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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I just took a LOOOONG, hot shower, and in a fit of orgiastic bliss, smeared my entire body in moisturizing lotion.

I don't quite feel normal yet, but I'm getting there.

OK... Reasons BRC rules (listening Glasto fans?):

1) The group of EL-wire stick-figures walking around the playa at night.
2) The large amounts of fire. (You know you're at Burning Man when a 30-foot flame erupts behind you and you don't even turn around to look).
3) The fact that one can spin wherever one likes with no concerns about burning anything because there's nothing to burn (just stay away from structures).
4) The fact that you are on a perfectly flat plane in all directions. It's quite otherworldly.
5) Nobody in jeans and hoodies.
6) Nakedness.
7) Enormous lasers shooting amazing patterns in the playa dust.
8) Fire tetrahedra (see my post in "technical).
9) The Carcass Wash at Poly Paradise
10) The massive flaming Angel of the Apocalypse (by the Flaming Lotus Girls)
11) The Thunderdome.
12) No mobile phone service.
13) The night sky.
14) The Temple.
15) The fact that every single project there was done by participants.
16) Paul Oakenfold AND DJ Tisto spinning for free in the same place in three days.
17) Where else would you see a man in a dust mask and goggles, a bedoin-style headdress, a flowing cape, a hot pink bikini, and combat boots (of course...) zip past on a Segway scooter?
18) The ship I rode (Spanish galleon) across the desert.
19) Did I mention the large amount of fire?
20) In the same day I took 2 classes: one in staff twirling and one in male tantric masturbation.

Oh, and Jen Steele was there again, but unlike last year, she wasn't camped next to me. Instead, I had a camp of hot gay men from LA next to me. I know you straight boys will disagree, but I preferred this year's arrangement. biggrin


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:Pah.

I choose to ignore this thread...


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Oh, I also randomly ran into Milennium at Center Camp. And I met ICoN. And Blueboy. And MTbeer.

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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flamazine


flamazine

journeyman
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 91
Posted:I so want to go next year...

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Sounds wicked (possibly including the neighbours...) and I'm delighted for you to get a bloody decent break from hospitals and all that goes along with it... Good on ya for making it out there! What structure/event etc did you get involve with? (I didn't check out the tetrahedra. yet..)

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:I am going next year!

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Me too biggrin

Getting to the other side smile

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Good luck kids. It's no PLAY festival or wimpy EJC. wink

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I've seen photos of PLAY and EJC and Glasto. I've gone to regional Rainbow gatherings.

BRC (Black Rock City, the name of the "portable" city at Burning Man) is just completely different. The philosophy is different, the organization is different, and the environment is DEFINITIVELY different! eek


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Noddy


Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK

Total posts: 2865
Posted:i want to go!!!!

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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