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Has anyone gone to this festival?
Old 08-29-2017, 07:43 PM
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No but a few colleagues have gone for the last 4 years. Now they play more official roles on "the playa". Interesting to hear about.

Too hip for me now. When you can get there via private jet, it loses a bit of its appeal as a simple festival.

Another buddy went there in the early years. Back in late 90s if I remember correctly. Much different.
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Originally Posted by UT_VOLS13 View Post
Has anyone gone to this festival?
I would go if I was younger.
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I would go if I was younger.
15+ years ago when it was small and unknown...yes. Now it's just a big hipsterfest of libtards.
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always wanted to.
heard from some that did... they had a three day orgy.
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always wanted to.
heard from some that did... they had a three day orgy.
And a VD...
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I have a friend that's gone the past 8-10 years. Lots o drugs.
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I don't understand the draw of dirt, dust, hot, desert, crowds of unbathed people and patchouli...
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I don't understand the draw of dirt, dust, hot, desert, crowds of unbathed people and patchouli...
Hippies have been getting high and having orgies for a long time, now it costs $500 and it in the desert. Looks like hell to me. Bunch of lost souls looking for a meaning to their useless lives.
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Party in the desert - no thanks. Not even if they had free coke.
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Party in the desert - no thanks. Not even if they had free coke.
Come on you don't want to hang with these dipshits?
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I've been a few times. There are some jerkoffs. I have also made friends for life. One of my best friends is a now-retired US Army SF operator who camped next to me and my wife the first year we went. There are a ton of really interesting people who go, not just a bunch of Berkley SJWs. I ran into about three of those and I assure you all three wish they hadn't run into me.

Most of the objections I see in this thread are from people who haven't gone.

This is what it looked like the first year I went:

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My daughter went last year, said after 3 days of dust she had enough
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Looks like a bunch of fruitcakes to me.
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70,000 stupid mid to upper middle class white folks that are on the PC train with first world problems doing drugs and ****ing like rabbits. Sounds great.

I love how, even though they are anti-establishment, they all look the same, dress the same, and act the same.

Those with a brain are wise to avoid large groups of unorganized people. Look at the picture....this whole thing is one failed structure away from a stampede and chaos.

Which reminds me: I know people that build these crazy "art cars" and stuff, and they have no engineering training...surprised they don't fail and crush dirty hippies more often.

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I'd bet they're tolerant of man buns.
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Originally Posted by TheBigWhit View Post
I don't understand the draw of dirt, dust, hot, desert, crowds of unbathed people and patchouli...
Another homegrown festival/celebration etc that has been hijacked and evolved rebranded into something it's inventors didn't want...much like how Ironman contest turned into a elitist contest not simple race common man cant enter/win.

Went once, 2005 when I retired, I attended classes and my lab partner was 25y.o. Artsy hipster nympho who invited me along and I didn't wanna lose my place sleeping next to her so I went along , she'd go early back then and help mark the made roads/help friends set up their elaberate art displays. Worst food ever, no meats, Thai food etc...

Back then it was still pretty much broke artists, libtard kooks, you didn't see any elitist prevost coaches, helicopters, airplanes much less mini jets or Mercedes running around etc. back then those types would've been publically ridiculed, shunned but now they're the insiders, producers cashing in marketing burning man to wannabee "burners" like it's the ball drop on new yrs at Times Square...

IMO, it's evolved into nothing but an ANTIFA convention anymore..sure there is a lotta cool art on steriods, place to take Psychedelic drugs and wear you're over the top overdone kook costume much like fantasy fest in key west...

A lotta older starving pacific coastal artists, especially ones who've been priced outta Haight area SF back 15+yrs ago and who started the telegraph rd Oakland artists area were the old school burning man crowd, funny hearing them talk about modern day "burners"

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