 favorite]

I never went in for the whole TAZ hippie love-in that Burning Man seemed to be, but Cardhouse had an intriguing article that almost had me ready to go. Then I read one of the Cardhouse-ites' subsequent criticisms about the disintegration of BM. Makes me glad I missed out on the whole thing.
posted by wiremommy at 10:53 AM on August 16, 2000

Wow... when did they change the site?
I was there like a couple of weeks ago..

Anyways, I live in Canada - the land of penguins, so there's no elaborate pseudo-neuvaux-art-pyro-raves within driving distance...

But I hear it's one hell of a party...
posted by Bane at 11:17 AM on August 16, 2000

Yeah, I'm a canuck too, so getting to Nevada would be tricky, to say the least...
posted by Jairus at 12:22 PM on August 16, 2000

Y'all could have one up there. Call it "Freezing Man".
posted by Sapphireblue at 2:32 PM on August 16, 2000

Of course it would take a real man to hang around naked in the frozen north. And would there be a giant Freezing Man ice sculpture?
posted by owen at 2:51 PM on August 16, 2000

a more pleasant alternative may be texas' version of bm...only $30/ticket and not in the horrible desert

on another note, and i've been thinking about this a lot lately, don't you think 2001 will be the end of sxsw's coolness? i expect that the attendees might double from 2000 and it will become a conference along the lines of the mfweb series or cnet...

i think once the numbers at any event increase, the specialness decreases
posted by centrs at 3:07 PM on August 16, 2000

why the heck is it so expensive to go to burning man?
posted by greyscale at 5:39 PM on August 16, 2000 [2 favorites]

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