If you could change one thing about Burning Man..

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Postby sputnik » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:43 am

Kinda along with what Isotopia said, let the people raise the man.
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Postby Bob » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:14 am

AntiM wrote:
Isotopia wrote:Back to the hay bales.

Keep it simple.


But I prefer the grilled cheese, hay gets stuck in my teeth.



STRAW bales. Rubes.

I'd put a parking lot by the Gate and make you people walk in. On Monday. No exceptions. Keep it *simple*.
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Postby Sic Pup » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:12 pm

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Postby EmilyD » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:32 pm

NO OOOONCE-blasting vehicles driving through the streets all night!!!!

I know many folks LOVE that sound but that is truly the only thing I hated at Burning Man. I tried to embrace it every way I could think but alas, it never stopped irritating my cells. You can call it the heartbeat of the man or whatever but it's still monotonous, obnoxious, single-noted, unimaginative, annoying sound pollution. I think it's fine to have it in stationary locations so that folks who don't want to be slathered can remove themselves from it. With it on the move, there's no escape, and it really harshed my playa groove. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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Postby lucky420 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:43 pm

I agree with Emily. Around 5 or 6 in the morning I'd be thinking ooh now for some much needed sleep and lo and behold I'd hear that shit coming from the next block over. FUUUUUUck
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:25 pm

EmilyD wrote:NO OOOONCE-blasting vehicles driving through the streets all night!!!!

I know many folks LOVE that sound but that is truly the only thing I hated at Burning Man. I tried to embrace it every way I could think but alas, it never stopped irritating my cells. You can call it the heartbeat of the man or whatever but it's still monotonous, obnoxious, single-noted, unimaginative, annoying sound pollution. I think it's fine to have it in stationary locations so that folks who don't want to be slathered can remove themselves from it. With it on the move, there's no escape, and it really harshed my playa groove. I'm sure I'm not the only one.


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Postby David M » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:54 pm

EmilyD wrote:NO OOOONCE-blasting vehicles driving through the streets all night!!!!

I know many folks LOVE that sound but that is truly the only thing I hated at Burning Man. I tried to embrace it every way I could think but alas, it never stopped irritating my cells. You can call it the heartbeat of the man or whatever but it's still monotonous, obnoxious, single-noted, unimaginative, annoying sound pollution. I think it's fine to have it in stationary locations so that folks who don't want to be slathered can remove themselves from it. With it on the move, there's no escape, and it really harshed my playa groove. I'm sure I'm not the only one.


The Robot Heart Bus in particular needs to die. It is basically a big sound camp on wheels that points its shitty music right at the city. At least the corner camps have the decency to point their shit out towards the open playa.
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Postby teardropper » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:45 pm

I, also, am not a big fan of techno blasting away on the art cars. Or techno. However, and I say this a little hesitantly, I really don't mind it. I don't know it in any other way, just out on the playa. Yeah, it's a little one-notey. Yeah, it goes on and on. Yeah, it wakes me up sometimes.

And then I think, "Cool, I'm at Burning Man."

And just go back to sleep...
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Postby Bounce530 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:52 pm

I DIS-agree. I love the thump all day, all night, from a camp or on the move.
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Postby Elliot » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:30 pm

My vote is to curb the loud techno. I do not mind that some people enjoy techno -- everybody has the right to their own preference in music. But the techno fans seem far too eager to "share", and that's a problem.
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Postby TomServo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:44 pm

One morning in 99, someone blasted Tocatta and Fugue in D minor, from around center camp. Could hear it crystal clear from 8:45 and Mars. Wouldn't mind waking up to that every morning. Or maybe bagpipes!?
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Postby mdmf007 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:51 pm

Bounce530 wrote:I DIS-agree. I love the thump all day, all night, from a camp or on the move.


I agree -

I listen to Oontz music for 45 seconds a year outside of BM, but when I hear the thump it makes me smile.

The thump is the background radiation that is BM.

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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:55 pm

I love the oontz but I hate the wamp. Down with Dub Step.

