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Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby karma_cat » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:47 pm

Personally I plan to dress up as a giant lotto ball and just roll right in. Everyone knows about the lottery and loves it! What could go wrong :)
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby Nipple » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:53 pm

I AM CURRENTLY TRANSMITTING TO YOU FROM A CAPSULE BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE PLAYA.

WITHIN 9 MONTHS TIME, I WILL TUNNEL MY WAY TO THE SURFACE.

I HAVE ENOUGH FOOD AND WATER TO LAST ME UNTIL...uh

I WILL NEED SOMEONE TO EMAIL ME THE NUMBER FOR A PIZZA DELIVERY PLACE IN GERLACH.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby randomgirl7 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:55 pm

Just roll in the dust and than crawl! Playa cameo wear ;)
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby gibson_ » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:08 pm

I'm currently in contact with somebody on craigslist that said they can dehydrate me into powder, then rehydrate me with tears once we get out to the playa. See attached for a picture.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby skyhawkecks » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:23 pm

I'm curious as to how many stowaways were found and turned away last year.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby AntiM » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:27 pm

skyhawkecks wrote:I'm curious as to how many stowaways were found and turned away last year.


I don't believe they release this information.

Just making sure everyone who sees this realizes every occupant of a vehicle discovered with a stowaway will be turned away. The whole damn car/truck/RV... and their tickets confiscated so they can't come back in another car.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby AntiM » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:28 pm

And sure, share your ideas, the gate folks reading here will appreciate the tips and tricks for vehicle search.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby gibson_ » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:29 pm

I heard nipple would let me hide in his hat.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby Nipple » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:32 pm

randomgirl7 wrote:Just roll in the dust and than crawl! Playa cameo wear ;)


The Lighthouse has thermal imaging.

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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby skyhawkecks » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:34 pm

AntiM wrote:
skyhawkecks wrote:I'm curious as to how many stowaways were found and turned away last year.


I don't believe they release this information.

Just making sure everyone who sees this realizes every occupant of a vehicle discovered with a stowaway will be turned away. The whole damn car/truck/RV... and their tickets confiscated so they can't come back in another car.


Yeah it's a very good inhibitor. I wonder if anyone actually witnessed a vehicle with a stowaway being turned away.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby karma_cat » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:39 pm

skyhawkecks wrote:I'm curious as to how many stowaways were found and turned away last year.


Strangely there were exactly 3.5 stowaways. One of them really made some mistakes or it might have been a full 4.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby skyhawkecks » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:04 pm

I'm curious as to why they don't release the number of stowaways that are turned away. Don't you think if it were a somewhat big number that it would further deter people from trying? Or do the number of people they actually catch fall short compared to the people who are sneaky enough to get in?
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby Lassen Forge » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:07 pm

Because then they'd want to know why the discrepancy between the number reported and the number turned away, then they'd have to explain that huge playa scar over the mass grave... :twisted:
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:08 pm

There's already a thread about this for anyone who's interested in reading it.

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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby jella » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:10 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:Because then they'd want to know why the discrepancy between the number reported and the number turned away, then they'd have to explain that huge playa scar over the mass grave... :twisted:

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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby wh..sh » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:10 pm

gibson_ wrote:I heard nipple would let me hide in his hat.


**hurt**
All I can say gibson is that you have made quite the impression on Nipple.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby drutter » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:19 pm

Nipple (above), that was HILARIOUS! Wow... that humour was right up my alley! I'm still LOLing :D :mrgreen: :twisted: :P :D :mrgreen: :twisted: :P

karma_cat wrote:Personally I plan to dress up as a giant lotto ball and just roll right in. Everyone knows about the lottery and loves it! What could go wrong :)

Hmmm, not bad. I guess we could get a whole group together, for that one. What's a lottery with a single ball? We'll need at least 30 or 40 of us.

My other idea: Apparently, you're not allowed to parachute into the event free anymore. But you can still fly over the playa in a plane - they can't stop that. Just get the pilot to pass by an open area of the deep playa at a fairly low (say 200 feet) altitude. Grab your stuff, text your mama one last time, and give 'er. I figure I'd have about a 1 in 5 chance of surviving the fall. Since that's a lot better than the odds of getting a ticket in the new lottery system, it's totally worth it!

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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby skyhawkecks » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:22 pm

drutter wrote:Nipple (above), that was HILARIOUS! Wow... that humour was right up my alley! I'm still LOLing :D :mrgreen: :twisted: :P :D :mrgreen: :twisted: :P

karma_cat wrote:Personally I plan to dress up as a giant lotto ball and just roll right in. Everyone knows about the lottery and loves it! What could go wrong :)

Hmmm, not bad. I guess we could get a whole group together, for that one. What's a lottery with a single ball? We'll need at least 30 or 40 of us.

