shroom wrote:I'll be there in 2013. I hope 2012 thinned out the newbie fucktards from coming back.
unjonharley wrote:shroom wrote:I'll be there in 2013. I hope 2012 thinned out the newbie fucktards from coming back.
I'll be seeing you in all the old places 2013.. Hope the new tards return with new and better to make Black Rock City the place it is....
vargaso wrote:Dust and playa conditions were pretty average, which was nice considering the dire predictions of Dustocalypse.
parracky parrot wrote:Well, the dust didn't look *that* bad this year (no ticket, so I've been on ustream continuously since last sun) compared to 2008. They say only 40 thousand were left for the Man burn, so chalk it up to the 30% new blood who can't handle it.
Exodus on Monday - what the FUCK? I spent nine hours in that line last year, this year Nothing. At 3:00PM there was a half hour wait, but by 5:00 it was a clean drive through. By 9:00 they sent the gate crew home. From the video feed a lot of people are waiting 'till tuesday.
mgb327 wrote:Well, I think it was a very fine burn. I camp at 3:30 and J, so we had the WORST roads. The softness wasn't so bad, but the little "potholes" made it real uncomfy. I brought a trike this year, that was a good decision. The whiteouts just made the week more special, even the Opulent massive party Friday night was incredible in the apocolyptic MadMax weather. The raods were tough, but the playa was pretty good. I thought the fireworks were much "smaller" than last year, in all the big burns. Tons of darktards, just tons. Saw a few frat-boys harassing some topless women, I probably should have explained shit to the children-boys, but didn't. This year was much more emotional for me, as I lost my best friend of 40 years 2 weeks before the Sat man burn. The Temple was my main focal point, in hindsight. (R.I.P John B., you are sadly missed). Next year I need to figure out a different way to return to my home here in Va., as I spent 3 days driving alone, went from laughing to crying....for 3 days. Overall, the music was stellar, I heard the best of my life, Root and Opulent were really stepping up to the plate on the awesomness scale. I went, I loved it, I will return.
steve.t.sullivan wrote:I was camped at 3 and F. The roads were difficult. There were occasional whiteouts. But anyone who considers this year to have been a "dustpocalypse" is a total wuss. =p
Candybox wrote:steve.t.sullivan wrote:I was camped at 3 and F. The roads were difficult. There were occasional whiteouts. But anyone who considers this year to have been a "dustpocalypse" is a total wuss. =p
The dust wasn't too bad during the burn because it rained just before BM started. We were building art on the playa the week before, and it was EXTREMELY dusty. A couple days especially was just whiteout after whiteout, over and over. One particular day had more dust storms than I'd experienced in the past two years combined. Some strong windstorms too. It stopped being amusing after awhile, and really delayed our construction, the high winds especially.
tommyzed wrote:My thoughts:
But through it all, it is still my Home. There are still many, many pockets of awesome - and there's simply nothing like it anywhere else in the world. I think it's up to us to be vigilant in guarding the Playa's core values and teaching the new generation what it means to be a Burner. The simpler, glory days may be over, but the Playa still has so much to give. I'll be back in 2013.
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