Skip to comments.Burning Man Founding Member Larry Harvey Passed Away Today at 70 (Vanity)
Posted on 04/28/2018 7:02:16 PM PDT by No-Sparkle Pony
Conservative Burner here, thanks Larry for having the imagination, creativity and inspiration for creating this spectacular camp out in the desert.
Ive always wanted to go. If my siblings and I could come up with a theme for an installation or space, wed probably do it. I remember seeing videos of it from before 2000. When it was small by comparison then. Looked like a heck of a fun time. Loved the ethos of what you bring in you carry back out. I here that glamping and leaving trash is changing its character, however. Not to mention the dude who got past barriers and personnel to be one with the burning man.
Search Hipsters ruined Burning Man for some funny stuff and education about what it is and what it was!
Ya black rock city now has a population of 70 K, some of which just dont get it, they are called tourist by hardcore burners
Anyway, the feds (BLM land btw) charge BM org $3.2 million for the conditional use permit, one of the conditions of the permit is to leave the desert in nearly pristine condition. It takes volunteers about 2 -3 weeks to sweep the 5 sq mile area and remove all traces. If you went out there today I dont think you would be able to tell anyone was ever there. I heard tourist left 4000 bikes behind for the 2017 event. I guess thats not too bad considering out of a total of 60 to 70K bikes. Still sucks
But the culture is in somewhat in danger due plug and play (turn key camps), bros, frat boys and hipsters, but it still a great event, got my tickets and vehicle pass, going again in 2018.
My barber goes almost every year. I check out the pictures of the topless babes he takes.
I’ve heard of it, but have no idea what it is.
Thinking about it hippies were generally happy, the hipsters always look irritated.
“Ive heard of it, but have no idea what it is.”
It’s a drunken desert orgy masquerading as a festival of sorts.
Number 1 on the list of annoying people at burning man is “The Sparkle Ponies”.
I will put you down as doubtful!
Good call! :-)
All my life I’ve felt like I was too late to the party; the hippies, Bob Dylan, Woodstock,the yippies, dope, disco, Miles Davis going electric, Willie Nelson’s outlaw thing, Punk and New Wave, the East Village Art Scene, and now I’m reminded that I missed this too.
I was the tail-end of the baby boom and the orchard was picked clean. I had to wear my older brother’s hand-me-downs. I was always too young or too broke, and now I’m too old.
My only consolation is I’ve still got just enough brain to console myself with. As much as I would have loved to been there in it’s earlier days, I know I wouldn’t have had enough sense to appreciate it and then go back home.
I hear ya. Born on the trailing edge of the Boomers. On the bleeding edge of the Xers. Too young for the Boomer fun. Too old for the Xer fun. The oldest and youngest seem to be working together to turn the US into the next dystopian workers paradise. Theyll probably get closer to it than anyone else to it, but its already creaking under the weight of debt.
The 27 club does not consist of happy people, or people that somehow found their way: Morrison, Joplin, Hendrix to name only three. These helped define an era and didn't live long enough within it to define themselves. Exemplars, yes, but hardly people to be emulated.
So yeah, good times maybe but not for everyone, although I wouldn't change a day of it in my personal case. But the signal failure of so many of my generation was the ridiculous pretense of deep knowledge achieved through hedonism and spiritual mumbo-jumbo instead of experience. There's no real knowledge there, only delusion and among the honest, disappointment. The only end state at 27 is death. Some of us, well, maybe we grew up a little.
Then there's Keith Richards, who will probably bury us all. ;-)
Proposed to my wife there in 05
Joan Baez singing amazing grace as New Orleans was going down
We camped 1.4 miles away from everyone by orange fence on way to the hot springs to the south
Was still loud. We got there on bikes obviously
Now. Kids. Will never return
#4 I did a google search and duckduckgo <-stupid name on Hipsters ruined Burning Man
They just returned freerepublic links.
I woulda gone once upon a time just to see the girls....no question
And to get high in the baked desert
I sure went to plenty Dead shows and a few Festivals
Whew......I think that may have been the craziest one ever
Good for you but prepare for scolding from many here
Hipsters are prissy and take low dose acid
Truly hipsters fetishize everything they like
20 dollar burgers
Their marijuana has to be perfect sativa or indica or the appropriate hybrid and organic or their silly gummies or shatter with 1000 dollar blown pipes
Tobacco vape pens that leave smoke like a mosquito truck fogger in the early 60s in Deep South ...DDT rox
Early 1900s LL Bean looking fashion...think the movie Lawless
Bicycling in lycra
Eyeglasses ala Buddy Holly
Cheap old Honda 750/4s they turn into Norton Commando looking cafe retro bikes...
And wear goggles while riding them
Hipster women....were I young Id lay the plowshare far and wide I can assure ya
They are cute as hell
But the guys are chinless no brow waif sissy looking dweebs
As a rule
So I'd still be better off doing 70,000 Tons of Metal some day.
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