Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man burn?

Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man burn?

Postby vargaso » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:56 pm

OMG this was the last Burning Man!!!! Ha. But seriously, am I nuts or don't they always post the new theme after the burn?
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby vargaso » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:15 pm

Really, no one else wondering about it? OK.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby shroom » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:20 pm

I am!
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby lbhat » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:51 pm

Relax grasshopper... deep breaths, all things in time.... we are not all back in default yet. Patience prevails.............. Deep Breaths.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby vargaso » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:36 pm

lbhat wrote:Relax grasshopper... deep breaths, all things in time.... we are not all back in default yet. Patience prevails.............. Deep Breaths.


Those are awesome t-shirt sayings.

My point is that historically, as in every year I can think of since the website has been up, they announce the theme literally minutes after the man burn. This year they did not. I read somewhere, I think in the Burning Blog, that Larry Harvey considers the theme, and the essay that he writes on the theme, as his major artistic contribution to the event. Could it be that he's stepping down? Could be. I mean these are just questions I think are perfectly valid to be brought up in light of all the other changes this year (ticket sales capped, move from LLC to non-profit, etc.). It cracks me up how much faith some of you have in the people running the show, and how touchy some get when things get questioned. I'm fine with change, but I'm also fine with discussing the possibility of change. I'm also genuinely surprised I haven't seen others wondering the same thing.

OK, could be I'm just tired after another great burn. Still, I sense changes are afoot. As always...
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby lbhat » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:59 pm

I guess .....if it does not happen to your time scale.... something is wrong.... Larry is fudging "his job" ... great way to start a new rumour. Rumours abound...as they always do. once again... breath deep. {exodus is running 4 to 6 hours to the pavement} sorry to disappoint YOUR schedule.

[I really would like to know the new "theme" myself..... really not critical until at least January]
but see the problem as you wish....
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby BAS » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:22 pm

AFAIK, 2006 was the year they (hypothetically) started announcing the theme for next year right after the Burn. (In 2006 they announced they would be announcing it right after the Burn, but some problem delayed the announcement that year.) Anyway, Larry might still be on playa-time, so I wouldn't worry.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Patamon » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:55 pm

Actually the announcing of the theme right after the man burns is a recent thing.

For most of Burning Man, the theme wasn't announced until the late fall, or maybe a few weeks prior to tickets going on sale in January. While it is a little odd that no theme has been announced because of the past few years, its not anything to be concerned about.

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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Lady V » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:01 am

I remember it being announced the Tuesday or Weds after the burn, but yeah, that was 2005, 2006ish.

I see the section under "burning blog" on the home page is now blank...
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:14 am

Patamon wrote:Actually the announcing of the theme right after the man burns is a recent thing.

For most of Burning Man, the theme wasn't announced until the late fall, or maybe a few weeks prior to tickets going on sale in January. While it is a little odd that no theme has been announced because of the past few years, its not anything to be concerned about.

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That's how I remember it as well.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Dustdevil » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:26 am

The word on the streets says it will be The Default World. But I have before and certainly I will be wrong again.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Lady V » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:01 pm

I hope it is the opposite of apocalypse. Rebirth?
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:40 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Patamon wrote:Actually the announcing of the theme right after the man burns is a recent thing.

For most of Burning Man, the theme wasn't announced until the late fall, or maybe a few weeks prior to tickets going on sale in January. While it is a little odd that no theme has been announced because of the past few years, its not anything to be concerned about.

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That's how I remember it as well.

When did Martini Steve do the Shrine to the Oven Mitt? He met Larry Harvey at the installation and Harvey told him the next year's theme. That was the first time I remember it coming out that early. It was American Dream theme and the announced theme was Evolution. That should date it fairly well.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby StevenGoodman » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:58 pm

[quote="theCryptofishist"][quote="Ugly Dougly"][quote="Patamon"]Actually the announcing of the theme right after the man burns is a recent thing.

