Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Fertility 2.0 - Black Rock City is a kind of Petri dish. Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to its latticework of streets, artworks tumble out of it, like pollen on the air. These nodes of interaction mutate, grow and reproduce their kind. Burning Man communities have now escaped this capsule world: our culture in a Petri dish has effloresced - it spreads across five continents. This year's art theme contemplates the tendency of any being or living system to create abundant life.

Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby Jgladdy » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:08 pm

OK - so I've been stalking through the ticket forums, BM on facebook, and the 2012 event forums. I think today as I was reading through all the plans for theme camps, art cars, etc, I finally broke through. I'm excited for Burning Man 2012. Pumped, beyond ready to go. I'm planning on volunteering to help out with an art project, and have a small theme camp putting together (plan is to serve up charcuterie plates, you know all that good ham stuff).

I'm just curious, who else has moved beyond the ticket fiasco and is ready for some FERTILITY. Who else has that itch, yet again, to return to the playa? What's the best way to get the community (at least those with a ticket) beyond the mess and moving on to a state of excitement?

I'm ready for it. Are you?

This is my third year and I'm ready to bring it- the attitude, the art, and of course my own brand of spaztastic dancing. I hope to see all of you on the playa!

PS: This is party spurred by a few great burners I know who have tickets who are debating not going. To me this seems weird, strange, and beyond comprehension. Why would you take an event you love, have been to for 8 years, and just abandon it.
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Postby Savannah » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:10 pm

FUCK yeah, I'm excited.

Thank you for asking. :)
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby ygmir » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:12 pm

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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby tamarakay » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:49 pm

I am over the moon with excitement. My little camp is coming together, I have wonderful campmates and will be in the best village. Woot!
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby Marscrumbs » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:54 pm

Wasn't really all that interested until scorned by the ticket fiasco. Now I'm just weird out. Typical for me in Winter.
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby moonrise » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:18 pm

Me too!

My plans have changed all around, but hmmm, should be interesting and I'm looking forward to it!

I think my plans will be in flux the entire burn! :P It should be quite interesting this year...!!
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby geospyder » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:39 pm

I'm the only one in my small camp that got tickets. My brother-in-law from the Netherlands and I are going. We have no idea where we'll camp or with whom - BUT WE ARE GOING!!!!
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby Sham » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:41 pm

I peed myself I was so excited. This will truly be a unique and exciting year!
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby shykat » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:46 pm

Almost 1/2 way there....
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby Galaxo Magic » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:51 am

No, not yet, haven't done the happy dance just because I have a ticket. So many friends are out in the cold. But the last few days I am starting to feel that 'ramp up' that happens each year. My fellow builder and i had a meeting to discuss improvements on our MV and that got me a little excited. Filling out the MV application also got the juices flowing a bit. It is just beginning to take hold.
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby homo ardentum » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:57 pm

A GREAT post! We have a small camp and all are primed to get going (even though it's stocked with a lot of birgins). Summer is going to be sooooo long....

I am so ready that it may be time just for a road trip Home this weekend!
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:12 pm

Been welding and cutting and wrenching and building shit for my new "artcar" all weekend long, hells yeah I'm excited!!
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby Ninzy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:26 pm

Woohoo BM2012 here we come!
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby JayBobBoy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:42 pm

Nope...can't get excited until the ticket thing gets settled. Tough to get over being left out, for now.

I have found other things to be excited about. Winter camping in Yosemite, sturgeon fishing in the delta, and a beach front rental on the Oregon Coast. That'll have to do for now.

BM is not a "need" for me, but damn, I sure "want" it bad....
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby Trishntek » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Getting ready for the next burn begins almost before the last one ends and is a daily pursuit throughout the year for me.

Once the tickets are selling and the theme is known, it's full steam ahead! I'm getting excited now as people are starting to come together and plans are being made. I try to not get hung up on the ticket thing or other issues beyond my realm of influence. It's all about bringing people together to create something special.

