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(Reno Gazette-Journal)   You need to preregister in order to purchase with your credit card a $380 ticket to this year's Burning Man. Remember when this used to be about anti-establishment and non-conformity or something? "I love Burning Man"   (rgj.com ) divider line
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2013-01-05 11:19:48 AM  
5 votes:

Johnny Bananapeel: MmmmBacon: Meh, Burning Man is played out, anyway.

Tickets to this year's Gathering of the Juggalos will cost less than $200. Every bit as bizarre & thrilling as a BM.


/ftfy
2013-01-05 09:44:43 AM  
3 votes:
Isn't Burning Man owned by Clear Channel now?
2013-01-05 08:59:34 AM  
3 votes:
Yeah, but if you're into smelly, naked hippie chicks, it's worth every penny.
2013-01-05 01:39:07 PM  
2 votes:

HideMonkey: cryinoutloud:
For real? No, you're pulling my leg, right?
These threads remind me of people arguing about the Grateful Dead. They were so so cool, so under the radar, then they were played out, then they were beyond your understanding, so just shut up, then they were too popular, so I don't go see them anymore, then.....well, then Garcia died. Thank god that shiat was done.
But you know, Burning Man is different from all that. Because this generation isn't anything like the ones that came before, and they have all original ideas.
You sound old.
/old


I'm still conflicted because even though I was pretty much the target demographic for the Grateful Dead, I never really cared for them. Once I was in Denver and had a chance to go see a show--I was in the parking lot, about to buy some scalped tickets, when I looked around me and though, "What am I doing here? I don't want to go in there with all these hippies and flow around for hours."

Then Garcia died about a year later. So now I am one of those people who secretly knew that the Grateful Dead sucked the whole time.

Here's a picture from one of the last Grateful Dead concerts:
t1.gstatic.com
2013-01-05 10:25:46 AM  
2 votes:
My dream Burning Man art installation is a recreation of Slim Pickens riding the bomb in Dr. Strangelove. With a real nuke.
2013-01-05 10:18:50 AM  
2 votes:
Next year, it's being renamed Burn-Con and being moved into an exhibition center. Wil Wheaton and Amy Jo Johnson will be doing signings.
2013-01-05 10:08:34 AM  
2 votes:
Burning Man doesn't need corporations and money! They should have one guy who, like, makes bread. And one guy who, like, looks out for other people's safety. It should be a place where people live together and. like, provide services for each other in exchange for their services.
2013-01-05 10:02:23 AM  
2 votes:

cynicalMFer: stratagos:
Quit acting like an overentitled twit if you want to be "anti-establishment"

Funny thing is most of the Burners I've met are overentitled twits. Self-centered hypocritical ones too. And dont you dare suggest they're anything other than free-spirited artists with a level of genius you can never approach...

/gluing Barbie heads to the dash doesn't make it an art car.


You are one cynical MFer.
2013-01-05 09:47:30 AM  
2 votes:

stratagos:
Quit acting like an overentitled twit if you want to be "anti-establishment"


Funny thing is most of the Burners I've met are overentitled twits. Self-centered hypocritical ones too. And dont you dare suggest they're anything other than free-spirited artists with a level of genius you can never approach...

/gluing Barbie heads to the dash doesn't make it an art car.
2013-01-05 09:46:38 AM  
2 votes:
www.stopthem.org
2013-01-05 09:43:47 AM  
2 votes:
i43.photobucket.com
2013-01-06 10:36:58 PM  
1 vote:
$380 to see a bunch of deadbeat hippie wannabes set up "art" in their campers and be forced to bottle and truck out your own pee? Just so you can see a giant statue get torched? How many ways can I say "no farking way"?

s9.postimage.org
2013-01-05 09:49:56 PM  
1 vote:
I went to Burning Man three times. Everyone has heard of the artwork and nudity and performances and raves and shiat. But in particular the daytime education and seminars were nuts. . . Powerpoints on cock and ball torture, yoga classes, fire eating classes, seminars on how to repair and hack tube amplifiers. I took an absinthe-making intensive, at Burning Man. I learned how to solder circuits and wire LED's into a light . . . then right after that I saw a guy fisting a woman with one hand, and doing the "hang loose" sign with the other. It's a deeply strange experience.
2013-01-05 02:11:56 PM  
1 vote:

Tourney3p0: stratagos:
Then gee, I stand corrected. I didn't realize we had an expert among us who could tell us what it was "supposed to be about".

Are you aware that you're an idiot?


I am simply crushed by your disapproval of me, random internet person. Your well reasoned and compelling argument has given me cause to reexamine my entire life
2013-01-05 12:12:32 PM  
1 vote:
Welp, looks like the girlfriend and I are going to PAX this year. $380 apiece is probably more than she and I can afford.

PAX has long been my tradition (past 5 years or so), while Burning Man was always hers. The two almost always conflict, at least partially, so while I'd been curious about going, I didn't feel like interfering with my enjoyment of PAX.

Last year PAX tickets sold out in like 2 hours, and they happened to go on sale while everyone in the group I go with was out doing other things (I was actually driving two of them around Tahoe, since they were in town). Consequently my schedule was free, and in an even weirder twist of fate I managed to get two of the $240 tickets to Burning Man. My girlfriend was thrilled, since it meant she got to show me something she loves.

