What is burning man REALLY all about

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Postby III » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:36 pm

>>a fucking camping trip

yuo forgot the commas.
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Postby III » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:37 pm

and i can't spell you.
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Postby Zane5100 » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:39 pm

III wrote:>>a fucking camping trip

yuo forgot the commas.


*snort!*
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Postby naga brain » Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:19 pm

It's about the bacon....bacon, I tell you.
It's about beer O'clock guys....where's my riot?
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Postby pheonixphire000 » Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:50 pm

Burning man is about those things that you would never dream of trying out in the real world. Experimentation with yourself and others(not implying drugs but anything in general). Maybe finding a part of you that you never knew was there. Meeting a bunch of cool people who are more different from you than you ever imagined, but yet somehow similar to yourself. Its about getting away and having fun.
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Postby Lydia Love » Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:51 am

Burning man is about those things that you would never dream of trying out in the real world.


Just for the record

It can be a pretty valuable experience to find out that you can, in fact, do some of that shit in the real world (you know, just don't get arrested).
It's all about the squirrels.
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Postby juanicoheal » Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:54 am

Lydia Love wrote:(you know, just don't get arrested).


I thought that not getting arrested was part of what BM was about.

ref: Cows and Rugs
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Postby Lydia Love » Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:05 am

I'm refering to the fact that sometimes the neighbors freak out and call the cops when you have a naked bon-fire party on your front lawn.
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Postby juanicoheal » Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:09 am

naked bon-fire party on your front lawn.


point taken
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Postby Guest » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:37 am

Vehement Pussy, your confusion, frankly, is understandable. But realize that (as others have pointed out) the e-playa attracts only a small sliver of burners.

In my virgin experience last year my art project was a total fucking bust that I never pulled off; I camped alone and my structure blew over in the first windstorm and I ended up sleeping in my car; the two friends I had pre-event were on the other side of the city and it took me 2-3 days to find them.

That said, I can count negative experiences with other burners on one hand. It was negative experiences with my own issues/expectations that really ruled the day.

Bad vibes were limited to: A) one veteran burner complaining about how the event had changed, B) two people on bad acid trips, C) three people who were far too cool to be there and were rude to everyone.

In a city of 30K, it's really easy to loose the above and have the time of your life. Positive energy abounds.
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Re: Don't step off of the train

Postby Zane5100 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:55 am

Skyler wrote:It was negative experiences with my own issues/expectations that really ruled the day.


Well said.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:40 am

Zane5100 wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Mourning my parakeet.


That works too.
I'm just glad the rest of you participate.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:45 am

Skyler wrote:
Bad vibes were limited to: A) one veteran burner complaining about how the event had changed
It has now been proven that the classic vetran burners complaining about how the event has changed are actually Cacaphony Sociaty "plants." Recruitment is from street people, carefully reprogrammed and the tickets and gear cost is covered by the fundraising that they do as an obscure anti-birth control organization called "Clitical Miss." I don't know where they got the mailing list for the fundraising, but there are rumors of "plumbers" in the Focus on the Family offices.
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Postby Zane5100 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:50 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Skyler wrote:
Bad vibes were limited to: A) one veteran burner complaining about how the event had changed
It has now been proven that the classic vetran burners complaining about how the event has changed are actually Cacaphony Sociaty "plants." Recruitment is from street people, carefully reprogrammed and the tickets and gear cost is covered by the fundraising that they do as an obscure anti-birth control organization called "Clitical Miss." I don't know where they got the mailing list for the fundraising, but there are rumors of "plumbers" in the Focus on the Family offices.


Ha!
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Postby shitmouse » Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:23 pm

"What is burning man REALLY all about"

'bout chippin in the desert witch yo fiends! bitch...

-(and doing something to contribute to the event for others, having happy hour, volunteering, bike riding, art admiring, art building, staying up past your bed-time, gifting the dpw, gifting the greeters, creating something someone else will take home, be it a good vibe, a talk or a shot. and being *with* your people.)
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Postby QueenstownMike » Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:18 am

I dunno....
I don't want to know.
I've never been.


But I'm going this year and I'll tell you when I get back!
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Postby robotland » Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:29 am

For those of us that drive crosscountry to get to BRC, Burning Man also has a prologue and epilogue, that being The Trip.....There's a lot of interesting stuff between Michigan and Nevada, and I can scarcely conceive what a voyage from Edinborough or Queenstown or Tokyo to BRC would be like!
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Postby Zephryus » Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:37 am

I can't speak for the Aussies, Kiwis or Scots, but for me, the trip means a long and generally dull airplane ride followed by some superhappyfun jet lag. Hoo, nelly. Feel the excitement.
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Postby robotland » Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:00 am

Okay, okay, some changes in cabin pressure and dryroasted peanuts followed by a short trip from Reno doesn't make much of an "adventure". I suggest flying into Detroit Metro and renting a car instead.
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Postby stuart » Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:34 am

I would think the jet-lag from Japan would be quite useful. It won't take you 3 days to get on BRC time.
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(but it's well-intentioned snarkism)

Postby SwitchbladeButterfly » Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:57 pm

So, bubbelahs- it's a lot like life with instant karma?
<wink>

Beware of expectations--you will rarely meet them out there, and when you do, they'll be in disguise. (IOW, go with the flow--don't be too focused on what you think "should" happen).

You tend to find out more about yourself and others then you first planned on. Sometimes that's a good thing. Other times, it can hurt like hell.

Above all, Burning Man is what you want it to be (even if you don't admit it to yourself), and you tend to get back more than what you put in--but you've got to put something into it for you to get anything back.
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Postby kenshi » Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:45 am

I have only one word to say, Home.
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Postby funrog » Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:48 pm

I'm not a veteran burner since I've only been once...but...
I went from loving it, to hating it and wanting to leave didn't care if anything was left behind to, loving it and never wanting to leave and cried on the way home.

For me, it's everything you want it to be and find everything you want to find.

And yes, I've been out there since to watch the sunrise and sunsets..
Peace,
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