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by paulo999
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What the heck happened with Will-Call last year?
Replies: 62
Views: 3821

Re: What the heck happened with Will-Call last year?

The only reason printable tickets work for plane tickets and other events like Glastonbury is because they're tied to identification. Small but maybe important point: Glastonbury tickets are tied to your face - no ID is required :) For a year or two they tried the ID thing, but it was easily circum...
by paulo999
Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2014 - how long did it take you?
Replies: 76
Views: 4315

Re: Exodus 2014 - how long did it take you?

In 2012, realising I needed a day more than planned to hose down the rental truck, and wanting to avoid a big line, we bailed immediately before Temple burn. Maybe 90 mins to pavement. Sounds like exodus is getting sorted? Or is it a lucky blip? (I have to say that the drive to Reno was, at a few mo...
by paulo999
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rave New World
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Rave New World

Something to watch. It's an hour long documentary, made in 1994, about the link between MDMA and dance music. For "those that know", in the UK, it's highly regarded. Although I've rewatched several times, I'd forgotten Burning Man gets a reference. Not worth trying to skip-view to find tha...
by paulo999
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man art car at the Paralympics Closing ceremony?
Replies: 3
Views: 749

2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony

A quick nod, especially for our American burners who were robbed by NBC for lack of coverage... ...if you can watch/download the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympics, you'll see see some stuff that will be very familiar. :) Joe Rush and the Mutoid Waste Company, Brit veterans of the play...
by paulo999
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: ROOT SOCIETY 2012
Replies: 467
Views: 49069

Re: ROOT SOCIETY 2012

Hey Simon :) I think the noobs thing is variable. Remember that the Krug krew were 'experienced' burners ;) In contrast, many of the noobs are the most inspired and least cynical, they just need good role models. Of course I would say that, being a noob. :) If I had any cynicsm, it would be weekende...
by paulo999
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV Cleaning Drama
Replies: 26
Views: 6099

Re: RV Cleaning Drama

I rented a box truck and kitted it out with some window AC units and mattresses. (All I wanted was sleep in the day. Our camp had everything else, generators, catering, couches etc). I'd do the same again in same camp setup. The cleanup on the box truck took awhile - 6 hours or so x 1 person, with a...
by paulo999
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Death count at Burning Man
Replies: 67
Views: 38007

Re: Death count at Burning Man

It was my first time. The 447 leaving was definitely the scariest bit for me. I'm sure for US drivers, overnighting at Reno is 'sleeping locally', but for the rest of us a 2-3 hour drive (after a 'quick' 2 hours playa exit) in the dark, when tired is a long haul. If we'd had an RV I think we'd have ...
by paulo999
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: ROOT SOCIETY 2012
Replies: 467
Views: 49069

Re: ROOT SOCIETY 2012

Chiming with what Simon said earlier... Not everyone who comes to a sound camp to dance is inconsiderate. I did a little daytime mooping at our (RS) biggest stage. Several people started to help, and lots of others said "Thank you". And the moop wasn't too bad (daytime admittedly, I suspec...
by paulo999
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from a UK newbie!
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Hello from a UK newbie!

Hi Ruthy, best of luck with the ticket hunt. There's a few uk people here. Are you near London? There's a Burning Pub meet up this Thursday, near London Bridge.
by paulo999
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: [Update] Arcadia - Sadly Not Happening
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Simon of the Playa wrote:i see an alliance developing with our British Friends...

your set up looks Jolly Good.


Heh! I will pass on the good vibes to the talent behind all this. I merely bask, camera in hand, in their warm glow. 8)
by paulo999
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: [Update] Arcadia - Sadly Not Happening
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Arcadia - New Sound Camp from the UK

Glad you're all liking. :D I think the rig at burning man will be like it finally finding the mother it has never met. I don't know if a placement is set yet, but I'm hoping we end up on the same arm as Root Society... as I fancy a bit of that too. 8) (and I'm going to need some killer ear-plugs :sh...
by paulo999
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: [Update] Arcadia - Sadly Not Happening
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

[Update] Arcadia - Sadly Not Happening

[Update] "It's with some sadness I have to update this thread so soon with the news that the project has fallen through. Although a press release had just gone out confirming the Burning Man trip, sadly it wasn't quite as nailed-on as was thought. Here's the low down. The Arcadia Afterburner is...
by paulo999
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Michael Eavis on Glastonbury, Keynote at m4music,Switzerland
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Michael Eavis on Glastonbury, Keynote at m4music,Switzerland

One for festival geeks. Burning Man is without doubt the most unique festival in the world, and Glastonbury is the largest. Crew alone is 30k, with another 10k of performers, and 140k of ticket buyers. In this frank and extensive interview, Michael Eavis talks about Glastonbury past and present. The...
by paulo999
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Festivals in UK and Europe (Secret Garden Party and more..)
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Festivals in UK and Europe (Secret Garden Party and more

SGP is marvellous. I've not been to Shambala myself, but it's highly rated. This year Boomtown Fair is looking stronger than ever. It'll be the only outing of the year for Arcadia's Spider rig, which is something of a coup because that would normally be a Glastonbury-only thing. Expect lots of fire,...
by paulo999
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Morris dancing?
Replies: 21
Views: 1823

Re: Morris dancing?

