BurningMan vs. Nascar

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BurningMan vs. Nascar

Postby dirtytuba » Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:43 pm

I find the simularities between Nascar and Burningman very funny.

thousands of people flock to a far off place to camp in MotorHomes and tents, dress funny, decorate their camps and drink/do drugs for a week. The only difference I see is that one embraces the economy of waste and the other shourds it in language like "leave no trace"

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Postby Bob » Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:41 pm

WRT both, it's hard to finish on "E".
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Postby dj big E » Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:47 pm

lmao i have never heard anyone preaching conserve lmao in fact at this point without the excessiveness ie 100,000 of thousands of gallons of gas spent coming and going and money and braincells etc.The only point i have poundeed into my brain is at the end and during the event is pick that shit up and take it with you don't leave you're waste behind.personnally i would prefer more waste and burning shit the man should be hollow nekt year and hold 100,000 gallons kerosene lmao. dj big E laugh don't cry mother fucker
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Postby Isotopia » Mon Dec 08, 2003 10:01 pm

thousands of people flock to a far off place to camp in MotorHomes and tents, dress funny, decorate their camps and drink/do drugs for a week. The only difference I see is that one embraces the economy of waste and the other shourds it in language like "leave no trace"


Extend the example and the case could be made that BM is also like a political convention.

But similarities - especially superfical observations of seemingly like behaviors - belie the intent of one group when you dig down deep. The word 'culture' might be appropriately applied to all three examples but 'community' as far as I can tell can only be assigned to one of them.
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Postby stuart » Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:48 pm

aren't there a lot more rednecks at a NASCAR event?
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Postby Dustdevil » Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:16 pm

At a NASCAR event large numbers of SPECTATORS pay to be entertained for a few hours by 43 PARTICIPANTS and their support crews. Need I go on? And by the way, after being a participant in another auto race venue, being a spectator has lost some of its' appeal.
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Postby blyslv » Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:17 pm

stuart wrote:aren't there a lot more rednecks at a NASCAR event?


At the start of each event, but by the end of the week, everybody's neck is red.
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Postby dirtytuba » Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:45 pm

Isotopia wrote:
The word 'culture' might be appropriately applied to all three examples but 'community' as far as I can tell can only be assigned to one of them.


Nascar isn't community? is that what you are saying?
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Postby III » Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:33 pm

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Postby spaceboy » Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:48 pm

I live in North carolina, where NASCAR began. I think the races are boring, and I think BM & a car race are on two ends of the spectrum; far far away from eachother. Alcohol is consumed at both events, fer sure, and there ARE fires at both (one event they're encouraged, the other event dreads them).
That's about where the similarities stop. Maybe there's some between BM and say the Baja off road, or the Tangiers cross-desert race.

Now maybe if everyone just went left around the esplanade, we'd have something...

>lmao i have never heard anyone preaching conserve lmao in fact at this point without the excessiveness ie 100,000 of thousands of gallons of gas spent coming and going

I think NASCAR uses ethanol, the corn-based gas. Not sure...
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Postby Chai Guy » Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:04 pm

Nascar VS. Burning Man
The Tale of the Tape



Beer Consumed:

Burning Man : Micro and home brews

Nascar: PBR, MGD, Bud, and Bud Light

Advantage: Burning Man

Corporate Sponsorship

Burning Man: None

Nascar: Saturation Level Marketing

Advantage: Burning Man

Fire Arms

Burning Man: Banned - No firearms allowed

Nascar: Gun Racks Mandatory

Advantage:Nascar

Demi-God

Burning Man: Larry Harvey

Nascar: Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Advantage: Nascar

Spectators Vehicle of Choice

Burning Man: Hippies & Art Fags in RV's and SUVs

Nascar: Red Necks in RV's and SUVs

Advantage: Push
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Postby Zane5100 » Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:24 pm

Chai Guy wrote:Demi-God

Burning Man: Larry Harvey

Nascar: Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Advantage: Nascar


bah.

One has to wipe his ass after he shits, the same as the rest of us.

The other is fertilizer, which we'll all be soon enough.
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Postby precipitate » Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:33 pm

> Burning Man : Micro and home brews
> Nascar: PBR, MGD, Bud, and Bud Light

Not in my camp, buddy. PBR is my playa beer of choice. Yeah, I had some
Boddington's and some Guinness, but I gave them away at the end of the
week largely undrunk. Brought the whole case of Red Hook home. (And
none of those are microbrews anyway.)
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lmao chai guy heres one more

Postby dj big E » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:22 pm

bm- gifts :D
nascar-t-shirt booth :twisted:
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Postby Chai Guy » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:22 pm

Yeah, I had some
Boddington's and some Guinness, but I gave them away at the end of the
week largely undrunk. Brought the whole case of Red Hook home.


Feel free to unload a few of those at my camp next year.
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Postby precipitate » Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:46 am

Okeydoke. Just let me know where you camp. I'm probably not going
anywhere near Center Camp unless Zane's there again.
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