If you could go back in time!

If you can go back and change or do something different at Burning Man what would you do different?




 

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Phx
kat and dawg
 

-kat and dawg

Tucson

bring home more dust 

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Phoenix
Brittney
I would spend a little less time at camp, a little more time on my own, and lots more time with art installations.  

-Brittney

Glendale
Michelle
 

-Michelle

Mesa
Kristy
 

-Kristy

Josh
 

-Josh

Scottsdale
Brandon
Bring fancier clothes, or less clothes. Spend more time doing yoga and meditation. Talk to people instead of zooming by. 

-Brandon

sierra vista
Holly
BEEN WAY MORE ORGANIZED LOL! ad plan WAY AHEAD!!! 

-Holly

phoenix
Jeff
 

-Jeff

tempe
Valerie
 

-Valerie

Glendale
Ivan
 

-Ivan

Tucson
Melody
 

-Melody

Tucson
Jason
 

-Jason


 

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scottsdale
Nicole
 

-Nicole


 

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Phoenix
Will
Don't turn around a hundred miles out and drive home! 

-Will

Flagstaff
Jennjer
I have no past Burning Man experience.  

-Jennjer


 

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Tempe
Sandra
 

-Sandra

Tempe
Caylee
 

-Caylee

Tucson
George
 

-George

Flagstaff
Kali
Sleep less, like not at all. Save that for the "default world"  

-Kali

goodyear
Andrew
 

-Andrew

Mercer Island, WA
Karla
pre-prep all my food 

-Karla

Tuscon
christine
 

-christine

Mesa
Jess
 

-Jess

Tempe
Andy
 

-Andy

Kirbi
Get more involved and participate.  

-Kirbi

Zach
 

-Zach

Lonnie
 

-Lonnie

Phoenix
Jaime
 

-Jaime

Mesa
Alec
 

-Alec

Tempe
Becor
 

-Becor

Sarah
 

-Sarah
'droit
Phoenix
Tom
 

-Tom
23
Phoenix
joanna
 

-joanna
Admiral Fiesta
Scottsdale
Mike
 

-Mike
Almost There
Scottsdale
Abram
 

-Abram
Amazon
Tucson
Kay
 

-Kay
Amy
Scottsdale
Amy
 

-Amy
android
Phoenix
Andy
 

-Andy
Apple
Albuquerque, NM
Apple
 

-Apple
Ariez
Mesa
Lindsay
 

-Lindsay
Ashley
Phoenix, AZ
Ashley
I wouldn't change a thing. 

-Ashley
Aurora
Scottsdale
Aurora
 

-Aurora
AZrider
Phoenix
Brad
 

-Brad
azviv
Phoenix
Viv
 

-Viv
azzah
prescott
 cammie
 

- cammie
B Rad
Another Planet
Brad
 

-Brad
Beanie
Peoria
Sean
 

-Sean
Bee
Phoenix
Nicole
I would have gone out and explored more. I spent a lot of time getting to know people camping near me and sharing experiences with them. I would go on the first day and stay the entire way through! 

-Nicole
beezar
Phoenix
BEE
 

-BEE
Bender
Tempe
Matthew
 

-Matthew
BIG PHREEKY
Los Angles
PAUL
 

-PAUL
binyea
Phoenix
Mike
go 

-Mike
Blaster, or Hey you!
Phoenix
Lance
Bring my own Porta John! 

-Lance
Blu
Tucson
Erin
I would lighten-up and go with the flow. Last year I had too many things planned that never happened and I let my disappointment get the best of me.  

-Erin
BOB
Tempe
Karine
 

-Karine
BuilderG
Another Planet
Gordy
 

-Gordy
bulldog
prescott
ben
nothing 

-ben
Buster
Scottsdale
Buster
 

-Buster
Cactus
mesa az
Steven
 

-Steven
Calamity
Tempe
Liz
 

-Liz
carl
phoenix
Chris
Volunteer more, stay longer, be more prepared with my own stuff, get more friends to go, party less, build more art, participate more in community efforts, dance more, do more yoga, drink less booze, do more E, kiss more girls, bring more art. 

