You have one week to experience a vast amount of art and social stimulation. How do you spend it? Or, to put it another way, what catches peoples’ attention at the Burn?
The Mutant Vehicles are a large focus for many of us on Playa, and define the space. Getting from one place to another, you don’t just hop on a bus … you hop on a monster robot disco bus! Or you ride on a ship, or a mobile welded steel carousel horse.
So for how many participants are these mutant vehicles a draw? How much are they integrated into peoples’ experiences? We have some idea from this graph here:
Clearly, the mutant vehicles play a significant role on the Playa, with 65.7% of the 2013 participants riding one. About 75% of riders seemed to develop a healthy love of our Mutant Vehicles, coming back to them for multiple experiences.
Among people who did ride, about half did so in true Playa spirit – spontaneously and with only the goal of experience. We can conjecture that many of the people who rode these vehicles for both fun and to get somewhere could have used another method of transit, but chose to explore the playa on these large, fantastical people movers. A very small portion – around 3.1% – of the users however, seem to take a pragmatic approach.
Will you ride on a Mutant Vehicle? Do you think there are too many of them, or not enough?
Written by: Becka
Edited by: Tabicat