I had random high fives approaching me, "Fuck yeah!" stamps on my forehead, danced tango with strangers, jammed a little violin on the pavement. The soundscape: Beats, languages and whoops. The smell: Street food, patchouli, weed, old spice. The feeling: overwhelmed with awesomeness.
In an infinite surrounding of joy and aesthetics there are uncountable compliment opportunities... Unfortunately I arrived shortly before dusk so I couldn't take too many pictures but here's who I met in my first 10 minutes:
Lots of Burners
San Francisco, California
"I dig your costume! It is super impressive (beautiful/stunning/...). I especially like... May I take a picture of you?"
How did they react?
All of them were open and down for a picture. All of them hugged me. All of them said: "Thanks, that is the sweetest thing!"
How did I feel?
I've said it before- absolutely amazed. And slightly overwhelmed...
...Burning man!? What is this all about? Check the link on top. Short explanation: It's a festival happening once a year at black rock city, a town that exists only for the duration of the burn. But really it is a universe people - the burners - find themselves at home at year after year, creating a community based on these ten principles: