Favorite Description of Burning Man ?

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CLARKcon
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Post by CLARKcon » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:57 pm

I think I read it, but I'll second it: an adult Disneyland/carnival
☕ COFFEE CAMP X:
"The Social Hub of the Uncivilized World"

.: 🔥)'(🔥 2019 // 8 & B :.

oFZo
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Post by oFZo » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:21 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I think you mean Mad Max meets Pippi Longstocking and she gets him pregnant.
Better.
Too many puppies
with guns in their hands.

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Simon of the Playa
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Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:46 am

Burning Man...Land of the Misfit Toys + So, you THINK you can dance divided by Valley of the Dolls times Fitzcarraldo squared.
Frida Be You & Me

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djsiago
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Post by djsiago » Thu May 01, 2008 3:56 pm

PHYSICAL DREAM

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thirt33n
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Burning Since: 2002
Camp Name: Playa Name "Crux"
Location: north

Post by thirt33n » Thu May 01, 2008 4:22 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:Burning Man...Land of the Misfit Toys + So, you THINK you can dance divided by Valley of the Dolls times Fitzcarraldo squared.
i can get that boat over that mountain.....

edited por las htmlles
blow.

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theCryptofishist
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Location: In Exile

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri May 02, 2008 10:23 am

We have a river and a jungle on playa?
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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Simon of the Playa
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Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri May 02, 2008 10:25 am

no, but there is a Jungo.......




and it isnt a road, it's an adventure.
Frida Be You & Me

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djsiago
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burningman

Post by djsiago » Fri May 02, 2008 10:40 am

the man is the industrial symbol for all of us to BURN and unite with art and the nature for 10 days refueling our batteries for frickin 365 days ,
SIAGO

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Simon of the Playa
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed May 07, 2008 12:53 pm

girls night out.
Frida Be You & Me

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Bluelatinsurfer
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Location: Los Angeles

Post by Bluelatinsurfer » Wed May 07, 2008 8:00 pm

3. Cups of eccentric people
2. Table spoon of rainbow dust
1. 64 color box of Crayolas
4. Cloves of party tunes
1. Bag of party favors

Blend all this items in a food processor and pour it all on a dry lake bed for about a week.
Andres A.K.A. Menudo

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Ugly Dougly
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Location: เชียงใหม่

Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu May 22, 2008 8:27 pm

The Fourth of July + Halloween

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gyre
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Post by gyre » Fri May 23, 2008 12:34 am

There's nothing on the playa except dust, wind and dreams.

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Ugly Dougly
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri May 23, 2008 9:28 am

gyre wrote:There's nothing on the playa except dust, wind and dreams.
Right now? Yeah.

Vandanazoe
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Post by Vandanazoe » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:58 pm

A big grown-up sandbox: play with whatever you want.


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Hey Hoopy - that you?

-tribeca of CRTT

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K-mom
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Post by K-mom » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:40 pm

CLARKcon wrote:I think I read it, but I'll second it: an adult Disneyland/carnival
That's actually the description I usually use for Prague.
You call it malt liquor, I call it breakfast.

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Optic
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Post by Optic » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:11 pm

It's an amusement park where everyone brings their own rides

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mars
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Post by mars » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:51 pm

New Year's Eve + Mardi Gras + 50th Birthday Party + Summer Camp + Your Best Dream Ever + Camping Trip + Sleepover Party + Grateful Dead Tour + Outdoor Museum + Rave + Mad Max + Surprise Party + Potluck + Disneyland Electric Light Parade + Carnivale + Pirates = Burning Man
Live as if everyone loves you and thinks you look great. Dance as if no one is watching.

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junglesmacks
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Location: Your mom's tent

Post by junglesmacks » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:36 pm

I tried to describe it many times after returning. It basically came down to this..

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Oh.. my.. fucking.. god..
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.

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Mosin
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Post by Mosin » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:46 pm

Not very original I'm sure, but after my first burn (2007) I explained it to the unaware/uninitiated (colleagues, family, and some friends abroad) as Mad Max meets the Erotic Exotic Ball, meets the Star Wars bar scene, at Woodstock, on the Moon.
Come down with fire - Lift my spirit higher -Someone's screaming my name - Come and make me holy again....

buckycat
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Post by buckycat » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:07 am

Burning Man is the largest temporary synchronicity accelerator in the world.

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C.f.M.
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Camp Name: Stag Camp 810&D

Post by C.f.M. » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:09 am

"It's the darndest thing."

zatzbatz
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Post by zatzbatz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:35 am

It's like Comic Con, The Mermaid Parade, New Years and your birthday happen for a week on the moon.

Also, at Burning Man, no matter what is happening, a rave is also happening.

Also, the whole place always feels to me like what would happen if Salvador Dali drew Spongebob Squarepants.

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burner von braun
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Post by burner von braun » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:41 am

Burning Man is where normal goes to die.

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Frankenstipe
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Post by Frankenstipe » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:24 am

Burning Man Is


Or

Adults having fun so kids will want to grow up
I may be crazy but at least I'm not sane.

marcgorcey
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Post by marcgorcey » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:38 am

Uh... somebody named Fuzzy (not sure) who was a nuclear mechanic on a Navy ship at some point told me, at The Heart Machine:

"BurningMan is the greatest thing I never could have imagined."

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theCryptofishist
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:28 pm

Of course there's always:
The toughest vacation you'll ever love.
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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DancesWithElves
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Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Distrikt
Location: Reno, NV
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A friend of mine recently wrote:

Post by DancesWithElves » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:23 pm

Burning man is a place where if you can imagine it, someone is building it, mixing it up, handing it out, painting it, has a camp about it, dresses like it, cooking it, teaching it, practicing it, driving around in or on it, has a crush on it, wants to sleep with it, will teach it to a group, dance with it...
She who must be obeyed

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Mojojita
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Post by Mojojita » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:39 pm

The world's largest outdoor cocktail party.

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misfit
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Post by misfit » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:46 pm

its like the parking lot at a grateful dead show, only better.
Be happy while you're living, For you're a long time dead.

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mudpuppy000
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Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: THE BELLIGERENT GAP
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Post by mudpuppy000 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:08 pm

A place where you feel like you're on drugs when you're sober.

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