Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?

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Postby joemomma » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:36 pm

So, your a Root vet? Do you know a guy ??? Moogie?? from RI? one of my freinds...
my 2nd year and 1st at discovering the Root.....
loved it......
I'm from RI but living in Reno these past few years... i would love to meet you and offer you a drink this year..... osama joe momma.......
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Postby goingtothedesert » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:28 pm

Don't believe everything you read... No one is getting paid to come to spin at BM... we'll maybe at Paris Hiltons camp.. but that's it.

Donate if you can. It helps with the costs. As much as people don't want to believe someone puts up the cash for this and they aint always rich burners. If you enjoy Opulent or Roots donate some bucks. Think about how you'll feel on the playa on that friday or saturday when your dancing and having the best time of your life. You helped create that!
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Postby goingtothedesert » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:30 pm

Don't believe everything you read... No one is getting paid to come to spin at BM... we'll maybe at Paris Hiltons camp.. but that's it.

Donate if you can. It helps with the costs. As much as people don't want to believe someone puts up the cash for this and they aint always rich burners. If you enjoy Opulent or Roots donate some bucks. Think about how you'll feel on the playa on that friday or saturday when your dancing and having the best time of your life. You helped create that!


[quote="Simon of the Playa"]the awful truth, from our friends at Spock Mountain.


Filthy rich corporate sponsorships flood the playas rave scene.

DJs Live the American Dream
By Captain Winner
Publisher




As the week progresses, and more big DJ
names spin Friday and Saturday sets, a new
battle has started on the playa. Paul Oakenfold
was the first to accept big money
(reportedly $50K for a single set) to spin,
and his gold plated RV has been a fixture
on the playa for four years running. And
now other star DJs are lining up to the
raver camp trough.
Tired of hearing Oakenfolds sets at
Burning Man, Root Society opted to up
the stakes, and invited DJ Tiesto to spin
opposite Oakenfold on Friday night. Our
only problem was funding. Tiesto comes
with a pretty steep price, and apparently
hes not into the Commissary tickets and
RV sleeping space weve been able to bring
our other DJs in with, said Baron von Beat,
the lead promoter for Root Society. So, we
decided to turn to corporate sponsorship to
get him in.
When I first heard from von Beat, I told
my publicist to drop the call, but when we
heard back from the folks from the NabiscoTM
family, I was a lot more compelled
to join in on the burning of the men, said
Nabisco DJ Tiestito. I mean, say what
you want about Oakenfold, but does he
have a bag of chips with his name on it? I
didnt think so, Tiestito said as he pulled a
bag of mini-wafers from his Nascar-esque
Nabisco uniform. Plus, signing a 3-year
$12 million contract doesnt hurt, I guess. I
mean, whos the bullshit sheep fucker now,
Oakendfold?
He got what? said Oakenfold when
SSM told him about the Tiestito contract.
Call me back in 10 minutes.
So, we did. Ã’Please refer to www.google.
com/oakengoog.html for information on
to Paul OakenGoogleTMs office.
As reported on the site, OakenGoogles
contract rings in at 5 years and $20 million
and also come with a significant signing
bonus.
Though the exclusive contract was already
signed for Tiesto, von Beat decided to turn
in another direction.
When OakenGoogle signed his deal, we
needed to bring in someone bigger. Weve
lined up Fatboy SlimJimTM, to headline for
TiestitoTM, and if youve ever tried the two
together, you know that they are an amazing
pairing here on the playa, or anywhere
else a delicious snack is in order.
With the gauntlet thrown, Opulent Temple-
head Maximum Awesome started moving
in the direction of quantity over quality.
Included in the lineup for the weekend
are Krafts Vanilli Snack PackTM (of Milli
Vanilli fame), Oh Boy! Oberto GeorgeTM,
Gary Coleman Camping AmazingTM, and
AAA-RodTM.
I dont care how they sound, really. Look
at all the sweet stuff I got. I dont care how
A-rod sounds... look at the jersey and bat
that he gave me. I love baseball, was all
Max-A had to say on the subject.
Not to be completely left out (again),
the Deep End has reportedly signed on
Badger Plumbing of Gerlachs Pete Tong
to perform for their final closing set. No
one cared.
Whos going to win the battle? I cant
say, but I can tell you that the Org is really
excited about seeing how things play out,
said Burning Man LLCs voice of propaganda,
Action Grrl. Competition and
Capitalism are the true spirit behind the
American Dream theme.
I guess only time will tell.
Larry Harvey was not available for comments
because he was eating ribs, two slabs at
a time.[/quote]
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:42 am

So, your a Root vet? Do you know a guy ??? Moogie?? from RI? one of my freinds...


