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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:38 am

So you're saying you likes a good buzz?

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:55 am

yes....and sluts too.


i fixed the pics for ya ugly....i hate things out of context.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:03 am

oh yeah....one more thing...every fucking year....


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Beat the clock - with really good champagne!

Post by DancesWithElves » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:19 pm

We take a really good bottle of champagne, keep it chilled all week, and at some point toward the end of the week we take it out of the cooler, put it in the backpack, set out on the bikes, and the hunt begins. We look for the right circumstances to open it - we'll know it when we find it - but the clock is ticking, because it's GOOD champagne, and it doesn't like to get warm. We've ended up in all manner of great spots/groups/events (or none of the above) when opening it.

And, as a special fun thing - let the store know what you're getting it for, because you never know - one year the store offered me two of these amazing bottles for the price of one if I brought back pictures of where we opened it, so they definitely "got" it!
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Post by goathead » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:27 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:oh yeah....one more thing...every fucking year....


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Are you saying your a horse?
You want some carrots to go with those sugar cubes?
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:22 pm

yes...pure white....the shiznic.....domino baby....not that Turbinado shit, the real deal...

as a pre-diabetic i can truly appreciate the 20 minute cheap high.




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Post by goathead » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:50 am

just to help ya with a sugar fix

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Post by teardropper » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:49 am

[quote="Oldguy"]I know there is a Black Bear in Davis, and in Gridley; and I think one is in Redding.

http://blackbeardiner.com[/quote]
And if you're coming from the north this year, well, all years, there is on in Klamath Falls, Oregon. About 200 miles from the playa.
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Post by doppelGanger » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:48 pm

Octopus in a can, only ever on the playa.
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Post by Bounce530 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:21 pm

Last year the g/f and I celebrated our first year together. We brought a bottle of very nice bubbly out to the man. We found a nice little spot, said some nice things to each other, then popped the bottle...Well, the bottle was nice shaken from the ride out, so when I popped it, it a pretty loud bubbly POP! damn near everybody within earshot in the man turned around and shouted "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" uhh, it's only Wednesday...but we ended up talking to a guy the had solo'ed out from London for his first burn.

As for traditions, at dusk every night we sound off a train horn. Another is as soon as we find our spot and the vehicles are parked we toast the playa with a shot of Jameson, we also toast the city with another Jameson shot after everybody is packed at the end of the week, and put one shot in the fuel tanks of vehicles for the ride out.
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Post by Bounce530 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:23 pm

Theres a Black Bear here in Paradise also....but you took a wrong turn if you end up here on the Ridge....(btw, it's by far the worst BB I've ever had. blech)
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Post by ConnieH » Thu May 06, 2010 8:38 am

Even though my plans were drastically different, in the two years I've been it seems to be a tradition for me to pull through the gate at sunrise, dead tired and ready to pass out from lack of sleep... We may break with tradition this year and get some sleep before the drive, but some traditions are hard to break ;)

The entire event is fast becoming a tradition for me - better than Christmas, Thanksgiving 4th of July and New Years all wrapped up in one.

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Post by flatlander13 » Fri May 07, 2010 8:17 am

Every year I pick new music to listen to at the Burn. In 2009 it was Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and Infinity +1 that was put together by John Dahlback.

Every year on the way to the Burn I listen to the audio book, Ring World by Larry Niven…….

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri May 07, 2010 9:39 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:yes...pure white....the shiznic.....domino baby....not that Turbinado shit, the real deal...

as a pre-diabetic i can truly appreciate the 20 minute cheap high.
I think that's not the high that he's after. :roll:

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat May 08, 2010 11:10 am

oh no, it is.....cheap and tawdry.....like nitrous, but for us older folk.


nothing like a bag of "Sugar Babies" washed down with some mountain dew to start the day right.
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Post by CapSmashy » Sun May 09, 2010 7:58 am

Simon of the Playa wrote: nothing like a bag of "Sugar Babies" washed down with some mountain dew to start the day right.
I think my brain just had a seizure...

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun May 09, 2010 7:50 pm

Wandering into Fire Camp in time to refuse paella.
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Post by snake » Thu May 13, 2010 3:29 pm

i stop at the jack in the box in fernley and get a oreo cookie milkshake topped with whipped cream, by the time i get to the convenience store/gas station in the middle of the rez, i buy a box of crunch and munch. then i stop at the empire store and get a popsicle.
on the way out, i stop at bruno's for a salad and chicken fried steak.
yes...i am unhealthy.

