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by nick
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 65495

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

OK, now people are getting crazy: Has this really turned into a "nightmare"? A nightmare is a nuclear war. Losing out on the BM ticket lottery is an inconvenience -- with a nod of respect for those who have been planning big camps. We don't know how many applied to the lottery and we don't know how ...
by nick
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 65495

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

1) Please, for the love of all that is unholy THINK a moment: The BMORG is trying to do the best they can to handle the fact that *more people* want tickets then the BLM will allow them to sell! 2) For those who claim that high scalper prices mean that "BMORG is killing it" -- the ORG doesn't get th...
by nick
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 65495

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Hey, folks: I got denied, so I am weeping copiously. BUT, let's keep our wits about us: BMORG is trying as best they can to provide tickets to the event! They are *not* maximizing their profits -- if they were trying to do that, they could price them a lot higher. For comparison, tickets to Coachell...
by nick
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 65495

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

It's become something else now. Agree with you -- but the event is always changing, that's just life! And from sadness will come innovation: Let's face it, there are too many people at the event as it is. Exodus is a nightmare. Getting supplies is super-expensive. Maybe this will cause a group of v...
by nick
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 65495

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

I just wanted to say: Fucccccccccccccck I got denied! The psychological pain is intense :) I guess this lottery had to be done, but it feels like, after ten burns, that this is the end of an era (for me at least). PS: It's funny that the front page says "Burning man is freedom" -- I mean, really? On...
by nick
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking for Sierra from Camp Nude-a-roke
Replies: 0
Views: 4065

Looking for Sierra from Camp Nude-a-roke

Hi Burners,

I'm looking to get in touch with Sierra from Seattle who was camped with Nude-a-roke, near the 3:00 Keyhole.

If anyone can put us in touch, I'd be most obliged -- thanks!

-nick
by nick
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Unofficial wants Playa newspapers!
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Camp Unofficial wants Playa newspapers!

Camp Unofficial will be returning to the 3:00 Plaza. Our Official Tourist Office seeks your burning broadsheets and playa newspapers. Drop off reading materials and word of village events.
by nick
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Have an event you want to tout?
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Have an event you want to tout?

Camp Unofficial, tourist office and guide service, seeks cool events to let people know about or even direct people to. We are in the 3:00 Plaza so stop by with info or items or just bring the performance to us!
by nick
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Fluffer - A Mobile Art Installation at Burning Man 2009
Replies: 79
Views: 40637

I only saw the Fluffer from a distance...

But I enjoyed the Fluffer, I really did.
by nick
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Sno Kones
Replies: 52
Views: 26573

Nevada health permit info

There's a host of requirements, which Nevada details nicely on the worksheet available here:

http://tinyurl.com/yv3d7n
by nick
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Sno Kones
Replies: 52
Views: 26573

Some thoughts on Snow Cones

Camp Unofficial has made snow cones the last two years. A few thoughts: - The biggest enemy is dust. Although we had a tent and met all the requirement for our permit, once the wind kicked up to a certain level, we had to stop. - The health department WILL inspect you and you must be prepared with a...
by nick
Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: big art, getting started...
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

A few thoughts on art...

A few thoughts... Whatever you do, spend some time thinking and planning, some time scaling this down so it's actually doable, and then a good amount of time testing whatever you can test!
by nick
Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: 2007 Humans
Topic: Searching for Rebecca the Psychiatrist from LA
Replies: 0
Views: 724

Searching for Rebecca the Psychiatrist from LA

Rebecca or anyone who knows her, Met you in the outer Playa on Saturday night sitting on a metal bench. You hail from Los Angeles, work as a psychiatrist, are in your late 30s and were camping in walk-in camping with just a few friends. We had a fantastic evening, but on Sunday I couldn't find you. ...
by nick
Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Does anyone have experience with wind power at b-man?
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

More on alternative energy

Thanks for the info for those who have been informative -- anyone have a feeling for how many hours of wind we got, on average last year? I've done some digging online and can't seem to find a "wind history" or forcast as it were... -n PS: Calsur, thanks for your concern, this will be burn 5 so I am...
by nick
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Does anyone have experience with wind power at b-man?
Replies: 7
Views: 2385

Does anyone have experience with wind power at b-man?

Heya folks, Noticing the high price of PV panels, I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with wind power at b-man? I've searched on this site and the AEZ site but haven't found much. I'm thinking of getting an Air-X 400 W mini turbine instead of PV panels: http://shop.altenergystore.com/itemdesc...
by nick
Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Learned to Relax and Enjoy the Burn
Replies: 20
Views: 6637

Solo rides cure everything

Thanks for the feedback folks... I'm glad some people found this post useful. I just wanted to respond to the last post by Mars: Solo adventures are key! Each year I've gone with a bigger and bigger camp, known more people, and had more stuff to take care of in terms of camp management... Even thoug...
by nick
Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The decline of BurningMan
Replies: 248
Views: 103626

Esplanade wasn't dark...

