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2002 or 2010?

Poll ended at Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:48 pm

2002
5
12%
2002
5
12%
2010
16
38%
2010
16
38%
 
Total votes: 42

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Post by TomServo » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:48 pm

This years burn was awesome! But then so was 2002.
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Post by bx1 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:55 pm

Umm... Last... Year... Was... Better...
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Post by TomServo » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:18 pm

bx1 wrote:Umm... Last... Year... Was... Better...
I missed 2009....but that wasn't the question. Comparison to 2002 was the talk on the playa this year. Or at least in my neighborhood.
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Post by Blompson » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:32 pm

Good thing this poll has plenty of options.

I'd vote 2010 over 2009 for me, personally, because I got out and interacted with people far more. I have no idea what 2002 was like. What other years did it rain? I didn't expect to enjoy that as much as I did.
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Post by TomServo » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:41 pm

Loricybin wrote:Good thing this poll has plenty of options.

I'd vote 2010 over 2009 for me, personally, because I got out and interacted with people far more. I have no idea what 2002 was like. What other years did it rain? I didn't expect to enjoy that as much as I did.
Sorry about that! But are two burns that stand out. Anyones free to add their favorite year.


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Post by lambert13 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:55 pm

2011
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Post by Holdini » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:04 pm

Was my first. So default. :P
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Post by shroom » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:04 pm

My first too............but doesn't everyone say next year will be better? 8)
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Post by BigCock » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:18 pm

Seriously? 2010 stacked up to 2002? I'd love to hear why.

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Post by littleflower » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:24 pm

2010 was a way better burn for me ..... but i didn't know about burningman in 2002, and i suspect that may have something to do with it.

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Post by TomServo » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:15 pm

Well, since I can't edit the poll, pretend you were at 2002
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Post by swampdog » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:01 am

Best burn by far for me this year. I can't claim 2002, but this beats 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2009 for me personally. 2005 was probably the next big standout because of the Borg2.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:43 pm

Personally for me, 2004 is the standout. I missed 2010, but 2002 was awesome, hard to believe 2010 was "better".
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Post by TomServo » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:25 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Personally for me, 2004 is the standout. I missed 2010, but 2002 was awesome, hard to believe 2010 was "better".
I would find it hatd to believe as well, but 2010 was equally awesome!... we even had boats!
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Post by BigCock » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:29 pm

Great to hear this year was so good. I didn't go but am mighty curious as to why folks thought it was so.

Here are Cock's notes on the epic year of 2002: the Floating World theme was embraced by the community with incredible breadth and depth. There were all manner of fish and sea critters, ducks, mermaids and men, boats and sail-powered vehicles. Mindblowing big art including Slim's enormous duck bar, Jeremy Lute's lily pond and several other aquatic themed pieces, plus arguably David Best's grandest installation the Temple of Joy. After having been introduced to the playa in '98, el wire was widely used on the playa in 2002 such that the city was lit like never before. It was the first huge deployment of art cars which included Nautilus, Tom Cat's Whale, Ping and probably the most breathtaking and notable art car ever: La Contessa. Finally, the weather was outstanding with one little afternoon whiteout and rain soak. Definitely a breakthrough year in many regards.

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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:31 pm

I can say it was the best Burning Man stream ever

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Post by Thecatman » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:43 pm

2002 was my first year. It was half what 2010 was.
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Post by Fire_Moose » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:06 pm

Fer sure, this was the best, worst year evar
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Post by OnceTheDustClears » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:44 pm

2008.

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Post by junglesmacks » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:43 pm

Do enlighten me: What makes a year overall better than another? How are you grading this?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:51 pm

Pure cussedness.
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Post by Eric » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:11 pm

Since I wasn't there in 2002, I have to assume it sucked. The people who were there may have a different opinion, but there is no way my totally subjective "best year" would be one I missed.

This year, for me, was my Best Burn Ever.

Was it the art, the art cars, the lights, the rain, the white-outs.......

Nope. It was the interactions with people. Everything melded perfectly for me.

Best art year for me was probably 2006 or 2007. Favorite temple was 2007. Favorite man was 2003. Favorite man-burn was this year, even though I couldn't see most of it through the white-out on the 3:00 side (again- the interactions, and the hot boy on my lap, made it for me)

Like everything else Burning Man related, there is no correct answer.

Except it definitely wasn't 2002 for me
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Post by TomServo » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:32 pm

Eric wrote:Since I wasn't there in 2002, I have to assume it sucked. The people who were there may have a different opinion, but there is no way my totally subjective "best year" would be one I missed.

This year, for me, was my Best Burn Ever.

Was it the art, the art cars, the lights, the rain, the white-outs.......

Nope. It was the interactions with people. Everything melded perfectly for me.

Best art year for me was probably 2006 or 2007. Favorite temple was 2007. Favorite man was 2003. Favorite man-burn was this year, even though I couldn't see most of it through the white-out on the 3:00 side (again- the interactions, and the hot boy on my lap, made it for me)

Like everything else Burning Man related, there is no correct answer.

Except it definitely wasn't 2002 for me
Well, as I explained earlier, I can't edit the poll. But, no, 2002 was awesome. Soo, I guess this threads for old timers.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:47 am

BigCock wrote:
Here are Cock's notes on the epic year of 2002: the Floating World theme was embraced by the community with incredible breadth and depth. There were all manner of fish and sea critters, ducks, mermaids and men, boats and sail-powered vehicles. Mindblowing big art including Slim's enormous duck bar, Jeremy Lute's lily pond and several other aquatic themed pieces, plus arguably David Best's grandest installation the Temple of Joy. After having been introduced to the playa in '98, el wire was widely used on the playa in 2002 such that the city was lit like never before. It was the first huge deployment of art cars which included Nautilus, Tom Cat's Whale, Ping and probably the most breathtaking and notable art car ever: La Contessa. Finally, the weather was outstanding with one little afternoon whiteout and rain soak. Definitely a breakthrough year in many regards.
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Post by TomServo » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:56 am

I miss La Contessa! Woke up to a fucking Galleon parked outside my camp.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:51 am

1996 you clowns. Everything else is a pale imitation.

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Post by kman » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:48 am

2002 rocked harder than I could believe, for so many reasons. Personal issues made it rough in some ways, however.

2010 was the best burn yet, personally, except that I was solo and didn't have my wife along, which was so sad. Hopefully next year she'll be able to rejoin me out there.

Some of the art (and art cars... La Contessa, Moby Dick, sigh) were better in 2002, some were better in 2010.

I think I have to call it a draw!

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Post by Fire_Moose » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:27 pm

1969 was the actual best year of burning man. It was held near Bethel, New York.

1990 thru present are mild compared to that lone year.
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