Top 10 Reasons NOT To Go





 

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Tucson

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tutu-timmy
Phoenix

 

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azzah
prescott
 cammie
 

- cammie
Minickoy Boy
Jerome
Aaron
Distance to get there
Dust storms
the line of traffic during the start and exodus
 

-Aaron
Almost There
Scottsdale
Abram
 

-Abram
Nae (Nomad Angel)
Phoenix
aka Reece
I'm hoping to not have an answer to this question but anything's possible... 

-aka Reece
DustDr
Phoenix
AKA: Uncle Gumby
Having to leave and wait another year to be there... 

-AKA: Uncle Gumby
MC FLEABAG
Tucson
Alan
creepy dudes who disregard boundaries and stare at your tits, frat vibe, folx selling tickets for profit, dust in delicate crevices 

-Alan
Psytek
Tempe
Albie
1.It sucks..... DON'T GO! ;)
2. Yahoos
3. Shirt Cockers
4. Hippies
5. LEO
6. Playa boogers.
7. Sore feet from walkin for miles in military boots.
8. DPW, at least the surly jaded ones

 

-Albie

Mesa
Alec
 

-Alec
Prudence

Ali
 

-Ali
Water Color
Tucson
Amanda
 

-Amanda
Amy
Scottsdale
Amy
 

-Amy

goodyear
Andrew
 

-Andrew
android
Phoenix
Andy
 

-Andy
Fish
Mesa
Andy
 

-Andy

Tempe
Andy
 

-Andy
The Sauce
Santa Cruz, CA
Antaeres
 

-Antaeres
Apple
Albuquerque, NM
Apple
 

-Apple
Ashley
Phoenix, AZ
Ashley
 

-Ashley
Aurora
Scottsdale
Aurora
 

-Aurora

Tempe
Becor
 

-Becor
beezar
Phoenix
BEE
 

-BEE
bulldog
prescott
ben
only last 8 days 

-ben
ISMIST
Tucson
bill
 

-bill
Mild Bill
Tucson
Bill
Not complaining. Alright... I have had people ragging on my lack of being dressed up... when I had just finished putting together a dance floor that required hundreds of hours of work to design and build: "they ruined my burn" ... can you tell. 

-Bill
Phoenyx
Phoenix
Bill
1. I think it has got a bit too big
2. The endless dust that permeates everything
3. Shirtcockers
That's about it
 

-Bill
B Rad
Another Planet
Brad
 

-Brad
AZrider
Phoenix
Brad
 

-Brad

Scottsdale
Brandon
10. No running water.
9. You will not be clean.
8. When you are uncomfortable, you will not be your better self.
7. You will get playa dust. In everything.
6. Your ass will hurt from riding your bike, and your feet will hurt from walking.
5. You can't see everything there is to see.
4. You will have to come back.
3. Your job will still suck.
2. You may never again talk to some of the awesome people you met.
1. You probably can't explain what just happened.
 

-Brandon
Life
Tucson
Brian
 

-Brian
the heat
Phoenix
Brian
 

-Brian
Never Legal
Phoenix
Brian
haven't been yet 

-Brian

Phoenix
Brittney
 

-Brittney
LizAbuG
tempe
Bug
 

-Bug
Buster
Scottsdale
Buster
right now the only things I dont like is waiting!
(and how hard it has been to make it there!!!)
 

-Buster
Princess Pinwheel
Tucson
Candace
 

-Candace

Tempe
Caylee
 

-Caylee
Windpipe
Tucson
Chad
It's a brutal, salty ordeal. 

-Chad
Taoest
Scottsdale
Chaz
Potentially superficial.
The climate will be challenging.
I may feel alone.
Too many drugs.
 

-Chaz
carl
phoenix
Chris
1. The mean freeky people
2. the grumpy people
3. the freeky acid trip.
4. the thunderdome on a freeky acid trip.
5. the dirty ice chest when all the ice is melted.
 

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

-Chris
chrgolden77
Tucson
Chris
There isnt anything i dont like yet about Burning Man
 

-Chris
Teasus/Chris/Hey you/
Scottsdale
Chris
 

-Chris
Chrizzle
az
christ
 

-christ

Tuscon
christine
 

-christine
Christy
Peoria
Christy
tired
portapotties+heat=gaggggg
dehydration
 

-Christy
Chromatest J. Pantsmaker

Chromie
 

-Chromie
DrPop
Mesa
Corbin
the weekend. I prefer the week....less drunks and weekend boozers that trash up the place.
people that leave early without the needed replacement(late arrivals)
$$$
and most of all =leaving the site
 

-Corbin
hermione
Phoenix
corinne
see above answer. i don't enjoy people who don't understand/know what limits are. 

