My participation 2012

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My participation 2012

Postby Turtleburp » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:37 pm

These are my thoughts for participation and gifts 2012; I’d love to hear if I’ve made a faux pas or better still how to improve these things or better ones!

I attended BRC in 2001 and was at best a passenger – Whilst I had been prepared for the environment (equipment wise anyway) by a much more organized girlfriend and other friends the scale and content of BRC blew my mind - I just wish I could remember more!

This year my partner and I are coming to BRC and I want to do it differently:

No more rushing from art to art / event to event – I know can’t see it all!
I want to look more closely and really appreciate those things that ‘speak’ to me, not literally of course but some possibly will.


I also really want to participate more:

Gifting

I want to give, in fact I love to give and pride myself on getting good gifts, which leaves me struggling – I will not buy impersonal trinkets.

My current idea as a keen amateur photographer is to take nice (hopefully) photos of those who allow it and provide details for how to get them in the real world. I know I would have loved to get some photos from 2001.
(I’m considering a MOOP control process in place so that people are aware that dropping cards or the like will lead to shaming – me included of course).

I like to share a drink and plan to hand out (wan)kir royales [sparkling wine and blackcurrant liquer] – it relates to a nickname of mine – I hated being called tosser but now quite like it.
I appreciate people don’t like to take things from open bottles but they can either wait for a fresh one to open or go without!

I will also bring mixer (good advice from this forum!) and spirit gifts for frequented bars.

Volunteering

I work as an environmental scientist specializing in catchment management, in particular stormwater for waterway health. Often at the weekends I work as a dive instructor – yes these are anti skills for the playa so no help there!

I was thinking to bring safety boots, gloves, cable ties, duct tape etc. and wander round theme camps seeing if I could help out.

Potentially also lamplighters and potty patrol (particularly appealing given my professional skills are shit for the playa).

Given the risk of member shortages in some of the member camps perhaps it would be more appropriate to assist there instead though.

Open to suggestions, or even requests – thanks T
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Re: My participation 2012

Postby Turtleburp » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:39 pm

Dude read this section:
http://www.burningman.com/participate/vol_event.html

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Re: My participation 2012

Postby lemur » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:33 pm

Lamplighters can always use walk-up volunteers to help light the city... this is true for any year..


Come on down to Lamplighters Village at 5PM to help light the city!! Every day.. (we light the city at 4PM on saturday because of the man burn.. and getting volunteers on that day is tough at times, so thatd be a good day to help, too!)

If you want to do a bit more than just working, show up at 3PM daily at the Lamplighters Lounge in Lamplighter Village for our daily recruitment party... with refreshing drinks and fun stuff.... and then help us light the city at 5pm!!

Hell, you could even just come to the Lamplighters Lounge any time just to hang out! we are cool people and fun to be around (so ive heard).. thatd be enough participation in itself! no work needed!

Lamplighters is in Center Camp.. usually behind the Center Camp Cafe.. you won't be able to miss us... just look for the place with a crapload of lanterns (we are often placed next to Recycle Camp.. who also rock.. take your empty cigg butt free cans to them.. and help crush some, too)


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Re: My participation 2012

Postby Turtleburp » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:38 am

Thanks Lemur - I'll see you there!
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Re: My participation 2012

Postby trilobyte » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:07 am

Sounds like you've already got a pretty good plan. You could also keep an eye on the 2012 Theme Camp board and 2012 Art & Performance board to look for camps or projects in your geographical location that could use a hand in the weeks and months leading up to the event.
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Re: My participation 2012

Postby International Incident » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:56 pm

trilobyte wrote:Sounds like you've already got a pretty good plan. You could also keep an eye on the 2012 Theme Camp board and 2012 Art & Performance board to look for camps or projects in your geographical location that could use a hand in the weeks and months leading up to the event.



Damn straight!

My "art" project that is coming over from Melbourne will be needing some help TurtleBurp... and since we are almost neighbours I reckon I'll be hitting you up for some help :D
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Re: My participation 2012

Postby Turtleburp » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:39 am

I'm in MJ!

Thanks for the PMs I will email soon
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