Burningman Must Sees

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Burningman Must Sees

Post by mdmf007 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:40 pm

So - a friend of mine asked for the must see list, stuff that you know is going to be there, and must be seen. he is only there friday saturday and sunday. and has to haul ass back to work.

I suggested:
1. thunderdome
2. Mutaytor
3. Deep End
any more - I dont want to hog the list

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Post by thirt33n » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:08 am

he must see his boss and get more time off?

or,...must see the exodus line? he'll spend a good portion of his time there.

or,...seriously, the sunrise and the sunset.
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Post by gyre » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:43 am

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:24 am

Just come by the tourist office at 9am with an extra cup of hot coffee. You'll be shown the sights.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:37 am

two times a day, at dawn, and at dusk, there is is beautiful silohuette that occurs at the mountain ridge that runs almost 360 degrees around the playa.

the outline and the bumps and the contours of the slice between sky and earth is something that is burned (no pun intended) into my mind and that i know like the back of my hand.

usually, on the first day that i arrive, whenever that moment comes, and the sun is either coming or going, i spin slowly around and look at the mountains.

it is a must see.
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Post by MozyBonz » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:40 am

Image

The Contraption~

A must see~

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Post by ragabashpup » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:47 am

I have to agree with the sunrise comments. The sunrise around a public burn barrel with half a dozen people you don't know crowding together for warmth. Nothing more wonderful in the world.

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Post by **burn** » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:59 am

I think this is hilarious and it is on my must-see list -
http://www.mutantvehicle.com/zsu_zsu.htm

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Re: Burningman Must Sees

Post by Timezone LaFontaine » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:27 pm

Must see water bottle approaching mouth repeatedly all day and night!

I think the only way you could "miss out" on seeing incredible sights is if you are trying to run from place to place and check off a to-do list! Just tell your friend to accept the fact that they can't see it all -- you still couldn't see it all if you're there for the whole week -- but not to worry because they are definitely going to have amazing experiences. Oftentimes I'll just spot something off in the distance and make my way towards it, and allow for some meandering and distraction along the way. And the people you randomly meet are really fascinating, so you want to be open to a flexible schedule and not worry about being "on time" too much.

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Post by Eric » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:17 pm

I'd tell him to wander aimlessly as much as possible- that way he'll keep "discovering" OMG moments for himself and get a better feel for what keeps people coming back to BRC.

Personally I love Deep End & Mutaytor, and Thunderdome is good for a kick once in a while, but you can watch people get into fights anywhere, and a dance club is a dance club, even if it's in the middle of the fucking playa. He should go to them if he wants to dance, but I wouldn't call them "must see"

I think my must see is more along the lines of going way out towards the trash fence sometime late at night (when it's really dark), and just looking back at the city. The sound of the music & all the lights always look like a psychotic Oz to me, and is somehow calming & magical. I do it every year.
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Post by lonestoner916 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:26 pm

Eric wrote:The sound of the music & all the lights always look like a psychotic Oz to me, and is somehow calming & magical. I do it every year.
Indeed! Now THAT is a must see!
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Post by thirt33n » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:09 pm

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Post by AntiM » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:28 pm

I've seen Deep End and have managed to never stop and linger. Saw Mutaytor at Dark Skies, and never have managed to wander by Thunderdome except when it was empty and sad.

Mostly we wander around. Make the big burn doing fire safety. Hit the trash fence once or twice. Have a drink at the Golden Cafe.

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Post by Toolmaker » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:26 pm

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Post by gyre » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:18 pm

AntiM wrote:I've seen Deep End and have managed to never stop and linger. Saw Mutaytor at Dark Skies, and never have managed to wander by Thunderdome except when it was empty and sad.

Mostly we wander around. Make the big burn doing fire safety. Hit the trash fence once or twice. Have a drink at the Golden Cafe.
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Post by ibdave » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:30 pm

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Post by JezebelinHell » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:58 am

Just make sure you take at least one trek out towards the end of the week to look at all the deep-playa art. Really amazing stuff, and best done once in the daylight and once at night, cause some of that stuff really comes alive after the sun goes down.
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Post by mdmf007 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:13 am

good points to ponder.

Ive been there enough to go with the take it all in as you can. There are only a few must sees, that I schedule - the rest of the time is work and play - playing at random.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:31 am

Most recommendations are from last year. Who knows how many of those will return this year, or be quite as good this year, or be eclipsed by something even crazier?

Of the new sights/sites, I am betting that Dreamland Security will be one of the coolest.

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Post by gyre » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:40 am

The Tuna Guys, who came to burning man for profit, and stayed.
The very heart of the random and unlikely way people end up here.
But there are so many others every year.
The unmarked camp, set up to rescue lost and weary travelers...
The guys who decided to let people come to them one year and set up what I called 'Shade, Drinks and Conversation with Naked Gay Guys' camp....a break from the heat.
Everywhere you go another surprize.
The dreamtime circular art piece set up in a private camp...
Some of the best memories are from places I stumbled across on my way to somewhere else.
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Post by AntiM » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:45 am

Anti M's Home for Wayward Art.

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Post by gyre » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:49 am

AntiM wrote:Anti M's Home for Wayward Art.
Definitely.
It's great to see people's reactions to the art there.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:06 am

This follows under Must Sees and Must Dos

The Annual ePlaya/3playa Meet & Greet at Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro, Thursday at 6 p.m.

Of course visiting BDC&WB is the highlight of most every burner's true experience, so it probably doesn't even need to be mentioned. But now that it is, we'll see you at the Barbie-que.

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Post by madmatt » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:48 pm

My camp!!!!!!!!

Mystikal Misfits. This year, we are "Misfit Nation"

We'll be on the map, come by! Happy hour daily around 3pm, shots and shooting gallery.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:07 pm

(since we are gifting info about camps......it's not a plug, i swear)


stop on by "Root Society".

it's The BRFC with the T to the P's

if you are having issues with gall stones , we will sonically blast them into little pieces that are easy to pass using our patented ULTRA-Sound technology...


stand exactly 10 ft back from one of the speakers and trust me, SOMETHING will move....


this year, kick off party with live (as opposed to dead) acts on wednesday.


not sure yet, but chances are we'll be at 10 and 'splade...
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Post by julie_c » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:40 pm

...the Title of this topic reminds me why I WONT be going this year after attending 5 years running! "must-see"? sounds so tour-isty to me...you see what you see, one man's "must see' may not be another's...

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Post by bigbluedoggy » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:04 pm

awww... Bitter, party of one, you're table's ready ;-)

I was gonna say the eplaya Meet N Greet on Thursday but Doc Pyro beat me to it!!
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:12 pm

Here you're chilling out in camp, and one of your mates comes in from the wild playa electronic disneyland and says dude there's some weird shit out there you gotta see it there's some guy with a whatzit and a chick who's all and they got a huge thing with fire and shit it's right over there oh shit its gone now.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:15 pm

larry's bevy of prostitutes, and the enormous hunk of cocaine at first camp that looks like homer simpson's sugar lump.
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Post by madmatt » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:39 am

julie_c wrote:...the Title of this topic reminds me why I WONT be going this year after attending 5 years running! "must-see"? sounds so tour-isty to me...you see what you see, one man's "must see' may not be another's...
So your first time you were not like that?

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