Cushy accomodations

Cushy accomodations

Postby malibumom » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:53 pm

I am a first time burner and heard there are first class "cushy" accommodations available? Is this true and if so how do I find them?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:05 pm

Cushy camp is all filled up for this year, you are gonna hafta rough it like the rest of us.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby Badger » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:18 pm

I am a first time burner and heard there are first class "cushy" accommodations available? Is this true and if so how do I find them?


Let the trolling commence....
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Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:29 pm

Surprisingly, not a regular eplayan sock, unless someone has a new IP.
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Postby Badger » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:37 pm

Sometimes you want - you pray that they're a sock.

You really want to believe that there just can't be so many....oh, never mind.

I'm on day 2 of Try to Be Nice Week and it just isn't fucking working out that well.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:43 pm

Badger wrote:
I'm on day 2 of Try to Be Nice Week and it just isn't fucking working out that well.


luckily mine ended yesterday
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Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:09 pm

Badger wrote:Sometimes you want - you pray that they're a sock.

You really want to believe that there just can't be so many....oh, never mind.

I'm on day 2 of Try to Be Nice Week and it just isn't fucking working out that well.


And I so appreciate the effort. But hey, this one? I'm undecided and tired, so I'm craving a touch of snark myself.
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Postby Token » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:20 pm

This is your outfit.

Hurry, it is on 50% off sale right now.
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Postby malibumom » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:39 pm

[quote="Token"][url=http://www.planetwildlife.net/shopping.asp?id=459123&itemid=15123&attribute=0&shopperid=120116&merchantid=459123&shop=itemdetail.asp] This is your outfit.[/url]

Hurry, it is on 50% off sale right now.[/quote]

So I am assuming here that there really isnt any cushy type theme camps that provide everything for you? I'm glad you all can make a mockery out of me..I really want to this to be a memorable first burning man experience and i heard that there are camps that provide all for you..Sorry
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:06 pm

IF you're for real...
I don't know where you got that idea, it goes against everything playa living is about. The whole point is that NOTHING is provided, you take care of your own needs.
I live very "cushy" on the playa, I keep the A/C in my camper on at all times, I cruise in a mutant vehicle, I take a nice hot shower at least once a day, etc. because I like it that way and I bring all my own shit to make it happen.
You can do that for yourself too if you want it like that. Expecting anyone else to provide it doesn't fly, it's so un-burner that so far no one even believes you're for real.
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Postby trenton » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:13 pm

Finally two people have said something I agree with ie da captian I enjoy going back to my now so cushy RV! Now I dont (after 4 trips ) feel so guilty! Hats off to you my friend you get a gold star !
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Postby Token » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:33 pm

malibumom wrote:
Token wrote:This is your outfit.

Hurry, it is on 50% off sale right now.


So I am assuming here that there really isnt any cushy type theme camps that provide everything for you? I'm glad you all can make a mockery out of me..I really want to this to be a memorable first burning man experience and i heard that there are camps that provide all for you..Sorry


Huh? The link I gave you is a resort camp. This is what you are looking for, no?
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Postby spectabillis » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:59 pm

oh no, not at all, this doesnt happen...
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Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:15 am

malibumom wrote:
Token wrote:This is your outfit.

Hurry, it is on 50% off sale right now.


So I am assuming here that there really isnt any cushy type theme camps that provide everything for you? I'm glad you all can make a mockery out of me..I really want to this to be a memorable first burning man experience and i heard that there are camps that provide all for you..Sorry


Enable the BBCode in your profile and your quite function will work.

No, there are no cushy camps you can simply buy into. If there are I don't know of them. But the Captain is right, that's so un-burnerish you do appear to be someone who is simply yanking our collective chains. Even your response makes me a bit queasy, I mean, we've been deluged with people asking why there aren't shuttles, who can deliver water to their camp so they don't have to haul it, and on and on. And now someone asking if we can search the theme camps for them. Radical self-reliance includes the ability to google and email polite requests to join camps. By this time of year, most of the really good ones are full.

I'm thinking you have a week in the desert confused with a day spa.

Do keep talking to us, I have the urge to know how you came by your perceptions of the event.
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Postby MRGUMBY » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:32 am

Hey, Malibumom maybe we could work something out.
Would you consider sharing a popup with a single male...early 50's a memorable experience?

