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Old 06-28-2014, 08:29 PM   #169
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:54 PM   #170
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This year we have approval from BLM to open the Black Rock City Gate for
Burning Man participants at 10am on Sunday, August 24. NO early arrivals
are allowed before that time without an Early Arrival Pass!
This means that Sunday is shot as a camp layout and prep day. It will force camp managers to show up a day earlier, which some may not have planned on. I don't know what problem this solves, but I certainly see a problem it creates.

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Old 06-30-2014, 12:41 PM   #171
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Hi all! I believe today is the scheduled shipping day of out tix. I know it's still early out west, but I will be checking my email in a few hours!!!

Feels like Christmas in July, and today is Christmas Eve
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:28 PM   #172
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I don't know what problem this solves, but I certainly see a problem it creates.

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I sympathize with the camp problems this creates for you, Zep, but I can think of several ways it will get people into the city faster. This will benefit those not coming in on early arrival.

1) Starting to process the cars as they arrive during daylight will help diminish the backup onto the highway.

2) It's faster to search cars and untangle Will Call traffic by daylight, so the line will move off the highway sooner.

3) It's easier to get volunteers for earlier shifts. Last year, the second shift after the gates opened was understaffed by 50%, and nearly all of them were newbies who were doing their first shift. By making the second shift a daylight shift, more volunteers will sign up and more cars will get off the highway sooner.
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Also, if anyone is A) bummed about how long it takes to get through the gate or B) worried that they won't get a ticket in next years lottery or C) wants a cheaper ticket or D) has seen a lot of the shiny surface of Black Rock City but is ready to see behind the scenes and help make it happen, volunteering at Gate is a great way to help with all of those conditions.

To volunteer, go to the Burning Man web page and fill out a Burner Profile and indicate that you'd be interested in volunteering for Gate (or any of the other areas, but Gate could really, really use some extra, dedicated, reliable people).

Perks include being there when things are happening, helping the city run more smoothly, getting to wear black clothing with cool logos, feeling at home in the Black Hole bar and getting to know a great group of people.

Other perks, if you're willing to work enough shifts and at the right times, include a staff ticket (guaranteed ticket at a reduced price) or a free ticket, . The free ticket means you're willing to turn your "Burning Man" experience into "Working Man" doing 5 6-hour shifts with a few free days to go sightseeing in Black Rock City. It's only worth it if you like the work. But if you're ready to delve deeper into the Burning Man experience, there isn't a downside.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:49 AM   #174
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Sorry Pink. No leads on loose tickets. Sure hope you get some. Anyone??
Keeping my fingers crossed.
Pink, I have one ticket available if that helps. A friend was planning to come with me but just heard that she won't be able to make it.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:48 AM   #175
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Hey, would love to join you guys, we'll be arriving on Tuesday, 28 foot Safari. Looking forward to our first Burning Man. Two adults and one cat who has received permission from the Playa Animal Welfare Lead if I can't find boarding in Reno.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:06 PM   #176
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Hey, would love to join you guys, we'll be arriving on Tuesday, 28 foot Safari. Looking forward to our first Burning Man. Two adults and one cat who has received permission from the Playa Animal Welfare Lead if I can't find boarding in Reno.
Most welcome Annie! We'll have lots of mandatory work for you...not! Birgins are required to go out there and discover and come back and report what you have found.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:12 AM   #177
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There are a few places to board animals in Truckee depending on which way your driving. They will all want vaccination docs
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:37 AM   #178
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I know sometimes you "gotta do what ya gotta do" but the playa is really not the place for animals. Not only is it blistering hot and sometimes freezing cold, extremely dusty and windy, it is also very loud 24/7 and full of unusual things that might scare the critters.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:36 PM   #179
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Ok fellow dustyites, lets gitcherplanningcap on, cause Burning Man :: Countdown!

We be listening to BMIR - Burning Man Radio - 94.5 FM on the playa

Lisssting: We need a full on armwaving dusty scientific talk type for our required thing to be participatory with the city. Our regulars have bit the dust. (ew, gross. sorry) You've heard my 5 minutes of dust talk too many times, Gary went all dust on us, our resident guyno's won't be in residence, haven't heard from our botanist....

