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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby HiBbY » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:16 am

Sneaking into burning man is defiantly not a smart thing to do, im no admin, but i think it can prevent you from returning if you get caught cant it?? maybe not, but sounds like something that might happen. if you dont have the money id sudjest volunteer work, cheap, good ammount of time to yourself depending on what your doing and according to some one of the best ways to experience the burn. i just applied yesterday for my first volunteer year and i think its gunna be fun, :::D if you want to participate AND burn you could join lamplighters, they work i think twice a day and have a few other activities, dont know much about it though XXD so ya there ya go brodda
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby lucky420 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:21 am

if you dont have the money id sudjest volunteer work, cheap, good ammount of time to yourself depending on what your doing and according to some one of the best ways to experience the burn. i just applied yesterday for my first volunteer year and i think its gunna be fun, :::D if you want to participate AND burn you could join lamplighters, they work i think twice a day and have a few other activities, dont know much about it though XXD so ya there ya go brodda


People who sneak in really don't have such altruistic values...
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby HiBbY » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:26 am

:::\ that sucks ass. we need more people around who are willing to take the time outta the burn to help about the feet you know? it'll probably give me such a different perception and connection to the burn. :::) it'll feel just like home, workin hard to keep the place you want to be in :::)
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby Rice » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:02 am

HiBbY wrote::::\ that sucks ass. we need more people around who are willing to take the time outta the burn to help about the feet you know? it'll probably give me such a different perception and connection to the burn. :::) it'll feel just like home, workin hard to keep the place you want to be in :::)


I tried volunteering 1 shift on my second burn (ended up volunteering for every day that year). 4 burns later I am part of a crew and enjoy every volunteering moment.

I love it, but it certainly is not for everyone.

One crucial thing about volunteering is responsibility! If you sign up for a shift, SHOW UP (early & prepared). Nothing sucks more than having someone flake. Imagine letting people down and causing someone to work a double or triple shift.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:54 am

stretch80 wrote:
HiBbY wrote::::\ that sucks ass. we need more people around who are willing to take the time outta the burn to help about the feet you know? it'll probably give me such a different perception and connection to the burn. :::) it'll feel just like home, workin hard to keep the place you want to be in :::)


I tried volunteering 1 shift on my second burn (ended up volunteering for every day that year). 4 burns later I am part of a crew and enjoy every volunteering moment.

I love it, but it certainly is not for everyone.

One crucial thing about volunteering is responsibility! If you sign up for a shift, SHOW UP (early & prepared). Nothing sucks more than having someone flake. Imagine letting people down and causing someone to work a double or triple shift.


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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby Sail Man » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:10 pm

ygmir wrote:
stretch80 wrote:I tried volunteering 1 shift on my second burn (ended up volunteering for every day that year). 4 burns later I am part of a crew and enjoy every volunteering moment.

I love it, but it certainly is not for everyone.

One crucial thing about volunteering is responsibility! If you sign up for a shift, SHOW UP (early & prepared). Nothing sucks more than having someone flake. Imagine letting people down and causing someone to work a double or triple shift.


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Tell me about it. I am the medical team lead for a regional and it's aggravating enough just getting the shifts filled, much less everybody showing up. This year I had a vol. who showed up for his shift during the burn, snagged a radio and them promptly disappeared for his entire shift, leaving us not only a whole in the coverage but also a golf cart team that did not have a radio. Thankfully this isn't the playa and cell phones worked.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby gyre » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:25 pm

At minimum, let someone know if you can't make a shift.

Basic courtesy, but doesn't seem to always happen.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby phil » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:58 pm

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Volunteers for PG&E; note the skull & crossbones patch. If you try to sneak in through Point 1, SPC Inigo Montoya says, prepare to die.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:22 pm

very cool.........thanks Phil..............."free bacon......free bacon here"........
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby 48_love » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:43 pm

i read a non-existent underground blog entry about the garbage collection mafia out at the trash fence that can broker coyote-like safe passage into the event ... disparate times call for disparate measures.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:05 pm

48_love wrote:i read a non-existent underground blog entry about the garbage collection mafia out at the trash fence that can broker coyote-like safe passage into the event ... disparate times call for disparate measures.

I really hope you meant "disparate" and not "desperate" because the first makes that whole post really wonderfully surreal...
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:16 am

48_love wrote:i read a non-existent underground blog entry about the garbage collection mafia out at the trash fence that can broker coyote-like safe passage into the event ... disparate times call for disparate measures.


there are tales of the bodies found in the trash bags, with "wet" garbage, that they left, too.

be careful, be very careful.

