Burning Man Meetup
posted August 2, 2010 9:15 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed September 1 at 4:00 PM, Burning Man Center Camp
Black Rock City, Imlay, NV, USA (Map & Directions)
Its your annual opportunity to get together with other MeFites to compare relative levels of sunburn, dehydration and dust inhalation. Held at Center Camp, so that we can argue endlessly about whether or not the sale of coffee violates the Ten Principles.
posted by Parasite Unseen to Meetup (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I will be past the coffee and into wine time by then... but I will bring enough to share!
posted by Vaike at 9:56 AM on August 2, 2010

Man, last time I tried to go to a Burning Man meet-up, playa time took over. I.E. "What day is it? What do you mean it's Friday? Oh shit, I forgot about the Mefite Meetup on Wednesday!"

I will TRY to remember.
posted by HeyAllie at 11:45 AM on August 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

I will try as well!
posted by buckaroo_benzai at 1:31 PM on August 2, 2010

Center Camp is the whole circle at 6pm spoke. I presume you mean the Cafe tent, also trying to find someone at the Cafe is impossible. I suggest a few meeting points. Spoken word stage, sound booth, entrance near the archway or near the volunteer table. Music stage might be too loud to have it a meetup point.

I'm stage managing the Cafe stage therefore on time because I, sadly, will be wearing a watch on the playa.

You'll have more to bitch about, because we raised the price of coffee this year.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:53 PM on August 5, 2010

MiltonRandKalman raises a good point; Center Camp is large enough that announcing that we'll be meeting there is kind of vague and unhelpful. Unfortunately, the last time I was out on the playa was 2004, and I typically avoid Center Camp like the plague, so I'm having a hard time remembering what it looks like. Any thoughts on what section of Center Camp would be best for meeting?
posted by Parasite Unseen at 1:50 PM on August 9, 2010

Ok, I just got a MeMail from MRK, who suggested that we meet near the Spoken Word Stage at the Cafe in Center Camp. That sounds about right to me. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 11:06 AM on August 12, 2010

So... a late invitation from some friends means I am no longer camping solo in Mefi ground zero but will instead be at Camp Dark Sparkle, at 9:00 and D. We are a burlesque-themed camp and are hosting a couple of performances, one of which is at 5:00pm on Wednesday (the other at 5:00 pm on Friday). I expect I will be helping with setup and running the event in some way which probably means I can't make the meetup, or at least I won't be able to stay very long. I'll try but who knows. Come see the show once the meetup's done!
posted by PercussivePaul at 4:04 PM on August 13, 2010

I'm pulling a last-minute Burn this year but will make my best effort to make the meet. Just decided about a week and a half ago to attend ... so far I'm 2-for3, got my ticket and a new tent, just gotta figure out how I'm getting down there.

yeah and if anyone has room for another passenger, from somewhere in the Northwest (Vancouver-Seattle-even Portland) get in touch
posted by mannequito at 4:09 PM on August 15, 2010

this is hilarious/telling and I thought I would share with you guys: How You Will Get Hurt at Burning Man.
posted by changeling at 2:00 PM on August 17, 2010

wtf 'Psychiatric Clients'? perhaps I should have seen a psychiatrist after the 05 Burn ... I remember walking around mid-afternoon on Friday, just coming up after ingesting some stuff, and seeing a naked dude ride by me on a bike with a big ol' smile and a big ol' erection. Disturbing, to say the least.

Anyways, I sorted my ride so see y'all down there. Unless, you know, shiny things, playa time, etc. take over.
posted by mannequito at 9:01 PM on August 21, 2010

I'll be there too. I'll try and meet up for sure. If any mefi wants to come over to Funtown for some espresso, were at 3:30 and Playa, part of Illumination Village. Its my first years, but I'm with some pros, looking forward to the experience. Hope to see you there!

posted by brinkzilla at 7:26 PM on August 22, 2010

Sorry, meant, 3:30 and Esplanade.
posted by brinkzilla at 7:27 PM on August 22, 2010

So it's settled - Spoken Word Stage, then? I'm looking forward to meeting you all.
posted by cr_joe at 4:11 PM on August 24, 2010

Yes, Spoken Word Stage, Center Camp, Wednesday, 4:00 PM.

I am so excited about going, and so totally freaked out about the amount of work that remains to be done before I depart.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 8:14 AM on August 25, 2010

SO... I showed up at the right time, wandered around and around the spoken word stage, asked "metafilter?" to random strangers, but alas, did not find any of you.
did anyone meet up?

this was my first burn. I am hacking playa and feel like death and honestly, the experience soared light years beyond my expectations. still mulling over my amazement.
posted by changeling at 11:53 PM on September 7, 2010

I managed to meet up with small_ruminant and (briefly) MiltonRandKalman, and also someone else who hadn't announced that he'd attend and whose name currently escapes me. In hindsight, Center Camp was a bad location for a meet-up, as it's almost impossible to separate the MetaFilter crowd from the other Burners. Next year, I'm thinking that we'll meet somewhere a bit more remote.

Glad you had an amazing first year. I have to admit, this year was a good one.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 10:58 AM on September 8, 2010

also showed up (well, 10 minutes late), wandered around, hissed "metafileter?" to random burners around the spoken word stage, but got glassy eyed responses in turn. Oh well. Also hacking up playa lungs but great fond memories.
posted by HeyAllie at 11:24 AM on September 9, 2010

heh. I remembered that night, so I went there at 4am just for the hell of it, thinking there might be some other mefite similarly confused. No luck. I say next year (not 100% certain if I'll be there, we'll see) we pick a random art installation to meet at. Or if someone is part of a particular theme camp and knows in advance where they'll be located.

Anyways, hope y'all had a great time out there.
posted by mannequito at 2:01 PM on September 9, 2010

btw I've already got my pics up on my flickr if anyone's interested.
posted by mannequito at 2:06 PM on September 9, 2010

Next time we should meet up in front of the speakers at Robot Heart at sunrise. Better chance of success that way. mannequito, too bad I didn't see you out there, had a blast and hope you did too!
posted by PercussivePaul at 5:39 PM on September 9, 2010

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