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by jadewombat
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Re: Notes from this year

Jeeves, land the jet a minute. I'm not getting a good wifi signal. Not sure if it was missed getting away from what was actually said further back up in the topic, but this is not about virgin bashing. Bear with me a minute, but here's a scenario: You're manager of a team of 20 people. At the beginn...
by jadewombat
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Re: Notes from this year

X) BM culture is somewhat chaotic, fluid, and adapts to the times and people. Although not perfect, the experience is unique and like absolutely no other on the planet. Y) The event is well run, open and bringing out more good than bad in people but could also be seen as "Controlled Fun" ...
by jadewombat
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Re: Notes from this year

Interesting stuff, Major. What about the word "Twerk" or "Twerking"? Thanks for all of the input again. Good discussion going here. I believe that there's a fundamental difference of viewpoint here I'll test the waters on. Let me know which phrase you agree with more: X) BM cultu...
by jadewombat
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Re: Notes from this year

Oh really?? So 2nd year aren't contributing to the demise of the culture. Again, you think you were lucky getting a ticket where 5, 8, and 12 year people weren't? Debatable. I'm sorry you take offense to any of this, but hear me out. Of the hundreds of people we talked to during the week, a HANDFUL ...
by jadewombat
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Re: Notes from this year

Well, I received the e-mail of the JRS the other day which I ignore most of the time, but sure enough they have in there a link asking for comments/suggestions about the event open until Oct. 15. I submitted the above 3 short and sweet suggestions so we'll see. Also, I submitted the term "Turne...
by jadewombat
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Re: Notes from this year

On a more optimistic note, I heard tell of a group of megaphone owners who went around asking people to question their questionable choices in attire - eg. asking the girl in the headdress what tribe she is from. Ha-ha! I love it. I bit my tongue several times, but by the end of the week I started ...
by jadewombat
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Re: Notes from this year

This is getting away from what was said. This isn't about bashing virgins (regardless of age) and it never was. My point is that it's the environment that BM currently is and keeps changing and I (me) don't think it's for the better. With the vast majority of attendees being newbies every year (agai...
by jadewombat
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Re: Notes from this year

Thanks everyone. I'm glad to see the general consensus of experience helps preserve and develop the event. In no defense of the super rich or those they bring them along, let's call them "Turners" (hey, I just coined that term, you heard it here first! :) ) there have been other forms of s...
by jadewombat
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Notes from this year
Replies: 60
Views: 4264

Notes from this year

Some notes from this year and a look back at the 11 times I've attended since the year 2000. Things have changed fairly dramatically the last 4 or 5 years from the previous 10. To an observer of pictures, video clips, etc. Burning Man doesn’t “look” much different since the late 1990s since the stre...
by jadewombat
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?
Replies: 148
Views: 4430

So why do you volunteer for the BMorg?

I just really don't understand. I've seen all the preaching for years about keeping ticket costs low and I've never believed it, but now it's interesting to see some actual numbers about this whole grey area of staged ticket prices, etc. http://burners.me/2014/05/09/the-great-bmorg-cash-out-of-2010-...
by jadewombat
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Something to keep in mind
Replies: 18
Views: 773

Re: Something to keep in mind

Simon of the Playa wrote:Wrong.


I never thought of Simon Garfunkel as a "dumb fuck." Always seemed like a pretty intelligent guy to me.
by jadewombat
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who's In...Who's Out?
Replies: 174
Views: 7422

Re: Who's In...Who's Out?

because of the ginormous clusterfuck that would occur at the gate... duh. Duh yourself. How is this any different than the bottleneck that occurs on Exodus? Open more will-call ticket booths. You're saying then that the huge scalper market SHOULD exist for this reason? And thousands upon thousands ...
by jadewombat
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Something to keep in mind
Replies: 18
Views: 773

Something to keep in mind

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by jadewombat
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who's In...Who's Out?
Replies: 174
Views: 7422

Re: Who's In...Who's Out?

At no point did pre-registration ever promise or even imply any kind of guarantee to be able to buy tickets. The purpose of pre-registering is a countermeasure against pro scalpers and their automated bots. It does a pretty good job, too - by comparison with your typical hot ticket event (where as ...
by jadewombat
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man is NOT a Festival
Replies: 52
Views: 5692

Re: Burning Man is NOT a Festival

It's not a guide towards something that the world should follow to make a better place either. "Welcome home," I fucking hate when people say that shit. My home has a hot tub and is safe for my youngest to run around and not get dosed by some stupid granola shooting everyone with a water g...
by jadewombat
Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Louisiana virgins
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Not going this year, but anyhoo have fun.

