Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby kjauss04 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:02 pm

Hi,

My name is Kimber. I am a photographer and have this amazing idea, but I need as much help as I can to make it happen. I want to capture hundreds of Chinese sky lanterns being lit off at sunrise one morning. I was thinking maybe later in the week would be best, when the festival is in full swing. I will provide all the materials(lanterns and lighters), I just need people willing to light them off for me. Bring your friends or you camp. Light off as many as you would like. Please contact me if you would be interested in helping with this amazing spectacle.

Look forward to seeing everyone out there :)
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:30 pm

No, don't do this, it's a terrible idea!!!!!!

First, it's a tent city. Flying fire is bad.

Moop, you gonna clean up 100s of lanterns?

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Eric » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:36 pm

Fire lanterns are also not allowed as far as I know.

Someone was setting them off last year after the Burn for a very short time before they were stopped. If it's done early in the week it might even end up with the removal from the festival of the person doing it- it's a major fire hazard.

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Dustdevil » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:39 pm

Speaking now in an official capacity, you will NOT be allowed to bring and deploy "hundreds" of lanterns. Yes, I have seen this done and it is really cool, but you have the MOOP and fire issues to deal with. This type of project has come up several times in the last 3-4 years and the Fire Art Safety Team has rejected it.

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby JStep » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:55 pm

Doesn't this seem just basic?
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby graidawg » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:01 pm

wouldnt lanterns make great targets at juplaya though?
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Bob » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:49 pm

graidawg wrote:wouldnt lanterns make great targets at juplaya though?


You've never experienced brushfires out there, apparently.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:53 pm

graidawg wrote:wouldnt lanterns make great targets at juplaya though?



No, but coffee cans full of white gas and an m80 are.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:50 am

Jesus Christ what a bunch of negative nancies.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Mr. Flintstone » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:18 pm

WTF This was just listed in JRS. sounds rather moopie to me
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:42 pm

And dangerous. I don't think jrs ran that by esd before pub.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:51 pm

I hope this person hasn't spent a bunch of money on Lanterns already.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby jkisha » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:56 pm

Oh my, it was listed! :shock:

Mr. Flintstone wrote:WTF This was just listed in JRS. sounds rather moopie to me
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby talkfahrenheit » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:18 pm

While this would be entirely beautiful to see, it is extremely dangerous. I was at a festival this weekend where somebody released [b]one [/b] fire lantern. The wind carried it straight to the trees and got stuck. It sat there for a few minutes not moving and finally another gust of wind came and managed to move it out of the trees.

Granted, there are no trees on the playa. There are plenty of tents, lots of flammable substances, and tall art projects in which the lanterns could get stuck in.

Not to keep on keeping on, but a few years ago the man was set on fire early as a prank. Yeah, it was really cool to see the man burn twice, but it is such a large structure that really needs to burn with fire crew prepared. Not to mention all of the hard work that people put into building it. It would be unfortunate if some of the lanterns got caught on him or in him and started an early burn.

Everybody loves seeing pretty lights in the sky, but nobody likes seeing their tent burned down or fellow burners hurt. If you really want to do this, try to execute it in a way that is still beautiful, but safe. Potentially tie the balloons onto fishing line or some clear string so they are released and fly, but stay in one place floating until they fall?
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:29 pm

Perhaps it is sweet, trusting and naive of me, but I believe that as soon as one of the fire people read JRS and saw that the call went out to ESD brass, and it has been nixed.


I've been wrong in the past about all sorts of things. I hope this isn't one of them, for pretty much the reasons you said, tfh.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:36 pm

That is one smart fish.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:03 am

Too dangerous, can't have that.
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Postby Drawingablank » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:21 am

Those things are really beautiful and as much as I'd enjoy the awesomeness of seeing something like that, I cringe everytime I see one of these moopy, lighter than air, potential fire disasters being launched.

Seeing that in JRS was a real WTF moment.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:38 am

Of course, since no one reads JRS--as demonstrated by the months of low ticket warnings and the cries of "Sold out!"--no harm done.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby jkisha » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:37 am

Hmmm...when they make a mistake don't they usually send out a retraction/correction ASAP? It would be reassuring to know this for sure.

Last year, or maybe the year before, someone sent one flying at the temple burn, I believe. Rangers accosted them as they were about to release the second one. So I know it's frowned upon.
theCryptofishist wrote:Perhaps it is sweet, trusting and naive of me, but I believe that as soon as one of the fire people read JRS and saw that the call went out to ESD brass, and it has been nixed.


I've been wrong in the past about all sorts of things. I hope this isn't one of them, for pretty much the reasons you said, tfh.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:46 am

PULL!

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby lemur » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:52 am

meet up at the north trash fence at 9pm on saturday night to light off your sky lantern
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby DaveX » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:50 pm

Hello

Dave X here...

So these Sky Lanterns are a huge no-no...

They float off and head strait for the hills. Many run right into the hillsides each year, as they do not have enough lift to clear the first range not to mention the many after that...

The wild lands surrounding the event are in high fire risk at that time and these make the locals and the BLM cringe!

To launch these for only the briefest moment of entertainment while risking life, natural habitat and property of the local area is to be thoughtless, uncaring and possibly criminally negligent.

The BLM deals very harshly with folks found launching these and so should the burner community as a whole.

Please do not do this! I beg you…

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Bob » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:23 pm

Buzzkill.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:57 pm

Bob wrote:Buzzkill.

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Cheyenne » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:09 pm

We had a really hairy moment with a bunch of these shitty little things at the Beatherder at the beginning of this month - there were about 10 let off from the main festival campsite and they came drifting over to the crew and staff camping area - one landed on a tent but luckily, someone came an removed it just as it floated down...

They are also damaging to wildlife.... even the ones that are classified as 'environmentally friendly' I know of at least one farmer that has lost cattle to one of his herd eating the remnants inadvertently

please don't be irresponsible...
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:14 pm

Cheyenne (funny name for a Welshman!), the Black Rock Desert is 1,000 square miles. There are no cows grazing upon this alkali pasture.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby jkisha » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:15 pm

The OP seems bound and determined to do her project. She hasn't replied back here as the reception has been less than she expected; so what does she do? Somehow gets it announced in JRS. Let's just hope this doesn't end up on news at eleven.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby ygmir » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:14 pm

lemur wrote:meet up at the north trash fence at 9pm on saturday night to light off your sky lantern


just where, along the trash fence should we meet?
it's pretty big.
like, which side (it's a pentagon)
Or, maybe, if you numbered the corners/points, starting at the north one from the greeters, at which point, or between which points?

it's a big perimeter, and, a clear location to meet would be helpful.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby capjbadger » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:39 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Cheyenne (funny name for a Welshman!), the Black Rock Desert is 1,000 square miles. There are no cows grazing upon this alkali pasture.
Just so you know. :)

There are however wild horses out there.

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