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Old 01-01-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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Burning Man 2010 - Metropolis


Happy New Year!
The Man burns in 246 days!

This year's Main Theme of the Burning Man Art Festival is "Metropolis -- The Life Of Cities." Interpretation is up to you. Clues I'm picking up so far include a bit of Art Deco architecture and George Jetson vehicles. You can expect some "dark" interpretations also -- google the Fritz Lang movie "Metropolis". Some of my camp mates are playing with a pun on the theme sub-title and saying "Decline Of Cities." All in good fun, of course. I think.

Last year I darn near didn't make it -- then scraped together the needed funds at the last minute. Odds are, the same will happen this year! Again, I'm scheduled to be part of Terminal City -- along with Captain Smashy and his red bus. Targeting A Street around 3:15, as before.

If I understand it right, we lost a "burning bus" last year -- lost it to a roadside fire, of all ironic things. Xtevan, are you out there?

Millicent if finally going to get painted -- at Burning Man! Yeah, there will be some dust in the paint, but I have a couple of muralists chomping at the bit.

Otherwise, my main gig will be bicycles. I'm fabricating some weird ones, and my Millicent-converting-buddy Peter is bringing his whymcycles. So if you are into bicycles that go backwards and other bike-weirdness, come on by!




Here I am, in straw hat, on one of my "bicycles" at Burning Man last year.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:49 PM   #2
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Re: Burning Man 2010 - Metropolis


Presumably, your girlfriend has informed you that it is not possible to see and do everything at Burning Man in just one week. But do try anyway! My bicycle activites is a daytime thing. In the evening, the big draw in Terminal City is the Booby Bar.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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Re: Burning Man 2010 - Metropolis

Quote:
...what it offers
Please understand... What Burning Man "has to offer" is first and foremost YOU! ...and 48.999 other creative people like you (more or less). There are no spectators. Start assembling your costumes now.

What do you have or do that is fun or useful for other people? Do you build kites? Bring all your kites and give kite flying lessons. Etc.
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Yes, I fully expect to get lots of dust in the paint. That's OK. Might even add to the charm. "Bragging rights."

Least wind in the mornings.
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The Man burns in 82 days.

Update:
I will be in the Kinetic Cab Company camp, probably on Esplanade near 8:00.

We'll be giving rides in our pedal-powered vehicles. YOU help pedal, yes.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:37 AM   #6
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Re: Burning Man 2010 - Metropolis

Once again Elliot, final Placement is not done!! The final mapping meeting, in fact will be at my home in Fremont Ca next weekend (6-19). I won't be there, 'cuz I'll be working in a gold mine, in NV (goin down down).

Shame on all who post a requested location before even knowing if they are placed!
However, My Gillig will be on Ring road, outside, near 6:30.
Somebody freakin better stop by!!!! 1980 White and Black Gillig, the Prison Bus.
Ask for Sweetthang or WD
Burningman DPW Survey, Flaggers and Placement team.

The guy in the Cushman who stopped Millicent last year!
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Yes, yes, I remember you chasing me down last year! It was good to meet you in person!

I just printed out your location for this year. I shall make a serious effort to visit.

Thank you for correcting me regarding placement! The camp leader says he has been in that vicinity since 2001, but I do know that these things can change. I did say "probably at...", but....

"Oh, Lord I'm so tired."
(Wonder if I could earn a pile of $$$ in a few months up there?)
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Re: Burning Man 2010 - Metropolis

Would love to attend Burning Man but with teenage kids, that just isn't going to happen for a few more years since kids aren't allowed. That leaves .... um... don't think there is anything else like Burning Man in the USA, eh?
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Uh....? Kids not allowed?????

I'm delighted to inform you that you are mis-informed. Not only are kids welcome at the Burning Man Art Festival, but there is a camping "village" called Kidsville, where families with children can expect a bit less noise than average. (Noise = nuclear dance music at 3 AM.)

My camp-mates Peter & Jerri have a two-year-old son, and he has already been to Burning Man twice. Other friends of mine have been bringing their daughter every year since she was born -- she is 11 or 12 now. And so on and so forth.

Granted, Burning Man is not a children's festival. But it is a festival for "kids of all ages", with no-one excluded. Kids under the age of 12 get in free. From there on up they must have a regular ticket.

Let's see.... the average participant age is around 40. Average education level -- sky-high.

All this said... I must repeat my "mantra": Burning Man is not for everyone. But that has nothing to do with age.

Feel free to ask questions.
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All right.... Although I'm not in the management loop for this camp, word is that Kinetic Cab Company -- and Millicent The Bus -- will be on Esplanade near 9:00 Street.
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