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Postby TestesInSac » Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:21 am

I think that Reno sees a lot of different kinds of folks, so maybe the've become a bit inured, as it were, to freaks of all walks. Long before I did BM, I used to 4-wheel in the area, and that also meant lotsa target practice. On the way back to Sac, we'd often stop in to a casino for food, and my partner at the time liked roulette. We'd be dusty, somewhat smelly, and in surplus military drag. We didn't get any more looks from that than I did this year with blue hair.
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Postby Ranger Mickey » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:59 pm

Reno has been very good to us each year.

Good food, receptive staff, nice hot showers, and restaurants open 24/7.

We usually chow down at the El Dorado Chef's Buffet. Sleep at the Western Village, on the edge of town, right by the highway.

The ribs and hot-rod car thing is just another theme camp, one well worth visiting after a week at BRC.
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Postby JezebelinHell » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:10 am

Wow, am I the only person on this board who acually LIVES in Reno? Anyways, yes, this city's gaudy and tacky and full of liquor stores and strip clubs, but we're generally pretty friendly. As someone who grew up here, and spent many years with muli-colored hair, multiple facial piercings, lots of tattoos, and 'weird' clothes, I've gotta say, this town's pretty accepting. I mean sure, the occasional cranky old lady will tell me to pull up my pants, or take those earrings outta my face, or whatever, but I think that happens everywhere. If the locals get you down next time you're coming through, hit up Hageymon's International Burners Hostel. Best place to hang in all of Reno.
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Bad points

Postby Tardis » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:12 am

Reno's full of liquor stores and strip clubs? Surely it has bad points too.
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Postby JezebelinHell » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:18 am

The bad points would be the 'seedier' strip clubs. Places like Empire's Club, where old strippers go to die. If you're coming through Reno and you want to see nice boobs, go to the Wild Orchid. Just a little insider info.
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Postby Tardis » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:21 am

That last response from Jezebel was worthy of entry into "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
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Postby JezebelinHell » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:25 am

Right next to "mostly harmless?"
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um...

Postby Tardis » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:27 am

no, it would be posted under "Meano, Nevada" (groan) right next to "42"
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Postby JezebelinHell » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:31 am

I still say we're not all that mean. I live here looking like a friggin Burner the whole year round, and I very rarely get shit. Plus you can stay in bars drinking till 7:00 the next morning and you'll never hear the phrase, 'last call'
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Reno, meano, schmeno

Postby Tardis » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:39 am

Gotta take your word for it, never having actually been to Reno before :) I'm sure it's a cool place.
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Postby JezebelinHell » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:46 am

I wouldn't go that far. Reno's not exactly a cool place to live, but it's not as bad as people make it out to be.
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Postby nymphgonebad » Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:19 am

JezebelinHell wrote:Wow, am I the only person on this board who acually LIVES in Reno? Anyways, yes, this city's gaudy and tacky and full of liquor stores and strip clubs, but we're generally pretty friendly. As someone who grew up here, and spent many years with muli-colored hair, multiple facial piercings, lots of tattoos, and 'weird' clothes, I've gotta say, this town's pretty accepting. I mean sure, the occasional cranky old lady will tell me to pull up my pants, or take those earrings outta my face, or whatever, but I think that happens everywhere. If the locals get you down next time you're coming through, hit up Hageymon's International Burners Hostel. Best place to hang in all of Reno.


hey jez - dig your sig, baby.

i love reno. i've never had anything but fun there.

treu story:

bm 2001, schreck and i managed to pack up most of our shit on sunday evening and left camp at 7:30 on monday while everyone else was passed out in a collective consciousness coma. we we're gleefully congradulating oursleves on our cunning and swift escape, calculating how many hours we would gain, what time we would get home and deciding which half of the menu we wanted to order at the little mexican hole in the wall in, i think, fremont.

we were sitting ducks.

krotus woke from his nap, pushed aside the limp naked bodies of violated revelers and took notice of us; he threw his head back and roared with laughter, shooting lightning bolts of flaming liquid fire onto 447. one of them hit our right rear tire, which exploded as if pierced by a hollow-point bullet. satisfied with his efforts, krotus decided to go to center camp for a chai latte and some fresh victims.

so, we unloaded everything from the back of the car, put on the spare, loaded everything back into the car and drove on the donut at a snail's pace til we got to reno. we stopped at the first place we saw; a mind-boggling complex that had every ammenity except a service station and a brothel. we had to sweep the entire car to find enuf change to use the payphone, because both our cell phones were dead and we'd either forgotten or couldn't locate the chargers.

i wander around dazed and crazed while schreck mans the phones. in an effort to wrest some semblence of order from chaos, i stock up on food. schreck returns from the bank of payphones with the magic word: sears. he then holds up the three remaining quarters and asks: "feeling lucky?!"
we chose a machine and put the first coin in. no soap. second coin, nothing. we hold hands, drop in our last quarter, and i cranked the one armed bandit....and promptly won 20 bucks.

we get to sears, unpack the car again, and spend the next three hours decompressing in the mall. after some much needed retail therapy, we go back to the service bay , repack the car and head home. we end up arriving at our front door 12 hours after our initial departure; we unpack the car and spend the rest of the evening playing video games.
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Postby JezebelinHell » Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:39 am

See? That's the beauty of Reno right there. Plus, had you actually been looking for a brothel, ya could've found one. Not quite in Reno, but just barely outside the city limits.

