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by darcitananda
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cleaning EL/LED Clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: Cleaning EL/LED Clothing

It's kind of low tech, but I just vacuum my yeti LED coat when I get home. Yes it still feels a little coarse and the fur will probably mat up over time, but it doesn't get Playa dust on everything in the closet. I even wear it out in Defaultia from time to time.
by darcitananda
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Psychedelic Trance Camps?
Replies: 38
Views: 4848

Re: Psychedelic Trance Camps?

Burns! I know that's you. HA! busted.
by darcitananda
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Seeking tips for taming long hair on the playa
Replies: 82
Views: 19570

Re: Seeking tips for taming long hair on the playa

I braid wool "dreads" into my hair, about 50 or so. This eliminates the need for any styling, keeps my hair protected, and looks awesome as well (in fact my hair is pretty much my costume for the week). The wool is surprisingly light and breathable, and it's somewhat flame retardant, so th...
by darcitananda
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Anybody dressed as a desert arab during BM?
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Re: Anybody dressed as a desert arab during BM?

White cotton is great for daily wear as it reflects some heat and is breathable. But you may want to reconsider the long flowy robes if you are planning on biking much. Maybe you could hike them up with a garter clip type of thing.
by darcitananda
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: RGB LED Suspenders
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

Re: RGB LED Suspenders

those are so badass!
by darcitananda
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Any experiences wearing a SARI on the Playa?
Replies: 11
Views: 2389

Re: Any experiences wearing a SARI on the Playa?

Assuming your sari isn't mooptastic, I think you will have a great time wearing it. You might like to learn to tie it Kaccha style (fisherman pants like). There are some tutorials on Sari Safari, and also a ton of youtube videos. Here is the link to Sari Safari. http://www.sarisafari.com/howtowear.h...
by darcitananda
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Gift Economy that is alive and well
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Gift Economy that is alive and well

Hey there, I hope it is ok to share this article in this forum and I apologize if it's been previously posted, but I didn't see it in any other thread. It's about a gift-based economy in Mali, and I found it really interesting. It is an older article (2009) but it was a great reminder about how livi...
by darcitananda
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Home, art, dubstep,..what is Burning Man to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 1724

Re: Home, art, dubstep,..what is Burning Man to you?

The setting is part of what makes Burning Man so magical to me. The desert landscape is spectacular, and sunset and sunrise are the most special parts of the day. The environment is like a blank canvas, so expansive in any direction, and it makes me think of India meeting Amsterdam on the moon. Colo...
by darcitananda
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: NY Times chimes in on tickets - uggggggg
Replies: 28
Views: 4552

Re: NY Times chimes in on tickets - uggggggg

Selling tickets online makes it difficult to distinguish between veteran Burners, loathed scalpers and first-timers, known as birgins in the lingo of festivalgoers.


I found the lack of an Oxford comma interesting. Are both scalpers and first-timers loathed? Wait wait, don't answer that.
by darcitananda
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Big Moon This Year
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Big Moon This Year

In 2010 when I first saw the moon rising over Harveywood, I actually thought that moon was fake. Talk about surreal.
by darcitananda
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: What music will you bring to BM 2012?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: What music will you bring to BM 2012?

I just bring whatever podcasts are on my iphone (usually something house-y). Great for the road trip and last year the nice folks at Arctica borrowed my iphone for a few hours of Dance Department (Dutch podcast) to keep things cheerful there.
by darcitananda
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Documentary About Burning Man
Replies: 50
Views: 4354

Re: Documentary About Burning Man

Hey, at least someone is talking about doing something, instead of complaining about the fucking tickets.
by darcitananda
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The End of Burning Man as we Know it.
Replies: 29
Views: 1645

Re: The End of Burning Man as we Know it.

yeah............ you'll get together, plan, and then next year BANG 70% of your new camp won't get tickets. Wake the fuck up. That doesn't apply to my situation, however I can see how that is a possibility for some camps and especially art projects. I hope the artists are not discouraged from compl...
by darcitananda
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The End of Burning Man as we Know it.
Replies: 29
Views: 1645

Re: The End of Burning Man as we Know it.

Burning Man is continuously evolving and reinventing itself. To be honest, I think this shake-up is a good thing. New alliances will be made. Big camps (some of them) have gotten cliquey, downright rude and unwelcoming even, and maybe having smaller camps will encourage more participation and intera...
by darcitananda
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 26846

Re: The Pier 2

I am so excited about Pier 2 with the shipwreck. It's going to be epic. Mermaids, they're the new sparkle pony.
by darcitananda
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs
Replies: 82
Views: 7257

Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

(please forgive my on-topic reply, but I saw a number of beetles last year.)
by darcitananda
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: AWARDED TICKETS? DID YOU DONATE?
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: AWARDED TICKETS? DID YOU DONATE?