And hope, those highly motivated, intelligent and disarmingly charming Perimeter folks find out, first, so they can undo the twist tie on said garbage bag, from the outside for you.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby TT120 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:46 am

Go out there 3 months before the event and dig a tunnel from the Frog Pond to just inside the perimeter fence and then just pop up in the middle of the night. Hopefully nobody builds some art on top of your trap door.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:39 am

TT120 wrote:Go out there 3 months before the event and dig a tunnel from the Frog Pond to just inside the perimeter fence and then just pop up in the middle of the night. Hopefully nobody builds some art on top of your trap door.

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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby HiBbY » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:37 am

XXD oh my god, that movies fucking baadaaaaaaaass hahaha i havent seen it for soooo long though. definitely have too soon
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby Froves » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:26 pm

what do you need money for at burning man?>
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:27 pm

What, you think they just give away the hookers and blow?
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby phil » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:51 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/civex/6804858947/in/photostream

Someone tried to sneak in while I was on perimeter patrol.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby phil » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:53 pm

Froves wrote:what do you need money for at burning man?>


I assume this is unrelated to the topic? You may need money for coffee and tea at Center Camp, you may need money for ice. If you end up being taken off playa for some reason, you may need money. One of my friends was hauled off by the cops, and he needed cash for bail. Others find they need money for prescriptions filled off-playa.

You can, indeed, get by without money while you are on the playa. Getting there and back may require a spot of cash, though.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby Sham » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:55 pm

Phil, I could easily get past him. (was that you?) I would just slip him a Snickers Bar!
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby Savannah » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:34 am

phil wrote:http://www.flickr.com/photos/civex/6804858947/in/photostream

Someone tried to sneak in while I was on perimeter patrol.


I love it, Phil. :D

. . . Man, what a dummy that van driver was. When the folks are Gate are bored and traffic is really slight, I have sat in the passenger seat while Motsky accompanied a Gatesperson on a 15 minute tour of his 18-foot (22-foot?) box truck.

That van must have been easy to toss.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby AntiM » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:49 am

Sham, Phil would look rockin' in that little brown dress!
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bwahahahahaha, holy shit

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:19 am

I was casually conversating with Graidawg last night when it suddenly occurred to me that, holy shit, this 'boat' we are bringing on the roof of my car is plenty big enough to hide a human and so, will need to be opened for inspection at Gate.

FUCK

All y'all gatesperts here (I know you are reading this thread) tell me true, if we unseal it from the elements at our last stop and open the 'lid' at the back end for ya, can we avoid taking it down off the rack? Planning to come in early, Thursday morning the 23rd, so I guess we won't dislocate the line too much if it takes us an hour to pass inspection...

fuck

*note to self: bring a ladder*
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby AntiM » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:36 am

Yeah, we have a roof topper and have to open it enough for them to see in.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:37 am

The way I understand the process, as enacted by those highly trained and motivated Gate persons, is, if it can be inspected, within and without, it would not need to be taken off the roof.
A lot will depend on how busy Gate is at that moment, and, who you get inspected by.
if there is a way (ladder) to get up to look in, it'll certainly help. otherwise, they may want to climb your car.......it's hard to tell who will do what.
But, you can improve your chances by making all easy for them.
Having GD tied to the hood, naked, might help as well.......just sayin'.........
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:47 am

GD may prefer unstrapping and restrapping the boat to losing 2 layers of skin to the sun! :lol: But, iirc he also likes to get naked. We'll see...

Another random element: how tall is the gate person we get? We had a real short female least year. Being a short person myself I know the actual roof of my car is invisible from the ground, much less the rack and anything on it...

:lol: :lol: :lol:

yeah, we need to leave room for a ladder
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:49 am

not even a ladder probably (depending on your car), just something to stand on.
there's usually someone tall working, or, with something to stand on, it should work.
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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:20 am

Perhaps, a cooler filled with ice-cold drinks??? "Please enjoy a refreshing beverage while I unscrew this lid," kind of thing? :lol:

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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby phil » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:07 am

AntiM wrote:Sham, Phil would look rockin' in that little brown dress!


I rock whatever I'm wearing.

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Re: Sneaking into Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:13 am

MyDearFriend wrote:Perhaps, a cooler filled with ice-cold drinks??? "Please enjoy a refreshing beverage while I unscrew this lid," kind of thing? :lol:

Genius!


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