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WNC News & Notes: Scenes of Burning Man without the dust
Nevada Appeal ^ | August 28, 2011 | Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Posted on 08/28/2011 8:49:22 AM PDT by redreno

Northern Nevada will host one of the largest and most innovative art and cultural events in the nation this week, yet most local residents have never experienced the weeklong Burning Man Festival. Western Nevada College offers a fascinating glimpse into the Burning Man culture of self-expression and self-reliance through a photography exhibit that portrays the art, costumes and energy of the event. “The Culture of Burning Man,” showing through Oct. 15, is made possible by the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and is curated by local artist Maria Partridge.

(Excerpt) Read more at nevadaappeal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: artist; blackrockcity; brc; burner; burningman; globalwarming; homosexualagenda; nevada; obama; obamasupporters; obamavoter; pagan; playa; sodom

1 posted on 08/28/2011 8:49:23 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

self-reliance .... lol

Here is their radical self-reliance list
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/radical_self_reliance.html

When they say self-reliance, it means it is a pot luck, bring your own food and share.


2 posted on 08/28/2011 9:13:56 AM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813

Lots of rules for that freewheeling bunch.


3 posted on 08/28/2011 9:18:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: cripplecreek

that is what I was thinking,

I thought these guys were going to gather roots and berries and get together an roast a wild animal over a bon fire....

nope...just some lsd tripen


4 posted on 08/28/2011 9:21:12 AM PDT by dila813
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To: redreno

I’m 99% certain this is a bunch of hippies and wannabe hippies. A good friend of mine who is an uber lefty...way out there lefty...never misses it.


5 posted on 08/28/2011 9:27:54 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: redreno

Coming soon, Burning Man McDonalds.


6 posted on 08/28/2011 9:28:50 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: redreno
Western Nevada College offers a fascinating glimpse into the Burning Man culture of self-expression and self-reliance

Right, because lotus-eating artistic hippie types are just all about the self-reliance. Har har har. How many of these freaks do you think can replace an alternator or milk a cow?

7 posted on 08/28/2011 9:43:36 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: ccmay

Our local JC guy who teaches classes leading to an alcohol and drug counselling certificate attends every year.


8 posted on 08/28/2011 9:48:50 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: dila813; cripplecreek
I'm on the way to my first BM right now in a giant motorhome and it is getting far more exciting than I ever expected. From the videos and pictures it just looks like groups of hippies dancing around. But many respected conservative friends of mine have said that I must go, it is not describable in words and I can only “see it to get it”.

Official ticketholders just received a partial encrypted listing of events by iphone last night. I spent hours checking the partial list of hundreds of amazing events and interactive art you will find nowhere else. Many allow no photos/video and I already said too much so it explains the lack of information out there.

The remainder of the list and detailed city map is unlocked with a decryption code at the gate. I heard more than half of the events are not even listed.

This is not a sit-on-your-ass and whine woodstock hippie fest. I see now this is an entire 50000 person city that becomes a work of art and nearly everyone participates instead of being just a spectator.

Many FReepers that actually know what the festival is about recommend going as you can see on my thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2769141/posts

9 posted on 08/28/2011 9:56:01 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: varyouga

I will come as long as there isn’t a bunch of people stoned out of their mind .... stoners make me mad and it causes my dogs to eat people


10 posted on 08/28/2011 10:39:19 AM PDT by dila813
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To: redreno

Drugs, no self-respect, no rules or laws, left over hippies from the 60’s.

Not a bunch of people I would ever want to sit down to dinner with.


11 posted on 08/28/2011 10:52:19 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: redreno

Hopefully some Hanta virus will get kicked up.


12 posted on 08/28/2011 11:00:08 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: redreno
"Hopefully, you already raise your kids to be open-minded and tolerant."

Sorry, I don't.

13 posted on 08/28/2011 11:09:20 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: DouglasKC

I live here in Northern Nevada. Each year about this time I pray the Air Force begins using the Black Rock Desert for practicing livefire strafing runs....of course I also hope for the Army to break out some old 155mm Long Toms with the tactical nuclear shells...


14 posted on 08/28/2011 9:20:22 PM PDT by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: ridesthemiles

[Drugs, no self-respect, no rules or laws, left over hippies from the 60’s.]

The participants are WallStreet bankers?


15 posted on 09/03/2011 7:42:30 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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