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by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15434

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

My camp has been attending for years in various forms, only some of us have applied for official placement, Pillow Punch Camp, as I recall, but we've been small enough and mobile enough in our services (mutant vehicles, workshops, etc.) that we didn't need placement, so we didn't ask for it. If, 5 o...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shipping an art car from the East Coast
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Shipping an art car from the East Coast

Oh, and with a broker, the more desperate you sound, the higher the rate is. Their goal is to pay the trucker as little as possible and charge you as much as possible. You can also find a trucking company in your area that specializes in flatbeds and see what they have to say.
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shipping an art car from the East Coast
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: Shipping an art car from the East Coast

I used to run step-deck and lowboy semi-trailers as part of a company I had. Look up "Trucking Brokers" in your area. Request a rate quote for a partial load with those dimensions, and they'll give you a rate. Here's the kicker: They don't REALLY want to post a load until shortly before it...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?
Replies: 47
Views: 4816

Re: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?

Have you considered measuring your vehicle electrical power consumption and production? You may find that you can produce quite a bit of sound using a very small amount of power, entirely provided by the inbuilt vehicle electrical system, especially if the speakers are using digital amps, sometimes...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Latest speculation
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Latest speculation

just mentioning "my book" TWICE doesnt count as a book plug, i guess.. but its pretty damn close. yes, it does, this guy's a jerk self-aggrandizing jerk something or other[personal attack deleted]. Edited to add: Hey Mods if the blogger is not posting in this forum (that we know of) can I...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 17039

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

as someone who sat through DMV processing sessions well into august last year (and appeal sessions..) I am kinda interested to see what the applications are like this year in comparison to last year....i surely wouldnt want LESS.. cuz ya know its kinda fun to do them (really!! it is!!).. and i dont...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: It "could" be true?
Replies: 72
Views: 5741

Re: It "could" be true?

I took a look at the actual census since 1995 when there was the first official theme and the event had settled onto the playa as its permanent home. The average attendance grew by 13% each year since then. If tickets were not sold out last year, based upon historical growth, the actual attendance ...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?
Replies: 47
Views: 4816

Re: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?

It's all about price. $400 vs. $2400. If you can afford a new setup, groovy. If not, you can fab something up with a big old genset that will clobber the little suitcase units. I've run big Onans that I salvaged out of old RV's. I used a big automobile muffler and built a box around it with sound in...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: We need tips for buying a used RV
Replies: 24
Views: 3934

Re: We need tips for buying a used RV

Thank you all so much for this information. It has really helped a lot. I looked through the topics in transportation before posting but did not see anything on this topic. Then, after posting, I realized that I should have also looked through accommodations. I will do that tonight. If there is ano...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: We need tips for buying a used RV
Replies: 24
Views: 3934

Re: We need tips for buying a used RV

I don't know if skiing is a good idea. Those things have no insulation, meaning that you're likely to be running the generator and burning $4 a gallon gasoline. Fishy, I'm wondering if you're thinking of home-made RV's /schoolbus conversions. I have 6 different RV's that I put my victims, er, camp-...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: We need tips for buying a used RV
Replies: 24
Views: 3934

Re: We need tips for buying a used RV

trilobyte wrote:Take some time to dig through and read the boards. I believe there have been a couple excellent threads filled with tips and suggestions.


*mshaman starts compiling for a guide*
by mshaman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Feb 15th announcement on ticket sale/theme camp tickets
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Feb 15th announcement on ticket sale/theme camp tickets

@Frogbird and @Zaphod Burner, you rock.
by mshaman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?
Replies: 47
Views: 4816

Re: Generator suggestions for an art car. Honda EU2000i?

I've had good luck going with used generators out of RV's... you can get 4.5KW for maybe $400 instead of $2400 for a pair of new ones. No multiple generators. 6.5KW are a little harder to come by, but out there. The down side is that you need to be mechanically inclined to get an older generator rea...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Home, art, dubstep,..what is Burning Man to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 1723

Re: Home, art, dubstep,..what is Burning Man to you?

I have been asking a similar question, and the result seemed to boil down to one thing: SCALE. We can get the rest at a regional. But there is no regional I know of with theme-camps like Mal-Mart stretching 8-10 stories into the sky, new 100+foot tall sculptures EVERY YEAR (except perhaps 2012), 100...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 26973

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Trikes have 50% more rolling resistance than a bike by definition, but no less rolling resistance than a bike with a trailer. I find the ride of a bike less bumpy than a trike, but the trike is very convenient for hauling fire toys. Attached pic is how we hauled our bikes and trikes last year. Until...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP and Low Income launches DELAYED to February 29
Replies: 20
Views: 1963

Re: From the top: STEP Postponed until the 29th.

