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Vampira
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Post by Vampira » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:06 pm

Greetings ragabashpup!

Yea? I would like for him to go because hes weird about me going by myself, lol, plus he has to work, he's a wild land firefighter for the feds.

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LeChatNoir
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Post by LeChatNoir » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:33 pm

Welcome Home Vampira!!

Try to arrive at night if you can. Especially if you are a nightowl. You'll ever forget the imagry. There's nothing like seeing those lights for the first time, glowing way out there in the playa dust.

Gives me chills just hinking about it.
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Post by Vampira » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:16 pm

I want every min I can get out there so I might be camping at the gate for it to open.

The night is my thing, the heat gets to me to bad at times.

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Post by LeChatNoir » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:25 pm

When I went my first year, the event was held slightly more south on the playa than it has been the past few years. When you were approaching the train track crossing on the edge of Gerlach, you could still look way up the playa to your right and catch a glimpse of the blue neon of The Man glowing out there.

Love it…
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Post by gyre » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:10 am

Vampira wrote: The night is my thing, the heat gets to me to bad at times.
Don't get your hopes up, but it's not always hot.

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Post by Vampira » Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:04 pm

gyre wrote

Don't get your hopes up, but it's not always hot.[/quote]



Thank you for the information, I was searching for everything to cool myself off, and if it does get to hot, I'll just have to drink more water, and thats always a good thing. :D

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Post by Vampira » Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:08 pm

LeChatNoir,

I hope I never forget anything to do with BM and a select few of other memories.

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CLARKcon
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Post by CLARKcon » Fri May 02, 2008 11:35 am

LeChatNoir wrote:When I went my first year, the event was held slightly more south on the playa than it has been the past few years. When you were approaching the train track crossing on the edge of Gerlach, you could still look way up the playa to your right and catch a glimpse of the blue neon of The Man glowing out there.

Love it…
I hear ya LCN...I love the last little 45 minute stretch up the road to the event. Turn at the (Loves?) gas station to head straight up the little two-lane highway. Buddies are excited, gleaming. My mind, heart (and blood racing from a thermos plus whatever coff' have gotten at the truckstops) starts to p u l s e...memories fade back in...time begins to alternate-shift... ...(1950's tune slowly fades up
"Only if you believe in miracles, we'll get by...only if you believe in miracles, so would I..."
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Hello Burners :D

Post by jennymarie » Fri May 09, 2008 8:29 am

Hi guys, I'm Jenny, and I'm heading back to the playa for round two this year :) I've wanted to go for a very long time but I was never on this continent at the right time! But last year I made it a point (and missed the first two weeks of the semester at school) that no matter what, I would make it and FINALLY I did. And now, well, I think I'm fostering an addiction to all things playa and plan on returning for many years to come :)

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Post by sputnik » Fri May 09, 2008 9:10 am

Hi Jennymarie!
It's going to be alright.

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gyre
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Post by gyre » Fri May 09, 2008 2:04 pm

Welcome back, Jenny.
I hope you're enjoying your journeys.
I wish I could travel more right now.
Try to hit the euroburns some time.
I hear good things.

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motskyroonmatick
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Post by motskyroonmatick » Fri May 09, 2008 5:26 pm

"Try to arrive at night if you can. Especially if you are a nightowl. "

I arrived just before dawn my first year (04) and it is one of my most mind blowing memories. As I hit the Y where you can really see the playa open up I started chuckling at this fantastic city that was all ablaze and built to be experienced. I noticed right off the bat that BRC is a different color than any other city. That morning it was an eruption of all colors and not yellow amber like defaultia. BRC really comes alive at night.

Do drive carefully though. Know your limits and don't dodge the jackrabbits but do dodge cows.
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When you pass the 4th "bridge out!" sign; the flaming death is all yours.-Knowmad-

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Oldguy
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Post by Oldguy » Tue May 13, 2008 6:24 pm

I agree. Jackrabbits are easier to clean and butcher. They also fit the spit over the burning barrel more neatly than a cow. Dodge the cow, use your Dodge on the rabbit.

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ragabashpup
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Post by ragabashpup » Tue May 13, 2008 11:39 pm

Those damn rabbits are suicidal. You have to hit them though because if you go off the road well....you may not survive it.

