Bad Behaviour on the Playa

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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by lucky420 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:29 am

And by both our posts we just fed that flame too :lol:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by Elderberry » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:06 am

BBadger wrote:Guys! guys!

Trilo's response is more to point out the differences in outrage between those who just get to see the pictures of the mess left behind after the event, and the people who directly get to clean it up. The response is not saying you're not entitled to outrage. Nor is the response saying that you didn't do (more than) your fair share, or that the scale of what you did is less or insignificant in comparison to the event's LNT crews.

What is being said is that these LNT crews -- the ones with the direct, first-hand experience with the very worst of the messes left behind -- are able to control their outrage and instead are concentrating on helping people do better next time. They should be the ones raging the most, but they aren't. The photos that are posted aren't for shaming people or camps, they're for demonstrating what went wrong and what should not occur in the future. The fact that a camp was specifically mentioned in the blog is evidence that an especially egregious mess was discovered. Despite that, the response was more to understand what caused the problem, not cast blame for the act.

Swearing and raging is good to relieve stress (really, go ahead and do it!); however, after the initial fury passes, don't dwell on it and feed others' rage. The perpetrators are gone, and there's nothing more you can do about it. Spend that energy on a more constructive purpose instead.
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by delle » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:21 pm

Sorry if this was already brought up, but I haven't been paying much attention beyond the first and last few posts and this seems a good enough place/time as any to ask this.

Speaking with a friend the other day he said that he noticed much more littering/abandoning this year than others... that there seemed to be a stronger party vibe that just didn't give a shit about any of the principles - least of all awareness of one's impact. A marked "laissez-faire" (or "fuckit - let someone else deal with it") attitude seemed to have infested his burn with a vengeance and gave birth to a fear of a trend that could easily tip out of control if left unchecked.

I'm not talking about Exodus or Turnkey or any specific place/time/people. Just asking what your take was.
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by unjonharley » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:49 pm

You must not have been on 5:00.. Seemed extra clean this year..
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by delle » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:03 pm

I wasn't anywhere near 5:00 this year Unjohn. Savin' up my tortures for next year. Did you not fucking MISS me?????????? grrrrrrrrrrr

My friend was way closer in than we stay and at least an hour away.
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by BBadger » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:11 pm

lucky420 wrote:How do you know they (resto team members) did not in fact rage, cuss, vent over this? Because they didn't post here? And for all anyone here knows they may still be pissed off or not
Oh I bet they did! Lots of "fucks" were uttered with each passing moment, only to be heard by the others helping to clean up the mess and the empty playa...

It feels good, but with no additional fuel to feed that fire, it just gets tiring and interferes with what you're doing. They probably posted that blog well after they discovered that mess and were pissed.
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by jneilvindy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:07 pm

Well so far the map is looking mighty green. I'd say just the opposite. I saw a lot of moop bags on hips and bicycles and moop was getting picked up, chased down and bagged every where I looked.

delle wrote:Sorry if this was already brought up, but I haven't been paying much attention beyond the first and last few posts and this seems a good enough place/time as any to ask this.

Speaking with a friend the other day he said that he noticed much more littering/abandoning this year than others... that there seemed to be a stronger party vibe that just didn't give a shit about any of the principles - least of all awareness of one's impact. A marked "laissez-faire" (or "fuckit - let someone else deal with it") attitude seemed to have infested his burn with a vengeance and gave birth to a fear of a trend that could easily tip out of control if left unchecked.

I'm not talking about Exodus or Turnkey or any specific place/time/people. Just asking what your take was.

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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by Elderberry » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:13 pm

There were about 2,000 bikes abandoned on the playa this year.
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by Roy333 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:34 am

lucky420 wrote:Roy333 wrote:
They wouldn’t let me count reading First Timers Guide and declare myself a veteran, nor was I allowed to get experience at Burning Man before I came.

Who the fuck is "They"

Hehe I'll have to send you a poem I wrote about "They" It will answer all your questions.

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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by iconoplastyfervor » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:16 pm

I'm just reading these to feel better about missing the burn.
Drinking for my blood type.

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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by TomServo » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:00 pm

I blame plug&plays. AND Dubstep!
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by Bless » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:02 pm

I blame DJs and pedophiles.
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by gaminwench » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:50 pm

It's my fault. :shock:

I'm doing it wrong. :twisted:

I'm sorry;
it'll be better last year.
8)
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by Bless » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:34 pm

Finally! Someone 'fessed up. Thank you gaminwench :D
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by jneilvindy » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:10 am

Torch and pitchfork time??

gaminwench wrote:It's my fault. :shock:

I'm doing it wrong. :twisted:

I'm sorry;
it'll be better last year.
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by AntiM » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:26 am

Warm tar and feathers,
And pitchforks and torches,
Whip 'em and dip 'em
And toast 'til they scorches....

Pre-paying tourists tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things...

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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by Elderberry » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:33 am

AntiM wrote:Warm tar and feathers,
And pitchforks and torches,
Whip 'em and dip 'em
And toast 'til they scorches....

Pre-paying tourists tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things...
Haha. That's great! Made me smile. ☺
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by ygmir » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:00 am

AntiM wrote:Warm tar and feathers,
And pitchforks and torches,
Whip 'em and dip 'em
And toast 'til they scorches....

Pre-paying tourists tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things...
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by SageV » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:11 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
pink wrote:Ah well, maybe stories like this will foster a bit more self reliance in the starry eyed virgins that show up here.
I dunno. We gave lots of warnings to that guy who was going to sit outside the gate and wait for a miracle... Some people have to learn the hard way.
At least it's not as bad as a Dead show, with a gauntlet of people sitting outside offering bean pies in exchange for tickets...oh, sorry, I accidentally turned on my time machine to the 70's.
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:19 pm

Which would be fine, if you could only get that fountain of youth working.
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by EmilyD » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:22 pm

iconoplastyfervor wrote:I'm just reading these to feel better about missing the burn.
Is it working? ;-)
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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Post by forty_eight » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:49 pm

ya'll need to acculturate the newbs

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Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

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