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Old 06-17-2005, 12:43 AM   #1
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who is going to burning man? I have never been but sort of want to go. open to any advice, suggestions, etc. thanks.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:33 AM   #2
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I'm going to burningman. This is my 2nd year.

It's actually getting kinda late in the year to not have made up your mind as to weather you're going or not. For most of us, the trip to burningman requires a really big commitment of time and resources.

Tickets now are now $250 each. That's still not a bad price when you realize that you're there for 8 days. Tickets were only about $150. when they first went on sale in january. I think that most everyoen that goes to the event probably spends at least $1,000 by the time the trip is finished. That inculdes camping stuff, food, transpotation to and from, ect. Certianly the trip can be done for a lot less, or a lot more depending on what you feel you NEED to survive in the desert for more than a week.

where are you from?
any more ???
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:12 PM   #3
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I really want to go, but like Jason said, its a little late to jump into it. Plus I have to convence the little lady that she wants to camp in the middle of the desert for a whole week with a bunch of hippies jk. I would also have quite a drive and Im not 80% sure my rig can make it.

So im gonna work like hell to go in 2006 or 2007
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:13 AM   #4
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I can't wait. And thus far it's cost me about 4,500 bucks, but that includes a new skoolie. Um, that was not exactly in my personal budget, but there it is.

Somehow we'll all have to figure out a way to meet up--we'll probably recognize buses, BUT friends of mine shared an experience of BM this way:

They met a guy who told them to stop by his camp later on, gave his address in BRC and said they couldn't miss it, his camp was the one with the big red bus with the couch on the roof. Well, they missed it, and explained that BM was one of the few places that a red bus with a couch on the roof was tough to spot...

I CAN'T WAIT!!
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:23 AM   #5
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several people were unable to find my bus, and it's 37 feet long, has a big yellow rack on top, and flames down the sides.

Once i find out where my camp is gonna be this year, i'll let ya'll know. Last year i lived at 5 o'clock and venus.

The first couple days i was there i thought i'd go around and take photo's of all the buses. About 50 buses later i gave up!

The outer roads (rings) like neptune are several miles long.

If anone wants a ride, i'm still looking for up to 2 more passengers.

*just a note: I edited the title of this thread to "burningman", all one word.
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:06 PM   #6
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when exactly is it this year? and by ''it is getting kind of late" does that mean it is too late? I have tried looking up information but I am still somewhat baffled by the scope of it. and how diverse a crowd is it? all I can find is information on naked and drugged hippies (not that I have problems with naked and drugged hippies.... just wondering if that is the norm/target audience).
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:55 PM   #7
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http://www.burningman.com/ <<---I know you've looked it up but the dates are there.
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The man always burns on the saturday of labor day weekend. Everyone pretty much goes home by sunday or monday.

the official dates are : Aug 29-Sept 5, 2005
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Black Rock City is the Burner Metropolis created, and erased yearly. Tons of web info about BurningMan each has their own slant.... Read as much as you can, embrace the "Leave No Trace" philosophy. The 'No Spectator' slogan implies that you should be as much spectacle as spectator, so be prepared to have your skoolie decorated to the 9's. Add a DMV (Dept. of Mutant Vehicle) license to drive the playa (no dust) a night license would be truely awe inspiring. Idle 2-4 mph allowing people on and off SAFELY would be IDEAL. You may need crowd control. Train others to share the work/fun or driving will be a chore, that grounded the Pyramobilisk.
My best times ('99, '00, '02) were AWAY from camp, in the city, and it is hard to take much with you on foot or playa pounder (shitty bike). Ability to cruise in and out would be a dream for me. There are art installations over a mile away from Center camp, and being able to move from a noisy area, or to one will be worth the effort of getting there.Best of luck, bring sunscreen and plenty of water (piss clear). This can take much free time from January on, if you aren't careful.
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The 'No Spectator' slogan implies that you should be as much spectacle as spectator
I have a crazy costume or two planned for this year, including a fully encapusalating class A hazardous-material suit. I also submitted the paperwork (and there is a lot of it! many many hoops to jump through) to the DMV to register the bus as an art car a couple months back.

I plan to spend at least 1 or 2 days just wandering around and having zero contact with my bus. The bus is a great attraction. but last year i got so busy being a host that i didn't get nearly enough time to go off and expierenence the community. Sure we made trips into and around the playa, but not as many as i would have liked.
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