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by CapSmashy
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 25551

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Finnegan wrote:Please proceed..


Oh yes, please do.
by CapSmashy
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooler and ice management and you.
Replies: 29
Views: 4022

Cooler and ice management and you.

Captain Smashy's Saturday morning advice for food storage, cooler management and ice management on the Playa. Or. How I learned to not get the shits on the Playa. All of us have, at some point in our lives, experienced the profound "OH GOD! WHY DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME!" moment when you are t...
by CapSmashy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 5739

Re: Directed Group Sale

Success!
by CapSmashy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 5739

Re: Directed Group Sale

Hotel balmoral wrote:WOW so no one has a ticket yet and we are sitting in a waiting room ?????
can I get some bar service please


Several people have already posted that they have been able to get tickets.
by CapSmashy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 5739

Re: Directed Group Sale

KestrelSF wrote:We are getting LOTS of people from my camp getting invalid promo code. Even after clearing cache AND from folks that hadn't logged in before noon.


Same here.

Different ticket agency, same old bullshit.
by CapSmashy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 5739

Re: Directed Group Sale

Jet actually made it to the purchase portion and it will not process the payment. She has tried multiple cards. (Yes, they are valid cards with plenty of room on them.) What sucks is that these are not even for us. One of our people is out of town and has no access to purchase them herself. So all o...
by CapSmashy
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Buy or Rent an RV?
Replies: 16
Views: 2229

Re: Buy or Rent an RV?

https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic ... school+bus

Almost anything you ever wanted to know about school buses.
by CapSmashy
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Buy or Rent an RV?
Replies: 16
Views: 2229

Re: Buy or Rent an RV?

A totally different approach, but one that makes a lot of sense for an event like Burning Man or any type of festival/excursion that requires hauling a lot of heavy gear, pick up a used school bus. Advantages of a school bus vs an RV are many. 1. Safety: School buses are the most heavily regulated m...
by CapSmashy
Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Questions about lnt, gray water removal, large kitchens
Replies: 55
Views: 4437

Re: Questions about lnt, gray water removal, large kitchens

We used to be worried about grey water and then Monty created Raider Ball.

A giant black billboard vinyl will evaporate a lot of grey water especially when participants are sliding through it in their vain attempt to win the game.
by CapSmashy
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

a plain & simple truth. if you WANT to get to burning man you can get to burning man. but you gotta want it....set your mind to it and nothing, not even hell, or high water can stop you. but you gotta want it. how badly do you want it? because if you want it bad enough, all of this is just bull...
by CapSmashy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

I don't know I'd call it paranoid, Fish. Speculative? Conspiratorial?....perhaps. but who doesn't love a good conspiracy? vehicles last year: I stopped counting at 34,588, so, I'm not real sure............but I'd say ORG estimates are pretty close. They had "experts" on site making the es...
by CapSmashy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

Yeah, I'm not so sure about the logistics of an HOV lane (for a start, it would be nearly impossible to stop people from abusing it, and I can only imagine the road rage people would feel if they're sitting patiently in a miles-long gate queue and then they see some jackass go barreling down the HO...
by CapSmashy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

Last year the vehicle I was in had eight people total in it. It seems to me that if you have five or more people in a single vehicle not only should you be able to bypass the $40 fee but also have a dedicated mega-car-pool lane. I mean if Larry really wanted to sell the product, uh, I mean concept ...
by CapSmashy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

@unjonharley - yes, if you've waited until the day you leave for the playa to think about getting a vehicle pass, you're fucked. Well, you probably aren't - you'd probably have some luck looking around on ePlaya or someplace else where last minute tickets change hands. Lesson of the story - don't w...
by CapSmashy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

Is the goat anatomically correct?
by CapSmashy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Provider Change
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Ticket Provider Change

Well... is certainly can not be any worse. :mrgreen:
by CapSmashy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New car fees and more great ideas
Replies: 96
Views: 3878

Re: New car fees and more great ideas

I see some of you have no idea what it costs to maintain/repair 80 + miles of road.

