Favorite Description of Burning Man ?

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Favorite Description of Burning Man ?

Post by barnz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:49 pm

I would like to solicit people's favorite one-sentence description of "what it is."

This could be something you find incredibly apt or incredibly inapt, doesn't matter.
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e.g. After my wife's first burn she described Burning Man as
Mad Max meets Dr. Seuss in Las Vegas.
That was just nonsensical enough to stick! :lol:
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Post by stew » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:03 pm

"Pack your tent, here's your ticket."

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Post by Orchid » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:24 pm

"Post-apocolyptic survivalist art festival"
"Timothy Leary vs. Dune"
"Mad Peter Max"

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Post by barnz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:35 pm

Orchid wrote: "Mad Peter Max"
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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known on the Playa (especially Ranger Radios) as HOOPY FROOD.

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Post by AntiM » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:42 pm

What, I get to say it first?

Just a fucking dusty camping trip in the desert.

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Post by EB » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:48 pm

Dr. Larry's Relaxation Resort For Young Adults With Overblown Problems.
Irony. You're soaking in it.

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Post by spectabillis » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:00 pm

EB wrote:Dr. Larry's Relaxation Resort For Young Adults With Overblown Problems.
Dr. Larry's Social Playground for Young Adults With Overblown Problems, and it you still have issues you will stay for twenty years!

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Post by barnz » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:52 pm

Personally, I have come to affectionately think of Burning Man as "The Freak Olympics." Of course in the Freak Olympics, everyone makes up their own events. . . :)
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Re: Favorite Description of Burning Man ?

Post by falk » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:04 pm

barnz wrote:Mad Max meets Dr. Seuss in Las Vegas.
Frankly, I think we could end the thread right there. That would be hard to top.

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*sigh* I miss Crash Worship, I wish they'd play here monthly

Post by honeyfire » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:03 am

What i usually say is something to the effect of

This huge weird art festival out in the gnarly desert where you bring EVERYTHING and take EVERYTHING back with you and it's pretty much an acid trip without the acid but with all the sweat.

If it had to be one short sentence, i'd prob go with

A weeklong leave-no-trace Crash Worship show.
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Like Living in a Cartoon

Post by AmbiguousClown » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:00 am

It's not mine, but it's the best description I heard:

"It's like living in a cartoon for a week."
-- Clown

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Post by trypical » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:12 am

Its like being in a snow globe of freaks, fire, music, flashy lights and cool art stuffs.

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Post by dapete » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:35 am

It's a week long art and wine festival in the desert.

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Post by gyre » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:48 am

A beach party that went off the rails.
"Everything is more wonderful when you do it with a car, don't you think?"
-girl by the fire, watching a tree moved by car bumper in the bonfire

It would be a shame if I had to resort to self-deception to preserve my faith in objective reality.

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Post by EB » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:55 am

A beach-in-your-face type of vacation
Irony. You're soaking in it.

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Post by Lassen Forge » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:11 am

It's a camping trip in the desert.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:50 pm

"It's and arts festival, but it's like the Special Olympics of art."

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Post by Tiara » Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:51 pm

Not really kids playing "house", more like adults playing "city".

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Post by scotto » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:47 pm

In prior years I would have said ' Burning Man is an Adult Playland'

After this years burn I have now adopted the following:

'You can vacation in say Jamaica and see things that millions have seen before you and millions will see after you...Or you can trek yourself & stuff to BRC and see things that will only be available for one week to see'

Scotto
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Post by blyslv » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:23 pm

How about it's an opportunity to stretch yourself and maybe grow in ways you'd never even considered?
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Post by cornelius » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:57 pm

Burning Man is a modern tribal Dali-esque neo-apocalypic flaming dust storm sausage factory techno-carnival on L.S.D.; in space.
ROBOTS UNITE

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Post by bigbluedoggy » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:08 pm

"The most fun I know how to have legally"
A plan is what you vary from.

Destiny Lounge has been proven to cause cuteness in small kittens.

Destiny Lounge 3D - located in the 3:00 Plaza at G for 2019! Look for our art installation too: The Temple uv Enlightenment!

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Post by Elliot » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:46 pm

:D
I tell people it is a giant amusement park where all the rides, shows, entertainments and other attractions are invented, built and operated by the visitors themselves.
:D
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NOW HIRING BICYCLE TECHNICIANS
Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Massage Clinic, Body Painting Studio, & Piano Lounge
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Post by ScottV » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:40 am

The biggest, loudest, dustiest, week long show of mind blowing individual creativity you will ever see.

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Post by Samsa Bee » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:11 am

Oh, but this is so much MORE Burnier:
"The biggest, loudest, dustiest, week long world of mind blowing individual creativity you will ever be a part of"
~8~ buzzzzzzzzzz

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Post by ALICEtheGOON » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:33 am

cockshirt convention :oops:

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Post by Bitterman » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:54 pm

Spring Break 2007 ya'll!!!
Bah! Psshhh!

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Post by Karma » Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:29 am

Imagine if every carnival, circus and sideshow in the country got together for one week and made there own city.
"God is a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh".

Voltaire

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Post by nogganoodle » Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:33 am

Its like camping on Mars.
You don't need a license to drive a sandwich

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what is it

Post by playafucker » Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:45 pm

4th of July bbq Halloween rave electric light parade on acid art party pagan spring break mad max hippy freak out in the desert where we burn things and ride bikes.
I can

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