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Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby carousel » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:52 pm

Conversations with other burners eventually always come around to how much I love getting to see my folks at Burning Man every summer. This usually results in people going, "Your parents go to Burning Man? That's so cool!"

Well, my father wants to let other people who are over 50 know how cool it really is. Seven year Burner and Lamplighter Alan "Perky" Markow, writes about what it is like to burn when you are over 50. Practical tips and how fun it really is out there, how to understand the culture, and how to participate and be a citizen of Black Rock City feature on his blog, Sunrise Burners. Check it out, show your folks, and then people will be telling you how cool your parents are for going to Burning Man :).

http://sunriseburners.com
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Savannah » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:01 pm

Great site! I'll be sure refer you when I see someone 50 or older introduce themselves. :)

Although frankly, like most Burner blogs, I think there's stuff there for everyone.
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby jkisha » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:49 pm

Meh...there's already too many old people at Burning Man. :shock:
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:44 pm

*considers the possible ramifications of calling jk a chicken hawk*
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Sassy Britches » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:08 pm

Thanks, the blog is great! His and and I are "50 something's" ourselves, and our 30-year old daughter is a burner too. We don't camp together, but love hanging with each other on the playa! Will keep your dad's blog bookmarked and share with friends. Happy New Year!
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby ahmarkow » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:06 am

Glad everyone's enjoying Sunrise Burners. Sorry about all those old people at the Burn, but we're having too good a time to miss it! Thanks for reading.
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby jkisha » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:30 am

theCryptofishist wrote:*considers the possible ramifications of calling jk a chicken hawk*

Hell, in all the years I've been going to BM I don't think I've met anyone that was older than me! :shock: :cry:
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Sham » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:51 am

JK, you are far from the high water mark for age in BRC. There are people TWICE your age roaming the playa. At least they look it. :shock:
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Marscrumbs » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:03 am

Having gone for years I wonder if those dubstepping kids under 50 year really have as much fun as us desert dogs.
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby jkisha » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:23 pm

Shambala wrote:JK, you are far from the high water mark for age in BRC. There are people TWICE your age roaming the playa. At least they look it. :shock:

Ya, I think I've seen some, but truly, I don't think I have ever met one. I came close last year at the M&G, but I was still a year older. :cry:
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Eric » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:51 pm

Shambala wrote:JK, you are far from the high water mark for age in BRC. There are people TWICE your age roaming the playa. At least they look it. :shock:


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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby bigdane » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:58 pm

I've never subscribed to the principles of aging...of course I'm an immature doofus, but so far its worked so I figure until I'm ordered to grow up I see no reason to actually do it :D
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby maryanimal » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:43 pm

bigdane wrote:I've never subscribed to the principles of aging...of course I'm an immature doofus, but so far its worked so I figure until I'm ordered to grow up I see no reason to actually do it :D


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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby lucky420 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:48 am

bigdane » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:58 pm

I've never subscribed to the principles of aging...of course I'm an immature doofus, but so far its worked so I figure until I'm ordered to grow up I see no reason


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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:55 am

So was there an Old Farts camp in recent years?
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:11 am

You mean as opposed to the Lazy Ass Fuckers?
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby AntiM » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:21 am

When I take the HFWA down, we turn the sign around to Camp Curmudgeon.
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby bigdane » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:27 am

AntiM wrote:When I take the HFWA down, we turn the sign around to Camp Curmudgeon.

H.L. Mencken, wrote "every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats" :twisted:
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Sail Man » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:08 pm

jkisha wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:*considers the possible ramifications of calling jk a chicken hawk*

Hell, in all the years I've been going to BM I don't think I've met anyone that was older than me! :shock: :cry:


Not even Goathead?!? :shock:
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby jkisha » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:49 pm

Sail Man wrote:
jkisha wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:*considers the possible ramifications of calling jk a chicken hawk*

Hell, in all the years I've been going to BM I don't think I've met anyone that was older than me! :shock: :cry:


Not even Goathead?!? :shock:


I don't think so.

Hey Goathead, how old are you anyway?
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby unjonharley » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:05 pm

Screw you damn bunch of kids..
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby bigdane » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:54 pm

wheewww...talk about a crotchety curmudgeon... 8)
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Elliot » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:06 pm

unjonharley wrote:Screw you damn bunch of kids..

I was about to page you if you didn't show up! :lol:

I'm only 60.
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby misfit » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:22 pm

just in case you fall, we will be passing out call buttons. the buttons don't work, but at least you'll have hope.
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Cheyenne » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:35 pm

My bloke will be 50 in April.. this means he will be part of this much coveted club...

We will be back on Playa in 2012... tix confirmed at pre-sales and the RV is booked from LA again...
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Sassy Britches » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:34 pm

A friend turned 60 on September 1st. We dressed her up as our birthday queen for the day and put a sign on her that said "Kiss me, it's my 60th birthday" - she wore the sign through the day and into the night, and birthday kisses were abundant :D We intend to make it a tradition..
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby dr.placebo » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:52 pm

One of the things I've appreciated about being on the playa is how little age matters. I've been 50 or more 12 times out there, and usually have been with groups that span generations, often within the same family. I've had campmates who were under 1 year old, and over 65 years old. The generational mix makes it feel like a true tribe, where every age gets to contribute and to learn. And when the fireworks go off, everyone gets to be an amazed child.

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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby bigdane » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:35 pm

dr.placebo wrote:One of the things I've appreciated about being on the playa is how little age matters. I've been 50 or more 12 times out there, and usually have been with groups that span generations, often within the same family. I've had campmates who were under 1 year old, and over 65 years old. The generational mix makes it feel like a true tribe, where every age gets to contribute and to learn. And when the fireworks go off, everyone gets to be an amazed child.

Nice blog, btw.


I'm with you doc...its the only expectation that I have going into my first burn...it's pathetic how western society is so consumed with youth and devalues experience and age.....
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby Monkeypoo » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:27 pm

I just turned 54. I think this decade is the best yet. Lots of good changes.
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Re: Burning Man for the over 50 crowd

Postby bigdane » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:49 pm

excellent MP!!!
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