Pacific Time: Asian Influence at Burning Man

On KQED’ today, Pacific Time radio program did a story on “Asian Influence at Burning Man”:

“The barren desert of Nevada vibrated to life last week as nearly 50,000 people flocked to Black Rock for the Burning Man festival. It was a week full of art, music and fire. Asian influences were apparent. But curiously, something was missing. [Asian Americans]”

You can listen to the story by downloading the MP3 here and going to minute 11:38. Some attendees contemplate why there is a lack of Asian Americans attending, including the impression that Burning Man is a “crazy, drug-fueled, hippie-feast where everyone’s running around naked” and Asian Americans are socially conservative. Personally, spending a week (or even a few days) in a dust-filled hot desert doesn’t sound all that appealing to me… And it can get expensive, and you have to get costumes, buy and pack a lot of water, etc… That doesn’t sound like fun to me…

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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