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by Raoul
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2018 Ticket Information Is Out!
Replies: 19
Views: 3469

Re: 2018 Ticket Information Is Out!

- Do any of the DGS tickets go towards Artists/volunteers or is that a different pot? -- Do artists & volunteers get recognized at all? Whats the criteria? It is my understanding (based on nothing official) that the artists and the crews that support officially placed installations can qualify for ...
by Raoul
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 4528

Re: Generator rental and delivery

I just had a call from Felony Arson, Mayor of Barbie Death Village and Vulture Chow has indicated we can get a 25,000 watt diesel generator delivered to the playa for $2000 for the week. Where did that quote come from? The preliminary figures I've gotten so far have been a lot more expensive than t...
by Raoul
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hard time adjusting back to default world
Replies: 11
Views: 1950

Re: Hard time adjusting back to default world

What they said... Post playa depression is a real thing. I came down with a stomach virus my first Burn, so my physical misery far overshadowed any mental difficulty. Fortunately, my second year was much better health wise, but that served to highlight the mental challenges when I returned. I did an...
by Raoul
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 4352

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

Since you had three LEO-free years prior, what did you different this year that may have drawn attention? Maybe the way you dressed, places you went, company you kept? Curious to see if there were any "profiling" angles. Having one incident is rare, having several is like winning the lottery. All o...
by Raoul
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 4352

Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

Did anyone notice the LEOs being overly aggressive this year? Several folks, myself included, had stories of run-ins with them that were ridiculous. Some were undercover (but obviously LEO based on their absolutely horrible acting jobs and lame attempts to dress the part) and some were uniformed. On...
by Raoul
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Adding Lights to Fur Coat?
Replies: 13
Views: 3892

Re: Adding Lights to Fur Coat?

To hold the wire in place, you can also go to a craft store and pick up some inexpensive beads that have a center hole just big enough for your wire. Sew those onto the coat at whatever locations you want, either just to keep the wire from falling off or to create some interesting pattern. You can a...
by Raoul
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Further Future Playa Eclipse
Replies: 5
Views: 1607

Re: Further Future Playa Eclipse

It was better in 2046.
by Raoul
Thu May 25, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for a camp? Check out The Hookah Lounge
Replies: 12
Views: 3104

Re: Looking for a camp? Check out The Hookah Lounge

VinceH wrote:Vince & Gretchen are in! Check was sent, excited to be a part! We have a small travel trailer, would welcome access to an AC hookup. Hookup at Hookah, so the speak. :-) We're temple guardians as well..
Welcome to the Hookah Lounge! Looking forward to meeting both of you!
by Raoul
Sun May 07, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Looking for RV. Got tickets/vehicle pass.
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Looking for RV. Got tickets/vehicle pass.

I can't speak to the economics of coming in from Europe, but I fly in from Boston. My first time renting an RV for the Burn was in 2015, and all of my research at the time pointed to Portland, OR being the best balance of proximity, cost and convenience. Yeah, it's about a 10-hour drive to the playa...
by Raoul
Wed May 03, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.
Replies: 77
Views: 4598

Re: I cannot stop laughing.

kaylabird87 wrote:Deathly serious. :D

I'll put you on the list...if a healthy number come together, Vulture Chow mentioned the idea of a flashmob briefly...
Oh, if you're recruiting, I am so in!
by Raoul
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for a camp? Check out The Hookah Lounge
Replies: 12
Views: 3104

Re: Looking for a camp? Check out The Hookah Lounge

Three-time Hookah Lounger here, and I will be back again for 2017. The Lounge is a chill spot with lots of awesome people from Birgins to long-time Burners. You wanna spend a ton of time in camp just hanging out? No problem. There is plenty going on and there is always a steady stream of folks stopp...
by Raoul
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Just booked RV for 2017!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3185

Re: Just booked RV for 2017!!!