Especially if they are having to rebuild portions of it because of heavy loads chewing up the road base under the asphalt.
by CapSmashy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

Ok there's the fly-in people who rent cars to get to the playa. Other than that who really shows up in a vehicle empty enough to carry someone else and all their gear? And how rare is that, if there's anyone? As a Gate veteran I can say with some authority that 95% of the vehicles I interact with a...
by CapSmashy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

Fair enough. But I think there are many vehicles not doing barricade duty that could be moved. Maybe half of them? Dunno. Just thinking out loud. They are not worried about repaving the playa, they are worried about the roads coming into the event. Parking cars in a big lot somewhere would only ser...
by CapSmashy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

EspressoDude wrote:Oh and those road shoulders gonna get worse with overloaded vehicles trying to save $40 that get flat tires or lose control


I predict as many as 9 RV's breaking in half this year because people do not understand axle limits, GVW and how all that open space in a cheap RV does not mean stuff it full.
by CapSmashy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New car fees and more great ideas
Replies: 96
Views: 3878

Re: New car fees and more great ideas

mickle wrote:If you try to say this years theme quickly... "caravansary"... it comes out sounding like "car and vans fee".

Is this a coincidence?


BRILLIANT!

I think this is going to be shamelessly stolen int he name of propaganda.
by CapSmashy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 8905

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

Highly organized camps, camps that have many years of experience on the playa, probably already know how many vehicle passes they will need (+/-). Nope. We ran a village. We had very efficient and organized folk in leadership positions and while we knew early one about our core membership, we had s...
by CapSmashy
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets?
Replies: 90
Views: 5054

Re: Tickets?

We have been trying to get to Burning Man for three years. The first year, we spent our money on kit - equipment. The second year we built a dome. The third year we were ready to do, but were out of town when the sales of tix opened. We missed it. The tix sold out before we could get online to buy ...
by CapSmashy
Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking for experienced advice on how a theme camp matures
Replies: 58
Views: 2777

Re: Looking for experienced advice on how a theme camp matur

Oh jesus fucking christ on a pogo stick...

Seriously? Are you STILL crying about this? At least have the common fucking decency to utilize honesty in your wailing and lamentations...
by CapSmashy
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Theme Camps that were NOT!
Replies: 72
Views: 4950

Re: Theme Camps that were NOT!

Excuse me? What is wrong with car ports being used in a theme camp? They get the basics taken care of.. Shade. They are quick to put up, provide a lot of shade for little money. I'm sorry you think camps that use ese are some hpw inferior to yours. But bottom line, that's pretty asshole-ish for you...
by CapSmashy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Theme Camps that were NOT!
Replies: 72
Views: 4950

Re: Theme Camps that were NOT!

Nipple wrote:What really pissed me off about those big lit up camps like MASH and Playawaste Raiders, is that it ruined my ability slink by with a gallon of urine in my hand under cover of darkness.

Way to highlight my shame, guys. Good job.


:mrgreen:

Happy to help.
by CapSmashy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 4762

Re: Exodus 2013 - How was it?

BMORG would probably like to funnel as many as possible onto the Burner Express busses. It's about the only way they could significantly grow the event. I camped near the bus stop at 6:15 and G and everyone I talked to had a positive experience. Less of a wait at gate is a powerful motivator. For t...
by CapSmashy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 4762

Re: Exodus 2013 - How was it?

For everyone complaining about the Exodus wait times, what are your grand plans for funneling some 25 to 30k vehicles off of the playa and onto a single lane road in a timely, orderly fashion? What are your plans regarding when a cracked out, sleep deprived maniac rolls his vehicle past Gerlach and ...
by CapSmashy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Theme Camps that were NOT!
Replies: 72
Views: 4950

Re: Theme Camps that were NOT!

But I wonder what about that guy-across-the-street, whether the kingdom he built was really not that impressive by objective standards? Were they simple single-day events? Was that MV just a camp-MV like some of ours were at times? Some people just don't seem to get it. I never saw them doing much ...
by CapSmashy
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: When A Plug & Play Camp Breaks Up With You...
Replies: 16
Views: 1565

Re: When A Plug & Play Camp Breaks Up With You...

gaminwench wrote:when we hit max population on Friday, causing the gayte to hold ticketholders until folks left to make room, the food vendor for the huge PnP across the street was denied entrance. No food for the rest of the weekend for them... :shock:


Best rumor ever....

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