by Scott London
Earlier today, ABC-TV’s The View featured my photography from the Burning Man festival in a segment on “Best Places to Pop the Question.” It was a somewhat vacuous piece, let’s be honest. Who would ever recommend Burning Man as a romantic getaway? The idea is preposterous. Black Rock City is just too hot, too dusty, too crowded, too overstimulating. Besides, as anyone who has been there will tell you, the event really puts relationships to the test. Issues that are unspoken and unresolved between people invariably come up in a harsh and unrelenting desert environment. But never mind. The idea certainly sounds romantic! And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, romance, even in it’s most empty-headed form, seems to carry the day.