We rent out of Portland and are at just under $400 per day for a large Class A. We've been renting from the same place for several years now, so they take care of us. Even still, I think full freight wouldn't be much less than $425 per day. For those coming from outside the US, keep in mind that Bur...
by Raoul
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 29521

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Over the weekend, I finished designing my playa gifts and turned my attention to actually making them.
by Raoul
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 29521

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Sent in my camp dues. Looking forward to being back at The Hookah Lounge again.
by Raoul
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: I am giving Away my Art Car
Replies: 13
Views: 4219

Re: I am giving Away my Art Car

Such an amazingly kind gift to the community. Thank you. A close friend was diagnosed with leukemia about 5 years ago. With much strength and courage on his part and the love and support of those around him, he was able to beat it. Sending you all those things so that you can kick leukemia right in ...
by Raoul
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: 2017 Art Theme: Radical Ritual
Replies: 130
Views: 20870

Re: 2017 Art Theme: Radical Ritual

I like the 2014 Man - maybe not the skeleton version, but with both feet on terra firma. Although I also am not a big fan of Man in a box cage pagoda, the theme is growing on me. Think of all that has been done throughout history in the name of ritual - some of it beautiful and some of it terrible a...
by Raoul
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 29521

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Wandered into the a local thrift store today and scored a ¾ length red faux fur coat for $12!
by Raoul
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 29521

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

I just ordered a couple trunks to replaces the beat-up plastic bins I use to cart my stuff out from the east coast.
by Raoul
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: How was your volunteer job this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 5301

Re: How was your volunteer job this year?

There are so many fun jobs at the airport such as: Customs Agents (same as gate greeters)...are jobs that everyone can have fun with. This was my first year in any sort of "official" volunteer role, and I did a shift as a Customs Agent at the airport. I had an absolute blast! I connected with the o...
by Raoul
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: The 747
Replies: 37
Views: 4522

Re: The 747

That sucks, I think I must've seen the catacombs shortly after it opened so it was in relatively good shape, even though you could tell it wasn't completely done. Having spent a few volunteer hours working on the Catacombs while out in SF on business, I was really pulling for them to be a huge succ...
by Raoul
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 29521

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Booked my RV rental.
by Raoul
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 29521

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

The zippers on my CamelBak finally threw in the towel, so I picked up a new one this afternoon.
by Raoul
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 14477

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

I would be lying if I said I didn't get some enjoyment from the big sound camps. They are part of the overall experience for me, but only one part. This year was my third burn. In my first two years, I felt driven to go out and explore as much as possible and really didn't spend that much leisure ti...
by Raoul
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Portland to BRC - Directions and Services
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Portland to BRC - Directions and Services

For anyone traveling to BRC from the Portland, OR area, I compiled a list of services along the way - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1p4WaZYzUCYDkjgI87aCsqT_VrRK2wQVybqUsj7pcCQM/edit?usp=sharing . The first tab includes directions that are a combination of those on the Getting There and Back...
by Raoul
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: 2016 Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Problems With Gifting A Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Problems With Gifting A Ride

It's an issue with EA passes also. Since those are sent as PDFs, it would be even more difficult to confirm their validity if gifting a ride to someone. We had 3 or 4 random folks knock on our window on Gate road on Saturday asking if we had any extras we could spare. It was rumored that one of the ...
by Raoul
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2016 Playa Conditions
Replies: 67
Views: 6441

Re: 2016 Playa Conditions

Just_Joe wrote:I'll be encamped at the Three Mile playa entrance this weekend Sat AM-Sun AM.
Watch out for all the bugs.
by Raoul
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 21798

Re: Looking for a camp my friends and I can join

Check out The Hookah Lounge viewtopic.php?f=468&t=77039
by Raoul
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?
Replies: 107
Views: 9041

Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

Just grabbed my first ever "official" volunteer shift! As an airport Customs Inspector on Monday afternoon. Can't wait to be part of the shenanigans!
by Raoul
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: 2016 Black Rock City Airport -- Volunteers Needed
Replies: 40
Views: 4855

Re: WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING ON YOU TO SHOW UP ----

Grabbed my first every airport volunteer spot as a Customs Inspector on Monday afternoon after the gate opens. Very excited! :D
by Raoul
Wed May 18, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for a camp? Check out The Hookah Lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

Re: Looking for a camp? Check out The Hookah Lounge

This will be my third year camping with the Hookah Lounge. Not only are the infrastructure and the dinners great, but it is really chill group of very cool people. Have made some great off-playa friendships with camp-mates of years past. And the location (assuming similar placement to the last two y...

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