Virgin Burner concerned BM is getting too big

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:44 am

LLQchasm wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:i never hide.
you claim to be hard, and have a thick skin, well, prove it.

and dont claim to know what is unless you have been there, and done that.

selah.
I'm well past the age of needing to prove anything. This thread was about seeking information as to whether it would be worth going. I thank all who have answered.
now here's the kiss after the spanking...

i am too old too to even care about what you think of burning man...but my point is YOU HAVENT BEEN THERE YET.

why dont you attend the festival, then make INFORMED OPINIONS of said experience instead of shooting first, than hoping someone will answer.

To Bash Burning Man because it is "Too Big" before you have even been to the event is fucking ridiculous.

as Anti-M stated so clearly, BUY THE TICKET, TAKE THE RIDE.

then come back and we'll talk.
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Post by AntiM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:45 am

Yep, attending once won't kill you, not unless you believe the back of the ticket.

It might addict/infect/ensnare you though. No promises.

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Post by AntiM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:47 am

... and many of the eplaya messages are delivered as performance art, something which takes a certain mindset to look past. I'm so used to it now I don't acknowledge if/when it is happening; I know any thread can veer wildly off topic in an instant. Part of the thrill ride.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:51 am

and many of the eplaya messages are delivered as performance art




oh my god, you UNDERSTAND me....


*sniff*

shut-up....i'm having a moment.
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Post by AntiM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:55 am

I will never understand you, SOP. Not until I meet you. But since I don't frequent the big sound camps, it is rather unlikely.


Thread drift. He's going to think we're all nuts.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:57 am

AntiM wrote:I will never understand you, SOP. Not until I meet you. But since I don't frequent the big sound camps, it is rather unlikely.


Thread drift. He's going to think we're all nuts.

not this year, i have a vacation from the ooontz.....I'll be at the Bar de Boobies, and will hunt you down if i have to.
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Post by LLQchasm » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:58 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
LLQchasm wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:i never hide.
you claim to be hard, and have a thick skin, well, prove it.

and dont claim to know what is unless you have been there, and done that.

selah.
I'm well past the age of needing to prove anything. This thread was about seeking information as to whether it would be worth going. I thank all who have answered.
now here's the kiss after the spanking...

i am too old too to even care about what you think of burning man...but my point is YOU HAVENT BEEN THERE YET.

why dont you attend the festival, then make INFORMED OPINIONS of said experience instead of shooting first, than hoping someone will answer.

To Bash Burning Man because it is "Too Big" before you have even been to the event is fucking ridiculous.

as Anti-M stated so clearly, BUY THE TICKET, TAKE THE RIDE.

then come back and we'll talk.
I've made no claims to what BM is about... as the title says ...Conerned BM is getting too big, not that it is, maybe not, that's why I ask, but why spend $320 for insults - reminds me of a Monty Python skit.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:00 am

MY HOVERCRAFT IS FULL OF EELS!
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:00 am

LLQchasm, you need not worry about being insulted over $320. We would be happy to insult you even if you got $210 tickets.

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you dont even have to marry me....

Post by Liz Estrada » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:02 am

Doc, lets make babies.....NOW.
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Post by LLQchasm » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:03 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:LLQchasm, you need not worry about being insulted over $320. We would be happy to insult you even if you got $210 tickets.
Wow! Thanks. :D

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Post by jerroc » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:03 am

If you have expectations don't go. You will honestly be disapointed. If you don't like people yelling in mega phones while you sleep don't go. Find a dub step track you can't stand. listen to it over and over for 12 hours straight and if you can't stand it. Don't go.

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Post by C.f.M. » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:03 am

why spend $320 for insults

Indeed - and with megaphones, no less. Stay home.

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Post by LLQchasm » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:05 am

Thanks to Dr. Pyro, I've made up my mind. I must go!

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:07 am

YES!!!!!



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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:09 am

My work here is done.

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Post by The Hustler » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:11 am

AntiM wrote:Here's the thing: it is easy to concentrate on the negatives. Easy to oversell the positives. Bit so worthwhile to go figure it out for yourself.
I've been going for ten years, I am addicted. I moderate eplaya so I'm thinking about the event daily. So my best advice is just go. Be prepared, don't overthink it, and have a happy burn. If stupid/bad shit happens, roll with it. Life is too short to stay home.
That's just good advice for life.
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Post by ygmir » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:14 am

Thanks to Dr. Pyro, I've made up my mind. I must go!
YES!!!!!



