Dr. Pyro wrote:Am I the only one who thinks Burning Man is fine just the way it is?
This Woman wrote:That's a confusing derail...who here doesn't already do that in some form or another?
"We lead lives that are deadeningly passive. Everyone is sorted out in a seperate stall, like cattle in a feed-lot. Every time anything like real culture is produced by a creative community it's expropriated and flogged in the media and turned into a cliche - it used to be six years, now it's six months it's getting down to six weeks." -- Larry Harvey
This Woman wrote:First and foremost, I must laugh and point at myself for including you in my question of who you were talking about. What a nudge.
Now, to respond to your last –
I figured on some kind of exclusion zone, and thus noted the impossibility of camping right outside the fence – only mentioned how cool it would be. There’s actually very good reasons for an exclusion zone, so not at all surprised there.
2012 ticket sales will be fascinating to watch for me as well, but from afar. The lottery is so diametrically opposed to what the organizers have always said the event is about (self reliance, creative expression) that it sticks in my craw. They are a business – they can change it however they want. I can go find a service more suited for me…or create one.
I’m talking about an event at Pyramid on a way (way, way) smaller scale, but still an event, permits, insurance, porta potties included. I have some administrative event experience and more importantly, expert event holders I can consult with.
I said you were derailing because you implied that I do not participate, and that if I did I’d change my tune. Participation has nothing to do with the ticket lottery or my attitude toward it. Not only do I participate with a long running theme camp but, I’ve been a ranger for two years and a greeter once. I have also gone to county commissioner meetings back in the old days when Washoe Co. was trying to force BMOrg out of NV, and even did analysis on dollars that burners contribute to Washoe Co. In my experience, most burners participate – even brand new ones – oftentimes so do burners who’ve never even been to the burn.
AntiM wrote:Also, the BLM begins to close off the main even area sometime just after juplaya. I don't know the exact date, but they will evict you. Forcefully and with glee if you're unlicky.
tamarakay wrote:AntiM wrote:Also, the BLM begins to close off the main even area sometime just after juplaya. I don't know the exact date, but they will evict you. Forcefully and with glee if you're unlicky.
How in the world did you get by with unlicky?
BetaBox wrote:Honestly If i can't get a ticket, no one can. shut down BRC. Park 1000 cars/bodies right outside gerlach on the highway. Small ticket for great fun. Clusterfuck to end all clusterfucks. Are there really that many tow trucks? /end_snark
whatup wrote:BetaBox wrote:Honestly If i can't get a ticket, no one can. shut down BRC. Park 1000 cars/bodies right outside gerlach on the highway. Small ticket for great fun. Clusterfuck to end all clusterfucks. Are there really that many tow trucks? /end_snark
like coventry....they'll leave the cars if they don't want a REAL clusterfuck at the end.
really not liking the energies that are beginning to surround this event, and was incredibly excited about this year....and jersey shore....FILMING! it was one thing for them to go, but to film their show there. ridiculous
AntiM wrote:Dr. Pyro wrote:Am I the only one who thinks Burning Man is fine just the way it is?
tamarakay wrote:Some would argue he still doesn't.
TheJudge wrote:tamarakay wrote:Some would argue he still doesn't.
Seriously, go knock yourself out. Have an event on the playa. When it gets big enough, (in other words, when it is seen as a money making opportunity for the various government agencies) expect to have BLM pay you a visit.
Or they could just show up at the event, declare it unauthroized (since you didnt get a specific public use permit to hold an event on public land) and demand that you pay them the money they now say you owe. (Similar to what happened in 1997)
Steel Kitty wrote:Two hundred square miles of playa don't get shut down, only the area leading into where BM locates the event.
There are myriad number of ways to get on/off the playa without going through Gerlach. It's a bit more complicated, but the roads are gravel and not too bad.
Go north of the event site by about 40 miles and it's flat, beautiful and amazing.
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