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by happydragon
Sat May 06, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Durability of Smartphones on the Playa?
Replies: 29
Views: 2094

Re: Durability of Smartphones on the Playa?

I have to agree with those who are of the opinion that phones should go into a hole before you hit gerlach and not be seen again until you leave the playa. that being said, 2014 was my first burn with children, so being reachable by mother of said spawn was pretty important... we went with Garmin Rh...
by happydragon
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burner from Vegas hoping to be a Zendo Sitter.
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: Virgin Burner from Vegas hoping to be a Zendo Sitter.

No need to over prepare. Don't over think it. But.... but... over preparing, over packing, over thinking everything is part of the fun! What? I didn't need all 250 gallons of water and four backup tents just in case the first three blew away in a whiteout? But seriously, no matter how much you do o...
by happydragon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What is the best gift you ever received?
Replies: 21
Views: 2614

Re: What is the best gift you ever received?

self respect / confidence. It found me Friday afternoon on my first Burn, riding across the esplanade, after nearly two decades of life crushing insecurity and self doubt.
by happydragon
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man
Replies: 37
Views: 8131

Re: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man

Token wrote:
Hope you guys are not on some No Playa list.


Fuck, there's a No Playa List? No wonder I keep getting "stuck" in the ticket due ;-P
by happydragon
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: a text adventure videogame set at Burning Man
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: a text adventure videogame set at Burning Man

That was pretty awesome, thanks!
by happydragon
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: 2016 Found On-Playa
Topic: Found Burning Man necklace
Replies: 18
Views: 2000

Re: Found Burning Man necklace

total long shot but you never know, if it happens to be a silver - ish (dull, not bright) dog tag sized charm with a man cut out on a black/red leather strap, I'd love to see it again, it was a gift from a close friend for my first burn, but dumb ass me lost it.
by happydragon
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2017 Tickets
Replies: 34
Views: 4222

Re: 2017 Tickets

Are you saying to sell them all at the same price or just print the same price on all of them. (Regardless of how much they cost.) If they print them with the lower price on everything there could be MORE scalping. The unsavory sellers would all claim that they bought them for the higher price. The...
by happydragon
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Principal Artist vs. Parent on the Playa?
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Re: Principal Artist vs. Parent on the Playa?

I brought my 2 year old to BM in 2014, simple answer for that young is that it takes a village, we went with a group who were all able and willing to help out so my wife and I could get some non-parent time. You should have a little easier time with a slightly older child. Things we found: It was aw...
by happydragon
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa-Magic -- Random Acts of Kindness from Strangers......
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Playa-Magic -- Random Acts of Kindness from Strangers......

My camp mates decided that they needed to blow dry their hair, and this resulted in blowing out both of our power inverters. (yes, they did it twice) I happened to mention it over drinks at the theme camp, and someone had a spare inverter they loaned me for the rest of the week. When I went to retur...
by happydragon
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: How NOT to Find A Ticket....
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: How NOT to Find A Ticket....

I thought the best way to find a ticket was to stand on the side of the road in gerlach with a sign?
by happydragon
Mon May 30, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Difference between BM and regionals....
Replies: 19
Views: 2287

Re: Difference between BM and regionals....

Just got back from the SOAK in Oregon , this year they went all out. It was the very close to the Burn ,just not big , only 1500 - 1600 people. Everyone was so nice :) Another difference that occurred to me as I was reading replies and pondering, is sheer size. I see pics from others' Burns and hav...
by happydragon
Sat May 28, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: Burner writing about regionals: I need your help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Burner writing about regionals: I need your help!

While this thread seems to have died off a couple of years ago, I am interested deeply in the difference between regionals and BRC, so just curious how your project is going and if the book is out there pm me how to get it?
by happydragon
Sat May 28, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Difference between BM and regionals....
Replies: 19
Views: 2287

Difference between BM and regionals....

This may seem sort of similar to other threads, but I can't find anything that quite answers my question, so I will open up a topic and open myself up for the resulting snark...... I have managed to make it for three years so far, (2010, 2011, 2014). I would make every year if I could but silly thin...
by happydragon
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: If you lived every day like you were at Burning Man
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

Re: If you lived every day like you were at Burning Man

No kidding. A pound of bacon and at least one bottle of champagne consumed in mimosa form every morning? I'd totally be dead within a month, if I could last that long.
by happydragon
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: This Tent Mahal good for anything?
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: This Tent Mahal good for anything?

