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by elKay
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3007
Views: 332232

Re: Rest In Peace

My dear husband died on Saturday after a one month battle with T cell lymphoma. Our last burn was 2012, but we planned to try to go this year. Not having anyone to make the trip with me, I doubt if I will be back. Anyway, he made a nice video of our last trip to share with our Midwestern friends, an...
by elKay
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I'm on STRIKE!!!!!
Replies: 133
Views: 5783

Re: I'm on STRIKE!!!!!

I read the Blog, it was too little too late for me for this year. Hoping to read good reports next year and make it back again one day. Thanks for the hug and nice words!
by elKay
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I'm on STRIKE!!!!!
Replies: 133
Views: 5783

Re: I'm on STRIKE!!!!!

It has just been decided, and sadly we aren't going. We planned to try, but this whole mess, (which I believe caused our inability to score tickets the last 2 burns) has made it seem like an ugly elitist douche fest. I was really hoping that there would be some kind of a welcoming statement from the...
by elKay
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Absolutely unbelievable
Replies: 73
Views: 4261

Re: Absolutely unbelievable

If they're not placed, the Org has very minimal power of them (other than throwing people out - and if no money is changing hands on-playa that could be a huge legal issue). By placing them the Org (1)knows where they are, and can see if they're contributing (2)knows how they did on LNT (3)can rewa...
by elKay
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Absolutely unbelievable
Replies: 73
Views: 4261

Re: Absolutely unbelievable

I wouldn't mind them being placed if placement were based on participation just like any other camp. With the money those camps have, it could actually add to the event if done properly and was open for all to enjoy just lake every other camp. How great can their gift be if the motive is really abo...
by elKay
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Absolutely unbelievable
Replies: 73
Views: 4261

Re: Absolutely unbelievable

I just don't understand why there should be placed commerce camps at all. There is no justification that will make it feel right to me.
by elKay
Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: How Turn Key Camps Get Placed
Replies: 233
Views: 8895

Re: How Turn Key Camps Get Placed

IMHO, green Tortoise served a purpose before the Burner Bus existed. Now I don't think they should be allowed to operate as they have been either, really ever since the tickets sold out, they shouldn't be allocated a block at all. They're part of the slippery slope that ends with things like Carava...
by elKay
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 27470

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

We couldn't find a ticket in 2014 even after trying every avenue. Well that simply cannot be true, now can it? You never asked the fine denizens of Barbie Death Camp if they could secure you a ticket somehow, now did you? No you did not. So no, you didn't try "every avenue". I submit that...
by elKay
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 27470

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

These conversations, here and at other forums, may well be solving the problem of ticket scarcity. After trying to find my way there for years, I bought my first ticket in 2011, well before they sold out. Won in the lottery in 2012 and came again. BRC is a three day drive for us, so there are very f...
by elKay
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: If your STEP tickets didn't sell ... URGENT
Replies: 17
Views: 1514

Re: If your STEP tickets didn't sell ... URGENT

Especially if there was one single person who stood at the gate, unable to buy a ticket to a sold out event.
by elKay
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Vinegar/Water Wash For Body Parts... ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Re: Vinegar/Water Wash For Body Parts... ?

I will never forget when, on the first day of my first burn, my hands were cracked and stinging from setting up camp. I poured lemon juice on them (over a bowl) and was amazed that it felt soothing like it was milk. Smelled way better than vinegar too.
by elKay
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What do you want to do next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 3377

Re: What do you want to do next year?

I just want to get tickets again. We haven't been able to for the last two burns. Hard to plan a project before you can count on getting in.
by elKay
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...
Replies: 132
Views: 11075

Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

My prediction is that the only people able to get in will be those willing to pay a lot more than face value. We were planning to go again this year, have the time off and were ready but couldn't find any face value tickets. Our plan is to try to go next year, but it looks near impossible. Certainly...
by elKay
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 9753

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

I see an business opportunity for folks in Gerlach, who have some land along the way, to offer parking spaces for the week and a shuttle to the event.
by elKay
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Buy or Rent an RV?
Replies: 16
Views: 2374

Re: Buy or Rent an RV?

