Burning Man 2011

  • TheIStrat

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    Feb 22, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    Is anyone going? My bf and I are contemplating going this year with a group, and want to know if anyone else is going. We might drive from DC.

    Any advice is appreciated concerning living through this event
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    Feb 22, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    I may love to draw and sculpt and throw on the wheel, but are shows are usually boring for me if they are contemporary and abstract. Looking at the website, it looks pretty cool, but I won't go...
  • vindog

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    Feb 22, 2011 9:01 AM GMT
    It's the best music and art festival on the planet, IMO.

    yes, absolutely go. Even if you hate it, it's something most people should experience.

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    Feb 22, 2011 9:42 AM GMT
    Is is supposed to be a participatory event ....not for spectators. You need to come well prepared to survive . You can't buy or sell anything.
  • somedaytoo

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    Feb 22, 2011 11:18 AM GMT
    I've always wanted to go, but could never find anyone to go with, or who even heard of the event...
  • vindog

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    Feb 25, 2011 8:53 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidIs is supposed to be a participatory event ....not for spectators. You need to come well prepared to survive . You can't buy or sell anything.



    There are plenty of spectators. I normally am one. I work my ass off all year, so I want to have fun when I go and not work the entire time.


    But yes, one does need to be very prepared, the weather conditions are harsh and one of the best things about it is the NO VENDING rule.


  • TheIStrat

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    Feb 25, 2011 9:55 PM GMT
    I'm thinking of going and joining the theme camp where they deliver post cards and other things to people as bike messengers. If we go we are trying to think of some way to contribute. He is interested in the art scene. I'm interested in the general vibe of things where anything goes.
  • vindog

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    Feb 25, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    Its nice to be part of a big theme camp your first year or two. Give you a nice base to come back to. I was a lamplighter my first two years.


    there is something for everyone out there. I always find it pretty laughable people look at a website and decide it's not for them.

    For me I like to just go with the flow, see where things take me. If you like music/technology/sound/art, there is no better festival.
  • TheIStrat

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    Feb 25, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    vindog saidIts nice to be part of a big theme camp your first year or two. Give you a nice base to come back to. I was a lamplighter my first two years.


    there is something for everyone out there. I always find it pretty laughable people look at a website and decide it's not for them.

    For me I like to just go with the flow, see where things take me. If you like music/technology/sound/art, there is no better festival.


    We just have no idea how we would get there. Would take 3 days driving to there, and 3 back. Wee are trying to find groups of ppl in DC who might go together
  • hbguy

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    Jul 11, 2011 9:49 AM GMT
    Sorry for the necro. Bf and I are going for the first time this year. Have been planning since January. So amazingly excited icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 11, 2011 12:29 PM GMT
    TheIStrat said
    vindog saidIts nice to be part of a big theme camp your first year or two. Give you a nice base to come back to. I was a lamplighter my first two years.


    there is something for everyone out there. I always find it pretty laughable people look at a website and decide it's not for them.

    For me I like to just go with the flow, see where things take me. If you like music/technology/sound/art, there is no better festival.


    We just have no idea how we would get there. Would take 3 days driving to there, and 3 back. Wee are trying to find groups of ppl in DC who might go together


    Check out the EPlaya. You can find someone else in the DC area to go with. There will be plenty of people going from there. Out of the majority of burners I know from the east coast, and ones from Colorado, most of us are a-okay with giving rides / picking up hitchhikers. I'd really, REALLY recommend going if you can. Whether you have to drive or find rides, it's worth it.

    http://eplaya.burningman.com/