-Chris
chrgolden77
Tucson
Chris
 

-Chris
Christy
Peoria
Christy
more hydration 

-Christy
Chrizzle
az
christ
 

-christ
Chromatest J. Pantsmaker
Chromie
 

-Chromie
Commodore Noodle
Chandler
Kyle
Not drink so much? 

-Kyle
Conchita
Tucson
Shelleytini
I would stay awake for 10 days straight and see/do everything I possibly could. I wouldn't leave my camera at camp. I would find more yoga camps. I wouldn't ride a tricycle. I would transport my art car from mars so I had something to get me back to my bed when the sun comes up. I wouldn't be shy... 

-Shelleytini
Convinced (By Boobies)
Mesa, AZ
Levi
Not take as much stuff. You listen to what they tell ya, but it's different for everyone. You go once, then you know what to bring next time around. 

-Levi
corey
glendale
dorey
stomping in the woods.i guess 

-dorey
Cycnus
MESA
Chris
Can't wait to fill this in after the 6th. 

-Chris
Dago Red
Tucson
Fed
 

-Fed
Dances with Lizards
Witchwells
Jerry
 

-Jerry
Dances with lizards
Witchwells
Jerry and Virginia
 

-Jerry and Virginia
Dandelion
Another Planet
Ranger
bring better food, non of the dehydrated stuff 

-Ranger
Das Bus aka Mayor GKOTU
Bullhead City
Lora
Absolutely nothing. 

-Lora
Dean
Scottsdale
Dean
I learned to take food that doesnt take a lot to prepare or store. You have so much going on and its actually funny how little time you have to make food and how difficult it can be to keep cold foods cool.

Just keep it simple
 

-Dean
Diesel
Another Planet
Diesel
 

-Diesel
Dixon
Scottsdale
Dixon
 

-Dixon
Dj Shifta
Las Vegas, NV
jDub
 

-jDub
DOC
tucson
dan
 

-dan
Doc
tucson
Dan
 

-Dan
Doc
tucson
Dan
 

-Dan
Dog Bite
Tucson
GiGi-D
Nothing, each burn is a gift mistakes misjudgments and all. 

-GiGi-D
Domek
Glendale
Domek
 

-Domek
Doom Doom Doom (SAK)
Tempe
Scott
Nadda. 

-Scott
Dr Germ
Glendale
Da Germ
 

-Da Germ
dr.dan
Tucson
greybeard
 

-greybeard
Dreadgar Allan Poe
Flagstaff
Dreadgar Allan Poe
 

-Dreadgar Allan Poe
DrPop
Mesa
Corbin
Art installation.  

-Corbin
DustDr
Phoenix
AKA: Uncle Gumby
 

-AKA: Uncle Gumby
Eagle
Jack
Nothing. 

-Jack
Elusive Fire Moose
scottsdale
Poje
Bring a tent that i can stand up in 

-Poje
fancy geoff
Phoenix
Geoff
BRING A FRICKING RV!!!! 

-Geoff
Fawn
Mesa
Fawn
 

-Fawn
filmtrips
Tucson
Mark
 

-Mark
Fish
Mesa
Andy
 

-Andy
Flagstaff Flier
Kevin
 

-Kevin
Flaiir
Kristin
 

-Kristin
Frank O'Bear
Phoenix
Frank
dance and rave much more than I did before. 

-Frank
G.I. girl, Damage
phoenix
Lys
 

-Lys
Gateway
Flagstaff
Mikey
Leave before the Burn. 

-Mikey
grover
BRC and SF
grover
Do it all over again 

-grover
Happy #9
Gallup/Window Rock
Ranger Number Nine
 

-Ranger Number Nine
Hardhat
Scottsdale
Ian
 

-Ian
Heavy Metal
Scottsdale
Mark
 

-Mark
hermione
Phoenix
corinne
know my dosages. 

