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by PavementBlues
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: How was your volunteer job this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 2784

Re: How was your volunteer job this year?

Took a bit of a break from volunteering this year. Still put a shift in with the Rangers, but nothing like the hours I normally pull. Most of my time I spent getting to know campmates and making people grilled cheese sandwiches. And you know what? It was fantastic. I'm looking forward to getting bac...
by PavementBlues
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man
Replies: 37
Views: 8260

Re: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man

they have "double O" status... Exactly. The story just doesn't make sense given the strict processes in place, and while individual Rangers have obviously made mistakes over the years (as humans do), I would be extremely surprised to find out that a whole group of Berlin Rangers and Range...
by PavementBlues
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man
Replies: 37
Views: 8260

Re: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man

I'm sad and disappointed to hear of this kind of behavior from the Ranger community, and I'm sorry that this happened to you. That being said, I'm also a bit confused. Ranger shift leads don't have the authority to kick someone out of the event - extremely few Rangers do, and any eviction requires t...
by PavementBlues
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Getting there from la belle France :)
Replies: 20
Views: 1953

Ah, I love French Burners. Every time I see a French person on the playa, they are always so incredibly wide-eyed and excited (relatively speaking, since everyone out there is). Look forward to seeing you out in the dust!
by PavementBlues
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Question?...
Replies: 11
Views: 973

The photo at the bottom of "Domestic Services" kills me. :lol: http://www.playazon.com/camp/domestic.html Her response to complaints about the website taking too long to process orders is my favorite: "Dear Ms Endsley I'm sorry to inform you that we have no 'live' people to speak wit...
by PavementBlues
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Carson City, NV - First Time Burning Man
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

TomServo wrote:Welcome! Since you just around the corner, you've got an advantage. Try it out at 4th of Juplaya! When the playas a little less muddy.


Definitely come to 4th. We make things go boom.
by PavementBlues
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Best Advice You Can Give...
Replies: 115
Views: 13585

2. Don't be paranoid about playa foot...if your feet burn a bit in the playa dust...relegate yourselves to shoes and socks and foot baths. If yours don't get the tingly's it's likely that you aren't susceptible to playa foot and may enjoy lots and lots of naked foot time. I walked around barefoot f...
by PavementBlues
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Who Wants a Stripped Down Fifth-Wheel?
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Who Wants a Stripped Down Fifth-Wheel?

Okay guys, my mother has a 25 foot long fifth wheel that she's looking to get rid of. It's torn down to the base, so it's really just a flat surface at this point, but the wheels, bearings, and base frame are good and it seems like the perfect beginning to an art car. She's giving it away to anyone ...
by PavementBlues
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Question?...
Replies: 11
Views: 973

thisisthatwhichis wrote:Center camp is now a food court. I prefer the McRibtm over the Whoppertm..........


Burger Man has some good stuff too, though - the DecoMEATification Sandwich is my favorite. And Radical Self Express serves good smoothies.
by PavementBlues
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I want to Burn with the best of them!
Replies: 31
Views: 2531

Re: I want to Burn with the best of them!

I hope I don't sound naive or too starry eyed (though I totally am) to you vets out there. I just think the idea of Burning Man is totally freaking amazing. :D Starry eyed first-timers are the most fun. Hell, showing people around the playa for the first time is one of my favorite activities out th...
by PavementBlues
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Role of art at the burn? Party scene?
Replies: 47
Views: 5695

Dr. Pyro wrote:Burning Man is the Special Olympics of art.


This is one of my favorite things that I have ever read.
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Role of art at the burn? Party scene?
Replies: 47
Views: 5695

PavementBlues: That was kinda what I was thinking too. Is it safe to say that Burning Man is a community that is built around creativity and art? Or is it a big party with some art and goofyness to justify it? I would say the former, though there will always be people who don't get it. And yes, the...
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Role of art at the burn? Party scene?
Replies: 47
Views: 5695

The problem is in the definition of art as it is used at Burning Man. Art cars, theme camps, structural pieces, spontaneous performance...everything in some way represents a reaching for creative expression. A few years ago I was walking around barefoot on the Esplanade and some guy ran over and sta...
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: All about the Beest.
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: All about the Beest.

I dance poorly and often. 'Love it!!! This is right at the top of the ecclectic list of perfectly acceptable behaviors at BM that keeps me pining for my first time. Agreed! And bad dancers always look like they're having a better time. Funny how that works - it's like old people running around nake...
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Best Advice You Can Give...
Replies: 115
Views: 13585

The best advice I could give? Hmmm.. "Relaaaaaax. Count to ten. Squeeze my haaaand. I'm here. I'm real. It's all gonna be okaaaaaayyyyy." You sound like a Green Dot. As for advice...well, here: 1. Don't get involved with big theme camps for at least two or three years. Too many virgins ru...
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man versus Reading Festival....UK/US comparison
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

"Sometimes I’ve felt like maybe Americans are smug about their profound sense of self-awareness, but they’re really not. We might cynically believe that Burning Man is simply a chance to get fucked up in the desert and play out a mid-life crisis in good company. But the truth is, even if it...
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: 2010 Moop map
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Two other additions that would be great:

1) A list of all camps that had a significant area (>50%) red, for public shaming.