-corinne
KT Kate
Cottonwood
Cow Trailer Kate
 

-Cow Trailer Kate
Dr Germ
Glendale
Da Germ
not a thing nothing bothers me @ the man 

-Da Germ
primal (wmd)
Prescott
dan
Too far x10 

-dan
DOC
tucson
dan
 

-dan
Doc
tucson
Dan
 

-Dan
Doc
tucson
Dan
 

-Dan
Judah
Phoenix
Darryl
it's too far away from my home
(I'll Just have to move)
The port-a-pottys
(bring your own toilet system people trust me)
And don't poop and pee on the playa someone like ME!!!! could slip in it at night!!!!! There is a burner somewhere that owes me a new right sandle.I had to burn my last one cuz I was not about to pack that out with my stuff.
(Don't worry the sandle was made of reed,hemp and and other plant fibers it burned completely):) \<>/
 

-Darryl
Snowbird

Dave
 

-Dave
Dean
Scottsdale
Dean
 

-Dean
Diesel
Another Planet
Diesel
 

-Diesel
Dixon
Scottsdale
Dixon
 

-Dixon
Domek
Glendale
Domek
 

-Domek
VeryBadSanta
Mesa
Don
Selling coffee  

-Don
corey
glendale
dorey
 

-dorey
Dreadgar Allan Poe
Flagstaff
Dreadgar Allan Poe
It's too difficult to move through crowds when everyone wants to have sex with you. And vice versa. 

-Dreadgar Allan Poe
Blu
Tucson
Erin
 

-Erin
Fawn
Mesa
Fawn
 

-Fawn
Dago Red
Tucson
Fed
 

-Fed
NakedMuseAZ
Phoenix
Fox
 

-Fox
Frank O'Bear
Phoenix
Frank
1. Having to be on guard for unwanted Law enforcement
2. excessive generator use
3. the exodus
4. the long drive home
5. going back to work
6. whining campers
7. people who had a rotten time
8. Hangovers
9. observing people getting busted or searched by Law enforcement
10. hosing Playa dust out of my panties.
 

-Frank
PUUUMA
Phoenix
Gayle
You have to go home. 

-Gayle
fancy geoff
Phoenix
Geoff
The dust
the heat
 

-Geoff

Tucson
George
 

-George
Dog Bite
Tucson
GiGi-D
1)stupid dust

2) people who get burnier than thou.

3)people who take advantage of others

4) people who touch and don't ask first

5) the reputation... some times people make it sounds like a drug orgies.. its so much more
 

-GiGi-D
BuilderG
Another Planet
Gordy
 

-Gordy
dr.dan
Tucson
greybeard
 

-greybeard
grover
BRC and SF
grover
lack of hay bales 

-grover
Space Vixen
Tucson
Hazel Meade
 

-Hazel Meade

sierra vista
Holly
 

-Holly
Hoss
Phoenix
Hoss
The waxy, single ply toilet paper in the porta-potties. The long drive home afterwards.  

-Hoss
Speedbump
Phoenix
Ian
There seems to be too many “burners” who don’t get the pack it in, pack it out ethos ……. That and Darkwads…. 

-Ian
Hardhat
Scottsdale
Ian
 

-Ian

Glendale
Ivan
 

-Ivan
Eagle

Jack
 

-Jack

Phoenix
Jaime
 

-Jaime
James Kilted Freedom
Mesa
James
Sunburns likely in areas u didn't expect them in a "normal" environment.
Playa dust in your nose and eyes.
Having to Pee in a bottle or you'll pee in your tent(most people dont like it when you pee on their car wheels;)).
wind burns in same areas.
"Weekenders" Come on, if your going to come into our world, make a commitment
Having to say "goodbye" to the best and koolest people you have EVER met in your life on the planet.
 

-James
Jana Banana
Prescott
Jana
leaving it 

-Jana

Tucson
Jason
 

-Jason
Dj Shifta
Las Vegas, NV
jDub
The COPS! 

