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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby lemur » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:49 pm

A Jester wrote:I don't know that much about the lamplighters.........what are the other things I might not know about?


Most people don't seem to know about it, but the past 4-5 years the Lamplighters have brought the flame that burns in front of center camp cafe all week out to The Man on burn night....

in fact.. The Man doesnt raise his arms until the Lamplighters arrive with the One Flame and bring it inside of the Great Circle.. (inside of the L3K lights that forms the outside perimeter)

they carry** the flame in a big 400+ pound 5 foot tall lantern.. on their backs all the way from center camp to the man, then a full circle around the man.... You might have seen the big torches going round the man before he burns the past few years.. This is the luminferous procession.

This One Flame that the Lamplighters bring is what lights up the entire Fire Conclave and... symbolically, The Man.

there are some lamplighters who say that "we light the man"



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someone wimped out and the lamplighters dont CARRY the huge lantern anymore but push it on a cart... the old timers who had to carry the huge fucker on their backs are displeased and speak of walking bothways uphill to get to the unexperienced...
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anyways..

it is a very cool thing to do.. and, uhh not really DPW's department ;-)
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Bob » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:10 pm

Well, yes, the cauldron in Center Camp is probably subbed out to some artiste at this point. Could probably get the spiral Fresnel reflector they use to light it at Edmund Scientific or somewhere.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Nipple » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:15 pm

I don't see them as something that is comparable...

To me, BM is about pragmatic survivial.

also:

To me, BM is about artful expression.

DPW and Lamplighters are two flip sides of the same coin. Not opposite, but rather both pieces of a whole. You need streets built, you need an electric grid, you need to build a city out of nothing. Then you need a city full of people doing shit, making it neat.

Both are rad, both are special.

If 5% of DPW are fuckwits, that's a pretty good failure rate compared to what I see in my daily life.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:24 pm

in 1996 Mr. Clean lit the man...


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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby chiefdanfox » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:59 pm

DPW totally stepped up to help with the heavy equipment on the Trojan Horse this year. Dedicated, professional and courteous. I did get some snarky sneering and guffaws from this tall, skinny, pierced, inked, gothed, dredded white dude at the Gate and Perimeter burn barrel one night. It was a sort of "Burnier than Thou" moment for him, I am sure. I think he found my smiling at him annoying. :D
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby lemur » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:25 pm

maybe someone ran over his foot in one of the wheel chairs?

that can turn ya in to a real sourpuss..
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby moonrise » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:39 pm

lemur wrote:
A Jester wrote:I don't know that much about the lamplighters.........what are the other things I might not know about?


Most people don't seem to know about it, but the past 4-5 years the Lamplighters have brought the flame that burns in front of center camp cafe all week out to The Man on burn night....

in fact.. The Man doesnt raise his arms until the Lamplighters arrive with the One Flame and bring it inside of the Great Circle.. (inside of the L3K lights that forms the outside perimeter)

they carry** the flame in a big 400+ pound 5 foot tall lantern.. on their backs all the way from center camp to the man, then a full circle around the man.... You might have seen the big torches going round the man before he burns the past few years.. This is the luminferous procession.

This One Flame that the Lamplighters bring is what lights up the entire Fire Conclave and... symbolically, The Man.

there are some lamplighters who say that "we light the man"



Image



**
someone wimped out and the lamplighters dont CARRY the huge lantern anymore but push it on a cart... the old timers who had to carry the huge fucker on their backs are displeased and speak of walking bothways uphill to get to the unexperienced...
Image




anyways..

it is a very cool thing to do.. and, uhh not really DPW's department ;-)


I saw this ceremonial procession, Wow! Seems it took all day, I think they started mid-afternoon. One Lamp Lighter woman was wearing an elaborate wedding dress and others were dressed in fantastic whites and such and everyone was very serious, also playing instrumets, brass horns if I recall correctly (it was my first 'real' year! & was difficult for me to absorb it all)... early on I thought one of the Lamp Lighters was going to pick the flaming iron urn up with his bare arms! :shock: :!: I knew they were headed to the man, to light him...it seemed to go on for a long long time...eventually they disappeared in the sea of people coming from all points and finally they must have gone through the perimeter...by then I realized I was amongst thousands, and I settled down to watch the man burn :shock:

I guess in 2010 I lucked out more than I realized, 24/7 there was so much going on all around me! And I was camped 2 camps away from LL's camp and met several burners I had a connection with from my distant, far away past, and I met some new ones I hit it off with.

