The first thing you need to know about producing a “burner-esque” event in the Santa Cruz Mountains is that IT IS A LOT OF WORK!
It would be ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE without the help of a team of talented people helping to organize it.
I spent the better part of Wednesday pouring through emails, creating spreadsheets, picking up checks, and putting out fires.
It’s the last minute details that will get you.
The thing about burner events, is that nothing goes as planned.
Everything has a kink in it.
Which is STRESSFUL for someone who PLANS THINGS OUT for a living.
But yes, I must agree.
In my experience Burning Man is what happens when you plan something wonderful, and something extraordinary happens.
So TECHNICALLY, I shouldn’t be stressed.
Because no matter what I do, things will be EXTRAORDINARY!
But I’m stressed.
So stressed, I’m reduced to self medicating with alcohol.
Vodka lemonade, to be exact.
I’ll survive, I know I will.
It’s just being at the forefront of an event designed to entertain and enthrall guests that has me SUPER STRESSED OUT.
Do you think it’ll be easier next year????