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No Plants on the Playa

Postby knowmad » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:02 pm

So today's WTF moment came when Simion pointed out this camps kickstarter.

from their page:
To the best of our knowledge, we are the only camp that still has permission to bring live plant product onto the playa.


um. so what makes em so special?

no dogs means no dogs, no feathers means no feathers, why does no plants mean "That's ok! we got special permission"
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby ygmir » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:04 pm

I am wondering the same thing.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:09 pm

This can't be correct. No way. I call bullshit.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby shykat » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:16 pm

junglesmacks wrote:This can't be correct. No way. I call bullshit.


No, it's true, i got permission to bring my dog to the camp from his daily performance art.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby jkisha » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:19 pm

Actually, it might be. I recall reading some years back about the requirements for bringing live plants to the event. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find that info on the BM site any longer, but it has been allowed in the past.

I believe that the Oil Derrick project actually got a permission to bring a tree to the playa, but somehow gate never got word and consequently the final part of that project never happened. (though I'm not as sure of the details about that as I am about what I remember reading about plants.)

Oh, and dogs are permitted. If you are with DWP. I've seen them out there almost every burn.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby knowmad » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:24 pm

it's the slippery slope problem. and just like swimming pools, got exnayed but if you know some one.... well hell, why not.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:29 pm

Shady Asylum's plans are currently in a bit of a holding pattern at the moment. Back in the day, my understanding is that they were one of the few camps that was able to pull it off (I could be wrong, but I believe they tarped underneath, had solid shade overhead, and took great care of what they brought out). When the ban on plants was first put into place several years ago, they were granted an exception.

For what it's worth, I don't believe they were trying to be sneaky - there appears to have been a miscommunication in their planning for this year. Without getting into details, nothing has yet been approved by Burning Man.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby knowmad » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:39 pm

they are not on the placed camps list.
but were they issued tickets to sell to their crew?
cause if what they were bringing as an interactive element of their camp was the sod. but that's a no go?
they need to get vocal and clear about what they plan who said yes and where they can be found.
asking for community resources and donations makes them open to scrutiny and criticism. meeting the guidlines and deadlines for theme camps is a city wide requirement.

So who's their sponsor Krug?
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:47 pm

They're looking for the burning public to be their sponsor (what with the 'pay for my camp' fundraiser). ;-)

Not being on the public list has nothing to do with whether the camp was approved or not, that list is gathered from those camps who filled out registrations and said they wanted o have their information listed publicly on the site (many camps do not, for whatever reason). When placement makes their announcements regarding who got placed (and who didn't), that list will be updated to reflect any changes.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:39 pm

See.. eye gnu this wasn't BM approved.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby retropsycho » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:47 pm

Shady Asylum goes to extraordinary lengths to keep their sod from drying up and MOOPing the play.
It is completely contained within their enclosure, and has never been a problem. If it becomes a problem,
the exception will be withdrawn.

They have an exemplary record of doing this right. One year they consulted to another camp who had the same idea,
and when Shady's logistics was explained, the other camp decided they couldn't pull it off. But Shady does.
They are the exception that proves the rule.

They are listed under their new name, by the way: http://www.burningman.com/themecamps/th ... =2012&ci=G

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You all now know one of the 'precious playa secrets'. I hope you enjoy a barefoot visit to this rare camp installation.

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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:32 pm

Excellent - thanks for the clarification, Retro!
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:39 pm

retropsycho wrote:I hope you enjoy a barefoot visit to this rare camp installation.

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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby AntiM » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:42 pm

I visited the sod pyramid in previous years, they had a problem with people "watering" the grass. Ick.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby lucky420 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:16 pm

ewwww the smell of hot piss on the lawn. Well if you don't lay face down in it I suppose it's not so bad...
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby jkisha » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:22 pm

retropsycho wrote:Shady Asylum goes to extraordinary lengths to keep their sod from drying up and MOOPing the play.
It is completely contained within their enclosure, and has never been a problem. If it becomes a problem,
the exception will be withdrawn.

They have an exemplary record of doing this right. One year they consulted to another camp who had the same idea,
and when Shady's logistics was explained, the other camp decided they couldn't pull it off. But Shady does.
They are the exception that proves the rule.

They are listed under their new name, by the way: http://www.burningman.com/themecamps/th ... =2012&ci=G

"Gitmo Shade"

You all now know one of the 'precious playa secrets'. I hope you enjoy a barefoot visit to this rare camp installation.

~ Retro, Placement

p.s. The oil derrick did it wrong. Put an uncontained needle-shedding redwood sapling on the post-burn site.
p.p.s. We don't actually update the list of camps requesting placement, once our placement decision is made.
They still requested placement, and they may still do their camp in a non-reserved area.

Really? I thought they never even got to install it after the derick burned.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby portaplaya » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:24 pm

On a related issue, how does Glitter Camp get past the Gate each year with literally buckets of loose glitter.

I know it sucks when you've been doing something for years and years and sudden you are told that it really isn't acceptable. Yet somehow Glitter Camp seems immune to any explanation or demonstration that the people they are decorating are flaking off glitter all across the playa.
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Re: No Plants on the Playa

Postby trilobyte » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:51 pm

@jkisha - they didn't (loads of communications snafus), I think he was commenting on what he felt was a failure in their plan.
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