Tourist, –noun

Hey guys? Have you heard about this thing called Burning Man? It’s a big party in the desert with free booze and naked girls. I think this case of light beer should be enough for us to drink for the week. Let’s go!

If this is you, then you might be a Tourist. A tourist is someone who shows up at Burn simply to spectate — to look at the fire, underdressed hippies and weird vehicles — but brings nothing to contribute of their own. To make matters worse, many of them show up underprepared with few supplies, creating a drain on the participants around them.

At That Thing in the Desert, the tourists who show up for just the last few days of the week-long event are called Weekenders. Particularly obn

From Kit O’Connell’s amazing Burner Lexicon!

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