Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:41 am

Image
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

OT '09

Postby Syd Gris » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:54 pm

[b]We (as in the Opulent Temple) do not, and have never, paid DJ's to play.[/b]

We will be there in '09 if we raise enough money to be there.

The March 6th party will have a big effect on that outcome. If you're in the SF area, hope you can make it.
Syd Gris
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:50 pm

Postby capjbadger » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:56 am

theCryptofishist wrote:JI got a ride both ways with a Thunderdome Medic. On the way up the talk was that the core thunderdome people wanted to take a year off. On the way down there was some discussion that some other people wanted to pick up the torch.

The core group will be taking a year off of TD, but it will be there.

Badger
Arrrggg!! Avast ye fucking fluffy bunny shirtcockers! Haul your drunken hairy fat ass out of our sight or prepare to receive a hot buttered hedgehog fired up your aft quarters!

Honey Badger don't care. Honey Badger don't give a shit!
User avatar
capjbadger
 
Posts: 2692
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:17 am
Location: Horus' Left Armpit
Burning Since: 2005
Camp Name: Lamplighters

Postby mdmf007 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:27 am

If ThunderDome isnt going - I will be sorely disapointed. I love the mayhem, the music, the pagentry.

woot!
User avatar
mdmf007
Moderator
 
Posts: 5156
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:32 pm
Location: my computer
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: ESD

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:07 am


We (as in the Opulent Temple) do not, and have never, paid DJ's to play.



yeah yeah yeah.....we know syd....you made a point of mentioning that to the crowd friday night before dj dan ripped it up...(bm2008)


we dont pay our djs either....


what's your point?


I hope your fundraiser goes well though, i'd hate to think about stuffing all the rave kids into just 1 Monster dome.......


pun intended.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:33 am

Image






now go get daddy a fucking banana.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

the point is

Postby Syd Gris » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:48 am

The point is, no matter how many times we remind people, that rumor still swirls around because some have a hard time believing the likes of Tiesto, Oakenfold, Carl Cox, etc, would really play for free and pay their own way to BM.

So when I hear ppl say 'Tiesto broke the bank', even in jest, just want to error on the side of caution to educate those who may have heard differently.

We can hardly make our production budget and end every year in debt, we certainly don't have money to be paying anyone, especially DJ's. We wouldn't even if we could, actually.

Thanks for listening. : )
Syd Gris
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:50 pm

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:29 pm

i know syd, we get the same shit too, in spades...

thats why i posted the spock mountain research newspaper....if we cant poke fun at ourselves and as you so well pointed out, educate the playa at the same time, than we're toast.

we dont pay our dj's, you dont pay your djs, i mean who the fuck would want to come to the best party on earth, when invited?

i know i would'nt. oh wait....um, yeah, i would, every year for a long long long time.

wild fucking horses at 78rpm while nina hagen raps the new testament over speed metal beats couldnt keep me away.

i sincerely hope you and your crew make it, and that all of your finances work out...i sent all of my shit direct to henry paulson, c/o Treasury bailout, Free money dept..


just pretend you're a banker.


peace,



simon.


8)
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Postby vargaso » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:25 am

While it's somewhat comforting to see the same ol' domes out there, I'm all for a reset. Actually, the only one I'd miss is the Deep End, and they're definitely not coming back, but even then, lets get some new blood out there, or maybe just a quieter BM. Hell, I don't really care, I'm 100% certain whatever happens out there will be amazing.

I'd love to see a really great live band out there. In the early days, bands like Three Day Stubble and Idiot Flesh played on the playa. I think having bands of that caliber and popularity (meaning: GREAT bands, relatively well-known but still basically underground) out there again would be fantastic.
User avatar
vargaso
 
Posts: 573
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:26 pm
Location: Lincoln, CA
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Suburbanoya

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:26 am

like polkacide!?!


i think one of the domes would make a great venue for live action musicky stuff.

point taken.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

no deep end

Postby curiousgnate » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:22 am

ok all the big clubs are great and all but i like a little room to dance, and i like to dance the dust storms away and the absolute bestest place to dance in the whole world, and yes i mean it literally, is the deep end. are they done, just this year? how do you know? and how can i get in touch so that i can know from the source. this news is giving me a migraine, i might need to be sedated. Its like being told you are going to disney world and mickey has just died.
User avatar
curiousgnate
 
Posts: 398
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:46 am
Location: Denver

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:28 am

guess what?

