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

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

Postby talkfahrenheit » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:17 pm

[quote="RedHeaven"]
Ha! Hey I came here to tell the same story....Guess you were at the Strummit, too :) That was so sketchy, but the sigh of relief from the crowd when the wind took it away was kind of exciting. What a great summer, huh? best of both worlds. :) PINK SUNDAY and BANJOS...and no fire lanterns....Those things would be great,....in antarctica![/quote]

Yeah! Such a great String Summit. I couldn't believe they released them again on Sunday even after the first ones got caught in the trees!
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby mdmf007 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:26 pm

Bob wrote:
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 StaceyS » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:06 am

Ok, this is the inner Boy Scout in me that grew up out here in the dry western states;

We have this season out here called "Fire Season", and no, Burning Man did not start it. The reason we have a season called Fire Season is because our landscape is very flammable. As in, very easy to catch fire. Camp fires, lightning, parking a hot car in tall grass, throwing a cigarette out the window, having a bad hair day, etc...

Now I know a lot of people aren't out in the sticks, and most live in nice, safe irrigated suburbs where you can toss your cigarette butt into the lawn and not care, but out in the wild, wild west, DON'T DO THAT! Please please please!

Seriously, a single SPARK can ignite a wildfire, never mind hundreds of floating candles drifting who knows where. And, just to point out the obvious- these things are wind-borne, and the wind didn't get the memo about the trash fence. You let them go here, they go where the wind goes, which could very easily be off the Playa.

I'm all for fire at Burning Man, no problem, as long as it stays firmly in place at Burning Man!

Burn the Man, not the landscape. Thank you!
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Bob » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:13 am

So, somebody managed to loft at least twenty of these lanterns on the night of the burn, from somewhere west of the Man. I was watching from the Esplanade near Center Camp. One came down, still smoldering, about a hundred feet away, on a gentle wind from the north/northeast. About six, still lit, flew over me into the camping area.

Nice art, asshole.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Bob » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:20 am

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