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NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby KrazyRussian » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:37 pm

Ok, so I was reading the first timers guide, and I came upon the part that says " absolutely no feathers on the playa"...And that the greeter will be looking for them when they search vehicals upon entry. I understand the reasoning behind this rule, and I'm not questioning the rule itself. I was just wondering why I see so many people wearing feathers in alot of the video's and pictures on BM facebook, youtube, flickr...ect. Has this rule changed??? Or are there really that many people out there that just don't give a F@#%??? :?:
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby gaminwench » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:28 pm

No. Yes.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby AntiM » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:34 pm

I saw more feathers than ever before. I didn't get my survival guide until I got home, so I am figuring perhaps a few folks literally did not get the memo. Others? Practicing radical self-entitlement, no doubt. "My feathers won't MOOP, they're special, magical super feathers!"
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Bounce530 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:40 pm

Not only feathers, but mopeds (the seated kind, with no disabled plaque, flag or sticker) and dogs, real live dogs, they didn't appear to be the DPW pets either, sure they could've been, but my money says the dogs were smuggled in.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Savannah » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:41 pm

There's plenty of not-giving-a-@#$%, but a lot of ignorance too.

A friend of mine did a repair on a woman's bike. She innocently gifted him an elaborate peacock feather hair clip w/ brooch in return, thinking this was a suitable gift he might pass on to a female friend. (Her heart was in the right place; it was nice.) He in turn gifted it to me, knowing I would do exactly what I did: press it to my abdomen and walk briskly to my tent and place it in plastic to wear at home.

People miss the memo bigtime, just like they misinterpret "Light yourself up at night" to mean "Be able to see".
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby jella » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:45 pm

Bounce530 wrote:Not only feathers, but mopeds (the seated kind, with no disabled plaque, flag or sticker) and dogs, real live dogs, they didn't appear to be the DPW pets either, sure they could've been, but my money says the dogs were smuggled in.

I had completely forgotten about seeing dogs :roll: ..I was trying not to be a bossy tell it all after seeing my 200th feather but I couldn't resist the Dog guy...I told him this is no place for a dog and reported him to the post office.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Oldguy » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:49 pm

I have never received a survival guide ( or jawbreaker for that matter ) in the mail because I am eligible for low income tickets, perhaps the guides only go out to full price ticket holders. I get my info on the website and just copy the PDF document at home. Like any other social group , some people just never get the word, ( or choose to ignore the rules. ) :twisted:
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby AntiM » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:51 pm

Bounce530 wrote:Not only feathers, but mopeds (the seated kind, with no disabled plaque, flag or sticker) and dogs, real live dogs, they didn't appear to be the DPW pets either, sure they could've been, but my money says the dogs were smuggled in.


I questioned a young lady who was letting a guy try hers out by the portos ... "Oh, my friend has a special sticker for it from the DMV". Yeah, I don't see a sticker, bitch, and why are YOU riding his staff/handicapped vehicle? Yeah, that's legit.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby AntiM » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:52 pm

AntiM wrote:
Bounce530 wrote:Not only feathers, but mopeds (the seated kind, with no disabled plaque, flag or sticker) and dogs, real live dogs, they didn't appear to be the DPW pets either, sure they could've been, but my money says the dogs were smuggled in.


I questioned a young lady who was letting a guy try hers out by the portos ... "Oh, my friend has a special sticker for it from the DMV". Yeah, I don't see a sticker, bitch, and why are YOU riding his staff/handicapped vehicle? Yeah, that's legit.


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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby C187 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:58 pm

KrazyRussian wrote:Ok, so I was reading the first timers guide, and I came upon the part that says " absolutely no feathers on the playa"...And that the greeter will be looking for them when they search vehicals upon entry.


The greeters were too busy giving hugs and dropping acid to search for magical feathers. Hack they might of handed out special feathers! Thank goodness it wasn't feather boa's, or we might of ran out of room for the floor show.

Bounce530 wrote:Not only feathers, but mopeds (the seated kind, with no disabled plaque, flag or sticker) and dogs, real live dogs, they didn't appear to be the DPW pets either, sure they could've been, but my money says the dogs were smuggled in.


I know, right. What the heck was the DMV thinking this year? My theory on all of this is to just fill out a feedback email. (http://blog.burningman.com/2011/09/news/give-us-your-feedback/)
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby essjay » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:32 pm

C187 wrote:
The greeters were too busy giving hugs and dropping acid to search for magical feathers. Hack they might of handed out special feathers! Thank goodness it wasn't feather boa's, or we might of ran out of room for the floor show.