-corinne
Hint
tucson
Reminder
 

-Reminder
Hoss
Phoenix
Hoss
Wear body lights so I wouldn't get run over at night. Walk up to people I don't know and introduce myself. 

-Hoss
Hot Candy
Flagstaff
John
 

-John
ISMIST
Tucson
bill
 

-bill
james
accra
kojo
.................... 

-kojo
James Kilted Freedom
Mesa
James
Make Sure i wore PLENTY of Sunscreen on ALL parts of my body.There are areas that DO NOT like to get burnt. 

-James
Jana Banana
Prescott
Jana
Nothing at all. I have no regrets. 

-Jana
Jenn
Mesa
Jenn
 

-Jenn
Jet Lag!
Chandler
Jet Lag!
 

-Jet Lag!
jewel
Another Planet
kris
oh, baby...i've only just begun!!!  

-kris
jewel
Phoenix
kris
Well, I partially covered that. I was f-ed up the majority of the time, so much so that I hurt a lot of people and was pretty much just a burden to those around me.

This year I plan on volunteering as much as possible and taking part in creating new memories with as many people as possible. I care about the people I know and I take responsibility for my actions.
 

-kris
JM
Arcosanti
Jeffrey
Be there. 

-Jeffrey
Joe
Tempe
Joe
 

-Joe
joe schmoe
joe
 

-joe
joe schmoe
Flagstaff
joe
 

-joe
Josiah
Sedona
Joz
bring more fruit and water 

-Joz
Jtphoenix
Phoenix
Jt
 

-Jt
Jtphoenix
Phoenix
Jt
 

-Jt
Judah
Phoenix
Darryl
Talked to and connected with more people
Got that girl's phone number
Not gotten my car stuck in the sand by pleasant lake
Not spent so much time sleeping
Put on a better show for floks when I was performing
Not been so self conscious about my body
(I work out five days a week and I should show it off)
Not been so afraid to cut loose and relax
 

-Darryl
Julz
Gilbert
Julie
 

-Julie
Just John
Tucson
John
 

-John
Kandy
Tempe
Kandy
I wouldn't have packed so much stuff, and I would have found a ride share instead of flying!  

-Kandy
Karma
Tempe
Karma
None. I would never take a second of that experience back. 

-Karma
Kat
Mesa
Kat
 

-Kat
Kel
Scottsdale
Kelly
I don't think I would do much... it's all a learning experience. This year will be even more special thanks to learning experiences last year.  

-Kelly
Kinfinity
Tucson
K8
I wouldn't have missed so many years! 

-K8
Kismet
Boonies beyond Flagstaff
Kizmit
Hang out in the Dome we built for Alex and Allyson Grey, knowing that it wasn't going to shred (too much) in the wind that week.  

-Kizmit
Knotch
Elfrida
Knotch
My first burn was in 2008 (American Dream). My second burn was in 2009 (Evolution). My third burn was 2010 (Metropolis). Wouldn't change anything. It was all part of the experience. Loved the whiteouts and absorbing the playa, literally, through every pore of me. Every burn has been a first burn for me. Something new every time and I wouldn't want that to ever change. 

-Knotch
KT Kate
Cottonwood
Cow Trailer Kate
 

-Cow Trailer Kate
Laetor
Chandler
Trey
Get out of the camp more often, see more. 

-Trey
lauren303
kingman
Lauren
 

-Lauren
levijames
levi
 

-levi
Life
Tucson
Brian
 

-Brian
LizAbuG
tempe
Bug
though I have never been to BM. I know from all the experiences I have had in life you can never go back so learn from your past and enjoy, laugh, cry, get mad, explore. live life never wanting to change; just know what to do next time.  

-Bug
Madison
Glendale
Madison
Absolutely nothing!
"Life is short, break the rules, forgive
quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile."
 

-Madison
Mandylion
Phoenix
Mandy
I would do everything twice. 

-Mandy
Mary
Tucson
Mary
:P Nothing. It happens as it's "meant" to. 

-Mary
MC FLEABAG
Tucson
Alan
don't go with 'needy' people 

-Alan
Me Yike El
Mykl
Nothing. 

