burning man 2015

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Boycey, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Sounds like a hell of an experience Boycey :thumbs :
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  2. Boycey

    Boycey juvenile rave slut

    that's the tl;dr version :D
  3. Boycey

    Boycey juvenile rave slut

    so we made a 3m tall picnic bench in north london, flat packed it and shipped it to nevada, then danced on it for a week of dust storms.



    this pic reminds me, "health and safety" or lack thereof. on entry you are told the first rule is "don't die". after that you're pretty much left to get on with it, at no point did anyone come to check out the structure to see that it wasn't dangerous or that suggest handrails or any of the kind of thing that would have happened in the UK. at the more extreme end of H&S flagrancy was the charnyville- a funfair of fireballs including LPG (i think) flamethrower shooting gallery and 3 storey tall fire tetris.
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  4. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    Burning Man is a unique and special place.

    Bitterly cold and windy :eek:. Got caught in a white out, couldn't see 3ft and I was driving. Got out and a 50mph wind sand blasted me, it was actually insane and amazing in equal measure, happened on my way in.

    Cold caught a lot of people out this year, I just managed to have enough stuff to keep warm (and look good obviously) , be better prepared next year.
  5. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

  6. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Id be interested in hearing what your costs were like for the entire trip..... Im seriously considering it for 2017
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  7. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    It's the posts like this that make me want to go.

    The idea of putting together a quite ludicrous soundsytem in a tank rather appeals :D
  8. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Also, this, if you're cool with sharing that sort of thing.
  9. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    can i just put my name down for the first urb burning man crew? :D i can't guarantee not to pass out from heat exhaustion on the first day :hmm:
  10. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Yeah, beesonthewhatnow is right, that's if you're happy to say.
  11. Boycey

    Boycey juvenile rave slut

    beesonthewhatnow and sim667 - costs to attend from the uk is in the region of 2 grand. 260 on the ticket, anywhere from 300 to 800 on camp fees* (that should sort a couple of meals a day, plus water, probably a load of booze and other bits). 600 return flight and the rest on other expenses either side (travel, hotel in reno etc).

    *camp fees are the most variable expense, i paid over the odds due to inexperience. You can in theory bring everything you need in an RV or van and pitch up on the outskirts or ask politely if a camp have spare space for you. We had a few in our spot who turned out to be instrumental in us getting sorted. If you're getting space on someone else's placement it's probably to polite to help out and have at least enough supplies for yourselves.

    I'd advise attending before thinking of running a camp/building an art car. For one thing it'll probably get you a fuck ton of local contacts which will make it much easier.
  12. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    It depends on how many times you've been. Your 1st is far and away your most expensive and easily your most trying. Next year will be my 4th and I think will probably be my cheapest and my most comfortable.

    What people (me included) miss on their first few is not understanding you are actually part of a huge Burning Man community. This is now the reason I keep returning.
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  13. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    I know one person who's never come home .... must be 5 years now .... left the UK with a job/fiancee/kid etc ... left BM without a bean ... last heard of in ??New Zealand!

    I've got a pic of my mate (sent to me, I've never been) who can be a bit of an acid casualty completely decked out in glow sticks so that he didn't just wander off into the desert without someone noticing :D EL wire was invented for him!

    I have never had much interest in going to BM, nothing I've heard has sold it to me ... but it's really nice to see you had a nice time :thumbs:
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2015
  14. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The outer diameter is about twice as far as the Glastonbury site is wide. in terms of area, the inhabited "horseshoe" is about twice the area of the Glastonbury site. If you take off crew camping, you could just about squeeze the Glasontbury site into the central clearing. Yeah it's big.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2015
  15. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    More about the weather and surviving the climate please? Sounds mad :thumbs:
  16. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    As soon as I find some willing wingmen I'm so up for this :cool:
  17. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Fucking hell. I knew it was big, but not on that scale.
  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All


    More like three times the area. Glastonbury is much much denser though. See all that campervan camping I excluded from the Galstonbury boundary?
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2015
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  19. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    The less dense thing appeals...
  20. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    As does the flatness
  21. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    ... but not the dust :/

    ... or the Americans :oops:
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  22. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    check out Beyond Black Rock if you're interested in seeing some great old footage and interviews…

    it starts at the end of the 2003 burn and covers the next 18 months of the lives of various burners doing large and small projects for the 2004 burn. cool docco.

  23. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    Just in case anyone was interested in being a virgin burner I refer people to these principals on which the burning man is somewhat based. I also recommend attempting to meet people in the UK burning community. There is a very well attended Burning Pub on the third Thursday of the month. This Thursday is the post burn pub which will be packed. If your feeling like going next year, then now is the time to start thinking about it.

    The 10 Principles of Burning Man | Burning Man

    FYI: There are many other burns around the globe. Afrika burn is the second largest at 12000 people and getting some plaudits. You want middle of nowhere? Afrika burn will give you that x 2. Its in S Africa and on the horizon, its in late April. Google for some images.
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  24. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Oooh, now you're talking! I'd love to go to a festival in Africa...
  25. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    2017. Maybe. Possibly. Or not. :D
  26. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    I wish you could have a Burning Man in the UK. I guess the desert setting is pretty fundamental. And you can't replicate some things.
  27. alsoknownas

    alsoknownas some bloke

    Nowhere might appeal. It's in Spain and has a similar vibe on a smaller scale. It's supposed to be great.
    Going Nowhere
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  28. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Oh thank you :)
  29. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    Fuck that. I had one of them in me back garden the other week. Based on the same principles as well... albeit principle number 5 (radical self-expression) took the form of a heated discussion about joining the Liberal Democrats...

    Whatever. Burning Man - (Wood Green) - happening sometime

    Virgins welcome around my place next weekend. Whatever.

    :p :hmm: :thumbs:
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  30. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    The Burning Man was my 4th (and last for the year) Burn style event this year.

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