THERE ARE STUKAS OVER DISNEYLAND!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzSsc6SAFHA
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Postby vargaso » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:59 pm

Simon, if you got a band like Fantomas to play at the dome, I for one would be eternally grateful. Something like that would fit right in. Seriously. That is something I have not seen out there. An insane, tight, heavy, out-there live band on the playa would be amazing. I love the DJs, don't get me wrong, but man there are a lot of them at BM.

Just a thought :). I'm grateful for whatever people bring to BM.
User avatar
vargaso
 
Posts: 573
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:26 pm
Location: Lincoln, CA
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Suburbanoya

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:21 am

i will pass it along to the powers that be.

we did have one live act in 2007, "OOZE" from L.A.

they were super heavy crunchy death spew on Oxy's....

not quite what our crowd of fluffer-nutters were expecting.


they did a 45 minute set straight from the gates of hell, and i was up on stage, devil salute in two hands, head banging like a thai hooker on speed.


we lost 1000 people in 5 minutes.....by the end of the set, the only ones remaining were a bunch of naked finnish guys in Nazi Regalia.


we had to literally drag them offstage, it was fucking hilarious.


but yes, live acts you can jam out with your clam out, or whatever would be pretty nifty, IMHO, as i am an old fart, and have simply acquired a taste for the thumpy thumpy. A well developed taste, but, variety is indeed the spice of life.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Postby vargaso » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:57 pm

The Finnish guys were naked and in Nazi regalia AT THE SAME TIME!? Damn, those clever Scandinavians. :)

I'm sorry I missed that set, sounds hilarious and fun. Hey, how about something like LCD Soundsystem, then? They'd fit right in with the dance vibe and are about the same level of "success" or popularity or whatever as Oakenfold and other big-name DJs that have played out there. Christ, what a great show that would be!

As always, I'm just offering suggestions, I have no clout or wherewithal to help out other than physical labor, which I'd totally do. And also as always, I'm grateful for whatever is out there.
User avatar
vargaso
 
Posts: 573
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:26 pm
Location: Lincoln, CA
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Suburbanoya

Postby ygmir » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:41 pm

these guys are looking for a gig that week.........

Image
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 27339
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:30 am

walk softly and carry a big alphorn.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

why bother with oakenfold or tiesto????

Postby teknoid » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:26 pm

i don't think that opulent temple or root society should even bother getting such huge names like oakenfold and tiesto ... i mean, goodness, but how about being a little bit more cutting edge??? those guys are so washed up and done for. why not get some good dj's on the playa like steve rachmad from holland, or dj surgeon from england, ben sims from england also, or if you want a big name that still brings quality why not derrick may or todd terry or dave clarke or speedy j? there are sooo many good names out there who bring quality dance music. personally, i think underground is better on the playa. for me it's all about discovery and exploration. tiesto and the like i can see in any old big commercial bottle serve club any day. that does not say fun to me at all.
teknoid
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:23 pm

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:02 am

we've never had tiesto or oakenfeld at root society...that was a mock newspaper article by Spock Mountain Research Labs.

we have had Carl Cox, and Bass Nectre, and Freq Nasty, and the Furious Five ,and Hatiras, and Jelo, and some guy from france who spins at 'space' and seth dillan gavin and Jefr Tale.

and we do play all kinds of unknown, up and coming dj's....

and we have the biggest, baddest, loudest motherfucking sound system on the playa.

it WILL re-arrange your innards, and remove any gallstones you might have, sonically.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Postby CapSmashy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:34 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:they did a 45 minute set straight from the gates of hell, and i was up on stage, devil salute in two hands, head banging like a thai hooker on speed.


