Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

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Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Zhust » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:58 am

There are three ways I know I'm really close to something exciting: I daydream about extreme experiences (both wonderfully amazing and insurmountably crushing), I think that I'm dying, I have the most fucked up dreams at night.

As my friend often says, the only difference between fear and excitement is attitude. There is no physiological difference between being on an amusement park ride and spinning out of control in a car on the highway (until you stop). So when expectation gets involved, it migrates to its bright and dark corners.

Relatedly, death is change. Well, life is change too, but death is concentrated change. So whenever I'm in a situation where I have no idea how it's going to turn out, I get a nagging feeling that the end of my life is near. If I can't see past a certain date, I figure that must be my last.

And then the dreams. Oy! There was one with something about none of my lights working. Then something about walking in toting a big cart full of all my stuff and it keeps falling off; meanwhile, everyone else is going the other way talking about how great it was. Or the one where I'm gone for three weeks and had forgot to close the front door.

That's how I know it's getting real.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby RedHeaven » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:52 am

I always have the most fucked up sleep dreams about BMan during the non Burny winter months for some reason.....seems like my dreams are always living in places I cannot. BUT....the daydreams are getting intennnnse!!!!! Music is on heightened awareness now. The years are reeling in and ready to give way to new memories!!!!
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Zhust » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:45 am

RedHeaven wrote:Music is on heightened awareness now.


Yeah, that too. "Do you really need it that loud in your car?" becomes "I bet I'll hear something like that at Burning Man."

One more thing: I'm aware of the phase of the moon. I have a thing about counting down the full moons until Burning Man.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby ZaphodBurner » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:03 pm

The only reason I logged on to the eplaya just now is because I was telling a coworker about my inability to sleep well last night because of FUCKED UP BURNING MAN DREAMS, and I probably used those words verbatim.

I dreamed that I woke up and it was time for Exodus... The city was gone, and I realized I couldn't remember a single moment of it. I was devastated. Hasn't been that bad since just before my second burn, in 2005.

Without getting too weird, I've had friends murdered or killed in a plane crash this summer and this morning I found myself wondering why my dream-psyche gives a shit, out of all things, about Burning Man.

The result of Burning-Man-is-Over-and-You-Did-It-Wrong dreams is that you get a heavy dose of Exodus depression and you're not even there yet, but, the flip side is waking up and at least being relieved that it was just a dream.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Zhust » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:11 am

While I have the attention of the echo chamber ...

I had a good one last night. I had a lot of coffee late before I went to bed. I had a dream that I stayed up all night, noting how I should have got some sleep as the eastern horizon started to shed light before dawn.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby AntiM » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:17 am

I dreamt Barbie Death Camp was on a space ship, and the red wine was created out of a complicated processing machine which turned waste water into wine.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:22 am

shhhhhh, you cant just rip the veil of the illusion of reality off these peoples faces without seriously fucking with their minds...


now pass some of that Beaujolais Waste Water...
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby wh..sh » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:38 am

Ok, ok... so last night, I had a dream that I am travelling with my parents to some place that's 8 hours away.
I have four burning man tickets, including two for my parents.
We leave to come back home but I forget my tickets back at our vacation spot. And I have only 24 hours before burning man! That means I have to make 16 hours of travel again to go get my ticket or I could decide not to go. I am trying to find people who can ship my tickets to me and all that. And in my dream, I am trying to make decisions.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Rice » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:48 am

This topic has been discussed for a while now.

Check out: http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=54615
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:23 am

Eventually you'll graduate to experiencing it year-round. :D
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Zhust » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:39 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:now pass some of that Beaujolais Waste Water...


I believe, by French law, only urine from Beaujolais people could be used for BWWW.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby vargaso » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:02 pm

The playa in my dreams always has trees in it, for some reason. Also, naked people. WEIRD!
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:13 pm

Whenever I doze off with the tv on, if the Mighty Boosh show comes on it triggers a playa dream.

In it I am in a very surrealistic camp at the burn and watching tv there. In the dreams the tv is showing scenes from a BM camp with lots of wackiness.

Generally very short, but vivid dreams. Last time it happenned, I actually woke up looked at the tv and thought it was actually happening them went right back to sleep.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby lisam13 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:48 am

I usually have freaky dreams like this when I drink a lot of coffee or just before bed! Cheese doesn't seem to do it for me though.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:07 am

i dreamt was japanese, and a yodeler....with chickens.

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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:20 am

I was working in a circus, and somebody handed me a microphone.

I guess I was going to become the ringleader.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Nipple » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:00 pm

Gonna need you a suit!

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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:37 pm

Bwahahahahaha I woke my dear husband at 3:45 am today yelling "Fuck off, you bastard!" and when he woke me I had no idea WTF but I could still feel the dust.

Just FYI I have never hollered like that at anybody in BRC so seriously I have no clue...
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Savannah » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:48 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:Bwahahahahaha I woke my dear husband at 3:45 am today yelling "Fuck off, you bastard!" and when he woke me I had no idea WTF but I could still feel the dust.


Ahahahaha!

Just FYI I have never hollered like that at anybody in BRC so seriously I have no clue...


Perhaps some War of Love with someone from Gate?
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby BBadger » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:21 pm

I just had a dream that I was trying to sell a ticket I didn't need at an airport, and trying to convince someone else not to sell theirs above cost.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:56 pm

Savannah wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:Bwahahahahaha I woke my dear husband at 3:45 am today yelling "Fuck off, you bastard!" and when he woke me I had no idea WTF but I could still feel the dust.


Ahahahaha!

Perhaps some War of Love with someone from Gate?


I live in fear that she will someday call my bluff and beat the living shit out of me. :shock:

BBadger wrote:I just had a dream that I was trying to sell a ticket I didn't need at an airport, and trying to convince someone else not to sell theirs above cost.


Seems quite reasonable to me, BBadg, go for it. Live the dream. 8)
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Elorrum » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:30 pm

My Burning man dreams are in a hilly landscape, where I'm on the outskirts and can't find where anybody is camped. there's no straight line of sight, just meandering dirt roads through the hillocks.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:12 pm

I dreamed of hairy rattlesnakes that could not bite me.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:32 am

ygmir wrote:I dreamed of hairy rattlesnakes that could not bite me.


Or would not bite you in fear of getting sick.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby aserendipity » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:22 am

and anyway because they were brothers
they were reluctant to go too far
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby AntiM » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:56 am

I dreamt there were five Black Rock Cities strewn about the playa. Larry and I were there for only one day and we were trying to see the art, but kept getting stuck in beading camp.
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Re: Let the Fucked Up Dreams Begin!

Postby JesseP » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:56 pm

I know all too well about all the messed up dreams after burning man. Sometimes I feel I get more dreams about it during the winter months following a burning man event than the actual period itself. It's funny how dreams have a weird way of changing depending on the season. I've definitely had some real crazy and messed up dreams, but I learned to enjoy them as part of my subconscious expression.
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