beatdizzy wrote:The survival guide tells bikes to have head lights. It tells bikes to do that so that you don’t run over a burner burning in the dark. Part of the Playa for me was to burn in the dark - I hid glow sticks as they were too bright - whipping them out (err who am I kidding - fumbled them out) when I heard people or bikes coming towards me. When my hands could actually make it to my pockets.
And have you SEEN some of the structures - to me it is amazing that not more people where hurt.
PJ wrote:...safety has to be maximized...
Burning Man is dead; long live Disneyland.
...my friend on his bike, almost sober, ran over some kid passed out in the middle of the playa...
That's more like it.
...my friends saw this guy who decided to spit out and light on fire whatever he was drinking get his whole chest and face lit on fire...
Finally, somebody that gets it.
captain mcguiver wrote:Think about it: 30000 people, 8 days, XXXX amount of drugs and alcohol, fire breathing vehicles and exploding dynamite, sharp metal structures, idiots wandering around in black under a new moon, sleep deprivation, etc. etc. How many people died? CM
Gothalot wrote:I hate to take the thread off too far but, damn when is that group going to refresh their act a little eh? Yawn.
captain mcguiver wrote:
I am thinking now that with all the fatalities and injuries occurred this year, statistics will prove that Black Rock was actually one of the safest cities in America on Labor Day weekend.
Hotspur wrote:...BRC in 2003 was 20 times as dangerous as the state of missouri for auto accidents during labor day weekend.
...you about as ikely to die via auto accident at BM as you are if you live in San Francisco for an entire year.
Maybe that should be the new slogan: "Black Rock City: 20 times as dangerous as Missouri!"
zeno wrote:Hotspur wrote:A more appropriate conclusion from your data would be "about the same as San Francisco." That's where most burners are from anyway.
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