It happened in the Black Rock Desert

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It happened in the Black Rock Desert

Post by Sham » Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:56 am

I was trying to think of an analogy that was not condescending.
Mom and dad were away during Thanksgiving, so the kids prepared dinner.
https://journal.burningman.org/2021/09/ ... z5G1OMk4hs

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Re: It happened in the Black Rock Desert

Post by gaminwench » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:56 am

And, let us note: cooking the bits inside the turkey is not advised.
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Re: It happened in the Black Rock Desert

Post by unjonharley » Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:07 am

They are danm lucky , the oil didn't catch on fire . .
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Re: It happened in the Black Rock Desert

Post by some seeing eye » Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:00 am

Hahaha Sham. I can not believe what my mom allowed me to do like cooking Beef Wellington for a holiday extended family dinner, to house repairs. It can work, but it is not guaranteed to work. My pie crusts have always sucked, I never learned how to do my grandmother's stellar crusts.

It's not a bad article, but it could use some editing. It's certainly better than the pink hair writer's articles.

The article correctly noted the differences from the early Zone Trip cacophony, and the danger experiments of the Bay Area warehouse scene of the 90s with groups like Survival Research Labs. SRL has had very few injuries and only 2 severe as far as I know, but they could not get insurance today for what they did then.

I'm pretty familiar with the psytrance crowd. I think it is funny on some of the other platforms to hear complaints about the psytrance camp. "Why weren't they placed somewhere away from me?" "Why were they allowed to play music 24x7?" "Why were they so loud?"

"We arrived, but someone was in our place on the map!"

One group negotiated an Internet link from HDISS, but then the regular Internet crew was "you know you shouldn't broadcast any private scenes we did."

The step-up organizers of the Renegade did many things many people will debate many ways. But if you look at BRC as a system, the BORG provides a real time communication system in a wilderness, which then connects to the planning system, and written/trained-in people process.

The BORG cube collective brain would normally be consumed with post-burn bookkeeping now to Winter vacation time. So they have time to craft their adaptation to renegades before they spin up the Gerlach regional beginning after New Years.

The BLM, as others have mentioned, accidentally made many good decisions. They are really the keepers of the universe in which the BORG and the Renegade travel. Winnemucca is where their office is, and I have visited and chatted. Probably the best thing burners could do is to flood them with flowers, fruit baskets, and the like, whatever locally available.
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Re: It happened in the Black Rock Desert

Post by Sham » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:22 pm

The wind and the weather gods were smiling down. It turns out a few days after most everyone vacated the playa, the skies opened up with a soaking rain. If it happened a few days earlier, it would have been a nightmare. Playa magic baby.

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Post by BBadger » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:31 pm

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate what the BMORG does, has had to do in the past to create a functional event, but that article sure struck a paternalistic and sometimes narcissistic tone at times. Still, the author did concede that the Plan B pretty much worked out okay, despite the predictions.
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Post by Popeye » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:15 pm

BBadger wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:31 pm
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate what the BMORG does, has had to do in the past to create a functional event, but that article sure struck a paternalistic and sometimes narcissistic tone at times. Still, the author did concede that the Plan B pretty much worked out okay, despite the predictions.
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Re: It happened in the Black Rock Desert

Post by some seeing eye » Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:03 pm

The state of journalism is sad.

It is time to stop hyping the official Gerlach Regional. But now people are hyping the 2022 Renegade.

https://wakeup-world.com/2021/09/21/the ... the-world/

I think an ePlayan has a signature block that neither the official or renegade are the new messiah. Exactly.
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Re: It happened in the Black Rock Desert

Post by RichardTomason » Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:55 pm

It looks amazing. The night favors such events.

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Re: It happened in the Black Rock Desert

Post by gaminwench » Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:15 pm

That article is 'positively breathless'.

Needs more dust.
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Re: It happened in the Black Rock Desert

Post by Elderberry » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:41 pm

Definitely a good read.
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