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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone ever been to it or thought of going? It's approaching....
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Yeah, was planning on going this year, finally, after wanting to for the past five or so, until I met the current SO and picked up all this trackday/racing hoo-ha. No money to go now.

Was in a fire spinning group, (until I didn't have any time to practice and sort of quit) and all the members have been multiple times... still on the list of things to do...

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same for me. i have been planning and hearing so much about it from friends, but bike and moving into a new apartment are taking up all my money. I will definately go in my lifetime.

how long have you been in the group? have any pics? that is super cool
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I thought it was a huge queerbag orgy.
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I thought it was a huge queerbag orgy.
is that how ur mom described her experience?
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is that how ur mom described her experience?
You always talk about my mom. She's really nice, you would probably like her.
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I just read a good article in July's Motorcyclist magazine about it. It looks pretty bizzare and would be interesting.

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Have had many coworkers who have gone and each year I was supposed to something bad always happened in a data center. Interesting stuff though.

It was explained this way: If you even think you're interested in it... you'll love it. Pack and plan ahead though.. it's a desert.

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Has anyone ever been to it or thought of going? It's approaching....
My old coworker use to goto this every year. He showed me a shit ton of pictures... it looks like a huge orgy in the desert mang.

I don't know if I could rough it out in the desert. Though, I'm going to have to goto this thing at least once in my life.. maybe in the next 5 before I'm married and have kids. We should start a CLSB burning man group.

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It's definitely not for the faint of heart, it *is* the desert, and it *is* a teeny bit of survival camping. You have to bring in all of your own supplies, and take all of your trash back out with you. Fortunately there are some porta-potties but otherwise you have to take that out with you too. No pooping on the playa. You're not supposed to pee on it either, but everybody does. You should bring your own shower, but you cannot dump "grey" water on the playa, it has to be recollected and taken out with you when you leave.

The thing I think is funny about this is that they're all very concerned about trash and whatnot, but for all the shit that get burned and the amount of fuel that hits the ground, you'd think they wouldn't burn so much stuff. They do have cleaning crews that have to pick up every remaining feather, sequin, bit of trash after everyone goes home. They wouldn't be able to use the land otherwise.

It gets super hot during the day, and super cold at night - it's the desert. For the most part it's like a big hippy commune. There's no buying or selling, no advertising for profit (although a little of this goes on).

It's a really incredible thing that over the course of a week, on a piece of desert, 30,000 people create a city. Lots of experimental art stuff, yes, lots of nekkid people, lots of blowing shit up, and burning stuff.

Jenya, I was in a group for a season, then I sort of dropped out because I didn't have time to practice, and we're out of town doing bike stuff every weekend. I miss it though. I spun poi and staff, started hooping, but I really wanted to concentrate on contact staff and get into double staff.

I wasn't very good at it, so this happened a lot: (dropped the stick)


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that's sweet Jen I'm another person who has wanted to go for about 10 years now but never actually made it out there due to various reasons. If someone plans a trip out there, definitely count me in
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How to Enjoy Burning Man at Home:

Before eating any food, drop it in a sandbox and lick a battery.

Stack all your fans in one corner of the living room. Put on your most fabulous outfit. Turn the fans on full blast. Dump a vacuum cleaner bag in front of them.

Buy a new set of expensive camping gear. Break it.

Get so drunk you can't recognize your own house. Walk slowly around the block for five hours.

Have a 3 a.m. soul-baring conversation with a drag nun in platforms, a crocodile and Bugs Bunny. Be unable to tell if you're hallucinating. Lust after Bugs Bunny.

Cut, burn, electrocute, bruise, and sunburn various parts of your body. Forget how you did it. Don't go to a doctor.

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How to Enjoy Burning Man at Home:

Before eating any food, drop it in a sandbox and lick a battery.

Stack all your fans in one corner of the living room. Put on your most fabulous outfit. Turn the fans on full blast. Dump a vacuum cleaner bag in front of them.

Buy a new set of expensive camping gear. Break it.

Get so drunk you can't recognize your own house. Walk slowly around the block for five hours.

Have a 3 a.m. soul-baring conversation with a drag nun in platforms, a crocodile and Bugs Bunny. Be unable to tell if you're hallucinating. Lust after Bugs Bunny.

Cut, burn, electrocute, bruise, and sunburn various parts of your body. Forget how you did it. Don't go to a doctor.

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How to Enjoy Burning Man at Home:

Before eating any food, drop it in a sandbox and lick a battery.

Stack all your fans in one corner of the living room. Put on your most fabulous outfit. Turn the fans on full blast. Dump a vacuum cleaner bag in front of them.

Buy a new set of expensive camping gear. Break it.

Get so drunk you can't recognize your own house. Walk slowly around the block for five hours.

Have a 3 a.m. soul-baring conversation with a drag nun in platforms, a crocodile and Bugs Bunny. Be unable to tell if you're hallucinating. Lust after Bugs Bunny.

Cut, burn, electrocute, bruise, and sunburn various parts of your body. Forget how you did it. Don't go to a doctor.


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hey didn't some arsonist already burn the burning man??? i thought i heard one of the guys in my office say something bout that...
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hey didn't some arsonist already burn the burning man??? i thought i heard one of the guys in my office say something bout that...
Read the link posted above you.
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the guy who was arrested looks like he's rolling
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that guy looks so fuggin happy! i need some of what he's takin...
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Burning man used to be a cool counter culture gathering in the desert, but now it's kind stupid. It's become very commercial. Burning man 10 years ago was like the original Woodstock, but now it's like the new Woodstock. Think $40 burning man T shirts, $8 bottles of water, and shit like that.

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Has anyone ever been to it or thought of going? It's approaching....
Well, it started as a big music festival for many types of music - It has since morphed into more of a spectical of the bizzare - From Art to Performing Art to the all out trippy - Music is still a part of it but it has branched into so many other facets as well

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Actually, someone else's cream is the reason for the burning.

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True dat.. Creampie to be exact...

Or did we misunderstand.. Is it "I am burningman", does someone have the itchy scratchy after a little humpy bumpy... I understand the new digs has hardwood floors..... or those corbin seats are really comfy for the reverse cowboy?? Update your shots kids.....

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