From Sacramento and 1st Time at Burning Man

From Sacramento and 1st Time at Burning Man

Postby Violet Boudoir » Sat May 02, 2009 2:56 pm

Hello All,

This will be my first time at Burning Man. I am going with my husband, also a first timer. We bought our tickets in February and BM has consumed my exsistance ever since: Whats the right tent? Should we rent an RV? OMG, where are we going to go potty!?! And for that matter What the hell are we going to eat? etc etc etc. There is a lot of opinion out there and a lot of great advice. We have decided to go somewhat simple: A tent, Tarp attached to car, etc. We do have a Theme Camp we are staying with, which I hear is a good idea. So I am trying to not have many expectations and allowing the experience to be what it is.

I would love to meet other people in Sacramento (or perferably Orangevale/Folsom area).

Thanks for reading.

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Re: From Sacramento and 1st Time at Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Sat May 02, 2009 3:08 pm

Violet Boudoir wrote:Hello All,

This will be my first time at Burning Man. I am going with my husband, also a first timer. We bought our tickets in February and BM has consumed my exsistance ever since: Whats the right tent? Should we rent an RV? OMG, where are we going to go potty!?! And for that matter What the hell are we going to eat? etc etc etc. There is a lot of opinion out there and a lot of great advice. We have decided to go somewhat simple: A tent, Tarp attached to car, etc. We do have a Theme Camp we are staying with, which I hear is a good idea. So I am trying to not have many expectations and allowing the experience to be what it is.

I would love to meet other people in Sacramento (or perferably Orangevale/Folsom area).

Thanks for reading.




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But, be prepared, you'll be getting snark and grief anyway, just sit back and enjoy it..........

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Postby wedeliver » Sat May 02, 2009 4:49 pm

I channel, and I got this vibe...

it's sounds like a yummy spanking in your future.

i can't wait for august....
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon May 04, 2009 5:16 am

are they still allowing people from sacramento in?

i thought they had banned them years ago.

my god, where will it end...next thing you know the floodgates will be open, and we'll be dealing with San Diegonians, and even worse, Palo Altonites cleverly disguised as san mateoarians...WTF!!!?
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Postby wedeliver » Mon May 04, 2009 9:32 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:are they still allowing people from sacramento in?

i thought they had banned them years ago.

my god, where will it end...next thing you know the floodgates will be open, and we'll be dealing with San Diegonians, and even worse, Palo Altonites cleverly disguised as san mateoarians...WTF!!!?


I have often wondered about peeps from buffalo, BUFFALO?? What are they all..... Bison? (I'm sure YOU have also wondered the same thing)

I still live in river city, just never get down there (310 miles from where I sit). College Greens area, near the University, between Watt and Howe right on 50.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon May 04, 2009 9:51 am

you see we deliver, i said i live NEAR buffalo, as it has major sports teams, people actually know where it is, so for reference it's just easier.

I reside in River city, The ROC, "Little detroit" as it's so affectionately known.

we look down our long noses at Buffalonians and their Polock, Blue collar ways.

We are a much tougher, meaner HARDER city, hence the nickname of the ROC.

we even have the highest murder rate per person, and the worst slums and informal yet stringent segregation between city / suburb (city over 60% minority, suburbs over 90% white) in the Great Empire state, as well as the highest drop out rate and teen pregnancy rate.

a study in opposites.

the suburbs boast some of the finest school districts in the country, and our white collar work force is nearly double that of other mid-size cities across the country, as well as a superior selection of colleges and universities.

we also had the first riots in 1964.


i often say that Rochester is Haunted, by the ghost of past greatness, and the strange people and history that developed around a town where the river flows due north along a magnetic leyline, and our town hero, Sam Patch, who died after an attempt to jump our high falls, having survived the mighty Niagara.

he threw his pet bear in first, and when it made it just fine, waved to the crowd and jumped to his death, not to be seen for many weeks when he resurfaced downstream.

