Nothing Can Prepare You For the Disappointment of Burning Man

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Gnargnar
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Nothing Can Prepare You For the Disappointment of Burning Man

Post by Gnargnar » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:19 pm

https://twitter.com/bummingman

A cure for FOMO , because every failure has a story.
Some ugly truths, born from a place of deep love and shallow loathing.

Derelicte!
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Re: Nothing Can Prepare You For the Disappointment of Burning Man

Post by Gnargnar » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:21 pm

This one time... at burning man....

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Re: Nothing Can Prepare You For the Disappointment of Burning Man

Post by forty_eight » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:30 pm

FOMO happens AT Burning Man, too!

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Gnargnar
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Re: Nothing Can Prepare You For the Disappointment of Burning Man

Post by Gnargnar » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:47 pm

forty_eight wrote:FOMO happens AT Burning Man, too!
How many of you would it take to see everything?

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Re: Nothing Can Prepare You For the Disappointment of Burning Man

Post by Traveller in Time » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:37 pm

Tough question :D

Dont think there are many watching their alarm clock going.

How many would be needed to see and record all art and performances?
Record to show all other, what else could be the use of such exercise :wink:

About 5000 burners?
Times 7*24 gives 840k hours to watch.
Takes about 200 years to watch.
So you need four people to watch their whole life every night.
So at best you manage to experience see about a quarter of what happened during one week.




I think you are at the wrong end of the idea

Radical Self Expression Is the other end of FOMO I think :D
Dreaming a temporary world improving the default world



Not expressing yourself but embracing all other expressions is The Challenge




...I can make anything I can imagine . . . I just can't make _some_ things happen



Have some Free will

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Re: Nothing Can Prepare You For the Disappointment of Burning Man

Post by forty_eight » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:09 pm

I found a strange peace acknowledging that there was no way to do everything that was in the WWW guide on Tuesday at 10:30 AM.

And moreso when I realized there was even more going on that wasn't even in the WWW guide.

Immediacy!

Which brings me to this:

http://sfist.com/2016/09/01/this_year_w ... he_bur.php

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Re: Nothing Can Prepare You For the Disappointment of Burning Man

Post by skibear » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:47 pm

except a Burning Man injury, WTF

I'm not even at the event this year and get a slight injury yesterday on a piece of rebar.

Watering the yard and scraped my chin on rod of rebar sticking up a foot. Shit-probably left
by a former house owner/burner who's in a theme camp. . In good playa fashion I grabbed
vice grips and unscrewed it from the ground.
crash & burn ski lessons given

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