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by Candybox
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Need a space for your impromptu event?
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Need a space for your impromptu event?

Do you need a space to host your event or interactive playa gift? The Magic Lantern at EBB & Glow (3:15 and C) is a beautifully appointed space of opportunity. Our garlic-shaped lotus belle tavern is filled with old furniture, exotic curios, and comfy floor pillows, and is open to the public 24/...
by Candybox
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: When A Plug & Play Camp Breaks Up With You...
Replies: 16
Views: 1594

Re: When A Plug & Play Camp Breaks Up With You...

Dude. GIANT cannisters of Mountain House are the way to go, paired with a small camp stove. Hot food, every day, supplemented with fresh food from our cooler. We have become quite adept at comfortably roughing it, while managing to shove everything we need into a Mazda 3. Incidentally, we saw they w...
by Candybox
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: law enforcement 2013
Replies: 265
Views: 16673

Re: law enforcement 2013

We had the misfortune to arrive just as the gates were opening (early entry mixup... had to stay the night in Reno). Entry was terrible, and far from the usual happy dusty hug-and-greet. From the distance on the main road, we could see a string of flashing police lights glimmering in the distance, f...
by Candybox
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Looking to contribute in the Bay Area
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Looking to contribute in the Bay Area

Sweet. It's been awhile since I've been on eplaya. I wasn't aware of the Spark feature.
by Candybox
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Looking to contribute in the Bay Area
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Looking to contribute in the Bay Area

About us: I'm Monica. He's Rob. We were heavily involved in building Anubis last year. We're sort of part of East Bay Core, though we live out in Pacifica. As a team, we can make pretty much anything, and we're looking to use our skillset on an ambitious project this summer. Me: I'm a graphic design...
by Candybox
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: 2012 Fundraiser Scorecard
Replies: 32
Views: 6102

Re: 2012 Fundraiser Scorecard

So glad people like the Anubis pendants!

I'm really looking forward to flexing my fabrication muscles to make perks swag for whatever our project is next year.
by Candybox
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: APOKLIPTIKA 2013
Replies: 143
Views: 18018

Re: APOKLIPTIKA 2013

Image

Young Stalin was a fox who had fantastic hair.
by Candybox
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Theme Predictions for 2013
Replies: 341
Views: 30004

Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

BM 2013 : The Lottery

Like, as in the story. Let's draw out a person to stone. Eeny meeny miny... moe.
by Candybox
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What is better than Burning Man?
Replies: 45
Views: 8081

Re: What is better than Burning Man?

When I finally got out to Burning Man this year, I had done so much research into the event that I came with expectations (shame on me) that fit the actual experience almost exactly. I felt very little of the wonder and astonishment I think most first-timers experience. I had, in effect, cheated my...
by Candybox
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What is better than Burning Man?
Replies: 45
Views: 8081

Re: What is better than Burning Man?

What a great post. Maybe what you mean is other ways to have peak experiences? Rather than Peace Corps (2 year commitment, no real choice of country), you can sign up to teach English for a year in pretty much any country you want. Really low work commitment (usually under 20 hours a week), TONS of ...
by Candybox
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: POST ALTERNATE LOCATIONS FOR BM 2013
Replies: 127
Views: 17182

Re: POST ALTERNATE LOCATIONS FOR BM 2013

I've heard mentions of trying to secure private land on which to permanently base the event. Are there any realistic options for this where you could get a comparable "playa" environment, or are most of those federal/state land? As I understand it, that would also eliminate the requiremen...
by Candybox
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: need Legal help!
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

Re: need Legal help!

The gates were only closed for two hours as well. Just sayin'.
by Candybox
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food: What's good/bad?
Replies: 153
Views: 23035

Re: Food: What's good/bad?

I second Mountain House. They come in big ol' $30 canisters on Amazon. That's about 10 servings, officially, and more like 8 servings realistically. Doesn't require refrigeration, doesn't go bad, packs light, and all you need is a pot of boiling water and you're set with a Real. Hot. Meal. Which act...
by Candybox
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Gifting question, opinions please...
Replies: 34
Views: 7599

Re: Gifting question, opinions please...