-jDub

phoenix
Jeff
 

-Jeff
JM
Arcosanti
Jeffrey
 

-Jeffrey
Jenn
Mesa
Jenn
 

-Jenn
Theda
Phoenix
Jenna
See above 

-Jenna

Flagstaff
Jennjer
 

-Jennjer
Dances with Lizards
Witchwells
Jerry
 

-Jerry
Dances with lizards
Witchwells
Jerry and Virginia
Too many regs 

-Jerry and Virginia

Mesa
Jess
 

-Jess
Jet Lag!
Chandler
Jet Lag!
 

-Jet Lag!
23
Phoenix
joanna
 

-joanna
Joe
Tempe
Joe
 

-Joe
joe schmoe

joe
 

-joe
joe schmoe
Flagstaff
joe
 

-joe
Hot Candy
Flagstaff
John
 

-John
Just John
Tucson
John
Is there a Circle K nearby? 

-John
zero
Avondale
John
 

-John
Mostaccioli
Tempe
Joseph
 

-Joseph


Josh
 

-Josh
Josiah
Sedona
Joz
 

-Joz
Jtphoenix
Phoenix
Jt
 

-Jt
Jtphoenix
Phoenix
Jt
 

-Jt
Julz
Gilbert
Julie
 

-Julie
Workinonit
Tucson
Justin
The magical faerie dust!
 

-Justin
Kinfinity
Tucson
K8
it's only once a year. 

-K8

Flagstaff
Kali
The fact they sold out of tickets this past year (2011) 

-Kali
Kandy
Tempe
Kandy
Mean people ( i haven't met any, but that would be the one downer)
My pasty skin that dislikes death rays of the sun!
 

-Kandy
BOB
Tempe
Karine
 

-Karine

Mercer Island, WA
Karla
 

-Karla
Karma
Tempe
Karma
The morning heat. Missing certain awesome happenings that your burner buddies tell you about that you missed because you were doing something else. 

-Karma
Kat
Mesa
Kat
 

-Kat

Phx
kat and dawg
 

-kat and dawg
Valkyrie
Lake Havasu City
Kate, Valkyrie or Victorian
How far it is from my home...  

-Kate, Valkyrie or Victorian
Amazon
Tucson
Kay
tell you that later too! 

-Kay
Kel
Scottsdale
Kelly
It should be air conditioned with valet parking.
I start to long for a conversation with a person who isn't high.
The "porta potty ritual" starts to become annoying and I start to forget the luxury of just walking in and sitting down.
Crunchy hair.
Being clean for about ten minutes, post shower.
 

-Kelly
Petra
Scottsdale
Kelly
1. The police 

-Kelly
Flagstaff Flier

Kevin
? 

-Kevin
Tripod
Sierra Vista
Kevin
 

-Kevin
Paydirt
Cornville
Kim
 

-Kim
Willow
scottsdale
Kim~
communal family
state of being of everyone and energy present within all
open-mindedness present
pure happiness present
connections u make> is art itself we are a live installation
the art!
the lighs + colors
the stimulation, inspiration , love that i receive
music + vibration
to wonder.... explore... adventure!




 

-Kim~


Kirbi
The heat, kind of pricey, and I suppose the fact that it has to end lol.  

-Kirbi
Kismet
Boonies beyond Flagstaff
Kizmit
Freezing all night. Again. 

-Kizmit
Knotch
Elfrida
Knotch
It is all part of the experience. Flow with it. Flow in it. 

-Knotch
james
accra
kojo
............................ 

-kojo
jewel
Another Planet
kris
 

-kris
jewel
Phoenix
kris
1. Dust, although it united quite a few people and certainly provided new experiences when I was there
2. The line to get in and leave, although, again...new experiences and people
 

-kris
Flaiir

Kristin
 

-Kristin

Mesa
Kristy
 

-Kristy
Opa
Green Valley
Kurt
Is it slipping away? Do they serve ice cream? Can I always have another. Why can't I have my cake and eat too? Gee I don't want to be so negative. Bet I'll be able to add a few after the burn. You think? 

-Kurt
Commodore Noodle
Chandler
Kyle
Porta Pottys
Tent Camping- Tent turns into the ez bake oven by 10am
 

-Kyle
Blaster, or Hey you!
Phoenix
Lance
 

-Lance
Sandman
Tempe
Lars
 

-Lars
lauren303
kingman
Lauren
 

-Lauren
Convinced (By Boobies)
Mesa, AZ
Levi
 

-Levi
levijames

levi
 

-levi
Ariez
Mesa
Lindsay
....uhhhh... blank? 

