Partying during Early Arrival?

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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by ygmir » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:44 pm

mgb327 wrote:Well crap.... I've been going for years and have been mislead and confused every year....wouldn't have it any other way.....
this thread is about Burning Man, not the ladies room.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by lucky420 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:36 pm

ygmir wrote:
mgb327 wrote:Well crap.... I've been going for years and have been mislead and confused every year....wouldn't have it any other way.....
this thread is about Burning Man, not the ladies room.


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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by mgb327 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:47 pm

Tough crowd in here, I tell 'ya.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by ygmir » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:45 pm

mgb327 wrote:erudite, visually pleasing, Tough crowd in here, I tell 'ya.
fixed it for ya.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by mgb327 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:47 pm

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Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by sparr » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:14 pm

sparr wrote:
ranger magnum wrote:Instead of worrying what other people are doing, maybe you should worry about *why* you are worrying about it...
That's easy. To try to provide more accurate information to future first timers, so they aren't as confused and/or misled as I was.
mgb327 wrote:Well crap.... I've been going for years and have been mislead and confused every year....wouldn't have it any other way.....
That seems unlikely. I suspect most (all?) people figure it out after their first year, if they didn't know ahead of time that the documentation is wrong.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Ratty » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:18 pm

Some people are ALWAYS going to worry, be unhappy, overthink things, find disappointment in the most perfect of situations and just generally be unpleasant. I'm not pointing any fingers but......Clarence you really needs to lighten up and enjoy life. Come to the Meet & Greet. We'll show you how we have a good time.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by sparr » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:54 pm

Ratty wrote:Come to the Meet & Greet. We'll show you how we have a good time.
If you think this is about me having a good time, you obviously haven't read anything I've written.

I'm trying to fix the misinformation for OTHER PEOPLE who are going this year, next year, five years from now, so that THEY will have more fun.
If you want to make a reply about my personality instead of about what this thread is about, don't clutter this thread, post over here instead.

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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Jackass » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:02 pm

LOL@ Useful information
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by mudpuppy000 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:34 pm

sparr wrote: I'm trying to fix the misinformation for OTHER PEOPLE who are going this year, next year, five years from now, so that THEY will have more fun.
That's the funniest thing I've read all week, thanks. :)

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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Ratty » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:00 pm

Oh my God. He's a comedian. I laughed too. And just think... I thought he was something else.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Sham » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:23 pm

sparr wrote:I'm trying to fix the misinformation for OTHER PEOPLE who are going this year, next year, five years from now, so that THEY will have more fun.
In some cases, the sophomore year can be more painful than the freshman year. What can sometimes happen is that person becomes an expert know-it-all. After 3 or 4 years, things quiet down to a pleasant normalcy.

I'm not giving any left-handed jabs, it just seems to be how things are with a small percentage of participants.

Just my own personal thoughts........

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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Meat Hunter » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:00 pm

On the floor.

On my back.

Feet in the air.

And, laughing my ass off.

When will we see the punch line?
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by misfit » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:02 am

>>>>I'm trying to fix the misinformation for OTHER PEOPLE <<<<

what is this misinformation that you speak. all I see is pages of Sparr drabble. 70k people make it to BRC with no issues, but yet you seem to be the only one with a problem. you are starting to come off as an annoying little nat, or that drunk piano player that keeps repeating the same song while crying about his lost life. are we still talking about partying during early arrival,,,?. if so,,, we work 12hrs, party 10hrs, and sleep 2hrs... get over it.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Bless » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:18 am

sparr wrote:If you think this is about me having a good time, you obviously haven't read anything I've written.
YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by misfit » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:03 am

Sparr, this was your hopes and dreams list for 2016.....

*The next year that I attend I expect to do most of the following:
•bring more rope for gifting and bondage demonstration
•host rope bondage and electrical play classes
•volunteer for center camp
•bring my hot air balloon installation, which serves as a shade structure inflated by the wind
•bring another vacuum cube
•bring another, larger (more clues and more visible), crossword puzzle
•do something involving helium balloons and lofted art

will you succeed in bringing all this to the playa.?.
bondage rope with bondage demonstration... pretty cheeky Sparr........ sounds like a good time....
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by FIGJAM » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:15 am

Get thee to Retrofrolic!!!
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by sparr » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:38 am

misfit wrote:Sparr, this was your hopes and dreams list for 2016.....
[snip]
will you succeed in bringing all this to the playa.?.
I do not think I will succeed in bringing all of it, sadly. 4/7 certainly, 1/7 definitely not, the other two maybe.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by gaminwench » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:51 am

Welcome to the reality of the 'sophomore' burner experience. :wink:
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by AntiM » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:17 pm

gaminwench wrote:Welcome to the reality of the 'sophomore' burner experience. :wink:

No shame in it at all, most burners go through it.

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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by TT120 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:54 pm

I brought SOOOOO much crap I didn't use my first couple years. I've learned my lesson.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:21 am

i smell a documentary.


i think im going to call it "Sparrk".
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by sparr » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:38 pm

gaminwench wrote:Welcome to the reality of the 'sophomore' burner experience. :wink:
This is part of my attempt to bring more of the "sophomore" experience to "freshmen" burners. I'm not a fan of "in-crowd" information.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by VultureChow » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:13 pm

I think you're missing the point a bit. There no hidden mysteries. No OT Levels to climb on your bridge to clear. We put it out there for everyone to see and understand.

What is being referred to here, is that sophomore burners can go through something like a megalomania.

I did.

You're not a virgin anymore. NOW you've seen and understood. You are the defender of the 10 principles. Demanding and persnickety abut every perceived offense against the community. You can see all of the problems in your village and camp and assorted art pieces and volunteer departments and you know the answer. You can build bigger and better and more pure.

New converts are almost always more orthodox, because the rules are simple and easy to understand. It takes years of study to understand the history, the social dynamics, the internal debates. It the Ten Commandments versus the Talmud. And in the end, all you learn is that there is no total knowledge. No final, ultimate understanding. Just learning, endless and forever learning.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Molotov » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:35 pm

First year burner: Doesn't bring enough "stuff"-runs out and starves or freezes to avoid being accused of Sparkle Pony-ness.

Second year burner: Brings enough stuff-way too much stuff! Gifts the excess to the first year burners (see above)

Third year burner: Doesn't give a shit anymore-packs what they want and does without if they miss something.

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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Jackass » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:44 pm

8th year burner- still brings too much shit and has learned to accept that as standard practice...

If it's not too much of one thing, it's too much of the other. Abundance is good!

This year I'm aiming for too much bike! Should have at least a handful of interesting contraptions, both visual and auditory.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:50 pm

16th year burner.

Doesn't give a fuck, would just as well do something else.
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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Jackass » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:59 pm

My BurningMentor did 15yrs. straight, quit cold turkey after attending in 2010. Said it was getting too electronic.

But then again, she didn't own a yacht with wheels on it...
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by AntiM » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:12 pm

16 year burner married to a burner, between the two of us we bring too damn much stuff. Essentially a second mini-camp.

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Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

Post by Bless » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:49 pm

5th year burner. Doesn't give a fuck. Can't wait to party in the dust with you sickos.
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