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by Chowski
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 67
Views: 1856

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Dr Helix wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:14 pm
Soooooo.............is it still out there?
HOW DARE YOU! Stop oppressing the billionaire EDM zone VIP dance party with simple, direct questions.
by Chowski
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Night at the climb in
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Night at the climb in

We saw it on Saturday or Sunday night during pre-event build, and our two bravest, fittest, dumbest straight boys climbed it. They came down pretty quickly with reports of doors opening and tires spinning. But damn, that piece was epic. The closest to old BM I’ve seen in few years.
by Chowski
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man" is; giving people permission to dream the impossible is possible
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: "Burning Man" is; giving people permission to dream the impossible is possible

And sadly, the limits of many people’s dreams begin and end with a sound system blaring shitty EDM. And Coachella feathers.
by Chowski
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: 2018 Lost On The Playa
Topic: I lost a rented Fur jacket
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: I lost a rented Fur jacket

Well that’ll teach you.
by Chowski
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 67
Views: 1856

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

I went the first year. It was yet another Ibiza-style EDM club. Boring. The second year it was unbearably more of the same. I didn’t bother this year. Burning Man is a place where you can conceive of, build, and destroy absolutely anything you can imagine, but more and more, people can only imagine ...
by Chowski
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: EDM industry news
Replies: 400
Views: 33006

Re: EDM industry news

In other EDM news:

Shitting on the playa behind Mayan Warrior is the new pissing on the playa behind Robot Heart. Best music festival ever!
by Chowski
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet Access
Replies: 18
Views: 914

Re: Internet Access

If I can’t Instagram live feed my dancing on Robot Heart, I will have wasted all this money on my feather headdress! The world needs to know how awesome I am RIGHT NOW! Please, god, somebody pay attention to me.
by Chowski
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Location of Art Objects on Playa 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Location of Art Objects on Playa 2018

To find the EDM Default Celebrity DJ MainStage Zone (brought to you by MasterCard), simply follow the trail of feathers, sequins, glitter, discarded bicycles, and playa poop!
by Chowski
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costumes Store near Sacramento
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Costumes Store near Sacramento

Ecothrift - an enormous and cheap thrift store off highway 99 on florin. Thrift town - almost as large, two locations. Google it. Prevues at 24th and K. Large selection of awesome vintage things, blinkers, hats, accessories. Pricier, and a bit boring and predictable (furry stuff, steampunk) but a on...
by Chowski
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: NEED FUNKY BURNERS TO FILL R.V.
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: NEED FUNKY BURNERS TO FILL R.V.

I’ve never heard of a seven person RV, but if it’s just you and three other people, a total of four strangers might not fill the grey water tank until Tuesday, assuming none of you are women who “need” to wash their hair or hands. So that’s a good start.
by Chowski
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

Just ran across a facespace post by a virgin who needs a ride from Oregon. He has been hired by BRTA to work as a paid chef, feeding the volunteers who ensure that Paris Hilton can fly in for an amazeballs befeathered Instagram post on her way back from Ibiza. A word of advice to those Commodificati...
by Chowski
Thu May 31, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Emergency food
Replies: 20
Views: 2885

Re: Emergency food

Lots of decent food is available shelf-stable. Canned soups and chilis, canned fruit, beef jerky, crackers and peanut butter, canned or pouch tuna, nuts, granola, dried fruits. You dont need to spend a lot to get shelf stable food.
by Chowski
Thu May 31, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Tankers coveralls with butt flap - seeking a source
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Tankers coveralls with butt flap - seeking a source

Problem solved: adult diapers.
by Chowski
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: 1st time burner and theme-camp builder…
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: 1st time burner and theme-camp builder…

Good for you, flint. Some people are going to question your wisdom in taking this all on, but burning man only exists because people make it happen. People like you! At least you’re not another EDM DJ-chaser begging for an RV share. Good luck. Read a lot. Plan more. Something will fail. Roll with it.
by Chowski
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2477

Re: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.

Here’s my advice: don’t go. Specifically, do not go with s woman who must be flown in and then demand sto live in an RV. She will not like it and she will make sure you don’t like it either. If you are able to convince her to stay home, then come by yourself in your truck with a tent and have the ti...
by Chowski
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?

