The basic problem with modern BRC

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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by FlyingMonkey » Sat May 18, 2019 8:17 pm

Token wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:09 am
Riding Mowers are a fantastic base for an MV or disabled vehicle placard owners.

Make it happen!

Besides, Culture Jamming is at the heart of the ethos...

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I was thinking more hovercraft than mower. get'em registered & don't go over 5 MPH.
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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun May 19, 2019 9:20 pm

Between ‘99 and ‘01 I built several MVs based on riding mowers.
I regeared them to go lots faster, but I didn’t have the mower decks under them.

Back then there was a guy who brought a regular gas powered push mower, and he’d fire it up and walk around “mowing”, throwing a ton of dust. It was awesome.

But then, that’s when Burning Man was cool.
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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon May 20, 2019 5:40 am

remember how awful the weather was in 2015?


2019: hold my kombucha.
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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by wraith » Fri May 24, 2019 3:18 am

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 pm
There have been so many instances where Stingray has been used "improperly". It's surprising what technology is actually available to local law enforcement.
Every little 3-man sherriff's office in the US has milsurp these days, bought with global war on terror funding.

It's not surprising.
Simon of the Playa wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:40 am
remember how awful the weather was in 2015?


2019: hold my kombucha.
Here's hoping for dust. :twisted:

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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:28 am

wraith wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:18 am
FlyingMonkey wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 pm
There have been so many instances where Stingray has been used "improperly". It's surprising what technology is actually available to local law enforcement.
Every little 3-man sherriff's office in the US has milsurp these days, bought with global war on terror funding.

It's not surprising.
Simon of the Playa wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:40 am
remember how awful the weather was in 2015?


2019: hold my kombucha.
Here's hoping for HAIL. :twisted:




fixed that for you.


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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by Lonesomebri » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:03 am

I'll just leave this here to boil the blood. Lots of implications...
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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by wandererbkb » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:28 am

Isn't it possible for them to just park their RV in the open camping area?

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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:36 am

Lonsomebri, good catch. You should send that to the czar of cultural direction setting.

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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by Molotov » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:19 am

There is a lot of "Park and Leave" parking out by the DPW fuel depot and Wet Spot at 5:30 and way the hell out there past L. I know some camps (including our ESD work camps) that direct their members to leave their cars out there after unloading since there isn't enough room to park them in camp.

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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:26 am

Mr Molotov, good information. The vehicle pass situation has been flat at 27K? for several years, I can't remember if that goes up under the EIS. But a sudden parking problem BRC does not have.
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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by Lonesomebri » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:06 pm

I'm guessin the people looking for parking know what they are doing (or hopefully a BMorg sting operation), they want to be closer to the action, not compete for the dwindling open space, but don't want obligations or responsibilities. They are willing to pay for that.

A camp can ask for more space, for more customers (replace terms with $5 words of your choice). Less space for open campers, so people are forced to buy in for space.

Here, they want a camp to rent their BMorg allotted space, which has displaced someone else who didn't buy in. This is so close to how big established camps do it now anyway. Every year the indignities grow.

If I had a camp that only rented out parking spots, and used that income to attend myself, and provide myself with an art vehicle, and hire a DJ, as long as I write off the vehicle and DJ on my "for the community" application form, it's cool, right?

The "joyous travellers in this wonderful journey of discovery"© who pay my parking lot attendants are contributing to the event monetarily, which has been argued is enough, I'm providing shit trying to get laid and stoke my ego, oops, I mean give to the community, and my lot would allow those bucket listers a place to park where they can check out what Burners do. Winning everywhere.

God, I hope this is a sting.
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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:52 am

“hey buddy...i got some backstage passes i’m looking to sell too”
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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by mgb327 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:50 am

Hey! Let's get rich! I made 800 of these for this year....
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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by Ratty » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:35 am

I love mine and wear it a lot. I had a knowledgeable burner ask me if it was real. It makes peoples mind fall into a hole. Love it.
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Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Post by some seeing eye » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:22 am

Hahaha MGB, well played. Obviously the problem with modern BRC is a lack of all access passes. Maybe next year, it could have some QR codes that lead to interesting places!
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