NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Rice » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:47 pm

So, we are clear? - NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA!
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Katiebaby25 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:08 pm

This website shows how to make faux-feathers out of fabric and wire... kind of neat because you can bend them into any shape you like!

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/177 ... c-and-wire
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby ZaphodBurner » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:00 am

Well, so much for the turkey slaughterin'.

What about dermis? The lakebed has been sun-scorched, sand-blasted and uninhabitable by everything down to microbes for thousands of years now but I'm thinking with the rise in population, we should demand an official statement about the dermis question.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby fresh » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:57 am

The Prepare for the Playa event this past Sunday in SF has numerous vendors with feathers. I did not go, but the facebook page had at least three different photos of feathered items, one stupid looking fan hat with branches and flowers that would blow off in a slight gust, and one "cargo trike" that had a giant dog carrier in the front to carry large hauls with only 12" front wheels. That bike looked like it would get stuck carrying a couple bags of ice, the fan hat would send a chick in orbit, and a bunch of fools wearing MOOP!!! Not what I would expect from an event that has the words PREPARE and PLAYA in it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/319862671426856/
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:02 am

WE'RE SO FUCKING DOOMED

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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby fresh » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:18 am

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Junglesmacks, avoid being doomed by wearing one of these. The fan provides lift off so you can fly away from danger in style!!!!!
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:39 am

The people who put that together (shall we take bets as to how long it would last on the playa?) would be horrified by ratty's approach.

Which only makes me treasure her more.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Bounce530 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:54 am

JS- Those are some of the Dancetrohotties from the Dancetronauts camp.
Just say'n.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:18 pm

Oooh, many horrors indeed... but there are a few lovely pieces, like this upcycled bustle skirt which appears to have been made from a pair of pants plus many, many scraps of fabric.

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OK.... ONE lovely piece. But there it is.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:19 pm

Bounce530 wrote:JS- Those are some of the Dancetrohotties from the Dancetronauts camp.
Just say'n.
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lol.. nice.


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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:52 pm

fresh wrote:The Prepare for the Playa event this past Sunday in SF has numerous vendors with feathers. I did not go, but the facebook page had at least three different photos of feathered items, one stupid looking fan hat with branches and flowers that would blow off in a slight gust, and one "cargo trike" that had a giant dog carrier in the front to carry large hauls with only 12" front wheels. That bike looked like it would get stuck carrying a couple bags of ice, the fan hat would send a chick in orbit, and a bunch of fools wearing MOOP!!! Not what I would expect from an event that has the words PREPARE and PLAYA in it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/319862671426856/
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I'm giving them comments. And ooh, got accused of being negative because I'm not shitting rainbows and unicronds over the feathered pieces.

It would be terrific if they emphasized the beautiful MOOPless pieces.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:00 pm

Oh, and this beautiful jacket. It's giving me ideas...
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:01 pm

AntiM wrote:
fresh wrote:The Prepare for the Playa event this past Sunday in SF has numerous vendors with feathers. I did not go, but the facebook page had at least three different photos of feathered items, one stupid looking fan hat with branches and flowers that would blow off in a slight gust, and one "cargo trike" that had a giant dog carrier in the front to carry large hauls with only 12" front wheels. That bike looked like it would get stuck carrying a couple bags of ice, the fan hat would send a chick in orbit, and a bunch of fools wearing MOOP!!! Not what I would expect from an event that has the words PREPARE and PLAYA in it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/319862671426856/
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I'm giving them comments. And ooh, got accused of being negative because I'm not shitting rainbows and unicronds over the feathered pieces.

It would be terrific if they emphasized the beautiful MOOPless pieces.


I've been going through and "liking" all the NO FEATHERS comments :)
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:01 pm

Beautiful!
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby fresh » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:14 pm

Cat- The girl who makes the upcycled skirts did post on the original thread in the fb group and was very nice and understanding. Her stuff is pretty cool and playa ready.

Bounce - The chick defending the feather vendors "Since feathers are not the only MOOP" is a Dancetrohottie herself. She is very much into LOVE and not into NEGATIVE VIBES. I don't know how long time burners can defend this stuff.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:22 pm

I find all the hippie talk about love and acceptance and "bad vibes bringin' us down" a little hard to take after a while. It makes them all sound so... spoiled.

fresh: Thanks. It's pretty clear from the pic that she's conscientious about MOOP. She's got all those frayable edges locked up tight. I agree with AntiM that people like her should be promoted as examples of doing it right.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:22 pm

fresh wrote:She is very much into LOVE and not into NEGATIVE VIBES.