Needless to say, Sam lost the bet that he had between him and Rattlesnake Pete, a local tavern owner as to whether or not he would die.

it only gets weirder.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon May 04, 2009 9:57 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:we look down our long noses at Buffalonians and their Polock, Blue collar ways.
Please do not talk about my mother that way.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon May 04, 2009 9:57 am

here is a picture of Pete, in his famous custom made suit of 100% rattlesnake which he evidently wore pretty much every waking hour he was alive.


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Postby MozyBonz » Mon May 04, 2009 1:59 pm

hello Violet Dr Pyro, monkey poo and I are just a few here in Sac.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon May 04, 2009 7:50 pm

And Mozy, while you're at it, there's Redheaded Viking Gal, MonkeyLove, Lonestoner916, and countless Placer-Nevada-El Dorado County Burners.

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Postby MozyBonz » Mon May 04, 2009 9:12 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:And Mozy, while you're at it, there's Redheaded Viking Gal, MonkeyLove, Lonestoner916, and countless Placer-Nevada-El Dorado County Burners.

Welcome!!!


Yes how impolite of me Doc. my apologies.
see violet your not alone.


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Postby ygmir » Mon May 04, 2009 9:15 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:And Mozy, while you're at it, there's Redheaded Viking Gal, MonkeyLove, Lonestoner916, and countless Placer-Nevada-El Dorado County Burners.

Welcome!!!


me too.......
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue May 05, 2009 5:29 am

OMFG.

there are sacramentolists EVERYWHERE!

everybody relax, if they dont see you moving they wont attack.
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Postby ygmir » Tue May 05, 2009 6:20 am

*noting twitch from the corner*

Interlopers!!!

*love lance comes to the ready*

*charging the foul denizens of the East........*

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Postby MozyBonz » Tue May 05, 2009 7:48 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:OMFG.

there are sacramentolists EVERYWHERE!

everybody relax, if they don't see you moving they wont attack.


Looks over at Simon.

Hey!!! There is someone we haven't hugged yet....GET HIM!!!!
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Postby Bounce530 » Tue May 05, 2009 8:03 am

Don't forget about all of us up here in Butte county, Chico/Paradise.
What other people think about you is none of your business.
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Postby ygmir » Tue May 05, 2009 8:08 am

c'mon Bounce....lets get 'im........


DOGPILE!!!!!


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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue May 05, 2009 9:07 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:everybody relax, if they dont see you moving they wont attack.
That stratagem doesn't work; they can still smell your fear.
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Postby Sail Man » Tue May 05, 2009 9:36 am

Simon of the Playa wrote: I reside in River city, The ROC, "Little detroit" as it's so affectionately known.


At the rate that the "Big Detroit" keeps shrinking every year, we may be trading monikers in the near future.

I spent close to 2 yrs at Travis Air Farce Base. Discovered concerts out there. Sac Memorial Auditorium, the Cow Palace, Concord Pavillion, Day on the Green shows at Oakland Col. Can't complain about the laser rock shows at Morrison Planetarium either. Dog, the acid was good then 8)
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Postby ygmir » Tue May 05, 2009 9:42 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:everybody relax, if they dont see you moving they wont attack.
That stratagem doesn't work; they can still smell your fear.


we can also hear you crunching Doritos.........
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed May 06, 2009 6:21 am

we can also hear you crunching Doritos



um, actually those are fingernails...


having spent a weekend in sacramento one afternoon, i can only imagine what you people do for fun...
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Postby ygmir » Wed May 06, 2009 6:29 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
we can also hear you crunching Doritos



um, actually those are fingernails...


having spent a weekend in sacramento one afternoon, i can only imagine what you people do for fun...


have you ever heard of the "Ed Gein adventure park" and, the "Andrei Chikatilo" pavilion?
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Re: From Sacramento and 1st Time at Burning Man