-Mykl
Mel
Phoenix, AZ
Mel
 

-Mel
Mello
Phoenix
Marsha
 

-Marsha
Mild Bill
Tucson
Bill
Well last year if we had a little more power capability and a blower to replace the one that burned out... we would have had a more functional camp.  

-Bill
Minickoy Boy
Jerome
Aaron
 

-Aaron
Mostaccioli
Tempe
Joseph
 

-Joseph
Motion
Scottsdale
Motion
 

-Motion
Mr. God
Prescott
Royce
Based on my first Burning Man experience in 1999 I would go back to 1990 and go to Burning Man then. 

-Royce
mr. mom
Tucson
robert
there is no going back  

-robert
MrBerry
Tempe
Rick
 

-Rick
Nae (Nomad Angel)
Phoenix
aka Reece
nothing to say to this yet but I wish I knew about BM sooner (a lot sooner)... 

-aka Reece
Naked Mike
Mesa
Naked Mike
Nothing I would change. I've had some stunningly bad ideas and some disasters. But I've learned from them all and I wouldn't take that learning away for anything. 

-Naked Mike
NakedMuseAZ
Phoenix
Fox
 

-Fox
Never Legal
Phoenix
Brian
 

-Brian
NicePeaceofBuddhy
Scottsdale
Nice Peace (mo)
 

-Nice Peace (mo)
nils
Another Planet
nils
 

-nils
NONSTR8 Martini Bar aka Sparkles
Tucson
Vincent
 

-Vincent
Opa
Green Valley
Kurt
Meet Larry and his friends at the beach. 

-Kurt
Os
Avondale
Os
 

-Os
OSH OOH AHH
Tucson
Oshua
It's all a learning experience.....but if I could change things....I would have gotten involved earlier with cooler things than just simply having a great time...
And say hello to more people =)
 

-Oshua
Pam
Mesa
Pam
Get out of my camp right from the start and begin exploring!  

-Pam
Paydirt
Cornville
Kim
 

-Kim
Petra
Scottsdale
Kelly
Bring sneakers!!!!!! 

-Kelly
Phoenyx
Phoenix
Bill
Bring varied outfits. Get more fit. Explore more and meet more people.  

-Bill
PhxVirgin
Tempe (new resident)
Tim
 

-Tim
Portia
Madeline
 

-Madeline
primal (wmd)
Prescott
dan
Bring Less, Do More, ride more art cars, build (and spin) more fire toys! 

-dan
Princess Pinwheel
Tucson
Candace
 

-Candace
Prison Sex aka Yosemite Sam
Phoenix
Mike
It was my first time, I ask for nothing different. 

-Mike
proton
Rio Rico
Luis
I would do it all! 

-Luis
Prudence
Ali
 

-Ali
Psytek
Tempe
Albie
Bring a stove, a reliable tent, and warmer clothing! Think I have that covered from here on out! 

-Albie
PUUUMA
Phoenix
Gayle
Fly my kite more and play frisbee more and hula hoop more. 

-Gayle
qqtpie
Mesa
qqtpie
 

-qqtpie
qqtpie
mesa
Pam
NOTHING 

-Pam
R-Evolver
Scottsdale/Gilbert
Paul
It was better next year! 

-Paul
R-Jag
Flagstaff
Ron
Not a thing! 

-Ron
Ranger Turtle Dove
Phoenix
Stef
Nothing! Go sooner! 

-Stef
Ravynn
Casa Grande
Ravynn
not a thing. 

-Ravynn
Renae
Phoenix
Renae
 

-Renae
Rico
Gilbert
Micah
 

-Micah
RJ
El Mirage
RJ
 

-RJ
Ryan
Mesa
Ryan
 

-Ryan
Sailor
Tucson
Sailor
I would, and will, drink less alcohol so I remember more. 

