Bring the kids! We love 'em! Even raw!
by Lizard Man
people wondering whether Burning Man is an appropriate environment for
children. While I personally see nothing wrong with small children being
exposed to public nudity, flamboyant homoeroticism, and large-scale acts of
destruction, I know fully grown adults who have freaked out-while totally
sober-over the sheer quantity of malevolent, sinister, destructive energy
poured out at Burning Man. This is an integral part of the Burning Man mythos-after
all, if we don't destroy stuff, we won't be forced to build new stuff for next
year-but it's somewhat a heady concoction to give to children, especially since
there is no escaping it: the sound and fury are all around, and most who sleep
at Burning Man do so only when thoroughly exhausted. In the daytime, a carnival
atmosphere prevails. But at night, the monsters come out.