Hi RahRah, We drove to Burning Man twice from northern Illinois towing our old trailer behind us. Aside from the rent or buy question, bringing it from where you are is a lot of fun. The drive is an epic one, just gorgeous, and having our bed and bathroom with us really made it a fun adventure. It w...
by elKay
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Live stream in demo mode
Replies: 39
Views: 2898

Re: Live stream in demo mode

Is there any way to get word to them that it isn't working?
by elKay
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man
Replies: 76
Views: 18189

Re: Satellite Images of 2012 Burning Man

It's beautiful, thank you Fiver!
by elKay
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Tell me if your voice phone worked this year.
Replies: 36
Views: 3429

Re: Tell me if your voice phone worked this year.

My Verizon iphone worked one morning WAY out by the trash fence. I was taking a picture of the little theater when I received a bunch of texts all at once. Stopped right there and made a phone call to my daughter who was on her way to college. It only worked that one time, and it was a lot of fun to...
by elKay
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Serial Rapist on the playa
Replies: 123
Views: 40423

Re: Serial Rapist on the playa

Bravo. If people aren't willing to follow through on prosecution, at least maybe the creeps will be prevented from going back and hurting more people in our community. They can just go on to hurt people in their own community, and someone there might be willing to press charges. So, hopefully, &quo...
by elKay
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Serial Rapist on the playa
Replies: 123
Views: 40423

Re: Serial Rapist on the playa

This just makes me sick.. Did the police actually tell her that they had to take her all the way to Reno where they would leave her with no clothes and no way back if she wanted to pursue it?
by elKay
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Animals on playa this year
Replies: 98
Views: 16605

Re: Animals on playa this year

If it had been anyone else who saw it, I would have thought they were seeing things. I couldn't imagine that they were native.
by elKay
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Animals on playa this year
Replies: 98
Views: 16605

Re: Animals on playa this year

Rick is sure that he saw a pelican fly over us. Is that even possible? I dunno, but maybe: http://ebirdr.com/uploads/images/American_White_Pelican-1.jpg They are pretty big birds, so they might be able to fly from feeding waters (and the white pelicans feed inland) to Nevada. Thanks, I guess it is ...
by elKay
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Animals on playa this year
Replies: 98
Views: 16605

Re: Animals on playa this year

Rick is sure that he saw a pelican fly over us. Is that even possible?
by elKay
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Indian Tacos
Replies: 79
Views: 21063

Re: Indian Tacos

I had a taco last year after the burn (beef, I think). I recall it being decent, but nothing amazing (put a good amount of tobasco on it to get some more flavor). I do like supporting the locals, though, and I'm hoping to prove my taste buds from last year wrong by trying another one on the way out...
by elKay
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Have not received tickets yet. Have you?
Replies: 377
Views: 31959

Re: Have not received tickets yet. Have you?

Mine took only 2 1/2 days from email notification to having them in my hand just now near Chicago. With delicious fireball, not a lemon head.
by elKay
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Tattooed Toilet Seat
Replies: 26
Views: 1314

Re: The Tattooed Toilet Seat

We tried one and that didn't work either - apparently the ink has soaked into the plastic of the seat. It's faint but visible. I'm kinda liking it anyway - reminds me to ask if she has any new butt tattoos every time I see her. The only thing that I have ever found to remove permanent marker is sun...
by elKay
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Have not received tickets yet. Have you?
Replies: 377
Views: 31959

Re: Have not received tickets yet. Have you?

Mojojita wrote:Anybody still waiting for tickets from main lottery sale? Am worried! Kids' tickets no sign of email.

I am also still waiting for an email about my main lottery tickets.
by elKay
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did anyone else have a COD on their tickets?
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Did anyone else have a COD on their tickets?

Oops. Sender was turned into buyer somewhere on the way to my brain. Sorry for the confusion(mine) - carry on.
by elKay
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did anyone else have a COD on their tickets?
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Did anyone else have a COD on their tickets?

Could someone please post the amount required so I can make sure to have it available. Edited to say that this one last bit of ticketing bullshit feels like a giant fuck you. I mean BORG, you have had my 805 dollars since January, and here it is the end of June and you have not mailed my tickets. Yo...
by elKay
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did anyone else have a COD on their tickets?
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: Did anyone else have a COD on their tickets?

OH! This is important information, how much more cash will it require? It would stink to watch the postman walk away if I didn't know to have money available.

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