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by funkyjigsaw
Sat May 12, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: ORPHAN / VIRGIN CAMP - Seeking 10 new members
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: ORPHAN / VIRGIN CAMP - Seeking 10 new members

ANNOUNCEMENT : The main Orphan / Endorphin Camp is now FULL. HOWEVER, as in 2011 we actively encourage the formation of second, third and maybe this year even fourth spin-off Orphan camps. In 2011, we had Orphan / Endorphin, Orphan 2 and Orphan 3 camps. All it takes is for a couple of people to step...
by funkyjigsaw
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: ORPHAN / VIRGIN CAMP - Seeking 10 new members
Replies: 2
Views: 682

ORPHAN / VIRGIN CAMP - Seeking 10 new members

Recruiting for an Orphan / Virgin Camp. We have ten places still available, out of a camp of approx 50. ORPHAN / ENDORPHIN CAMP 2012 This is a camp for loners who don't want to be totally alone. Either you couldn’t talk anyone into going with you, or your friends have ditched, or couldn’t get a tick...
by funkyjigsaw
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: How much should I REALLY bring?
Replies: 56
Views: 5452

Re: How much should I REALLY bring?

I forgot a few things : - Footwear. This depends on how tough your feet are. The best advice is to wear some sort of combat boot. HOWEVER, whatever you wear must be comfortable! I bring about 15 pairs of thin ankle socks. Very thin. Just enough for the boots to be comfy. I also wear flip-flops and t...
by funkyjigsaw
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: How much should I REALLY bring?
Replies: 56
Views: 5452

Re: How much should I REALLY bring?

There is a LOT of really good advice here. I live in the UK, so come to the playa by plane to San Fran. I'm an old crusty pervert, and I've camped in some very extreme climates over the years. Here are some pointers from my own experience : - Rent a bike. Either in Reno or out on the playa itself. H...
by funkyjigsaw
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Post BM tips please...
Replies: 30
Views: 3326

Re: Post BM tips please...

All of the big festivals will be over for the year. I'd suggest hopping in your car and heading down Hwy 395, taking in the sights along the way. It is an amazing route. You can go to Yosemite, Devils Postpile, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, etc. I could go on and on. ...
by funkyjigsaw
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5445
Views: 740516

Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Hi guys :) My name is Deathstroke Regina Chester Jefff Dave Dum Dee Dum Tumblepot, but feel free to call me anything! I'm a tunnelling engineer apprentice from England. Currently a burning man virgin from England, but hope to rectify that this year if I can find my way across the pond. I only heard...
by funkyjigsaw
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 84137

Re: Plug & Play Camping

Let's not forget that the West was first colonized by the Spanish and the Portuguese, and that until very recently was part of Mexico. And the name California is in fact Muslim. Just chewing the cud n'all!
by funkyjigsaw
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Was this video filmed in the black rock desert?
Replies: 20
Views: 2345

Re: Was this video filmed in the black rock desert?

tamarakay wrote:I'd say someone on the design team has been to BRC lol. Anyway, I'd take any one of those costumes (minus feathers of course). I'm loving the mirrored hat/helmut thing.


Ha! I was looking at the mirrored helmet too! Looking for a source of tiny mirrors ....
by funkyjigsaw
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 84137

Re: Plug & Play Camping

I totally agree with the below. I just have a hard time resolving the coexistence of profiteering from pay to play and a primarily volunteer workforce. In my experience – the BRC volunteer thing works like this: I do something good – You do something good. We create something better together for eac...
by funkyjigsaw
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 84137

Re: Plug & Play Camping

Well said Lemur!!! Spot on.
by funkyjigsaw
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First time burners from Seattle and Vancouver!
Replies: 16
Views: 1427

Re: First time burners from Seattle and Vancouver!

Following up on Orphan Camps. I help organize this one : “ORPHANS TOO” CAMP - VIRGIN FRIENDLY!! Orphans Too is an offshoot camp of the Orphan/Endorphin mothership. Orphans Too spontaneously dragged itself out of the playa dust in 2011, after the mothership burned too brightly! … i.e. got full. This ...
by funkyjigsaw
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Burn Barrel question...
Replies: 74
Views: 11509

Re: Burn Barrel question...

Washing machine burn barrel
by funkyjigsaw
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Burn Barrel question...
Replies: 74
Views: 11509

Re: Burn Barrel question...

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by funkyjigsaw
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Belts, Belts, Belts
Replies: 64
Views: 8583

Re: Belts, Belts, Belts

by funkyjigsaw
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Namaste from Mumbai, India!
Replies: 26
Views: 3145

Re: Namaste from Mumbai, India!