That is pure awesomeness.
Playawaste Raiders cordially invites you to suck it.
User avatar
CapSmashy
 
Posts: 1919
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:29 pm
Location: Awesome Camp 2.0
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Terminal City://404 Village Not Found

Postby mdmf007 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:40 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
and we have the biggest, baddest, loudest motherfucking sound system on the playa.

it WILL re-arrange your innards, and remove any gallstones you might have, sonically.


Will it blow the clothes off of hot chiicks?
User avatar
mdmf007
Moderator
 
Posts: 5156
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:32 pm
Location: my computer
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: ESD

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:33 am

yes. and only Hot chicks.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Postby teknoid » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:26 am

[quote="Simon of the Playa"]we've never had tiesto or oakenfeld at root society...that was a mock newspaper article by Spock Mountain Research Labs.

we have had Carl Cox, and Bass Nectre, and Freq Nasty, and the Furious Five ,and Hatiras, and Jelo, and some guy from france who spins at 'space' and seth dillan gavin and Jefr Tale.

and we do play all kinds of unknown, up and coming dj's....

[/quote]

that's cool. BEN SIMS, is not an unknown by the way, is THE BEST underground techno dj in the world RIGHT NOW. in europe (and especially in spain) he is seen as the god of uncompromising, funky techno. he also has a deep love for house and and disco and anything funky that will shake your ass. respect for having carl cox though. even though he is now a little bit too commercial for my taste, he can still bring it! and, he is deservedly a legend.

bring the bass!
teknoid
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:23 pm

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:48 am

at least we're not headlining Sir Paul McCartney.

talk about "Legend".


Oh, Coachella, thou hast sunk into the mire of mediocrity and banal bonarooness.


what next? the Last remaining member of Foghat?

what is that Smell? Oh god, not old, moldy, rotting Phish....


Trey gauche.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Postby sktELEMENT » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:09 pm

Will someone please tell me why the deep end is not coming back? And does this mean never ever, or just this year?

That is my absolute favorite place...the most incredible parties...
Infect Me
User avatar
sktELEMENT
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:56 pm
Location: Seattle

Postby Elderberry » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:15 pm

sktELEMENT wrote:Will someone please tell me why the deep end is not coming back? And does this mean never ever, or just this year?

That is my absolute favorite place...the most incredible parties...


I think they are burned out and broke! :( (don't know this for sure, but do know that it was a monumental undertaking year after year, so it makes sense)

Maybe you could get it together and do it this year?

JK
JK
Image
http://www.mudskippercafe.com
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
User avatar
Elderberry
Moderator
 
Posts: 12847
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Mudskipper Cafe

Postby sktELEMENT » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:28 pm

Someday I will have a lot of money and time to be able to do something like that...assuming burning man still exists, but until then...

So no deep end? and possibly no opulent temple...ok ok ok...Can anyone tell me what the big deependish opulentariffic camps will be? Are there any new ones that will reach that magnitude and incredible energy this year?

Like top 4?

Thanks! Just trying to see what I should be keeping my eye on...
Infect Me
User avatar
sktELEMENT
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:56 pm
Location: Seattle

Postby Sensei » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:02 pm

Just sayin', but If you're looking for some hot Deep End action you can find it in S.F. in about 8 days or so...

viewtopic.php?t=28113
User avatar
Sensei
 
Posts: 2879
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:56 pm
Location: Seattle

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:48 pm

sktELEMENT wrote:Someday I will have a lot of money and time to be able to do something like that...assuming burning man still exists, but until then...

So no deep end? and possibly no opulent temple...ok ok ok...Can anyone tell me what the big deependish opulentariffic camps will be?
Having consulted with the entrails of the nearest goat, I can tell you that Bad Dreamweaver Camp and dirtnap de deutschlant will be the go-to camps for transariffic experiences this year.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri


Get a Taint, you pathetic cur!
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 39917
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:46 pm

i'm pretty sure opulent temple will be there.
I'm almost certain root society will be there.
i dont think deep end will come back, unless as an evolved, different name.

i hope this clears things up.
fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

A gift for the Playa

THIS YEARS POSTERS

2015 posters
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 15620
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

PreviousNext

Return to 2009 Theme Camps

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest