Burningman in 20 years

Burningman in 20 years

Postby HEADBANDMAN » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:30 pm

What will burning man be like in twenty years?
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Postby Bitterman » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:31 pm

One giant motor home parking lot with no art, only the sound of generators and bad classic rock radio stations. Creative and imaginative art cars will be replaced with giant party barges all thumping out the Lollipop song. And all the beautiful costumed burners will be played by camel pack full of vodka wearing and maybe some blinky lights Woo Spring Break partaaaaay dudes and dudettes. (oh shit, that aint BM in twenty years...that was this year. Sorry.)
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Postby oleg8888 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:11 am

Bitterman wrote:One giant motor home parking lot with no art, only the sound of generators and bad classic rock radio stations. Creative and imaginative art cars will be replaced with giant party barges all thumping out the Lollipop song. And all the beautiful costumed burners will be played by camel pack full of vodka wearing and maybe some blinky lights Woo Spring Break partaaaaay dudes and dudettes. (oh shit, that aint BM in twenty years...that was this year. Sorry.)

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Postby Bitterman » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:11 pm

I don't know how you could've missed my "art" piece, it was the four giant erections spewing fire party barge blasting the Lolipop song on a loop for about 19 hours inna row. I was the guy riding on top with no pants, just dirty tee shirt and black sox. I might've tossed some Mardi Gras beads down to ya.
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Postby RedheadBarbie » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:53 pm

[quote="Bitterman"]One giant motor home parking lot with no art, only the sound of generators and bad classic rock radio stations.[/quote]

That reminds me...whoever was blaring the four same shitty Led Zepplin songs one entire night better hope that there is no Satan because I will sell my soul to torture you with Kenny G for all eternity. That is 'now' the most annoying garbage music ever.
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Postby ygmir » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:57 pm

I didn't know there were 4 shitty Led Zeppelin songs..........must be from the unpublished album...............

While riding on my friends art car, he played a lot of Stones and Doors.....people would run out and thank him for not playing "Techno"...........
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Postby RedheadBarbie » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:24 pm

Anything repeated for 8 hours straight sucks. The trick with our neighbors who love tejano is to pull out the concert gear and go for the opera. We'll be better prepared next year.
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Postby MerkinMan » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:34 pm

[quote="RedheadBarbie"]Anything repeated for 8 hours straight sucks. [/quote]

Indeed. Like the sound of a kick drum and a high hat. Running 24/7. :P

I kid. I can't say I'm into the house/techno thing, but some of what I heard was not bad. And this is coming from a primarily rock-music lover.
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Postby lurker » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:53 pm

In 2028 the theme of Burning Man was "Homo Sapiens". While somewhat controversial(several cephalopoids enfleshed and immediately discorporated in protest outside will-call*) the theme was generally well recieved.

The event is, after all, still nodal to it's original spacetime locus that exists on the eventline known as 'Earth'.

And the idea of experiencing the event limited to only five senses(all flesh based) was novel.

Some things were very strange. A nudity taboo that was meant to be thwarted was programmed in. Initially many simply dropped their flesh, but it quickly became clear that 'nude' referred to exposed skin. This being explained, sexual bimorphism was enjoyed by all. There was also an 'economy'. This involved the strange experience of not having something and wanting it. The 'economy' part refers to the fact that someone else would 'have' the thing and 'give' it to you. This is related to the concept of 'money'.

Finally, the strangest thing of all. The 'man' burned. A cellulose construct was actually constructed and 'set' on 'fire'(this did not interfere with the actual burning of the man which took place as usual in the interstices between nodes. Apparently, this was the original way in which this happened.

While not as controversial as the infamous 3127 burn in which the Harvey-AI assembled singularities to create the current Burning Man, it was still a shock to a population so temporally close to transition.

*It was later discovered that their discorporation was simply a translation to an unmapped eventline and not the 'death' that everyone was raving about at the time.
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Postby falk » Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:06 pm

RedheadBarbie wrote:Anything repeated for 8 hours straight sucks.


Truth. Next year, I'm bringing a loud sound system and a Best of John Denver album and letting those all-night techno-ravers have a taste of their own medicine while they're trying to sleep off the previous night.

Wellll life on the farm is yadda yadda yadda, yadda something fiddle, yadda yadda yadda, thank god I'm a country boy.

Damn, now I can't get that tune out of my head.
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Postby Steel Kitty » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:00 pm

Falk, that already happened. We had the misfortune (or were somehow damned in hell on the way there) of locating next to the "art" car covered in plush, cutesy toys blaring a repeating tracklist that included the venerable B-52's Rock Lobster. Over. And Over. And Over again for the entire fucking week.

Fuck. I hate that song with a passion now.

Oh, so back on topic.

<sarcasm>
In twenty years we'll have piped in water and electricity so no more port-a-potty madness or large rented generators as the BMORG found it was less expensive to simply lay in piping and electrical services from Gerlach. Electrical services are set up RV style to each street and you pay for your electricity -- imagine the revenue for BMORG and not having to lug your f-ing generator out each time!

Paved roads so as not to damage the playa further and a nice six lane highway leading out to Route 447 to facilitate easier entrances and exits for large 50' RV's.

Center Camp year round -- less tear down and set up.

Good Morning America does a morning show from Center Camp, sponsored by Peet's Coffee (mmm.. taste the freshness!)

