Assuming nothing happens between now and late August, The Swede will attend his first Burning Man with Tejas and I.
I am looking forward to it.
I’ve never had my own Burning Man virgin before so this is something TOTALLY NEW for me.
I still vividly recall waiting in line to get in to the burn in 2015 and being totally amazed at how much community already existed outside the gates.
And then when I got in?
Well, it was like sensory overload.
Everywhere I looked there was something to tickle my fancy – lights, people, art. . .
And the fist time I saw R-Evolution, well she simply took my breath away when she materialized out of the dust, like a beautiful steel mirage.
Of course, 2015 was a dusty year and (for many other reasons) the burn took a lot out of me.
So I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce someone who means something to me to something meaningful to me in the manner in which I wish it had been introduced to me.
I’ve been thinking about what The Swede will wear.
It’s much easier for men, I think, to be dressed appropriately on playa.
Throw on a pair of cargo shorts or a kilt and an unbuttoned shirt, sleeves removed.
Add goggles, hat and buff and you’re ready to go.
So here are my first round picks for The Swede.
Just because they’re utilitarian.
And sexy .
A scarf (technically a shemaugh). Looks fashionable and doubles as a dust mask when needed.
Boots. A must have for Burning Man. They look better when coated in a few layers of playa dust!
A shirt. Rip off the sleeves so I can see The Swede’s tattoos. Sexy!
Goggles. Very necessary! Best to have a tinted daytime pair and a clear night time pair.
Sunblock. Oh so necessary for fair skinned folks like The Swede and me. I don’t want him holed up in a tent or an RV because he fried his skin in the Nevada desert sun!
A hat. The Swede will need a hat to protect his head from the sun. It gets so hot out on the playa, every little bit helps
Last, but not least, a buff. To keep the dust out of your mouth and nose during those relentless dust storms on the playa.
There you go! Basically a few items and he’s set for Burning Man. Fresh undies, please! And if you want to see my full article on Men’s Burning Man fashion, check out this link!