Does Julia Allison Know What Burning Man Is?


The above is a photo Julia Allison tweeted today of the bags that she’s taking to Burning Man, the crunchy outdoor sweat-festival in Nevada.

For the uninitiated, here is a description of what Burning Man is, via its website:

The event takes place on an ancient lakebed, known as the playa. By the time the event is completed and the volunteers leave, sometimes nearly a month after the event has ended, there will be no trace of the city that was, for a short time, the most populous town in the entire county. Art is an unavoidable part of this experience, and in fact, is such a part of the experience that Larry Harvey, founder of the Burning Man project, gives a theme to each year, to encourage a common bond to help tie each individual’s contribution together in a meaningful way. Participants are encouraged to find a way to help make the theme come alive, whether it is through a large-scale art installation, a theme camp, gifts brought to be given to other individuals, costumes, or any other medium that one comes up with.

In other words, it’s a hippie music festival without Phish but with the hippies and the hallucinogens. And like, naked people and crafts.

We asked Julia Allison what was in all her bags for Burning Man. “Lol – it’s camping stuff and costumes!” she said in an email. “Lots and lots of costumes.” We’re still waiting to hear what kind of costumes and why.

(P.S. Your Aunt Diane is also at Burning Man, but her luggage is a little different.)