2) Percent of the city overall for each of the three cleanliness categories. I would really like to see how it has changed each year by the numbers.
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Questions about DPW/Greeters/etc
Replies: 77
Views: 13869

Bob wrote:Might violate radio protocols.


The cretins must not appreciate classic literature. Sigh.
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Questions about DPW/Greeters/etc
Replies: 77
Views: 13869

I like the idea of the Rangers a lot, and from what I gather they do off-playa orientations. I can easily get to SF, though it'd be great if they offered them in Seattle (or Portland, for that matter). If you end up Rangering, please God try to get the handle 'Ranger Balzac'. I want to hear the ann...
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Questions about DPW/Greeters/etc
Replies: 77
Views: 13869

It is possible to do the Ranger orientation (a step AntiM may have skipped) off playa. In San Francisco, of course, but I think Seattle, too. Maybe Portland, there are a lot of burners there. So, spending a weekend in San Francisco or Seattle and taking that might get you ahead of the game. There a...
by PavementBlues
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Questions about DPW/Greeters/etc
Replies: 77
Views: 13869

oneeyeddick wrote:If you want to be a Ranger, you are first required to stay in AntiM's basement.


IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN OR IT GETS LECTURED ABOUT THE VALUE OF NON-CONFRONTATIONAL MEDIATION AGAIN.
by PavementBlues
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: HEY GUESS WHAT? WE'RE STILL OUT HERE CLEANING UP
Replies: 56
Views: 7555

You put the focus on "Shit Happens" rather than "Learn from It". Was what happened acceptable? No. Were the people involved responsible for not helping clean up? Yes. Were we as camp coordinators also responsible for not properly organizing the breakdown? Yes. Is there any point ...
by PavementBlues
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: HEY GUESS WHAT? WE'RE STILL OUT HERE CLEANING UP
Replies: 56
Views: 7555

Dang PB... sounds like 81+ dickwads. seriously. Most all of them I like very much, and many of them put in a huge amount of work up to that point helping with the camp. Unfortunately, those who had already helped were ready to go home and get some rest, and the others seemed to not understand just ...
by PavementBlues
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: HEY GUESS WHAT? WE'RE STILL OUT HERE CLEANING UP
Replies: 56
Views: 7555

Re: HEY GUESS WHAT? WE'RE STILL OUT HERE CLEANING UP

And oh yeah that *special* camp that decided to just up and leave all manner of filth? (you know who YOU are) Don't even THINK of trying to register your camp next year! If you do manage to somehow sneak on in next year you can expect a few visits from some of our more unruly DPW crew ASSHOLES! WE ...
by PavementBlues
Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Djembes
Replies: 18
Views: 1310

I brought out a djembe in 2007 and the goatskin head ended up so warped that it was never able to tune properly again. It was a really nice djembe, too - I wish that I had put a little more thought into the environment that I was bringing it into and adjusted the head accordingly. Lesson learned! .....
by PavementBlues
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: On the bus...
Replies: 27
Views: 2535

(Also, a reference to the Pranksters and the Dead in one post? I must be dreamin'!)
by PavementBlues
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: On the bus...
Replies: 27
Views: 2535

Howdy, Blues! You'll have a great time at the Burn without substances - my first year I was sober almost the entire time because I was too busy trying to figure out just where in the HELL I was. Also, quite interesting coming onto ePlaya for the first time in ages and seeing your post. We appear to ...
by PavementBlues
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Brainstorming for Theme Camp Ideas
Replies: 58
Views: 6592

I like hammered dulcimers! John Jacob Niles on the Appalachian dulcimer. When I was a kid, one of my dreams was to own a dulcimer. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpaAeqBhwrM[/youtube] And seriously, I would be SO down to kick some jams at a Barbarian Groove Camp! I've been doing found perc...
by PavementBlues
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: boots
Replies: 33
Views: 11182

Those reef's are quite handy. They're pretty trendy here, and work well for desert parties... they also have a flip flop with a plastic "flask" in the bottom of them... SO rad. I found a pair of reefs in a garbage can a few years ago. Turned out they fit, and since then those things have ...
by PavementBlues
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello Burners
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Hello Burners

DeadSilence wrote:I need this in my life to live it to the fullest.


No you don't.

HOWEVER, it certainly helps. A lot.

Welcome!

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