If I could change anything about the burn, I would limit the amount of Dub Step allowed on playa. That shit just bugs.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:29 pm

i would limit the amount of limits.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:39 pm

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Postby maryanimal » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:59 pm

TomServo wrote:One morning in 99, someone blasted Tocatta and Fugue in D minor, from around center camp. Could hear it crystal clear from 8:45 and Mars. Wouldn't mind waking up to that every morning. Or maybe bagpipes!?


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Postby wraith » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:28 pm

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Postby Trishntek » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:37 pm

We had the Gypsy Ghetto bus across the street from us. Sunday night they played dubstep until 3AM and we could not even have a normal conversation. Monday night we braced for another night of the same,,,, but they mixed it up with some Pavarotti, Grateful Dead and old disco tunes. Made it more tolerable, but still could not have a conversation or even consider listening to our own music. We figure if the next camp cannot drown out your music and listen to their own tunes, you're too damn loud!

But honestly,,,, it is part of what the week is about. The Rangers did have more than one conversation with the Gypsy Ghetto bus and convinced them that they should be rolling instead of overwhelming an entire neighborhood for hours on end. By Wednesday we were pretty much balanced out with our neighbors and actually took turns cranking our own tunes for a few songs.

I agree that 2 weeks earlier would be better for many involved with school or children. I'm with Simon on limiting limitations too.
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Postby EmilyD » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:47 pm

TomServo wrote:One morning in 99, someone blasted Tocatta and Fugue in D minor, from around center camp. Could hear it crystal clear from 8:45 and Mars. Wouldn't mind waking up to that every morning. Or maybe bagpipes!?
NOW you're talkin! I could definitely live with either of those...though I know many people don't care for pipes.
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Postby EmilyD » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:55 pm

teardropper wrote:And just go back to sleep...


Ahhhh lucky you. I tried earplugs, ear muffs, drugs, booze, pillows, nothing let me go back to sleep. If I could sleep through it I wouldn't mind it but alas...couldn't find a way. Our camp was pretty centralized, probably part of the problem...5:30 and Detroit.
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Postby CapSmashy » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:56 pm

Bring back open carry of high powered firearms and the drive by shooting range.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:57 pm

That Scott were still around to attend it.


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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:53 am

EmilyD wrote:...though I know many people don't care for pipes.


That's kinda the point. ;)
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Postby flatlander13 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:54 pm

I would bring back the guy who drove around all night my first night at Burning Man in 2001 who had a megaphone that had an echo saying………BLOW JOB…..BLOW JOB…….BLOW JOB………………….BLOW JOB……..BLOW JOB………BLOW JOB……….
What a welcome………..

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:55 pm

EmilyD wrote:
teardropper wrote:And just go back to sleep...


Ahhhh lucky you. I tried earplugs, ear muffs, drugs, booze, pillows, nothing let me go back to sleep. If I could sleep through it I wouldn't mind it but alas...couldn't find a way. Our camp was pretty centralized, probably part of the problem...5:30 and Detroit.



listen honey, you pay GOOD MONEY for that SLEEP DEP so ENJOY IT!
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Postby JStep » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:10 pm

I hope I get to hear some good Drum n Bass. 4 on the floor beats are fun, but I love a good dirty, industrial noise core, woofer killing DnB session like whut!
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Postby teardropper » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:23 pm

No one has mentioned LEO.

'Course, there whole threads on this...

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Postby Homiesinheaven » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:49 pm

yes! earlier or later so my friends that can never go do. also:

-more live bands
-less bad dubstep
-more music camps that play ANYTHING other than techno
-less huge flood lights that make everything look like a dusty ass Home Depot
-more yoga seminars ;)
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Postby junglesmacks » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:07 pm

VeganChoirGirl wrote:I love the oontz but I hate the wamp. Down with Dub Step.

If I could change anything about the burn, I would limit the amount of Dub Step allowed on playa. That shit just bugs.


+1000

I have yet to understand the allure of dubstep. If god himself could come down and create a more annoying sound than that of a dentists drill, it would be this.

Give me some beautiful deep progressive house/tech house any day..
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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:10 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i would limit the amount of limits.


Touche, Simon. That was magical.
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