I am going to participate in spectating.

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I am going to participate in spectating.

Postby thirt33n » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:20 am

Part of what I enjoy about Black Rock City is the same thing I enjoy about everywhere I go.
I like to people watch...but mostly, In recent years at BM I like to watch the "tourists". ...and just try to imagine being them.

...I sometimes wonder...Does this make ME a tourist?

(obviously i don't think so as i am one who brings my comfy organic welcoming home to the playa and invites many said "tourist" in for a chill in the shade and also perform my art(live music) at several locations around town throughout the week and have been a greeter and a coffee slinger....but still)

fuck i'm getting excited
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Re: I am going to participate in spectating.

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:55 am

On my breaks, I often watch spectators and wonder what magical lives they must lead.
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Re: I am going to participate in spectating.

Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:58 am

Can I watch you watching the watchers?
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Re: I am going to participate in spectating.

Postby thirt33n » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:15 pm

i expect you to
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Re: I am going to participate in spectating.

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:18 pm

Reminds me of a photography hobby that I have of taking pictures of people taking pictures of people.
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
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Re: I am going to participate in spectating.

Postby Eric » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:33 pm

I love to sit in the shade & watch people during the heat of the day- being on the Esplanade means you get to see it all. Added bonus- the Fandango bar is just a few steps behind me so I can stay ... "otherly centered"... while doing it.
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Re: I am going to participate in spectating.

Postby thirt33n » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:53 pm

and the constant "movie" of a camp full of folks and their roles in setting up camp is enough to entertain me ALL week.

***standing with one tent pole in hand in a thinker pose***
***two people helping each other hammer in one 18" rebar***
***someone moving a tote full of supplies from where someone else JUST put it***
***monday morning at 10am and already bright pinkly sunburned***
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Re: I am going to participate in spectating.

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:44 pm

AntiM wrote:Can I watch you watching the watchers?

Not if Cicero finds out!
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Re: I am going to participate in spectating.

Postby bluesbob » Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:47 am

I'll keep an eye out for you.
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