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Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby kid_synthetique » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:19 pm

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Hi! We are Midnight Poutine, a camp at Burning Man hailing mostly from Montreal, Québec. What we do is in our name---we serve poutine to hungry burners each night starting at midnight. What's poutine, you ask? A Québecois tradition! Greasy goodness! To be precise, poutine is french fries, covered in cheese curds, with hot gravy poured on top, turning the whole thing into a gooey mess. Sound gross? It's not! In fact, it's the greatest thing you've ever eaten while out on the playa.

In 2013, we estimate that we served 2000 poutines, a great success ! This year, we want to continue that way and we also want to make the experience of visiting us a more pleasing one . The costs for all this are prohibitive if we tried to fund them through camp dues only. That's why we need your help.

If you have fond memories of eating our poutine in past years and want to pay it forward, or if you just think this sounds like a great idea and that the playa needs more greasy late-night party fuel, please consider making a contribution to Midnight Poutine.

Here's the link to our indiegogo fundraising campain:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/midni ... to-bm-2014


Big thanks to supporters!!
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:32 pm

You're looking for the community to help shoulder the costs of your camp's travel expenses and gifting?
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:00 pm

I'm sure the grease soaks up alcohol like no-one's business, Trilo.
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby BBadger » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:27 pm

The problem with socialism "gifting" is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.

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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby Ratty » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:36 pm

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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby Jovankat » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:25 am

trilobyte wrote:You're looking for the community to help shoulder the costs of your camp's travel expenses and gifting?


And pretty the camp up too. :roll:

I dunno, I see your point Trilo but is there any harm in asking? Who are we to begrudge to members of ePlaya the chance to buy some vinyl stickers in support of gravy soaked cheese curds. Who are we indeed.

I did LOL at Burnadette though...
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:16 pm

I didn't say there was harm in asking, I was just asking for the OP to confirm that's what they were actually asking for.
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby BBadger » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:02 pm

Jovankat wrote:I dunno, I see your point Trilo but is there any harm in asking?


Though that question equally applies to your question. :)

If we're skeptical it's because we've seen many different project proposals come through here. There are a lot of great ideas and neat things people try to achieve -- and a lot of personal camp-funding masquerading as community playa-project proposals. We're also in this brave new world of crowd-funding, where people think others are willing to pony up a couple dollars here and there for some worthless swag they're not even required to deliver.

There are all different reasons why the OP's proposal may draw skepticism. There are also reasons why it may not be a project worthy of funding to have back on playa again. And maybe it's a great project that should be funded. Regardless, the OP has seen fit not to return to this thread, so we'll never really know.
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby 171/348 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:40 pm

I shed actual tears watching their Indiegogo video.
I can't believe there was a poutine camp on the playa and I didn't know about it!
I will be in line this year for sure!!
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby kid_synthetique » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:34 am

Hi there,

Midnight Poutine has been serving the community for years.

The camp doesn't provide it's campers with any food, alcohol, etc. In fact, each camper is already providing a few hundred bucks to cover the cost of the public gifting and infrastructure.

The project can go on gifting a few hundreds poutines without public support but it needs the community to bring it to a couple thousands meals. It's a personal choice that every burner makes to support us or not, we'll still be there working at the project all night, every night of the week.

Best regards,

-Marie-Michelle
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby delle » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:11 pm

Hey Marie-Michelle. I think we have a few friends in common. :wink:

Every year I give to at least one fundraiser... especially since I don't do anything LARGE myself. This year Midnight Poutine will definitely be one of them - I know how much that damned curd cheese costs!!! Just wish I could be there to see the faces of those who've never tasted it. It strikes me as the Perfect midnight treat out there.

Hope to meet you soon in person, and hope the campaign goes well!
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby Monkeystyle » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:08 pm

where is midnight poutine planning on camping this year? and did you apply for placement? I'll be in line for sure :-)
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby moonwatcher » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:00 pm

Placement for all (most) Theme Camps is not known yet. This information should come out in early July.
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby EspressoDude » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:37 pm

everytime I see this in the recent posts list it screams "Midnight Poontang Fun raiser"
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby delle » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:08 am

Wow!!!

Awesome support in the latest JRS for this project. Congratulations, Montreal Poutine Folks!!!!!


Getting a bit teary eyed here....



I just know that the Tire sur Neige (Maple toffee on snow) project is going to be just as much of a hit! Montreal is being Represented!!!!
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:29 am

But it's best ambassador WON'T BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby delle » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:34 am

I am in no way their Ambassador. I've only just met them all recently. (remember, I'm a few hundred miles from Mtl)

Awesome group of people who really go the extra mile in every sense....

:-)

edited to reflect the fact that words sometimes do have different meanings
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby delle » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:46 am

No wait! I guess I am an ambassador:

am·bas·sa·dor
amˈbasədər,-ˌdôr/
noun

a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.
"he is a good ambassador for the industry"

synonyms: campaigner, representative, promoter, champion, supporter, backer, booster More


I'm also honoured to be their friend.
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:54 am

I could be wrong...................but I'm not uncertain!!! :lol:
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Re: Midnight poutine Fundraiser

Postby delle » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:55 am

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....

Motto for my day! :wink: :roll: :wink:
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