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by jadewombat
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: top douche bags fucktards at BM 2010
Replies: 713
Views: 83531

I have one to add, the guys who ran the 'Petting Zoo' by 2:00 and whatever. I arrived on Sunday night the 29th. Monday morning I saw these guys making the rounds with a little red wagon in tow and a bullhorn. I didn't really know what they wanted at the time but found out the next day. EVERY single ...
by jadewombat
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: DON'T PANIC CAMP - LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEEPS!
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: DON'T PANIC CAMP - LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEEPS!

You still have room for a couple of people coming up from Louisiana? I'll be driving in late Saturday the 28th or early Sunday the 29th, will you be set up by then? Happy to lend a hand, my wife will be joining me a few days later.
by jadewombat
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: DJs, seratos on the playa, good/bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

Well guys, wanted to give some feedback on the whole Serato experience. I got completely hooked on it before heading out to the playa, there is a whole new world of MP3s to me now. BTW, I tried CDs at one point in time and didn't dig the whole button/paddle wheel thing. Anyhoo, practiced exactly twi...
by jadewombat
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Anyone live in RENO? Camp Ellipsis
Replies: 23
Views: 9986

A big Up for Ellipsis and the Reno/Sacramento/Washington crew! Thanks for putting in on guys and thanks for letting us camp with you. I spun Friday night on the art car from 9-Midnight, loads of fun but very challenging. I was using a Serato MP3 setup with vinyl, everything was fine until we actuall...
by jadewombat
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Bomb Bay Tea Company
Replies: 208
Views: 64456

This was exactly what the doctor ordered, an original theme that wasn't post-apocalyptic, Mad Max, Pippy Long Stocking, Middle Eastern, survivalist, alcohol bar based theme camp. I'm so glad to see this. We almost rode by, doing one of those, "they'll be there later" things. Well, I'm glad...
by jadewombat
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: DJs, seratos on the playa, good/bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

A laptop is just not the same....you are a DJ, not ane engineer ;-) Actually I am an engineer, at work anyway. :wink: Richie Hawtin shows up with two Ipods, it doesn't make him any less of a DJ now does it? Thanks for all the advice guys, I wasn't trying to start anything, just trying to get into t...
by jadewombat
Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: DJs, seratos on the playa, good/bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 3183

DJs, seratos on the playa, good/bad?

I'm considering buying a setup and want opinions of how well they work on the playa. Good? Bad? The dust and vinyl don't mix well, but you can at least keep going, unless a large wettish clump lands on it. The needle most of the time just pushes it out of the way, I couldn't hear much of a differenc...
by jadewombat
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: MAL-MART Theme Camp - come visit!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3008

Re: MAL-MART

You need to see Wall-e if you haven't already, this is exactly what the future looks like in the film. The President of the world is the CEO of a ultra-mega store called Buy N' Large. They have to evacuate Earth because nothing will grow any longer, then people float around in space on a ship where ...
by jadewombat
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Writers Daily group
Replies: 13
Views: 3382

Look for Blue Bar on the playa. (Look up exact location at Playa Info) In fact, it'll be there for anyone who also feels like bartending for awhile. It's a little mini bar...blink and you might miss it.. As far as the Writer's group, I'll be there daily(usually!) around 4 for Happy Hour time. Any H...
by jadewombat
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: What do you like about America?
Replies: 108
Views: 17417

All good points, well, most of them anyways. Our form of government is one of the oldest in existence, arguably started to protect some whig wearing Virginian landowners, but since it's been going on this long...it ain't all bad. I was born in Chicago, I live in the 'L' shaped state, I'm pretty sure...
by jadewombat
Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Writers Daily group
Replies: 13
Views: 3382

Re: Writers Daily group

Where, when?
by jadewombat
Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: What do you like about America?
Replies: 108
Views: 17417

It wasn't the lights, but the dust. I had a line of folks looking at Venus and Mercury during the day, the Moon and Jupiter in the evening. Once the moon got below about 30 degrees it was almost impossible to see with the scope, even though it was quite visible to the eye. I stayed near my camp, si...
by jadewombat
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: What do you like about America?
Replies: 108
Views: 17417

I am Proud to be an American. There is no country on earth as diverse as ours. Yes, we have stains from our forefathers, but we have learned from them - unlike other countries. We still have the right to effect change and VOTE! There aren't too many countries out there that would give YOU the luxur...
by jadewombat
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: What do you like about America?
Replies: 108
Views: 17417

I don't know about this whole "default world" thing, this is to say that if you rebooted everything, like a computer, rebooted the country/planet that it would default to BM. I don't think so. I wouldn't want to live this way ALL the time my whole life. A week or two a year is plenty. Unde...

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