How many states. are represented at BM?

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From the West Coast

From the Mountain Time Zone
4
10%
From the Mountain Time Zone
4
10%
From the Midwest
5
13%
From the Midwest
5
13%
From East Coast
8
20%
From East Coast
8
20%
From Canada
3
8%
From Canada
3
8%
 
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How many states. are represented at BM?

Post by Clar-i-ty » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:33 pm

So, my hubby and I were just talking, and began to wonder, how many of the 50 states are represented. We're sure the continents are all represented, but how many countries? Are there burners from Alabama to West Virginia? From Albania to Zambia? Shout out, sound off, it's roll call time.
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Post by Playa Foot » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:10 am

Nataqua Territory

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Post by pizzamancer » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:13 am

Nagasaki, Japan
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Post by trystanthegypsy » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:29 am

I really doubt that Antarctica is well represented, though I heard they had a regional burn party there once. How long do you have to live there to be a citizen?


I mean, uh, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Not really a lot of African burners either, I would hazard to guess. I hope there are a few!

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Post by shroom » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:13 am

Georgia here!
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Post by ygmir » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:03 am

trystanthegypsy wrote:I really doubt that Antarctica is well represented, though I heard they had a regional burn party there once. How long do you have to live there to be a citizen?


I mean, uh, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Not really a lot of African burners either, I would hazard to guess. I hope there are a few!
I remember some Africaners (sp?) there..........
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Post by Fire_Moose » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:22 am

i think 17% of the BRC population are AZ burners
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Post by existential_renewal » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:35 am

Canada here.

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Post by Orchid » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:35 am

Eastern North Carolina here - the side of the state with 3 Burners. :(

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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:52 am

Utah... we had around 700 at our regional.

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Post by Jonix » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:29 am

Sweden here this year We Will be around 20 swedes flying over

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:45 am

States and countries represented just in Barbie Death Village:

STATES

California
Oregon
Washington
Nevada
Florida
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New York
Nebraska
Colorado
Alaska
Alabama
Texas
Arizona
Arkansas

COUNTRIES

U.S.A.
Canada
Australia
Italy
England
France
Czech Republic
Switzerland


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Post by kingtom » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:08 am

Coming from the hart of the Ozarks, North Western Arkansas.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:27 am

South Africa has a regional burn. I think it's pale-skins and not what some would call "natives." I should have a better sense, because I"ve seen footage, but yeah that htink about my poor visual memory may be true.
Okay, 50 U.S. states. Mexican states, starting with District Federale. Oaxaca I'm less sure about. Brazil has states. State of Confusion, Drunken State. Or did you mean "nations."
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Post by Clar-i-ty » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:06 am

ygmir wrote:
trystanthegypsy wrote:Not really a lot of African burners either, I would hazard to guess. I hope there are a few!
I remember some Africaners (sp?) there..........
We had some Africaners across the street from us in 2006. They invited us over for tea.
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Post by Thecatman » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:34 pm

Clar-i-ty wrote:Are there burners from Alabama to West Virginia?
They are the ones that'll put their transportation up on cinderblocks and drink PBR from 6am to 6am to 6am to 6am etc.

I'm about a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive south of the playa
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Post by ygmir » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:43 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:South Africa has a regional burn. I think it's pale-skins and not what some would call "natives." I should have a better sense, because I"ve seen footage, but yeah that htink about my poor visual memory may be true.
Okay, 50 U.S. states. Mexican states, starting with District Federale. Oaxaca I'm less sure about. Brazil has states. State of Confusion, Drunken State. Or did you mean "nations."
why separate South Africans by race?...........
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Post by Eric » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:00 pm

SF. Big ass surprise there. :)
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:24 pm

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:South Africa has a regional burn. I think it's pale-skins and not what some would call "natives." I should have a better sense, because I"ve seen footage, but yeah that htink about my poor visual memory may be true.
Okay, 50 U.S. states. Mexican states, starting with District Federale. Oaxaca I'm less sure about. Brazil has states. State of Confusion, Drunken State. Or did you mean "nations."
why separate South Africans by race?...........
Because if it was good enough by Pieter S. Botha, it should be good enough for us all!

By which I mean, Good question, Ygmir. I was using it as a proxy for income and cultural differences. I suspect that the South Africans who do attend are more likely to be of Dutch or English ancestry, than have Zulu ancestors. As always, the question of 'race' quickly becomes murky and I shoudl have more sense than to wade in those waters.
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Post by ygmir » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:28 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:South Africa has a regional burn. I think it's pale-skins and not what some would call "natives." I should have a better sense, because I"ve seen footage, but yeah that htink about my poor visual memory may be true.
Okay, 50 U.S. states. Mexican states, starting with District Federale. Oaxaca I'm less sure about. Brazil has states. State of Confusion, Drunken State. Or did you mean "nations."
why separate South Africans by race?...........
Because if it was good enough by Pieter S. Botha, it should be good enough for us all!

