Where are the Burning Man hippies??

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Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by nonplatonic » Mon May 18, 2015 4:16 pm

I'm sure all of you are, to an extent, but I'm looking for the legit Haight and Ashbury of BRC.

I'm a virgin and this summer will be me and my friends first burn, and we just want to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. Like minded individuals that enjoy the truly psychedelic things in life :wink:

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by GreyCoyote » Mon May 18, 2015 4:18 pm

Page Two seems a little too far off for this one... :mrgreen:
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Chowski » Mon May 18, 2015 4:20 pm

I don't know about the rest of the hippies, but I can't wait for the Phish Concert on the Doritos Mainstage. Tuesday at midnight at the Trash Fence. Free psychedelics!!!!!!

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon May 18, 2015 4:28 pm

myself, i like the whole PCP mixed with BZ experience.

acid is for pussies.

but seriously,

you're either the worst cop ever, or the stupidest schmuck to ever post on a public forum.


which one is it?
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by some seeing eye » Mon May 18, 2015 4:31 pm

Sleeping in Center Camp? Or just ask any law enforcement officer.
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by nonplatonic » Mon May 18, 2015 4:45 pm

I suck, obviously

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by nonplatonic » Mon May 18, 2015 4:51 pm

I'm borderline retarded regarding forums and bm in general, I just got the open vibe


Buttttttt not the greatest question to ask I guess lol

Don't hate me. What I lack in common sense I make up for with charm and dirty jokes.

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by some seeing eye » Mon May 18, 2015 4:54 pm

You could always meet the people in your regional face to face and ask them http://regionals.burningman.org/.
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by GreyCoyote » Mon May 18, 2015 4:55 pm

Make it a point to check-in with the DanceSafe LEOs near Centercamp. They do on-the-spot quality checks of most illegal drugs. They will let you know if any of your stash is adulterated with "bad stuff".

Their corr goal is harm reduction and education. Good folks. They have satellite offices in Pershing County if you need a place to sleep something off, and they provide free transportation. They also have a free lawyer referral service (public defenders office) if you need it.

If you are too fucked-up to find them, flag-down any BLM or law enforcement officer for help.

Be safe out there!!!
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Lonesomebri » Mon May 18, 2015 5:20 pm

The legit Haight and Ashbury hippies are gonna be doing what they always do, begging for tickets at the gate.
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by digital » Mon May 18, 2015 5:23 pm

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by DoctorIknow » Mon May 18, 2015 5:47 pm

Keep your ears peeled for hand drumming circles, but you need not hurry to bike or walk to them: they will be there for hours endlessly playing a 5 beat or 3 beat repetition with most of the circle not even listening to anyone who might have rhythm.

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon May 18, 2015 5:49 pm

nonplatonic wrote:I suck, obviously

we did not say that, it's just, gee whiz, golly...

no introduction, not a "Hey, How are Ya, My Name is...."


nothing....no foreplay

straight to the "WHERE CAN I FIND SOME LSD" post...

wtf did you expect?

welcome to eplaya, btw.
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by digital » Mon May 18, 2015 5:53 pm

Yes, welcome!

There are many psychedelic friends on the playa. Asking though the Internet, though, not so wise.

:D

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by nonplatonic » Mon May 18, 2015 5:56 pm

some seeing eye wrote:You could always meet the people in your regional face to face and ask them http://regionals.burningman.org/.
Thank you. This is so freaking helpful. You're the only non sarcastic replier. I appreciate it so much :cute:

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by nonplatonic » Mon May 18, 2015 5:58 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:The legit Haight and Ashbury hippies are gonna be doing what they always do, begging for tickets at the gate.
Lol touché

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by nonplatonic » Mon May 18, 2015 6:00 pm

digital wrote:Yes, welcome!

There are many psychedelic friends on the playa. Asking though the Internet, though, not so wise.

:D
Duly noted. Thank you :)

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by some seeing eye » Mon May 18, 2015 6:10 pm

Actually Simon is exaggerating, there was a very clueless female festival hippie that was going to bring a baby or was late stage pregnant as well as being unprepared. Wish I could find that thread!

