As I said last year, I’m taking a year off from Burning Man. I was getting too jaded, bitching about the work of getting there, rather than being giddy about the sights to come. It turns out I have other things I need to attend during the labor day weekend anyway.
I figured there would inevitably be a twinge of regret for not going. Up until today, there was nothing. But then I saw a project which I really hope makes it to Burning Man – The Neverwas Haul:
The NeverWas Haul explores the theme of the intrepid explorer, boldly adventuring into the unknown, seeking golden cities, mysterious artifacts, fame and glory. This pre-turn of the century, steam powered, mobile Victorian house is 3 stories in height, and is decorated with the relics and artifacts collected in its journey around the globe, as well as a few more specimens collected in Black Rock City. Participants are interviewed, measured and documented in arcane and amusing scientific experiments. Traditional Irish tea is served every afternoon, and visitors may tour the Haul and be impressed by our advanced steam technology and finely polished brass scientific instruments.
Wow, that is going to be very amazing. Here is the catch though… It didn’t get official funding. Why? I have no idea. But they are having a party and fundraiser tonight, Wednesday, August 23rd at The Shipyard in Berkeley starting at 7:30pm.