One of the Burning Man related things that threw me/bummed me out this year were several social media-famous type people I follow were SUPER STOKED to announce they were going for the first time this year.
Yes, Burning Man is for anyone. (Kinda) But I feel like these folks went because they heard about it from the mainstream media... which represents it in a way that is not really what it means to a lot of us. Plus they're "famous" so it feels like an attention grab or something. I know, I'm sounding jaded or something it's just... sigh.
I just finished watching a couple of videos from one of these people and I've actually now unfollowed them. The event/place is very dear to me and I don't like to see it represented in a way that I think is false. Plus this particular person sounded kind of jerk-like (polite words, I really want to say "douchy") talking about it so... not someone I need in my feed.
Anyway. Just... whining I suppose. Perhaps slightly jealous of them having what I imagine is far more financial ability to go than I have right now. And sad that it is now so well known/mainstream that people I assume would know nothing about it suddenly seemed to think it was cool enough to want to go. Meh. I dunno.
Can't go backwards.