Are you a Poe fan, or do you just like the quote?
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Postby que.f.o. » Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:00 am

Left Monday about 1200, heading north. Stopped at the Cederville Cafe, of the right side of the road. Lo' and behold, Burners at every table. Don't know if it was just a week of playa food but the burger was likely the best I've ever had. Followed by cherry pie ala mode. Walked over to the owner/baker and told her the pie was equal to the best I'd ever had (wifes a damn fine baker also). She just smiled and said "Come back next year and bring all your dusty friends" Abso-fucking-lutely.
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Postby multiple » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:01 am

we live in reno. Ima bitch sometimes too, never rude to strangers tho...
there are rags everywhere...I am sorry that woman gave you bad vibes about our little city...you can't make everyone happy....(fuck off if you don't like it...would have worked but i understand the "RESPECT YOUR ELDERS" attitude...

I like this place because of its versitility (sp?) it is never stagnant...there are so many events...and we are so close to BM...& SF & LV
like other cities - there are many seedy areas tho if you keep to the exits far south on 395, or north 395 & hit the first few exits coming in from Sac..i/80 there are clean stores.

RENO is small scale.....sin city 24/7 (adult stimulation) or little house on the prarie...(lots for little kids to do as well)

debating wether i should add this or not, but WTF

IF you are ever broke down in Reno, on the way home or on the way out....come to our shop...(PLEASE.....iam not trying to slut it out...just listing a burner friendly~honest auto repair experience...my husband will treat you with respect and fix your RV, truck car or weld your artcar bracket that broke at the last minute...
www.ltreno.com

We'll be nice-n-friendly-off playa too, promise!

as for Miss. beautiful purple hair girl that had trouble here, ~ I almost feel responsible because I live here....I want to gift you an experience so you'll feel better about our dot on the map...any suggestions?
....do it again!
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Postby precipitate » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:50 am

> coming through Reno and you want to see nice boobs, go to the
> Wild Orchid

Real boobs?
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Postby TestesInSac » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:50 am

JezebelinHell wrote:See? That's the beauty of Reno right there. Plus, had you actually been looking for a brothel, ya could've found one. Not quite in Reno, but just barely outside the city limits.

Are you a Poe fan, or do you just like the quote?


I am, although it's been some time since I've read any of his work. In 6th grade I read "Fall of the House of Usher" and "Cask of Amontillado". Got asked a lot of questions by some mental health and CPS types.
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Postby Piper » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:54 am

JezebelinHell wrote:The bad points would be the 'seedier' strip clubs. Places like Empire's Club, where old strippers go to die. If you're coming through Reno and you want to see nice boobs, go to the Wild Orchid. Just a little insider info.


Oh Yaeeeeeeeh, I usually try and get my out opf town friends to try thr empire, and tell them its the best in Reno, but I wouod suggest Fantasy Girls or pice
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Postby JezebelinHell » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:56 pm

Real boobs? Um...some, maybe about 20% on a good night. This is a strip club we're talking about, so you can't expect too much. Plus the girls at the Orchid will molest quite a bit more than the girls at the other clubs. I've had lap dances that very thinly bordered on being illegal within city limits...
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reno not so mean-o

Postby dis=c0! » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:17 pm

precipitate wrote:Real boobs?


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Postby Ivy » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:40 pm

I've had lap dances that very thinly bordered on being illegal within city limits...


All lap dances are illegal here now.
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I.E. Real Boobs

Postby TheDude » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:49 pm

Fake boobs?..... . My philosophy is, If I can touch them, there real! Actually, I'm not into bolt-ons. I enjoy all shapes and sizes.
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Re: I.E. Real Boobs

Postby nymphgonebad » Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:05 am

Lemiwinks wrote:Fake boobs?..... . My philosophy is, If I can touch them, there real! Actually, I'm not into bolt-ons. I enjoy all shapes and sizes.


now that's a philosophy i can really get behind.

that's not braille, those are my nipples!
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Postby PJ » Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:13 am

Ivy wrote:All lap dances are illegal here now.


Not in the privacy of a back-alley dumpster enclosure between consenting homeless persons. (If what I saw a couple of weeks ago is any indication.)
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Postby Ivy » Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:14 am

what, so it's legal as long as you're not caught?

That's the way it always goes...
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Postby J » Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:15 am

Hobos need love too.
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Postby TimberNala » Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:03 am

The biggest little city in the world gone.....boobs.
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Postby DogBoy » Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:44 am

Ivy asked:
what, so it's legal as long as you're not caught?


Nah, it's just irrelavent unless you get caught.
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Reno Kmart turns around on anti-burner descrimination

Postby retropsycho » Thu Sep 25, 2003 12:58 pm

A Lamplighter was refused on a return of an unopened, undusty, campstove (with receipt) at the Summit Road Kmart in Reno. The manager who refused the return indicated that Burners abuse the return policy.

The Lamplighter, who had spent about $300 at the store the week before, was traveling light by air, so he gifted the stove to some burners before leaving town. Complaining to Kmart via their web site, the Lamplighter received a credit for the cost of the stove, and a promise that the Reno manager would be made to see the error of his ways.
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Postby playa_buddha » Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:40 pm

This is my sixth year at Burning Man. The first year I made the mistake of getting a car wash in Gerlach. When I went through the fruit checkpoint on the 395 at Topaz, the guy asked me where I was coming from. I told him Black Rock City - and he told me that was impossible, my truck was too clean. After a peek inside at my dusty stuff, he decided I was telling the truth. He told me if my truck had still been dusty he would've just waved me through like he did the rest of the burners.
But the real reason I like to leave my truck dusty and covered with )'( signs on every window is the waves, honks and knowing smiles from other burners on the rest of the way home. It helps with the decompression, and it's just fun to pull into a gas station in Mojave and strike up a conversation with a perfect stranger because his vehicle is covered in alkali as well.
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