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by Leo
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Acceptance
Replies: 67
Views: 6899

Acceptance

Hi friends, Concerning the 2012 ticket fiasco, I have gone through Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and have finally reached Acceptance. I accept that I wont be a citizen of Black Rock City this summer and hope that for 2013 the BMORG will have a rational process for obtaining tickets. I will ...
by Leo
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4703

Re: Burning Man 2013

2012 was better.
by Leo
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Not enough space on the playa.... really?!
Replies: 85
Views: 7036

Re: Not enough space on the playa.... really?!

Hey Oso,
Snark is one of the extra services we offer at no extra cost.
by Leo
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Fiasco, PR Perspective
Replies: 43
Views: 2491

Re: Ticket Fiasco, PR Perspective

Mofessor,
This is a brilliant piece of writing and expresses the frustration that I feel but haven't been able to articulate. A simple "WE FUCKED UP" from the BMORG would be a good start. The puff piece written by Maid Marian reminds me of the line: "I didn't do it and I won't do it again".
by Leo
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Maid Marian talks about ticket issues on the Burning Blog
Replies: 46
Views: 2850

Re: Maid Marian talks about ticket issues on the Burning Blo

An apology is in order. Does the Burning Man org have the balls (or ovaries) to say: "Hey, we fucked this up good. Sorry about that and better luck next year." I would rather hear a simple apology instead of the corporate PR babble of Maid Marian. Come to think of it, the fertility theme relates to ...
by Leo
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme
Topic: Fertility 2.0 meaning
Replies: 78
Views: 22724

Re: Fertility 2.0 meaning

I figured that fertility has something to do with us being screwed with the goofy ticket lottery.
by Leo
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Supply and Demand
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Supply and Demand

Hey Lemur,
I thought my ideas were brilliant!
by Leo
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Supply and Demand
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Supply and Demand

Other than being extremely pissed about not getting my tickets, I'm trying to be philosophical about the "growing pains" and the current state of Burning Man. To accommodate the demand, there might be some long term solutions: 1. Find an east coast location and have Burning Man East & Burning Man We...
by Leo
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 44116

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

I received my "too bad" email from BMorg yesterday afternoon. I'm mad as hell and hoping that I can get tickets from the STEP program or from the final release of 10,000 tickets. In their attempt to resolve the issue of scalpers, Burning Man org has created plenty of ill-will and bigger problems wit...
by Leo
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The Solution
Replies: 59
Views: 4476

Re: The Solution

[quote="A Jester"][quote="AntiM"][b]My tongue is usually firmly in someone's cheek.[/b]

X 2

Must find AntiM on playa.[/quote]
by Leo
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The Solution
Replies: 59
Views: 4476

Re: The Solution

My previous post about the 400 word essay was written "tongue-in-cheek" while drinking some cheap Cabernet. My oldest son is applying for admission to colleges, and writing an essay appears to be an integral part of the admission process. With the demand for tickets exceeding the supply, the Org cou...
by Leo
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The Solution
Replies: 59
Views: 4476

Re: The Solution

The ultimate solution is for each purchaser of tickets to write a 400 word essay on "Why I deserve to go to Burning Man". This would weed out the scalpers immediately, as this would be too much effort on their part. While the essay would be a major hoop to jump through, people that truly want to go ...
by Leo
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Am I Crazy?
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Am I Crazy?

YGMIR,
It has electric brakes. Are surge brakes better?
by Leo
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Am I Crazy?
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Am I Crazy?

For the last three burns, I have camped in a tent trailer. It looks like my wife will be joining me this year and she would enjoy the luxury of an enclosed head and solid (vs canvas) walls. In searching craigslist, I have found a 1969 18' travel trailer for $950.00. The seller claims that everything...
by Leo
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: "Edward 40 Hands" Theme Camp
Replies: 29
Views: 4112

Re: "Edward 40 Hands" Theme Camp

Hey Kevinstu, I appreciate your energy and enthusiasm. Don't worry about the snark, that's one of our services that we offer at no extra cost! Since you haven't been to Burning Man yet, I would recommend that you wait on the theme camp until 2013. There is so much to see and experience at Burning Ma...
by Leo
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pop up campers
Replies: 10
Views: 3927

