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Best time to leave?

Post by Rebeccakaplan17 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:23 pm

Is it easy to leave right after the man burns on Saturday night or will we still hit traffic ?

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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by rbgilbert » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:52 pm

You're not the only one with the idea of leaving right after the burn, so, yes, there will be traffic. Gate crew suggests waiting until 2 AM after the burn. http://gate.burningman.com/faq-gate.php

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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by BBadger » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:17 pm

We once left around 10:30 or something the next morning and it was clear driving. That was years ago though.
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by Admiral Fukkit » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:59 pm

Right after the man burns is such a common great idea that it's almost the most common time to leave.

Anything between Saturday night and Monday evening is going to be the heaviest.

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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:02 pm

Monday really early in the morning.
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by Token » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:34 am

If not having exodus traffic is a really big deal for you, baring weather events, best time to leave is Saturday evening before the man burns.

Any time after the burn will be a crapshoot.

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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:52 am

Token wrote:If not having exodus traffic is a really big deal for you, baring weather events, best time to leave is Saturday evening before the man burns.

Any time after the burn will be a crapshoot.
Before the man burns? That's just crazy talk :D
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by Token » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:32 am

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Before the man burns? That's just crazy talk :D
You would be surprised at how many folks don't go to that burn but rather hang back at camps partying. :wink:

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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by Ratty » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:46 am

The man burn is my favorite night. Not to watch him burn, but to see all of the MVs and art cars. There's no other time to see them all together and standing still. You can talk to the owners and soak in their beauty.
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by FIGJAM » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:14 pm

I left right before the burn my first year because of the 8 hr entry line.

I just couldn't face exodus. :oops:
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by Skuzzy61 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:15 pm

We left Tuesday morning, after all the burns. There was one other one leaving as well. Yep, that will be our plan from now on. I remember someone trying to leave Monday night and they came back and told us there was a 6 hour wait to get out.

Although, I seem to recall them closing the gates due to some under age person being missing, so there is that.
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:10 pm

Can I change my answer to NEVER!. Don't make me go back to defaultia, CNN, FOX, The Orange Man with weird hair.......
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by cranberries » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:06 am

Skuzzy61 wrote:We left Tuesday morning, after all the burns. There was one other one leaving as well. Yep, that will be our plan from now on. I remember someone trying to leave Monday night and they came back and told us there was a 6 hour wait to get out.

Although, I seem to recall them closing the gates due to some under age person being missing, so there is that.
I volunteer with GP+E and I'm doing an Exodus shift on Monday and leaving Tuesday. Last year I didn't have a volunteer shift on the Monday but I didn't leave until Tuesday because my co-driver had Rangering. And TBH, last year it was a little sad and lonely to watch all of my lovely campmates pack up and drive away, one by one. This year I'll have volunteering to stay busy, and then I'll hang out at the Man Burn and watch the DPW folks burn stuff and shoot flames everywhere. And driving straight out on Tuesday without waiting in line (or going 10 mph the whole way) isn't bad either :).

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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by Skuzzy61 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:21 am

I think there were still 3 RV's, in the main camp, when we left that morning. It was sad to watch the space around us open up, but worth the wait.
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by BBadger » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:35 pm

Ratty wrote:The man burn is my favorite night. Not to watch him burn, but to see all of the MVs and art cars. There's no other time to see them all together and standing still. You can talk to the owners and soak in their beauty.
Yeah, I love the atmosphere more than anything. There's a certain magic in seeing the pilgrimage of glowing people and cars massing towards the center of the playa for the big event. I remember my first where there was a huge throbbing sound from the art cars as apocalyptic clouds of dust were rolling in towards the burn.
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by Traveller in Time » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:53 pm

Im curious how the arms will rise inside the pagoda
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by AntiM » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:04 pm

Traveller in Time wrote:Im curious how the arms will rise inside the pagoda
I'm going to guess he will rise out of the pagoda, then fling his arms in the air like he just don't care.

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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by Traveller in Time » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:14 pm

then ignites the rockets and fly away like superman

I would not miss the man burn. (topic)
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by gaminwench » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:39 pm

I'm with Ratty.
The circle of MVs is kind of my last best chance to find friends I might have missed during the week and to see all of the new MVs.

One stop shop.

After walking the circle, I usually head back into camp to pose as Security during the burn.
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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by lucky420 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:25 pm

AntiM wrote:
Traveller in Time wrote:Im curious how the arms will rise inside the pagoda
I'm going to guess he will rise out of the pagoda, then fling his arms in the air like he just don't care.

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Re: Best time to leave?

Post by Sham » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:33 pm

AntiM wrote:
Traveller in Time wrote:Im curious how the arms will rise inside the pagoda
I'm going to guess he will rise out of the pagoda, then fling his arms in the air like he just don't care.
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