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by jbelson
Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What changes to Burning Man would you suggest to improve it?
Replies: 88
Views: 12920

Zues, Aren't many of the things you are proposing rules and restrictions? I know of other people that are doing that "to enrich our lives" and it's called the Bush administration. DON"T BUSH ME. Please! If you dont like something, then bring something to improve it. Don't impose rules to make the cr...
by jbelson
Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What changes to Burning Man would you suggest to improve it?
Replies: 88
Views: 12920

I say we get rid of the e-playa.
by jbelson
Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Average BM Attendant Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 2779

Abhorred,
You say that you been around these boards for a while. Well then you should know that the fucktards here are no help for almost anything, myself included.

http://afterburn.burningman.com/03/

I lied.
by jbelson
Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ticket history
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Ticket history

Someone was tellinng me that last year was not the first time they've done online ticketing for the event. Is this true? Have they had it in 1999-2001? From what I remember hearing from stories, people sent in ticket requests via mail. Whats the scoop? Fyi-It's my friend who works at ticketweb thats...
by jbelson
Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: ATTENTION FIRE SPINNERS
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

I was the same way after I first saw fire poi in Thailand. Then again in Black Rock City. This year I performed with the conclaves before the burn. If your in the L.A. area, check out www.indrayoga.com These girls taught me and my girlfriend a lot. I'm averloaded with new tricks to master right now....
by jbelson
Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent for next year
Replies: 34
Views: 8304

ONE INGENIOUS idea i saw was someone with their dome tent inside of a 10'x20' car port that had 3 of the sides covered. Not only was the tent shaded in the morning, it had a wind barrier, and a nice little shaded kick-back area right out the front door.
by jbelson
Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: LOS ANGELES - LOOKING FOR A GROUP OF FIRE DANCERS
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

I'M IN L.A AND KNOW MANY A FIRE DANCER.
MY FIRST THOUGHT WOULD BE TO E-MAIL HANNAH@INDRAYOGA.COM
THEY'RE 2 SISTERS WHO TOUGHT ME TO SPIN AND ARE VERY GOOD. THEY DO GOOD COSTUME TOO. CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE
WWW.INDRAYOGA.COM AND TELL THEM JOSH B. SENT YOU.
by jbelson
Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man will be Better Next Year
Replies: 30
Views: 8741

...because I'll have a better shade structure/social area for the camp (and hopefully be camped with a lot more people.
The easy up shade structures are done. Next time it's 2 10'X20' car ports w/ decorative side panels to protect against wind.
And hopefully a fire cannon!
by jbelson
Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A solution to the cameras problem.
Replies: 32
Views: 10021

cameras ARE NOT a problem.
People that constantly complain about cameras ARE a problem.
by jbelson
Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: pissing on the playa...
Replies: 69
Views: 22744

Okay, I'll admit that I pee'd on the playa. Not around camp, but when your out deep in the abyss and you gotta go... The worst is that there was a ranger camped at 5:30 and uranus who peed right next to his camper every day right in plain view of the street. He pee'd behind a board as if that made i...
by jbelson
Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: The art car the was a gazebo w/ a strip pole in the middle.
Replies: 48
Views: 31376

For the record, I had a good 'ol time on this car. It was wednesday night in front of Flight to mars (or somewhere close to that), some hot girls were dancing in the arches, my sister and I boarded and danced our heads off while trying not to bounce too much (It's hard not to bounce when your having...
by jbelson
Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: What enlightenments did you get this year?
Replies: 31
Views: 6503

I learned that the more you provide for yourself, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, the less you will need or want from other people. That way whatever you do get from them (emotionally, physically, and even partnership wise) you can appreciate it more because you have less of a requirement ...
by jbelson
Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Favorite performance
Replies: 0
Views: 492

Favorite performance

This is a good spot to tell of some of the better performances you saw on the playa this year. I saw a bunch of performances, staged and impromtu, but one stands out. Seeing as Gypsy and lola didn't do the whole "abbey road" opera again.... At the hair of the dog bar, around 5:00 and something. I do...
by jbelson
Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Learned to Relax and Enjoy the Burn
Replies: 20
Views: 5683

I think a lot of dissappointment comes from wanting something from the event. A lot of people go there looking for this spiritual happening, prepare for hours to make it happen, and go out and maybe try and force it. I think a lot of people have tunnel vision also. Trying in vain to to make their vi...
by jbelson
Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Thoughts on New DMV Art Car policies
Replies: 37
Views: 11914

And the police, everytime I passed one i yelled to them "Worst art car ever!"
by jbelson
Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:56 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Thoughts on New DMV Art Car policies
Replies: 37
Views: 11914

