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Old 03-24-2008, 06:35 PM
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Annual "Burning Man" event in Nevada: Anyone know about it?

I have been made aware of this and it sounds very interesting and have been given the opportunity to attend it this year.

Has anyone ever been to it, or knows anything about it?

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Old 03-24-2008, 06:40 PM
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alright i saw a video of last years burning man and i will say that it is very interesting. Lots of naked ugly people walking around. The event has to do wih art and everything there is art. from what most people bring or represent is art. If i could rap everything up in a couple of words i would have to say "artistic hippy convention". if you have the chance to go just go, it sure will be interesting, maybe not of your liking but hey if you enjoy it when you get there then have a great time.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:06 PM
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Its a gay ol time.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:06 PM
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We did ’04 and ’06. An absolute blast.

Must have:
Dust Masks
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Light cotton everything.
Many (as in MANY), memory cards for your camera.
Tons of water
Long tent spikes and a heavy hammer.
Single?... Condoms
Married?... Take the wife, for sure. (And, keep telling each other you’ll never see these folks ever again.)

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Pretend you’re 19 to 23 again.
If anyone hears your wifes Brit accent and asks where she’s from – don’t say: Texas.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:16 PM
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$210 per ticket and no ticket sales at the gate.

Nevermind, the $210, $225 and $250 tickets are sold out.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:26 PM
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I have been made aware of this and it sounds very interesting and have been given the opportunity to attend it this year.

Has anyone ever been to it, or knows anything about it?
A friend of mine went several times back in the '90's and said it was a blast. I don't know anybody else.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:56 PM
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From what I've read, you can't drive any "conventional" vehicles - only artsy, home built creations. I believe they have a tanker truck there selling gas at astronomical rates as well. Some friends and I were going to go there and do Mad Max re-inactments but after seeing the price and the logistics of getting everyone and the vehicles there, we kind of bagged that idea...
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:45 PM
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Take a good carbon filter respirator, mainly for the tight fit to your face -- the paper dust masks might not be sufficient, but would be better than nothing. A woman friend of mine whose son goes frequently tells me it's the kind of dust that can damage your lungs -- moreso than regular old dust. They sometimes have hellacious dust storms.

I hear the thing is so huge, you can never really see all of it. I might go someday but the older Rainbow gatherings appeal to me more.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:49 PM
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I've thought it would be fun to go to at least once. Maybe I'll put it on my "bucket list." The photographs and video I've seen of it were really wild! I think the first time I ever heard of it was in Wired magazine.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:02 PM
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its an tawdry event for a bunch of homosexuals, hippies, and nudists
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:03 PM
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its an tawdry event for a bunch of homosexuals, hippies, and nudists
I think we're pretty much all in agreement that it would be a lot of fun. Your comment is redundant, sir!
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:15 PM
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I live only a couple hours away from where it takes place but I've never gone and probably never will. I don't know about homos, but yes a lot of hippies and a lot of drunks hang out there. No thanks.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:19 PM
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Oh, c'mon. Where's your sense of adventure?
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:21 PM
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IMO there are much better outdoor activities around here than this event. Things like skiing, swimming (in Lake Tahoe or Pyramid) or hiking.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:21 PM
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I bet Chuck Norris would go . . . .

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