Webcams on the Playa

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gladeye
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Webcams on the Playa

Post by gladeye » Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:26 pm

Where are they this year? I won't be able to go to BM this time around and I'd love to get some voyeuristic peeks as things unfold. I had to miss 2 years ago as well and there was an "official" webcam running high above center camp. It even had audio that varied between Burning Man radio and the walkie talkie frequencies of people trying to find each other ("No! We're in front of the YELLOW flaming goat, not the Blue!"). With all the wi-fi that keeps increasing each year, there's gotta be some cams besides the water tower somewhere.
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coming soon

Post by lawcat420 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:53 pm

I guess we will see something soon. Usually hits around Thursday it seems for the last couple years. They do have the TV free BM which is updated daily with stuff from the scene. :lol: http://www.current.tv/burningman/

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Post by BigCock » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:55 pm

That was great! Thanks lawcat. Definitely looking forward to the next day's clip.

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WEB CAM IS UP!

Post by lawcat420 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:43 pm

check the BM home page for link :o

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Post by BigCock » Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:37 am

woo, looks like they got a bit of wind on Thursday.

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correction: Wednesday.

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dusty Weds

Post by chrispburn » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:45 pm

yes, there was a report in the Reno Star Gazette that the winds were so strong, that the white out forced them to close the gate for two hours.

yuck!

so there's always a plus side to missing it:

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from SFgate.com

There was a really fierce sandstorm on Wednesday, one so bad that it reminded a correspondent who has been to both Burning Man and Iraq of conditions he found with the troops. You can't see more than a few feet in front of your face when it is really blowing, and all the gorgeous desert landscape and art is obscured. But there is also a terrible beauty to seeing the day turned into night by the swirling playa dust, and people seem to watch out for each other even more than they normally do here, which is a lot.

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From Klamath Falls Herald & News


September 1, 2006

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. - By 5 p.m. Wednesday the dust cloud had descended on Burning Man and swallowed it whole.

Visibility 20 feet. Dirt blasting into vehicles even with the windows closed. Festival organizers shut the entrance gates for two hours, creating a five-mile back-up of anxious partyers increasingly ready to burst.

“Let us in,” a man wailed as other drivers honked their horns each time the dust cleared briefly.

“Stop honking your horns!” a gate attendant shouted back over a bullhorn, prompting more honks.

Meanwhile, 10 miles down the road in tiny Gerlach, Nev., townsfolk just shook their heads.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:48 am

Mother Nature says: you never call, you never write, have some fucking dust.

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