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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13919
Posted:So how to sum up my Burning Man 2004 experience?

High points:
-Seeing all my old friends from college and getting to party with them again
-The general giving and open loving vibe
-Awesome music this year
-No rain and lots of beautiful weather
-Being given a GIFT of an EL wire hat. Yes, folks, a GIFT after I had spun and done some contact work. Matches my EL wire suit perfectly. Best playa gift EVER!
-Doing some of my best performance work of my life and having incredible audiences.

Low points:
-The 50 MPH winds on Wednesday that ruined the whole day
-The unusual ferocity of the playa dust this year that destroyed the soles of my feet, the palms of my hands, the inside of my mouth, and my vocal chords.
-The drunk/high/tripping/some-combination-of-the-previous dude who walked into my tent while I was sleeping in it and kicked me in the kidney. That hurt.
-Eating canned chili for a week. Fortunately, it doesn't matter if you have gas issues on the playa because you're always outside.
-Only one other HOPer showing up to the HOP gathering.

Just downright strange/random points:
-Meeting (and becoming great friends with) a fire spinning high school chemistry teacher.
-Randomly running into my old TAs and one of my old students (all from the same course, so three generations of TA/students) at the same time.
-Oh, and...uh... having Jennifer Steele, of all people, camping right next door to my camp. She's a real sweetie, by the way. And yes, boys, they're fake. I did get to hold her phallic torch, incidentally.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura


vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:yeah, every year all the HoPpers are like - "let"s all meet on the playa!"

but do they?

well, a couple might show up at the agree upon time and place.

I want a EL playa hat!


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!


Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13919
Posted:Personally, I think the Jen Steele part was the most mind-blowing. I mean, what are the chances?

Mike's friend: "So there's this porn star in the next camp who does fire shows."
Mike: "Oh? Wait...what's her name?"
Mike's friend: "Jen...uh...something."
Mike: "Steele?"
Mike's friend: "Yeah, that's it."
Mike: "Oh my god...you're kidding!" (huge excited grin)
Mike's friend: "Mike, you're gay. Whatcha all excited about?"
Mike: "She's famous, dude. That's what."


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura


pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:"Meeting (and becoming great friends with) a fire spinning high school chemistry teacher."

that wouldn't be NYC would it? wink ubblol

still bummed i couldn't make it this year. i had a few friends make it out there though. next year, i swear. next year.

on the bright side, i had a fantastic time at Nocturnal Wonderland. Rabbit in the Moon performed, and they had a very good fire spinner as part of their show. i was quite impressed.


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**



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