Playa Meetup 2016
posted August 1, 2016 11:58 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed August 31 at 2:00 PM, Camp Abstininthe
Black Rock City, NV, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's keep alive the grand tradition of the least reliable metafilter meetup! Reconnect with your internet family in your desert home. If you'll be in Black Rock City this year -- at least let your subconscious know that somewhere within a bike ride, other mefites are drinking and making merry.

I'll throw out Wednesday at 2pm as a good time as any. If anyone here has a camp that wants to host the meetup, that's a great option. Otherwise, we can pick somewhere distinctive and plan to meet there. Or, we can all just wear "Friends of Matt" pins this year.

CONFIRMED: Meetup will be hosted by the lovely and generous Camp Abstininthe, who are in the 7:30 plaza. Wednesday at 2:00pm. See all you MeFites and MisFits there!
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? to Meetup (21 comments total)

Tragically, this year, instead of going to Burning Man, I'm doing other fun things. Have a fun meet-up and a great burn!
posted by aubilenon at 12:37 AM on August 2, 2016

Guys! I flaked on the meet up last year (I can't recall what I did instead, but it probably consisted of getting my tits painted green). To make up for it would like to offer up the comfy confines of my camp bar, Abstininthe (your friendly local absinthe bar) as a possible location. We're at 7:30 Plaza at 3:30.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 10:41 AM on August 2, 2016 [2 favorites]

I have yet to successfully make a MeFi meetup on the playa, but I'm willing to give it (yet another) shot. Abstininthe sounds good to me! I'm all the way over at 4:45 and Esplanade, but that's why god gave us bikes. Bonus: It's my 10th anniversary and my boyfriend's virgin burn! Lots to drink to.
posted by mykescipark at 7:39 PM on August 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

Wow, 10, that's awesome! I'm at 5:45 and J this year -- a bit out there, but Absinthe sounds good to me too. Excited to see who else is coming to the burn.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 9:41 PM on August 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

Sounds good to me ... See y'all there! Anyone have pics from the 2015 meetup? I was a little spaced-out and didn't take any! :P

(I'm at 4:00 & G ... Art Model Camp in Alternative Energy Zone village.)
posted by ZenMasterThis at 10:06 AM on August 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

ZenMasterThis, can I book a modeling session this year? Been thinking about it since last year's meet up.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 7:31 PM on August 6, 2016

Of course! We have six 1/2-hour sessions every day from noon to 3:00 PM. When would you like to model?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:39 AM on August 7, 2016

I have a camp called Strange Gardens, and we're on 6:30 between G and H. Seems like we're all kinda sorta in the same neighborhood so far.

I'll super duper try to make it to the wednesday meetup, but if past years are any indication, my resistance to playa time is weak.

Please feel free to stop by and say hi if you're nearby: An easy landmark to look for is a giant wolfhead that is my yurt. We'll have a frozen drink machine serving out frozen painkillers, pizza ovens serving out pizzas (if you hit us at the right time, or just look really really hungry and sad), and always a batch of some kind of cocktails are around...this years alternate is peach habanero margaritas.

Oh, and I made a mutant vehicle this year! Flag me down if you see a girly minaret shaped cycloptic alien head toolin down the street!
posted by newpotato at 5:12 PM on August 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

Flag me down if you see a girly minaret shaped cycloptic alien head toolin down the street!

I love this place.
posted by mykescipark at 6:15 PM on August 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

So. Shall we convert this into an Event? Folks are going to start leaving on Early Crew in a few days, and it would be good for people to put it in their (again, highly theoretical) playa timetables.
posted by mykescipark at 1:04 PM on August 15, 2016

posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:25 AM on August 16, 2016


We're at 7:30 Plaza at 3:30.

I will confirm the event for Wednesday afternoon at foxy_hedgehog's camp Abstininthe but I .... can't quite parse this. Is 3:30pm the time of day?
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 9:44 AM on August 16, 2016

Hi everyone! To answer So You're Saying These Are Pants's question, 7:30 plaza is on of the plazas in BRC and will be marked clearly on the map that you receive when you enter. Abstininthe is "at" 3:30 in terms of where it is located in the circle that is 7:30 plaza. Hope that helps!
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 10:46 AM on August 16, 2016

Heh, great! Double polar coordinates did me in.

So I will confirm the event for Camp Abstininthe @ 7:30 plaza at 2pm on Wednesday.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 2:12 PM on August 16, 2016

Hey there! It's my virgin burn and I will be camping with Harmonic Convergence at 5 & E! Would love to see you there, and in the meantime, does anyone have leads on rides? I have tried the rideshare and FB but had a run of bad luck confirming. I am travelling from LA with my boyfriend (his 7th burn!) 2 bikes and our gear. We have our tix in hand, early arrival passes for the 27th, a vehicle pass to throw in, gas & food money and access for someone to purchase a near face value ticket. Ideas?
posted by Space Kitty at 2:52 PM on August 18, 2016

I'll be at Justice & 5:45 @ Spice N Vice. Will also be at the ESD/Medical stations at various times of the week. Feel free to MeMail me for my schedule, which is most definitely subject to change, if you foresee injury on specific dates/times/nights.
posted by herrdoktor at 10:02 PM on August 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

if you foresee injury on specific dates/times/nights

Ha. I've worked at Arctica most of my years out there, but 2015 was the first time I finally dropped a jagged block of ice directly onto my foot. Amazing to me that one can get an x-ray on the Playa, but thank god for the medical tents. The medics are the most noble people out there, I swear.
posted by mykescipark at 8:41 PM on August 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

If we are able to meet up, I encourage you to bring a hard copy of a post address of someone you'd like to send a postcard card to. Postage will be provided, even for international addresses.
posted by herrdoktor at 9:43 PM on August 23, 2016

Found a ride, will see you all there!!!
posted by Space Kitty at 1:32 PM on August 24, 2016

Yay, space kitty!

Headed into the dust and I will see you fine mefites on Wednesday at 2pm, absinthes in hand! I hope.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 10:19 PM on August 25, 2016

Soooo... how was the meetup? By the time I remembered Wednesday at 2, it was late Thursday afternoon. I'm not good with scheduling on playa.
I'd love to hear about it tho!
posted by newpotato at 7:53 PM on September 9, 2016

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