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Burning Man Film List

Here is a list of films that I think anyone going to or considering going to Burning Man should watch.

I’ll be adding more in the comments as I think of them.  I hope you will add to the list too …. but please do not list Wicker Man or Dune. Nuff said on that?

  • My Dinner with André
  • Babbet’s Feast
  • Sans Soleil
  • André Rubulov
  • ** Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, just about any John Waters film
  • Santa Sangré
  • * The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
  • * Eraser Head
  • 1941

* perhaps too obvious but worth listing for the kids

** obvious but definitely worth listing for the kids.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Out at Burning Man this year, several us started bouncing around all the things that could go wrong at Burning Man.  We came up with a deliciously long list, but of course I’ve forgotten most of it.

Perhaps you can help me recreate the list. To make this specific, imagine some Burner dude…  2nd or 3rd year. Annoyingly enthusiastic… with big, big plans. The most killer art car, camp, bar etc.  Everything this guy does is motivated for the wrong reasons, i.e. to get laid and to become a legend in his own mind.

So… what could possible go wrong?

  • Missing 50 cent part that disables the whole project
  • hook up with hot chick reveals hidden candy
  • potato cannon backfires in face
  • food poisoning resulting in exploding diarheah
  • out house horrors
  • off hand comment about DPW goes out on radio for all of them to hear
  • loses all his drugs
  • finds drugs and accidentaly self-doses
  • camp blows down
  • runs from BLM who happen to be passing by. Gets mauled by canine unit.
  • finds 50 cent part on last day of event

Please add to the list

Building Black Rock City

Cafe 2003 - Under Construction
cafe 2003 - under construction

I’m heading to the Bay Area Aug 15 and then shortly afterwards will be heading with the Burninator crew to the Black Rock Desert.

We will be out there two weeks before the Burning Man Festival working side by side with other projects: Thunderdome, Temple Crew, Rangers, DPW, Flaming Lotus Girls and more.

I’ve attended the pre-event to work on several large art projects. Mainly the Temple Crew.  I look forward to the quiet of the desert and the comradery amongst the crews.

I started a Facebook discussion page for the various crews that will be or have been out there for the pre-event.