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Re: Stowaways!

Postby A Jester » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:56 am

stretch80 wrote:
A Jester wrote:I'm pretty sure I'm gonna hit up some on playa training to at least work some gayte on sunday/monday. Seems likely there will be quite a need this year.

Have you registered??

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Not yet. Word on the street was that there will be trainings Thurs-Sun noon to six at the black hole. I should be able to make a sat, screw around for a while, then head over to the gate in a day or two.

I usually do other stuff, but have always been a little jealous of Gayte's ability to snark on duty.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Rice » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:18 am

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stretch80 wrote:
A Jester wrote:I'm pretty sure I'm gonna hit up some on playa training to at least work some gayte on sunday/monday. Seems likely there will be quite a need this year.

Have you registered??

Rice


Not yet. Word on the street was that there will be trainings Thurs-Sun noon to six at the black hole. I should be able to make a sat, screw around for a while, then head over to the gate in a day or two.

I usually do other stuff, but have always been a little jealous of Gayte's ability to snark on duty.


There certainly will be training sessions, but (I believe) you cannot just show up. Everyone that works shifts, goes through training, etc., needs to register.

Please go to: http://gate.burningman.com/ and volunteer. We want your help!

I look forward to seeing you in person! :) I spend 90% of my shifts hunting, and the remainder getting gate staff to their shifts.

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby A Jester » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:32 pm

stretch80 wrote:There certainly will be training sessions, but (I believe) you cannot just show up. Everyone that works shifts, goes through training, etc., needs to register.

Please go to: http://gate.burningman.com/ and volunteer. We want your help!

I look forward to seeing you in person! :) I spend 90% of my shifts hunting, and the remainder getting gate staff to their shifts.

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I've already filled out the BM volunteer form. I work with other departments already. I heard from a fairly well informed person that I could just show up to a training.

I don't know if that's me personally, or if just anyone can show up for a training. To be honest, unless the training is super crowded, I'd assume that Gayte is ready to accept any and all capable people it can get. I mean, all signs indicate something of a cluster fuck this year at the start of the event. (to me at least)
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Rice » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:09 pm

A Jester wrote:{snip}I've already filled out the BM volunteer form. I work with other departments already. I heard from a fairly well informed person that I could just show up to a training.

I don't know if that's me personally, or if just anyone can show up for a training. To be honest, unless the training is super crowded, I'd assume that Gayte is ready to accept any and all capable people it can get. I mean, all signs indicate something of a cluster fuck this year at the start of the event. (to me at least)


I know everyone who wants to work shifts needs a laminate.. Not sure how @ burn new volunteers are going to be handled. This is indeed going to be a unique burn!

These next 14 days are going to drag/speed by {tee-hee}

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby MisaBlue » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:22 pm

Eric wrote:Wonder where we could find someone with makeup who could get real close before he suspected anything....

Where's Misa?


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Re: Stowaways!

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:47 pm

MisaBlue wrote:
Eric wrote:Wonder where we could find someone with makeup who could get real close before he suspected anything....

Where's Misa?


I am back!

Was visiting Berlin for weekend...now need to catch up with the plan :D


Shhhhh I think Ygmir is on his way back, too! :shock:

But we should totally do this. :twisted:
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:05 am

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby CapSmashy » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:10 pm

Shit, he's back. Everyone act cool.....

So hey, how 'bout them Red Sox.

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:32 pm

Quick, think of something else. Yggy knows so little about baseball he'll think you're referring to the laundry.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby tamarakay » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:02 pm

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:46 pm

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby budgoodies » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:26 pm

[quote="MyDearFriend"][quote="tamarakay"]This does make me want to work gate. Or perimeter. But there is SO MUCH i want to do and i've been sitting on my hands cause everyone keeps telling me my virgin year I should just show up and enjoy, and check out and see what I would really enjoy for volunteering my sophomore year. Still true?[/quote]

You and me both!

