Month Long Burning Man

Month Long Burning Man

Postby gyre » Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:43 am

Does anybody else think a week is too short?
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Postby sputnik » Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:18 am

Maybe a bit, but that's the most I can get away for anyway. Sign up for DPW work. You can be there for months at a time that way.
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Postby blyslv » Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:29 am

There's a lot of things in life that you should stop before you have too much. Ideally you go away wanting a little bit more. Ice cream, kinky sex, coffee and chocolate all spring to mind. And so does burningman.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:53 pm

Speak for yourself...I happen to like kinky sex. A lot.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:12 am

blyslv wrote:There's a lot of things in life that you should stop before you have too much. Ideally you go away wanting a little bit more. Ice cream, kinky sex, coffee and chocolate all spring to mind. And so does burningman.


Nope - have as much fun as you can for as long as you can and may your final memories in this plane of existance put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart. Know what to hold, know what to fold. And if it's not fun, you're doing something wrong!!

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Postby Niacin » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:21 am

With a month long BM the new moop problem will be ravers.
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Postby Kinetic IV » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:25 am

Niacin wrote:With a month long BM the new moop problem will be ravers.


This idea will never fly, it would deplete the worldwide supply of glowsticks that our Emergency Response teams and Homeland Security folks need.
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Postby diane o'thirst » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:11 pm

It would sure cut back on the population. How many people have the resources to haul that much food and water in?

Maybe if the festival allowed weekly re-provisioning trips or people came and went throughout the month. The city's populace would wax and wane as camps arrived and left...that could be cool and keep things interesting. A different Esplanade every week...

Personally, I couldn't do a whole month out there, health issues aside.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:17 pm

I dunno... as much as I love being there, after my usual 9 or 10 days I'm pretty much ready to go home. And really, how many of us can get a month off? Every time i go to Vegas for 4 days I always feel ready to go home by the third.
And there would be tough logistics about supplies for a month out there.

I could MAYBE see going two weeks... but I dunno about even that.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:41 pm

Yeah... I could do 2 weeks + out there no problem... Did it last year, and could have gone another week, except for work. Damn. Punched my vacation balance pretty hard last year. But it was worth it.

Might even do some DPW weekends this year. Just because.

From a logistics standpoint it wouldn't be too hard, you'd just have to plan things out pretty carefully. After all, entire families did 3-4 months in the wilderness out of a conestoga wagon...

So... how much snow is on the ground in Gerlach??

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Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:11 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote: After all, entire families did 3-4 months in the wilderness out of a conestoga wagon...



Yeah, but they didn't do it for FUN!!
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Postby HughMungus » Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:40 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:Speak for yourself...I happen to like kinky sex. A lot.


Me too.

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Postby HughMungus » Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:51 pm

diane o'thirst wrote:It would sure cut back on the population. How many people have the resources to haul that much food and water in?

Maybe if the festival allowed weekly re-provisioning trips or people came and went throughout the month. The city's populace would wax and wane as camps arrived and left...that could be cool and keep things interesting. A different Esplanade every week...

Personally, I couldn't do a whole month out there, health issues aside.


There would still be a core that comes only for the week.

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Postby regionalchaos » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:33 pm

HughMungus wrote:All I know is that in '06 I'm getting in as early as possible.


Me too. :wink:
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:15 pm

Oh let's be pure and only have it for a weekend!


On the other hand, even the Bohemian Grove crowd has a whole month, but one week is the important one--or so I understand.

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Postby gladeye » Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:53 pm

A month would kill me. I can take a week of weed, X, shrooms, drink, tons of bike riding, precious little deep sleep, sporadic eating, funky portapotties, delicious sexual strangeness, heat, cold, dust, and wind, but a MONTH?! I guess there are many worse ways to die...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:51 pm

gladeye wrote:A month would kill me. I can take a week of weed, X, shrooms, drink, tons of bike riding, precious little deep sleep, sporadic eating, funky portapotties, delicious sexual strangeness, heat, cold, dust, and wind, but a MONTH?! I guess there are many worse ways to die...

Then just stick to the portapotty.
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Postby Desert Duck » Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:23 pm

Whaddya mean? It IS a month long, sometimes longer than that. Aug 15-Sept 30, right?
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Postby AbsintheTOM » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:11 am

I have absolutely no problems with it being longer... a month? Sounds great! If you and your crew can't work out how to get a ride into Reno for more 5 gallon jugs of water and canned food then your crew sucks. I asked one friend about DPW just for this very reason. The two week thing was just too damn short.

I have already got a week and a half prior to gates open OFF from work as well as half a week off into it. My normal schedule is i work two weeks on two weeks off. So essentially I'll have a month off without trying for BM. Anyone want to join me on a 7 week Burning Man?
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Postby freakersedge » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:22 pm

I believe there is a government wide policy that restricts use of public lands for not more than two weeks. I know they let their workers out to check on things once in awhile so extentions should be carefully considered. On private property, only ones neighbors could be your cap. Also, since on many maps the playa is portrayed as a lake, ownership of lakes requires ownership of some sort of encompassment or both sides. Um, both sides of a circle? What a ninny, thats of navigateable interior waters, and no I will not explain interior. Oh and by the way, I agree with the moop subject, where would we store them?
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Postby AbsintheTOM » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:40 pm

We put moops in the moop-mobile and have designated moop movers take it to the moop depository in the nearby town of Gerlach, also known as Moop Heaven, where moop goes to die.
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Postby Desert Duck » Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:08 pm

Or be BORN AGAIN!! Hallelujah!!
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Postby freakersedge » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:54 am

Oh oh, don't tell me that my treasured collection of moop is illegal now because I didn't get it thru the proper channels, oh please don't tell me. Here I was planning a new moop adventure and I can only do it on dark nights? :(
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Postby freakersedge » Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:12 am

Hey, I bet you think I am kidding. I have this really cool, expensive metal detector sold to me by a friend.. he had a real good summer with it. That his house burnt down around his ears , but was saved by some guy bursting into his room, a kung fu-ist of all people, he wouldn't have been able to thank me, and the darn thing sits idle. Oh well, I guess discreesion is the better part of valour, right? Thanks for the update. Who says double posting is unacceptable?
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Postby Desert Duck » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:05 am

Actually, the MOOP we were referring to was ravers. And they glow in the dark, so no good trying to sneak them out at night. That and the constant
nntss nntss nntss nntss nntss nntss nntss nntss
would make you pretty easy to find. As far as your toy goes, the more little metal bits you take away from the playa, the better, but it'll be a mixed bag(lots o' those little watch batts used to power raver flashies, etc.) and if you do, and you show me your huge bag of collected bits and what, I'll give you the beverage of your choice on the spot. And if I don't have it I'll find someone who does.
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Postby Desert Duck » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:10 am

Niacin wrote:With a month long BM the new moop problem will be ravers.
:lol:
I'm down with double posting, double stuffing, double whammys, and double trouble!! :twisted:
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Postby freakersedge » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:57 pm

duck,
You got a deal and I will do it as soon as the darn playa dries out, I love the special effects of the playa in daylight, especially when someone is bearing down on you in a monster vehicle and your wondering if there is anybody in the drivers seat.
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Postby Desert Duck » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:09 am

I wanna go surf on a playa iceberg right NOW!! :twisted: :shock:
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Postby freakersedge » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:53 pm

duck,

After this weekend you may get your wish, its snowing in Reno, moving north by northeast.

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Postby diane o'thirst » Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:04 am

It's snowing here NOW!
Or at least it will tonight and tomorrow. We had some this morning but it didn't survive noon Image

Tell me again...spring is due to arrive in about ten days?
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