My other idea: Apparently, you're not allowed to parachute into the event free anymore. But you can still fly over the playa in a plane - they can't stop that. Just get the pilot to pass by an open area of the deep playa at a fairly low (say 200 feet) altitude. Grab your stuff, text your mama one last time, and give 'er. I figure I'd have about a 1 in 5 chance of surviving the fall. Since that's a lot better than the odds of getting a ticket in the new lottery system, it's totally worth it!

If I die, I will have died at Burning Man. Not to mention the artistic value in the impromptu performance art!


Just try to dive onto the various trampolines scattered about. What could go wrong?! No parachute? No problem.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby drutter » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:24 pm

skyhawkecks wrote:Just try to dive onto the various trampolines scattered about. What could go wrong?! No parachute? No problem.

Hmmmm. That adds a whole other element to my plan, thank you. On one hand, if you have good aim, the initial impact will be negated. On the other, depending on trajectory, you could end up back in the plane's propellers or engines. More research is needed. :wink:
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby skyhawkecks » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:57 pm

Maybe a group can just make a huge line of trampolines. Each one shorter in distance from the last. And at the very end, how about a jumphouse?
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby Nipple » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:00 pm

drutter wrote:Just get the pilot to pass by an open area of the deep playa at a fairly low (say 200 feet) altitude. Grab your stuff, text your mama one last time, and give 'er. I figure I'd have about a 1 in 5 chance of surviving the fall.


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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby alt12 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:01 pm

AntiM wrote:
skyhawkecks wrote:I'm curious as to how many stowaways were found and turned away last year.


I don't believe they release this information.

Just making sure everyone who sees this realizes every occupant of a vehicle discovered with a stowaway will be turned away. The whole damn car/truck/RV... and their tickets confiscated so they can't come back in another car.


who needs a vehicle. everyone I know that has ever snuk in has down so via biclycle. you know, ride up with a crew and then get got dropped off the main road along the playa way past the event and simply biked in a couple of miles to the trash fence and hopped over....

Cue gate/perimeter poster telling scary ghost stories of drones, doppler radar, yada yada yada....
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:02 pm

skyhawkecks wrote:Maybe a group can just make a huge line of trampolines. Each one shorter in distance from the last. And at the very end, how about a jumphouse?


OMG BOUNCY CASTLE. :shock:
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby Nipple » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:02 pm

alt12 wrote:Cue gate/perimeter poster telling scary ghost stories of drones, doppler radar, yada yada yada....


I'd be more afraid of vikings.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby Nipple » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:04 pm

Savannah wrote:
skyhawkecks wrote:Maybe a group can just make a huge line of trampolines. Each one shorter in distance from the last. And at the very end, how about a jumphouse?


OMG BOUNCY CASTLE. :shock:


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I was looking for them this year. Biked up to the road outside of the romper shroom, announced to my ladyfriend, "Well if ANYTHING is going to be camp Romper Shroom... it's going to be THAT thing!" Looked around and then announced, "WHELP, NO WAY OF KNOWING WHERE THEY'RE ACTUALLY AT!" and then rode away, only to see this picture on their Facebook when I got home.

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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby wh..sh » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:40 pm

alt12 wrote:Cue Cute gate/perimeter poster

Fixed
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:30 pm

alt12 wrote:
AntiM wrote:
skyhawkecks wrote:I'm curious as to how many stowaways were found and turned away last year.


I don't believe they release this information.

Just making sure everyone who sees this realizes every occupant of a vehicle discovered with a stowaway will be turned away. The whole damn car/truck/RV... and their tickets confiscated so they can't come back in another car.


who needs a vehicle. everyone I know that has ever snuk in has down so via biclycle. you know, ride up with a crew and then get got dropped off the main road along the playa way past the event and simply biked in a couple of miles to the trash fence and hopped over....

Cue gate/perimeter poster telling scary ghost stories of drones, doppler radar, yada yada yada....


good idea!! I think we should discuss times and locations here, for charging the fence.
maybe rideshare info, as to who can take a bike or more, and drop them off? meeting spots and stuff......
Fuckin RAD idea, dude!!

But, we gotta be careful of doing it in the dark, those pesky ropes, and steel fence posts are so hard on the neck and chest areas.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby magic8ball » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:33 pm

yes, yes.......I too woudly be of very interest in this idea. I am coming zo far, and if I am not having an ticket, I still are wanting to go.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby kvon » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:36 pm

Halloooo all my friends!!
I am liking this idea, and will be comfortable in trying.
our time working on Power to the Playa project, gave to me big understand of how things work.
I am to be in U.S. a month before your Burning Man this year, so am have plenty of time for to plan.
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Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Postby Bob » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:45 pm

February -- it's the new September.
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