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by SquireM
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Resale etiquette
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

Resale etiquette

I was so very lucky to get two tickets during the main sale. I bought a ticket for myself and my friend. Since then, my friend decided he didn't want to go and there is a good chance I'll be able to buy a discount ticket through our fire collective (if our audition video is selected). Either way, I'...
by SquireM
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New tricks for an old dog
Replies: 48
Views: 2603

Re: New tricks for an old dog

It's actually happening for me this year. I got my ticket! I booked my flight! Tonight is the first meeting of our local fire collective. They've been invited into the Burn for the past 9 years, but even if that falls through, I've got my ticket! Now is just the million details in between. I can't w...
by SquireM
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "New" shade structure material
Replies: 58
Views: 15425

Re: "New" shade structure material

I bought an 18'X18' teepee for my regional event and am hoping to modify it for my first trip to BRC. I was thinking I would make a reflective skin to go over the outside of the nylon using the same pole and staking out an extra foot or so to maintain an air gap. This Attic Foil seems like it would ...
by SquireM
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: A Newbie lament
Replies: 12
Views: 1260

A Newbie lament

I attended my first regional this past weekend. I know you are supposed to leave your expectations at home, but they managed to tag along anyway. I really liked all the things I thought I would like. The sense of community, the openness, friendlessness, the generosity, the art (though there were onl...
by SquireM
Fri May 02, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New tricks for an old dog
Replies: 48
Views: 2603

Re: New tricks for an old dog

I agree that festivals have always happened and will always happen, at least in some form or another. But I've been to music festivals, art festivals and Renaissance festivals, rendezvous, conventions you name it. Fun? Usually. Celebratory? Yep. That feeling of being part of community? Sometimes. Th...
by SquireM
Thu May 01, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New tricks for an old dog
Replies: 48
Views: 2603

Re: New tricks for an old dog

I went to my first Burner meeting last night. AWESOME! Everyone was so welcoming and encouraging. Our local event takes place in July and I'm signing up to volunteer. I can't make the Playa this year but I'll get as much as I can from the incredible people I'm meeting. Do you think Burning Man will ...
by SquireM
Thu May 01, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man theme song, I nominate
Replies: 67
Views: 8510

Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Ok, so this is an old thread but I stumbled on it looking for songs about Burning Man.
I nominate Burn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pUTKNGpu1s
by SquireM
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New tricks for an old dog
Replies: 48
Views: 2603

Re: New tricks for an old dog

For better or worse I'm listening, reading and watching everything I can get my hands on related to Burning Man. All good stuff, some better than others, but all pointing to one part of a greater whole. I heard something this morning that gave me pause. I'm listening episode TID #14 of the Vine Stre...
by SquireM
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New tricks for an old dog
Replies: 48
Views: 2603

Re: New tricks for an old dog

* Great expectations. There are people who go out there expecting their whole lives to change, and are disappointed because that is simply not guaranteed. Might happen. Might not. Might be fun, might be hell. :) This is what I'm most worried about. I running under the assumption that if I focus on ...
by SquireM
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New tricks for an old dog
Replies: 48
Views: 2603

Re: New tricks for an old dog

It took me a couple of years to accept the constant whomp/thumpa/bootsnpantzzzzzzz soundscape; not my thing at all, and it is pervasive. Meaning, loud dance music everywhere all the time? That sounds annoying, but also expected, if you've ever seen a video of the event. I assume there are parts of ...
by SquireM
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New tricks for an old dog
Replies: 48
Views: 2603

Re: New tricks for an old dog

I've been combing the internet for anything and everything Burning Man. My wife (who is not all interested in going) mentioned that I'm not hearing any negatives. Indeed, the only negatives I've heard have been in reference to the dust. There is sometimes mention of particular people who are there f...
by SquireM
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New tricks for an old dog
Replies: 48
Views: 2603

Re: New tricks for an old dog

Burning Man? It's not a big deal. Except it changed my life. That's what I'm looking for. A friend just suggested that I "try it" locally. There are local events in Michigan and Minnesota that don't conflict with work. Also, they are cheaper and won't require the investment of energy and time. I as...
by SquireM
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New tricks for an old dog
Replies: 48
Views: 2603

New tricks for an old dog

Hello my fellow Hopefuls, In the spirit of Radical Self-expression, and at the risk of sharing to much information, I'd like to articulate my only fear about attending Burning Man. A little background... I'm 40. I've never cared about my age, but somehow 40 hit me hard. Perhaps this is the typical m...

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