"Suspicious Characters"

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Post by BirthdayBabb » Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:38 am

Hey, did anyone else notice this?
I was at the ashes of the man after the burn; probably after 1:00 am., and I saw some people who just didn't seem to fit in. I saw them at the campfire/wax/bongo jam a little while later. After a week of wandering around alone all night every night with 30,000 plus strangers (friends) this was the only time I was scared. GOD BLESS HOME!!

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Post by drowned_saved » Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:17 am

can't quite put my finger on it, but there's something fishy about that raskolnikov character.

something on his mind...eating at him.
i wonder what it could be?

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Post by dman » Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:53 am

It was probably me. I have that effect on people sometimes. My hippy friends' friends think I'm a narc and my business friends' friends think I'm a hippy. Just my lot in life to be stuck in the middle of the road, I guess.

If it was me, no worries, as I'm usually harmless. That's even my nickname most of the time, but people often shorten it to just "U".

As in, "Hey U, don't do that!", or "Hey U, I told you not to do that!", or "Hey U, now look what you've done!"

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Post by BirthdayBabb » Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:28 am

No, I am serious. Maybe there was a Presidential daughter, or niece, or some Senators kid in Black Rock City?? I couldn't decide if these guys were looking for someone or looking out for someone.

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Post by Tancorix » Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:07 am

There was a Senator in BRC this year, but after the man burned I don't remember much after dancing in the ashes, almost stepping on the spike nails, and then next thing I know I was dancing by reorient and the sun was coming up.

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Post by Chai Guy » Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:57 pm

I had a gig working in rather close proximity to the daughter of a very important elected offical once. This job took place in an outdoor environment and the thing that always freaked me out wasn't when I could see the protection, it was when I couldn't, because I knew they were always there, and I was probably in some sniper's scope. I swear the hairs on the back of my neck would just be standing straight up!

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Post by Badger » Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:30 pm

Was her name Amy?
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Post by Chai Guy » Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:51 pm

Nope, Chelsea

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Post by Badger » Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:46 pm

I saw some people who just didn't seem to fit in. I saw them at the campfire/wax/bongo jam a little while later. After a week of wandering around alone all night every night with 30,000 plus strangers (friends) this was the only time I was scared.
Sounds like you stumbled on a herd of Rangers off-duty.
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Post by antron » Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:02 pm

i was out to dinner in palo alto when chelsea was a student there. we sat at a table next to her. (no good gossip...she was dating a dullard who only talked about himself all night.) we left, and walking out of the restaurant. my date asked me "hmmm i thought there'd be some kind of security around for her..." and then at the thunk of a power door lock. she whirled around and looked at the green suburban parked right in front with blacked-out windows where there were 4 offensive lineman size secret service observing everything.

"oh so i guess they *are* here..."

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Post by BirthdayBabb » Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:32 am

These guys definitly were not Rangers! They were all 30-40ish, not a beer belly in sight. They all had one single glow stick on a string around thier necks, and they all had on slacks, & a collared shirt with a vest or light jacket over it. And nice, neat, short, recently barbered hair.
but mainly I saw absolutely NO smiles, that was what caught my eye in the first place. I was concerned the first guy I saw was having a really bad time, and then I saw ANOTHER non smiling dude, then four, then five......

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Post by Badger » Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:26 am

I was concerned the first guy I saw was having a really bad time, and then I saw ANOTHER non smiling dude, then four, then five......
Well, it takes a few days for them Baptists to warm up. They're pretty approachable by then.
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Post by McBidgeyFuggalo » Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:41 am

BirthdayBabb wrote:Hey, did anyone else notice this?
I was at the ashes of the man after the burn; probably after 1:00 am., and I saw some people who just didn't seem to fit in. I saw them at the campfire/wax/bongo jam a little while later. After a week of wandering around alone all night every night with 30,000 plus strangers (friends) this was the only time I was scared. GOD BLESS HOME!!
Well I am sorry that I have no idea whom of which you speak, but I must thank you for your post because I thought I was the only one wondering around all night everynight alone. Hey, I prolly was a suspicious character.
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Post by unjonharley » Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:06 am

Badger wrote: Well, it takes a few days for them Baptists to warm up. They're pretty approachable by then.


Fried you can't tell the differance between them and a AMway dealer.
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Post by DE FACTO » Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:10 am

Badger wrote: Well, it takes a few days for them Baptists to warm up. They're pretty approachable by then.


Ha.....That was really funny.

:lol:
even though...........

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Post by BirthdayBabb » Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:14 am

[quote="Tancorix"]There was a Senator in BRC this year.


Which Senator? My husbund guesses it was Hillary.







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Post by unjonharley » Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:20 am

[quote="BirthdayBabb"][quote="Tancorix"]There was a Senator in BRC


Which Senator? My husbund guesses it was Hillary.


If that much ugly had hit the playa we all would have known.
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Post by precipitate » Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:56 pm

> These guys definitly were not Rangers! They were all 30-40ish, not a
> beer belly in sight.

Hee. This was your first year, eh?

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Post by technopatra » Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:59 pm

unjonharley wrote:
BirthdayBabb wrote:
Tancorix wrote:There was a Senator in BRC


Which Senator? My husbund guesses it was Hillary.


If that much ugly had hit the playa we all would have known.
As opposed to the mug on Sen. Smith? http://gsmith.senate.gov/

Gimme Hil, any day.

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Post by Badger » Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:35 pm

At least Hillary wasn't cursed with Diane Feinstein's hair.
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Post by unjonharley » Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:06 pm

Janet had the corner on the market for ugly
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Post by stuart » Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:20 pm

weren't we supposed to be good burners and say that everyone on the playa was beautiful? I mean, hanging out on this board for any period of time would give you that impression, no?

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Post by unjonharley » Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:31 pm

O K they are pretty. aaaa oh skip it
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Post by BirthdayBabb » Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:41 am

precipitate wrote:> These guys definitly were not Rangers! They were all 30-40ish, not a
> beer belly in sight.

Hee. This was your first year, eh?
First of many, many, many.
But virgin or not, I can see a cop a mile away, and these guys were Professional Cops. They really reminded me of Secret Service, 'cause they were always scanning the crowd. So I figure they were either gaurding someone, or LOOKING for someone. The latter gave me pause, as I didn't want to end up in the middle of an apprehension gone awry.



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Post by Bob » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:22 am

"Bongo jam"?
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Post by III » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:10 pm

>>they were always scanning the crowd

sounds like a ranger to me. some of em spend so much time on duty that they get that habit even when they're off.
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Post by BirthdayBabb » Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:49 am

Bob wrote:"Bongo jam"?
Yeah, it's kinda like Toe Jam, but with a groovier beat, and you can dance to it.





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hmmmmm

Post by dj big E » Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:38 pm

possibly a prank ? lmao remember those fun things the pranks lmao.And anyways the last thing i wanted to do at that time on sat sun night was follow around suspected narcs i was busy with fire tornado machine ,space cowboys and tacos frying my brain etc.lmao

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Post by Badger » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:27 pm

I can see a cop a mile away, and these guys were Professional Cops. They really reminded me of Secret Service,
Definitely Chupacabra Policia.
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Post by Chai Guy » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:41 pm

more like this....????

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Or more like this.....????
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