Final Tips Before You Go

As of last week, I’ve made 37 Playa Tips and Tricks videos over the last couple decades. They’ve covered everything from “How to deal with Shyness at Burning Man” to “Skin Care” to understanding the subtleties of “Gifting.” By this time, you are probably overloaded with advice and packing lists. But I have 2 final thoughts as you hit the road (for virgins AND veterans).

The first is a about your mindset:

The second is advice for anyone making videos out there:

I can’t wait to hug you! See you at Home.

p.s. I’m hosting my annual “Pink Ride” at Pink Heart, 4:00 & Esplanade, at noon on Thursday)

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About the author: John "Halcyon" Styn


Halcyon is a 21-year Burning Man participant and co-founder of Pink Heart camp. He is author of "Love more. Fear less." and producer of the Burning Man short film, "The Pink Path." He's won Webby awards for his over-the-top personal site & his "Love On Demand" video podcast Halcyon co-founded the San Diego based "1st Saturdays" homeless outreach program based on Burning Man Principles and coaches people how to be radically self expressed in the default world. You can find his full Playa Tips & Tricks series at

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