Help Wanted ö Over There!
by Lizard Man
over there building that strange thingamajig with the stuff sticking out of it
could sure use a couple of hands holding things steady while they bolt in the
last pieces. And those people two camps over need a little help getting their
awning under control. Need a sledgehammer? Those folks with the rainbow-painted
RV have one you can borrow. I understand they need assistance finishing off
that keg of homebrew they brought÷unless somebody can fix their fridge for
dopes over there in backwards baseball caps? Yeah, those guys sitting on the
tailgate of their red pickup. They've been sitting there quaffing Bud together
all weekend, blasting 25-year-old Led Zep tunes and hooting at the "babes"
but never really meeting anyone. Guess they got lost on their way to the
tractor pull or something.
over near Art Car Camp about thirty people are feverishly erecting a
pyrotechnic statue for tonight's festivities÷and only twelve of them knew each
other before today. A Barbie doll lookalike is getting help with her sunscreen
from an androgynous queen with sculpted features worthy of a Renaissance piece,
and strange squealing noises are coming from that yellow-and-blue tent that was
blown down last night by the wind.
This is the
nature of community interaction at Burning Man÷go out and offer some help,
pitch in, get involved. You never know who you might meet or how they might
choose to demonstrate their appreciation. But whatever you do, don't just sit
on your ass and watch÷you'll miss 80% of the show!