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by Dr Helix
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 1766

Re: 7 people seeking camp

Luke, man, this is honest criticism based on what you posted. As a group, you're willing to throw a lot of money at camp facilities. That rubs many burners the wrong way. You say you'll pitch in, but you cannot arrive early nor stay late. The organizing is happening now, not on playa. You do not me...
by Dr Helix
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 1766

Re: 7 people seeking camp

Because you have to WANT TO figure it out. I'm sorry, but i just don't get that here.
by Dr Helix
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 1766

Re: 7 people seeking camp

Plug n play is what you're looking for. Pay up front, show up with the camp already set up, party and then get out before takedown. Sorry but that's really what you're wanting. And spare me the "handy" part. The camp will be in place with the folks who set it up knowing how to manage it, so your "pr...
by Dr Helix
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Howling at the Temple Burn?
Replies: 16
Views: 2435

Re: Howling at the Temple Burn?

I think the only thing that's really a no-no at the Temple burn is any loud music being played by an art car. That happened a few years back and everyone was pretty pissed as it did feel disrespectful. Cries, laments, howling? Hey if you need to express yourself that way I see no problem with it. If...
by Dr Helix
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV park in Reno or Sparks
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: RV park in Reno or Sparks

KOA just west of town. Boomtown exit.
by Dr Helix
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Small group looking to join/organize a theme camp
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Small group looking to join/organize a theme camp

Now THIS is how you present yourself as a prospective camp member(s). Good luck on your search! I am sure you will have little trouble making it happen!
by Dr Helix
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Want to Volunteer on a Camp!
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: Want to Volunteer on a Camp!

This is the usual plea of someone who wants everyone ELSE to work around their particular issues or schedule. I just read this and it annoys me. They just want to pay and play. Oh I know they will help and all that. But they can't come early to help set up because it didn't fit your travel plan. May...
by Dr Helix
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yayyyyy!
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Yayyyyy!

I thought you weren't supposed to do that.
by Dr Helix
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 29
Views: 2226

Re: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!

So the usual thing happened. OP comes in with the "great idea" (that benefits him). He gets lit up by people who have experience with this, having seen it time and time again. OP gets butthurt and stops commenting. I mean come on! You couldn't have responded a couple more times so we could pound you...
by Dr Helix
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Google East and Selling Out
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: Google East and Selling Out

Isn't there something in the current artist contract that gives the BORG a cut of future sales? Inquiring minds would like to know what is in that contract! On honorarium projects it's 10% of the sale price. Which isn't bad considering they give you the money to build it and the largest gallery in ...
by Dr Helix
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Help! WTF???
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: Help! WTF???

When did you submit you proposal? Are you waiting for a response on whether you got one? Not sure what you mean as far as your model. Do you mean to say it's missing? Sorry just trying to understand what you want to know.
by Dr Helix
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Help needed for second year mutant vehicle
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: Help needed for second year mutant vehicle

We'd have to know what it is you want help on. You say you want to qualify it for a day license but you got a night license. What's it look like? What do you want it to look like? If you want help here, you need to send some pictures and you need a concept you'd want to try. Then you have to get per...
by Dr Helix
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Mutant Vehicle - Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 2972

Re: Mutant Vehicle - Insurance

Crimson Insurance has insured my MV for the past two years. Also my Art. Very knowledgeable about Burning Man so that helps in defining the policy. You can find the Agent here:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ambere-st-deni ... -francisco
by Dr Helix
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2018 Ticket Information Is Out!
Replies: 19
Views: 3371

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 Dr Helix
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Accept me for who I am
Replies: 28
Views: 3721

Re: Accept me for who I am

When I first said I was going to Burning Man in 2008, I asked my wife if she wanted to go. She said no. I went. Met a woman on the playa and fell in love with her. We are now married and the one who said no way is my ex. Never been happier. And WE go every year. That's all I got.
by Dr Helix
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Space for a build
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Re: Space for a build

If you can, I'd suggest remaining in Santa Rosa. Space in the East bay is very scarce and rents are zooming. Traditional places (American Steel) are feeling the heat as well.
by Dr Helix
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Any Insights Into Placing Art on Playa?
Replies: 7
Views: 2633

Re: Any Insights Into Placing Art on Playa?

