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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by MyDearFriend » Wed May 03, 2017 9:24 am

sparklerice wrote:
Unfortunately this idea won't come to fruition. Maybe it was the poor planning, and lack of foresight.
Hahahahaha, Graidawg & I, in 2014 or '15, after talking about this for several years :lol: we finally set up "Procrastination Camp" on the edge of our village. It consisted of: one folded tarp, one plastic milk crate half-filled with miscellaneous gear, and a sign. Sorry I don't have a photo, we meant to take one but...

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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by Savannah » Fri May 05, 2017 5:20 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
sparklerice wrote:
Unfortunately this idea won't come to fruition. Maybe it was the poor planning, and lack of foresight.
Hahahahaha, Graidawg & I, in 2014 or '15, after talking about this for several years :lol: we finally set up "Procrastination Camp" on the edge of our village. It consisted of: one folded tarp, one plastic milk crate half-filled with miscellaneous gear, and a sign. Sorry I don't have a photo, we meant to take one but...

8)
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Re: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by Elliot » Fri May 05, 2017 10:16 pm

kaylabird87 wrote:
Chowski wrote: (...) on their way to that perfect Instagram shot doing yoga in feathers in front of the temple.
I have a plan to disrupt these as performance art.

Across the boards, I've been reading words from the Bros/EDM circuit plans as they try to "shame" fat people out of BRC so that they aren't in these photos. The obvious way to address this is to ensure fat people are in every photo.

Stay tuned. Visualize hippo ballerinas in Fantasia.
It may get me beat up, but we shall see...
If I can find The Manly Tutu, and I start eating 10,000 calories a day right now... may I join in?

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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by gaminwench » Sat May 06, 2017 1:36 am

Hey, Elliot, maybe you and I could hold down the 'old, wrinkly' part of the hippo ballet. 8)
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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by some seeing eye » Sat May 06, 2017 8:34 am

Burning Man's own chipper chip promotes festivals. One wonders what monies are exchanged between millionaires in the act?

That results in such chipper headlines as:

Is the Fyre F*TM Fall from Grace a Low Point for the Festival Industry?
F* F*TM, A Lofty Vision of Mindful Edutainment?
E* F*TM: How a Festival Straddles Its Country's Cultural Heritage with a Nod to the Future
Russia Just Took EDM Festival Stage Design to the Next Level: Hold on to your Eyeballs
DisneyTM Steps Into the Festival Game with E*TM
Three Transformational Workshops at O* U* A F*TM We Loved
Why C* R* M* & A* F*TM Is a Model for the Festival World
The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Festival Fan$
and
5 All-Natural Ways to Combat Festival Dust

With a banner ad: Find lodging at *TM for your next festival

It's the USA Today of the Festival IndustryTM, with headlines from the PR school of happy :) banality.

(It's all A-OK to promote the Nevada regional on a chipper website, because it brings more of the "right kind of people" to the event, right?)
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Re: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by kaylabird87 » Sun May 07, 2017 7:14 pm

You're in, Prima ballerina.


Elliot wrote:
kaylabird87 wrote:
Chowski wrote: (...) on their way to that perfect Instagram shot doing yoga in feathers in front of the temple.
I have a plan to disrupt these as performance art.

Across the boards, I've been reading words from the Bros/EDM circuit plans as they try to "shame" fat people out of BRC so that they aren't in these photos. The obvious way to address this is to ensure fat people are in every photo.

Stay tuned. Visualize hippo ballerinas in Fantasia.
It may get me beat up, but we shall see...
If I can find The Manly Tutu, and I start eating 10,000 calories a day right now... may I join in?
"Some (women) just want to watch the world burn."

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Re: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by kaylabird87 » Sun May 07, 2017 7:16 pm

Sup Lucky...just seeing this now. I'll DM you—not in this forum, elsewhere within the interwebz...
lucky420 wrote:
What boards? What articles? Please share
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Re: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by vargaso » Tue May 09, 2017 2:11 pm

kaylabird87 wrote:
Chowski wrote: (...) on their way to that perfect Instagram shot doing yoga in feathers in front of the temple.
I have a plan to disrupt these as performance art.

Across the boards, I've been reading words from the Bros/EDM circuit plans as they try to "shame" fat people out of BRC so that they aren't in these photos. The obvious way to address this is to ensure fat people are in every photo.

