Burning Man versus College

Burning Man will be starting today without me. A friend recently asked whether I would be going again:

  • me: I would be most enthusiastic about returning if one of my kids wanted to see it
  • him: Would you really want your daughter to see Burning Man?
  • me: Why not? It is a lot less debauched than the average college campus.

To readers who are attending the event this year: Enjoy!



  1. Andrew

    August 28, 2016 @ 9:38 pm


    i consider the debaucheries of Burning Man well below the noise floor of parental concerns.

    I would be cautious with kids who are into alcohol, but lack opportunities to indulge elsewhere…the desert is the wrong place to push those limits. Dehydration can be deadly.

    Also, drunk people are the worst part of Burning Man, and I wouldn’t want my kids to be among them.

  2. Jernej

    August 29, 2016 @ 7:57 am

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