If you're not stickering over the label of the beer you're handing out, or stickering over the liquor in your bar, I see no reason to sticker over lip balm. It's a ton of work and extra money to order 1000 stickers and stick them on (lots of waste, too), or to special order custom labeled balm... fo...
by Candybox
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Anubis
Replies: 133
Views: 22084

Re: Anubis

<3 -Monica PS. Can't wait for next year, be it Kraken or cracked out artcar :D If you want to build it and burn it, then it isn't a car. We know how to build a giant rolling thing, and I'll bet there is a Reno crew standing ready to deliver. One can roll and burn, but it ain't a car. On a side note...
by Candybox
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Taggers/playa justice
Replies: 40
Views: 3934

Re: Taggers/playa justice

So, was he simply jostled a bit and ran away? Because that's not any sort of justice in my book. I would've made him scrub it off himself, and go apologize / clean up all the camps that he tagged. Of course, if I were really angry, I'd have him pinned down and spray him with his own can head to toe....
by Candybox
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: completely new with allot of questions
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: completely new with allot of questions

I've done several Tortoise trips back in the day. It's a great experience. That's great to hear! It sounds like a good option for international students then. And I second the suggestions for National Parks. Every single one I've been to has well lived up to their designation as national treasures,...
by Candybox
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: completely new with allot of questions
Replies: 23
Views: 2082

Re: completely new with allot of questions

One of the 10 principles is Radical Self-Reliance. So if you can't afford to take care of your basic needs at BM, then it's better to wait until you can better afford it. If you want other people to take care of everything for you, then be prepared to pay even more money for that (and get, in my opi...
by Candybox
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Anyone Near Inland Empire (Riverside, San Bernardino) area?
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Re: Inland Empire? :\

Slab City is sort of like Burning Man year round. Except with guns. And tweakers.

Seriously though, it is like BM with a good dosing of the real world. Last free place in America.
by Candybox
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Anubis
Replies: 133
Views: 22084

Re: Anubis

<3

-Monica
PS. Can't wait for next year, be it Kraken or cracked out artcar :D
by Candybox
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: 2012 Fundraiser Scorecard
Replies: 32
Views: 6102

Re: 2012 Fundraiser Scorecard

I made the Anubis pendants out of our leftover wood for the IndieGoGo fundraiser. They're actually made from sliced up 2x4s that we've probably used as bracers during construction. We didn't have time to send most of them out before we left for the build, but they should be out now.
by Candybox
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What happened to the 57K tickets sold in 2012?
Replies: 42
Views: 11678

Re: What happened to the 57K tickets sold in 2012?

I've considered that even up until last year, people could plan and wait and get tickets up until very close to the event. People getting tickets a month or two ahead of time are more likely to know for sure they are going. But having the bulk of available tickets sell out six months before the even...
by Candybox
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 40704

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

pissing my pants on tuesday I pissed my pants on Saturday, and it was actually a "best" for me. I was so tired of the routine of drink drink drink to stay hydrated, then hobble off to find the nearest potties. Of course I would delay as long as possible, not wanting to leave the party (Bu...
by Candybox
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: what's different?
Replies: 18
Views: 1691

Re: what's different?

Playa is better'n gold bond is what the boys tell me Funny that. I developed a mad case of thigh chafe while building on the playa. It got bad to the point that I was wrapping duct tape over the chaffed bits to prevent rubbing. Somebody mentioned Gold Bond for chafing... and I was struck by the rea...
by Candybox
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The difference between fun/chaos and destructive/theft
Replies: 14
Views: 1657

Re: The difference between fun/chaos and destructive/theft

Were the bikes locked? I know, right? To be fair, I had my locked bike stolen in 2010, but I'd never changed the lock from the default combination (0000). Now we use locks with random number combinations and I also have a key lock where I keep the key around my neck. We have a luggage lock on our t...
by Candybox
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Final Thoughts and Analysis?
Replies: 36
Views: 4786

Re: Final Thoughts and Analysis?

A good idea. This year we decided to stay for the temple burn, unlike 2011 when we left Sunday morning. While the burn was pretty, I don't think it was really worth the dangerous 2AM departure to the gate, 2.5hr wait (really not that bad), having to pull over to the side of the road to sleep at 5:3...
by Candybox
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Final Thoughts and Analysis?
Replies: 36
Views: 4786

Re: Final Thoughts and Analysis?

We left Sunday morning and drove , at reasonable speed, straight through the exits. "Never staying for another temple burn again," we thought, and patted ourselves on the back for our foresight. Then we heard that Monday Exodus was pretty much a non-issue either, with something like at mos...
by Candybox
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What happened to the 57K tickets sold in 2012?
Replies: 42
Views: 11678

Re: What happened to the 57K tickets sold in 2012?

No, I'm curious too. There was such a fiasco over tickets selling out, and after they got BLM to raise the population gap to 60,000, they sold more tickets as well. Everyone was expecting a record attendance based on the fact that there were more tickets sold than ever. I think most people were surp...
by Candybox
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any regrets?
Replies: 81
Views: 7462

Re: Any regrets?

Amazing burn. Had some regrets about not seeing everything we wanted to see, but BM is so big and constant that it's hard to have your cake and eat it too. We wanted to scheduled events this year, including morning Yoga classes and whatnot... and well, that's a trade-off between staying up until 9am...

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