WOOOOOOOOOOOOONSOCKET!
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Postby SDG » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:43 pm

What is this I hear about a party in the desert? ;)
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Postby dj_john69 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:41 pm

Can't fucking wait to party at Root and OT !! Jefr and Syd are both amazing people that give A LOT to BRC each year. M uch respect to ya both.

Yeah, The Deep End is DONE but there is word of a rave camp taking over basically. We shall see how that turns out.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:34 am

Can't fucking wait to party at Root and OT !! Jefr and Syd are both amazing people that give A LOT to BRC each year. M uch respect to ya both.


hmmmm, our tracking device of all DJ's says that you seemed to have changed your story a wee bit...








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OT killed it this year with their elite dj lineup minus the midget Oakie whom blows anyways !!

I made it to RS on Saturday night and enjoyed Jelo's set and Dan's set. What i didnt like was the "Host" of RS getting in the mic every chance he could to flaunt his dome and his name. By the way, his djing skills sucked. This is what happens when some chump gets ahold of tons of cash and does a rave camp on the Playa.

Atleast OT didnt kill the vibe by talking over their dj's !!!

My vote goes to OT once again.





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Postby ygmir » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:59 am

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Postby wedeliver » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:08 am

Play it again Simon!
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Postby dj_john69 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:15 pm

After hanging out at RS last year, i got to know the crew and Jefr, I do take back my negative remarks from 2 years ago but i still don't agree with people talking over dj's while they are spinnin'.

You must not have a life Simon. Really. See ya at RS.
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Postby dj_john69 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:15 pm

Oh yeah, OT will be back to BM again this year !!
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:49 pm

You must not have a life Simon. Really.


actually i do, quite a full one...i also have almost near perfect recall, what used to be called "photographic memory".

except for peoples names....i have a hitch, a flaw.

i need to make memory codes for those, like "Joe smokes alot" or "Bettie blonde with mole".

and yours was easy.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:21 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdrvmNQi2pU[/youtube]
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Postby chinacatsunflower » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:46 am

Simon -- what exactly do you guys use to power that 800lb sound gorilla? A nuclear reactor? I could only stand to be in that dome for about an hour before I had to leave...my ears ringing and intestines thoroughly rearranged:) I will be sure to stop by again this year, and maybe I won't be such a pussy this time...

You should come by my camp if you get the chance...I will be somewhere in the 5th dimension village; PEX has a pretty decent sound camp there.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:07 pm

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:09 pm

Simon -- what exactly do you guys use to power that 800lb sound gorilla? A nuclear reactor?


an assload of abandoned gerbils we got from Animal Control after they raided Richard Gere's farm.

hamsters dont do so well out there.

What did the Brown Gerbil say to the White Gerbil?
'you must be new around here"


thank god some jokes just never die.
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Postby chinacatsunflower » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:37 pm

So how many gerbils does it take to power one gorilla?
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Postby chinacatsunflower » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:42 pm

I'm taking it Richard Gere's ass can hold a lot of gerbils...
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:19 am

don't forget Mr. Slave.........



"ohjesuschrist."
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Postby ygmir » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:29 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
don't forget Mr. Slave.........