No ugly rumors, maybe we're discussing karma, not conspiracy. ;)

Though you could say we have disproved the existence of relatively immediate karma.
by darcitananda
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: AWARDED TICKETS? DID YOU DONATE?
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: AWARDED TICKETS? DID YOU DONATE?

I donated to BRS as well. :) I got tickets. But it looks like there is no correlation.
by darcitananda
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 52767

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

I put on my lucky monster fur vest to have lunch with a friend hoping that I'd have good news after lunch (I had a hunch I would), and sure enough, 2 x $390 tickets for me and my boyfriend. Now I'm praying for RAIN and lots of it. Congratulations to everyone who got one and good luck to those still ...
by darcitananda
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin
Replies: 117
Views: 13622

Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

I really like your sketch!

I also kind of veer toward the Post Apocalyptic Bedouin look. I like "ethnic" stuff and it is also practical for the desert and dust.

Would love to see your nighttime version too.
by darcitananda
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How much alcohol should one bring?
Replies: 79
Views: 10513

Re: How much alcohol should one bring?

Kinda late to this thread, but last year we brought extra liquor and actually had a hard time giving it away (actually still have it in a cabinet for this year). However, we brought coffee, and our campmates pretty much annihilated our coffee and milk supply in just a couple days. This year I will b...
by darcitananda
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Everyone buying too many tickets?
Replies: 104
Views: 7091

Re: Everyone buying too many tickets?

I don't think "everyone" is buying too many tickets, but those who do are posting about it here with their strategies and justifications, etc.. Most of my friends are registering for what they need for themselves. I actually like the lottery system. I didn't have to be online at a specific...
by darcitananda
Tue May 17, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: BRC slutwalk?
Replies: 44
Views: 3118

That's nice.. I still can't see why this has anything to do with Burning Man. Ya I agree that having a authentique "Slutwalk" on the playa doesn't fit burning man at all. Seriously people? Maybe it's not your idea of radical, maybe it's not wearing an ironic enough mustache, but it's stil...
by darcitananda
Fri May 13, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Making Burning Man Greener
Replies: 24
Views: 14054

total lose!!!!!!!!! (in red)


hahhahaha! I knowwwww right! I'm just trying to maintain some semblance of a waistline while I still can. :/ Don't worry, I always binge on bacon at BM. :) It just tastes that much more delicious.
by darcitananda
Fri May 13, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man intentional community?
Replies: 10
Views: 5192

Auroville in India has been around for quite a long time (since the 60s), attracting international types. http://www.auroville.org/ They have a "free store", solar oven restaurants and an "intentional" community. I think these sorts of things always veer toward cultish which is w...
by darcitananda
Fri May 13, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Making Burning Man Greener
Replies: 24
Views: 14054

Way back when, I said I didn't want to go to Burning Man because of gas to get there and the copious amount of petroleum used to manufacture faux fur in China etc... but the truth is... I was married and my husband wouldn't "let" me go. To be precise he said "sure you can go to that b...
by darcitananda
Fri May 13, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I'm tired of trashing my tent every year.... suggestions?
Replies: 39
Views: 4244

well if you have bought 7 x $200 tents, you may as well have bought a hexayurt or whatever by now. So you could look at it as an investment, and nice to know you could set up a home almost anywhere.
by darcitananda
Tue May 10, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What is dubstep?
Replies: 205
Views: 25051

I like some music from almost every genre, but I'm having a hard time loving dubstep. I want to love it, because it's becoming so prevalent, but it doesn't make me feel all tingly, and when I try to dance to it, I get all awkward and wonky (wonk wonk). So if Dubstep is the next AOL, does that mean m...
by darcitananda
Tue May 10, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: what to expect?
Replies: 41
Views: 6061

Expectations are a funny thing. I expected it to be dusty, but I didn't expect that I would actually kind of like the texture of the dust. I expected it to be a lot hotter and drink a lot more water. We didn't even use half our water, and the dry heat of the desert actually feels quite cool compared...
by darcitananda
Sun May 08, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3 Things you were hesitant to do, but did.
Replies: 103
Views: 8103

Bonus answer: I was afraid to poo in the porta potties, but I did! ;)

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