Here is the site of Burning Man from afar:
Some other cool links:
The LA Times
As mecca for Techies http://news.com.com/Tech+carries+a+torch+for+Burning+Man/2100-1026_3-6109870.html
There! Everything you need to know. There's still time. Fly to Reno, load up with a bicycle and supplies and hie yourself to the desert. Go! It's a helluva universe, and it's next door. Credits to ee cummings who might have liked it very much.
Today as consolation for not being able to be a denizen of the playa, I trekked to Nordstroms and bought jeans, a t-shirt and a brown corderoy newsboys cap. Shopping can be a substitute for just about anything you can put a name to.
I should hear from the agent tomorrow. Think good thoughts.