Yellow Brick Road?

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Yellow Brick Road?

Postby piehole » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:28 pm

Probably already been done in a sense

But I think it would be a pretty sweet idea to do a Yellow Brick Road inspired structure, an interactive one that spirals up a story or two to an Emerald City looking terrace overlooking the rest of the Playa. Everybody will get to have their Dorothy moment. There's no place like home!


I wish I was skilled in graphic design but unfortunately it's all up here *points to noggin*.

Has anything like this been done before? Any photos? I perused google and only came back with this:

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from:
http://www.damer.com/pictures/events/burningman2000/index.html


I'm sure they did something with a yellow brick road of some sort, does anyone have a clue what it was like?
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby lemur » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:34 pm

piehole wrote:Probably already been done



Having done it before hasnt stopped the lamplighters from doing the same thing every year since 1993.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby piehole » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:40 pm

lemur wrote:
piehole wrote:Probably already been done



Having done it before hasnt stopped the lamplighters from doing the same thing every year since 1993.


but those dudes are a crucial part of the org aren't they
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby Savannah » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:53 pm

That someone might have done it before should probably not stop you. There are new people on the playa every year. And no one seems to catch more than 20-30% of the city on a given year. A lot of the stories have same/similar landmarks, but someone always has a post-playa story that makes the rest of us say "What? Really? THIS year? Are you sure? Holy CRAP."

A more "reasonable" reason to hold off would be so that you enjoy your first year, and just focus on keeping yourself alive and out of the medical stations. :D Virgins aren't expected to produce, but to participate, clean up after themselves, and let us watch their facial expressions (and otherwise feed greedily off of their sweet, sweet wonder).

If you can swing something else, cool, but don't break your neck. :)
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby piehole » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:07 am

Oh I'm by no means pursuing this at all this year.

I don't even know where to begin, finding an architect, the funding, the people to commit and build and blahblhablhablahalha, no thanks.

I was just a wonderin'
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby jella » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:19 am

Savannah wrote:That someone might have done it before should probably not stop you. There are new people on the playa every year. And no one seems to catch more than 20-30% of the city on a given year. A lot of the stories have same/similar landmarks, but someone always has a post-playa story that makes the rest of us say "What? Really? THIS year? Are you sure? Holy CRAP."

A more "reasonable" reason to hold off would be so that you enjoy your first year, and just focus on keeping yourself alive and out of the medical stations. :D Virgins aren't expected to produce, but to participate, clean up after themselves, and let us watch their facial expressions (and otherwise feed greedily off of their sweet, sweet wonder).

If you can swing something else, cool, but don't break your neck. :)

well said as usual savannah, after three burns I get the wonder in their eyes thing..Do what ever tickles your imagination Piehole burn your burn..
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby AntiM » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:31 am

I don't have a picture of the amazing Emerald City, with lasers, from.... crap... several years? I recall them most from early on, 2002? 03?

More recently:
http://earth.burningman.com/brc/2010/themecamp/2754/


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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:40 am

"has it been done befere?"

has not stopped anyone, since the Greeks......They did it all first.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby piehole » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:29 am

jella wrote: well said as usual savannah, after three burns I get the wonder in their eyes thing..Do what ever tickles your imagination Piehole burn your burn..


that last part sounds like it might hurt :|
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby 5280MeV » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:37 am

I made a new rule for myself whenever I want to do anything creative that seems "new to me".

I don't google it until I have already gotten somewhere with the concept, and at least sketched something out. Then I take a look. That way even though someone has already done it, probably better than I even planned on, my manifestation of the concept is different and unique. There may be nothing new under the sun, but you can always put a new spin on it.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:18 am

ygmir wrote:"has it been done befere?"

has not stopped anyone, since the Greeks......They did it all first.


They stole it from the Chinese.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby Bob » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:15 pm



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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby francmulloy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:05 pm

But I think it would be a pretty sweet idea to do a Yellow Brick Road inspired structure, an interactive one that spirals up a story or two to an Emerald City looking terrace overlooking the rest of the Playa. Everybody will get to have their Dorothy moment.




i agree.....
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby skibear » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:38 am

The Yellow Brick Road in Ft. Bragg CA is yellow footprints that go from inside Eggheads Restaurant to outside past
their kitchen to creaky shacks outside that are the bathrooms.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby ellenoche » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:04 pm

BM 2010: Metropolis

Emerald City somewhere near 4 and B or C...or something

it had a winding yellow brick road too...

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Re: Yellow Brick Road?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:50 pm

:oops:
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