I have this feeling I'll be flashing between deer-in-the-headlights and ferret-on-crack, though... :?[/quote]

I've had those same feeling for 10 years. Just never described them quite so well.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:37 am

budgoodies wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:
tamarakay wrote:This does make me want to work gate. Or perimeter. But there is SO MUCH i want to do and i've been sitting on my hands cause everyone keeps telling me my virgin year I should just show up and enjoy, and check out and see what I would really enjoy for volunteering my sophomore year. Still true?


You and me both!

I have this feeling I'll be flashing between deer-in-the-headlights and ferret-on-crack, though... :?


I've had those same feeling for 10 years. Just never described them quite so well.


(((Budgoodies))) gosh, hello there! Still enthralled after 10 years? :shock: I guess you are not one of those jaded old veterans, eh? :lol:

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Marscrumbs » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:00 pm

What about sexual favors for the gate people. Has anybody ever tried that?
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:03 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:What about sexual favors for the gate people. Has anybody ever tried that?


that, is a brilliant idea!!!
I'd suggest it be tried, by multiple folks, and, the results posted here.

Maybe like on opening Monday morning, when it's crowded anyway, but not so hot (before noon).
Then, everyone could compare notes and successes or failures, at center camp later in the week?
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:30 pm

More shit to hold up the fucking line!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:55 pm

FIGJAM wrote:More shit to hold up the fucking line!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


for some, it'll only be a 30 second delay.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Sail Man » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:58 pm

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Sail Man » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:01 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:What about sexual favors for the gate people. Has anybody ever tried that?


Now I'm really looking forward to my shifts. :wink:
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby capjbadger » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:05 pm

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German snail? :lol:

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby SnowBlind » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:06 pm

ygmir wrote:Then, everyone could compare notes and successes or failures, at center camp later in the week?


More to the point, they could compare successes at center camp, or failures at the Sands in Reno.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:56 am

SnowBlind wrote:
ygmir wrote:Then, everyone could compare notes and successes or failures, at center camp later in the week?


More to the point, they could compare successes at center camp, or failures at the Sands in Reno.


good point.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Corvus » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:48 am

budgoodies wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:
tamarakay wrote:This does make me want to work gate. Or perimeter. But there is SO MUCH i want to do and i've been sitting on my hands cause everyone keeps telling me my virgin year I should just show up and enjoy, and check out and see what I would really enjoy for volunteering my sophomore year. Still true?


You and me both!

I have this feeling I'll be flashing between deer-in-the-headlights and ferret-on-crack, though... :?


I've had those same feeling for 10 years. Just never described them quite so well.

Don't forget the Wednesday meltdown. My virgin year 'round about noon I started going twitchy and fetal, saying, "too much . . . too much." I was all embarrased about it but then a veteran clapped me on the shoulder saying, "Don't worry. It happens to everyone about this time."

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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:21 am

Except in MDF's case it will be Monday since she'll be arriving with Graidawg on Saturday and we intend to work them like the newbie slaves which they are.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:47 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Except in MDF's case it will be Monday since she'll be arriving with Graidawg on Saturday and we intend to work them like the newbie slaves which they are.


*pencils in a meltdown for Monday*

Thanks for the heads-up, Doc, I will schedule some comfort measures for myself. Three minutes in the back of your RV okay?
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:01 am

I could probably see my way clear to make it an even half hour.
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby MisaBlue » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:15 am

ha ha ha ha ha
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby ygmir » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:56 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:I could probably see my way clear to make it an even half hour.


that makes sense, seeing as Tom and Jerry cartoon episodes last about 29 mins, so, that leaves 60 whole seconds for "free skate".
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Savannah » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:31 am

:lol:
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Re: Stowaways!

Postby Zorsha » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:48 pm

trying to smuggle stowaways goes against the entire concept of Burning Man, IMO, and should be turned away at the gate - they don't deserve to be a part of it, period.
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