Can Someone provide me with some insight on the Villages?

Can Someone provide me with some insight on the Villages?

Postby enlightened3am » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:14 am

Hey there,
I'm coming from new york with a tidy group of 3 or 4 who are looking for a healthy, relaxed, organized, low key home base with some good tunes. We will be meeting another 4 or 5 people once there and are looking at the possibility of joining a village rather than a theme camp.
I've been three times before over the years, but don't have very much experience inside a village. Do they operate similar to a theme camp with an initial pay-in that entitles the use of shared facilities, kitchen, showers, etc. or are they purely a block of smaller theme camps?

Several of us will be very cool first-timers and we're not going to be able to drive with the infastructure for an elborate, comfy space ourselves but are very much looking forward to contributing to a nice collaborate spot to operate from. I spin downtempo, ethnoambient type beats and would love to contribute on that front as well as a little fruit smoothie set-up.

Thanks for answers on the Village question and any other pointers toward spots where we could join up to make an outstanding home on the playa! [/b]
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Postby MikeVDS » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:24 am

Villages are whatever people make of them. Some have "buy-in" for facilities, others are just groups of camps that want to be together for one reason or another. Based on what you want, there should be some camps and some villages that can fit your need, since they can be almost the same thing depending on who is organizing the specific camp or village.

My village, Gigsville, is just a bunch of people who choose to be there. It's none of the things you asked for "healthy, relaxed, organized, low key home base", but there should be many out there that fit that description.
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Postby blyslv » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:35 am

MikeVDS wrote:My village, Gigsville, is just a bunch of people who choose to be there. It's none of the things you asked for "healthy, relaxed, organized, low key home base", but there should be many out there that fit that description.


I dunno, I've always thought the air raid siren was a nice touch.
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Postby blyslv » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:37 am

Oh, and to the OP why not just ask what you're looking for? You need some infrastructure -- shade, cooking stuff, coolers right? You could hook up with that.
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Thanks for the responses

Postby enlightened3am » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:55 am

I think we're interested in getting together with others around a shade structure, cooking set-up and shower.

Decidedly not an air raid siren type vibe :) but not "quiet camp" either - maybe a little yoga in the morning to some beautiful music - chill, well organized lounge area with healthy juice and cold beverages for the hot sun. Maybe even some communal bikes we could help contribute to. Am I asking for too much?! :wink:
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Postby blyslv » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:12 am

Yes. Make your own camp. Ask what you have to give, not what you need to get.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:06 am

blyslv wrote:Yes. Make your own camp. Ask what you have to give, not what you need to get.

Why does this always come from people who aren't driving 5000 miles?
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Postby Lassen Forge » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:17 am

I just want the air raid siren. Make that 3, so they can all go off in concert. Just like in the movies. Before the bombs fall.

Wheeeee....
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Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:43 am

Since a siren is a no-no for Hushville, do we get to be Ninja Base Camp?
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Postby Dustdevil » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:42 pm

The Devils Workshop and Day Spa Village is going to be a collection of people working on "Crude Awakening". However, we will have a serious air raid siren. Listen for it, because shortly after you hear it, all hell will break loose. (Hint Late Friday Night) You are more than welcome to stay with us. The dues for the camp are $50, but that includes a full power grid. The only requirement is that you must work for us for a couple of days and are good with a MIG. Sign up soon as space is getting thin.

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Postby gyre » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:29 pm

Do you have one of those?
Yikes.

I tried to get a 3 phase federal a while back and it came with a written warning from the police chief about using it near the town that it came from.
Of course, I was going to use it for an interior signal device.
It's good for 100 db at 100 feet omnidirectional.

When someone breaks in, I want them to think the world is coming to an end.

I have two matching federals side by side and they have the most amazing beat between them.
This works with strobes too.
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Postby Dustdevil » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:48 pm

No! I have two of them. :)
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Postby gyre » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:50 pm

Maybe I'll hear them.
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Postby blyslv » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:27 pm

gyre wrote:
blyslv wrote:Yes. Make your own camp. Ask what you have to give, not what you need to get.

Why does this always come from people who aren't driving 5000 miles?


1,100 one way. So what? Driving 5000 miles for a weeklong camping trip is not very green.
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Postby FabFascist » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:37 pm

Man... I want to be there bad this year... I'd carry around a big green inflatable club to whap people with... just in case they haven't been beaten over the head enough...

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Postby gyre » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:45 pm

blyslv wrote:
gyre wrote:
blyslv wrote:Yes. Make your own camp. Ask what you have to give, not what you need to get.

Why does this always come from people who aren't driving 5000 miles?


1,100 one way. So what? Driving 5000 miles for a weeklong camping trip is not very green.

Compared to what?
Teleportation?
A jetliner sucking avgas?

I am proud to be a citizen of the least fuel efficient city on the planet.
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Postby scotto » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:01 am

1,100 one way. So what? Driving 5000 miles for a weeklong camping trip is not very green.


I have always thought the 'Real Green Theme' was about what we do in our Home Towns. What we do each & everyday the other 51 weeks of the year that can have a significant Green advantage on and to the Planet...

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