By which I mean, Good question, Ygmir. I was using it as a proxy for income and cultural differences. I suspect that the South Africans who do attend are more likely to be of Dutch or English ancestry, than have Zulu ancestors. As always, the question of 'race' quickly becomes murky and I shoudl have more sense than to wade in those waters.
yeah, it is a murky pool..............
I suppose, I was implying, that, if someone didn't like apartheid, and, if it's supposed to be gone, why mention anything relating?
I'd bet, there are many products of cross cultural/racial unions, that, do just fine.......and, they'd have Zulu ancestry...........

even reverse racism, IMHO, is not ok...........
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Post by oneeyeddick » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:53 pm

All I know is that most of the Pickle camps and feathery MOOP comes from the state of California.

Nothing racist about that.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Post by ygmir » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:57 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:All I know is that most of the Pickle camps and feathery MOOP comes from the state of California.

Nothing racist about that.
gherkin or dill?..............
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Post by oneeyeddick » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:54 pm

All the Gherkin camps are from Albany, NY.
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Post by gyre » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:22 am

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:South Africa has a regional burn. I think it's pale-skins and not what some would call "natives." I should have a better sense, because I"ve seen footage, but yeah that htink about my poor visual memory may be true.
Okay, 50 U.S. states. Mexican states, starting with District Federale. Oaxaca I'm less sure about. Brazil has states. State of Confusion, Drunken State. Or did you mean "nations."
why separate South Africans by race?...........
Well, they do.
There seem to be some cultural differences.

I know someone from there with 33 brothers and sisters!
And I hear the big status symbol now is having white security guards. (This is for private homes, crime being an issue.)

And no such thing as reverse racism, just racism.
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Post by gyre » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:26 am

Years ago I was told that there were more people from other countries than from east of the mississippi here.

There were at least twenty countries represented every year then.

Much higher foreign population when the exchange rate allows.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:52 am

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote: why separate South Africans by race?...........
Because if it was good enough by Pieter S. Botha, it should be good enough for us all!

By which I mean, Good question, Ygmir. I was using it as a proxy for income and cultural differences. I suspect that the South Africans who do attend are more likely to be of Dutch or English ancestry, than have Zulu ancestors. As always, the question of 'race' quickly becomes murky and I shoudl have more sense than to wade in those waters.
yeah, it is a murky pool..............
I suppose, I was implying, that, if someone didn't like apartheid, and, if it's supposed to be gone, why mention anything relating?
I'd bet, there are many products of cross cultural/racial unions, that, do just fine.......and, they'd have Zulu ancestry...........

even reverse racism, IMHO, is not ok...........
Oh absolutely on the mixing, even before the end of apartheid, of course. I think that apartheid left deep scars in the people of South Africa, and while the decision to not redistribute the wealth seems to have prevented the a huge hemorrhaging of the former ruling class (and more importantly, thier money) from the country, it has also left many *black* south africans in the townships. I don't know how you get past the outrageous of the past except by talking about it, but you don't want to dwell on it to the point that you're the serbs still fighting a battle that was lost 900 years ago. Sometimes it is worth saying that African Americans are disproportionately represented in the lower classes. Because if you are going to change things, you have to know what the problem is. Anyway, I'm not going to tell you that I'm not a racist; I grew up in a culture where racism gets into your skin big time, and I am scarred by it. I try not to take that part of myself seriously, and I do try and pick apart the knots that still influence my thinking (or my reflexive non-thinking, perhaps) And then there's the fact that I don't understand the complexity of south african racial catagories like "black", "white," and "colored." So, I'm muddling through.
I think that the burn is a festival of excess, and that people who are barely hanging on are unlikely to attend--big burn or closer and more attainable regional burn.
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Post by haolegolucky » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:44 pm

Big Island of Hawaii (we're not West Coast, mmmkay?)

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Post by flatlander13 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:10 am

State of denial here……….

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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:18 pm

Orchid wrote:Eastern North Carolina here - the side of the state with 3 Burners. :(
Ha ha ha, aw!

Asheville has more burners in that small town than my entire state! (South Carolina)

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Post by Fire_Moose » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:46 pm

I got the state of inebriation covered
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