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by Interested bystander
Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: 2007 BM Map?
Replies: 4
Views: 2130

2007 BM Map?

Is there a BRC map out yet for the 2007 event? I checked the website and the map link goes to a map of the 2006 BRC.
by Interested bystander
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: SEX CAMP
Replies: 113
Views: 69439

I just read through this entire thread and, wow, what a variety of opinions on a variety of subjects. I know where topknot is coming from and it's not only sex camps and/or single guys. Being an overweight, balding, middle-age man with a rubenesque wife we have been turned away, or at the least give...
by Interested bystander
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: What theme Camp are YOU in?
Replies: 86
Views: 21038

I'm not with a theme camp and if it's your first year I would advise that you be a GDI also. I first went to BM in 1998 and have only missed 3 years since that time. I have never been a part of a theme camp and to be honest I don't think I would enjoy it as I'm a little too independent. I also gave...
by Interested bystander
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: What theme Camp are YOU in?
Replies: 86
Views: 21038

I'm not with a theme camp and if it's your first year I would advise that you be a GDI also. I first went to BM in 1998 and have only missed 3 years since that time. I have never been a part of a theme camp and to be honest I don't think I would enjoy it as I'm a little too independent. I also gave ...
by Interested bystander
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Don't Post the Critical Tits Route This Year!
Replies: 70
Views: 36510

If this ride has the effect of making possession of a camera while male a crime worthy of branding men as potental creeps or pervs, then just cancel the damn ride. I guess while I'm here I might as well put in my two-cents worth. I quoted the above section because I've come ot feel this way also. I...
by Interested bystander
Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: Ageism at Burningman?
Replies: 4
Views: 4178

Interested Bystander, what days/times did u work Arctica? My friends and I work the noon shift pretty much every day and I hope it wasn't any of us... if it was, mega apologies cause we do tend to get a lil' drunken and rowdy after 3 hours of donation beer consumption. My wife and I worked 3-6 Frid...
by Interested bystander
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: Why more fees ($50-$500) for 'where' you camp on the playa?
Replies: 31
Views: 15561

I won't address paying to camp with other folks because I'm not that big on group camping. I don't like fitting my schedule to the needs of others. However, I would like to address the "outer fringes" comment. When I first started attending BM you could go late in the week and get a good spot. Even ...
by Interested bystander
Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: Tourism at Burningman?
Replies: 3
Views: 3389

Tourism at Burningman?

This is my second question for discussion. It's actually a two parter. Is tourism getting worse at BM? If so, what can be done about it? Two things prompted my questions. We camped on the outer ring this year, loved it by the way and will be there again next year. We woke up Saturday morning to find...
by Interested bystander
Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: Ageism at Burningman?
Replies: 4
Views: 4178

Ageism at Burningman?

This is the first time I've been able to access the e-playa since we got back but I've had a couple of questions I've been wanting to post for discussion. The first one: Is ageism (if this is a word) becoming common at BM? I first started attending BM in 1998 when I was 47 years old. There were all ...
by Interested bystander
Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits 2004 Feedback
Replies: 143
Views: 30947

Last year my wife and I went to center camp to watch Critical Tits. Our camera had succombed to the dust by then so we didn't try to take pics. However, I still got dirty looks from some riders and between that and having a ranger on a golf cart tell me I had to move because I was in his line of sig...
by Interested bystander
Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Things I f&%#ed up this time...
Replies: 56
Views: 11887

I'm glad I'm not the only one to get zapped by my own rebar. Sheri and I both nicked our shins pretty badly (me twice) before we got our rebar covered. At least it was an object lesson on why we cover rebar. The other thing I regret is letting Sheri talk me out of making a 4-wheeled pedal powered ve...
by Interested bystander
Tue Sep 07, 2004 6:35 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Things I learned this time...
Replies: 41
Views: 9846

I'm glad you mentioned the newbie part. That's one thing that has really bothered me the last few years. Because of the publicity and veteran burners telling everyone they meet "ya gotta try it", there are tons of people attending BM now that just shouldn't. It's not an experience for everyone. What...
by Interested bystander
Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BM 2004 - A post mortem
Replies: 13
Views: 4759

We were only there Wednesday through Saturday and we hit the worst of the weather. My understanding was that Monday and Tuesday were great and Saturday was wonderful up until the time we left the playa in the early afternoon. Wednesday the winds came up around noon and blew hard and steady until aft...
by Interested bystander
Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: BM 2004 - A post mortem
Replies: 13
Views: 4759

followup

Well, I kinda screwed up that post. Sorry about that but my computer monitor just decided to blitz out. Anyway, concerning motorized transport at BM. It might be that with this many people coming to an event that it is impossible to control motorized transport and get people to comply with the rules...
by Interested bystander
Sun Sep 05, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: BM 2004 - A post mortem
Replies: 13
Views: 4759