Our Back up to the dusty talks: we have Best Playa Post Cards, to be mailed from U.S. Post Office Black Rock City, NV 89412 (unless that's changed too) ChollaBill and Anne and Pink and everybody provides rubber stamps and photos and neat things for burners to make post cards, blank post cards to, and we try to gift real live postcard postage for them too as much as we feel like gifting. Bug your postmaster for a few sheets of post card postages. Try not to gift too much tiny moop making card materials like glitter cause that will put our MOOP patrol in a very bad mood and I'll be cut off of Patron rations and you'll get double MOOP patrol duty. We'll try to have a full floor mat in the Community Tent this year, that will help corrale the tiny bits.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:28 PM   #180
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Any one working on the historic photos?

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The Airstreameri is a self-contained camp of 22 Airstream camping trailers, from the 1950s up to this year’s models. The trailers and tow vehicles are arranged in two semicircles with a welcoming portal on the main street. Our portal is flanked by our highly popular (and public) Burners’ post card art activity and manikin-manned shade structure relaxation bar. Our only “structure” is an open-sided 14x24 tent canopy where the community gathers for meals and the annual “Playa Vicinity Geology and Ecology” lecture. Most of the Airstreams have roll-out awnings and they are parked in a way that allows for mutual shade and wind barrier support between pairs of trailers. This is a great aid for our 4 tent campers, since we provide pre-planned spots for them to nestle in among the Airstreams. The tow vehicles are parked between pairs of Airstreams on the non-awning side, which makes for a very compact camp. Each pair of Airstreams provides its own power from solar or small, quiet generators that are run only during the day. Other features of the camp are two gray water evaporation ponds, a required Moop container at each Airstream, a fire pit/burn barrel, and a physical arrangement that provides easy entry for large service vehicles (fire, water, sewage service). We start with a plan but remain flexible enough to accommodate being placed at a corner (preferred) or in the middle of a block. This flexibility has allowed the Airstreameri to welcome first time Airstream Burners (and other RV Burners as space permits) who obviously need some Acculturation. We are happy to provide! In addition to welcoming these strays into our camp, we encourage other Burners, through our open portal, to see how we use our Airstreams as self-contained boondocking environments throughout the year. The Airstream community is the original American Caravansary—famous for caravans around the world. The most famous is the Cairo to Cape Town journey in 1959, but the Silk Road Caravan, the ultimate trailer trip, followed a path mapped by Marco Polo in the late 13th century. This 403-day trek covered 31,000 miles and wound its way through Singapore, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Portugal, Syria, Thailand, and Russia. Burners are encouraged to stop by and get a taste of our caravan lifestyle.

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I'd like to see some of the historic photos done up like Zep suggests, is anybody working on them? Months ago PeeWee pm'd me with which ones? and that we'd have to do a search on Throw Back Thursday's to find some, he didn't have time to do it for us. Here's one: Leaving Facebook...
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Talks? I have never camped with you folks, and this first year with our airstream my wife still wants to camp at the edge of town so she has her view of the mountains. However I am an Astronomer and make a living at it, if you want a science talk I can talk about the latest results from the Kepler mission on solar systems and exoplanets, or dark energy/matter, or my day in day out job..building telescopes. Or some shmozzing of them all. Give me a heads up if a talk is desired. I am KK6BSO and will be listening to the local amateur repeater while lazing in camp. Ray
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I think it is important to emphasize the caravan history of the Airstream and possibly get a prominent shout out from the Burning Man organizing/placement committee. If so we'd need to add a lecture and photos/posters as part of our welcoming portal. Photos of mud holes and broken axles as well as parking in Red Square.

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Somebody head this up if you're interested, and you've probably earned the keynote speaker spot for our Wednesday nite armwaving talks, after our annual Wed 6:ish potluck that we don't invite the playa to (have you ever watched a burner eat?)
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