So uh, how do you describe Burning Man to people?

Share your views on the policies, philosophies, and spirit of Burning Man.
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Post by MandaMoon » Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:09 pm

What is Burning Man?

My playa friends and I decided on two definitions:
"a lucid dream"
"an adult playground"

but I like to say simply
"it's very unsanitary"

'cause I mean all the beautiful messiness of life, open hearts and free flying emotions, uncensored existence, not just dust and people sharing utensils.

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Post by chineseobelisk » Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:41 pm

It's like taking the red pill.
measuring the weight of smoke

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DESCRIBING BURNINGMWN

Post by jasbo » Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:59 am

IT'S LIKE "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KINE" ,
ITS LIKE "VAULT"DIZZZY LAND" THEME PARK (04),
ITS LIKE "WOODSTOCK" ON EL WIRE" , LAZERS & BLAZERS!!!
ITS HOW YOU "FAKE" IT,"MAKE" IT OR "BREAK" IT --(BURN IT)
ITS ALL ABOUT HOW YOU "PLAYA THE "GAME" ..... JASBO
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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:24 am

I'm only telling women about it from now on.

Just too many men!

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Post by baker » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:03 pm

It is what you make it the experience is in the eye of the beholder.For me I volunteer with the dpw and fernley electric weeks before then I enjoy the fruits of my labor at the event.If people ask questions tell them to buy a ticket and experience it for them selfs words just don't do it justice.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:44 am

It's very like a dragonfly, only it's not.

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Post by ZaphodBurner » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:04 pm

Black Rock City is an experiment in which artists and engineers rule the preachers and politicians. The Burning of the Man is the celebration of a successful result.
"The Red Baron is smart.. He never spends the whole night dancing and drinking root beer.. "-The WWI Flying Ace

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Post by Lassen Forge » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:29 pm

It's just a camping trip in one of the dryest, harshest, most alkaline places there is, with nasty winds and worse duststorms, and the people? Gawd! You wouldn't believe it... half-nekkid AND totally nekkid men and wimmin, music blasting all day and night, theme camps where insane rites and rituals take place, The only facilities are overfull portapotties that, well, you can imagine, amidst a cacaphony of insanity, and the art... wooh daisy, what art there is... Naw, don't go, you'll probably hate it. I keep going back and it gets the same every year. Don't bother - visit Disneyland or something... You won't like it there.

Did I remember to mention it's the best frigging place on the planet, and damn near paradise on earth? >>grins<< Oops - Forget I said that. You didn't hear that. Ignore the woman behind the curtain, etc., etc...

BB

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Post by mars » Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:06 pm

It's part Camping Trip,
part Disneyland,
part Pee Wee's Playhouse,
part Mad Max,
part Mardi Gras (including the fact that that's gone now but will be re-born as something different)
part Gay Pride,
part Rainbow Gathering,
part Grateful Dead Parking lot and show,
part pyromaniacs convention,
part strip club,
part Carnivale,
part 60's, part 70's part 80's part 90's and part future.
It's part coming home and part going somewhere you've never imagined.
It's part childhood re-lived and adulthood revised.
It's inspiration and disappointment.
It's the best and the worst.
It's the most and the least.
It's nothing like any of the above.
Live as if everyone loves you and thinks you look great. Dance as if no one is watching.

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Post by The Bass » Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:34 am

"it's a bunch of hippies dancing around in the desert... it's really dusty... you probably wouldn't like it"

if they make it past that screen, it's straight to the no-cash gift economy stuff.

** when they're about to buy their ticket and make plane reservations i warn 'em that there might be a lot of people in various altered states a lot of the time. shockingly enough, i have known virgins to be freaked out by this if not forewarned.

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Post by Elemental666 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:27 am

This was my first year so before the event I simply said "I'll let ya know in Sept."

Now that I've been, my answer is: "Just buy a fuckin ticket and find out for yourself. Burningman is to personal to answer that question. There are 35,000 different answers for that question this year. The only way to know is to go."
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Post by Driveway » Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:57 am

I met a newbie from North Carolina out on the playa.

We shared a djarum, placed the resultant moop in a film canister, and generally stared around.

"What do you think?" I asked him.

"It's like everything I could never imagine." He replied.
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