The Destination Burning Man blog has an amusing report from last year’s event.
It does highlight the chasm between those seeking ayahuasca and a drum circle, and those to whom glowsticks are more than just navigation aids.
Trent breaks it down for us in some detail:
Ravers — or “children of the night,” as they have fawningly named themselves — are the next generation in the alternative lifestyle corral. Both groups are fundamentally pacifist, but what if someone laced their weed and their water bottles with a competition drug? A drug so potent that it drew the two sides together in a conclusive battle over the last organically grown peach? Let’s see who prevails in this battle of patchouli vs. pacifiers…
There is room for both groups at Burning Man, and more. At the same time, both groups would probably be just as happy if the other didn’t show.
Rave culture has come late to the US, whereas hippy culture was invented in California.
Whose side are you on?