Burner De/Merit Badge WINNING


Burner De/Merit Badge, WINNING

So this one time at band camp, (The American Dream), we were camped around 5:30 and C, directly up wind and across the lot from a bank or portos - doors opening to us. It’s mid week, kinda mid early morning, we’re chillin’ in our common area watching the world go by but not really paying attention, like you do. While we’re not paying attention a team of folks rolled out a red carpet in front of a seemingly randomly selected porto and placed a podium at the end with some swags and possibly velvet rope and stanchions. This my dear readers is a fine example of radical participation, when the person came out of the porto there was a blast of fanfare and the announcement they’d just won Burning Man, and they totally went with it, smiling, laughing and waving approaching the podium and rolling with it, addressed the onlookers with mirth and gratitude.

Another time at band camp, (The Floating World) I came across a group of people moving a giant foam blue whale from the 3 o’clock portal to a bank of portos out down the spoke, it was kind of a long walk. Once there, a stand out leader gave everyone something and everyone but the leader went on their merry way having helped in this important endeavor. There were chairs and onlookers nearby so I parked myself to see what happened next. Well! That leader recruited another group of people to bring the whale back! WINNING! Upon return the leader did it again! Rounding up another group of people to take the whale to the portos. Delightfully this went on for some time before the new team was tasked with stuffing the whale into the portos.

When I think of Winning Burning Man, I’m thinking of all of the little engaging hilarious moments of total nonsense.

Burner themed De/Merit Badges based on snarky inside jokes that have endured the test of time.

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2.5" round

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