As for DPW, so far, the ones I met have always been cool to me.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Clar-i-ty » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:48 am

chiefdanfox wrote:DPW totally stepped up to help with the heavy equipment on the Trojan Horse this year. Dedicated, professional and courteous. I did get some snarky sneering and guffaws from this tall, skinny, pierced, inked, gothed, dredded white dude at the Gate and Perimeter burn barrel one night. It was a sort of "Burnier than Thou" moment for him, I am sure. I think he found my smiling at him annoying. :D


Um....Gayte and Perimeter is not DPW there chief. There are some DPW who work with Gayte and vice-versa, but they are actually different departments.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:56 am

Clar-i-ty wrote:
chiefdanfox wrote:DPW totally stepped up to help with the heavy equipment on the Trojan Horse this year. Dedicated, professional and courteous. I did get some snarky sneering and guffaws from this tall, skinny, pierced, inked, gothed, dredded white dude at the Gate and Perimeter burn barrel one night. It was a sort of "Burnier than Thou" moment for him, I am sure. I think he found my smiling at him annoying. :D


Um....Gayte and Perimeter is not DPW there chief. There are some DPW who work with Gayte and vice-versa, but they are actually different departments.



*high fives Clar-i-ty*

and, you'd know GPE staff, much better looking and erudite.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Bob » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:20 am

Um, yeah, right.

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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:05 am

ygmir wrote:
Clar-i-ty wrote:
chiefdanfox wrote:DPW totally stepped up to help with the heavy equipment on the Trojan Horse this year. Dedicated, professional and courteous. I did get some snarky sneering and guffaws from this tall, skinny, pierced, inked, gothed, dredded white dude at the Gate and Perimeter burn barrel one night. It was a sort of "Burnier than Thou" moment for him, I am sure. I think he found my smiling at him annoying. :D


Um....Gayte and Perimeter is not DPW there chief. There are some DPW who work with Gayte and vice-versa, but they are actually different departments.



*high fives Clar-i-ty*

and, you'd know GPE staff, much better looking and erudite.

Perhaps the burn barrell was an addition, i.e. I had no trouble with DPW, but GPE is out of control.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:24 am

Bob wrote:Um, yeah, right.

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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Eric » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:17 pm

Bob wrote:Um, yeah, right.

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Well, hello! Is this what I missed having Danger Ranger escort us past Greeters? :(
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Bob » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:03 pm

Gate, presumably.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Eric » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:12 pm

Bob wrote:Gate, presumably.


He escorted us past them as well. Full VIP for the Weekly staff, let me tell ya...
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:09 pm

Eric

You're one of the 1%. Anathema! Anathema! Anathema!
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Eric » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:57 pm

Yes, I may be long-term unemployed & living week to week, but dammit, I have Privilege on the Playa! I am The Elite!
The Elite, do you hear me!!!

Now, where's my martini.

And a hooker (male).

And some bl... oh, wait, I'll leave that for someone else to say.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Clar-i-ty » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:13 am

I'm Kind of Famous at Burning Man. It says so on my bumper sticker.
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Re: Nambla? Nambla Who?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:53 am

hmmmmm, now how do we carry this Paradox to Defaultia and make the Big Bucks?

Eric, perhaps we could bottle and sell snark to those who cant make their own.

i dont mind being an arti, i mean CONTENT PROVIDER.



i'll have to move to Hollywood, and live at the Marmont, of course...
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:56 am

has anyone made up the official "A" list and "B" list of playa celebrities for the upcoming party season?

inquiring minds want to know.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:58 am

Clar-i-ty wrote:I'm Kind of Famous at Burning Man. It says so on my bumper sticker.


yer a GPE legend...........what do you mean, "kind of famous"?
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:58 am

kim kardashian doesn't have SHIT on Kate The Rockstar Librarian...
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby H.G.Crosby » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:02 am

"I'm more famous than Larry Fucking Harvey"

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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:05 am

H.G.Crosby wrote:"I'm more famous than Larry Fucking Harvey"

Naked Bob, 2011



Sir!!
I know Naked Bob
Naked Bob, is a friend of mine.
You, sir, are no "Naked Bob".
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:08 am

oh, all too true.

i hear there is a small clench of Naked Bob disciples who live in caves near the Idaho/Nevada Border.

evidently they eat Honey Badgers.....while naked.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:12 am

why, would you "eat" a honey badger, if it was dressed?

yes, the "farm" is in the Owyhee desert, near "Devils Corral".
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:43 am

ygmir wrote:how would you "eat" a honey badger, if it was dressed?


crotchless panties?
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:09 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
ygmir wrote:how would you "eat" a honey badger, if it was dressed?


crotchless panties?


wear whatever panties you wish, I'm sure it's the enticement that matters.
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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:25 pm

ygmir wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:
ygmir wrote:how would you "eat" a honey badger, if it was dressed?


crotchless panties?


wear whatever panties you wish, I'm sure it's the enticement that matters.


Enticement? or entrapment?

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Re: DPW HAS GONE MAD!!!!!!

Postby ygmir » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:36 pm

one must entice, to entrap........just sayin.
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