80's Camp (Unofficial) We'll get it right this time :)

80's Camp (Unofficial) We'll get it right this time :)

Postby fenwick » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:11 pm

A number of lessons were learned last year (2008) regarding making this theme camp happen. Hopefully things will improve for 2009

Once again the idea is put forward, now its just time to start tossing about ideas and plans for 2009.

It's not my intention from sneaking this idea from SHAKEY in any way. This was his idea, and keeping the BM spirit in mind - he still is rolling the (mirror) ball.

Things we learned from last year was securing placement - even if not reserved. Once that is achieved - hopefully long before 2009's burn, those wishing to join in any festivities will be veterans via the planning stages.

Ideally - from reviewing last year's thread, the idea is obviously "commemorating the 80's". The music, the fashion, and the gadgets.

Proposed at this moment is a communial space, with participants camped nearby. This be a rather large tent and entertainment space.

Since the Black Rock City environment has many other activities going on all week, I doubt we as a group do something every night. Perhaps a few evening parties featuring music and other fads from the 80's. Again - the joy of any planning stage is the tossing about of ideas. Perhaps a few small events, and one major event Thursday night. Of course the communal area be available for gatherings all the time at any time.

It is not my intention in any way to steal the show out from under SHAKEY. I am just hoping to continue - with his guidance and input, along with many of the others whom were considering joining the camp from 2008 to 2009. Now its just planning and tossing ideas and see where they lead, as well as whom else is interested and to what degree.

Input, ideas and other thoughts or ideas are most welcome.

Could it be that this be our "evolution"?

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game night?

Postby couglite » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:37 pm

You could try hosting a game night - Trivial Pursuit, Balderdash, other games from the time?
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80'S CAMP

Postby SHAKEY » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:38 pm

Well... 80's Campers...

So, even though we had a rough start with 80's Camp it's nice to see that the interest is still there... "YOU KNOW I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THAT MR. HAND... IF I'M HERE AND YOUR HERE... DOESN'T THAT MAKE IT OUR TIME?... AND THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH A LITTLE FEAST ON OUR TIME?... Already looking forward to the 2009 party...
Good times... Let's see now... 300 & something days until the '09 80's
party begins...

Be good all

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:09 pm

Build a "Brat Pack" shrine.
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Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:24 pm

Have a Pretty in Pink game night.
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Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:29 pm

St. Elmo's Firing Range. No, wait, can't have guns.

The Breakfast Club ... make folks sit in detention with any of the following: Weird Science, Risky Business, Ruthless People or even The Blues Brothers on continuous loop.

Oingo Boingo pogo stick competition.
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Postby couglite » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:19 pm

Repo Man and Heavy Metal film fest!
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Postby LeChatNoir » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:06 am

Oh God...

I'll try to remember to bring my skinny tie.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:08 am

couglite wrote:Repo Man and Heavy Metal film fest!


I loved Repo Man.
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Postby couglite » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:21 pm

LeChatNoir wrote:Oh God...

I'll try to remember to bring my skinny tie.


don't forget your nosepicker shoes, painted on jeans, and shoulder pads!!! and hair gel.
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Postby littleflower » Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:12 pm

and tights and headbands! i miss the pat benatar look.
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Postby couglite » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:58 pm

I totally want to be a part of this! How can we get it together? I live in British Columbia. I have a shitload of 80s crap that wouldn't sell in the last garage sale, and for some reason, I can still recall that decade.

Video games! If there was some way to hermetically seal my son's "antique" NES and Atari, I am sure he would let us use it! Donkey Kong and Mario marathon!
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Postby JustDallas » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:31 pm

I was looking for a place to DJ some 80's music (like I used to do back in the actual late 80's and 90's). I had all my discs with me and just needed some decks. Maybe '09 is the year. I camped with Kostume Kult this year and probably will again, but would be happy to spin some tunes.
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80's eye fashion

Postby moesgurlie » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:40 pm

i will dig up lots of old 80's glasses and have the in my optical boutique camp
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Postby Jmeier » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:44 am

[quote="JustDallas"]I was looking for a place to DJ some 80's music (like I used to do back in the actual late 80's and 90's). I had all my discs with me and just needed some decks. Maybe '09 is the year. I camped with Kostume Kult this year and probably will again, but would be happy to spin some tunes.[/quote]

I'm with you on this.

