Other festivals

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Post by CaverX » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:45 am

I knew I recognized that site. Damn I almost took it seriously... again
Even more scary, is that I know people who are certain that entire article is true.
And it almost is. :lol:

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:57 am

Paris is great this time of year. It's rioting season! :)
Great chicks, decent food and plenty of things to burn! French police cars are very light and easy to tip over. Make your reservations today!

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Post by ygmir » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:14 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Paris is great this time of year. It's rioting season! :)
Great chicks, decent food and plenty of things to burn! French police cars are very light and easy to tip over. Make your reservations today!

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When's the next riot/street faire?

Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:46 pm

Quelle dommage, it was just called off:
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Fre ... 65823.html

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Post by brushfire on the playa » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:34 pm

my top ones, other than burning man would probably be coachella and reggae rising (which was canceled this year :cry: ) coachella is pretty expensive, but if the lineup is good, it's worth the trek, the time and the money. reggae is fairly priced, you get to camp along the river (which is great in the intense heat) and everyone just wants to party, which is good because everyone's down to get fucked up.

but still, burning man trumps all the other festivals I've been to.
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bigger and better next year, every year...

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Re: Other festivals

Post by parkerpugs » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:31 pm

Symbiosis gathering is looking to be amazing this year out at Pyramid Lake for the eclipse.

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Re: Other festivals

Post by BlackRockCityPimp » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:33 am

In addition to Burningman I like to attend a few other events.

Maker Faire (east and west coast)
Shambala (canadian music fest)
Hot August Nights (cars in reno)
Kinetic Races (west coast pedal power)
Fire Arts Festival (west coast)
Bonnaroo (east coast music fest)

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Re: Other festivals

Post by gyre » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:54 am

BlackRockCityPimp wrote:Bonnaroo (east coast music fest)
You may want to check geography before heading out.

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Re: Other festivals

Post by AbundantChoice » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:10 am

If you want another festival that centers around fire, but in a totally different way, check out the Festival de las Fallas over in Valencia. Basically these groups create massive satirical parodical statues of celebrities, politicians, etc. Then over a week there are crazy parades, "percussive" fireworks "concerts", masquerades, etc. This is capped by a "driving the devils out of town" parade with a crapton of fire and fireworks. Then, on the last night, they burn all the fallas statues to the ground. And they can get HUGE. It's not something I can do every year, but it's totally awesome. Plus, paella.

As for other festivals that don't require crossing the ocean, I generally make it to Coachella every year (this year will be my 11th). I also really like getting up to MUTEK in Montreal whien I can (usually ends up being every other year). In many respects it's the opposite of BM; lots of 'high concept' electronic music / video installations that inspire more "sit back and scratch your goatee in contemplation" sort of stuff. Even the straight up dance parties are of the more abstract/minimal variety.
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Re: Other festivals

Post by BlackRockCityPimp » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:04 am

gyre wrote:
BlackRockCityPimp wrote:Bonnaroo (east coast music fest)
You may want to check geography before heading out.

Dont have to, TN is nowhere near the west coast. In fact Tennesee is so far from the west coast I can get there from Miami with only one day of driving.

Maybe you thought Coachella? Thats a western event. B and C are close in the alphabet so I can totally understand the confusion. Maybe we can move Tennesee for eplaya so its no longer so close to Florida and the reast of the eastern usa.

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Re: Other festivals

Post by gyre » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:15 pm

I know I'm a thousand miles from any coast.

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Re: Other festivals

Post by moonrise » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:44 pm

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