So who is still going?

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:23 am

Pretty sure the tribe can close some of that road to all but residents. They’ve had the 445 closed for a couple of months now. The 447 is open and has been. People have been camping up there since early summer.

One of the citizens of Gerlach took a poll regarding if they wanted visitors to stop in town. It was about 50/50 I believe
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by XPTom » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:33 am

homo ardentum wrote:
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Just got off the phone with the head Winneucca BLM guy in charge of Black Rock. There is not, nor will there be a BLM closure order for the Playa. Not enough time or interest to get one set up.......


I imagine the number of Bureau of Land Management rangers volunteering to work the Covid 2020 fest is pretty small. This may be the first time cops in Nixon don't ticket speeders.
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:39 am

Wow... no closure order... if you really can get away with showing up anyway, this will be the best thing to happen to Burning Man. It'll bomb it back to the stone age, exactly like a lot of us wanted.
No plug & plays, no rules and regulations, no spectators, no easy way to get there and take care of yourself.
Just like the old days. Hell, that would renew my interest in it!
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Post by some seeing eye » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:29 pm

I would buy takeout ravioli from Brunos. Not sure what is going on at Summer Lake hot springs. BRC dust is about 28?K cars breaking up the crust. Hmm.
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:26 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:39 am
Wow... no closure order... if you really can get away with showing up anyway, this will be the best thing to happen to Burning Man. It'll bomb it back to the stone age, exactly like a lot of us wanted.
No plug & plays, no rules and regulations, no spectators, no easy way to get there and take care of yourself.
Just like the old days. Hell, that would renew my interest in it!
Nah, BLM cops will still be out there, like juplaya
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:51 am

lucky420 wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:26 am

Nah, BLM cops will still be out there, like juplaya
Well, maybe not NO rules but way more like 1991. No Org would wipe out the spectators and make it hard to go again. I've cringed for years about the people who want it to be easy for anyone to go, wanting busses and flights and camps that supply them and all that Burning Man-ruining "progress".

If the Org goes down, and we really can show up out there, goddammit I think I'll be in.
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by cryoguy » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:55 pm

Had tickets for this year! Went for first time in 2017 and again 18, 19. It was great and has become a part of my and my wife’s life. We were disappointed when it was canceled. Made other plans after it was cancelled so cannot make it to the Playa this year, however, will make it next year no matter if it is official or not. If fact it would be great if only the diehards showed up, no permits, dispersed camping, LNT, bring your poop bags, and pee bottles!

Side note: Thinking going down the art car rat hole and turning my 2000 GMC Safari van into an art car. Anyone in the Los Angeles area that might want to collaborate on this, send me a private message.

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:33 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:51 am
lucky420 wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:26 am

Nah, BLM cops will still be out there, like juplaya
Well, maybe not NO rules but way more like 1991. No Org would wipe out the spectators and make it hard to go again. I've cringed for years about the people who want it to be easy for anyone to go, wanting busses and flights and camps that supply them and all that Burning Man-ruining "progress".

If the Org goes down, and we really can show up out there, goddammit I think I'll be in.
Agreed Capt
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:35 pm

There is something in my brain about this that I’m trying to recall.

It will eventually come back around and I’ll post... :mrgreen:
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Post by Ballpark » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:28 pm

One of the citizens of Gerlach took a poll regarding if they wanted visitors to stop in town. It was about 50/50 I believe
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Not so anymore they are hurting financially and want the business.

Have a look here.

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:03 pm

There’s a big camp going out, super social distancing, safe camping I can’t remember the name of camp or where I saw this...

Maybe I dreamed it

It will come to me eventually
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:05 pm

Empire is closed as of the other day, reported by a Gerlachian

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by Ballpark » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:12 pm

Yeah, I went by Friday and it is indeed closed up.

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by homo ardentum » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:14 am

I agree with Admiral Fukkit...it would indeed be something special. Like a time machine! A one time opportunity.
I’m weighing that against getting psychologically ready in two weeks instead of the normal 8 months. Also do I really want to do a crash prep into my dusty pile of crap? :roll:

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Post by Ballpark » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:49 pm

:mrgreen: :coffee:

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:34 am

No campfires this year, State has a “no campfires” moratorium for the entire state right now
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by Burning Compass » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:40 pm

Hi Fam, I was going to buy a van to make into a cabin on wheel today (been shopping a while) and it just wasn't a good fit for where I'm at. I was going to use it to head out this weekend from Chicago to camp in the desert with my daughter (and possibly my co-parent). So sorry I can't make it but I'll be with you in spirit and then again we will see where spirit brings us all next year. If you can make it, and are coming through Chicago (and back) I'd love to know and hop a ride with you. Happy to share on the bus fair and such, although I don't see that happening at the moment.

I Love you All A Lot and I've been missing you all so much, happy 2020 burn all.

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:02 am

If you mean a used van, DO NOT buy one and take off immediately on a trip.
Own it and drive it around a while first and find out what shape it’s really in.
Otherwise you’ll probably generate a great story.
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:14 am

I think the best thing for any new burner would be to go this year.
Real self reliance. Real participation.
Show up this year, and you’re a real burner and ready for the rest of whatever happens in upcoming years.
I’d be headed there now but the First Mate has a few issues that are preventing us from going anywhere right now.
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by cryoguy » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:37 am

Come hell or high water, we are going. Scrapped our original plans for Labor Day weekend. Heading to the Playa Friday Sept 4, two or three nights on the Playa, then back home. It should be interesting to see how many people make the journey.

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by GreyCoyote » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:29 pm

Well, fuck a Trumpian duck. It is 3 minutes to terminal midnight for us humans yet all these magnificent, dusty misfits will not quit just because the BORG took a year off and some random virus wants to totally kill us, and the BLM now has guns that are belt-fed. What could POSSIBLY go wrong with this idea? :mrgreen:

Even now, during all of this, The Man burns on. I love you fuckos.

Except for Capt Goddammit... Dude, I seriously hate you. I had JUST settled down into my old age and I had largely convinced myself that “Burningman is done” when this text came across my phone.

“WANNA DO BURNINGMAN?”

Oh, for Dogs sake. Just shoot me. But his logic was flawless and seductive: The universe is closed-up. We’re all going to die eventually, so WHY NOT make some mischief in the dust the Old School way? Hmmm?

I hate that man when he makes sense.

Capt: are you actually game or are you just blowing dust about this? Because I think (think?) I’m in.

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:25 pm

First Mate has some things preventing it from being possible otherwise I’d absolutely be there.
I’m 100% certain this is the most epic year in a long, long time.
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:37 am

Thinking Seplaya :coffee: :mrgreen:
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:46 am

I may throw a mattress in the back of my pickup and show up.
I’m really starting to believe this is the epic year. If it hadn’t been “cancelled” I’d have had no interest in going this year.
Now that it is, everything is different. It’s now exactly what us crusty old vets have been wanting.
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by Ballpark » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:44 am

My thoughts exactly.

Enroute

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by homo ardentum » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:56 am

I love the secret enthusiasm building for this activity! Here's a little tidbit for those who haven't seen it yet...
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yJj ... BEVuY/edit

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by M F Bonz » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:06 pm

I AM
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Re: So who is still going?

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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:44 pm

What is a pee pipe?
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Re: So who is still going?

Post by lucky420 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:45 pm

lucky420 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:44 pm
What is a pee pipe?
Looked it up
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