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Worst part of 2013?

Post by Fire_Moose » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:45 pm

I want to hear all the horror stories.

and don't say the cops.....unless you were hand to god, HARASSED....
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by geospyder » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:57 pm

Monday during the day I used the urinal in one of the portapotties (I know - TMI). As I exited, out of habit, I closed the lid even though I only used the urinal. Apparently during the night someone had squatted but apparently didn't realize the lid was closed. Big pile of shit behind the lid :evil:
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by littleflower » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:11 pm

Worst part? missing my dog. everything else was pretty damn amazing!

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by mulch » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:37 pm

This was my first year so I realize this isn't a new revelation to many of you

So most nights I roamed the playa by bike with my new and old friends with carefully planned and executed neural adjustments. It was beautiful and perfect in all ways. Except for that god damned cheese grater on my nerves "music" that was blared from 5 different sound camps and mutant vehicles.

If I was king, there would be some quiet hours when the music was turned way down on the playa. Even if you somehow like that shit, you couldn't possibly enjoy it when it's mixed with several other similar wretched versions of the same angry crapola.

I'm not so incompetent that I couldn't tune it out but the playa at night with the stars alone is beautiful and the music makes it less so.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by fernley1 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:36 pm

Not enough time to experience everthing BRC had to offer.
Days need to be 30 hours long during burning man week.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:49 pm

If you're gonna be a burner, that goddammed "music" is something you'll have to get used to. BRC is no place to go if quiet is what you want!
Although, I noticed that the outer streets around 5 to 7 o'clock were eerily quiet... I'd suggest camping there.
Facts of life in Black Rock City: there are LOUD sound camps, there are generators running, there are people with bullhorns, there are mutant vehicles with bright lights and loud sound systems - some beyond mind blowing - there are parties, and of course there is blowing dust everywhere.
There's art... beautiful art, creative art, vulgar art, even just plain shitty art. There are ridiculously attractive people running around naked, and ugly ones too.
It's not a mellow place.

I kinda like the mix of all the loud sound - it's like the pulse of the city. And you won't hear bass anywhere like you do in BRC!
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by mulch » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:25 pm

Our neighborhood was fine. I just wanted some time on the night playa without it. But that's as bad as it got for me.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:43 pm

Yeah, Burning Man is a DJ festival. Get used to it.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by BBadger » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:01 am

fernley1 wrote:Not enough time to experience everthing BRC had to offer.
Days need to be 30 hours long during burning man week.
The days could each be a week long and you wouldn't experience everything there is to offer. The important thing is to enjoy where you are at the time.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by VultureChow » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:25 am

Got a cold. 36 hours of doom. Still, in some ways better than my virgin year. More comfortable in camp. Good friendships. Now I know what summer camp was like for the pretty and popular girls.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by MyDearFriend » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:20 am

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Worst part was definitely being told to bug out early because of the rain, and actually doing it. :|
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Odie » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:47 pm

Not all burners have the pleasure of driving around and have wheels at there disposal to drive over to some camp to enjoy a wine and steak dinner.

I find it Ironic how an Art-car drivers can call a person a Dark turd whom is laying and enjoying the playa star lite sky their way. So whom is more right or has more rights to enjoy the playa. The somewhat unsafe dark turd burner or the elitest art car owner. I just love how the privileged art-car owner can name call the un-privilege dark turd , I just suppose that's how art cars roll.

Yes, I too, fail to understand why a music camp would not turn down (say 20%-50% or so) the music during earlier daylight hours which seems to be the usual sleep hours on the playa simply out of simple respect.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by BBadger » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:18 pm

Odie wrote:Not all burners have the pleasure of driving around and have wheels at there disposal to drive over to some camp to enjoy a wine and steak dinner.
Oh spare us your petty acrimony. You're not earning yourself any sympathy here.
I find it Ironic how an Art-car drivers can call a person a Dark turd whom is laying and enjoying the playa star lite sky their way. So whom is more right or has more rights to enjoy the playa. The somewhat unsafe dark turd burner or the elitest art car owner. I just love how the privileged art-car owner can name call the un-privilege dark turd , I just suppose that's how art cars roll.
Cut the shit. If you're laying out in the playa while unlit you are indeed a darktard and deserve every bit of ridicule slung your way. FULL STOP.

