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Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:33 pm

Hey all of you amazing people!

The current world record for longest soul train is held by only 291 people and is held by Philadelphia. We can certainly break that record at Burning Man. Our camp has a sound system. How should this happen? Should we go down the 6 o'clock ave? What day would be best? Who wants to join?

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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Savannah » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:09 pm

I've got a couple of ideas.

* List your record-breaking attempt into the What/When/Where guide . . . check the main site in May or June.
* List a theme in the WWW and in this thread, but don't make it mandatory (people like theme costumes or colors . . . maybe funky 1970's style or something).
* Alert your neighbors the day before, and (if they seem into it) an hour before, then turn your MC loose.
* Attempt this no earlier than mid-week (so people have a chance to arrive & read the WWW guide) and not in the hottest part of the day . . . i.e., maybe 3 or 4pm. Remember that most people aren't wearing a timepiece at the Burn, and "Playa Time" might therefore be your biggest challenge.
* Just in case . . . be ready not to shatter the record, and just have fun.

If you actually want to break a record, you have to be able to film it and prove your numbers, but I imagine you know that. It would seem difficult to get everyone on film unless you have a photographer up high somewhere. (And then, how mobile will they be? That's a challenge).

Finally, you're going to film people for a project, you need to go here & get permission. There's a deadline . . .
http://www.burningman.com/press/press_apply.html

Good luck!
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:19 pm

Great Advice! Thank you! I agree, "Playa Time" might be the hardest thing about this event. We have a person lined up to shoot video, getting them up high enough might be hard... We will definitely have fun. It's all coming together!!


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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby TomServo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:24 pm

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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:25 pm

Now that is what we need to lead this train!!!

Thanks for the post, I'll try to be in contact with them!

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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby TomServo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:30 pm

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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:35 pm

One question: What the hell is a soul train?
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:38 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:One question: What the hell is a soul train?



ever see that jody foster movie? it's like that, only metaphysical.
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:39 pm

Tom Servo, Thank you for the link. I sent them a Facebook message and emailed the main guy at C.O.R.A. Hopefully the soul train is still in operation.

Inferno, a soul train is a whole bunch of people dressed in 70's style dancing to funk in a line. Mostly a lot of fun.

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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:40 pm

Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:41 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:
Dr. Pyro wrote:One question: What the hell is a soul train?



ever see that jody foster movie? it's like that, only metaphysical.


The Beaver? It's like The Beaver? Oh God no. Or how about...

Flightplan (ugh)
Panic Room (sucks)
Contact (blows goats)
Little Man Tate (nothing so little about him)

Come on, be a bit more specific Rob.
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby H.G.Crosby » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:49 pm

i believe it involves a pinball machine.
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:51 pm

Daisy chain?
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby mudpuppy000 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:05 pm

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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:07 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Daisy chain?


Wasn't she that chick with the big jugs from Li'l Abner?
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby TomServo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:23 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Daisy chain?


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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Bounce530 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:42 pm

I believe the owner of the soul train goes by the name "Christopher Justonename" on FB.
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:04 pm

Thank you! I just messaged him. It definitely looks like it's his art car.

Blessings,

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Bounce530 wrote: by Bounce530 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:42 pm

I believe the owner of the soul train goes by the name "Christopher Justonename" on FB.
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by TomServo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:23 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Daisy chain?



Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Dr. Pyro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:07 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Daisy chain?


Wasn't she that chick with the big jugs from Li'l Abner?
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by mudpuppy000 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:05 pm

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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:51 pm

Daisy chain?
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by H.G.Crosby » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:49 pm

i believe it involves a pinball machine.
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Dr. Pyro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:41 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:
Dr. Pyro wrote:
One question: What the hell is a soul train?



ever see that jody foster movie? it's like that, only metaphysical.


The Beaver? It's like The Beaver? Oh God no. Or how about...

Flightplan (ugh)
Panic Room (sucks)
Contact (blows goats)
Little Man Tate (nothing so little about him)

Come on, be a bit more specific Rob.
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:40 pm

?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conga_line
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:39 pm

Tom Servo, Thank you for the link. I sent them a Facebook message and emailed the main guy at C.O.R.A. Hopefully the soul train is still in operation.

Inferno, a soul train is a whole bunch of people dressed in 70's style dancing to funk in a line. Mostly a lot of fun.

mason
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:38 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:
One question: What the hell is a soul train?



ever see that jody foster movie? it's like that, only metaphysical.
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Dr. Pyro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:35 pm

One question: What the hell is a soul train?
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by TomServo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:30 pm

http://www.cora.org/
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:25 pm

Now that is what we need to lead this train!!!

Thanks for the post, I'll try to be in contact with them!

mason
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by TomServo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:24 pm

Black Rock Roller Disco has the Engine..if it's still running.

Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:19 pm

Great Advice! Thank you! I agree, "Playa Time" might be the hardest thing about this event. We have a person lined up to shoot video, getting them up high enough might be hard... We will definitely have fun. It's all coming together!!


Mason
Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Savannah » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:09 pm

I've got a couple of ideas.

* List your record-breaking attempt into the What/When/Where guide . . . check the main site in May or June.
* List a theme in the WWW and in this thread, but don't make it mandatory (people like theme costumes or colors . . . maybe funky 1970's style or something).
* Alert your neighbors the day before, and (if they seem into it) an hour before, then turn your MC loose.
* Attempt this no earlier than mid-week (so people have a chance to arrive & read the WWW guide) and not in the hottest part of the day . . . i.e., maybe 3 or 4pm. Remember that most people aren't wearing a timepiece at the Burn, and "Playa Time" might therefore be your biggest challenge.
* Just in case . . . be ready not to shatter the record, and just have fun.