Good luck and don't hesitate to PM if you need any more questions answered. Here's our FB page so you can see what we've been doing:

https://www.facebook.com/Mr-and-Mrs-Fer ... 516694820/
by Dr Helix
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: No Spectators:The Art of Burning Man at the Smithsonian
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Re: No Spectators:The Art of Burning Man at the Smithsonian

There will also be a large art showing in the immediate area near the Renwick as part of the exhibition.
by Dr Helix
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: GLC Sunday Showcase in Oakland CA, 2nd April 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

Re: GLC Sunday Showcase in Oakland CA, 2nd April 2017

remi wrote:I had a blast at the GLC this year.. can't wait for next ye... oh... never mind.
You're the reason they canceled it for next year.
by Dr Helix
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Any Insights Into Placing Art on Playa?
Replies: 7
Views: 2633

Re: Any Insights Into Placing Art on Playa?

I have done several large art installations over the last 8 years and what i have learned is as follows: If you can set it and forget it do it. I have done site builds out there and it's always tough. Now I make it here and ship it up, then lift and set. If you are building off site, build it once t...
by Dr Helix
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 4106

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

I had a pleasantly uneventful year in regards to LEO interactions, however, a camp mate of mine was freaking out on Saturday because she claimed that "all these people are getting busted" and "large camps are getting randomly searched," and all this stuff. I think it's her first time here.. maybe s...
by Dr Helix
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 11671

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

You know what? I could care less if the Man burns. In fact, in the interests of saved resources put the same one up every year. Then have the gathering on Saturday, have all the fire performers, make it the best fireworks show imaginable with big music all synched up, and then it's OVER. If you must...
by Dr Helix
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: A Novice with Passion
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Re: A Novice with Passion

It it's me, I'd start with fleshing out your concept. One main questions here; Big or little? Sounds like it's fairly big (Car or truck frame) if you have others involved. Go wild on design first. Remember it has to get through DMV review to be allowed on playa. But once you get your design up, the ...
by Dr Helix
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 6809

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

MONEY=Nothing is going to change.
by Dr Helix
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 6980

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

One question. How many of the leftover bikes actually still worked? Could it be that a lot of the dumping is people who's bikes fall apart (Cheap or not well cared for) just say "fuck it" and leave them where they finally broke down?
by Dr Helix
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 6980

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

Three years ago my wife and I were cruising the playa Monday afternoon in our little art car. We were amazed at the number of bikes left abandoned on the playa. Since we had a small flatbed trailer, we thought we might help by picking up some of the bikes and taking them to DPW where we had heard yo...
by Dr Helix
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Need the right bendable tube/wire/pipe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: Need the right bendable tube/wire/pipe?

EMT pipe and a tubing bender might be your best bet. I believe both are available at Home depot
by Dr Helix
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Looking for assistance/advice with art car in San Francisco
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: Looking for assistance/advice with art car in San Francisco

Chowski's advice aside, it's awful late to find anyone to work on anything Burn related, as everyone is scrambling to get their shit in order. I'd say your best bet is to get them to a golf cart repair shop. They might at least get them running again. The audio is tougher so no advice there. Good lu...
by Dr Helix
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Disabled vehicle permit vs Art car
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: Disabled vehicle permit vs Art car

Yes. The following is from Burning man MV guide: Disabled Person’s Vehicle Criteria and Licensing “Disabled Person’s Vehicle” licenses are issued by the DMV to participants with physical disabilities. Just like Mutant Vehicles, you should pre-register in order to get a license to operate a Vehicle f...

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