has burning man *actually* gotten worse?

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things i want to bring

Post by MayNotBeReal » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:13 am

I'm going to burning man. I want to bring:
Molotov cocktails.
A flamethrower (70/30 petrol to napalm ratio, if it matters)
fireworks. really big ones. the sort of fireworks you have to avoid the police because they'll probably confiscate 'em.
A quadbike.

should I? I just want to set things on fire.

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Re: things i want to bring

Post by AntiM » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:41 am

Welcome Aboard.

Try again.

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Re: things i want to bring

Post by Elderberry » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:34 am

Hey there, welcome to ePlaya!

Good luck with that.
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Re: things i want to bring

Post by Ratty » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:14 am

Hi, I was wondering when/if we would hear from you again. Good morning.
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Re: things i want to bring

Post by Token » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:54 pm

I see absolutely no problem with any of that ... on 4th of July.

Please add thermite and magnesium blocks to burn.

Oxyacetylene inflated beach furniture and balls please + tracer rounds from an AR.

Another way to blaze Oxy - Grilled Cheeze Rocket Motor Sandwich cars - fucking outrageous fun!!!

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Re: things i want to bring

Post by Savannah » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:11 pm

Welcome!

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https://burningman.org/event/art-perfor ... e-effects/

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Re: things i want to bring

Post by MayNotBeReal » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:05 pm

actually good advice. thanks man

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Re: things i want to bring

Post by MayNotBeReal » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:07 pm

Token wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:54 pm
I see absolutely no problem with any of that ... on 4th of July.

Please add thermite and magnesium blocks to burn.

Oxyacetylene inflated beach furniture and balls please + tracer rounds from an AR.

Another way to blaze Oxy - Grilled Cheeze Rocket Motor Sandwich cars - fucking outrageous fun!!!
thermite. This guys gets it

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has burning man *actually* gotten worse?

Post by MayNotBeReal » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:19 pm

I'm planning on going to burning man.
obviously, or I wouldn't be here.
I've heard many verterans complain about how terrible buring is, and how in their day it was the closest thing you get to nirvana while still on earth, etc, etc.
but is it "bad"?
sure, compared to the nineties and early 2000's, its probably a little stale, but, when viewed without context (IE not comparing burning man 2018 to burning man 2000) is it actually bad?
I live in NEW ZEALAND, for christs sakes. i plan on going to the US months in advance, and I dont want to go to a burning man thats all burned out. an "ash man" if you like.
that being said, i also plan to take a Flamethrower, several cases of molotovs, and some nice, uber heat resistant gloves to soak with petrol and ignite, so even if burning man is all washed up, i'll still be able to scrounge up some fun.

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Re: has burning man *actually* gotten worse?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:21 pm

I’m pretty sure you’re being satirical and that’s good, but I can’t help mention, you do know you can’t do most of the shit your posts have mentioned, right? And I mean literally can’t, as in you’ll be physically removed and/or arrested.
You missed those days, that was the ‘90s!!! You USED to be able to do whatever you wanted.
So, it seems the answer for you is yes it does suck now.
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Re: has burning man *actually* gotten worse?

Post by Ano » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:35 pm

It's different.

I still enjoy the event. I started coming in 2011. I feel like the event has changed, and I feel like there is a growing population of people who willfully choose to not get the event. It's frustrating to be around these people, and it's frustrating to watch camps grow that support these people.

I can't speak to the chaotic 90's or the crazy early 2000's. I've heard some nutty shit. A really weird person I once met told me a story of driving his car around in 1995 high on acid at breakneck speeds through the Black Rock Desert. It's definitely not like that anymore.

But there just is nothing on earth like being on playa with all of my friends and family, doing stupid shit, having a good time. There's still a lot of room for fun out there. There's still a lot of good people out there. There's still a lot of shenanigans to be had.

Don't be discouraged. Come on out.

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