Minimum Greet Lane?

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by VultureChow » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:39 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I wonder if a bunch of you showed up ready to "man" a curmudgeon greeter's lane if you could make that happen.
Given the overlap btw eplaya and BDC, this shouldn't be too hard to pull off for the BDC greeter shift. The hardest part is keeping Doc from picking off the choice bits of meat.
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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Lonesomebri » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:44 pm

curmudgeon greeter's lane
start the thread

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Savannah » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:19 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:I rode out to the gate one day back a few years, turns out it must have been Wednesday, but, yeah, watching the new arrivals greeted by and then hug a naked person... That is great. Very very very cool. Loved watching it. A Jackass buddy I know convinced me that the newbs rolling in dust at the gate wasn't as annoying as I thought, it just gets alot of the reservations, apprehensions, and fake boundaries out of the way real fast. Gets the party started. As with the pulling up with the family in the RV, the naked Greet let's 'em know.
It really does. I was petrified before my first Burn in a way that I cannot properly articulate, except to say that I cried on the way to my rideshare drop-off. :oops: When I finally met the Greeters, I realized that Burners were my kinda people, & everything was going to be okay.

I am obviously a bit protective of Greeters, having done it before and being an insufferable Greety person by nature, but they really do have a function, if primarily for new people. And trust me--Gate does not want to hand out the W/W/W, or tell people which side of the city is the quieter side, or where Playa Info is, or any of that. That would make the Gate line even longer. :shock:
Anyway, if I rolled to the gate and was greeted by Savannah, well, I think that would cause me to totally solidify my support for the Greeters.
Thank you, Bri--it was such a treat meeting you this year. You are wickedly funny. :D
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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Lonesomebri » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:34 pm

Love the Greeters!




I am so easily compromised.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by ygmir » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:41 pm

Greeters...........ah the volumes.

well they do serve a good and needed purpose, I know, cause I was told so.
and yeah, Gate does not want to hand stuff out and give directions, except to suggest "auto fornication" if you ask dumb stuff.

The question here, Savannah, is, were you costumed, or not, when greeting?
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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Savannah » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Of course I was! I was a Pirate one year, Satan the following year (had an embroidered name patch and everything) . . .

Satan doled out spankings with a yardstick, as the Dark Lord Mephistopheles is apparently wont to do. Hell and parochial school have many similarities. I didn't realize until months later that Greeters does NOT officially sanction spanking any longer. Whoops!

(Fortunately, I never offered--I waited to be asked.)
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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Lonesomebri » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:16 pm

Satan doled out spankings with a yardstick
ALL HAIL GREETERS

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by gyre » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:20 pm

You guys do understand that greeter's gate is a blm requirment, yah?


Good idea to ask how many times someone has attended and tailor information to that.
It can be quick.

I make new people pass a test to enter.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Lonesomebri » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:27 pm

gyre wrote:You guys do understand that greeter's gate is a blm requirment, yah?
Lawyer talk, to add to the hippie talk.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by gyre » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:56 pm

Clearly you haven't been greeted by me yet.


Yeah, lawyer talk for attempting to inform people of the rules for the potties, without which the burn has a half life in hours.
And a few other sundries like the speed limit, etc.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by ygmir » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:59 pm

gyre wrote:Clearly you haven't been greeted by me yet.


Yeah, lawyer talk for attempting to inform people of the rules for the potties, without which the burn has a half life in hours.
And a few other sundries like the speed limit, etc.
that has to be an elite group!!
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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:08 pm

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by gyre » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:11 pm

I actually intended to rush people through, and tried to.
It became clear that people wanted a show for the virgins.
Sometimes I even fool the veterans at first.
I sort of morphed the quick info, get em through thing into qualifying people to enter.
I make them answer questions or get sent back to reno.

Veterans, I get in quickly, after the obligatory "Holy shit, you've been coming twenty years!" thing.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by gyre » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:12 pm

It was actually what I was most looking forward to this year.

Next year.


Not that elite anyhow.
I did a 12 hour shift once.
It's addictive.

