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Gifts for the playa

Postby socks » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:35 pm

What are you bringing for gifts this year?
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Postby phil » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:51 pm

Everything in this set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/civex/sets/72157625951596405/
plus more playafied clothes and stickers.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:56 pm

Camp infrastructure, Bondage Barber Chair and general tinkering and adjustment help with an emphasis on welding.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby TomServo » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:05 pm

socks wrote:What are you bringing for gifts this year?



Pins and bloody marys


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Postby graidawg » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:34 am

motskyroonmatick wrote:Camp infrastructure, Bondage Barber Chair and general tinkering and adjustment help with an emphasis on welding.



Does the mean i can get my hair cut? :?

i am bringing BOOZE! and ME!


and sguashed flies so trishntek doesn't hurt me too much
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Postby Trishntek » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:20 am

Our camp is our gift to BRC in general. We will offer absinthe, limoncello, chambord as "gifts",,, but you do have to suck strap-on dildoes of Superman, Batman and Santa Clause to get their "issue" of booze.

We also offer "prizes" of brand new smut shop wares. But you would have to win a game or contest to receive them. But then I guess the game is a gift of sorts.

Vinegar water foot washings with aloe vera gel soak and cocoa butter lotion is given to anyone who asks without condition. So I guess that is our true "gift".
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Postby junglesmacks » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:44 am

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Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
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Postby AntiM » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:54 pm

The Home for Wayward Art, mostly. That should pretty much be enough ... includes the art, the "gift shop" items (bandannas, t-shirts, whatever we think of), this year the Frame Shoppe too. Random batches of freshly baked goods, drinks, flashlights, stuff people need if we have extras, cold drinks out on the playa.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:02 pm

I have art for you. I know you know, but sometimes I like to say so.
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Postby socks » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:15 pm

Gifting is one of the parts of Burning man i like best.I try to make most of what i gift like tennis balls drilled and painted for your kickstand,bracelet and necklaces.I also set up a gum ball machine (dusty balls) that takes no money.The best gift is what the playa will give you if you let it.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:05 pm

graidawg wrote:
motskyroonmatick wrote:Camp infrastructure, Bondage Barber Chair and general tinkering and adjustment help with an emphasis on welding.



Does the mean i can get my hair cut? :?

i am bringing BOOZE! and ME!


and sguashed flies so trishntek doesn't hurt me too much


Oh sure but you might want to bring your own stylist. I'm not much at cutting hair.
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Postby Savannah » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:10 pm

I'm not sure anyone has gotten a haircut in that chair ever since the neck belt was added.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:37 pm

Savannah wrote:I'm not sure anyone has gotten a haircut in that chair ever since the neck belt was added.


It's true. None has but it would be a great first. I'll supply the vacuum to pick up the hair so it does not become moop.
I should get the chair out and do some sprucing up on it. More restraints would be ... better. :twisted:
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Postby graidawg » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:45 pm

motskyroonmatick wrote:
Savannah wrote:I'm not sure anyone has gotten a haircut in that chair ever since the neck belt was added.


It's true. None has but it would be a great first. I'll supply the vacuum to pick up the hair so it does not become moop.
I should get the chair out and do some sprucing up on it. More restraints would be ... better. :twisted:


OK! You have my full permission to do whatever you like to my hair! I have been growing it for a while now unsure of what to do with it! and it is rites of passage after all. so my hair will remain uncut from now till then.


previewed review read i mean what i say hehe
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Postby socks » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:35 pm

Will this hair cut make the where ,what and when?
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Gifts for the playa

Postby PurplMyst » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:34 pm

I make "add-a-pocket" pouches from costume fabric scraps. Small 2 pocket pouches that have belt loops or can be clipped on to whatever you like with the included star-shaped caraibiner. Pouches include such necessities as sunscreen, candy, lighter, Alka-Seltzer, small handmade jewelery piece, some little LED light, and sometimes a little bottle o booze. And because I'm a freak for glow-in-the-dark stuff; some fabric on the pouch & usually one of the treats inside usually glows in the dark.

Other gifts such as home made sangria, lemoncello and REAL mac & cheese vary from year to year.

