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  1. #101
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    mtm - you got a Vogmask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    I float and just land in a camp somewhere every year.
    Been in camps from 5 to 10 to 20 to 30 or more, from Esplanade to the outer rim on L.
    But l like smaller camps away from plug and plays.
    Does that make you a Vagaburner?
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Freeballer is the word I use. What's cool is meeting people and getting invited to camp with them a year later and it's as bonding as the maggots summits, etc. Quite similar at many levels, actually. What once was the vagaburner status quo way of the burn has evolved to become a city in and of itself with class distinctions as silicon valley ownerizes a big chunk of real estate on the playa and billionaires build luxury condos for the week with two servants per person in camps of luxury. It's a vacation for everyone and it really is a social networking event, too. I think people enjoy it to whatever level they can afford and that's cool.

    I was just reading a bunch of the articles on an NYT page that were written over the years about the burn.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/f...gtype=Homepage

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/s...pgtype=Article

    Hopefully, you don't get paywalled on the links.

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    Andrew Wyatt has an incredible album of his burn photography here:

    https://www.facebook.com/andrewwyatt...0414869&type=3

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    this thread is about to get relevant. I gave up my tix for this year, 2020 is officially locked

    you kooks have fun
    Hello darkness my old friend

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    Wait?!?!?!?!?! You gave them up???????
    Were they DGS tix in a camp?
    Tickets are true unobtainium more and more every year


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    The heat is on and the pressure builds....


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    We get camp tickets and I build enough to get em

    Outside of that the camp got nada

    I think the robot ticket buyers fucked the whole thing. If you are a scalper pos this is the Super Bowl for you


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhelihiker View Post

    I think the robot ticket buyers fucked the whole thing. If you are a scalper pos this is the Super Bowl for you
    The scalpers and the craigslist burn artists clean up year on year.
    You only have to volunteer with the org 10- 30 hours to get a free ticket, which comes with free meals and privileges.
    Great way to go. I got a wap and get to do art car tours for media and movie makers this year. Stokified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    You only have to volunteer with the org 10- 30 hours to get a free ticket, which comes with free meals and privileges.
    Great way to go. I got a wap and get to do art car tours for media and movie makers this year. Stokified.
    Dude I work with at The Star has been going for at least 5 years now. He volunteers to work the medical tent and gets a ticket for that. Not sure where or who he stays with, though. He's a late burner, too, as he started going when he was 60+.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    The Star??? Isn't that a supermarket tabloid rag?

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    This thread brings up an interesting observation I have made here in Verdi. No Names.

    There is this guy I have known for 15 years? Local to my area. Bartender. Always talked about Burning man. His thing 365 7/24 -- He is a confermed member of the Anti drug Crusader Class. = Informant? Committed Crusader ? Being blackmailed by the DHS? But there is is.

    _Just Sayin_

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    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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    Since I'm in europe, I go to the monst similar thing overhere, Boom Festival. Next edition 2020! It's amazing!
    Looking for the next turn..

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    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    I have a friend that goes to that, dookey. It's fucking insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    I have a friend that goes to that, dookey. It's fucking insane.
    Does that one crew still erect The Thunderdome at BM? In 2002 there was a giant geodesic skeleton which spectators could climb. Participants inside the dome were strapped into bungee harnesses and given soft swords and let loose to fly and swing around and bash each other. That was some cool shit.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Does that one crew still erect The Thunderdome at BM? In 2002 there was a giant geodesic skeleton which spectators could climb. Participants inside the dome were strapped into bungee harnesses and given soft swords and let loose to fly and swing around and bash each other. That was some cool shit.
    Yes. Last year I spent an hour chatting with the guy who makes all the batons. I think it was their 15th last year.

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    Still the same setup, dookey. Still the same chant.
    Thunderdome is now a traveling mainstay.
    I bet it goes to TV like wrestling and MMA but with a twist that it's all amatuers.
    I love seeing Thunderdome along Esplanade every year.

    mtm - you good to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    mtm - you good to go?
    Mostly.

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    One of our camp mates 2 years ago was at Thunderdome every night. Red leather, warrior face paint, she was all about it. Pretty sure she kicked some ass.

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    Thommy21 - you at the airport again?

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    Not currently. Might grab a last minute shift there later in the week. Working Artica Wednesday AM and bartending at our camp, Dusty Mule ,Monday and Tuesday. Mornings. Tuesday night is our dome party. Stop by and ask for change. Hope to link up with you all this year.

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