bm_cricket wrote:gyre wrote:I wouldn't stereotype the rainbows too much.
Last year I camped with 4 Rainbow gatherers. I got a little tired of their tinctures and alters of protection but they knew how to take care of themselves and they respected people and the environment. I make fun of them to no end but they did contribute to Burning Man. Just not the way I did. It takes all kinds.
rangerLEO wrote:i'd say it's more closely related to sand than flour. flour is made of cereal grains, other seeds, or roots.
rangerLEO wrote:. . .
keep in mind that burning man is for-profit corporation. your volunteer efforts may please you, but they primarily benefit the corporation by helping to make burning man a greater spectacle. it's this spectacle that attracts greater press and attention and increases ticket sales (more yahoos).
Ashta wrote:Organized bike theft rings.
Nevada state laws.
Police enforcement on every corner.
Undercover narcotics officers ON MY BUS.
Drunken Fraternity Fucks in for the weekend (lets go make fun of those hippies, and see if we can get some hairy poon!)
Facebook photos posted with no privacy settings.
THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of un-permitted photos surfacing online for the world to see....
It was said that if you're taking photos at Burning Man, and once you have them developed, you should show them to your family and friends (at your discretion) in the privacy of your own living room (or the like).
With the advent of public social media forums, and the fact that photos dont get developed anymore (in fact, they are just bits if easily copied information, now as opposed to a Physical Something) and careless privacy settings, I fear Burning Man is getting into the wrong hands.
I used to be so excited whenever I would begin telling my stories of Burning Man. Now I don't tell those stories at all. I dont want one additional person to show up there.
Is this selfish?
I have hope for the Human Person... but in the meantime, I can't help but wonder:
Is it dead?
What do you think?
Please PLEASE someone ease my mind about the demise of this great place...
So anyway, I'm writing this long ass post to say, I think it will be hard for the spirit of burning man to die if there's thousands of people going every year and living it; keeping it alive. But hoping to guard the playa from unclean hands and moaning about the fact that the event is growing, that just seems to be driving the steak in to me.
robrob wrote:.....than participate in a circle jerk about the glory days. But to each his own
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