Bennett Haselton writes: "While nothing can really 'prepare' you for your first time at Burning Man, there are a few simple steps that can eliminate a lot of the stress. Unfortunately it can be hard to get information out of the 10-year veterans about how to do things the easy way (some of them probably view the 'easy way' as 'ruining the whole point'). So here's some advice instead from someone who just got back from their first time, and who likes to take the path of least resistance."Keep reading for the rest of Bennett's Burning Man advice.
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When I first went to Burning Man, it’d been fifteen years since I’d been on a bike. I didn’t want to bring one at all. How big could the playa really be? (Seven square miles, as I later found out.) Secretly, I was a little nervous I wouldn’t remember what the hell to do with a bike. Fortunately, my friends convinced me I had to bring one, and they arranged for me to borrow a beat-up set of wheels.
From Burning Man: "On behalf of Burning Man’s Art Grant Committee, I would like to thank you for applying for an art grant. This year we received the largest number of applications – 326, asking for approximately $5.2 million dollars. We are thrilled to tell you we want to fund your proposal.