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Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby gaminwench » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:13 pm

the other 50 weeks of the year...

is this allowed?
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby maryanimal » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:16 pm

nudity on the playa is great. I'm a nudist and the disconnection from the textile world is wonderful.
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Straightveg » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:15 pm

If a person walks naked through the desert and there's no one there to be offended, is it still illegal?
My understanding is that laws pertaining to obscenity exist and are normally enforced in Nevada. The reason some things are different in BRC is a nebulous concept called "community standards". Nudity is a form of Radical Self Expression, and therefore in line with the community standards of Burning Man. Because of this LEO's don't attempt to write tickets or prosecute people who walk around in states of undress in BRC that would normally get them arrested in other places.

My opinion is that the other 50 weeks of the year you don't have the city there so you lose the "community standards" defense. YMMV, IANAL, etc.

Short answer, I'd guess not, but how many people do you expect to run into out there to arrest you for it?
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Bob » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:49 pm

BLM rangers have visited every time I've camped out there, since the mid-90s. Judge Phil, the local Washoe County justice of the peace, used to stop by too {drink}. Never heard of them making an issue of it.

Naked in the town of Gerlach is another thing altogether. Especially if you're naked and loud. Even more especially if you're a loud, naked, petulant Frenchman waltzing into Bruno's gas station demanding that they refill a truckload of DPW propane tanks ASAP, and light up a huge joint right next to the guy as he's hooking up to the first tank. Yeah, we were hard up for volunteers that year.
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby BBadger » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:56 pm

Straightveg wrote:If a person walks naked through the desert and there's no one there to be offended, is it still illegal?
My understanding is that laws pertaining to obscenity exist and are normally enforced in Nevada. The reason some things are different in BRC is a nebulous concept called "community standards". Nudity is a form of Radical Self Expression, and therefore in line with the community standards of Burning Man. Because of this LEO's don't attempt to write tickets or prosecute people who walk around in states of undress in BRC that would normally get them arrested in other places.


I thought that nebulous concept behind allowing nudity at Burning Man is that it's a private event.
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby ygmir » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:05 pm

gaminwench wrote:the other 50 weeks of the year...

is this allowed?


probably depends on whom you ask:

I personally would encourage you.
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:29 am

As a staunch never nude, i wish EVERYBODY would be decent and modest.

I really dont want to see that.


However thats not my place to say anything to each his own.


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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:38 am

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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:47 am

fuck you, it's magic


it's not a fucking festival, it's a PROJECT.

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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:57 am

What that has to do with Wagner, I don't know...
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby CornMan » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:05 am

"1. Public nudity is prohibited at all: (1) developed camping and picnicking areas containing items such as a table or toilet facility, (2) visitor centers, and (3) all ORV open areas."
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/cdd/cdd_supplementary.html

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/06/10/10greenwire-no-clothes-no-problem-on-some-blm-tracts-1630.html
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby gaminwench » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:20 pm

Thank you all for your thoughts...

Zeke... thanks for the links, but 'our' desert isn't in the California district; I've researched both Nevada and Federal and have found nothing conclusive.

Simon... I've always wanted to participate in one of Spencer's projects!

Bob... thank you for your useful, real world insight!

UD & Ygmir... nekkid it is!

We'll be in Black Rock for the next couple of weeks, for some unscheduled, non-event, explosive fiery playatime (wink)...
I'll report back in this thread to let ya'll know how we're received.
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby goathead » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:32 am

gaminwench wrote:We'll be in Black Rock for the next couple of weeks, for some unscheduled, non-event, explosive fiery playatime (wink)...
I'll report back in this thread to let ya'll know how we're received.


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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby gaminwench » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:14 pm

Back from the playa, and happy to say that nekkid is just fine!
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:24 pm

Yay! Oh, yay!
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:47 pm

oh GW...........how lucky the masses there.
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby gaminwench » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:10 pm

There were no masses there...
silent, open, empty, gorgeous desert;
we were camped in the center, alone.

No perimeter, no neighbors, no boots-n-pants.

Playa folk stopped by to rest in our lovely shady dome, sit on God's throne, fly kites and contemplate the serenity.

yummmmm....
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:13 pm

gaminwench wrote:There were no masses there...
silent, open, empty, gorgeous desert;
we were camped in the center, alone.

No perimeter, no neighbors, no boots-n-pants.

Playa folk stopped by to rest in our lovely shady dome, sit on God's throne, fly kites and contemplate the serenity.

yummmmm....


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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby gaminwench » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:59 pm

you shoulda been there, Yg...
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:27 pm

I dinna get no invite.......but yeah, wish I were there.........
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby gaminwench » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:34 pm

surely no one would turn you away?????
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Bob » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:32 pm

Glad you had a good time.
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Postby Schtev » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:08 pm

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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Trishntek » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:17 pm

Decency laws are generally city ordinance and not regulated by County, State or Federal gubmint.
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Foxfur » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:02 pm

gaminwench wrote:There were no masses there...
silent, open, empty, gorgeous desert;
we were camped in the center, alone.

No perimeter, no neighbors, no boots-n-pants.

Playa folk stopped by to rest in our lovely shady dome, sit on God's throne, fly kites and contemplate the serenity.

yummmmm....

Yes yes, but were there any fiery or splodey moments?

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:As a staunch never nude, i wish EVERYBODY would be decent and modest.

I really dont want to see that.


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Postby Box Burner » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:40 pm

Trishntek wrote:Decency laws are generally city ordinance and not regulated by County, State or Federal gubmint.


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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Trishntek » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:48 pm

I lived SIX YEARS behind the Zion Curtain. You ain't tellin' me nuthin' new,,, we called 'em the sphincter police.
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby Thecatman » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:23 pm

Might be a thing of the past if Pershing county has its way, according to todays (August 17th) Reno newspapaer. www.rgj.com
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Re: Nudity at Black Rock...

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:39 pm

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