unfathomable

unfathomable

Postby Mic » Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:32 am

I'm really looking forward to my first burn. I've been reading through some of the threads and stuff. Do we have to book a place with a theme camp or is there a fair element of more random improvised camping?

The london_announce forum doesn't have any activity it seems. Any tips/links?

Cheers
User avatar
Mic
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 am
Location: London

Postby mdmf007 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:25 am

Yes -

you can drop reservation requests on this thread and the right people will reply with your reservation number and confirmation.

Browse the camp listing and figure out which theme camp you want to stay with, from there your set. Fees vary by camp and space is limited so you may get bumped to another camp so dont forget to list alternates.

good luck
User avatar
mdmf007
Moderator
 
Posts: 4771
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:32 pm
Location: my computer
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: ESD

Postby thirt33n » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:32 am

...you wouldn't listen to a guy with his finger up his nose, would you?

....welcome. read a lot more posts and you'll get a firmer grip on how it works.
read the survival guide repeatedly.

see you out there.
blow.
User avatar
thirt33n
 
Posts: 1036
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:13 pm
Location: north
Burning Since: 2002
Camp Name: Playa Name "Crux"

Postby Mic » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:47 pm

Aye. To be sure, do you think starting the process from May 22nd will be too late? - intense exam revision schedule you see
User avatar
Mic
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 am
Location: London

Postby gyre » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:29 pm

You don't need to join a theme camp unless you find one that meets your interests or you want to camp with people and share facilities, and that needn't be a theme camp.
It could just be a camp with other people.
You can always find a camp that interests you and pitch in.
Look around when you get there and say hi to people.
Theme camps are to interact with the public in some way.
It's a hard concept to get until you get there.

Try to camp on the good side of the man.
"Everything is more wonderful when you do it with a car, don't you think?"
-girl by the fire, watching a tree moved by car bumper in the bonfire

It would be a shame if I had to resort to self-deception to preserve my faith in objective reality.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Postby mdmf007 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:46 pm

Cant little Ralphie have some fun?

anyways - no, theres no centralized camp registration or assignment. Each Theme Camp is a unique endeveaur and is can be run militaristically precise (apok) or as loose as that particular theme camps management or lack of wants.

Going solo is done by thousands every year and all have a blast. Being communal creatures some people find it easier to camp together, others dont.

May 22nd is never too late.

A lot of people wont know if they can go until the friday before BM opens or later! so its a ll doable.

have fun and read this site a lot. the search option at the top works great well. Most questions have answers here already,
User avatar
mdmf007
Moderator
 
Posts: 4771
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:32 pm
Location: my computer
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: ESD

Postby gyre » Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:09 pm

It's all just one big friendly holiday camp!
Camp alone and you'll have neighbors.
That's how some camps start.

Mdm always camps under the tree.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Postby Mic » Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:55 am

Cheers y'all - good to be sure to be sure With any luck I'll be seeing you there, helping you make your alpha, beta and theta waves undetectable!
User avatar
Mic
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 am
Location: London

Postby plowman » Sat May 03, 2008 9:54 pm

Try to camp on the good side of the man.[/quote]


I didn't know there was a bad side of the man.
plowman
 
Posts: 268
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:41 pm
Location: on top of a mountian in the middle of nowhere

Postby gyre » Sat May 03, 2008 10:22 pm

Here's a place to get your event stuff.

http://www.playazon.com/home.html
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun May 04, 2008 5:49 am

Golly, can't you people be serious for one bleeding minute....this poor chap needs some help and guidance....



I will take your Reservation and Credit card Number and Book you a nice camp on the good side of the Man. If you would like to attend a brief, 30 minute video and seminar on the benefits of Time-Sharing in a Gift economy, at NO additional fee, i would be more than happy to sign you up now for that as well.

Please call my office or come in person to the blue door under the Circus-Circus Clown, next to the Dairy Queen #1 in Reno.


come alone, and make sure you were not followed.

thank you, and have a Swell Burn.Image
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 13848
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Postby Intubater69 » Sun May 04, 2008 6:29 pm

Mic, be careful of this lot, they're a snarky bunch, although I'm not sure how snarky translate's into England-ish. Think Hooligans and ur on the right track. :D
I get to drive the ambulance how fast?!!

SailMan
User avatar
Intubater69
 
Posts: 215
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:26 am
Location: Detroit Metro Gulags

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 04, 2008 7:25 pm

Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37396
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue May 06, 2008 6:58 am

yes, and burning man is a Great White Snark.
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 13848
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue May 06, 2008 6:35 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:yes, and burning man is a Great White Snark.
Are we going to have to go through another round of how racist bm is? ;-)
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37396
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Postby Mic » Sun May 11, 2008 11:11 am

ooh! Hello again chaps. I've been away for a while. I really am lost as to what kinds of shenannigans you guys are witting about. I feel a kind of fear in my gut and down the back of my spine that the camps I like the most will be the ones that render me in tatters, violated and setionned, quietly thankful to be alive :wink:

Re hooligans, not sure f that's the one. Hooligans are basically what happens when Brits loose the wit to be sure to be sure
User avatar
Mic
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 am
Location: London

Postby gyre » Sun May 11, 2008 11:21 am

Lager lads?
Liverpool supporters, maybe?
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Postby Mic » Sun May 11, 2008 12:13 pm

I think we don't get snarks here unless they're fresh off the boat. We tell them they're not wearing sneekers. They are enrolled into trainers then in many cases end up in a box with the Germans.

