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Post by vwthingrcer » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:30 am

this is going to be my first year trying to get there on sunday night the first night it opens. what should i expect. is it kinda like the night the temple burns just calm or is it like. the whole week just crazy fun?

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Post by phil » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:45 am

Yeah, pretty much.

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Post by Sail Man » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:02 pm

Well, if you get there Sunday night, it's gonna be rather dark, followed by scattered light. Monday should call for 100% chance of lightness. For some strange reason, it just kinda repeats itself like that. I'm not sure why, I'm not a Meteorologist. Most night's there's also fire in the sky. Could be the Aurora Borealis. Again, I'm not exactly sure. I'm near Detroit, any fire in the sky here is likely just the homeless burning down old houses.

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Post by chiefdanfox » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:12 pm

I think this was a noob getting "spanked" early Monday. This was the alternative "Slim Jim in the ear" initiation practiced by a few greeters. Pray you get this guy, and not the "Not-so-Slim Jim somewhere else" gal.

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Post by mdmf007 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:22 pm

If you arrive on sunday WITHOUT an early entry pass. You will sit with the hundreds of others WITHOUT early entry passes, while thousands of people WITH early entry passes drive in and out making all sorts of dust.

Youll have a blast regardless.

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Post by vwthingrcer » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:22 pm

well this is my second year going but we went out on wednesday set up camp and just partied. and it was sick jsut hopping on my bike roaming the city. but my question was how is it on sunday night. is it as crazy lets say like mid week.

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Post by mdmf007 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:39 pm

The weekend BEFORE BM opens to the public is a blast - and at that point BM is in full swing - albeit with the 3-5000 people onsite to build art, DPW, ESD, artiists building, people putting up camps.

I have just as much fun on these nights as I do on the nights open to the public.

yeah - it kicks ass, just smaller numbers.

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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:47 pm

The vibe is different pre-monday. Everyone is working to get stuff set-up, everyone is participating. There are virtually no slackers. You can see the innards of the cool machines as they get set-up, and even help out sometimes (with the Artist's permission of course). Sunday evening is often a celebration for the workers who have (hopefully) completed their set-up. Many camps have dinners and such to reward the workers before everyone else shows up and the vibe changes...

Then the city fills up, and the vibe changes...

Then Friday comes and it all changes again...

Then Tuesday comes and it changes back...
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Post by BAS » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:57 pm

From what I have heard, Sunday, six months early, is REALLY different!
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Post by dragonpilot » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:57 pm

Listen...Sunday arrival is great! Get there about 9 PM or 10'ish...you'll be directed to the waiting area with hundreds of others in their cars/RVs/trucks/vans...and PARTAY! Count on someone setting up a sound system with dance tunes...then they open the gates at midnight and the lines of vehicles will slowly start to make their way thru...you'll go thru the Greeter's stations and then proceed to your campsite.

Travel is hazardous at night, esp if the dust is blowing, so be careful. We usually find a spot off the streets to park and sleep and reposition when the sun comes up...no rush...there's lots o' camp spots Monday morning.
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Post by goathead » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:42 am

Amway demostrations, prayer meetings mostly.

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Post by Napalm Demon » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:03 am

goathead wrote:Amway demostrations, prayer meetings mostly.
Hmm.. Amway AND prayer, must be a lot of SubGeniis that show up then for that combo to happen. :)

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Post by goathead » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:11 am

Napalm Demon wrote:
goathead wrote:Amway demostrations, prayer meetings mostly.
Hmm.. Amway AND prayer, must be a lot of SubGeniis that show up then for that combo to happen. :)
It sure isn't your grandpa's amyway meeting. And it all depends on what your praying for. LMAO
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Post by Sail Man » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:32 am

goathead wrote:
Napalm Demon wrote:
goathead wrote:Amway demostrations, prayer meetings mostly.
Hmm.. Amway AND prayer, must be a lot of SubGeniis that show up then for that combo to happen. :)
It sure isn't your grandpa's amyway meeting. And it all depends on what your praying for. LMAO
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Post by goathead » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:49 am

Sail Man wrote:
goathead wrote:
Napalm Demon wrote: Hmm.. Amway AND prayer, must be a lot of SubGeniis that show up then for that combo to happen. :)
It sure isn't your grandpa's amyway meeting. And it all depends on what your praying for. LMAO
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Post by robotland » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:49 am

However excited you are, remember that there are LEOs (Law Enforcement Officers) of several denominations that are looking for those "celebrating prematurely" so be careful with that Dashboard Cocktail until you're safely inside.
I usually arrive with my energy reserves at zero, having pushed myself for two days to drive out from my citadel on the shores of the Apokiliptika Strategic Freshwater Repository...Allow a little time for your body (and mind) to adjust to the altitude, heat and the fact that you are no longer driving down a dark Nevada road looking for cows at every turn. Drink some water and then trek out to The Man and loudly proclaim, "THIS is IT?!?!? A stick figure, standing on top of a giant copy of "On The Origin Of Species"?!?!"
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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:28 am

BLASPHEMY

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:08 am

usually, i start the week off kinda slow, maybe 2-3 hours of the Richard Simmons "Lose That Fat, You Fatty" videotape followed by a vegemite colonic.

