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by gladeye
Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Jitters!
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

I'm with Zaphodburner. You don't need to be a newbie to get the pre Burning Man jitters! There are a lot of details to tend to, supplies to be procurred and ready, all kinds of logistics. It's also an emotional and psychological preparation that can give you the jitters. I know I'm in for a pretty i...
by gladeye
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How well do tent stakes work on the playa?
Replies: 9
Views: 2171

I'm with cryptofish. I've seen tents rolling through camps like a tumbling tumbleweed. The playa surface is crumbly and won't hold a regular stake; you need to get down a foot or more, depending on conditions. See Bob Stahl's page at http://www.geocities.com/potatotrap/tech/bluetarp.htm and click o...
by gladeye
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How well do tent stakes work on the playa?
Replies: 9
Views: 2171

How well do tent stakes work on the playa?

This will be my first time tenting it, instead of sleping in an rv or van. I figure I'll need to stake my tent, because I know how the winds can get. I've seen lots of rebar used for bigger structures, but how well do regular tent stakes work on the playa? I've read that the soil pack is pretty hard...
by gladeye
Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BM 2005 - thunderstorms??
Replies: 14
Views: 3032

2. IF OUTDOORS...Avoid water. Avoid the high ground. Avoid open spaces. Avoid all metal objects including electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power tools, etc. Unsafe places include underneath canopies, small picnic or rain shelters, or near trees. Where possible, find shelter in a substanti...
by gladeye
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Emotional Survival Guide
Replies: 20
Views: 4578

If you're going to do drugs, you should know yourself and be an experienced pilot, because Burning Man can be like flying a jumbo jet. It's the only time of the year I'll do E or shrooms, but under the circumstances I think of them as much as a sacrament, or at least tool, as I do sources of psyched...
by gladeye
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: TABLE of SUNRISE & SUNSET for BurningMan week.
Replies: 2
Views: 844

The Jewish calendar is lunar too.
by gladeye
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: would a pirouette constitute a "gift"??
Replies: 20
Views: 4073

Phil, thank you for gifting us with your rant.
by gladeye
Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: would a pirouette constitute a "gift"??
Replies: 20
Views: 4073

It's a gift if it's accepted :mrgreen: Seriously though, there's no pressure or obligation to give. "Forget what you give and remember what you get" I'm part of the Pinky's bar (new name, scaled down, similar location this year) and we give it all away. Lots and lots of drinks and tunes. Gifts are w...
by gladeye
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Radio Stations on the Playa
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

That site isn't very reassuring. They don't seem to be officially affiliated with Burning Man. There was definitely a major scare that led to just about every radio station disappearing a couple years ago. And there used to be lots of them. Was it just rumor? Or did the people behind Burning Man eve...
by gladeye
Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike question
Replies: 24
Views: 5521

It's a sad, disgusting reality that there ARE people who buy tickets just to show up to steal things. People get lulled into a false sense of security, are drunk, stoned, tripping, rolling, etc., and let their guard down. If you value whichever bike(s) you bring, I think it is totally worth taking a...
by gladeye
Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: based on the new city map-
Replies: 26
Views: 3371

This is a bit of a tangent, but still maybe interesting. I don't know if they do it every year, but I recall at least one year where the man himself is placed in a way that you can see the sun rise up in the middle of his legs and rise up through the middle of his body, from 6:00(?). Anyone else kno...
by gladeye
Thu May 26, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: when is the last day we can enter home and.........
Replies: 2
Views: 752

The last time I flew in to Reno I was approached by three women at the airport, wanting rides up to Black Rock, and they had only just met each other AT the airport. I was a nice guy about it and happy to help, but I also refused gas money, which I probably shouldn't have, but fuck it... It was nice...
by gladeye
Tue May 03, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What do you do to get ready for the Burn?
Replies: 25
Views: 3820

I try to go to the gym all year round, but I definitely ramp it up the few months leading up to burning man. I'll be 39 this summer and I admit to some vanity, especially since there will be some flab enough in my camp... There's no shame in wanting to luck good while prancing with your fellow loons...
by gladeye
Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: UK BURNERS!!
Replies: 25
Views: 5408

Be sure to check elsewhere on this site (I forget where) for locations of stores in Reno to get what you can't fly over. You can really buy anything you'll need there, but any unique costumes or goodies you'll of course want to fly over with you. A GREAT store for food is a place called Trader Joe's...
by gladeye
Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: LA Sea of Dreams Pics
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Nice pictures. How were Mutaytor and how was Xara's setup?
by gladeye
Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Why do so many people hate Crimson Rose and Ladybee?
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