To be fully honest, a more traditional greeter/raver told me I am not 'perky' enough.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by msj2u » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:57 pm

I would so like a minimum greet lane!!! I was advised not to put anything negative here, so I'll be good.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Savannah » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:59 pm

You can be negative here, provided you're not name-calling, spamming, asking for advice on doing something illegal, and don't mind arguing.
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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Martiansky » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:03 pm

Savannah wrote:You can be negative here, provided you're not name-calling, spamming, asking for advice on doing something illegal, and don't mind arguing.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by ygmir » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:09 pm

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Savannah » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:15 pm

ygmir wrote:written on a wall:

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by gyre » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:28 pm

msj2u wrote:I would so like a minimum greet lane!!! I was advised not to put anything negative here, so I'll be good.

MSJ
A more visible lane for this seems like a good idea overall.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by msj2u » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:32 pm

Savannah,

Thanks, but since I've never been a greeter, I'll just leave it be.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by VultureChow » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:30 am

robbidobbs wrote:
VultureChow wrote:Since my greeters shtick was a bit more fuckery than huggery, I asked very seriously if there were any virgins in the car. If so, then on with the routine. If not I immediately smiled and said "Welcome home. Would you like to get out and give me a hug or would you like to just continue on to camp?"

Very, very few people said no to the hug.
YOU WERE FUCKING TERRIFIC VC ON POOP PATROL! What a gift you gave of yourself at Greeters Station!
You were so loaded for bear after going on shift with me. I so appreciate you getting in the Poop Mobile just before greeter shift!
And after seeing you at the M&G it was secured: YOU are a fucking rock star out there. I so want you in my car again!
That means a lot to me Robbi. I always worry that I'm fitting in, or trying desperately not to screw up. This year I became a little less cautious.

BTW, I'm always up for another shift.
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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:30 am

i have always greeted people with gold chains and dead raccoons....



but thats me... :twisted:
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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by AntiM » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:38 am

I want to see a dead raccoon merkin.

Carry on.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by ygmir » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:49 am

AntiM wrote:I want to see a dead raccoon merkin.

Carry on.
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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by gyre » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:16 am

I suppose the disco look never completely fades away ...

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Tanzremix » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:53 pm

trilobyte wrote:I kid with regards to saying proper. But seriously - get involved with bigger projects next year. The bigger the project, the earlier you arrive (with proper paperwork, of course). The earlier you arrive, the quicker you get through gate and greeters.
Took us four hours after arriving Friday around 5pm :( They had four lanes on the left merging into one, which turned into a serious mess pretty quickly. After driving 12 hours behind the wheel of a 45'er with a stick shift :cry: Unlucky I think, and the only real crime was delaying our much anticipated after-drive beers.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by cammi hudson » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:43 pm

Or you could show up on Wednesday pre event. The gate people were still handing out the Books and information. Went straight to my camp and got hit by a 4 hour windstorm. But still there should be a couple of lanes dedicated to those who wish to skip the greeters and want to go straight to their camps.

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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by Savannah » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:20 pm

Tanzremix wrote:
trilobyte wrote:I kid with regards to saying proper. But seriously - get involved with bigger projects next year. The bigger the project, the earlier you arrive (with proper paperwork, of course). The earlier you arrive, the quicker you get through gate and greeters.
Took us four hours after arriving Friday around 5pm :( They had four lanes on the left merging into one, which turned into a serious mess pretty quickly. After driving 12 hours behind the wheel of a 45'er with a stick shift :cry: Unlucky I think, and the only real crime was delaying our much anticipated after-drive beers.
To be fair . . . that's Gate, not Greeters.

Although a pokey Greeter (if you had one) after 4 hours in the Gate line isn't fun.
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Re: Minimum Greet Lane?

Post by cammi hudson » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:18 am

Anyone that volunteers no matter where is what one of the parts burning man is made of but out of curiosity and yes I've looked through the burning man site. Is stopping at greeters mandatory. Yes I know that from gate road they funnel you to greeters and anyone driving off gate/greeters road quickly gets the attention of perimeter and the BLM and that greeters gives a lot of vital info but is this mandatory? Can burners who have been to the event many times just wave at the greeters and be on their way? Those who have or are current greeters you all do a great job for those who wish to stop or are virgins to burning man.

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