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by alt12
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Plug and Play Mutant Vehicle
Replies: 75
Views: 7753

Re: Plug and Play Mutant Vehicle

The main problem i'm having in saying YES hasn't to do with the principles handed down by the BMorg - it's with my own sense of inclusivity. If the vehicle is hired, it would be exclusive to the camp during the hire periods. In the 9 years I've taken it out there, I've only told a hand-full of peop...
by alt12
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 114467

Re: Plug & Play Camping

One thing I find unsettling is that the 'birthday boy' in the video is on the new Borg board of trustees. Not because he threw himself a birthday party at Burning Man, or even that he had it catered (although I don't agree with it, it's just not the most unsettling thing). It's that he thinks that ...
by alt12
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 114467

Re: Plug & Play Camping

The Plug n Play camps strike me as being camp-centric. They exist for the sake of the campers and not so much the community. Head out to the suburbs. Most of the camps out there exist for the sake of the campers, not the community. That's not a slam on them at all, just a reality - I have tons of f...
by alt12
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 114467

Re: Plug & Play Camping

Maybe it doesn't make a difference, but the camp you are referring to was a 50th birthday party. Not a camp where people paid for the experience. A very extravagant party, but a week long party in an unplaced camp where the person whose birthday it was had it all arranged for his friends. To me thi...
by alt12
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 114467

Re: Plug & Play Camping

CapSmashy wrote:I say we kidnap plug and play tourists, dose them up with a few hits of acid and drop them off deep playa to test their interactivity skills.
This is the best idea I've heard yet!
by alt12
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 114467

Re: Plug & Play Camping

So it seems to me that 99% of you are saying... you can only come to the playa if you will camp in a tent, cook your own food, contribute to everyone else's conceivable needs and are of limited financial means. how oddly elitist of all of you. If you've worked hard and are successful and busy and c...
by alt12
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 114467

Re: Plug & Play Camping

@Cosmic --- not taking it personal, no worries there. If you mistake somehow how sharing my perspective is seen as defensive, then something is lost in translation. I understand that people feel strongly about Plug and Play and I've offered to take part in the conversation, hopefully shed some ligh...
by alt12
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 114467

Re: Plug & Play Camping

Heheh... The first guy, Jon la Grace, "Theme Camp Organizer"... A friend of mine on the bike club told me that this guy was trying to steal a whole slew of Yellow Bikes. They almost started a physical fight. Turns out that it was a misunderstanding or something... The misunderstanding was that Jon ...
by alt12
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Paradise Motel returns for more gay nerds serving snowcones
Replies: 10
Views: 2663

Re: Paradise Motel returns for more gay nerds serving snowco

Good news, everyone! Everyone's favorite spot for snow cones and progressive beats will be returning again this year! Over the years we've worked to provide a "chill" space where weary travelers can relax by our "pool" and get out of the sun for a while. We draw people in with the best snow cone st...
by alt12
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 114467

Re: Plug & Play Camping

I was shown this video last summer by someone who was part of the build crew and catering for this camp. I don't know anyone but her and I'm going to refrain from making my own comments about it for the time being. I do think it's a fitting video for this discussion. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/1534685...
by alt12
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 114467

Re: Plug & Play Camping

Sorry I missed that mention of "clients", and I do admire those three for putting themselves out there for public scrutiny, deserved or not. And they certainly deserve public scrutiny. I found the whole video rather nauseating. I know these plug/play tour-guide douchebags are out there. I've seen t...
by alt12
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Sex on the playa
Replies: 64
Views: 9058

Re: Sex on the playa

to find open sex areas, turn left immediately past greeters, follow the orange fence (staying to the right, or inside said fence) until you come to a group of trailers and such. Ask there. don't be surprised by the croud, they also give free coffee and doughnuts. they also have good drugs there so ...
by alt12
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Theme Camp Tickets
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Re: Theme Camp Tickets

Hey all Does anyone know if a camp is selected for tickets whether they will require payment immediately or whether it will be will call or something else? They send you an email with links for the tickets that they are distributing to your camp. You then have, I believe, about a week from when you...
by alt12
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: ticket situation
Replies: 75
Views: 9475

Re: ticket situation

Give me a fucking break. The only thing a short duration registration window would have done is caught some people off guard, and if you're trying to increase your odds through such outright deceptive tactics then, quite frankly, you need to be blacklisted from the event. The lottery was designed t...
by alt12
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Interesting interview with a scalper
Replies: 13
Views: 3010

Re: Interesting interview with a scalper

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/touring/confessions-of-a-ticket-scalper-billboard-1006351352.story Not a whole lot of shocking info, just that scalping is widespread and the use of bots is extensive. Also a bit in there about paperless ticketing. The guy says it cuts down on scalping a litt...
by alt12
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: has anyone received the STEP participation Email?
Replies: 133
Views: 14006

Re: has anyone received the STEP participation Email?

The "rate limit exceeded" message in this case is associated with the bit.ly link that is generated, meaning Bit.ly has a limit on the API calls a client can have during an hour. Not sure if this is because the BMORG has a free account or if Bit.ly simply can't handle that volume. I don't mean to b...
by alt12
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: has anyone received the STEP participation Email?
Replies: 133
Views: 14006

Re: has anyone received the STEP participation Email?