Stay tuned. Visualize hippo ballerinas in Fantasia.
It may get me beat up, but we shall see...
Could you include a screenshot or two of comments suggesting this kind of thing? I wouldn't be surprised but it's so specific it pricks up my BS detector.

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Re: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by kaylabird87 » Tue May 09, 2017 3:50 pm

Here's one. I'm not going to go back and find anymore—Google exsists if you want more examples; I'm sick of rereading the shit.

PS.
Your BS detector needs recalibrating.
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Could you include a screenshot or two of comments suggesting this kind of thing? I wouldn't be surprised but it's so specific it pricks up my BS detector.
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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by Ratty » Tue May 09, 2017 4:44 pm

Hummmmm. Plans to disrupt? That screenshot is 18 months ago. But what do I know?
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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by lucky420 » Tue May 09, 2017 5:16 pm

Pretty sure those assholes have the same mindset today :x
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Re: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by vargaso » Tue May 09, 2017 5:21 pm

kaylabird87 wrote:Here's one. I'm not going to go back and find anymore—Google exsists if you want more examples; I'm sick of rereading the shit.

PS.
Your BS detector needs recalibrating.
vargaso wrote:
Could you include a screenshot or two of comments suggesting this kind of thing? I wouldn't be surprised but it's so specific it pricks up my BS detector.
That post is from a year and half ago, so if anything was planned, they must have not gone through with it last year. Even so, it's sad people think this way. That said, my BS detector was accurate, there are/were no plans to stage fat shaming acts.

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Re: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by kaylabird87 » Wed May 10, 2017 6:13 pm

Via just this screen shot? Sure—in a very literal context.
There is a thread floating around on Reddit that is particularly damning as well, but as stated in my former response, I just don't care to dredge it all up again.

You're right about the age of the posts—this all stuff I've found from the past, and nothing current history pointing toward this year specifically. Maybe the people who posted all this stuff don't even go anymore? Who am I to know.

At this point, I'm going to follow the sage advice of friends and acquaintances, and not put too much worry or concern into what others are doing at BRC.

I sincerely doubt there will be a problem.
And if something happens? I don't need to invest time/money/energy into returning.

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vargaso wrote:
kaylabird87 wrote:Here's one. I'm not going to go back and find anymore—Google exsists if you want more examples; I'm sick of rereading the shit.

PS.
Your BS detector needs recalibrating.
vargaso wrote:
Could you include a screenshot or two of comments suggesting this kind of thing? I wouldn't be surprised but it's so specific it pricks up my BS detector.
That post is from a year and half ago, so if anything was planned, they must have not gone through with it last year. Even so, it's sad people think this way. That said, my BS detector was accurate, there are/were no plans to stage fat shaming acts.
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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by kaylabird87 » Wed May 10, 2017 6:22 pm

Yeah, my original post way back before the guy asked for the screen shot isn't worded well. I can see where the question came up, and why it was inferred.

The bad that I've stumbled upon isn't directly pointing to this year—but a generality. I think the Reddit thread was fairly outdated too (and was the primary driver). I'm not feeling feisty enough/have the heart to go hunt and cite down all the crap said against larger bodies again. Just nasty threads.

BUT also to note:

When I went to go find the screen shot yesterday, and Googled what I remembered...about an equal amount of body positive results showed up in the results.

The overall concern may be null.

Ratty wrote:Hummmmm. Plans to disrupt? That screenshot is 18 months ago. But what do I know?
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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by maladroit » Thu May 11, 2017 9:39 am

The concern is misplaced. The people who participate in Burning Man are so very different from the story told by Serious Photographers that you'll soon understand why we get so irritated with media portrayal of the event. It is probably the most accepting place in the world for all body types and clothing choices. And if a herd of disillusioned fratbros says something negative, odds are they will be told to fuck off by everyone in earshot.

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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by Aurelia » Thu May 11, 2017 12:57 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by some seeing eye » Fri May 12, 2017 4:23 pm

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... ttle-naive

Disgruntled Fyre Festival ticket holder employs "celebrity law firm" to sue in $100M class action. Named are organizer McFarland, JaRule and 50 "does" (John Doe etc.)

and

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2 ... idnt-exist

Social media "influencers" the "Fyre Tribe" warned by the FTC over unfair trade practices.

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Re: Fyre Festival: I cannot stop laughing.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat May 13, 2017 6:10 am

"And if a herd of disillusioned fratbros says something negative, odds are they will be told to fuck off by everyone in earshot."


yes.

they most certainly will.

i will personally tell the offenders to "fuck off"...

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