Tuesday, i spend the day with a Tony Robbins impersonator stealing beer from the L.A. camps.

Wednesday, i begin to gear up for the coming craziness by attending a Naked Life Insurance Seminar and Chai Tea, hosted by the Hee-Bee-Gee-Bee Associated Prudential Met-State farm Organic and Trust.

Thursday, The vibe changes to full-on, Through the Sheet, Hasidic Sex Majick and by Friday, after a little Shit-Sue, a Cleveland Plate Camp participatory event, and a Playatini (one part vodka, two parts dust) i'm ready to Burn Some Shit.

Saturday, hell, i usually dont even know my where my CamelBack is by then so i resort to sticking a bottle of jack daniels up my ass, and farting backwards.

Sunday, well, i almost always go to church in gerlach, at Bruno's Temple of the Divine Ravioli, and praise the almighty for yet another Happy and Fulfilling burn.


Monday is generally reserved for Mooping and Methylphenidate.
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Post by Sail Man » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:22 pm

Simon, could I interest you in a Kirby vacuum cleaner? Handy for removing that un-wanted playa dust, and! if you install the hose on the exhaust port, makes a great drink mixer :D
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:03 pm

ummm, who told you about my "thing' with vacuum cleaners...

and then you start talking kirby to me...


i'm not sure if i know you well enough yet. This is all happening too fast.


besides, i keep my pocket dust devil with me the whole burn.


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Post by Sail Man » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:28 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:i'm not sure if i know you well enough yet. This is all happening too fast.
Heh heh heh, ya wanna see my Oreck, big boy? :wink:
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Post by diane o'thirst » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:06 am

Kirby, Oreck, yeah, those are sexy machines.

But only Dyson has BALLS.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:15 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
Sunday, well, i almost always go to church in gerlach, at Bruno's Temple of the Divine Ravioli, and praise the almighty for yet another Happy and Fulfilling burn.
You always know the Ravioli is fresh at Bruno's when he comes out of the kitchen
with new band-aids and blood dripping from his fingers.
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Post by Sail Man » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:43 am

diane o'thirst wrote:Kirby, Oreck, yeah, those are sexy machines.

But only Dyson has BALLS.
Ahh yes, they have the biggest balls of them all :wink:
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Post by klondike_bar » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:26 pm

Sail Man wrote:
diane o'thirst wrote:Kirby, Oreck, yeah, those are sexy machines.

But only Dyson has BALLS.
Ahh yes, they have the biggest balls of them all :wink:
i believe that you sir, are incorrect. ACDC has the biggest balls of all.

"some balls are held for charity, and some for fancy dress. but the balls that pick up litter are the kind that i like best!"

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Post by mdmf007 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:44 pm

Sorry folks -

I have been told I have the biggest balls of all. In fact, mine are so big they have their own gravitational field with orbiting satellites and debris.

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Post by Sail Man » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:40 am

mdmf007 wrote:Sorry folks -

I have been told I have the biggest balls of all. In fact, mine are so big they have their own gravitational field with orbiting satellites and debris.
:lol: So then, are those Klingons orbiting your black hole as well? :lol:
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Post by ygmir » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:30 pm

Sail Man wrote:
mdmf007 wrote:Sorry folks -

I have been told I have the biggest balls of all. In fact, mine are so big they have their own gravitational field with orbiting satellites and debris.
:lol: So then, are those Klingons orbiting your black hole as well? :lol:
you mean Uranus?.......
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Post by mdmf007 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:10 pm

ygmir wrote:
Sail Man wrote:
mdmf007 wrote:Sorry folks -

I have been told I have the biggest balls of all. In fact, mine are so big they have their own gravitational field with orbiting satellites and debris.
:lol: So then, are those Klingons orbiting your black hole as well? :lol:
you mean Uranus?.......
Lol- yup

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Post by Sail Man » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:49 am

mdmf007 wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Sail Man wrote: :lol: So then, are those Klingons orbiting your black hole as well? :lol:
you mean Uranus?.......
Lol- yup
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