Re: Pop up campers

I have had my pop-up trailer on the playa for the last three burns and haven't had any problems with the extreme winds. I typically park at "J" or "K" streets, so there are RV's parked around me that serve as a windbreak. I haven't seen any need for guy lines, but then I pack plenty of gear and wate...
by Leo
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Showering in Black Rock City
Replies: 37
Views: 12696

Re: Showering in Black Rock City

I found that a rectangular mixing tub used for mixing grout makes a great solar shower pan. Mine is 30"w x 60"l x 7"d. I have cedar duckboards that drop into this tub so I'm not standing in a puddle. The black color of the tub aids in evaporation. The shower enclosure is framed with 3/4" conduit, an...
by Leo
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wind Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Wind Loads

Thanks Bob!
by Leo
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wind Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Wind Loads

I'm looking forward to attending my 4th burn and I'm designing a prefab 2 story tower for my camp. A structural engineer friend of mine has offered to do the structural calculations but wanted to know what wind speed to design for. I was figuring a sustained wind speed of 80mph would be a reasonable...
by Leo
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Lotto is UNFAIR! No LOTTO!
Replies: 42
Views: 4169

Re: Burning Man Lotto is UNFAIR! No LOTTO!

I don't want to keep my pants on. That's one of the reasons I enjoy being at Burning Man!
by Leo
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Lotto is UNFAIR! No LOTTO!
Replies: 42
Views: 4169

Re: Burning Man Lotto is UNFAIR! No LOTTO!

Rather than discussing this among ourselves, we should be sending emails to BMORG. Are there specific individuals and email addresses we can send our concerns to? I can't think of any advantage of the lottery system. Are they betting that people will apply for the higher priced tier on the assumptio...
by Leo
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What's your favorite of the 10 principles?
Replies: 84
Views: 7960

Re: What's your favorite of the 10 principles?

My favorite is #12: Run Around Naked
by Leo
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Nice Rack- Playa Etiquette
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Nice Rack- Playa Etiquette

This year I was camping out at the outskirts of town (Kindergarten between 5:00 and 5:30) and I had some beautiful 20-something female neighbors that spent most of the daylight hours topless. With extreme concentration, I was able to maintain eye contact while carrying on a conversation with my neig...
by Leo
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man
Replies: 530
Views: 187238

Re: Burning Man Tips for Shy People

Participate in the Black Rock City world naked bike ride and pub crawl. After that experience you won't feel self-conscious wearing a costume.
by Leo
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: If I Arrive At Gate At 12:01am on 8/29, Will Line Be Long?
Replies: 75
Views: 5301

Re: If I Arrive At Gate At 12:01am on 8/29, Will Line Be Lon

In 2009, I arrived at Gerlach at 7:00 pm on a Monday night thinking I would avoid the "crawl" to the front gate. It still took 3-1/2 hours of a crawl from the end of the paved road to the greeters. Last year I arrived late Tuesday Morning and it was about 40 minutes from the end of the paved road to...
by Leo
Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How do I arrive and leave by Jungo Road on pedal power?
Replies: 149
Views: 18907

Re: How do I arrive and leave by Jungo Road on pedal power?

Hey Jaycerochester,
We haven't heard anything from you for awhile. How is your bike project coming? I'd like to see your rig when you arrive at BRC. Keep us posted on your progress.
by Leo
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: The Map! The Map!
Replies: 66
Views: 4193

Re: The Map! The Map!

Last year's street names were better.
by Leo
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: What Music Do You Want To See @ the Burn??
Replies: 80
Views: 7445

The Mermen performing live, with Dick Dale as the opening act.
by Leo
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: When do your call your art "done"?
Replies: 43
Views: 7739

I remember an art professor years ago telling us: "It takes two people to create a painting; one to paint, and the other to tell you when to stop."

I found that I'm better off to put an art project aside for a few days and take a fresh look at it, rather than beat it to death.
by Leo
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Fine Art and the photo policy
Replies: 88
Views: 7172

Hey P-Bird,
I love that term "Weekend Warhols". I resemble that remark!

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