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Burning Man 09 >.>

SoularisSoularis Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in PAX Archive
So i heard about burning man like 3 years ago or so and i always thought it SOUNDED really kool.

Well somehow i came across the website today and it seems that it is a week long even for the week prior to labor day. now this will interfere with pax for 08 but i was thinking we could get a group of ppl together for pax 09 where we party it up at pax then continue on down south to some Nevada desert where they hold burning man and party it up some more!

Personally i think its a great idea and this gives us 2 years to plan it all out and save up >.>

http://www.burningman.com/ for more info...

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    SoularisSoularis Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Well I have found a pool of pictures from Burning Man and if you would like to check it out here is the link!

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/burningman/pool/page1/

    Just a heads up SOME of them are NSFW...

    Most of the images make it look like a art festival but i think they describe it on their website as a social comunity experiment or something like that.

    I think the some of the art in the images is amazing. Also once your there all monitary echanges are frowned upon. the only thing you can buy there is ICE and coffee and the proceeds of that go to help local tribes and the highschool for near by towns. if you need anything else you are encoraged to get to know your nabors and use the barter system.

    I was considering bringing various trinkets and stuff just for bartering.
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    This one is worth checking out on the Flickr page ppl have left notes as to where some of the main art things were and stuff you can follow this LINK



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    Now i only added this cause far as i can tell allot of this kinda stuff is present there. Also i thought it was an amazing job! Especially for being self done.
    [Moe Fwacky edit: NSFW spoilered image removed, um yeah, we don't do that here, the only reason this thread is still here is because we're in the Post-PAX/PAX off-season and it's not hurting anything, another picture like that though and it's gone]

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    b0wserb0wser PAX HHL Deputy Manager CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I don't think any human would actually be capable of doing a full weekend of PAX, and then going to BurningMan for a week. That sort of endurance is just purely unheard of!

    To sum it up without any sort of advertising pitch, the event is a week long gathering of hippies in the middle of the desert. Most people get entirely wasted on any variety of drugs, and sand penetrates everything deeply. Especially your clothing, and your food.

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    SoularisSoularis Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    "Burning Man is an eight-day-long festival organized by Black Rock City, LLC, under the guidance of founder Larry Harvey. The festival is held annually and ends on the American Labor Day holiday in September. The festival takes place on the playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, 90 miles (150 km) north-northeast of Reno. Though the specific location on the playa changes from year to year, the location has been quite constant in recent years. The temporary city is an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. [1] The event takes its name from the ritual of burning a large wooden sculpture of a man on the sixth day."

    -straight from wikipedia

    I can do it...

    In fact im taking bets...

    and maybe donations lol!

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    SoularisSoularis Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Well truth be told, Im not comfortable with most heights and i strait up hate ladders however I am seriously considering Skydiving lessons. I've always kinda considered it and last night i actually spent ALLOT of time looking into it after spending almost as much time looking into burning man 09 last night!

    My total hate of ladders is simply cause i don't feel safe on them. They never seem secure and i always feel like it will fall over landing on my in all sorts of hideous pain.

    Heights in general i dont have much of a problem with as long as i feel safe and sturdy. Im mean your not gonna see me jumping across rafters more than 2 stories up... well maybe only the first story considering the longer the ladder the more i dislike it lol.

    Now i think i can pull off sky diving cause the idea of it seems fairly safe to me and i think the freefall would be amazing. and from what i understand the landing with modern day chutes are close to hopping down from like two steps up or so.

    Now all i have to do is lose about 20lbs and save up about 1500 bucks for all the training to be certified. im thinking this can work hand in hand considering i can just not spend cash on food! that will save me cash and not eating will lose the weight... at least in theory lol

    anywho maybe i can get this down and then skydive into burning man in 09!

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    Landings can still snap your legs like twigs. I'm not trying to dissuade you from doing it, it's just the fact of the matter.

    Also, you'd think that "it's so high that it's not like being on top of a 14,000 foot high ladder." But it's exactly like that when you are about to jump out.

    It's incredibly awesome though.

    Also, it has nothing to do with PAX.

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    SoularisSoularis Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    in theory it could but with todays safety measures and stuff it is supposedly unlikely.

    its not so much the hight that bothers me its the ricketyness of ladders and my lack of a harness that bothers me.