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Post by Finnegan » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:04 pm

Wandering into Fire Camp in time to refuse paella.
Looks like you'll have two chances this year!
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Post by Optic » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:43 pm

Oldguy wrote:I know there is a Black Bear in Davis, and in Gridley; and I think one is in Redding.

http://blackbeardiner.com
There's one in Bend, too. AND THEY'RE ALL SO GOOD

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:18 pm

Finnegan wrote:
Wandering into Fire Camp in time to refuse paella.
Looks like you'll have two chances this year!
Good. I need to work on my tecnique.
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Post by Sinja » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:25 pm

Thanks volunteers

Gift home-made bracelets

Watch a sunrise

Bike alone to look at art

Get a decent night's sleep

Camp potluck

Go out of my comfort zone

Volunteer somewhere new

Try something new or different every day

Remind myself why I return year after year (dust is worth it all)

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Post by mist » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:03 pm

get ticket,
wait for family member to die, (im not joking) 4 burns 4 dead family members, did not find out who died this year till i got home though.
buy new body paints/temp tattoo inks
drive to 32 hours solo
have my early entry pass in hand
dump the car in camp and walk to the man and temple sit down outside the temple and reflect on the year, then stumble back to camp to pass out for a few before the sun comes up and camp building begins.
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Post by TomServo » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:10 pm

Hug neighbors

Donate whisky to DPW, on the way out.

Mmm yup that's it!
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Post by Key Man » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:02 pm

After the hard prep work is done and the trailer is loaded, take a test drive in the mountains and know that I'm almost on my way. That always feels good.

On the way up north, revisit some favorite places and explore new places along the 395. Think about the Owens Valley, have good Mexican food in Bishop, maybe visit Bowie ghost town.

Have a meal at Bruno's before hitting the gate.

First bike ride, go out to the fringes of The Man and attempt to take it all in.

Host a Gin & Tonic cocktail hour at my camp.

Go up as an observer on one of the sky diver flights.

Give away a lot of keys.

Stop at Tahoe a few days before going home.

Wait a while before washing the dust off my car.

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Post by playa_buddha » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:37 am

I always stop at Sierra Sid's in Sparks to gas up, throw some quarters away in the wheel of fortune machine and get a hot meal. I don't wash my truck (except the windows) so other burners will wave on the way home. And in the long line out of BRC I listen to Liz Phair's first album and RHCP's Blood, Sugar, Sex Magick.
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Post by mars » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:41 am

Funny how most people are talking about traditions related to driving in and out.

My bm traditions:

Go say hi to The Man as soon as I can.

Have bagels, lox and cream cheese for the first breakfast, and serve it to everyone in the area who is up early working on something.

Take a break from camp set-up the first evening to do a long ride around the playa and my neighborhood, and start collecting landmarks so I know where I am without needing street signs.

Camp tradition: when someone comes back from an adventure with a story, they start it out "Once upon a time" and end it with "And they lived happily ever after".

Another camp tradition: shouting out something positive we see and our whole camp cheeering. We have been known to do this a bit here and there or to have a full 8-hr. "Yay-Off" on our front porch.

On tear-down day, serve special cold frozen treats to people who are working their asses off.

On final morning, make tons of coffee and look for people who appear not to have their own and serve it to them with the works (real cream, soy milk, sugar, whiskey, kahlua, stevia, whipped cream--whatever someone could possibly want in their coffee). Continue making and serving coffee until I use up all our supplies. (I do this while my honey loads the top of the RV--I think he likes me out of his way)

During exodus, write down everything we can remember about what worked and didn't work with food amounts and clothing, and any good stories we don't want to forget.
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Post by Eric » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:55 am

I don't have many traditions, but I do have some old standards:

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The Almost Fuckable shirt will be worn. Multiple times (that's why I have 3 of them). Odds are 50/50 this is the shirt I'll be wearing most days (a good chance of the "Hate is the new love" shirt as well). This has been with me on the playa since 2003.

A night in Reno on the way home. We've been doing this since 2005 and it really makes the ride home a lot more pleasant.

Thats about it.
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Post by Sail Man » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:10 am

Bribe, Uh, I mean Gift Gate with a bottle of Tequila on the way in.

Gift the Mayor of Kidsville a case of MGD for her birthday.

Imagine what 2g's in gas money to get to the burn would buy me in defaultopia and then slap myself for even thinking of such blasphemy.

Oh yeah, and run around naked :lol:
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Post by bluesbob » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:13 am

First year, first tradition: Walk around camp every morning, barefoot with my pajamas & leopard print fez on, and say "Good Morning" to everyone I meet. Then make a second trip for all those who may have woke after. I started my second day there, and then said wtf? and did it every morning.

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