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by Dr Helix
Fri May 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1323

Re: Catching a Thief

I believe most of the leftover bikes are left by people who got them on the way there to use for the week and had no way or intention of bringing them back. No doubt. And the overall condition is usually trashed. Many are non operable. It's funny, because with so many bike repair camps out there yo...
by Dr Helix
Thu May 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1323

Re: Catching a Thief

I think all you're really trying to do out there is make it harder to take it. I would bet the majority of bikes taken aren't locked. And most just taken out of opportunity. Shit, you want a bike? There were what, 5,000 of them left after last year? Something like that. So bike theft is shitty but s...
by Dr Helix
Wed May 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hiring a driver for semi truck or tailer haul
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Hiring a driver for semi truck or tailer haul

Call these guys:

http://www.landstar.com/

They haul to the burn.
by Dr Helix
Tue May 01, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1393

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

Which is the perfect argument for NO outside services.
by Dr Helix
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: 7 people seeking camp

In the spirit of helping, Here's a post that is exactly what you're looking for. Good luck.

viewtopic.php?f=523&p=1157217#p1157217
by Dr Helix
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: 7 people seeking camp

Luke, man, this is honest criticism based on what you posted. As a group, you're willing to throw a lot of money at camp facilities. That rubs many burners the wrong way. You say you'll pitch in, but you cannot arrive early nor stay late. The organizing is happening now, not on playa. You do not me...
by Dr Helix
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: 7 people seeking camp

Because you have to WANT TO figure it out. I'm sorry, but i just don't get that here.
by Dr Helix
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 937

Re: 7 people seeking camp

Plug n play is what you're looking for. Pay up front, show up with the camp already set up, party and then get out before takedown. Sorry but that's really what you're wanting. And spare me the "handy" part. The camp will be in place with the folks who set it up knowing how to manage it, s...
by Dr Helix
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Howling at the Temple Burn?
Replies: 16
Views: 970

Re: Howling at the Temple Burn?

I think the only thing that's really a no-no at the Temple burn is any loud music being played by an art car. That happened a few years back and everyone was pretty pissed as it did feel disrespectful. Cries, laments, howling? Hey if you need to express yourself that way I see no problem with it. If...
by Dr Helix
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV park in Reno or Sparks
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: RV park in Reno or Sparks

KOA just west of town. Boomtown exit.
by Dr Helix
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Small group looking to join/organize a theme camp
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Small group looking to join/organize a theme camp

Now THIS is how you present yourself as a prospective camp member(s). Good luck on your search! I am sure you will have little trouble making it happen!
by Dr Helix
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Want to Volunteer on a Camp!
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Want to Volunteer on a Camp!

This is the usual plea of someone who wants everyone ELSE to work around their particular issues or schedule. I just read this and it annoys me. They just want to pay and play. Oh I know they will help and all that. But they can't come early to help set up because it didn't fit your travel plan. May...
by Dr Helix
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yayyyyy!
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Yayyyyy!

I thought you weren't supposed to do that.
by Dr Helix
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 22
Views: 925

Re: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!

So the usual thing happened. OP comes in with the "great idea" (that benefits him). He gets lit up by people who have experience with this, having seen it time and time again. OP gets butthurt and stops commenting. I mean come on! You couldn't have responded a couple more times so we could...
by Dr Helix
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Google East and Selling Out
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Google East and Selling Out

Isn't there something in the current artist contract that gives the BORG a cut of future sales? Inquiring minds would like to know what is in that contract! On honorarium projects it's 10% of the sale price. Which isn't bad considering they give you the money to build it and the largest gallery in ...
by Dr Helix
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Help! WTF???
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Help! WTF???

When did you submit you proposal? Are you waiting for a response on whether you got one? Not sure what you mean as far as your model. Do you mean to say it's missing? Sorry just trying to understand what you want to know.
by Dr Helix
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Help needed for second year mutant vehicle
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Help needed for second year mutant vehicle

We'd have to know what it is you want help on. You say you want to qualify it for a day license but you got a night license. What's it look like? What do you want it to look like? If you want help here, you need to send some pictures and you need a concept you'd want to try. Then you have to get per...
by Dr Helix
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Mutant Vehicle - Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: Mutant Vehicle - Insurance

Crimson Insurance has insured my MV for the past two years. Also my Art. Very knowledgeable about Burning Man so that helps in defining the policy. You can find the Agent here:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ambere-st-deni ... -francisco
by Dr Helix
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2018 Ticket Information Is Out!
Replies: 19
Views: 2625

Re: 2018 Ticket Information Is Out!

- Do any of the DGS tickets go towards Artists/volunteers or is that a different pot? -- Do artists & volunteers get recognized at all? Whats the criteria? It is my understanding (based on nothing official) that the artists and the crews that support officially placed installations can qualify ...
by Dr Helix
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Accept me for who I am
Replies: 28
Views: 2092

Re: Accept me for who I am

When I first said I was going to Burning Man in 2008, I asked my wife if she wanted to go. She said no. I went. Met a woman on the playa and fell in love with her. We are now married and the one who said no way is my ex. Never been happier. And WE go every year. That's all I got.
by Dr Helix
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Space for a build
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Space for a build

If you can, I'd suggest remaining in Santa Rosa. Space in the East bay is very scarce and rents are zooming. Traditional places (American Steel) are feeling the heat as well.
by Dr Helix
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Any Insights Into Placing Art on Playa?
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Any Insights Into Placing Art on Playa?

Good luck and don't hesitate to PM if you need any more questions answered. Here's our FB page so you can see what we've been doing:

https://www.facebook.com/Mr-and-Mrs-Fer ... 516694820/
by Dr Helix
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: No Spectators:The Art of Burning Man at the Smithsonian
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: No Spectators:The Art of Burning Man at the Smithsonian

There will also be a large art showing in the immediate area near the Renwick as part of the exhibition.
by Dr Helix
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: GLC Sunday Showcase in Oakland CA, 2nd April 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: GLC Sunday Showcase in Oakland CA, 2nd April 2017

remi wrote:I had a blast at the GLC this year.. can't wait for next ye... oh... never mind.


You're the reason they canceled it for next year.
by Dr Helix
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Any Insights Into Placing Art on Playa?
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Any Insights Into Placing Art on Playa?

I have done several large art installations over the last 8 years and what i have learned is as follows: If you can set it and forget it do it. I have done site builds out there and it's always tough. Now I make it here and ship it up, then lift and set. If you are building off site, build it once t...
by Dr Helix
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2967

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

I had a pleasantly uneventful year in regards to LEO interactions, however, a camp mate of mine was freaking out on Saturday because she claimed that "all these people are getting busted" and "large camps are getting randomly searched," and all this stuff. I think it's her first...
by Dr Helix
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 8901

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

You know what? I could care less if the Man burns. In fact, in the interests of saved resources put the same one up every year. Then have the gathering on Saturday, have all the fire performers, make it the best fireworks show imaginable with big music all synched up, and then it's OVER. If you must...
by Dr Helix
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: A Novice with Passion
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: A Novice with Passion

It it's me, I'd start with fleshing out your concept. One main questions here; Big or little? Sounds like it's fairly big (Car or truck frame) if you have others involved. Go wild on design first. Remember it has to get through DMV review to be allowed on playa. But once you get your design up, the ...

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