Of all the cultural oddities my country has produced, I think I can safely say - on behalf of my fellow countryman - Morris Dancing is probably our least worthy export. Which, in the seemingly upside down world of 'That Thing in the Desert', means Morris dancing really does belong on the playa*. :D ...
by paulo999
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: On the way, from the UK
Replies: 25
Views: 2576

Re: On the way, from the UK

Hey violet... I was a bit worried that the SGP 'posh' thing would ruin it, but hey, people were great - my neighbours at least. Really nice, lots of pissing around and breakfast drunkenness and well, fab. And the site was drop, dread, amazing, you have to see it. Oh and thanks, glad you like some of...
by paulo999
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: On the way, from the UK
Replies: 25
Views: 2576

Re: On the way, from the UK

Ninzy...Just read up about the UK core project. The metal foundry man has done work for Arcadia, so our paths probably crossed last year :) And how have I not heard of Rumpus before now? Sounds right up my street. Ever since Shunt closed, I've been looking for something like this. Hopefully I'll mak...
by paulo999
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: International Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

Re: International Thread

Hey Paulo, the playa has been well invaded already sadly like the borg they seem to just assimilate us and send us back to defaultia full of burner spirit ready to invade again (with no mre success) I know of a few South london burners coming over this year (me and ninzy) so you can always come fin...
by paulo999
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: On the way, from the UK
Replies: 25
Views: 2576

Re: On the way, from the UK

Well I'm from the north, near Manchester! But I am due a visit to london soon as I'm currently applying for jobs there, so it would be good to go the Burning Pub :) As I also have some burner friends from London whom I met last year that I need to meet up with too! Are you going to Secret Garden by...
by paulo999
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Favorite "small" experiences at BM?
Replies: 55
Views: 7240

Re: Favorite "small" experiences at BM?

Along the same lines Happening upon a WANTED poster for Lionel Ritchie and pocketing one of the only remaining rip-off "phone number tags" which read: "I can see it in your eyes". I can only assume that the other tags had the remaining lines of the lyrics to Hello. :mrgreen:
by paulo999
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: International Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

International Thread

Hello Brits/Irish/Francais/Allemagne/Everyone Else/Even Aussies and the rest, of assorted wars and colonialism. Blimey we've been busy over the last few hundred years.

So, erm, hello, bonjour.

Let's invade BRC. But, this time, nicely. :)
by paulo999
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: On the way, from the UK
Replies: 25
Views: 2576

Re: On the way, from the UK

Hey violet... you going to Burning Pub in a week or so? Near London Bridge apparently. Would be good to say hello to a few uk burners. :)
by paulo999
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: On the way, from the UK
Replies: 25
Views: 2576

Re: On the way, from the UK

deanoburn wrote:G'day paulo999. You have some great exposure and composition there. Welcome aboard - I'm a newb!
Have you looked into the Beacon? http://www.blackrockbeacon.org/volunteer.htm


Hi there deano... yes I stumbled across the beacon a few days ago. Certainly a possibility. :)
by paulo999
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Box Truck Rentals, Need to Hurry?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Box Truck Rentals, Need to Hurry?

Pro tip: Reserve the truck as a business, not a personal rental. You don't need to even have a business.. they don't care. It comes out to $37/day but $0.20/mile. Yes, rent your truck now. Only Budget. Only Gentry Way. You only have to put $1 on your credit card to reserve.. you pay when you pick i...
by paulo999
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Box Truck Rentals, Need to Hurry?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Box Truck Rentals, Need to Hurry?

Well, I've booked it. 16' Box truck from Budget at Millbrae - so fly in, overnight at an airport hotel, then taxi to the rental company. It was about $22 per day, and $0.71 per mile. Somewhat cheaper than an RV, and muuch less of a worry about losing the deposit, I figure. :) My brother has a house ...
by paulo999
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Portland Oregon area theme camp
Replies: 24
Views: 6101

Re: Portland Oregon area theme camp

A Portlandia theme camp would be great. :mrgreen:
by paulo999
Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Estimated Chances in Low Income sale?
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Estimated Chances in Low Income sale?

It's not a case of 'chances' in the same way that random drawing is. It's based on need, and depends more on his situation and application than anything else. Ah ok - I didn't know that, thanks. It's a great thing that it's offered. I can't think of any big event (in Europe) that does this, and the...
by paulo999
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Estimated Chances in Low Income sale?
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Estimated Chances in Low Income sale?

Reasonably expect 1 in 20. Ouch... that makes for 60k applying... am hoping it won't be that bad. Hoh well, what will be will be. All I can do is hope. (The last time I had some one-on-one time with my brother was 26 years ago. I was 19 years old, my first time in America. We loaded his Mustang wit...
by paulo999
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Estimated Chances in Low Income sale?
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Estimated Chances in Low Income sale?

My brother, unemployed, based in Northern California, wants to join me. He's entered for a low income ticket. Anyone care to guess how over-subscribed these tickets have been previously? I'm wondering whether it's going to be very difficult, one-in-ten scenario or maybe more like 50-50 (hoping for s...
by paulo999
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Box Truck Rentals, Need to Hurry?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Box Truck Rentals, Need to Hurry?

So, here's where I'm at. I'm a burgin - flying in from London. A few months back, before I'd got a ticket, my friends were already looking at me slightly alarmed "oh oh... if you want an RV... you need to do it now". I hadn't even applied for a ticket, so of course, I hesitated. And of cou...

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