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Post BM tips please...

Postby MandaWhit » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:35 pm

Hey there,

I'm going to Burning Man this year, can't friggin wait!!!! But not too sure what to do afterwards. I'm an Aussie and have 3 weeks in the States before I head off again. I'm hoping to catch some gigs and festivals while I'm there, but there doesn't seem to be much going on in September - maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. Can anyone point me in the right direction? And any super cool things (besides the usual stuff) I should do while I'm there?

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Postby knowmad » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:39 pm

You will need a bucket or a large box to put your Tips in!!
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Postby maryanimal » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:15 pm

...or maybe a large brandy snifter...
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Postby Patsh » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:23 pm

I dunno...
wouldn't it depend if they're pointless tips or not?
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Postby catinthefunnyhat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:26 pm

Triken wrote:I dunno...
wouldn't it depend if they're pointless tips or not?



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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:27 pm

Doesn't this go in Tips and Tricks, Questions and Answers?
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Postby ygmir » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:31 pm

Triken wrote:I dunno...
wouldn't it depend if they're pointless tips or not?


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Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:42 pm

Hi Manda.

Since your subject line says BM Tips, but that's very, very broad (in the same way that "tips for surviving college" would be broad) I will link this forum:

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And recommend the links in my sig there, below . . . especially the survival guide. Survival = good. :)

But the meat of your text suggests you might be looking more for leads on festivals. Maybe if we know what states you plan to be in those of us who live in those states might have ideas . . . (i.e. West Coast region, California-only, some other state . . . or absolutely anywhere in the U.S.?)

I'm going to move this thread to the "Introduce Yourself" forum since people often give a little advice or suggestions in that forum before they encourage you to start browsing the site like a fiend.
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Postby Elderberry » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:58 am

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Postby JayBobBoy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:20 pm

All of the big festivals will be over for the year. I'd suggest hopping in your car and heading down Hwy 395, taking in the sights along the way. It is an amazing route. You can go to Yosemite, Devils Postpile, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, etc. I could go on and on. The camping and natural settings are unbelievable.

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Eventually you'll end up down near Vegas and LA and I'm sure you can find some shows that are worthwhile with a little research.

Just my 2 cents. Enjoy your Trip.
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Postby funkyjigsaw » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:44 pm

JayBobBoy wrote:All of the big festivals will be over for the year. I'd suggest hopping in your car and heading down Hwy 395, taking in the sights along the way. It is an amazing route. You can go to Yosemite, Devils Postpile, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, etc. I could go on and on. The camping and natural settings are unbelievable.

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Feel free to PM me if you want some suggestions for the National Parks and such!

Eventually you'll end up down near Vegas and LA and I'm sure you can find some shows that are worthwhile with a little research.

Just my 2 cents. Enjoy your Trip.



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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:39 pm

skip the national parks.

i'm sorry, but thats total bullshit.

Hole up for 3 weeks inside the Circus-Circus Reno with a big bag of ketamine and some israeli psy-trance.

they have a great buffet too.
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Postby JayBobBoy » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:44 am

I spent 3 weeks in the Reno Circus Circus one day. Ketamine would have been very soothing!

The colors............................

I'm getting sick just thinking of their wall paper!
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:46 am

me personally, i like the sitting at the bottom of the giant ball pit in the kiddie casino while on a head full of acid.



if you go late night, the security guards wont kick you out.


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Postby junglesmacks » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:57 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:skip the national parks.

i'm sorry, but thats total bullshit.

Hole up for 3 weeks inside the Circus-Circus Reno with a big bag of ketamine and some israeli psy-trance.

they have a great buffet too.



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Postby dragonpilot » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:40 am

Whilst on US 395, shoot up Mt Whitney for the day...highest point in the lower 48. And like Burning Man, you'll need a ticket.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:44 am

My post BM tip would be to stop in Nixon, NV and have and Indian taco. Or two.
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Postby Sail Man » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:45 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:My post BM tip would be to stop in Nixon, NV and have and Indian taco. Or two.


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Postby illy dilly » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:14 am

These are sort of Tips on Posts at Burning Man?
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Postby dragonpilot » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:46 am

*Hardie har har* Illy
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Postby drewbandy » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:00 am

I'm inviting anyone to decompress after the burn with a roadtrip from SanFran to Seattle, with a long stop in Portland to see some shows. I'll be on a motorcycle, as I think that is the best way to get around... :P
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:20 am

You are unlikely to be able to get the gear you need to the playa on a motorcycle. You'll want to think through the logistics.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:02 am

it is NOT easy DrewBandy....NOT AT ALL...

you have to carry ALOT OF SHIT.

not to mention MANY GALLONS OF WATER AND FOOD....


i had support, in that all of my water and food came with someone else.

also realize that YOUR BIKE WILL NEVER be the same again.....you will need to totally clean the carbs, needles and especially the air intakes and filters, not to mention lubing every fucking square inch of the bike after you leave.

the dust is abrasive AND caustic and will eat your ride.

good luck, if you attempt this, and be aware of the free range Cattle that roam the roads as well as their massive turds which will cause a bike to slide out...this is from experience....that shit scared the shit outta me around a turn...
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Postby trilobyte » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:22 pm

Giving this a nudge over to Transportation, since that's a better fit for the post-burn road trip conversation.

