Camper Bios - 2018


KnotchName: >Knotch<

Age: 61

Where I Live: Tombstone, Arizona. The town too tough to die.

Been to Burning Man before? When?
Yes - 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2014, 2015, 2016,2017

Camped with? When?
Camp Incendiary Nation (CIN) 2008
PolyParadise 2009, 2010, 2011,2012. 2014, 2015, 2016,2017

PolyParadise Favorite Moments? How can one name a single favorite moment? The Early Entry and Tear Down, and LNT walk over always stand out. Last year, and I suspect this year as well, being the PP Kitchen Biatch with Shadow will stand out for me. Last year and this year in the PP Kitchen will be highlights of my 10 years of Burning Man for sure. I love the social relationships that have formed while we have a blast in the PP Kitchen. And a future favorite moment will happen this year when we introduce another family member to Burning Man. It will be daughter LauraZ’s virgin burn and I know this will be a great year for us all.

Why Burning Man? You know how it feels to have such a close, comfortable, relationship with someone that when just you and them are by yourselves you can say or do anything you feel like, no matter how crazy or off the wall it may be? And you know they will fully share how you feel. Burning man is like that. A huge place where you can just be who you feel like being, whenever you feel like it, and the whole place shares with you.

Burning History: This is a pivotal year at Burning Man for me. It will be my 10th burn and a goal I set for myself 10 years ago. Now I decide to continue or not. Do I stop my yearly pilgrimage on a high note or continue on. Can I even stop? There are so many Burning Man experiences still waiting. My Burning Man history most likely will be the decision driver of my future.

Describe BM: I can’t even begin. Just go with no hard expectations and embrace whatever happens!

My Life: Burning Man is not just a time or thing in the desert. It really is an inseparable part of my everyday life. I love Burning Man.