Take a moment from your bitter and jealous refrain to consider the safety of both yourself and the other people around you by lighting yourself up. If you want to enjoy the night sky without any lights, go camp in the mountains alone. Oh, and just FYI: it's not just the "privileged" art car drivers who suffer darktards. It's often people on bikes that are at most risk crashing into, or avoiding at the last moment, those IDIOTS who don't properly light themselves. So spare us your sanctimonious bullshit and light yourself up like a good citizen.
Yes, I too, fail to understand why a music camp would not turn down (say 20%-50% or so) the music during earlier daylight hours which seems to be the usual sleep hours on the playa simply out of simple respect.
Because it's a music camp. Because this is Burning Man. Move your hippie ass out to some other location away from these designated sound camps, or don't attend at all if it's just too much for you to handle. I'd rather hear the sound camps than the bitching of some damn darktard hippie by any means.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Canoe » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:29 pm

Odie wrote:... Art-car drivers can call a person a Dark turd whom is laying and enjoying the playa star lite sky their way. So whom is more right or has more rights to enjoy the playa. ...
Darkwads get hit by bicycles, art-cars and emergency vehicles.
What right do you have to risk injuring a bike rider, or to cause delay to an emergency vehicle going to assist someone? Or is your playa-name Speed-bump, soon to be written on Temple?

Want to enjoy the sky? Go out to the deep playa and set your light down somewhere close above your head. You won't see it but others will - maybe...
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by fernley1 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:50 pm

Being a first timer, I enjoyed all the music mixed at night.
Also, if I really wanted to lay out on the playa at night, I would go over to the walk in camp area to enjoy the night sky.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by roody » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:10 pm

I think the pulsing of arrivals Sunday morning that resulted in a 10 hour commute from the snoopy rock to my camp was pretty horrific. But other than that it was all sweet on the inside, one of the best burns ever!
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by TT120 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:20 pm

The worst part for me was coming home and finding out my wife doesn't want to have anything to do with me anymore and wants me out of the house. :(
Have no idea what I'm going to do......
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by DustyPanda » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:24 pm

The worst part of 2013?
Hearing this constantly throughout the week:
http://youtu.be/5NV6Rdv1a3I?t=32s

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by littlebird » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:25 pm

TT120 wrote:The worst part for me was coming home and finding out my wife doesn't want to have anything to do with me anymore and wants me out of the house. :(
Have no idea what I'm going to do......
I'm so so sorry. Fuck her day.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Elorrum » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:36 pm

littlebird wrote:
TT120 wrote:The worst part for me was coming home and finding out my wife doesn't want to have anything to do with me anymore and wants me out of the house. :(
Have no idea what I'm going to do......
I'm so so sorry. Fuck her day.
yes, I agree. I think this is usually a time of the year when my reserves of inner ease might be highest, so maybe that's something in your favor.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by skibear » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:51 pm

TT120 wrote:The worst part for me was coming home and finding out my wife doesn't want to have anything to do with me anymore and wants me out of the house. :(
Have no idea what I'm going to do......
Jealousy that you went & she didn't.


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She would really like the art & I wave that at her. Maybe it will take. sigh
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Canoe » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:57 pm

Canoe wrote:
Odie wrote:... Dark turd whom is laying and enjoying the playa star lite sky their way. ...
Darkwads get hit by bicycles, art-cars and emergency vehicles.
Want to enjoy the sky? Go out to the deep playa and set your light down somewhere close above your head. You won't see it but others will - maybe...
fernley1 wrote:if I really wanted to lay out on the playa at night, I would go over to the walk in camp area to enjoy the night sky.
+1000
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Oldguy » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:02 pm

Blown driver side front tire 1 mile from Wadsworth exit, AAA put spare doughnut tire on. Then driving to Fernley to discover the tire store closed for Labor day weekend, then driving back to Reno to discover tire store closed for the weekend. Good part was finding a disability motel room with a bathtub. I stayed 2 nights till Monday, bought 2 tires and missed all the Monday traffic, getting in very early Tuesday. I was thoroughly rested, fed and relaxed to start my burn, a lovely week full of hugs and kisses...
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by tatonka » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:19 pm

TT120 wrote:The worst part for me was coming home and finding out my wife doesn't want to have anything to do with me anymore and wants me out of the house. :(
Have no idea what I'm going to do......
that sucks :(
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Aurelia » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:09 pm

The worst part of 2013 is that it is over

and it was the very best one of all

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Savannah » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:19 pm

I'm so sorry, TT120.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by MacGlenver » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:22 pm

TT120 wrote:The worst part for me was coming home and finding out my wife doesn't want to have anything to do with me anymore and wants me out of the house. :(
Have no idea what I'm going to do......
Really sorry to hear it, man... Stay strong, There are good days ahead, however far they seem.
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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by DrewDubious » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:44 pm

Worst part was not meeting everyone from the boards I wanted to meet. Otherwise, success! :D

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by Savannah » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:48 pm

DrewDubious wrote:Worst part was not meeting everyone from the boards I wanted to meet. Otherwise, success! :D
I hate to break it to you, but . . . that's pretty much a perfect Burn.

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Re: Worst part of 2013?

Post by lemur » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:05 pm

getting the drunkest I've ever been at burning man after getting a bit too excited upon meeting up with some pals at their camp ....

their camp isnt far from mine.......longest quarter of a mile I've ever walked.. had some friendly people escort me the final 100 feet to my tent .... that was actually great... omg just say no to the booze
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