-Lindsay
sundog
Scottsdale
Lisa
Don't really know until I've been there, but these have crossed my mind:
* Harsh environment so no dogs allowed - I'll miss my babies!
* Public &/or portable toilets are gross!
 

-Lisa
Calamity
Tempe
Liz
 

-Liz


Lonnie
 

-Lonnie
Das Bus aka Mayor GKOTU
Bullhead City
Lora
1. - The yahoo factor

2. - People that don't clean up after themselves
 

-Lora
proton
Rio Rico
Luis
I like every single thing about it 

-Luis
G.I. girl, Damage
phoenix
Lys
elitists
people who are there just to party/drugs/fuck with no regard to LNT or being self reliant
drum circles at 7am when i just went to bed
 

-Lys
Portia

Madeline
 

-Madeline
Madison
Glendale
Madison
 

-Madison
Mandylion
Phoenix
Mandy
 

-Mandy
SunRunner
Tucson
Mark
 

-Mark
Heavy Metal
Scottsdale
Mark
 

-Mark
filmtrips
Tucson
Mark
 

-Mark
Mello
Phoenix
Marsha
The day I leave!!!! They may have to escort me off the playa this year. 

-Marsha
Mary
Tucson
Mary
 

-Mary
Bender
Tempe
Matthew
 

-Matthew
Mel
Phoenix, AZ
Mel
 

-Mel

Tucson
Melody
 

-Melody
Rico
Gilbert
Micah
 

-Micah

Glendale
Michelle
Playa Lung :( 

-Michelle
SugarplumFairy
Tucson
Michelle
 

-Michelle
Admiral Fiesta
Scottsdale
Mike
 

-Mike
Prison Sex aka Yosemite Sam
Phoenix
Mike
Politics and Drama 

-Mike
binyea
Phoenix
Mike
14 hr drive 

-Mike
Gateway
Flagstaff
Mikey
-Tourists and spectators.
-Not enough bacon!
 

-Mikey
WES!
Tempe
Moop
Hm, the usuals I think. Having to break down camp and pack on Monday morning afte rbeing up all night for the Temple burn. The long ass line leaving doesn't bother me per se, it's that ALL of the restaurants and bathrooms are packed to capacity for like the next 100 miles.  

-Moop
WES!
Tempe
Moop
Hm, the usuals I think. Having to break down camp and pack on Monday morning afte rbeing up all night for the Temple burn. The long ass line leaving doesn't bother me per se, it's that ALL of the restaurants and bathrooms are packed to capacity for like the next 100 miles.  

-Moop
Motion
Scottsdale
Motion
 

-Motion
Me Yike El

Mykl
1. Nose taters
2. Cracked dry skin
3. Morons only there to see naked people and party
4. the police
5. crappy music
6. Generators
7. airy fairy hippy bull shit
8. poop on the playa
9. camp in fighting
10 leaving
 

-Mykl
Naked Mike
Mesa
Naked Mike
-I don't like it when people just see it as a big party. I think the gates should close on Thursday unless you have made arrangements. (because the weekend is all some people can physically do).
-I don't like it when people revert back to normal life so easily. Think about your actions off playa...
-Money, I'd like to do away with it entirely at the event, find a different way to do ice and coffee.
-Lack of water. I love the playa, but sometimes I wish it was at sea :)
 

-Naked Mike
NicePeaceofBuddhy
Scottsdale
Nice Peace (mo)
Waiting for once a year.
Whiners


 

-Nice Peace (mo)

scottsdale
Nicole
 

-Nicole
Bee
Phoenix
Nicole
 

-Nicole
nils
Another Planet
nils
 

-nils
Os
Avondale
Os
 

-Os
OSH OOH AHH
Tucson
Oshua
1. THE PRICE
Everything else is circumstantial and endearing
 

-Oshua
Pam
Mesa
Pam
The changes I've seen over the years are for the most part fine, I do have difficulty with people who just come to observe.  

