So What Is Burning Fax?
So a lot of you might be wondering, especially those that follow me on Social Media, what is Burning Fax? So let me give you a little insight on the largest imaginary festival in the universe!!!
It all started as a harmless post on my Facebook last year during the week of Burning Fax. I stated that I was going to pretend my cubicle at work was the playa and burn a fax machine at the end of the week while dancing naked.
That next morning I started to send out Instagram posts from my work and around my building kind of making fun of corporate culture and the Burning Man culture at the same time. Now let it be clear, I am not a hater of Burning Man. I have never been myself and there are few reasons for that. Mainly, it is because of my hate of the heat and my want of air conditioning and other modern luxuries. BM is a serious commitment and honestly, when I plan to use my vacation time I like to be in cooler climates or tropical climates. Nothing against BM, but it just does not appeal to me on any certain level. I think the art is beautiful and I would love to witness that part of the festival, but that’s about it really. Maybe I will change my mind at some point. Who knows?
Regardless, there are parts of BM that I find absolutely hypocritical. And that is another turn off for me. Recent articles of burners vandalizing some of the luxury camps is evidence that clearly not all are welcome on the same level. It is very hard to grow to the size it has achieved without losing some partsa of the core values along the way.
No this may sound hypocritical as well but hear me out. I believe in the ideals of Burning Man was. I really do. I think that is truly a utopian ideal. However, I am also a realist and to think that BM can live up to those ideals as it grows and becomes more of a playground of the elite and wealthy isn’t realistic. And I am a firm believer that you have to be able to laugh at one self. To not take things so seriously and that is something I find lacking in some of the fanatics. So that is just some of the reasoning of Burning Fax. If you would like to take a look at this and last years posts, please search for #burningfax on Facebook.
So after a few days of posts from my corporate playa, on that Friday I decided to invite a few friends over and burn an old fax machine I had laying around. It was actually a whole lot of fun. We basically, drank, listened to music and burned stuff. It was kind of awesome.
After feedback from last year’s burn came in I knew I had to continue this year and this time instead of just inviting people over, we are actually going to do a legit underground loft party in Downtown LA. Will we burn a fax machine? Yes. Will we dance until dawn? Yes
It is going to be an intimate affair of epic proportions. I hope you will find time to join me on this. Tickets are already half way sold. So get yours now. Only 15 bucks. You can’t beat that! Let’s get down!
As a special treat, I recorded a chilled out Drum N Bass mix in honor of this year's Burning Fax. You can listen or download below. I hope to see you at the Burn!