Took a break and sat in the yard, with the fountain running, drinking a G&T (the world's best hot weather drink thankyouverymuch). This made me re-ponder the EtOH problem with Burning Man. The problem is one of planning. What do I bring for a week? Not just for me, but I need stuff to share. My rule of thumb has been a six pack of beer per day+. Plus maybe means a fifth of bourbon for Old Fashioneds.
But that's for a loner year. A year when I show up all alone and camp somewhere random and meet the invariably cool neighbors. Seriously, never had bad neighbors. This year I'm taking the Burner Express (bus) in and camping in HOVerlandians. There may be 300 people in this camp. Many of them are virgins. (let's take a moment for mind-boggle. You've never been here. you're taking a bus in. You have to bring your camping gear, food, water and booze for a week in a couple bags. They are going to be short on booze. I think).
I'm planning on doing a cocktail thing and bring mixings for a gallon of Manhattans. Plus my usual (see above) six pack per day. is that enough? What about morning Mimosas? G&T's (again, see above). Martinis? Oh, wait, there's a Martini camp next door, that's ok.
And then there's the excess problem. I've always had leftovers at the end, but there's a drop-off spot to help the people who stay after the event to clean up. The bus isn't likely to make that stop. Probably need to make a last minute stop at HOTD (Heart of the Desert? Hair of the Dog? I forget, but they keep getting an award for last bar standing)
(and I really hope spell check has been kind, that second G&T might have hit me a bit).