If you actually want to break a record, you have to be able to film it and prove your numbers, but I imagine you know that. It would seem difficult to get everyone on film unless you have a photographer up high somewhere. (And then, how mobile will they be? That's a challenge).

Finally, you're going to film people for a project, you need to go here & get permission. There's a deadline . . .
http://www.burningman.com/press/press_apply.html

Good luck!
Let's break the world record for longest soul train!
by Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:33 pm

Hey all of you amazing people!

The current world record for longest soul train is held by only 291 people and is held by Philadelphia. We can certainly break that record at Burning Man. Our camp has a sound system. How should this happen? Should we go down the 6 o'clock ave? What day would be best? Who wants to join?

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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby 9ah » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:39 pm

Sounds like he also said yes to participating in it... Good luck with coordinating... I look fwd to details about it over the next few months!
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:48 pm

He's in! I'll make a media and event submission and get things together, this is probably best for a thursday afternoon. I can see it now! The soul train leading the way and hundreds of people funked out and jiving! Woo! :D
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby blujazz76 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:54 pm

Lordy, lordy, lordy. Ok. Here's what a Soul Train Line is: back in the 70s and 80s there was this show on called Soul Train, where (mostly) black teens got down to the latest grooves on national tv. It was truly groundbreaking, as there was nothing like it on the tube. Only lily-white American Bandstand was available to learn the latest dance moves...until Don Cornelius launched the show that became known as "the hippest trip in America." The highlight/centerpiece/climax of the show was when the dancers would form two lines facing each other, and as people neared the front they would dance down the middle and show their best moves. It's not a conga line, it's not a daisy chain, it's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5_oM8rU1jk

Watch the video. I'm super floored that some of y'all don't KNOW this...mannn!
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Asquared » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:59 pm

/\seriously!

this is a great idea!
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby missprism » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:00 pm

i love soul trains! i hope this happens!
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Savannah » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:18 pm

blujazz76 wrote:Lordy, lordy, lordy. Ok. Here's what a Soul Train Line is: back in the 70s and 80s there was this show on called Soul Train, where (mostly) black teens got down to the latest grooves on national tv. It was truly groundbreaking, as there was nothing like it on the tube. Only lily-white American Bandstand was available to learn the latest dance moves...until Don Cornelius launched the show that became known as "the hippest trip in America." The highlight/centerpiece/climax of the show was when the dancers would form two lines facing each other, and as people neared the front they would dance down the middle and show their best moves. It's not a conga line, it's not a daisy chain, it's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5_oM8rU1jk

Watch the video. I'm super floored that some of y'all don't KNOW this...mannn!


Was it a mad coincidence that you joined us today--or was it that you couldn't lurk any longer in the face of such confusion?

Great first post. :D Welcome, Blujazz.
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby 9ah » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:37 pm

Savannah wrote:
Was it a mad coincidence that you joined us today--or was it that you couldn't lurk any longer in the face of such confusion?

Great first post. :D Welcome, Blujazz.


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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Bounce530 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:24 pm

blujazz76 wrote: the dancers would form two lines facing each other, and as people neared the front they would dance down the middle and show their best moves.


This is how the "human carcass wash" works as well.
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Mason » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:31 pm

That looks like tons of fun and is definitely going on my list of things to do!
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby CornMan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:23 pm

blujazz76 wrote:Lordy, lordy, lordy. Ok. Here's what a Soul Train Line is: back in the 70s and 80s there was this show on called Soul Train, where (mostly) black teens got down to the latest grooves on national tv. It was truly groundbreaking, as there was nothing like it on the tube. Only lily-white American Bandstand was available to learn the latest dance moves...until Don Cornelius launched the show that became known as "the hippest trip in America." The highlight/centerpiece/climax of the show was when the dancers would form two lines facing each other, and as people neared the front they would dance down the middle and show their best moves. It's not a conga line, it's not a daisy chain, it's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5_oM8rU1jk

Watch the video. I'm super floored that some of y'all don't KNOW this...mannn!


In 2011, our camp had a block party in the street and did a soul train with about 30-40 people in each line. We played Jungle Boogie. I definitely want to be a part of this bigger one in this thread. Sounds fun. About the video, I notice that there is a lot of equality in the dancing between the sexes. This is back when empowerment was a big part of the scene. Now it seems to be aggressive dancing by the guys, and coy posing/sex moves by the girls.
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby TomServo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:15 am

If you actually want to break a record, you have to be able to film it and prove your numbers, but I imagine you know that. It would seem difficult to get everyone on film unless you have a photographer up high somewhere. (And then, how mobile will they be? That's a challenge).


Where's the One Mile Clock Guy when you need him? I'm curious if Guinness (Both of them!) needs to be made aware of this attempt?
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Re: Let's break the world record for longest soul train!

Postby Savannah » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:40 am

TomServo wrote:
If you actually want to break a record, you have to be able to film it and prove your numbers, but I imagine you know that. It would seem difficult to get everyone on film unless you have a photographer up high somewhere. (And then, how mobile will they be? That's a challenge).


Where's the One Mile Clock Guy when you need him? I'm curious if Guinness (Both of them!) needs to be made aware of this attempt?


I do know that a number of conditions need to be met in order to break a Guinness World Record, and that anyone serious about it needs to research what exactly those terms are and document it, so they can prove they've done it.

Here's something fun to think about when you're trying to fall asleep at night: how many records have been broken by accident? :shock:
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