DangerMouse wrote:To me it is not a matter of whether or not the music is or is not good. Or how talented someone and their laptop is. (Echo and the Bunnymen?)
I like techno/trance/house/whatever. I also like rap, funk, rock, and just about everything else except polka. (Polka only works when drinking German beir.)
Now, that said. I don't want to have a pounding migraine after 10 minutes because someone seems to feel that bass = music. Nor do I want to have to move my camp because some asshat techno camp moved in next to me or a block away for all I care mid-week or whatever.
I'm all for freedom of expression, however your art is not necessarily my art and you should be cognizant of that. The fact that you tell me I have to move my camp site way the hell out to BFE shows simply that you're self-centered and care only about your wishes. Therefore by your rules I have a right to take a sledgehammer to your power source as that would be my form of expression as it relates to your form of expression.
Common courtesy on all parts is to be appreciated I would think.
And WTH is up w/ all these computer jockies thinking that clipping = better music anyway? Maybe someone should set up Camp 176db Mozart next to your techno camp. At least I'd be able to sleep until they started up with some Ride of the Valkyries. Then I'd likely go into 3rd grade dodgeball flashbacks and duck and cover.
Self-centered? I really don;t think i am being self centered at all. I actually believe I am very considerate of other people's opinions.
I am not asking you to camp out in BFE (If anyone has been asked to move it was the rave camps themselves, historically). You have just as much right to camp any place you want as anyone else, however... if your number one priority is to have quiet then don't camp up at the end where the large sound camps are. No one is taking your right to choose away here. Seems pretty straighforward to me! I have no problem with placing loud sound in a certain area, but that doesn't seem to be enough for you, which I don't understand because that leaves you the majority of BRC to find a nice quiet place to settle down. Instead it seems you would choose to camp in an area that is prone to being loud and then threaten to smash people's equipment when it's too much for you. There is really no one to blame here but yourself in that case. The solution to your annoyance is there, it's just a matter of CHOOSING to not put yourself in an area with loud music.
Finally, it's Burning Man!!! If it is such a difficult place for you to be because of the noise maybe you consider staying home where you can have complete control over your own environment, and listen to whatever you want, at whatever volume you want.
So please don't call me self centered. I am not interested in bringing down anyone's good time. In fact that is why I perceive the narrow mindedness of those that threaten pulling plugs, smashing equipment, or whatever else to be the one's with the self-centered intolerant viewpoint.
Again, most of BRC is really a quiet place. It's not difficult at all to find a spot that you can get some sleep (and that doesn't mean you need to sleep out near the trash fence).
With all that said, granted there will be those that set up and play loud in "inappropriate" areas and poor times, but you don't to be playing music to be loud and disturb the neighbors.
Maybe I should come smash your computer because you are using it to "be loud" and disturb my eplaya experience.