PSA: How Do I Find My Friends at Burning Man?

They wouldn't last a day in the desert.
They wouldn’t last a day in the desert.

It’s tough out there in the desert.  You need your besties watching your back!

But what if you can’t find them?  What do you do?

Today’s Public Service Announcement is here to help answer that question!

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Caveat is the Volunteer Coordinator for Media Mecca at Burning Man annoys bad people on behalf of organized crime.  His opinions are in no way statements of the Burning Man organization. Contact him at Caveat (at)

About the author: Caveat Magister

Caveat is Burning Man's Philosopher Laureate. A founding member of its Philosophical Center, he is the author of The Scene That Became Cities: what Burning Man philosophy can teach us about building better communities, and Turn Your Life Into Art: lessons in Psychologic from the San Francisco Underground. He has also written several books which have nothing to do with Burning Man. He has finally got his email address caveat (at) burningman (dot) org working again. He tweets, occasionally, as @BenjaminWachs

3 Comments on “PSA: How Do I Find My Friends at Burning Man?

  • Durian says:

    A call to abandon those who know you for those who think you are wonderful precisely because they don’t know you.


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  • Lauren Carly says:

    So when I want to introduce my new friends to my old friends I go to the Playa Info directory to find my old friends and other people with the same names as my friends. Then I meet someone wonderful in the playa info directory line and wander off with them to a knitting circle and end up teaching a perfect perfect stranger how to knit. It is just like that. Eventually I remember why i went to playa info, circle back, and hope any of my friends who have my survival gear have put their contact info in the directory so i can find them and my gear.

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