This year I acquired 50pcs of glow-in-the-dark plastic keychains. Once true inspiration strikes, they will be converted into something truly awesome!
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Postby Leo » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:56 pm

Books of matches, bottles of mixers, pints of vodka.
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Postby dragonpilot » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:47 pm

Cheap plastic Mardi Gras beads...lots of them!
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Postby Eric » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:02 am

junglesmacks wrote:Image


I write my own snarky articles (see above) & edit other ones so that my camp can give a paper away to the masses.

I also occasionally stand behind a bar slinging drinks. More often I stand behind a bar going on drunken stream of conscious tirades that are apparently funny while pretending to serve drinks.
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Postby Lowz » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:51 am

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Postby Martiansky » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:07 pm

Speaking of gifting.....

Does anyone gift the greeters?
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Postby Sham » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:24 pm

This was gifted to me many years ago. If you lay this thing out and print it, you can have a portable guide for the week. I keep track of all the events and camps I want to visit. Also, I can write down contacts and emails of people I want to stay in touch with. It's a perfect little book for the playa.

I am now gifting this amazing little thingy to anyone who wishes to print this out. Remember, you can design the pages yourself. Here you go:
http://www.pocketmod.com/

Also, I DO give a gift to the greeters and ticket people every year. If a nearby greeter gets wind of my gift, they get one too. These volunteers deserve it! :D
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:26 pm

Shambala wrote:I am now gifting this amazing little thingy to anyone who wishes to print this out. Remember, you can design the pages yourself. Here you go:
http://www.pocketmod.com/

Sorry, Sham, but that will never replace AntiM.
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Postby socks » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:39 pm

Its the first gift of the playa.If i come in at night i like to give glow necklaces so my greeter doesn't get run over and during the day i offer cold drinks.
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Postby Savannah » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:23 pm

More often I stand behind a bar going on drunken stream of conscious tirades that are apparently funny while pretending to serve drinks.


That sounds like fun.

Speaking of gifting.....

Does anyone gift the greeters?


It was not constant or expected, but in 2009 someone gave us a whole bottle of Grey Goose, which we passed amongst ourselves in the noon day sun as we finished our shift (oof) and the following year someone gave us cold beer, and another person in a separate car offered a box of fresh doughnuts at about the same time. Consumed together on Wednesday morning of the event, these were quite enjoyable. :) I remember a certain young Canuck exclaiming "this is just like breakfast in Canada!" with a mouthful of doughnut. So cute. :)
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Postby jkisha » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:28 pm

Martiansky wrote:Speaking of gifting.....

Does anyone gift the greeters?


We usually give a six pack of cold beer to gate and another to greeters.
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Postby Mojojita » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:59 pm

jkisha wrote:
Martiansky wrote:Speaking of gifting.....

Does anyone gift the greeters?


We usually give a six pack of cold beer to gate and another to greeters.


You, sir, are a god.....

Two amazing gifts I have gotten to partake in at Greeters were 1) A bag full of McDoanlds cheeseburgers and 2) A bucket of fried chicken. It didn't matter that they were cold, having come from Reno, they really hit the spot!!!!! Somehow food is extra amazing out there - maybe because the shifts are at least 4 hours long.
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Gift guide for first-timers

Postby phil » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:16 pm

Y'know I get flack for this recommendation, but for first timers I recommend _not_ giving gifts. You just have no clue, so whatever you pick will be wonderful, I'm sure, but your choice is fraught with potential moopiness and being totally wrong. Some first-timer gave us pasteboard bookmarks from a library; another guy offered me a tube of chapstick that he found on the playa. Puh-leeze - go once and see how it goes. Then you'll know what the story is. Of course, one first-timer handed out chocolates with mint vodka inside, and _that_ hit the spot right off.

Last year, some knucklehead stole our bacon. The campers across the street mentioned they heard our bacon was stolen days before as they were packing up on the last day and gave us their left over package of bacon. The last day. We thanked them profusely for their generosity, cooked it, and gave it back to them. They ate it _all_. :->

Gifts can be random and unplanned. Just go with the flow and see what moves you. Repeat.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:23 pm

Yeah, I got bookmarks one year. Some political statement or other on them. I'm pretty sure they are in my Shoebox of Random Burning Man Crap I can't use.

One year a newb brought a whole box of books. I thought they'd be gifts. Dozens of books. Nope, he thought he'd bring enough reading material for the week in case he got bored. Uh, right.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:07 pm

Even I don't read much there.
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