For most of Burning Man, the theme wasn't announced until the late fall, or maybe a few weeks prior to tickets going on sale in January. While it is a little odd that no theme has been announced because of the past few years, its not anything to be concerned about.

- Patamon[/quote]

That's how I remember it as well.[/quote]
When did Martini Steve do the Shrine to the Oven Mitt? He met Larry Harvey at the installation and Harvey told him the next year's theme. That was the first time I remember it coming out that early. It was American Dream theme and the announced theme was Evolution. That should date it fairly well.[/quote]

Yes. I met Larry at my art piece in 2008 and he told me the up coming theme. But I was sworn to secrecy. I came up with some strange theme to tell people.

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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:06 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:
Patamon wrote:Actually the announcing of the theme right after the man burns is a recent thing.

For most of Burning Man, the theme wasn't announced until the late fall, or maybe a few weeks prior to tickets going on sale in January. While it is a little odd that no theme has been announced because of the past few years, its not anything to be concerned about.

- Patamon


That's how I remember it as well.

When did Martini Steve do the Shrine to the Oven Mitt? He met Larry Harvey at the installation and Harvey told him the next year's theme. That was the first time I remember it coming out that early. It was American Dream theme and the announced theme was Evolution. That should date it fairly well.


StevenGoodman wrote:Yes. I met Larry at my art piece in 2008 and he told me the up coming theme. But I was sworn to secrecy. I came up with some strange theme to tell people.

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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby AntiM » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:20 pm

Well, in the meantime, let's make shit up.

Boobs in Space would do it for me. Glittery Boobs in Space. With Flying Monkey Ninja SteamPunk Pirate ShirtCocker Clowns. Who eat Sparkle Bunny-eared Unicorns for Brunch during the Apocalypse.

Yeah, that pretty much covers it.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby AntiM » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:20 pm

Oooh, and Robots!
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:21 pm

Pony Girls v. Sparkleponies
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby diss0nance » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:24 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Pony Girls v. Sparkleponies

How about turning Sparkleponies into Ponygirls
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby hookahdude » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:39 pm

I have heard it said that Rod Garrett, the BRC city planner, was one of the people heavily involved with the decision making process for the theme for the last few years. Rod passed shortly before the Burn this year. I would think that this probably may well have something to do with the lack of a theme announcement for 2012. I might be comlpletely wrong, but it does make sense...
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Clar-i-ty » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:27 pm

"It's the end of the world as we know it" seems reasonably appropriate.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby sktELEMENT » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:18 pm

First of all, They have the date tickets go on sale for the 2012 burn on the website so I am sure there will be a burn in 2012. Although that will probably be the last burn.

The theme for 2012 should be, simply, 2012. Afterall, those 4 digits encompass any possible theme that would be fitting... End of the World, New Beginnings, Rebirth, Apocalypse... 2012 should have no theme, cause it is the end of the world as we know it.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby BAS » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:29 am

I'm kind of hoping for the theme to be "Winter Wonderland."
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby trilobyte » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:39 am

I can't wait to find out next year's theme either. But I believe 2006 was the first year that the theme was posted on burn night. Prior to that, you had to wait until tickets went on sale (or shortly before).
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby bleurose51 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:35 pm

I specifically remember that both Beyond Belief (2003) and Vault of Heaven (2004) weren't announced until very early January a few weeks before tickets went on sale for those years. I missed 2005 and 2006 but I vaguely remember The Green Man (2007) being announced earlier in the fall, possibly very close to after the Burn in 2006.

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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Lady V » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:25 am

2007 announcement was on Labor Day...
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Sham » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:32 am

Clar-i-ty wrote:"It's the end of the world as we know it" seems reasonably appropriate.

I am thinking along those lines as well. The End of Humanity. The Last Civilization. The End of Eternity.
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Lady V » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:34 am

Regarding the end of the world in 2012: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:39 am

That would work:
"Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End"
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Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

Postby Sham » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:44 am

......or could this actually be the BIG EXCLAMATION POINT at the end of 25 great years of burning?
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