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Need to join a camp

Post by McKeeverFever » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:45 pm

Hey any burners got space for me in there camp im a 20 year old student from Dublin. Im currently working in long island I really wanna go to burning man this year but need to share a camp with someone it was all last min prep so Im tryna get everything sorted now. Im sane and humorus also dont mind having to work in regards in the mainting of the camp etc.

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maybe

Post by This Woman » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:53 pm

Well, you're too young to help with our bar, but if can't find any fits, let me know. We can probably adopt you as our mascot. It's happened before.

Good luck!
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:06 pm

Don't sweat it, mate. You will be surrounded by thousands of the weirdest Yanks you ever saw. You should have no problem finding friends.

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Re: Need to join a camp

Post by DoriumLux » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:57 pm

McKeeverFever wrote:Hey any burners got space for me in there camp im a 20 year old student from Dublin. Im currently working in long island I really wanna go to burning man this year but need to share a camp with someone it was all last min prep so Im tryna get everything sorted now. Im sane and humorus also dont mind having to work in regards in the mainting of the camp etc.
Need or want? No one needs to join a theme camp. It seems that everyone this year thinks they need to join one to attend or are too lazy to prepare. I'm running a theme camp and keep getting emails from these same types of people who think they need to join a camp. Many people ask about using our water and whether or not they need to bring bare essentials such as shade and food. Theme camps are NOT resorts. Anyone else experiencing this?

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Post by cutmeoffandcallmeshorty » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:09 pm

Oh Yeah, The Iwant / giveme crowd are coming out of the woodwork this year. Especially in the San Fran bay area.
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Post by Token » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:24 pm

Hell yeah it's a resort!

Drop me off with a wide brim hat, warm coat, bag of tube socks and $40 and I will have a blast out on the Playa.

Then again, I've been to the Playa before.

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Re: Need to join a camp

Post by condor » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:19 am

DoriumLux wrote:Anyone else experiencing this?
Actually yeah, what i think is weirdest is a "we don't need to bring water, do we?" kind of attitude. since when is it normal to turn up without water?

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Post by golgotha-a-go-go » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:42 am

"Need" to join a theme camp?

please consider...

RADICAL SELF-RELIANCE
homo sum, nihil humani a me alienum est, puto...

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Post by CapSmashy » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:43 am

I've gotten a few emails for Raiders, mostly people from South America which I thought was weird. I know Killbuck has gotten a bunch for Apok and I'm sure the Booby Bar has gotten a bunch as well.
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WTF?

Post by veleda » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:43 am

As a camp leader, we've also seen this too.

Some people asked us if they needed to bring their own sleeping bag?

WTF? When did theme camps become considered resorts?

Do they really think that a 100 or so dollars is what they would pay to stay at a resort?

I hope this is not the direction burning man is going.

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Post by pinemom » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:19 am

HA!

Actually being part of a Theme camp, could cost you $100.00,+,+,+,,,, more then just Nomadic camping.

Our camp isnt cheap by any standards.

We dont provide food, we all pitch in foods to cook on a schedule.
(and playa time happens so your on your own if that chef gets lost)

We work our bloody asses off in 110 degree heat to build the infrastructure for two days(repeat at end of week,which seems harder cause we're all totally bushed).

We stock said bar with a couple thousand dollars worth of libations, all donated by camp mates.

We dont provide tents/sleeping bags/water/gas/power....etc...

Where is it that peeps believe this is done...I wanna go join that Theme Camp!


No really...you dont NEED to join a Theme camp.
and asking in August??? come on?!
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Post by MozyBonz » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:02 am

Water, shade, showers, food, jots and fire…..
Actually that’s just what a good theme camp should provide for 100+ people

How that is accomplished is up for debate.

Closes his book of contact lists and sits in the corner.

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Post by DoriumLux » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:16 pm

cutmeoffandcallmeshorty wrote:Oh Yeah, The Iwant / giveme crowd are coming out of the woodwork this year. Especially in the San Fran bay area.
In any case I was just hoping that I was the only one that was experiencing this.

Burning Man was sooo much better before the internet. :lol:

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Post by oneeyeddick » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:24 pm

That is the funniest thing I have heard all day.

I would put a smiley here if I still used them.
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