evolution of the event

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Postby bullD » Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:25 am

very busy...
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good to hear

Postby theshaman » Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:21 am

Great post bulD, good to hear a long term view. I often look at Burning Man as a symptom of something happening in the world, of a longing we have that we can't really put into so many words.

When I look at it this way I know that even if it was to cease to exist, another expression of whatever the spirit is would take it's place. The Genie is out of the bottle, wearing fur, and wandering the desert with a camelback and a stupid grin on his face.
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Postby Merman » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:00 pm

My first year was ’98. On most accounts that doesn’t qualify as an “old timer”, just a regular burner who’s seen a few years.

I’d agree, the animal has changed, but don’t think the experience has changed.

People can still go out to the playa and express themselves in deeply radical ways and have people say, “that’s damn fucking awesome.” What’s more, on the rare occasions where there’s negative feedback, people don’t have to defend themselves; other burners leap to defense. It’s as if there is an almost physiological reflex toward defending radical self expression.

It’s an amazing thing to watch. To see first time burners quickly defend radical self expression. I believe that’s the spirit which drives the experience.

Everything else can change, but as long as radical self expression is fostered and protected . . .


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Postby Simply Joel » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:22 pm

DVD Burner wrote:WHOLY COW!


bullD is an old timmer. what took you so long to hit eplaya?


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Postby blyslv » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:09 pm

Next year will be better.
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Postby Last Real Burner » Sun Jul 04, 2004 1:56 pm

Evoulution of the Event

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Postby BAS » Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:10 pm

You're that one, aren't you!

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Postby Simply Joel » Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:44 am

Last Real Burner wrote:Evoulution of the Event

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"Can you pick me out of the crowd?"

slyly,
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are you the one cleverly disguised as a water pipe?
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:50 am

Ah, baked couch potatoes. Pass the butter please.
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Postby Sensei » Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:08 am

Once again, I have spit Raisin Bran all over my keyboard. Damn you, AnitM.
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Postby BAS » Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:44 am

Sensei, you should consider a sneeze guard for your computer....
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Postby Last Real Burner » Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:38 pm

BURNINGMAN 2006

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The event may have been downsized but the ticket cost are the same.


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duuude

Postby theshaman » Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:51 pm

duuude, Burning One 2006, I am so there

....wait a minute...was I in that picture too? Crap don't remember...it is all just one long thursday to me...
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Postby BAS » Tue Jul 06, 2004 4:13 pm

....wait a minute...was I in that picture too? Crap don't remember...it is all just one long thursday to me...


I seem to remember you being there, but I am fairly certain I wasn't..., it is a real puzzle...? :?
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Postby Last Real Burner » Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:24 pm

BURNINGMAN ---- It was better last year.

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To save money, instead of a man, we burn a bowl and pass it around.


"Don't Touch That!!!!."

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Postby dana » Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:44 pm

I hear there used to be a drive-by shooting range.

Sigh.....

Please gramps, tell us that story again!
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Postby blyslv » Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:49 pm

There's 51 weeks of the year where you could still set up a drive-by shooting range.

If you really really wanted to.
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Postby bullD » Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:18 pm

has anybody here ever been near an actual drive by shooting?

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

There is something to be said for the school system teaching us when we are kids to get as low as possible during certain emergency situations. What they don't teach us however is how to get the stains out of our shorts...
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Postby Badger » Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:29 pm

I did the drive by shooting range one of my first years back in 92 or 93.

Stopped at Raley's in Reno and picked up lots of liver and cheap meat. tore the backs open on a few stuffed dinosaurs and replaced the stuffing with meat. Lots of meat. Sew back up, impale on stick and go for the pum action through the sunroof of a red Honda.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:31 pm

Cleaned up the MOOP for dinner?
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Postby Badger » Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:35 pm

There wasn't much MOOP on my part. I have trouble sucessfully aiming out of a sunroof at 60 mph.

But yeah, seriously. I remeber that the leave no trace ethic was being practiced way back then - even by some of the crustier looking folks who showed up to shoot.
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Postby dana » Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:12 pm

Badger,
Wow, that sounds wonderful. It's good to hear that kind of dedication!
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