Creating something special is what gets my panties(if i wore any) wet. To enjoy the company of my precious camp mates and push the buttons of strangers gets me excited more each day!

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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby bigdane » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:39 pm

tamarakay wrote:I am over the moon with excitement. My little camp is coming together, I have wonderful campmates and will be in the best village. Woot!

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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby DanusLight » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:15 pm

I. CAN'T. WAIT.
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby Lassen Forge » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:27 pm

Ya know what? I mofuggin am.

Our camp will be there this year, with the best damn team of burners (our politburo) I could hope for that will make us slammin' good, way beyond anything I could concieve. With ticket estimates what they are, we have a crop of burgins that, if we can snag some good ones, will keep the fire lit AND make it a fun year for everyone - especially them. I know some of my best best friends, my fav lust objects, and even those comrades I have yet to meet, will be there. And around us, inside a 5 mile long trash fence, will be (with the exception of my totally awesome other half) my family. What else could I ask for? Really?
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:43 pm

After being in a ticket funk for a long while, as the burnal equinox approaches I am getting more excited. We also started planning for 2012 before we even left the playa. All of those plans have fallen apart, but by changing plans and adapting to unplanned events as needed I expect our next burn to be even better than the last.

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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:15 pm

I waver back and forth.

I don't do big projects--the logistics are against me. But I've found some nice pieces of wayward art, and I'm trying to contribute to Apok and Swish Embassy, whether I go or not...
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby ygmir » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:17 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I waver back and forth.

I don't do big projects--the logistics are against me. But I've found some nice pieces of wayward art, and I'm trying to contribute to Apok and Swish Embassy, whether I go or not...


I still treasure the art piece I got at HFWA, that you donated.
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby ZaphodBurner » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:28 pm

Jgladdy wrote:PS: This is party spurred by a few great burners I know who have tickets who are debating not going. To me this seems weird, strange, and beyond comprehension. Why would you take an event you love, have been to for 8 years, and just abandon it.


'Cause taking a year or two off puts the whole thing into a new perspective.

You can't abandon Burning Man because to do so successfully would require the city to be in a state of abandonment when you are complete. They can certainly take a year off and if you were ever thinking about it, this would be a very good year to do so.

I'm trying to get excited but every time I do, I start getting nervous about tickets so instead I'm just trying to hang in there and wait. No expectations, right?
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:34 pm

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I waver back and forth.

I don't do big projects--the logistics are against me. But I've found some nice pieces of wayward art, and I'm trying to contribute to Apok and Swish Embassy, whether I go or not...


I still treasure the art piece I got at HFWA, that you donated.

Well, I'm glad. Sometimes I feel like I'm rescuing these pieces from the Island of Wacky Art, and I want to pass them on to places where they'll be loved...
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby ygmir » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:40 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I waver back and forth.

I don't do big projects--the logistics are against me. But I've found some nice pieces of wayward art, and I'm trying to contribute to Apok and Swish Embassy, whether I go or not...


I still treasure the art piece I got at HFWA, that you donated.

Well, I'm glad. Sometimes I feel like I'm rescuing these pieces from the Island of Wacky Art, and I want to pass them on to places where they'll be loved...
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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:36 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Been welding and cutting and wrenching and building shit for my new "artcar" all weekend long, hells yeah I'm excited!!


Whoo HOO! Last year your art car SUCKED: two wheels and a tiki torch. I had a bet w robbidobbs that you'd be back out there in an art car. Got a punch in the arm, hey.

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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:49 pm

I had the coolest two-wheeled tiki torch out there regardless...dammitt.
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Postby gaminwench » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:26 pm

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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby HandJamMasterC » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:53 pm

Hell ya we are excited - everyone in Camp DOA is totally excited !


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Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:34 pm

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Re: Anyone else actually EXCITED for BM 2012

Postby yurtgirl » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:27 am

Yeppers! I just left the ticket thing up to chance and hoped for the best. And the best happened for us so we are coming, pink fur and all. This is our one splurge for the year.
I hope all who want can get to come. I can't wait to play with y'all on the playa.
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