The 'festival season' in the states winds down at the end of August/beginning of September, much like it does in Europe. But depending on the time you've got and the places you're interested in going there are still things probably going on. If you want to do some touring/siteseeing of national parks or monuments you'll have the advantage of off-season crowds and rates, but still nearly-summer weather. Best bet is to find a city you're interested in spending some time in, and then check out events in that city. The SF bay area has an electronic music fest around the end of September (called LovEvolution these days), as well as a leather/bdsm event (Folsom Street Fair), and I think there's even a ren faire somewhere too. You'd also likely see a number of post-burn parties and gatherings put on by a few different camps. If you're able to stay as late as October, there's also the Burning Man Decompression parties. Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, and a number of other communities on the west coast have 'em. Good luck sorting out your itinerary.
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Postby Jackass » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:47 pm

Nice bike simon, looks alot like my 78 GS850
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:06 pm

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Postby Bob » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:23 am

Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Postby StevenGoodman » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:57 pm

From a list some friends have made of "where to go other than that thing in the desert"...

Sep-8 Sep-9 Hempstalk Kelley Point Park Portland OR USA http://www.hempstalk.org/festival/ advocates decriminalization of marijuana for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use.
Sep-12 Sep-22 Earthdance Solano County Fairgrounds Vallejo CA USA http://www.earthdancelive.com/ Earthdance empowers international event producers to connect with the global movement and implement real solutions for peace, sustainability, and social justice in their local communities through the universal platforms of music, dance, prayer, and celebration.
Sep-15 Sep-16 Quantified Self Conference Stanford University Palo Alto CA USA http://quantifiedself.com/2012/02/annou ... ence-2012/ Quantified Self 2012 is our third conference for users and tool makers interested in self-tracking systems. It will be a “working meeting” for the QS community (50 groups worldwide now), where we will gather, inspire, and learn from each other as we share and collaborate on self-tracking projects. This year we’re welcoming 600 attendees.
Sep-20 Sep-23 Powellapalooza LAKE POWELL Page AZ USA http://www.powellapalooza.com/ Music festival on shores of Lake Powell
Sep-21 Sep-24 Wildfire J.N. Webster Scout Reservation Ashford CT USA http://wildfireretreat.com/ East Coast's premier spinning and fire arts training camp
Sep-27 Sep-30 Wasteland Weekend the desert California City CA USA http://wastelandweekend.com/ Mad Max LARPers.
Sep-29 Sep-30 Maker Faire - New York New York Hall of Science New York City NY USA http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2012/ People that build things.

Or just get a fast car and hit the road!

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Postby mshaman » Tue May 01, 2012 8:20 pm

@ Steven, nice! Not smart-ass, just plenty of relevant information. I hope you answer when I ask questions.


StevenGoodman wrote:From a list some friends have made of "where to go other than that thing in the desert"...

Sep-8 Sep-9 Hempstalk Kelley Point Park Portland OR USA http://www.hempstalk.org/festival/ advocates decriminalization of marijuana for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use.
Sep-12 Sep-22 Earthdance Solano County Fairgrounds Vallejo CA USA http://www.earthdancelive.com/ Earthdance empowers international event producers to connect with the global movement and implement real solutions for peace, sustainability, and social justice in their local communities through the universal platforms of music, dance, prayer, and celebration.
Sep-15 Sep-16 Quantified Self Conference Stanford University Palo Alto CA USA http://quantifiedself.com/2012/02/annou ... ence-2012/ Quantified Self 2012 is our third conference for users and tool makers interested in self-tracking systems. It will be a “working meeting” for the QS community (50 groups worldwide now), where we will gather, inspire, and learn from each other as we share and collaborate on self-tracking projects. This year we’re welcoming 600 attendees.
Sep-20 Sep-23 Powellapalooza LAKE POWELL Page AZ USA http://www.powellapalooza.com/ Music festival on shores of Lake Powell
Sep-21 Sep-24 Wildfire J.N. Webster Scout Reservation Ashford CT USA http://wildfireretreat.com/ East Coast's premier spinning and fire arts training camp
Sep-27 Sep-30 Wasteland Weekend the desert California City CA USA http://wastelandweekend.com/ Mad Max LARPers.
Sep-29 Sep-30 Maker Faire - New York New York Hall of Science New York City NY USA http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2012/ People that build things.

Or just get a fast car and hit the road!

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Postby AntiM » Wed May 02, 2012 5:44 am

I hear a lot of good things about Powellpalooza from local Utah burners.
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