Fat SAM wrote on June 25, 2007:
"How many folks are going stag this year? My girlfriend and I had a tough time of it last year together because we had such different notions about what we wanted to do at the Burn that we decided to go seperately this year. I've never gone alone and I really enjoy camping with people, but I like the idea of being self-reliant, too, and not having to participate in anything formal. Sometimes it's just nice to know that you can go back to your camp and sit down with people that you've gotten familiar with rather than eating your corned beef hash and granola bar all alone.
Is there anyone out there who'd like to collaborate on a group camp of stag folks? Men, women, gay, straight, smokers, drinkers, tolerant nons, breakfast makers, dinner makers, artists...anybody whose camp fell through or who is just going alone but would still like company...It's not a registered theme camp, so much, as I figure that's all done with but maybe just a group of people who'd like to meet up and camp together."
Plowman responded, almost immediately:
"A loose knit camp? One where everyone just hangs out when they are not doing their own thing? One where everyone puts their shade together in the middle for communal comfort and socialization? A camp that is all togther and individual at the same time? A camp where you don't miss breakfast, lunch, or dinner because you were'nt back in time? A camp where you bring your own food and cook, or not, and eat, or not, when you want? A camp where everyone is welcome? A camp that will help and assist anyone in camp who needs it?A camp where you can meet new friends? A camp where, if you are straight, gay, lesbian, bi, or whatever, it doesn't matter? Because everyone has a right to be who they want to be?
If thats what you are looking for then I'm in!!!!!
But it doesn't sound like Stag camp to me..... more like "UPHORIA"!!"
And the rest was history.
Stag Camp 2.0 will be back in action on the playa in 2008, based on the same premises and the same three rules: no violence, no theft, and no moop. I've posted at the bottom of the 2007 Stag Camp thread the following message:
I spoke to FAT SAM on Monday evening, and he's asked that I pass a message along to everyone. He is working seven days a week, as well as taking courses at the university in Reno. Things sound a bit hectic for him, but he's moving and shaking, as always. He does not have internet access at home and will not be able to join the discussion for some time. (Anyone who misses our fearless leader might try contacting him via text message.)
Along with passing on his incredible love for everyone, he noted: "I was the spark, but you guys are the flame." We have his full blessing to start 2008 discussions. I am sure he will weigh in if and when he gets the chance. He has mentioned that the thoughts and friendship of everyone means a great deal to him, even when he can't communicate often.
SAM is uncertain whether he'll be able to join us on the playa this year, but one Mr. Danny Lynch has already pledged to kidnap him in Reno if things look shaky. I've told him that we're not giving up on his return and that camp would not be the same without him.
All that being said, I'm going to start a 2008 Stag Camp thread with SAM's original message. I think it's important, however, than anyone interested in joining us next year read through the 2007 thread. It contains all our history and character."
So, that being said, here we are. Can't wait to burn '08.