Me: So I'm going on vacation for a week at the end of August.
Mom: Oh? where are you going?
Me: Have you ever heard of Burning Man?
so yeah, mom has no clues about the wholeYou voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury or death by attending thing. Which is good, as it means she isn't worried about my participation in this event.
You probably assume the same risks visiting Birmingham, but that's another matter...