Well you guys the subject says it all, I am in pretty desperate need to find a camp for burning man 2012. PLEASE HELP!!!!
DEAR- Dept of Experimentation and Research (theme camp) welcomes you provided you:
are self-reliant, self-suffiient.
know how to laugh.
bring no drama.
for details, email me: burningmanmike(at)gmail(dot)com
You are a good Man, Piko!
First off, what kind of lame fuck Playa name is Sean? Your going to have to work on that.
If you leave the job of naming yourself to us, I doubt you will like what happens.We will, but you won't.
B.T.W. you don't have to shout. This is a small room, and we can all hear you just fine.
You want a camp to leach off of? Great! Come on down to Kong's Monkey Hut, and we can fix you up, oh yes we can.
Our Camp dues are excessive, but well worth the experience we provide for you.
Our all inclusive "Playa Adventure" starts the monment you get off the airplane, when we stuff you, and your darling wife, into the spacious trunk of our '65 Plymouth, for the breathtakingly hot drive to Black Rock City.
We will put your personal camp space right next to the Blue Temples of Endless Stench.
That's o.k. you won't be there much.
Instead, there are always dishes that need to be washed, domes to be built, tents to set up, art cars to fix.
We can always use more camp slaves.
How are you, and your wife, on the subject of random sodomy, with strangers?
That's a subject that will probably come up, at some point.
However, since you will probably be passed out, when the question arises, it's possible that you won't remember anything, anyway.
That's alright. We will post the video on U tube.There, all your friends and family will see that you can, in fact, squeel like a pig.
Our camp is always looking for fresh meat.
Just send me all your money, right now, and we can arrange for your fun week of indentured servitude.
Aperture testing Labs is also open to newcomers. your first task will be to look for a gun that makes holes....
Awwwww, fuggetabout it, Ted.
I don't think that this guy is going to respond.
To bad. I've come up with a great Playa name for him.
We should call him "Peggy" It's an old Indian word that means " He who takes it up the butt like a farm animal, not like a man"
I know that is a lot of meaning packed into just five letters, but those old Indians were pretty clever about stuff like that.
If it's your first time out there, I would recommend NOT joining a camp.
With camps you have responsibility. Who wants responsibilities like doing the dishes or making the food or who knows what.
Bring some simple food things to eat, and go at it by yourselves.
Then you don't have to deal with other peoples "mishagas"... that's Yiddish for "crazy stuff".
Just think, just you and your wife... you'll make friends all over the place but at the end of the day, you are only responsible to each other which is beautiful.
Independence. Self sufficient. Low stress.
I agree, Rob. Theme camps serve a useful role on the Playa, but no one should feel compelled to join one. There will be people nearby, no matter where you camp, who can provide useful advice. Freedom to move at your own pace is wonderful.
not all camps are created equal.
we have no dues.
no duties, no shifts, no nothing except:
being together when we want to be together.
we come & go as we please.
we have total freedom and move at our own pace, each of us as we wish.
but, do what suits your wants & needs.
for myself....i'm like a jellyfish, moving with the tide, going where it takes me. no schedule, no routine, no rules.
Clam up, you chatter monkeys.
Don't let Peggy know that no one really needs a Home Camp.
If he ever figures out that the Festival is about self reliance, and understanding exactly what it takes to survive in one of the nasty corners of the world, how will I ever find new, stupid people to do my bidding?
A few years back, a friend of mine brought a shopping card with an easy-up tent and all her stuff in it. she parked her car out of the way and pushed the cart for the event... popped the tent wherever.
Hmmm, throw in an electric motor and a couple of batteries and you might just have a cool art car....
Or a travelling vibrator.
How about a traveling vibrator art car?
You'll have to limit the number of riders.
You can have multiple riders in Utah ...
If it's your first time, consider going the 'tourist' route with Green Tortoise - they provide food, water, and transportation to/from SF, so all you have to do is bring flashy costumes, tent/sleeping bag, and whatever recreational items you want. I did that my first time.
Steve, much to your credit, you seem like a man wise enough to know the correct end of a gerbil to insert first.
Why then, do you shill for some Plug and Play Playa adventure camp?
Is it that Green Turtle is politically correct, and therefore allowed to scalp foolish tourists?
Or,is it that a bus full of tourists really isn't an insular clique, if they happen to be your insular clique?
The PnP for attendees on a beer budget, fewer social skills & connections, or live in the wrong zip code.
For those without ability to fly in to the playa airport, then have a car fetch them & deposit them at their motor coach bordered compound where chilled drinks await served by paid servers/staff.
btw, i don't fly in.
I heard about Green Tortoise on my first trip to the Playa. Seriously considered it, due to the logistics of a trip from Florida, but elected to camp with the same group for a second time. 2012 will be my fifth Burn, and i've been fortunate enough to camp with the same core group every year. I think, no matter how you experience Burning Man, you'll be the better for it (unless, of course, you break something on a huge slide, or have some other f'd up mishap).
I resided at Rue Morgue during my first two years....I wouldn't trade that experience for anything - good placement, great people, and it really prepared me to get out and about my third playa year. There are advantages and disadvantages to theme camps, and doing it your way. Think carefully what you're going to do before you do it. Then you should have no problem.
First year just me and Shooter at the DPW Ghetto. Back in 04-06 the BRC Airport. 2010 Megatropolis/Minitropolis.
Mostly on my own, but what matters here...is you are never alone out there.
Zaius! I've never property thanked you for your excellent gerbil instruction my first year on playa
I'm not shilling for GT, just relating my experience. Besides, I really want to see Sean set up his SM equipment in the middle of their tent encampment. Would probably scare some of the sparkle ponies on the bus.
Plug & Play or theme camp or solo campers - I've seen all of them be insular cliques, I've seen them all be tourists, and I've seen all of them be participants.
Radical Inclusion cuts both ways.
sean- take the name "peggy," as your playa name.
has a nice ring to it, and a story behind it.
Yes, and his wife is named Pegger.
So symetrical. Don't you love it?