-Sailor
Sandman
Tempe
Lars
 

-Lars
Scarlet
I travel around. In Australia at the moment
Scarlet
 

-Scarlet
Scotto
Phoenix
Scotto
 

-Scotto
Serpico
Gilbert
Tim
 

-Tim
Shadow
Elfrida
Shadow
 

-Shadow
ShrinkWrap | Butters
Scottsdale
Troy
) 

-Troy
Sirius
Flagstaff
Sirius
Take less drugs my first year. 

-Sirius
skybri
phx
skybri
nope 

-skybri
smoothy resado
smoothy
 

-smoothy
Snowbird
Dave
At the Burn I met a woman who was perfect for me. But I was a day late! She had already met a man on the Playa and a few days later they had a Playa Wedding!

And then there was the "Woman in White". I wish I had asked for her name and contact info. It's a good story, ask me when we meet.
 

-Dave
Space Vixen
Tucson
Hazel Meade
 

-Hazel Meade
Speedbump
Phoenix
Ian
I'm not so sure I would want to change anything...maybe a little less jumping off of Ginghers truck whilst drunk....off course I wouldn't have my cool Playa name if that had not happened.... 

-Ian
Steve
Scottsdale
Steve
Bring more costumes, arrive earlier. Bring more Jack Daniels. 

-Steve
SugarplumFairy
Tucson
Michelle
 

-Michelle
Suggestions?
Scottsdale/Gilbert
Paul
 

-Paul
sundog
Scottsdale
Lisa
Be there! 

-Lisa
SunRunner
Tucson
Mark
 

-Mark
Taoest
Scottsdale
Chaz
Be there 

-Chaz
tastee freeze
fountain hills
vee
enjoy more of the workshops and the nightlife. also, i would have remembered to get contact info from all those i made amazing bonds with... 

-vee
Teasus/Chris/Hey you/
Scottsdale
Chris
Nothing. 

-Chris
test4er
phoenix
tester
 

-tester
Tgaps
Tempe
Shawn
 

-Shawn
the heat
Phoenix
Brian
 

-Brian
The Sauce
Santa Cruz, CA
Antaeres
 

-Antaeres
The Zizzo
Chandler
Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo...endl;
 

-Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo...endl;
Theda
Phoenix
Jenna
Most of the mistakes I made taught me something, but there are a few I would have liked to have avoided. Not forgetting my tickets in 2006, or buying an old RV in 2007 - I'll always rent from here on out!  

-Jenna
Tigrezz
Glendale
Toni
 

-Toni
TommyB
Prescott like Biskit
TommyB
Would have gone with a less antagonistic partner 

-TommyB
Town Crier
not in AZ anymore
TC
Have more fun! 

-TC
Trae
south of nowhere
Trae
slept less 

-Trae
Tripod
Sierra Vista
Kevin
 

-Kevin
tutu-timmy
Phoenix

 

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Valkyrie
Lake Havasu City
Kate, Valkyrie or Victorian
 

-Kate, Valkyrie or Victorian
VBSanta
MESA
Santa
 

-Santa
Verbal
Phoenix
Verbal
Go sooner. 

-Verbal
VeryBadSanta
Mesa
Don
 

-Don
Wade Miller
Phoenix
Wade
 

-Wade
Water Baby
Phoenix
Wendy
Everything is perfect. 

-Wendy
Water Color
Tucson
Amanda
It was what it was and is what it is, i dont want to change that. 

-Amanda
WES!
Tempe
Moop
Take a partner to the Beaver Eating Contest.  

-Moop
WES!
Tempe
Moop
Take a partner to the Beaver Eating Contest.  

-Moop
Willow
scottsdale
Kim~
Catch up on as much sleep as possible prior ( prepare your body for no sleep)reality @bm is too exciting to sleep!!
by being extra prepared when leaving always takes longer than you think!!!
i pack lighter and less each year, youll learn whats worth and not through years i guess hehe
 

-Kim~
Windpipe
Tucson
Chad
Nothing... everything is just as it should be in every moment. At least, I continually try to convince myself so. 

-Chad
Workinonit
Tucson
Justin
 

-Justin
zero
Avondale
John
 

-John


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