I fail to see what any of this has to do with procuring the best possible drugs for this year's event.
by gladeye
Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Rideshare
Replies: 19
Views: 10987

Is the rideshare board also the place to go if you need a rideshare for some of your STUFF? I can't leave for BM until probably Wednesday of the event and will have to fly from L.A. to Reno, where I'll grab a rental car at the airport. I need to pay someone some gas/trouble money to drive up my bike...
by gladeye
Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: What are you hoping to find at Burning Man?
Replies: 80
Views: 23793

Good ecstasy and, um, I guess good weed? Oh yeah, lots of connectivity, community and revealations too. Plus some laughs.
by gladeye
Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: 2005 Theme
Topic: Playa Names for 2005 (gift yours here)
Replies: 150
Views: 71934

Kentucky Prune Bonnet
or
Allakhasham
by gladeye
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: what is your favorite burning man possession?
Replies: 45
Views: 9853

My favorite Burning Man posession is Ecstasy. And it's 9/10 of the law.
by gladeye
Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Would you bring MP3 player to club that mixed it in?
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Would it harsh your bowl if you knew everybody in the room would be grooving on Tony Robbins lectures? It'd still be a welcome change from the BOOM badda BOOM badda BOOM badda BOOM soulless, homogonous, techno rave crap that 99% of the camps play now. If we can enjoy diversity of fashion, sexuality...
by gladeye
Sun Oct 10, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2004 Citation Stats/underage drinking
Replies: 40
Views: 7961

Any suggestions on alternative ways to find out the age of young looking bar patrons?
I'd say check for pubes, but nowadays a smooth crotch doesn't prove anything.
by gladeye
Sun Oct 10, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: R. Crumb on Playa
Replies: 17
Views: 3271

Killjoy. In the spirit of Crumb himself! I didn't mean to sound like a dick or anything. Just sharing my thoughts. Crumb is extremely reclusive and private. I remember 4 years ago there was a guy who kind of looked like Howard Stern pitching full cans of cheap, warm beer for all comers to bat at on...
by gladeye
Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: R. Crumb on Playa
Replies: 17
Views: 3271

I don't mean any disrespect, but I HIGHLY doubt Crumb would be at Burning Man, for a number of reasons. I don't claim to be an authority on the guy but after reading tons of his comics, interviews, and seeing his documentary, I DO know that 1. He abhors big crowds and drawing attention to himself, e...
by gladeye
Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Do You Dream of Burning Man?
Replies: 123
Views: 25604

I have had lots of Burning Man dreams. Sometimes they involve arriving early or just being able to visit for a day. Once it involved lots of underground tunnels and passageways. A good idea for next year...
by gladeye
Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Which has more black people: Burning Man or...
Replies: 22
Views: 8217

Sure it's mostly white, but not at all purposely. I feel goofy even addressing the matter. Anyone with a good attitude and their shit mostly together is welcome. Oh yeah, a ticket helps too... If you're concerned about representation, set up "African American Camp" next year and see how colorfully t...
by gladeye
Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Rave Camps & Lonely 'Tard DJ's !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4301

You take your chances when you choose a camp spot unless you camp in the Quiet Camp zone (yes, there really is one). Still, I sympathize with anyone who has to endure the monotonous, (seemingly) unchanging thoompa thoompa thoompa of that techno/rave shit. It's music made by computers for computers. ...
by gladeye
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Famous People at the Burn?
Replies: 32
Views: 27261

Someone told me that he saw Howard Stern there in past years, I wonder if anyone else can confirm this. In 2001 there was a guy who LOOKED like Howard Stern and he was pitching unopened cans of beer for people to bat at one day along the Esplanade. It looked like fun, but sure enough some people we...
by gladeye
Tue Sep 07, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: adjusting to the real world - helpful hints from old timers?
Replies: 24
Views: 6481

1. Lotsa water 2. Lotsa sleep 3. Avoid T.V. if you can help it for a couple more days. You really aren't missing anything. 4. Find an outlet to talk about it. This has always helped me the most. Sometimes there are Burning Man IRC chats, or at least posting here. 5. Perspective. If you're like a lot...
by gladeye
Tue Sep 07, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpacker
Replies: 185
Views: 58429

I hope this has an ending as promising as the beginning... :shock:

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