-Pam
qqtpie
mesa
Pam
 

-Pam
BIG PHREEKY
Los Angles
PAUL
LAW ENFORCEMENT
NO POT
 

-PAUL
R-Evolver
Scottsdale/Gilbert
Paul
Having to go back to the default world 

-Paul
Suggestions?
Scottsdale/Gilbert
Paul
 

-Paul
Elusive Fire Moose
scottsdale
Poje
 

-Poje
qqtpie
Mesa
qqtpie
 

-qqtpie
Dandelion
Another Planet
Ranger
ticket price 

-Ranger
Happy #9
Gallup/Window Rock
Ranger Number Nine
Radical entitlement; sparkle ponies; frat boys & girls. 

-Ranger Number Nine
Ravynn
Casa Grande
Ravynn
none. 

-Ravynn
Hint
tucson
Reminder
 

-Reminder
Renae
Phoenix
Renae
 

-Renae
MrBerry
Tempe
Rick
 

-Rick
RJ
El Mirage
RJ
 

-RJ
mr. mom
Tucson
robert
It's too damn far away
the frat boys from Reno that show up on Saturday
the dust - oh wait I love the dust!
the noise - oh wait I love Techno!
the crowds - oh wait these are my friends!
 

-robert
R-Jag
Flagstaff
Ron
 

-Ron
Mr. God
Prescott
Royce
Too short.
Too far away.
Too many L.E.O.
 

-Royce
Ryan
Mesa
Ryan
 

-Ryan
Sailor
Tucson
Sailor
 

-Sailor

Tempe
Sandra
 

-Sandra
VBSanta
MESA
Santa
 

-Santa


Sarah
 

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

-Scarlet
Doom Doom Doom (SAK)
Tempe
Scott
It's only once a year.
It's not long enough.
I can't live there all year.
I don't have my own airplane to fly there.
I never have enough money to pull off the projects I really want to do.
Uhmmm... Other stuff I suppose.
 

-Scott
Scotto
Phoenix
Scotto
 

-Scotto
Beanie
Peoria
Sean
 

-Sean
Shadow
Elfrida
Shadow
 

-Shadow
Tgaps
Tempe
Shawn
Later... 

-Shawn
Conchita
Tucson
Shelleytini
There aren't enough things to do. 

-Shelleytini
Sirius
Flagstaff
Sirius
Everything. Burning Man sucks. Don't go. 

-Sirius
skybri
phx
skybri
cracked heels 

-skybri
smoothy resado

smoothy
 

-smoothy
Ranger Turtle Dove
Phoenix
Stef
It was better next year.  

-Stef
Steve
Scottsdale
Steve
1. Dust
2. Porta-Potties (of course I'd miss them if they weren't there).
3. Rumors of frat-boy assholes who've been showing up in recent years just to get fucked up and oogle naked bodies.
4. People who don't participate.
5. Sleeping in a tent.
 

-Steve
Cactus
mesa az
Steven
 

-Steven
Town Crier
not in AZ anymore
TC
 

-TC
test4er
phoenix
tester
 

-tester
Serpico
Gilbert
Tim
1. That techno song they keep playing. 

-Tim
PhxVirgin
Tempe (new resident)
Tim
 

-Tim
'droit
Phoenix
Tom
Not so much against BM, but... i've heard it said there's folks there of all ages, but most of the photo's are of scantily clad gals, half undressed dudes and weird vehicles..  

-Tom
TommyB
Prescott like Biskit
TommyB
The Cost
coming back to the default world
Not being able to see everything in one week
Paul Addis

 

-TommyB
Tigrezz
Glendale
Toni
 

-Toni
Trae
south of nowhere
Trae
LEO and the people that dont 'get it' but still go. 

-Trae
Laetor
Chandler
Trey
1 through 10 - it ends. 

-Trey
ShrinkWrap | Butters
Scottsdale
Troy
 

-Troy

tempe
Valerie
 

-Valerie
tastee freeze
fountain hills
vee
 

-vee
Verbal
Phoenix
Verbal
It was better next year. 

-Verbal
NONSTR8 Martini Bar aka Sparkles
Tucson
Vincent
the RV's 

-Vincent
azviv
Phoenix
Viv
 

-Viv
Wade Miller
Phoenix
Wade
 

-Wade
Water Baby
Phoenix
Wendy
Playa sand in my vagina

 

-Wendy

Phoenix
Will
art
wind
fire
earth
water
sounds & silence
friends & strangers
lost & found...
family
sharing...
 

-Will


Zach
 

-Zach
The Zizzo
Chandler
Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo...endl;
 

-Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo...endl;


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