We could pick you up at the airport.
You could feel the power of the thunderous 300 cubic inch 6 cylinder powering up the road...sitting in that big captains chair.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:37 am

hahaha


it's not memorable til someone eats dirt
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Postby SilverOrange » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:40 am

I think the theme camp you are looking for is Palm Springs.
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Postby Gizmo » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:59 am

This may be what you are looking for.
Be SURE to get the "Room Service" option.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -room.html
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Re: Cushy accomodations

Postby gyre » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:23 am

malibumom wrote:I am a first time burner and heard there are first class "cushy" accommodations available? Is this true and if so how do I find them?

Cushy in the third world refugee camp sense or ??

There are varying ranges of stuff at each camp and varying amounts of participation as part of it.
Bring in a shower truck and the cost goes way up.
Or build it yourself.

There are indeed for profit camps that provide everything.
But most that want that have their pa bring the bus out already set up.

I have offered to concierge (at no charge) a setup for a couple of people that would have to fly in, and that I thought would get involved.
I know how hard it is to fly in and get everything together.
But they have to get involved when they get here.
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Re: Cushy accomodations

Postby MRGUMBY » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:43 am

I too would be very willing to help get a fly boy or girl to BM...a person in Reno off a flight who needs a spot in my van and enough room to accept everything from his or her or their WalMart (hiss) spree...
Now that, I will do.
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Postby Badger » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:09 pm

I really want to this to be a memorable first burning man experience and i heard that there are camps that provide all for you..Sorry


Two words come to mind.

'Entitlement' and 'spectator.'

The perception that there are cushy camps available to those who seek them suggests (to me) a transitioning from the idiom of self-sufficiency to pampered, consumerist spectator. I think this is the slippery slope so many have alluded to over the past few years.

When people are invested more in seeing the spectacle than being the spectacle is when some people start jumping the shark. Annectodotally this is what I'm starting to see. That may not translate into numbers just yet but my gut tells me that overwhelmingly those who elect not to return do so because of the frustration and mild contempt they hold towards people holding such perceptions. There's just not much to be gained from being partially surrounded by folks who expect to have their asses washed just because they can afford it.
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:11 pm

Gizmo wrote:This may be what you are looking for.
Be SURE to get the "Room Service" option.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -room.html


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Postby MRGUMBY » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:12 pm

Give me convenience or give me death.

You know, right now I am thinking about fight club
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Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:20 pm

I remember that "Deep Heaven" can be cushy. Are they still around?
Then thursday it's your turn in the barrel.
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Postby bigbluedoggy » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:34 pm

Badger, I have to agree with you that the idea of being pampered to ease your way into Burning Man the first time goes against everything I hold dear about the event. It reeks of radical self-entitlement and spectatorism. I have no problem with folks spectating on the playa. I personally love to go out and see what everyone else is doing, but the whole thing I find so appealing about BRC is creating something to give back to the city. It is the element of roughing it and doing it yourself that gives the whole thing its edge. If we did it in some fairgrounds in the midwest surrounded by hotels it would not have the same energy, even if the entire installation was in place. Just sayin...
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Postby Charlie_in_OC » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:52 pm

Searched for " Camp Cushy " and couldn't find any information.

Anyone know the thread count of the linens offered before I have my secratary call and make my reservation?
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Postby gyre » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:01 pm

Charlie_in_OC wrote:Searched for " Camp Cushy " and couldn't find any information.

Anyone know the thread count of the linens offered before I have my secratary call and make my reservation?

Only 500 in valet camp.
But in fairness, it was tibetan pashmina.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:29 pm

A lot to think about there, Badger.
One question that springs to mind is who will create the spectacle? At some point the people who do it for the love of doing it will jump that ship. Then we get paid entertainers? Or pay the people who are doing it now?

Sounds dreadful.
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Postby Badger » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:12 pm

One question that springs to mind is who will create the spectacle?


Well kiddo, the spectacle is already happening at some of the more obscure regionals around the country. I'm not advertising here but they're there if you know how to seek them out and do so with a sincere intention of contributing to the collective.

And we're not talking hippie BS either.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:58 am

I'm sure that that's true, and it warms me to think that the upwelling of creativity continues, even if I'm never hip enough to find it. (And I must admit that I've been lucky to see what I have seen.)

But the question I was asking was what's the incentive for "burners" to provide the entertainment for those who are using money to purchase places in "cushy camps." Once there is a certain amount of honest-to-goodness spectators, the "cultural creatives" won't want to go through the expence in time and cash to provide something for those spectators to watch. At which point, the cushy camps pay for creative acts?
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