The Gravity Times
A note about 2019...
This previous year was an absolute banner year for Gravity. We rocked and offered an amazing experience for the playa at Gravity and really made a name for ourselves. People recognized us and came back with their friends. We always had a healthy amount of visitors enjoying our offerings. However, based on the feedback we’ve gotten from members, leads, and even BM.org, there were a few areas in which we can improve: focusing on quality and checking some of our overreaching ambitions.
Changes are coming...you can help!
Burning Man Project is seeking a 10-year permit to continue holding Burning Man in it's current location and on March 15, BLM published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement . Our initial assessment of the Draft EIS determined many of the measures recommended by BLM are unreasonable. Some are in direct conflict with our community’s core principles and would forever negatively change the fabric of the Burning Man event. We are asking for your involvement and support in this process and the future of Black Rock City.
A Message For First Time Burners
I know at this point you are more concerned about buying all the shit you need to “survive for a week in the desert” than anything else, but I want to tell you that of all the things you bring, the right attitude and expectations are absolutely the most important. It’s not about the outfits, the e-wire, the duct tape, or the rebar. It’s about your head and your heart.
The 10 Principles of Burning Man
Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.
Tips for All Burners
Before you leave for Burning Man prep your home for reentry as you will be exhausted the day you return. Have your house straightened up and maybe do laundry before you leave. You will appreciate any extra bit of control you have when dealing with regular life.