I went to Frostburn last weekend. It was pretty fun, but also pretty freezing. The highlights for me were my campmate Steph deep frying All The Things, eating at the White Dragon Noodle Bar, seeing our campmate Mick’s flame effects, and hanging out with the rest of the Totenkitten Empire.
The big downside was the cold.. it was too cold for Seth’s usually amazing flame effects to run at anything near their full glory, and the cold kept me from doing a lot of the things I normally enjoy at burner events. It also meant that a lot of things happened inside heated tents, which made it hard to know what was worth going to: “If I go all the way over there, will there be people in the tent? And will they be doing interesting things? Or is everyone there way too drunk to be interesting?”
Also, the big burn on Saturday night was a huge letdown – they built a giant sculpture and set it on fire, and it burned so slowly that it was actually boring. And our neighbours (whom we nicknamed Bad Music Camp) kept us awake with extremely loud… well… bad music.
All in all, I don’t think I’ll go back to Frostburn. It was fun but not amazing, and burner events should be amazing.
Liz posted her photos here (you might need a Facebook account to see them, but they’re “public”).
1 thought on “Frostburn 2013”
I too attended Frostburn this past weekend!
I agree. It was cold. Terribly cold. And upon waking from sleep yesterday I learned what 1st degree frostbite is (it affects you later on). Leave it to me to decide to camp on a hill at a 30 degree angle without stakes and a broken-zippered sleeping bag..
This was indeed a burn like no other. Kudos to those that made it happen, despite not seeing a single hoop hooped and a surprising lack of fire performances. The extreme cold created a bizarre dispersed intimacy, burners huddling in tight quarters in theme camps separated by expanses of frozen tundra.
I wasn’t as prepared as I could have been, but I made fun happen, even if the weather made getting drunk a higher priority than other things.
I will return to Frostburn, but even after the fun stories I shared with other burners, they’ve already made up their minds they wont be joining me. I dont blame them, there are other Playas to play on.
I’m so glad Totenkitten adopted me into their ranks for the duration of the Burn. I hope to serve the empire in the future!