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Absolute No Feathers? OH NO!

Postby Gabbles » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:00 am

This is horrible!
I purchased an indian headdress for $100 especially for this...

on top of that i spent massive amounts of time on quality homemade hair fascinators and an outfit with feather detailing. theyre all very secure, but word is i cant bring that out there. I know this is to prevent things from falling off and impossible to pick up properly..

but do i really have to leave about 70% of my costumes at home now?

the headdress:
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Postby ygmir » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:09 am

I've seen many costumes that look quite nice with 70% missing.......

Is the feather thing a real "rule"?.........or just a strong suggestion.......
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Postby Bob » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:13 am

Go ahead, I talked to the them, and they'll make an exception just for you.

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Postby Token » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:14 am

The rule stems from Feather Boas which are notorious for shedding.

The problem with wearing feathers, even though you may have fastened them so that none can shed; there is now a stigma against feathers of any kind.

I say bring it and see how it goes. Also be prepared for folks to remind you that feathers are not allowed.

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Postby Bob » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:20 am

No, really, I talked to them, and they're also going to announce in the JRS newsletter for everybody to be extra polite to the chick in the Indian headdress.
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Postby Gabbles » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:34 am

Bob wrote:No, really, I talked to them, and they're also going to announce in the JRS newsletter for everybody to be extra polite to the chick in the Indian headdress.


what a positive attitude.

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Postby capjbadger » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:46 am

Bob... being snarky to idiot beggers and trolls is one thing, but being an ass to people with honest questions is just, well, being an ass. Lay off.

Gabbles, the problem isn't just whole feather shedding like boas, the bits of the feather from your headdress WILL shed, no matter what you do short of coating it in a block of resin. And as you know it is quite windy out there. It will shred that headdress.

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Postby AntiM » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:59 am

Badger's quite right, that lovely headdress will die a horrible death from wind and dust. Cherish it and wear it to a Decompression party instead; leave it at home. Those floofy feathers are definitely going to MOOP. Even freakin' pheasant and peacock feathers create MOOP and they're sturdy.


You won't wear 70% of your costumes anyway. Really.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:33 am

Wovoka was a Paiute. Was that the vibe you were going for?

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Postby Dork » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:41 am

I'd say the problem isn't even that the little bits will shred. And they will. The problem is they're a royal pain to find and remove from the playa. They happily fly away in the wind, eventually to catch on a bit of playa. Once there they become buried by flying dust, or it rains and they become embedded. You can't see them unless you're right on top of them, and even then you can't if they're buried at that moment. Later on when the 10th person goes through that spot maybe they'll see it and have to spend several minutes trying to pick the little bits out and try to get them into a trash bag without them flying away again, repeating the process.

Even playa-colored cigarette butts are a piece of cake to pick up compared to feather bits. Spend an hour wandering the playa on foot picking up trash Sunday morning and you'll understand why this rule was created.

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Postby phil » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:50 am

From 2004:

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Postby Bob » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:12 am

See what I mean?

Phil, where's the permission application for that art project?

Failing that, where's the forgiveness application?
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Postby chiefdanfox » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:41 pm

It isn't windy ALL the time. But you never know...

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Postby Sensei » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:27 pm

Hmm, Seattle-ite, eh? Gabbles, you ARE going to Flight To Mars' Prompeii this Saturday night, right? Right! And for dog's sake, don't be late! Vesuvius erupts at 11:11! (Okay, I have absolutely no idea what that means, but it promises to be epic!)

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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:43 pm

It's just darned rude to expect someone to do how many minutes of stoop labor to pick up after you.

AntiM's right, there will be other occassions.
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Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:28 pm

Attach them to your car. According to the DVM (I mean the government Dept of Motor Vehicles) the two things that can legally fly off a moving vehicle are water and feathers.

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Postby phil » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:42 pm

Bob wrote:Phil, where's the permission application for that art project?

It's easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Failing that, where's the forgiveness application?

There is no forgiveness.

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Postby Isotopia » Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:20 pm

but do i really have to leave about 70% of my costumes at home now?


Yes, if you're not actually native American you must leave that iconic injun' feather thing at home.

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Postby Bob » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:04 pm

...unless your name happens to be Tipi Dan.
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Postby Gabbles » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:08 pm

Bob wrote:...unless your name happens to be Tipi Dan.


weird, it is!

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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:12 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:Attach them to your car. According to the DVM (I mean the government Dept of Motor Vehicles)
You mean the DOT, Department of Transportation.

I believe it's cabinet position.
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Postby phil » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:00 am

Well, instead of feathers, Gabbles, ya gotta go here:

http://www.ilaniowear.com/

:->

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Postby Gabbles » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:47 pm

Sensei wrote:Hmm, Seattle-ite, eh? Gabbles, you ARE going to Flight To Mars' Prompeii this Saturday night, right? Right! And for dog's sake, don't be late! Vesuvius erupts at 11:11! (Okay, I have absolutely no idea what that means, but it promises to be epic!)

www.flight2mars.com


Cant, our camp is having a fundraiser at the funhouse (come by, we'll wash your car/bike!) FOR burning man, and then partying afterward!

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Postby Gabbles » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:49 pm

phil wrote:Well, instead of feathers, Gabbles, ya gotta go here:

http://www.ilaniowear.com/

:->


Yeah since this i decided the most respectful considerate thing to do was just to let my dream of feathers go. Ill be instead using that ilanio sort of stuff and other alternatives.

thanks everyone for making me realize its not the end of the world that I dont get to wear my headdress on the playa.

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Postby Bob » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:28 pm

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Re: Absolute No Feathers? OH NO!

Postby EricBlack44 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:40 pm

Dear Bob:

I am posting this to tell you how awsome I think your signature is. I had to think about it for a few to get it. It makes me very happy at the moment.

Sorry about feathers.

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