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who and what i stand for

Post by cunfuzelled » Wed May 14, 2008 10:09 pm

My name is Fuze.

i was raised in a great hidden world i knew of nuthing outside of my happy little world playing with my toys on the sidewalk drinking lemmonaide and being a happy little child.

at 17 i found my first girlfriend and she broke me in good.

my 3 passions in this world are firt Hookah and all things arabic or from the midle east region. my seccond is music i was raised listening to techno and swing music. now i enjoy all music especialy rare tribal music from remote parts of the world. i have a very eclectic colection of music ranging from all styles and all places. my third is the quest for bringing a greater good to this world. my hole life i have known that this life was given to me so i could help human society in a great way.

i plan to start a hookah company bringing exotic and odd designs of hookah and great herbal tobacco with corosponding effects to the flavor and the emotion of the smoke. with the revinues from this buisness i would like to suport many non profit organizations and world aide.

i beleave that by always aiming twice as high as posible but expecting half the posible you will always be happy with your acomplishments and always achieve the unthinkable.

i am an odd one The Fuzemeister

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Post by ragabashpup » Thu May 15, 2008 12:13 pm

Welcome home Fuze. Will you be joining us playaside this year?

tinkerbelle90
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First time to burning man, so many things to know, HELP

Post by tinkerbelle90 » Fri May 16, 2008 3:18 pm

:shock: Hello out there to all you wild and crazy peeps! this will be my first time to BM and I am bringing my adult children with me. I have questions and want to connect with other folks going this year from San Luis Obispo county :lol:

tinkerbelle90
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First time to burning man, so many things to know, HELP

Post by tinkerbelle90 » Fri May 16, 2008 3:29 pm

:shock: Hello out there to all you wild and crazy peeps! this will be my first time to BM and I am bringing my adult children with me. I have questions and want to connect with other folks going this year from San Luis Obispo county :lol: could you please reply on the forum and I will browse daily until I find some folks to travel with. Thanks if you are out there!
Tink

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ragabashpup
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Post by ragabashpup » Fri May 16, 2008 3:57 pm

Welcome home Tink

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theCryptofishist
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Re: First time to burning man, so many things to know, HELP

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri May 16, 2008 7:10 pm

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tinkerbelle90 wrote:wild and crazy peeps!
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Remark
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Post by Remark » Fri May 16, 2008 9:00 pm

I like the clubs were the strippers aren't 'hare-less.'

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gyre
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Post by gyre » Fri May 16, 2008 9:17 pm

Is that a bunny pun?

I don't know whether to laugh or be horrified with that one.
Very good.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat May 17, 2008 8:16 am

I can't read a think you say, gyre.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Post by gyre » Sat May 17, 2008 2:51 pm

gyre wrote:Is that a bunny pun?

I don't know whether to laugh or be horrified with that one.
Very good.
Is that better?
The other way works here.
May be color settings?

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Jackrabbits

Post by Vampira » Thu May 22, 2008 9:49 pm

Jackrabbits are crazy humpers, I think I've hit about a dozen & a half of them on my travels, they just sit there and don't do anything at all, worse than deers with light on them.
http://www.apokiliptika.com/terminal_city_page.htm

~VvvV~

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat May 24, 2008 10:39 am

Niether rabbits nor deer evolved in a world with cars...
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Post by motskyroonmatick » Sat May 24, 2008 1:26 pm

I honk at deer and it seems to work well. Then you have to deal with which way they are going to run. So far neither the deer or my vehicle has got messed up. At night if I get one staring me down in the middle of the road I honk and alternate high and low beams while braking vigorously. I'm sure the deer go off thinking WTF! The evolutionary forces continue!

Welcome new peeps! Study that survival guide and see ya on the Playa.
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Card Carrying Member BRCCP.

When you pass the 4th "bridge out!" sign; the flaming death is all yours.-Knowmad-

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Post by CLARKcon » Fri May 30, 2008 4:43 am

One year riding up that last stretch of road we saw a rolling sagebrush that was the size of (and looked as dense) as a shittin' VW Bug!! I started to cringe thinking about hitting a rolling tree or getting stuck on the grill/windsheild :D
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Post by gyre » Fri May 30, 2008 12:18 pm

People living in deer areas tell me that seeing the deer ahead of time is the only safe measure.
They use european headlights, high wattage bulbs and driving lights.
HID is an alternative these days.

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Existential Isis
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Post by Existential Isis » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:29 am

My ticket arrived in the mail on Friday! This is very exciting -- my first time attending -- and also a kick in the ass to start making preparations. I've decided to go solo, which is definitely intimidating (mainly due to an inherent lack of survival skills of any kind) but also liberating and a challenge I am determined to meet.

Newest thought: I'm considering joining the lamplighters as a way to get involved, get some structure and have people to camp with. And I like the idea of providing "illumination."

Anyway, time to start delving into the survival guides and learning how to do really basic things like pitch a tent...

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