Liverpool supporters are from Norway and Bangladesh anyway
User avatar
Mic
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 am
Location: London

Postby plowman » Sun May 11, 2008 12:21 pm

Check out Stag Camp on 2008 theme camp thread.We are not what our name implies. I think you will be a great addition

"Snark" is just the noise you make when you expell the playa dust from your nose.
plowman
 
Posts: 268
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:41 pm
Location: on top of a mountian in the middle of nowhere

Postby Mic » Sun May 11, 2008 12:54 pm

Aye, all good man. It'll be wicked to catch the Terminal crew bantor in the flesh on the playa. I'll be sure to carry on the tradition and spin a few yarns myself. playazon.com is jokes (that means proper good laugh in London these days).
User avatar
Mic
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 am
Location: London

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 11, 2008 7:45 pm

Mic wrote:Aye, all good man. It'll be wicked to catch the Terminal crew bantor in the flesh on the playa.
Are you trying to become a doomed citizen of terminal city?

Some of us are bribable.
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37396
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Postby gyre » Sun May 11, 2008 9:26 pm

Mic wrote:I think we don't get snarks here unless they're fresh off the boat. We tell them they're not wearing sneekers. They are enrolled into trainers then in many cases end up in a box with the Germans.

Not trying to be an anorak here, but for those who don't know, trainers are sneakers.
I'm not sure I get the subtext of the last part about the germans though?

Hope you're staying shut of bunny boilers!
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Postby Mic » Mon May 12, 2008 2:49 am

[quote="theCryptofishist"][quote="Mic"]Aye, all good man. It'll be wicked to catch the Terminal crew bantor in the flesh on the playa. [/quote]Are you trying to become a doomed citizen of terminal city?

Some of us are bribable.[/quote]

Not sure where I'm gonna decide to go yet. Regarding bribes, I do have bags full of dissapointments, insults, half arsed efforts and the like, which I have used in many a festival. It's amazing how may people will literally pay money for such things! They're not uplifting, yet refreshingly grounding. You could weild such currencies for clout on the field.

Gyre, I was referring to the less pleasant xenophobic class of English who group Americans and Germans (and sometimes the French) into a similar category. Although I am not of that type of class, it still feels treasonous explaining it... bunny boilers?
User avatar
Mic
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 am
Location: London

Bunny Boilers

Postby gyre » Mon May 12, 2008 3:07 am

If you enable your bbcode in your profile the features should work.
And I recommend setting your email unless you just don't want email.
The pm system is awkward at best.
Your info stays private unless you write back.

Most of the slang we get over here from the uk is at least a year old, though I think we're going to get current episodes of Shameless soon.
'Bunny boiler' is one out of London I heard very recently.
Maybe it hasn't caught on?
It refers to an unhinged or overly possessive woman.
I think the reference is to the scene in 'Fatal Attraction'.
I just about split a gut when I heard this one.
"Everything is more wonderful when you do it with a car, don't you think?"
-girl by the fire, watching a tree moved by car bumper in the bonfire

It would be a shame if I had to resort to self-deception to preserve my faith in objective reality.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Postby gyre » Mon May 12, 2008 3:19 am

Mic wrote:Gyre, I was referring to the less pleasant xenophobic class of English who group Americans and Germans (and sometimes the French) into a similar category. Although I am not of that type of class, it still feels treasonous explaining it...
Gee, does anyone group us with germans?
That seems like a stretch.

I know someone in the midlands who is quite even tempered and cordial, until it comes to the french, whom he seems to hate with remarkable and colorful enthusiasm.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: Bunny Boilers

Postby Mic » Mon May 12, 2008 8:19 am

gyre wrote:If you enable your bbcode in your profile the features should work.
And I recommend setting your email unless you just don't want email.
The pm system is awkward at best.
Your info stays private unless you write back.

Most of the slang we get over here from the uk is at least a year old, though I think we're going to get current episodes of Shameless soon.
'Bunny boiler' is one out of London I heard very recently.
Maybe it hasn't caught on?
It refers to an unhinged or overly possessive woman.
I think the reference is to the scene in 'Fatal Attraction'.
I just about split a gut when I heard this one.


:oops:

OK, it works . . or doesn't as I'm writing I don't know...

I thought that's what bunny boiler meant, just coudn't see what the context was
User avatar
Mic
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 am
Location: London

Re: Bunny Boilers

Postby gyre » Mon May 12, 2008 8:35 am

Mic wrote:I thought that's what bunny boiler meant, just coudn't see what the context was
Just general good wishes!
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Postby Mic » Mon May 12, 2008 9:33 am

But that's discrimination. Bunny boilers aren't all bad, especially if they don't find out where you live. I met one at the Glade festival last year and she was lovely.

I'm a monster :cry:
User avatar
Mic
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:33 am
Location: London

Postby gyre » Mon May 12, 2008 10:45 am

Not enough psychodrama in the diet, eh?
Know just the girl.
User avatar
gyre
 
Posts: 15346
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Postby mdmf007 » Mon May 12, 2008 6:37 pm

who doesnt like drama?
User avatar
mdmf007
Moderator
 
Posts: 4771
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:32 pm
Location: my computer
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: ESD

Next

Return to Introduce Yourself!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests