Dr. Seuss's Oh, The Places You'll Go! Performed by Burning Man Folk
- Category: Dad's Dirt Roads: A Blog
- on Mon Jan 9, 2012
- by Mark Stephens on Mon Jan 9, 2012 - Add comment
If there's a story that hits the bulls eye so sharply as Dr. Seuss's Oh, The Places You'll Go, we have yet to know what it is. The good doctor gave us a wonderful tale that outlines precisely what to expect from life and it has tickled the hearts of many over the last 21 years since it's first printing. There's a reason why this book's sales spike every May, sending every graduate off into the world with a diploma and a copy of the pithy story that every last one of us identifies with. This time, a fella named Teddy Saunders wanted to do something special with the story. He took his camera to the desert village at Burning Man known as Black Rock City and created this performed reading with a number of attendees. The result you can watch here. It's edited as you should expect from a performance like this, and therefore enjoyable. And you too might find that this performance of Dr. Seuss's book read word-for-word by the folks in their garb and props while living at the Burning Man site for a week is simply perfect.
Bonus! You get a peek into just what the heck this Burning Man thing is all about. Not that it'll clear anything up . . .