High stakes online poker pro Justin Bonomo was just one of many poker pros who took a week off from the grind to travel out into the middle of the Nevada desert to enjoy some self-exploration and possible some anonymous sex at Burning Man.
For Bonomo though Burning Man meant much more than that, it was a game changer – it’s an eye opening life experience that he tries his best to share in one of his latest blog post.
What does this have to do with poker? Very little. Except for the fact that a growing number of poker pros, like Antonio Esfandiari, Liv Boeree, Sorel Mizzi, Jeff Gross and Jason Koon, are passing the experience around. It’s the Choice Center of desert festivals.
For those of you wondering just what the hell it is. Justin Bonomo is happy to explain.Check out just some of the things that happened to Justin:
I participated in an event on sensual eating, but left early in a lust-filled spontaneous trip to the Orgy Dome with my partner. I watched gladiatorial battles at the fire-filled Thunder Dome as spectators climbed to the top of the elaborate jungle gym, shouting and cheering for the warriors below. I visited an architecturally gorgeous temple dedicated to recently lost loved ones and then joined 50,000 others in a solemn dead silence as we watched for an hour as it burned to the ground. I ventured miles into the desert to the furthest lights I could see to find mobile dance stages and cream cheese hot dogs.
While there’s low poker content in this one, it’s a pretty fun read. He’s obviously so passionate about his experience one can’t help but be happy for him to find something he can really get in to off the felt. Even if there’s a preponderance if weiners to be seen.
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