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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Savannah » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:46 pm

C187 probably searched your car. He's a Lawful Evil Gate Imp. :lol:
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby hookahdude » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:47 pm

Un-Official Official First Announcement - Once it goes up - look for the MOOP Nazi Brigade's recruiting message. I am tired of Mr. Niceguy bullshit... Yes, a camp for MOOP Nazis - come join the fun..
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby OregonRed » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:07 pm

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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Bob » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:22 pm

Used to see pet birds out there...

parrots...

chickens...

shirtcockatoos...
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:07 pm

Yeah, there was a green amazonian(?) I saw more than once...
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:19 am

Sorry for the thread-necromancy, but I thought this might be the best place to post this idea: Buy some feather-print fabric -- options abound online, one example below -- and sew a long, narrow scarf out of it: Playa-friendly, moop-free feather boa! I'm so doing this for myself if I get my golden ticket. If I'm feeling really ambitious, I might even make a cylindrical one and stuff it, loosely and lumpily, for boa-like shape and night-time warmth.

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theCryptofishist wrote:Yeah, there was a green amazonian(?) I saw more than once...

You mean a green Brazilian? I believe that's a subspecies of shirtcockatoo. :twisted:
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby knowmad » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:00 pm

umm.
My first Playa bike ride; I came accross a dead bird, it was covered in feathers.
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agreed the feather boas are a moopie Idea. but a hat that has the feather glued and stapled to the band is not a problem. nor is the person wearing it. and no matter how mutch you want to quote the New timers guide to people use your head before you you use your mouth or hands.

In my Medicine Bundle along with my Chanunpa (ceremonial pipe) I have a couple of feathers. They have and will be with me on the playa.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:18 pm

catinthefunnyhat wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Yeah, there was a green amazonian(?) I saw more than once...

You mean a green Brazilian? I believe that's a subspecies of shirtcockatoo. :twisted:

Green Brazilians are featherless parrots!
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby ygmir » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:56 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
catinthefunnyhat wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Yeah, there was a green amazonian(?) I saw more than once...

You mean a green Brazilian? I believe that's a subspecies of shirtcockatoo. :twisted:

Green Brazilians are featherless parrots!



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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Super Evil Brian » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:24 pm

gaminwench wrote:No. Yes.



I have the opposite opinion.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby FeetOfClay » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:09 am

the more i've learned about moop in the last few weeks' reading, the more i am choosing NOT to bring certain things to the playa that i had initially wanted to:

-beaded saris, clothes with buttons glued on rather than individually stitched on, loosely secure rhinestones, loose glitter make up etc. (no feathers anyway 'cause i'm vegan)

my new moop policy is: when in doubt, leave it hOME :)

(I've even started sewing neat hems on to garments that previously had a raw edge...i don't even want to chance STRINGS and THREADS mooping off of me.
i am down in the sub-atomic level now :) this is one noob who won't be guilty of moop-sins)
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Super Evil Brian » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:18 am

FeetOfClay wrote:the more i've learned about moop in the last few weeks' reading, the more i am choosing NOT to bring certain things to the playa that i had initially wanted to:

-beaded saris, clothes with buttons glued on rather than individually stitched on, loosely secure rhinestones, loose glitter make up etc. (no feathers anyway 'cause i'm vegan)

my new moop policy is: when in doubt, leave it hOME :)

(I've even started sewing neat hems on to garments that previously had a raw edge...i don't even want to chance STRINGS and THREADS mooping off of me.
i am down in the sub-atomic level now :) this is one noob who won't be guilty of moop-sins)


Good plan.

Plus, the added inspection will help you find loose seams and other things that may blow apart in a howling dust storm.

(I have a thing for good design and well-made things)
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby inthecolumbiagorge » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:27 am

My daughters were just about heart broken to not be able to bring feathers.....silly girls:-) So my oldest came up with an alternative and she is using them in place of feathers. They are glued, stitched and clamped into place, the jewels are stitched and glued and the ribbons are sewed, knotted and glued. You can pound this baby on the table 25 times and nothing falls off:-) Not sure why the head dress but it is just one of many costumes in the massive trunk that is coming with us.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Ratty » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:38 am

Those are wonderful. Are they foam?
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby inthecolumbiagorge » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:24 am

Yes, craft foam. They can be ripped but you have to really be serious about it to make them tear.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Savannah » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:26 am

What clever daughters! They're doin' it right.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:19 am

Love it!! Yeah I wanted one of those aztec head dresses. But soooooo moopy. Maybe I can find a way to make one out of foam?
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Running Fox » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:01 pm

One can also make the feathers out of leather. Might be a bit heavier, but can be painted.
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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:39 pm

Is that your work? lovely.

inthecolumbiagorge's daughter made some nice ones from craft foam. Not up to that standard, but not all of us have that skillset. It's good to have options.
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