Al reves.. my faith has gone UP. I take the delay as further planning and refining. Would you rather have a half-baked, underdone solution a week earlier? Just relax. I agree, I'd rather have it be more stable if it means waiting a week, OK. Having been a project manager for large IT implementation...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP and Low Income launches DELAYED to February 29
Replies: 20
Views: 1963

From the top: STEP Postponed until the 29th.

http://tickets.burningman.com/

The planning ability of art collectives is affected by another week's delay. My faith in the LLC/BMorg's ability to execute is further called into question. I'd like to hear the thoughts of others on this subject, so that I can be "half-full". :-)
by mshaman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Feb 15th announcement on ticket sale/theme camp tickets
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Feb 15th announcement on ticket sale/theme camp tickets

2/14/2012-- The last press release mentioned that there would be another announcement on Feb 15th. The application process for theme camps opens Feb 15th. This is no coincidence. If the LLC wants to spin policy toward art collectives, theme camps, and mutant vehicles, it must get any additional info...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Real evidence that the lottery is better....
Replies: 67
Views: 3098

Re: Real evidence that the lottery is better....

...I suspect that once you hit the playa and hear everyone say "yeah, you should've seen the Trojan Horse last year, there's nothing like it on the playa this year", ... I am hoping this is not a cross post, but check out the art and performance section. With any luck there will be stuff ...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who here actually has an extra ticket?
Replies: 30
Views: 1823

Re: Who here actually has an extra ticket?

I've been searching for tickets with the Denver burners and have not found any that are up for sale even to other local members of the scene, much less a single one that is going into STEP. STEP is a fantasy.
by mshaman
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Canadian wanting to bring Art Car
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Re: Canadian wanting to bring Art Car

I used to own a trucking company and we had to deal with hauling on and off-highway vehicles and equipment regularly. At a port of entry, the officers usually want to see some evidence that you actually own what you are hauling, or that you have permission to be hauling it for someone else. For heav...
by mshaman
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 17039

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

Well, we're up to 17 out of 25 people with tickets. I"m confident we'll hit at least 20, wouldn't be surprised if we get all 25. We started out with 13 tickets when the lottery ended, so things are headed in the right direction (I still don't have one though, ha). Hope other camps see the same...
by mshaman
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem
Replies: 68
Views: 7649

Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Can we instead just gas people who make suggestions like this? You wouldn't be from 50hz Bass Camp would you? heh. While I personally would like it if the ravers stayed home, it isn't for me to decide. If it happened, I'd be like "Yay, freedom from dubstep! and Nooo, we're doing racial cleansi...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Colorado Burners!
Replies: 43
Views: 9086

Re: Colorado Burners!

Lustrous In-Dust-rious camp hails from Denver and Fort Collins. We have air-conditioned travel trailers for those who want to kick in, art cars, good vibe, solid infrastructure. We have some vacancies now because of the ticket debacle... we are a camp of contributors, not spectators, PM me if intere...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Is Your Theme Camp Now Missing Most of its Members?
Replies: 63
Views: 3969

Re: Is Your Theme Camp Now Missing Most of its Members?

@Papabear2120 - I think it is a bit premature to write off your campmates who don't have tickets just yet. Your campmates might be resourceful, and they'll eventually come to terms with paying what the scalpers want for tickets . Fixed that for ya. @wraith, grim. Very grim. :-) Some of our folks ha...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Is Your Theme Camp Now Missing Most of its Members?
Replies: 63
Views: 3969

Re: Is Your Theme Camp Now Missing Most of its Members?

The Lustrous In-Dust-rious camp is the union of two older camps--Burning Oasis (FL, also fielded the Pillow Punch camp at BM) and Gypsy Luvbus (CO)-- that was originally looking at providing a number of services and 3 to 4 art cars: the Nautibus (45-foot bus + 10 foot platform on the back, with roof...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why I'm a lottery defender.
Replies: 76
Views: 3284

Re: Why I'm a lottery defender.

lemur wrote:at least you didnt mention 'economics 101'

Your comments are frequently so terse as to be inscrutable. :-D I'm presuming you don't particularly like my position, but find that at least I was marginally less pretentious and haughty than you were braced for.
by mshaman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Real evidence that the lottery is better....
Replies: 67
Views: 3098

Re: Real evidence that the lottery is better....

Personally, I would buy a ticket with the agreement that there was no refund, and it was not transferable. It could and would turn into a huge hit if I was unable to go for some reason, but it would be worth it to see all your dusty faces. No gifting, I know, unless you can plan far in advance. But...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Real evidence that the lottery is better....
Replies: 67
Views: 3098

Re: Real evidence that the lottery is better....

I wish all virgins were as quick to participate as you. But really, I wish all burners, regardless of their "seniority", were as quick to participate as you. I know a lot of people who just come to the party and have been doing so for years. They are spectators. I am a virgin. I will be a...
by mshaman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why I'm a lottery defender.
Replies: 76
Views: 3284

Re: Where's the Time Machine!!!!1

Idealistic, broad brush strokes when messing with the year long intentions of 60,000 people is a recipe for trouble. When you roll processes out based on a loose conceptual framework without having really engineered it, it will come back to bite you every time. Whatever they rolled out could have b...

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