So, translation for this context: Love = "Don't tell me my sh*t stinks"?
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:27 pm

catinthefunnyhat wrote:I find all the hippie talk about love and acceptance and "bad vibes bringin' us down" a little hard to take after a while. It makes them all sound so... spoiled.

Yeah, on those days when I feel okay about "burner" as a designation and my place in the burnerverse, I say that this is one of the differences between "burner" and "hippie". On other days I just say "we are so fcuking doomed."
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby wandergirl » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:36 pm

I was at prepare for the playa this sunday and was pretty surprised by all the feathers. there was an announcement at one point about how feathers aren't playa-appropriate "even if you see them here." Miss G's headpieces are brilliant but mostly feathered; she had a sign proclaiming her feathered designs shouldn't be worn on the playa. I appreciated that. hers was the only one I saw, though.

holy crap though, some amazing creators out there. although the $200-$500 price tags on some of my favorite stuff will have me attacking my sewing machine with even more fervor.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby fresh » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:40 pm

HEHE I think that chick is more Candy Raver than hippie!!!

So is Ratty's playa test is to beat it against a wall. THAT ROCKS!!!
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:43 pm

fresh: Yep! Ratty is brilliant.
AntiM: I so enjoyed your latest post there. Hopefully the fact that you packaged it with such a pretty bow will help them to process the message. The barbed hook at the end was just priceless.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby fresh » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:46 pm

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Off topic, but was posted for this event for sale at $500 was this "cargo trike". Is it me or would the weight of any cargo on the small front tires cause misery for the peddler on any sort of sandy playa as the back tire would have no traction??? I could be wrong..
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:51 pm

fresh wrote:HEHE I think that chick is more Candy Raver than hippie!!!

So is Ratty's playa test is to beat it against a wall. THAT ROCKS!!!


Pssst ... it is by no means a new test. (I know it is presumptuous, and I'm not trying to take away from Ratty, but it has been in my advice toolkit for years. Great minds and all that.... I also suggest hanging pieces out the window of your car at freeway speeds).
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby pink » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:33 am

Kudos to AntiM and all the other real burners that stood their ground on that Facebook thread. I hope the two 'hotties' sparkle hippies stay home. I guess they never learned that no means NO.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:46 am

fresh wrote:
trike.jpg
Off topic, but was posted for this event for sale at $500 was this "cargo trike". Is it me or would the weight of any cargo on the small front tires cause misery for the peddler on any sort of sandy playa as the back tire would have no traction??? I could be wrong..


Depends; is there a piano?

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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby portaplaya » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:15 am

In the past feathers have gotten past the Gate team by one of the following "ploys":
  • Hiding it
  • Agreeing not to wear it at all on playa
  • Submitting the object/feathers to the yank-test to verify that they really won't come out

Gate volunteers are people, and only volunteers. They have to use their judgement, just like the people that packed these costumes in the first place. Sometimes that judgement is correct, some times it isn't and sometimes it may not be worth it to turn the entire vehicle around based on one feathered hat that cost hundreds of dollars. And sometimes they choose to be too harsh and go ahead and turn around burners that might have followed instructions to keep that hat in a bag the whole event.

But why have them make the call. Just leave your feathered items at home!

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Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby A-RockLeFrench » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:54 pm

knowmad wrote:umm.
My first Playa bike ride; I came accross a dead bird, it was covered in feathers.



And like a good Burner you picked it up immediately, took it straight to camp and put it in several ziplocs to ensure that none of those evil, horrible feathers polluted our pristine (no traces left. ever. ever. ever.) playa. Right? Please tell me that you did. please...
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby stew » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:53 am

[quote="portaplaya"]But why have them make the call. Just leave your feathered items at home![/quote]
C'mon, you're taking all the fun out of gate shift. You should see the look in their faces when you say "you know, I can't let you in with those feathers". :twisted:
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby Ratty » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:20 pm

So here comes my 'Oh so silly' question. What about beads, sequins, glitter and unfinished edges on that home-made costume? Why all the hubub over feathers and not a peep about all the other offending elements? It's all moopish. Gate only cares about feathers? Is there something inherently evil about feathers that I don't know about? Just askin.
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Re: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

Postby ygmir » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:37 pm

Ratty wrote:So here comes my 'Oh so silly' question. What about beads, sequins, glitter and unfinished edges on that home-made costume? Why all the hubub over feathers and not a peep about all the other offending elements? It's all moopish. Gate only cares about feathers? Is there something inherently evil about feathers that I don't know about? Just askin.

seems somewhere in the "required reading" it talks about sequins, glitter, and the like........I've seen it dis-allowed.
There has been discussion here regarding sequins.......seems consensus was if they are sewn on and super strong, no worries.......moop is moop.........
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