Send me an email, we might be needing something next year as well.
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Postby fenwick » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:45 am

Good to read that there is still interest in this retro theme camp.

I have been off-line due to a real nasty virus attack and recently just started rebuilding my software (Microstiff still sucks big time).

I had been entertaining the idea of making the trip from the northbay area to this weekend's decompression, but real world schedule makes this real tight, unless I find someone from the Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma area that is making the trip. (gas and entrance fees are very negotiable for volunteer driver - PM me if interested prior to Thursday before decompression.)

Otherwise, keep sharing those ideas here, and eventually we can make this happen - unless the evolution of the current scene gets real bad and we all end up in work camps and bread lines.....

Let the good times roll...
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Postby SHAKEY » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:29 pm

Hi 80's Campers and Lesbot,

Just a copy of the invite to Lesbot and friend to join us at 80's Camp for 2009... You are both welcome to join us at 80's Camp... It's our retro salute to a great decade. For more info read the 80's Camp postings and ideas... You'll see the 80's CAMP header as you enter the theme camp groupings. Come join us and celebrate the 80's! Good times! 300+ days and counting until the party begins! Stay in touch all 8)

Take care

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Postby Rob_ » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:58 pm

Great idea--I'm there.
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Postby Lesbot 4.0 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:26 pm

I am so there.....look out pat benatar!
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Postby docralf » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:33 pm

[quote="couglite"]I totally want to be a part of this! How can we get it together? I live in British Columbia. I have a shitload of 80s crap that wouldn't sell in the last garage sale, and for some reason, I can still recall that decade.

Video games! If there was some way to hermetically seal my son's "antique" NES and Atari, I am sure he would let us use it! Donkey Kong and Mario marathon![/quote]

Mario??? the 80's is Great Giana Sisters - well, what do I know just a little Bavarian Barbarian...
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Postby newbies09 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:41 pm

Okay, like totally! I was one of the original valley girls hanging out at the Galleria and cruising Encino! I saved some of my stuff. I am so excited to hear about this theme! If you have a mailing list, keep me updated on the haps! :D
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Postby BAS » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:14 pm

Anyone still have a Commodore 64?


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okHAmAxztNk[/youtube]

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Postby BAS » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:23 pm

I miss the dreamscapes of 1980s music videos:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840B27zYfOk[/youtube]
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Postby Sarra » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:53 am

I am really looking forword to this. I didn't get to see this camp in 08, so I was wonder just where you guys were camped?

I will be bringing some virgins with me this year, and we are just going to camp with some friends, but as for all day everythings, I am more than willing to bring music, clothing, hair gel, and help participate in anything you guys do.

Sadly I was only born in the 80's, so I never really lived them like I did the 90's. I really just want to be with a camp that isn't blasting techno all day :D
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Re: game night?

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:11 am

couglite wrote:You could try hosting a game night - Trivial Pursuit, Balderdash, other games from the time?


Donna Matrix could kick anyone's ass at Bible Trivia........

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Postby SHAKEY » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:56 pm

C'mon Sarra,

You and your friends are welcome at 80'S Camp... So, Question... What was Judge Rienhold's caracters name in the movie Fast Times At Ridgemont High?... Anyone, anyone... Beuler... How 'bout this one... What did Ally Sheedy sprinkle on her sandwich in The Beakfast Club? :roll:
Last one... From the movie Sixteen Candles... Who did Samantha (Molly Ringwald) say she wanted to do it with in her sex ed quiz? Okay... That's the homework for now... Enjoy and look for more soon... 80'S Camp, good times ahead at BM 2009!

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Postby klondike_bar » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:35 pm

i never lived in the 80s...pity.

none the less, I vote for excessive amounts of duran duran!

PS: the themesong HAS TO BE "1985" by BOWLING FOR SOUP

lyrics here: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bowlingforsoup/1985.html

"Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she’s uncool
Cause she's still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985"
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:21 pm

klondike_bar wrote:i never lived in the 80s...pity.
Believe me, it wasn't actually living. Just a life-like state.
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Postby klondike_bar » Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:37 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
klondike_bar wrote:i never lived in the 80s...pity.
Believe me, it wasn't actually living. Just a life-like state.


And thats supposed to be BAD? sure, maybe a decade-full is a bit much, but the 80s kick butt
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