I believe what you are looking for is called a “Commodification Camp”. There are many to choose from. You pay them money, and in return, they take care of all your Radical self-Reliance needs. You can go simple, with a camp that provides a basic kitchen for your use, or ultra deluxe, with any of the...
by Chowski
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: This time I'm gonna...

I am NOT going to lead camp this year. I have turned over the reins to the next generation. That means I will not be the one unpacking the trailer, washing the kitchen supplies, buying propane and generator gas and garbage bags and zip ties and rope. I will not be the one buying new carports and des...
by Chowski
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 31
Views: 2558

Re: This time I'm gonna...

For my eighth burn, I am going to live in my brand new used Class A RV instead of a tent. Seven tent burns was enough.
by Chowski
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Time to phase out glitter
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: Time to phase out glitter

Who uses glitter at Burning Man? Loose glitter is clearly on the "no" list. I've run a camp for close to a decade now, and we don't see any glitter ever. Perhaps it is the Rave Zombies with whom I do not associate? If that is the case, all we need to do is convince BMORG to stop giving premium place...
by Chowski
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 32
Views: 4726

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

More important than using the van as a bedroom is using the van as a windblock. There is a published map which details the predominant wind direction and sunrise. My advice is, know this generally in advance of arrival. When you get there, park the vehicle to block the wind, then set the tent up in ...
by Chowski
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What Is The Value of Life?
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: What Is The Value of Life?

$29.98. Life is worth $29.98.
by Chowski
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Now that I've been to Burning Man...
Replies: 19
Views: 1695

Re: Now that I've been to Burning Man...

Burning Man isn't about "love" and "spirituality" and "Manifesting Intentionality and Vegan Kale Yoga Prayer Hands". You're thinking of That Hippie Bullshit Music Festival you went to last summer. Burning Man is about building big art and blowing it up in the desert and creating impossible experienc...
by Chowski
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions
Replies: 74
Views: 5680

Re: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions

DJs and Segways.
by Chowski
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 3713

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

We had a lurker come through our camp at 7:30 and C asking for drugs, as we shooed him away. He came back a few days later, and we quickly passed the word that he was a narc, so no one interacted with him. One other night, my husband and I were clearly, visibly intoxicated at the Tree of Tenere when...
by Chowski
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Black Joulvert Electric Collapsable Bike Lost at the Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Black Joulvert Electric Collapsable Bike Lost at the Airport

I saw one of Paris Hilton's entourage sneak off with it. But that's what happens when you fly in.
by Chowski
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: How to delete a post?
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: How to delete a post?

You can't! EVER! It is going on your Permanent Record!!!! Muaaahaaahaaa!!!!
by Chowski
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Ready to be Envoted? Envotion would love to play at your camp!
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Ready to be Envoted? Envotion would love to play at your camp!

I have another great idea! YOU spend a year fundraising and planning, applying for placement, wrangling camp members and dues, budgeting and building. Then buy or rent a sound system, a stage, a generator, shade, seating, and ground cover. Bring it, pay for the fuel, set it up, tend it all week, tak...
by Chowski
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Awesome woman looking for 1 RV spot!
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Awesome woman looking for 1 RV spot!

Sorry I can't help out, but here's my advice: don't let it stop you. Rent a car or get a Bus ticket, buy a tent, rig some shade, bring some water and some baby wipes and a few granola bars, and have a great burn! You don't need someone else to take you to Burning Man. You can just show up!
by Chowski
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Need DJ? Plays African House / Afro-House Music
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Need DJ? Plays African House / Afro-House Music

If you're bringing all the equipment, why do you need someone else's sound system, generator, and fuel?
by Chowski
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Cargo Trailer / Other Solutions for Transporting Gear Across Playa?
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

Re: Bicycle Cargo Trailer / Other Solutions for Transporting Gear Across Playa?

On the way home: "For departures after the Man burns, allow yourself some extra time to get to the BxB Depot(6:15 and J street): there will be fewer landmarks to guide you at that point. Arrive at the depot one (1) hour before your scheduled departure to allow time to check in, load your luggage and...

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