I attended last year and the Esplanade looked pretty busy to me. During peak times it was packed full and filled with sound, light and action. As in past years and despite a concerted effort, I only managed to poke my head into maybe >20% of the Esplanade camps. And just like my experience with the ...
by nick
Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The decline of BurningMan
Replies: 248
Views: 103626

Not enough art?

Regarding the whole "not-enough-art" problem that people keep banging on: This year I went on at least a dozen or more art field trips lasting hours at a time and many shorter jaunts around the city. I was there all week (starting on Saturday) and despite my best efforts to see all the playa art, I ...
by nick
Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: All Things Solar...
Replies: 37
Views: 8751

Solar has many benefits

Generators work, especially for big camps, but even the best ones also have drawbacks. + They make noise and pollution that annoy the neighbors -- even the quiet ones (and not everyone bring quiet ones!) + It's not so much the total amount of gas generators burn that makes them a pain, but the work ...
by nick
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BURNING MAN "ART" at COACHELLA - commerce vs. comm
Replies: 45
Views: 9993

Some thoughts on Coachella...

I went to Coachella for the first time this year and although it was on the whole pretty fun, it really made me realize how AWESOME and unique Burning Man is -- Coachella, despite the chandelier and some other pieces, can't hold a candle to BRC!!! Why? + The art, such as it was, was dwarfed by the v...
by nick
Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Learned to Relax and Enjoy the Burn
Replies: 20
Views: 6637

How I Learned to Relax and Enjoy the Burn

Dear fellow burners, After reading many discussions, complaints and criticisms relating to the 2004 Festival on this here Eplaya, I wanted to add my perspective regarding "How I Learned to Relax and Enjoy the Burn". Last year, I had a somewhat negative experience -- largely due to my own attitude I ...
by nick
Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: ISO: On Playa Massage Tables for CT After Party
Replies: 0
Views: 873

ISO: On Playa Massage Tables for CT After Party

Dear burners, I'm helping Captain Erotica put together the Critical Tits after-party and we are looking for two decent massage tables to borrow for the massage station. Are there any healers, CMTs or massage table owners who will have a table or two out on the playa that we can borrow? We will need ...
by nick
Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: 2004 Share
Topic: NEEDED: Massage Tables for On Playa Use
Replies: 0
Views: 730

NEEDED: Massage Tables for On Playa Use

Dear burners, I'm helping Captain Erotica put together the Critical Tits after-party and we are looking for two decent massage tables to borrow for the massage station. Are there any healers, CMTs or massage table owners who will have a table or two out on the playa that we can borrow? We will need ...
by nick
Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Theme Camp Seeks Electro-Acoustic Musicians
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Theme Camp Seeks Electro-Acoustic Musicians

Dear Burners, With all the chatter about folks wanting a greater diversity of music, our camp, The Tribe of the Chattering Monks, has decided to throw open our dome to electro-acoustic performers of all stripes! We are looking especially for innovative and experimental performers who are smaller tha...
by nick
Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Heat reflective material - Astrofoil
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Reflectix ROCKS!

I've used Relflectix covered geodesic domes for the last two years and they keep us cool and protected in even the most brutal temperatures. Last year we brought both a 24' and a 16', which we covered in Reflectix panels that the fine people at http://www.pacificdomes.com pre-cut for us into the pro...
by nick
Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Space Age Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

Hmmm

I've experimented with a bunch of solutions and found that lashing tarps to my dome (especially the 24') is difficult, noisey, looks bad and doesn't give much insulation... Since this thread was about Space Age materials on the playa, I volunteered my experiences with Reflectix -- but, if a bunch of...
by nick
Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Space Age Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

Tarp is square

Tarp is square, dome is a collection of triangles arranged in a semi-spherical shape. Square tarp will not properly cover this shape. Sort of like a square peg and a round hole ;> Fabrics must thus be cut into strips and articulate lest they flap and tear and sail away in the severe winds... Ahh, th...
by nick
Sun Jul 11, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Space Age Materials
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

Try Reflectix

This stuff is awesome for the desert -- cut into panels and tape it to your dome or structure with silver tape:

http://www.reflectixinc.com/
by nick
Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Perceived Theft Was Not...
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

Meant to go with bandits!

Um.... I meant to thread this with the Bandits post!
by nick
Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Perceived Theft Was Not...
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

Perceived Theft Was Not...

Wanted to chime in on the theft topic: The first or second night we were there last year (which was either Sat or Sunday before the event started) someone grabbed a hand-made EL-wire globe we had hung on our street sign at the corner of our camp. We were bummed and sorta confused why someone had tak...

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