BM 2004 - A post mortem

Well, Sheri and I are back from Burningman and while we had fun this was not our best experience. We arrived Wednesday morning and set up our camp only to have the high winds damage all four of our shelters, completely destroying two of them. We spent the better part of the day fighting the wind and...
by Interested bystander
Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Is it time to leave yet?
Replies: 32
Views: 8054

We're not leaving until Wednesday morning. It's an "approval of vacation time" thing. I thought about leaving Tuesday morning and having my wife drive out Wednesday but decided that I prefer to have her with me and only take one car. I can't say I'm anxious as much as nervous about getting a good ca...
by Interested bystander
Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Gay Bashing/Larry Harvey Bashing
Replies: 38
Views: 11705

the LEO's are in fact cutting us slack in millions of ways. Public nudity, for one. Sorry to beat this dead horse again in this thread but the LEOs are not cutting you any slack when you go nude at BM. BM is held on federal land and there is no federal statute against being naked. While public nudi...
by Interested bystander
Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who's Outta here??
Replies: 64
Views: 9822

We can't get away until Wednesday morning but I'm hoping to be on the road before dawn. Thankfully being a Renoite (Renoan?) makes for a short trip. Save us a spot betwen 7:00 and 9:00. If we can get the room that late in the week we plan to have a couple of easy-up shelters for shade, carpeting to ...
by Interested bystander
Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Clothing Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

I normally wear a sarong and I will have some with me this year but I've been keeping a close eye on the forcast so I'm also going to bring shorts, long pants, long sleeved shirts and a pretty heavy jacket. If the daytime temperatures are in the 70s you can count on it being in the 30s at night. Per...
by Interested bystander
Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Map.
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

When streets are marked "pedestrian use" can I assume that means bicycles also just no art cars?
by Interested bystander
Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: center camp sex?
Replies: 81
Views: 17199

Dirk Diggler, is that you? Rollergirl says hi!
by Interested bystander
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Meet n Greet ?
Replies: 98
Views: 13791

I guess I found this thread a little late. Sheri and I plan to be at the meet and greet again this year. I won't swear I will recognize anyone but I think I can remember Dr. Pyro, nipples, playaquest, Lydia, and Das Bus. Anyone else I met last year, don't be upset if I stumble with your handle and c...
by Interested bystander
Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Kilts ! yay or nay?
Replies: 162
Views: 29408

Dougaldutch, are you still planning to bring music and teach highland dancing? I'm not much of a dancer but I figured with that most other folks wouldn't be either. My wife and I would love to get some lessons and join in. It would be great if there were some bagpipers out there also.
by Interested bystander
Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Location, Location, Location
Replies: 52
Views: 13251

When I said "cover up or pay up" I meant as in fines. People can be arrested for being naked in the woods but they are usually just told to get dressed and given a citation.
by Interested bystander
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: Need Help! / from Japanese Burner
Replies: 25
Views: 15237

The people who are scheduled to attend so far [those who do not live in Wheeeee!ville] are: Papa Bear, Sparkletarte, dj big E, the Cryptofishist, JezebelinHell, Music Vixen, Zona the Stona, YonderMan, Release Me, Selkie, Dardanian, MissNev, Dustdevil, and Rian Jackson. This list will be updated as ...
by Interested bystander
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Are you thinking of a trip to the DMV impound lot?
Replies: 47
Views: 12403

Last year some folks camped down the street from us drove to the event in a panel van. Once at the event they hung loud speakers on the outside, covered the thing with astroturf and now it was an art car which they used to travel from place to place playing music through the loud speakers. I'm hopin...
by Interested bystander
Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Location, Location, Location
Replies: 52
Views: 13251

The cites from the NRS (Nevada Revised Statutes for those not in the know) are fun and interesting, however, they do not apply in this situation. Federal law is what applies on federal land. Burning Man is held on land managed by the US Bureau of Land Management and comes under federal jurisdiction....
by Interested bystander
Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: R.V. VS. Tenting it....
Replies: 65
Views: 11582

Put me in the anti-RV crowd. My first burn I camped under a small structure, less than 10x10, with two other people including a guy in a pup tent. The next year my camping buddy brought his parent's RV and we stayed in that. Since that time I've been tenting it again. Without raining on Stuart's per...
by Interested bystander
Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: Rebar Sources Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

What are you using the rebar for? If you are staking down a tent you don't need a piece 5-feet long. I use two foot pieces of rebar and they are around 50 cents each at the Reno Home Depot.
by Interested bystander
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Location, Location, Location
Replies: 52
Views: 13251

I'm surprised no one contradicted Captain Goddammit's assertion that nudity is not legal on the playa but only tolerated by the kinder and gentler LEOs that attend BM. For the Captain's edification there is no federal law against being naked, that's why there is nudity on the playa, not some special...

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