BUT I WANTA BE FIRST IN LINE!!! HOW CAN I BE FIRST IN LINE IF I DONT KNOW EXACTLY WHEN THE LINE OPENS?!!?!? WHY ARE YOU PUNISHING ME!!! I know this may be hard to believe, but some people still don't have tickets. And they would like to improve their odds in this FIRST COME FIRST SERVE ticket proce...
by alt12
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Stages Seeking Artists!
Replies: 18
Views: 6137

Re: Stages Seeking Artists!

Looking for 1-3 conga players for our Sangria Soundclash party. Basically it is a daytime dance party on Thursday afternoon where we also serve-up about 50-60 gallons of sangria. We've been throwing this party for the last 8 years and there is always a huge turnout and it a lot of fun. The music is ...
by alt12
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 11 year vet.. no ticket.. what to do?
Replies: 26
Views: 3331

Re: 11 year vet.. no ticket.. what to do?

I've been going to Burning Man 11 years now.. I didn't do the initial lottery this year because unfortunately my credit card was maxed at that time. I planned to get a ticket on the next round hopefully.. or through the STEP system that was discussed. But now those promised ticket sales are no long...
by alt12
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: How will your theme camp distribute tickets?
Replies: 38
Views: 6191

Re: How will your theme camp distribute tickets?

Out of 36 reliable members and another 10 maybes, we got 10 tickets. Here's what we're doing: Those who have tickets: Me (infrastructure/leader) Key art-car/camp-setup/tear-down dude + spouse (also a hard worker/high contributor) Key art-car/camp-setup/tear-down dude #2 + spouse (above average cont...
by alt12
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Principal #1
Replies: 86
Views: 10314

Re: Principal #1

theCryptofishist wrote:I agree that it does create a level of two legs baaaatter, and I don't like it.
Four legs good! Two legs bad!
by alt12
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Principal #1
Replies: 86
Views: 10314

Re: Principal #1

I don't think anyone is to blame for ever taking a ticket offered to them. There should never be any guilt, we all understand and would do the same. The BMORG still seems to be at fault for giving in to pressure and changing courses mid stream in a way that's less fair to the overall community. I d...
by alt12
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 17280

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

Yesterday alone I sold 12 tickets online @ $1200 before fees, netting $1000 per ticket. Considering my face value was a blend of $320 and $390 each, I made more in one day than most of you have in your bank accounts. That's not to take into consideration past sales as well as cash sales on other ex...
by alt12
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 17280

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

reading these replies in this forum cracks me up. FYI scalpers are already on eplaya, trolling just like how you are trolling for tickets. Let me tell you this, I have and know, many brokers who have made hundreds of thousands of dollars of this event already. Good luck getting "HOME"! =] Reall? Yo...
by alt12
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other thoughts.
Replies: 153
Views: 20027

Re: YOUR THEME CAMP ISN'T THAT IMPORTANT .. and other though

I love the "I got a bullhorn" camps. Sometimes the guy/gal (but really, guy) yelling into it is hilarious and clever, sometimes he's a drunk yutz. Either way, just the idea of a bullhorn is hilarious. Just a wild guess vargaso, have you been to the Burn less than 3 times? LOL I think we've all thou...
by alt12
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: A Freakonomic Analysis Of The... Ticket Fiasco
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Re: A Freakonomic Analysis Of The... Ticket Fiasco

OK, I read it. I thought it was going to be by the people that are “Freakonomics”. It’s not. I want my 5 mins back. And the author isn’t even an economist. "Tony holds a doctorate in social theory and is the author of the novels...”. save your time people This is self-evidenct from his simplistic E...
by alt12
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Can you get a BUI/DUI on a bike?
Replies: 73
Views: 13055

Re: Can you get a BUI/DUI on a bike?

zensurfer wrote:I know you can get a dui by driving an art car, but what about bikes?

Thanks!
I don't know about Nevada, but yes you sure can in California. I was pulled over once driving my bike wasted and was given a warning and allowed to walk it home....
by alt12
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Principal #1
Replies: 86
Views: 10314

Re: Principal #1

Thanks again for the welcome! I know the issue is touchy, but it just seems like MANY are afraid to even speak up about the hypocrisy because they don't want to be shunned, or because it seems that the hypocrisy will always be justified by those "on the inside" Yes its hypocrisy. I agree with you. ...
by alt12
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 ticket
Replies: 206
Views: 17696

Re: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 tic

Come and talk to me when you build a stylish 3rd storey shower where I could shower while viewing the entire BRC. Holy shit was that you/your crew that built that elevated show platform on 2:00 last year? Loved it! I don't know what kind of view you had from up there, but trust me our view of all o...
by alt12
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 ticket
Replies: 206
Views: 17696

Re: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 tic

Come and talk to me when you build a stylish 3rd storey shower where I could shower while viewing the entire BRC. Holy shit was that you/your crew that built that elevated show platform on 2:00 last year? Loved it! I don't know what kind of view you had from up there, but trust me our view of all o...

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