Postby Monkeypoo » Wed May 06, 2009 3:01 pm

Violet Boudoir wrote:Hello All,
This will be my first time at Burning Man. I am going with my husband, also a first timer. We bought our tickets in February and BM has consumed my exsistance ever since: Whats the right tent? Should we rent an RV? OMG, where are we going to go potty!?! And for that matter What the hell are we going to eat? etc etc etc. There is a lot of opinion out there and a lot of great advice. We have decided to go somewhat simple: A tent, Tarp attached to car, etc. We do have a Theme Camp we are staying with, which I hear is a good idea. So I am trying to not have many expectations and allowing the experience to be what it is.
I would love to meet other people in Sacramento (or perferably Orangevale/Folsom area). Thanks for reading.
Violet


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HI VIOLET!! I'm Monkeypoo! Your first year?!! Rock on!! You are gonna fucking love this lifestyle. Changed my life forever, I can tell you that. Can't speak for the others. Your mileage may vary, but I trust it will change your life too. Obsessive consuming thoughts about everything? Welcome to our world.

I am in Citrus Heights! Born and raised here in Cali, moved around a lot, just moved back HOME in January from a 4 year stint in beautiful North Carolina. I would LOVE to meet you. Been a burner since 2003. Was always searching for something, ya know, wanting to find out where I fit into something. Then I found it. Burning Man. These folks are my real family. I'm sure you'll find, as well, that burners are a special group of folks and you fit in perfectly.

I am so excited you are here!

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Postby fuzzy2k » Wed May 06, 2009 5:05 pm

[quote="Simon of the Playa"]you see we deliver, i said i live NEAR buffalo,

we even have the highest murder rate per person,
[/quote]

Well, correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure there is a hard coded one murder per person limit. It's only murder if you die, and nobody (generally) gets two deaths. There are rare exceptions, but those are mostly not murder, but accidental. Drowning in a frozen over lake and later reviving comes to mind. I am sure I have read or heard of others but not recalling specifics atm.
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Postby ygmir » Wed May 06, 2009 5:07 pm

fuzzy2k wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:you see we deliver, i said i live NEAR buffalo,

we even have the highest murder rate per person,


Well, correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure there is a hard coded one murder per person limit. It's only murder if you die, and nobody (generally) gets two deaths. There are rare exceptions, but those are mostly not murder, but accidental. Drowning in a frozen over lake and later reviving comes to mind. I am sure I have read or heard of others but not recalling specifics atm.


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Postby Monkeypoo » Wed May 06, 2009 8:01 pm

OMFG. there are Sacramentolists EVERYWHERE!
Everybody relax, if they dont see you moving they wont attack.


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Welcome Violet

Postby pandora422 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:39 am

Hi I'd love to meet you. I'm a second year burner who lives in Sac (near La Riveria and Watt). I work in Folsom and would love to meet up with you some time to chat.

Like I said last year was my first year, it was a crazy year for me all together. My life did a uturn on me and I moved out to California from Colorado in August 08. Burning Man was like opening the door to a new part of my life. I have always been interested in non-normal things like belling dancing and costumes. Burning Man took it to a whole new level and my interests grew in to things like pole dancing, running around naked and playing with fire. Best of all I know there is a place where being "not quite normal" is embraced.

Last year I read everything I could get my hands on about Burning Man so I would know what to bring. I endlessly watched YouTube and searched Flicker so I would know what to wear. I made lists for everything so I wouldn't forget anything. I studied the theme camp registry and familiarized myself with the map so I wouldn't get lost. I poured over the schedule so I could use my time most efficiently and see and do everything.

When I arrived, the schedule was forgotten. I didn't use 1/4 of the stuff I brought. In fact, some days we didn't even make it back to camp. It was over whelming, it’s not something you can describe - you need to experience it. It’s wonderful.

So Congratulation on getting your tickets!
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:38 am

Jana, I used to live on Sawtelle, just off of La Riv for years. Now I'm in Newcastle but work near Arden and I-80. If you are looking for any local support, I'd be happy to share our experiences with you. Or check out our website www.barbiedeathcamp.com .
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Postby rob1981sac » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:06 pm

here in Sac as well if anyone ever want's to meet up for beer/coffee.
First time burner here as well and can't wait
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