Oh.....Foam Against The Machine....where do I even begin? I LOVE
that place....and THANK YOU
to all the wonderful and amazing people that make it a possibility at Burning Man!!! Thank You is not even close enough to express my gratitude for this place. So at Foam Against Machine you step inside a large tent structure where they play great music, people are dancing, majority of them are naked but it is not a sexual thing at all, it is a very organic and natural experience....one of the best times I have at Burning Man every time I go there.
Also beautiful murals were being painted by Alex and Allyson Grey inside the tent. Have you ever seen their art? If not, look it up it is beautiful.
You step into an enclosed shower area and there are people above you that hold large hoses, you get sprayed down with foam that you rub all over yourself and then you get hosed down with water. It is so refreshing and you get clean...I only rinsed off once in my RV this year, I kept nice and clean by visiting Foam Against The Machine. The camp changes name every year (one year it was reFOAMation) although the concept is the same. The people who put this on are political and conscious, they try to educate people and the message is always a positive one that I can fully relate to. Plus the camp members are always genuinely happy and friendly....I feel deep happiness when I am there.
Dr. Bronner's soap is one of the funders for this camp. I went three times this year, I tried to go four but I had to cancel once to repair my bike. During my last foam a well known mycologist and author, Paul Stamets foamed too. One of Foam Against The Machine's messages is information about psychedelics and the healing they can provide. Which I believe in.
This is a very popular place.....sometimes you stand in line for a while to get in but it is so worth it. You get a token that gains you entry.
My playa hair.....after two days on the playa I can't get a comb through it. I just leave it be, either down, in a braid or a bun. I spray water on it to add moisture and cover it up when I bike around. I waited three days after coming home before I finally had to wash it. Trying to keep Burning Man with me for as long as possible
And I met this girl, Annisa outside the Steam Bath. She asked me where I was from and it turned out she is Polish but lives in Los Angeles. We instantly bonded and spent some time together, she made me speak Polish with her as mush as possible. I really like her.
Steam Bath is also well worth a visit. Taking a sauna located in the middle of nowhere on a dry lake bed? Yes, at Burning Man it is possible. I was the only girl in the sauna at one point with seven naked guys. Two guys from Japan to my left and two from Switzerland to my right....and a few other across from me. Never once did I feel worried or bothered. Because it is so not about sex (contrary to what many that have never been to Burning Man seem to believe) it is about being a human together with other humans, sharing experiences.
There is a lot of more information online about Foam Against The Machine, also look up Alex and Allyson Grey and Paul Stamets. All so very interesting.