"ohjesuschrist."


my ears are bad, I thought it was "ohjethuthchrith t"
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:25 am

tho, ith obviouth, you type with a lith.
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Postby ourania » Sun May 10, 2009 7:27 am

Does anyone have any confirmed info on whether Opulent Temple will be back this year? I'm already looking forward to visiting Root Society too. The youtube videos of the space look awesome. That's a crazy big dome. Sadly, the sound on those videos is a bit sketchy, so I'm not really getting the full effect on the legendary sound system. Just one more thing to wait for....hmm, how many more days til I leave?
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun May 10, 2009 7:36 am

the sub-woofers shake everything for 100 yds to 120 bpms.

have you ever seen a cereal bowl dance across a table seemingly on it's own?



i have.


as far as Op Temp goes, i believe they are indeed coming back, but i do not have confirmation, only relatively good sources of which i am in contact with.

i'd say it's a pretty good bet if you're the gambling type.

this year the dome set-up might be a little different, the Monster Dome will be there as well as a new dome and sub-structure...

but it's a secret....so you'll just have to wait and see.
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Postby ourania » Sun May 10, 2009 7:46 am

My breath is baited and I'm hooked. I'll be there.
I've seen circus silk performers/acrobats in the dome that are pretty sweet too. How long does it take you guys to put up that structure? I'm sweating about securing my little shade structure, I can't imagine how much work goes into erecting that beast.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun May 10, 2009 10:34 am

I can't imagine how much work goes into erecting that beast.


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alot...alot alot.

the big dome weighs 18,000 lbs. without the cover. The cover weighs a over half a ton.

it's about a week all total to set up everything from domes and tipis to electrical / sound / lighting / stage.

we usually finish on wed. approx 1/2 hour before we are supposed to let it rip.

it is a labor of love, and all 80 or so members of root society work very hard on whatever their specialty is to make it all happen.

and it's all about your booties shaking.

the best thank you we can get is the smiles when you're having a good time, thats pretty much it.

i always say that the chef is most satisfied when he peeks out the window of the kitchen to watch his diners enjoy their meal, this is what turns his/ her crank. This is why we do it. After spending many years on the playa, i think one naturally evolves from doe eyed wonder / spectator to participant to contributor / organizer / artist....we remember what it was like to suddenly experience the most liberating week in one's life, and if we can make that first or second or third trip so good that you want to bring others along to see what you saw, then we have succeeded in passing the torch on.

yeah, we're crotchety. yeah, we can be snarky as shit, and seemingly the worst assholes on earth, but i think you'll find that anyone who is a "burner" wants you to have a good, safe, mind-blowing time and come back next year, ready to notch it up.

and thats not to say that bigger is better....far from it...my most profound moments on the playa have come from small, seemingly innocuous bits of happenstance, that shook my world even though no one else might have noticed. That little camp on the outskirts may contain all that you ever wanted and more. The small piece of personal artwork that someone gifts you, you WILL keep forever, because it MEANS something to you. We often forget that the esplanade is just the surface, a mere layer that should be seen (how can you avoid it?) but also taken for what it is, a Brightly lit entry point into the world of burning man, a world that keeps growing, changing and evolving, and contrary to popular complaint, is not stale or static.

anyway, now that i've typed my sunday afternoon whacked out on too many expressos diatribe, i hope you come visit us at RS as well as the many other nifty cool golly gee whiz holy shit places that will be all around you, waiting for YOU to come and enjoy.

ain't lighting shit on fire great?
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun May 10, 2009 10:43 am

ps. bring lederhosen or a nice dirndl.
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Postby ourania » Sun May 10, 2009 11:15 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I'll see what I can pull together. I know, I know, the new theme this year is all Polka, all the time. I have Walter Ostanek on vinyl...
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon May 18, 2009 12:51 pm

maybe we will incorporate some Native American dancing and music as well.

we have plans to annex the camp next to us, an Indian Matchmaking Camp,
The Sioux Datin' Land, as well as a possible merger / anschluss of the 9 o'clock keyhole, since they all speak breakbeat anyway.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon May 18, 2009 2:41 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:maybe we will incorporate some Native American dancing and music as well.

we have plans to annex the camp next to us, an Indian Matchmaking Camp,
The Sioux Datin' Land, as well as a possible merger / anschluss of the 9 o'clock keyhole, since they all speak breakbeat anyway.
Hey Kernel! According to the Playa Domino Theory this is the first sign that you'll be fighting a cold war next year!
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