My biggest dissapointment was seeing a lot of "official" vehicles, sepecially golf cartss, undecorated. If there is going to be a permit process and a designs are going to be judged, than the org. needs to follow the guidlines as well. I dont care how they decorate it, but do something. Lead by exa...
by jbelson
Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Thoughts on New DMV Art Car policies
Replies: 37
Views: 11914

My biggest dissapointment was seeing a lot of "official" vehicles, sepecially golf cartss, undecorated. If there is going to be a permit process and a designs are going to be judged, than the org. needs to follow the guidlines as well. I dont care how they decorate it, but do something. Lead by exam...
by jbelson
Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpacker
Replies: 185
Views: 57798

This is by far the best thread I've seen on these boards. M Joe Boss, you had a great Burning Man fling. You met a beautiful girl, fell in love, made love (hopefully), shared loves (the movies), showed love (the bringing water and 7-up), told of your live in love, and that didn't even affect your pl...
by jbelson
Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE CAMP?
Replies: 74
Views: 16614

TUNA GUYS ROCK!!! So did the deep end, Saw the l;argets, most scary naked man dancing there.
by jbelson
Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits 2004 Feedback
Replies: 143
Views: 30988

I was an official mister at the party and thought the whole event was great. There wasn't much call for cooling down the ladies due to the weather, so I switched to washing hands which they much appreciated. From an insiders perspective, I dont know what I'd change really. It seemed to go off great....
by jbelson
Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Things I learned this time...
Replies: 41
Views: 9849

Be wary of the cheap batteries. They will die on you when your way out in the abyss.
by jbelson
Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE CAMP?
Replies: 74
Views: 16614

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE CAMP?

My 2 favorite this year were The clan Destino and lush. They both had awesome structures. Destino had the bar car and silver streak as well as some good shows. Lush ( i believe thats what it was called @2;00 & esplanade) had an amazing camp. Palm trees, which I know some people hated cause of the mo...
by jbelson
Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Monster Energy Drink Truck
Replies: 27
Views: 6206

I'm gonna say that the clan Destino guys did a great job. When I saw the truck they covered all the logos. The logos were uncovered at the end to avoid shedding the plastic as they drove off which would leave moop. Would you rather have a logo for 20 mins or a bunch of shit flying around the playa? ...
by jbelson
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Yahoo Factor: Close the Gates Early
Replies: 39
Views: 9332

A good way to keep the yahoo's out is to somehow make participation in some way a requirement for entry as well as a ticket. There are those that are there to give and those that are there to take. Once you give, you become invested, and once your invested your more likely to be a good "burner". Now...
by jbelson
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Feedback wanted on our camp...
Replies: 17
Views: 12285

I liked spikes. The decorations, hosts, and feel was right on. I did leave a little earlier than planned though because It got too hot in there for me wed. evening (I think that was the night). Also, not a big wine drinker, but I love that it was served in the IV drip bags. Definately a cool camp. A...
by jbelson
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Yahoo Factor: Close the Gates Early
Replies: 39
Views: 9332

I think that those that think they are "burnier than thou" and somehow better than someone who is experiencing the event for the first time should be limited. Maybe not open the gates untill thurs. @ 6pm to keep out the self rightous would be a good idea. Maybe they are the true "yahoo". Maybe once ...
by jbelson
Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Things I learned this time...
Replies: 41
Views: 9849

No more easy up shades. Brought 2 this year, they worked okay, but didn't give me the shade I wanted. Too flappy too in the wind. Next year I believe I'm going for tow car port structures. Those seemed to work well for the camps that I was in. And keep meals simple! You dont want to cook too much wh...
by jbelson
Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Call the Playa phone booth: 213-634-1441
Replies: 42
Views: 53632

Wow. I love this. Although I do feel a little conflicted. I will use it to tell my parents and girlfriend where I am camped at. But at the same time it's the connection to the real world and being able to "Check in" that seems to contradict some of the aspects of the event. I aint hating or nothing,...
by jbelson
Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Your playa daybook or whatever
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Get this. I never wear a wristwatch at home, but I do on the Playa.
by jbelson
Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Last Minute Reminders.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2921

Re: very helpful burning man packing and tool lists

Hey all Roo's Playa Tool Checklist ESSENTIALS: Tool belt (really handy for knowing where everything is and having on hand) Hammer 4-way screwdriver Dikes Needle-nosed pliers Mat knife (box cutter) with replacement blades Flashlight or headlamp Crescent wrench Measuring tape GLOVES Sharpies WD40 + a...

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