The trick is to be a nocturnal animal for a week, and sleep it off during the day in a nice air conditioned Airstream! The fire effects are much more spectacular at night anyway.
My father-in-law went for the first time a couple of years ago, at the tender young age of 65, and he had a great time people-watching and taking pictures.
But of course, it's not for everyone.
Best to you,
Rich the Viking