We expect law enforcement to monitor ePlaya and they work on the playa and the roads to and from to collect the "stupid tax". ePlaya is part of the Burning Man corporation and therefore cannot encourage any illegal behavior.

If you meet your regional in person, and you are an undercover LEO, and you harsh their mellow, they might just roast you (metaphorically).
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Post by lucky420 » Mon May 18, 2015 6:14 pm

Hola and hello... :mrgreen:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by Bless » Mon May 18, 2015 6:20 pm

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by trilobyte » Mon May 18, 2015 7:06 pm

Welcome to the site, you've hopefully just learned a valuable lesson about posting the first thing that pops into your head without first taking the time to do any reading or getting to know a community. :wink: It may surprise you to know that BRC isn't segregated, you'll find people of all walks of life all over the city.

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by nonplatonic » Mon May 18, 2015 8:32 pm

I wasn't asking for drugs guys lol

Just hippies

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Ratty » Mon May 18, 2015 9:35 pm

Funny you should mention it. I sold a bunch of my stuff at the flea yesterday. Including my 2 old roach clips and a small rolling machine. I kept the peace buttons and American flags. Oh, I'm still a hippie. I'm just not as hip.
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by A-RockLeFrench » Mon May 18, 2015 11:38 pm

nonplatonic wrote:I wasn't asking for drugs guys lol

Just hippies.
That is exactly what an undercover cop would say.

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Eric » Tue May 19, 2015 12:15 am

nonplatonic wrote:I'm sure all of you are, to an extent, but I'm looking for the legit Haight and Ashbury of BRC.
I'm not sure if you've been to Haight-Ashbury recently, but there isn't a hippie to be found. It's chain stores, wrecked "punk" trash (that haven't gotten the memo that punk came out at the same time as disco & their look is as stagnant & dated as bell-bottoms), and wanna-be wrecked trash that actually has mommy & daddy over in the east bay if things ever get too bad. I am most certainly not looking for anything like the Haight, past or present.

The closest you'll come to the "legit Haight and Ashbury" is Center Camp Cafe, where there is endless bad poetry, people doing yoga, bad singers, bad bands, and strung out people passed out on couches, with a pseudo-Starbucks serving coffee. This, sadly, is not a snarky comment, but my honest feelings on the cafe. (YMMV)
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by AntiM » Tue May 19, 2015 5:46 am

The Haight wasn't even the legit Haight by the time I hit it in the 70s.

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Aurelia » Tue May 19, 2015 7:20 am

and still are

but not at burning man

there, we are busy, working
taking care of the life forms

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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue May 19, 2015 7:44 am

The hippies are at the Rainbow Festival.
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Dr Helix » Tue May 19, 2015 9:05 am

Eric wrote:
nonplatonic wrote:I'm sure all of you are, to an extent, but I'm looking for the legit Haight and Ashbury of BRC.
I'm not sure if you've been to Haight-Ashbury recently, but there isn't a hippie to be found. It's chain stores, wrecked "punk" trash (that haven't gotten the memo that punk came out at the same time as disco & their look is as stagnant & dated as bell-bottoms), and wanna-be wrecked trash that actually has mommy & daddy over in the east bay if things ever get too bad. I am most certainly not looking for anything like the Haight, past or present.

The closest you'll come to the "legit Haight and Ashbury" is Center Camp Cafe, where there is endless bad poetry, people doing yoga, bad singers, bad bands, and strung out people passed out on couches, with a pseudo-Starbucks serving coffee. This, sadly, is not a snarky comment, but my honest feelings on the cafe. (YMMV)
Spot on about the Haight. I have friends that come in and they always want to see it, as if "the Summer of Love" still exists. So I give them a flower, play Scott Mackenzie's "If You're Goin' to San Francisco" and head for Berkeley.
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Re: Where are the Burning Man hippies??

Post by Zubeneschamali » Tue May 19, 2015 9:22 am

Nonplatonic, this might help your planning:


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