The man doesn't actually burn anymore. Due to increased fuel shortages and resources, the man is constructed entirely out of plastic. Then on the appointed day, the man is lit up like a Christmas tree, the man is toppled, and then slowly the lights are dimmed to finally off. This will save BMORG nearly 3 million a year on fireworks and construction costs alone.
And like any good plastic christmas tree, it can be re-used year after year after year!

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Postby sktELEMENT » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:09 pm

You all need to get real, there will be no burning man in 20 years...

But don't fear, something way better is going on right now...We just don't know about it...Is that not how all amazing subcultures begin?
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Postby Bitterman » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:44 pm

<sarcasm>
In twenty years we'll have piped in water and electricity so no more port-a-potty madness or large rented generators as the BMORG found it was less expensive to simply lay in piping and electrical services from Gerlach. Electrical services are set up RV style to each street and you pay for your electricity -- imagine the revenue for BMORG and not having to lug your f-ing generator out each time!

Paved roads so as not to damage the playa further and a nice six lane highway leading out to Route 447 to facilitate easier entrances and exits for large 50' RV's.

Center Camp year round -- less tear down and set up.

Good Morning America does a morning show from Center Camp, sponsored by Peet's Coffee (mmm.. taste the freshness!)

The man doesn't actually burn anymore. Due to increased fuel shortages and resources, the man is constructed entirely out of plastic. Then on the appointed day, the man is lit up like a Christmas tree, the man is toppled, and then slowly the lights are dimmed to finally off. This will save BMORG nearly 3 million a year on fireworks and construction costs alone.
And like any good plastic christmas tree, it can be re-used year after year after year!

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Postby thirt33n » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:22 am

RedheadBarbie wrote:Anything repeated for 8 hours straight sucks. The trick with our neighbors who love tejano is to pull out the concert gear and go for the opera. We'll be better prepared next year.


e between 4 and 4:30??
there was some serious tejano blasting in that area.
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Postby hsdavis » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:32 pm

In 20 years the event will be capped at 50,000, with 60% being law enforcement as mandated by the latest agreement between BMorg and the BLM. Most of the law enforcement will be undercover and dressed as burners wearing cheap halloween costumes.
Oh wait was that 2008 also?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:41 pm

There's a very reliable rumor in another thread that the last year is 2012. So in 20 years there will be no burning man.



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Postby yumba junkie » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:54 pm

thank you Steel Kitty, we were camped down the street from the b52 mobile. on the way out at exodus those guys were like 2 cars behind us the WHOLE time!!! no escape!
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:43 am

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Postby lurker » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:34 am

Wow, New Orleans Square is really getting realistic! It's nice to see a family flashing together.
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Postby ygmir » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:53 am

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Postby ZaphodBurner » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:20 am

In 20 years the portable toilets will empty into an onsite electrical centrifuge which will reclaim and recycle waste to recharge fuel cells for operating art installations.

The U.S Burn will be capped at 75,000 but the BMORG will have purchased enough barren land on some other lakebed that they can have two burns a year. The WinterBurn, of course, will be ball-shrinking cold and although the water will be shallow there will be actual boats, and you will paddle or sail between camps or zip around on electric jet-skis, and there will be lots of complaints about no-wake violations, oil slicks (from soak, beer, etc). Most of the camps will be on stilts or platforms, and it'll be smaller, but when you gaze from the man to center camp you will see the sky reflecting off the mercury-colored water. If you capsize your boat you'll only be thigh-deep, but your feet will sink in the mud and it will be very difficult to get out.

During the regular burn, electric light will be so cheap and abundant that at night people will wear black in order to be seen.

Ten years before the burn society will revert to near-Victorian prudishness, but radical cures for most STDs will have causes that to collapse on the "playa" because it's private property and so nudity and public sex will be abundant. Photography, not so much. The Media Center will broadcast via satellite to regional burns occurring simultaneously in Africa, Australia and Spain.

There will not be commercialism. There will not be excessive media. There will not be excessive law enforcement. There will, however, be complaints of excessive regulation and security enforcement because the events will be on private property and the LLC subject to lawsuit because people will be as careless then as they are today.

There will still be techno, and rock, and all the forms of music that exist there today, but the quiet camp types will be more upset about the gunnery range at the base of some nearby hill.

There will be spin-offs and attempts to recreate "the old" Burning Man but they'll be so hokey and vapid that people will begin to realize that the "real" Burning Man is as "real" to Burners as it was to their grand/parents two or three decades ago...
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Postby chiefdanfox » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:02 pm

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:11 pm

Bitterman wrote:I don't know how you could've missed my "art" piece, it was the four giant erections spewing fire party barge blasting the Lolipop song on a loop for about 19 hours inna row. I was the guy riding on top with no pants, just dirty tee shirt and black sox. I might've tossed some Mardi Gras beads down to ya.
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Postby fciron » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:24 pm

chiefdanfox wrote:Image


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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:39 pm

Abandoned Clown Train is scary. It's waiting for vengance, isn't it?
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Postby drutter » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:56 pm

No idea, but I hope to find out. If it's half as cool as it is now, and twice as expensive, it'll still be WAY better than staying at home.

thirt33n wrote:e between 4 and 4:30??

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Re: Burningman in 20 years

Postby Here and there » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:10 pm

HEADBANDMAN wrote:What will burning man be like in twenty years?


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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:33 pm

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I know, it needs work.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:39 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:I know, it needs work.
Maybe we could start with long holographic streamers. And then lots of el wire.
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Postby cullen » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:27 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Image
I know, it needs work.


it's not on fire.
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