Let’s face it: If you’ve never been to Burning Man, you’re probably irritated by its very existence.

But am I alone in never having met anyone — literally — who’s been to the week-long art festival/happening-in-the-Nevada desert without coming back in at least a modest state of reverence? And that includes some of the snarkiest cynics I know — people you’d think would return with a couple of hours worth of sarcastic material but instead came back proselytizing.

Well I like to think I could be the first… but I have to admit this new video of burners reciting the Dr. Seuss book Oh the Places You’ll Go is really a pretty charming glimpse into the 2011 event. Take a look…


  • John Paul Quilliard

    I did not enjoy the “event” or the people.  Prior to knowing these “Burners” my life was that, life.  After meeting them, my life sucks, and there is a direct correlation to “burning man”.  Prior to going I was an artist, writer, and performer, now, I am just waiting to die.  That is what I got when I bought my ticket.  It was like people actually went out of their way to make the event a bad time for me.  Just my experience though.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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