Hiya Janki! I'm just going to follow up on Zeke's post above. I was a virgin burner last year (I live in the UK). I decided in about May last year that I was going to camp alone (just one of me). The reason was that I did not know whether I would like the people in the theme camp that I might choose...
by funkyjigsaw
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: howdy from Aus
Replies: 48
Views: 5921

Re: howdy from Aus

"Playa Ashes" - Aussie vs Brits cricket match ......
by funkyjigsaw
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 ticket
Replies: 207
Views: 10697

Re: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 tic

Oh for crying out loud!!!! STOP please! 1. Can we all PLEASE remember that this is only a fix for this year, 2012. The BMORG and the community need to work together to design a system for next year (2013) that we can all buy-in to. Distributing the 10,000 tickets to the core projects is NOT setting ...
by funkyjigsaw
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: <<< Sassica says hello...
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: <<< Sassica says hello...

Heya there! (1) You ... yes, YOU ... are the entertainment! i.e. the participants are what comprises the miracle of the playa. So come prepared with the most wild costumes you can think of. Come prepared to enhance the experience of everyone you meet. (2) Get really, REALLY in tune with the concept ...
by funkyjigsaw
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: How about giving theme camps a certificate for tickets?
Replies: 69
Views: 4920

Re: How about giving theme camps a certificate for tickets?

From another thread : I'm losing the will to live .... I'm going outside to scream and burn something!! The lottery system wasn't the biggest problem. It seems that for a variety of reasons the demand was huge [insert suitably high number here] - say 160,000. SO ... [slaps hand on forehead] ... only...
by funkyjigsaw
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why I'm a lottery defender.
Replies: 76
Views: 3290

Re: Why I'm a lottery defender.

I'd be more inclined to say a block of tickets granted to large art installations, moreso than theme camps. Some theme camps are more welcoming than others, so choosing would be difficult. @AntiM : I would agree. (1) Presale draw : Bump up the price and number even more - 10,000 tickets @ $500. Thi...
by funkyjigsaw
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why I'm a lottery defender.
Replies: 76
Views: 3290

Re: Why I'm a lottery defender.

I'm losing the will to live .... I'm going outside to scream and burn something!! The lottery system wasn't the biggest problem. It seems that for a variety of reasons the demand was huge [insert suitably high number here] - say 160,000. SO ... [slaps hand on forehead] ... only 25% of people are gon...
by funkyjigsaw
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from London, England
Replies: 16
Views: 1696

Re: Hello from London, England

Heya there LoneLondoner! There is a good burner community in London. In fact, I think there is burning pub Thursday Feb 16th (http://www.euroburners.org/wiki/BurningPub) - I think at the Miller (http://www.themiller.co.uk/). I haven't been (I live in Cambridge) but just may get down there this time....
by funkyjigsaw
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 16896

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

Just posted this on FB ... for what it's worth ... 3. Theme Camps / Art Projects - not getting enough tickets for critical mass. Now this is a problem that NOBODY saw coming! Ahem, I beg to differ! This was my first and main concern from the word go and I was soundly mocked for it. @JStep : I stand...
by funkyjigsaw
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 16896

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

Just posted this on FB ... for what it's worth ... "There are a number of different issues here, and it’s really important to have some clarity about what they are : 1. Scarcity – demand exceeding supply. BM has been a victim of it’s own success, together with scare stories, the end of the Maya...
by funkyjigsaw
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 17127

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

I could not agree with this more .... excellent post! The 1.7 number quoted was the average number of tickets order per request, i.e., if 100 people ordered tickets, then 70 ordered 2 tickets and 30 ordered 1 ticket, i.e., 70*2 + 30 = 170/100 = 1.7. That number in no way told us how many ticket requ...
by funkyjigsaw
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: No JRS so didn't even know about the hoo-haa!
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: No JRS so didn't even know about the hoo-haa!

Sorry to be (only slightly) off-topic, but I never got the latest JRS, so all of the below has been a supprise - not! - of course everyone registered for two tix..the process has been game-ified; why wouldn't ppl "play" that game? I do the lottery in the UK occasionally, and I always try ...
by funkyjigsaw
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin
Replies: 117
Views: 13685

Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

Oh! Oh ... oh ... oh .... I REALLY like that idea! Post-apocalyptic is dear to my heart ... but merge that with Bedouin ... and I can see opportunities all over the place. I was thinking steampunk for this year, but now .....
Thank you! xx
by funkyjigsaw
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I Am Petra Hear Me Roar
Replies: 19
Views: 1862

Re: I Am Petra Hear Me Roar

Itching to wade in and start lecturing about the Queen's English .... but may start something I wish I hadn't. And don't even get me started about the use of the letter "z" instead of "s" ...!!§ :wink:
by funkyjigsaw
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Around the globe to find the light
Replies: 19
Views: 964

Re: Around the globe to find the light

The Green Tortoise hostel in San Francisco has bus trips to Burning Man, and provide food, water & transportation from SF (fly in a day early with 1/2 your stuff and shop for a few things more). They might have shade for their campers--I recommend asking them--but you definitely need your own t...
by funkyjigsaw
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Around the globe to find the light
Replies: 19
Views: 964

Re: Around the globe to find the light

Hi Michael, I am from the UK, and last year was my first burn. Yes, I am returning this year. Some answers to help you : - You still have time to come to BM in 2012. You have plenty of time to plan. - The first thing you need is a ticket. http://tickets.burningman.com/ The next opportunity for 2012 ...

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