    And i posted this here cause i wanted to share it with the pax community.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Thanks for letting us know?

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    yoshamanoyoshamano The fuck is this. The fuck was that. Marshall, Soviet MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I've always wanted to check out Burning Man, so your idea intrigues me. I can also take large chunks of vacation time from work so the extended trip wouldn't be the problem. Consider me interested. I'd like to try and shoot for next year though, just miss a couple of days of burning man because of PAX (if it's more than two, then it's not worth it though). I'll just have to see how things pan out as far as dates and money go. Also, I might just have to throw myself in front of a bus when I get home from PAX/Burning Man because of the amount of concentrated awesome those two weeks would have, and the total lack of awesome back home, lol.

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    SoularisSoularis Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    LoL

    well this next year really wont work since pax takes place the last 3 days of burning man. So basically we would be missing the actual burning of the man and much of the other stuff as well.

    This year woulda been great since it started like the day after pax. I didnt have the cash to do it this year though anyway.

    I think Atray on the forums here would be intrested as well. I know him in person and he seemed kinda intrested as well. My room mate thought it would be kool but he was honest about and and said he prolly couldn't handle being in the desert for a week so i doubt he would be comming.

    I dont supose you have MSN or Xfire do ya? I have a yahoo and an AIM acc but i dont have a msger that supports them at this time... ICQ i gave up on a long time ago...

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    BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I've always kinda wanted to see burning man as well, just for the sheer artistic value. But getting at least a week and a half off from "real life" seems near impossible. :(

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    burning man is the biggest hippie fest around. such a waste of time, just sit in your room and get high with your friends like everyone else.

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    BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    burning man is the biggest hippie fest around. such a waste of time, just sit in your room and get high with your friends like everyone else.

    But... I don't get high. The only "drug" I do is alcohol on occasion. But from what I have heard the event is rather amazing to see. Also, I like hippies. especially old ones :) they tend to be cool people.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    watch some TLC matches of wrestling. If they can pull off some of that crazy shit on ladders, what's climbing compared to say, diving off onto a man's sternum?

    edit: WHOA, wrong thread. my bad. i need to be directed to that thread about ladders.

    but i'll leave this here for posterity.

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    stiillstiill Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I went to both this year, even with quite a bit of crunch time at work. :P Still worked out-- I just wasn't able to get to Burning Man until Wednesday. The only drawback is that I wish I'd had a little more time at Burning Man, and I felt like Wednesday and Thursday had a much friendlier and more laid back crowd than Saturday.

    I highly recommend doing both, though. It's totally possible-- you'll want your Burning Man trip planned out in advance anyway.

    You could even theoretically show up next year at Burning Man on Monday, and then leave on Friday, and somehow... well, you'd have to clean up and unpack and return the rental and all. Probably not a good idea. :P I wish the events didn't conflict, I actually think there's more of an interest overlap between burners and PAXers than people realize. :)

    EDIT: holy crap, someone needs to revoke my emoticon license.

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    atrayatray Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    burning man is the biggest hippie fest around. such a waste of time, just sit in your room and get high with your friends like everyone else.

    Look at those pictures and then try and say that again.

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    SoularisSoularis Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I acquired 3 movies about it and have had the chance to watch one of them so far "Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock" an though i don't believe it was as good as the documentary i caught so many years ago they had reporters always saying that it was a sex crazed drug fest as well and the ppl on the documentary tried their best to dissuade this myth. According to them its more of a gathering for those ppl that kinda feel they don't have a perfect place in society to get together with other ppl of like mind.

    And ima have to admit sometimes i feel kinda like that. but to me as i watch the video it seemed like it an artistic spiritual environment. I personally like being around other unique ppl cause then when I act out how i would like to i don't feel like a total ass.

    I personally love art and the way it expresses feelings without actually having to say a thing. Photography is also amazing how it can capture a perfect moment and save it forever to be shared with others. I personally am kinda disappointed i never got more into it.

    Stiill ~ you should give us an idea of how much food and water and stuff we should bring as well as some hot items we could bring for bartering? I have like a whole bag of ATI lanyards from last years pax is that good barter material or what?!

    Anywho since you have been to both i would love to hear more from you about it. A first hand account would be awesome.

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