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Post by The Hustler » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:14 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:LLQchasm, you need not worry about being insulted over $320. We would be happy to insult you even if you got $210 tickets.
I'll do it for free, in true Burning Man spirit.
"I knew it was wrong, but I did it anyway."
Jesus fuckhole, what the fuck was that?
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:16 am

yes sir, another sucker.


have Larry send my check to the usual account in the Caymans.
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Post by AntiM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:18 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
AntiM wrote:I will never understand you, SOP. Not until I meet you. But since I don't frequent the big sound camps, it is rather unlikely.


Thread drift. He's going to think we're all nuts.

not this year, i have a vacation from the ooontz.....I'll be at the Bar de Boobies, and will hunt you down if i have to.
Ah, then we will likely cross paths. I have to find out in P-mom actually wants to borrow our crystal chandelier this year.

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Post by teardropper » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:31 am

You seem a little melancholy LLQc. If crowds will freak you out, you may have a tough time. I take time to ride at night, with good lights, not only on my bike but lights to see things with, way out into the playa out towards the fence. You can find things there, art, few people, but they are more like you, wanting less crowded environs. I have found coffee shops, grilled cheese sandwiches, movie theaters, weird little things, clear out and in the night. But then I come back in and, even in the wee hours there are people in the city. AntiM is right, though. There is a certain, what, charm? in the size and bustle of that city. The 'art' all over the place, the people who only need your hello to become like a friend. I feel excited and joy and even a little intimidation in BRC. But, again like AntiM said, I have become addicted to it. It's a magical place if you let it. 'Course I also go out a couple times a year to have that other experience. Few or no people, hot springs, evidence of ancient people... For me it makes BRC all that much more special. I really think you should go and do it. There absolutely nothing like it. Anywhere.
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Post by LLQchasm » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:03 am

teardropper wrote:You seem a little melancholy LLQc. If crowds will freak you out, you may have a tough time. I take time to ride at night, with good lights, not only on my bike but lights to see things with, way out into the playa out towards the fence. You can find things there, art, few people, but they are more like you, wanting less crowded environs. I have found coffee shops, grilled cheese sandwiches, movie theaters, weird little things, clear out and in the night. But then I come back in and, even in the wee hours there are people in the city. AntiM is right, though. There is a certain, what, charm? in the size and bustle of that city. The 'art' all over the place, the people who only need your hello to become like a friend. I feel excited and joy and even a little intimidation in BRC. But, again like AntiM said, I have become addicted to it. It's a magical place if you let it. 'Course I also go out a couple times a year to have that other experience. Few or no people, hot springs, evidence of ancient people... For me it makes BRC all that much more special. I really think you should go and do it. There absolutely nothing like it. Anywhere.
Well I got tickets so it's a done deal if something doesn't happen between now and the burn...

Is there a place called "Camp Argument Clinic"? If not, I want to start one ...but insults will be extra... :idea:

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Post by Elderberry » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:03 am

AntiM wrote:I will never understand you, SOP. Not until I meet you. But since I don't frequent the big sound camps, it is rather unlikely.


Thread drift. He's going to think we're all nuts.
I actually hunted him down year before last...happy to have made his acquaintance. He's just as unique in person, except he's likeable.

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Post by Elderberry » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:04 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Re: you dont even have to marry me....

Post by Sham » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:07 am

Liz Estrada wrote:Doc, lets make babies.....NOW.
You slut!

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Post by AntiM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:14 am

Super Evil Brian wrote:
Dr. Pyro wrote:LLQchasm, you need not worry about being insulted over $320. We would be happy to insult you even if you got $210 tickets.
I'll do it for free, in true Burning Man spirit.
See? You've in the gift economy already.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:21 am

AntiM wrote:There are rumors of organized bike thieves, but I've never heard of a bust for it.
Some long time ranger, Badger or Iso or someone, recently offerred up that after many attempts to find such a gang none had shown up. While "Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence" at some point you just got to cut your losses and decide that they don't exist until such time as there's a solid reason to change your mind.
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Post by LLQchasm » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:23 am

AntiM wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote:
Dr. Pyro wrote:LLQchasm, you need not worry about being insulted over $320. We would be happy to insult you even if you got $210 tickets.
I'll do it for free, in true Burning Man spirit.
See? You've in the gift economy already.
LOL!

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Post by moonrise » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:07 am

Welcome!

If you're worried about your belongings, lock them up in an extra mini storage unit place in Reno for the duration.

I never had anything stolen....you might want to do this storage lock up simply to make room for water, food, gear (and avoid having to clean every single thing you own of the finer playa dust; protect or store your lap top!)

I like your nomadic life, my still much loved ex-brother in law did it until he cracked and returned to a paycheck job. He blew up mountains for a living, I used to help, hahaha, strip mining for gold and enlarging ski areas, stuff like that.

Regionals are schweet but nothing campares to burning man :lol:
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