I brought a similar tent my first burn, the idea was that if anyone got too fed up with close quarters in the RV they would have the option. It wound up being an extra storage area and I think someone passed out in it one night. We set it up under another shade structure, weighted down the corners w...
by happydragon
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Cirque Performances c:
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Cirque Performances c:

And come the weekend, never underestimate the stupidity of the tourists. I was taking a break after dark on Fri night on my first burn. Heard a thump and cursing outside. Went outside to find some ass-hat on a bike had decided to try and ride through my camp, and managed to pretty much knock himself...
by happydragon
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Just another guy from San Diego
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Just another guy from San Diego

Welcome! I just left San Diego, there is a huge, active burner community there, and an awesome regional every October- Info on Youtopia can be found here: http://sdyoutopia.com, and there is a San Diego burners FB group as well if you want to keep up. Hope to see you on playa sometime!
by happydragon
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: What's the single best thing you've worn on the playa?
Replies: 36
Views: 5107

Re: What's the single best thing you've worn on the playa?

$2 lace skirt a veteran burner grabbed for me at a thrift store run. She said it would be perfect, I had my doubts, wound up wearing it for my daytime outfit most of my three burns. Guess she knew what she was talking about.
by happydragon
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?
Replies: 33
Views: 3227

Re: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?

Not familiar with the weather sealing on the Canon line, but after two years with a point and shoot, I finally decided to bring one of my big guns out. I didn't do any extra sealing, just put the 24-70 on before I got on playa, kept it on all week, kept the camera in the case when the dust was up an...
by happydragon
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 'Drunk Posting' is a Necessary Evil
Replies: 194
Views: 10619

Re: 'Drunk Posting' is a Necessary Evil

I ambien type. The stallion has gotten better at hiding the computer from me after I've taken my pill, but occasionally he forgets. It's ugly, really really ugly. Heh. I used to get into long IM conversations with one of my best friends, who was taking ambien. I could tell exactly when it kicked in...
by happydragon
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Propane Powered Espresso Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Propane Powered Espresso Machine

I love (fear) Googling for something and stumbling across my own post from years ago. BTW, I now have an upgraded espresso machine and my camp has drastically improved service! I don't know, the beautiful barista in that image is wearing clothes, I think that is a drastic unimprovement from years p...
by happydragon
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Music that thankfully never makes it to the playa
Replies: 24
Views: 1356

Re: Music that thankfully never makes it to the playa

So you probably won't like my Kenny G elevator music theme camp I am planning? You'll have your choice of interactive environments in which to enjoy the mellow tunes: Elevator, Dental Chair, Automated Phone Tree holding chamber purgatory.... etc.
by happydragon
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Burn - Musings
Replies: 23
Views: 1751

Re: Zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Burn - Musings

People say it all the time, but some people either ignore it or just gloss over it... but keep your expectations in check. And by check, ideally I think it should be zero. If you've got no expectations, then you'll have no risk of disappointment... and you'll waste very little of your time and ener...
by happydragon
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How much beer to bring for a theme camp bar
Replies: 15
Views: 1340

Re: How much beer to bring for a theme camp bar

As has been said, when it comes to beer or bacon... or bacon beer.... it might be physically and logistically impossible to bring enough. So bring as much as you can and have a backup plan for resupply. Do you have friends with drones who can air drop more?
by happydragon
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are there any Crossfit style workouts on the playa?
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: Are there any Crossfit style workouts on the playa?

I spend a lot of my day biking and doing 12/16/22oz curls as necessary... does that count? In all seriousness, I haven't seen a specific crossfit camp, but there is an ultra marathon every year, so it probably exists. I have seen people with TRX straps on various things, but I have also seen people ...
by happydragon
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 5347

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

My go to is Ellie's Brown Ale from Avery brewing, comes in cans and is just plain great. I also bring along a few 22's of some imperial stout just because those are my favs but hard to drink in the middle of a hot afternoon. (great on a cold evening though)
by happydragon
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Should you shade your RV?
Replies: 42
Views: 4157

Re: Should you shade your RV?

I went low tech, wish I had pics, but I suck. I have a 25 ft travel trailer, I used a half dozen milk cartons to carry my crap to the playa, then emptied them and put them on the trailer roof, draped a large tarp across the top using the milk cartons as spacers and auger stakes (and my tow vehicle f...
by happydragon
Wed May 27, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 70
Views: 5564

Re: laundry on the playa?

My first year I brought lots of stuff, and wound up wearing the same couple of outfits over and over again because they just worked better. Each year I pack less and less. I still pack enough undies for a day pair and night pair, but I find that most days I wind up commando in a lightweight skirt si...
by happydragon
Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: What's up people! from San Diego, CA
Replies: 8
Views: 548

Re: What's up people! from San Diego, CA

Hi and welcome. San Diego has a pretty large community and does at least one weekly meetup. Can't send you links because my work computer doesn't like them, but if you can't find them yourself message me and I will forward links once I get to a computer where I can. Wee have a mailing list and throw...
by happydragon
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: My Burning Man Images
Replies: 2
Views: 439

My Burning Man Images

My images from this year's Burn are at the link below. If you find yourself in any of them, email me and let me know which one(s) and I will get them to you. If you were part of the Swing City Crew, contact me for permission to view your gallery! http://happydragonphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-coll...

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