I've gotta say, Burning Man has some really really neat things going for it. The atmosphere really is unlike anything else, and no it's not "air laced with patchouli", ha ha, grow up. Lights and shiny things everywhere, MASSIVE buildings and art installations that just weren't there a few days before. We were camped next to a four-story club/DJ camp, with useable space on every level, and that was small compared to a lot of these things. There were little things that were awesome too, like the guy we found standing at an intersection making free smores using a rather inventive cooking station built on a converted marching drum harness, or when we randomly happened across a showing of Dark Side of the Rainbow that was, I have to say, rather well synced. Oh, and let's not forget the fresh sushi someone had flown in, because they felt like it. It was also rather unpleasant at times. The heat during the day is epic, and the temperature drop at night can be startling to say the least. Dust everywhere, noise everywhere (though it turns into shapeless white noise by day two)... it's very taxing.

Point is, I'm glad I went, I did have fun, I would happily go back, but I'm not going to be heartbroken if I can't. Plus, my girlfriend had her year to show me her annual trip of awesomeness. This year it may be my turn to show her mine, which has swag, and game demos, and Wil Wheaton, and Jonothan Coulton, and most importantly, Air Conditioning.
2013-01-05 11:53:58 AM  
1 vote:
 I have been to Grateful Dead concerts, Raindbow Gatherings, Mardi Gras, musical festivals, etc.

One thing for sure is the older I get the less down I am with smelly ass fake hippies hugging me and asking me for a slug of my water because I had the foresight to bring some when the did not.

Nor do I need to hang out with white collar Californians who like to get off the grid for a week, so that makes them "pertinent" and hip.

I will continue to go to the Festival of El Diablo in Rio Sucio, Colombia.

The entire town dresses like a devil for a hellacious party.  Then at the end of it they burn the Devil in effigy in a huge celebration.

The hippie chicks there bathe and shave their legs.  A hold over from the local indian population that taught the dirty Europeans that washing your ass has merit.

extroversia.universia.net.co

tecnoautos.com

www.carnavalriosucio.org
2013-01-05 11:35:21 AM  
1 vote:
If there are smelly naked hippie chicks, I'd really like to go
2013-01-05 10:54:53 AM  
1 vote:
The more hardcore burners I've encountered are of the most obnoxious, deluded, cult-jargon-spewing strain of personality I've ever endured. It's not an anti-hippie thing; I ran around to Grateful Dead shows during my teens, and I've been involved one way or the other in the Seattle art scene for over half of my life. Burners skeeve me out for reals, though. My collective impression of burners and burner culture is that they are, at best, insidious, but at worst and more often just plain old insipid.
2013-01-05 10:45:27 AM  
1 vote:

ows: the malcom in the middle episode with burning man was great. hal pulls up in a motor home, rolls out the artificial grass and gas grill, while wearing a tourist outfit, all the freaks thought it was his interpretation.


I'm thinking Cranston pulling up in an RV might elicit a somewhat different response now.
2013-01-05 10:26:16 AM  
1 vote:

CarnySaur: If you're pining for the early days of Burning Man, hopefully that means you've either outgrown it or have been in the workforce long enough to be able to afford a $380 ticket. just invite a bunch of friends to a bonfire on the beach.

2013-01-05 10:13:08 AM  
1 vote:
I liked last years Burning Man that was corporate sponsored.

Burning Man brought to you by Carl's Jr!
2013-01-05 09:49:41 AM  
1 vote:

Flakeloaf: stratagos: If you want to play in someone else's sandbox, you play by their rules.

Pretty much this. They sold out (i.e., ran out of tickets) in 2011 and in 2012 it turned into Scalping Man, so they had to do something to fix it.


Yeah, cut out the middle man and scalp directly
2013-01-05 09:42:02 AM  
1 vote:
Ooops, wrong thread.
2013-01-05 09:37:34 AM  
1 vote:
Do the people who go to burning man even have money?
2013-01-05 09:37:29 AM  
1 vote:

stratagos: No one is stopping you from just driving to the goddam desert, subby, nor are they stopping you from organizing your own competing event, with all the logistical headaches and costs that entails. They also apparently offer discount tickets based on income.

If you want to play in someone else's sandbox, you play by their rules.

Quit acting like an overentitled twit if you want to be "anti-establishment"

/No real desire to go to BM
//Unless I was to get seven friends and set up a cube farm for a week, complete with motivational posters and staplers. Just to screw with people


your statement sucks

// your slashies are genius
2013-01-05 07:19:42 AM  
1 vote:
No one is stopping you from just driving to the goddam desert, subby, nor are they stopping you from organizing your own competing event, with all the logistical headaches and costs that entails. They also apparently offer discount tickets based on income.

If you want to play in someone else's sandbox, you play by their rules.

Quit acting like an overentitled twit if you want to be "anti-establishment"

/No real desire to go to BM
//Unless I was to get seven friends and set up a cube farm for a week, complete with motivational posters and staplers. Just to screw with people
 
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