The Unavoidable Conflict Between Burning Man and Me

michelleI like music.

And I like dancing.

But EDM (electronic dance music)?  Well, it doesn’t really call to me.

Don’t get me wrong.

I love a throbbing beat as much as the next person.

It’s just that when I listen to music I enjoy words, and stories, and themes.

I have an embarrassing affection for disco, 80s music, rock operas, remixes, and mashups.  So I’ve got that going for me.

But EDM?  Not so much.

So you’re unlikely to catch me taking Molly and dancing out to dubstep.

Which makes me incompatible with some of Burning Man’s music scene.

However, you will catch me getting my groove on to just about every other kind of music that gets played at Burning Man.

In any case, Burning Man is so much more than EDM.  It’s people and art.  Creativity and spirtuality.  It’s bacon and dust.

Burning Man is about individuality and making your burn about your growth and pleasure.  So it’s okay that I’m not into EDM.

Maybe I’ll take a second look at it.  Or maybe I’ll shake my booty to Duran Duran’s “Rio.”

It’s my burn and I get to do what I want.


4 thoughts on “The Unavoidable Conflict Between Burning Man and Me

  1. One morning a campmate complained that he had trouble getting to sleep because of the constant oontz. “If they would all just play in synch it would be better for me, but down the street over here you’ve got a slow beat, and over there it’s much faster.” I suggested, “Well, tonight when you’re trying to fall asleep, meditate on the slow thump as your Mom’s heartbeat, and the faster one as your own fetal heartbeat.” The next day he told me, “Hey, thanks! That worked. I slept like a baby. Er, fetus.”

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