WTF Burning Man...A desert full of douchebags

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  1. Shithead

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    Late to the party! As Burning Man gets well and truly underway, organizers hit a snag while erecting the festival's famous effigy which is left hanging upside down and HEADLESS due to equipment problems

    Burning Man is in full swing after it was kicked off with a bang by revelers who launched an anvil into the air with explosives.
    But while most of the fun-filled festival took off without a snag, organizers came up against an obstacle while putting together the event's main attraction, the Burning Man, after it was reportedly stuck upside-down and without a head thanks to some issues with broken equipment.
    Reno Gazette-Journal said an attempt was made to raise the 40ft-tall effigy, which this year was inspired by a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, into its place on Sunday, but organizers of the festival Nevada's Black Rock Desert discovered the equipment needed to turn it the right way up is broken - and the man is consequently still said to be without a head.

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    'Upside-down': Work was still underway on Monday on the Burning Man, the festival's burning effigy, after there was reportedly a problem erecting it at the site in Nevada's Black Rock Desert
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    In full swing: Despite the glitch, the festival kicked off with a bang as revelers launched an anvil into the air with explosives
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    Festival mode: Revelers, pictured dancing to the Trashkan Marchink Band, wasted no time getting the party started
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    Established: The annual event, attended by 'Katapult Sandra' and 'Divine Mustache', pictured on stilts, is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary
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    Displaced: Among the art installations on display is a segment of a Boeing 747
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    Changing perspectives: Among the 70,000 festival-goers are Mark Dill and Brit Thacker, pictured practicing acro-yoga
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    Exhibit: Sandra Mallet, pictured, views one of the many art installations on display at Burning Man
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    Recreation: Among the art installations is Playa TV, pictured with revelers Jody Friedman and Jeff Montgomery
    The man is reportedly expected to open on Tuesday before being burned down on Saturday.
    Despite the technical glitch, festival-goers appeared to be embracing the festival spirit with acrobatics, costumes and dancing as they wasted no time in getting the eight-day party started as the event, which first started as a bonfire in 1986, celebrates its 30th anniversary.
    Around 70,000 people are set to attend this year's festival which started on Sunday and runs until Monday.

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    Two wheels: Most festival-goers get around the site on bikes, pictured congregating around the Space Whale installation
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    Feat: A pink metallic 'art car' and the Temple Project are among the temporary structures and vehicles that have sprung up at the festival
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    Striking: Attendees can also admire the dramatic views and sunsets from the Tower of Ascensio
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    Creative: Festival-goers make a huge effort with their costumes, such as this attendee, who wore a robot costume
    Among the constructions that have sprung up on the festival site are a pink metallic art car, a temple, a segment of a Boeing 747, a huge viewing point called the Tower of Ascension, an interactive boar sculpture, an 'Earth' sign and the flaming Spire of Fire.
    The event is so popular that the dried up lake is transformed into a temporary metropolis called Black Rock City.
    The festival, dedicated to 'community, art, self-expression and self-reliance, asks participants to follow its ten principles: radical inclusion, gifting, 'decommodification', radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation and immediacy.
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    Illuminations: Erin Searcy, pictured, admires one of the many lit up structures
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    Glittering: The festival, which started on Sunday, runs until September 5
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    Blazing: The Spire of Fire, pictured, is one of the highlights of this year's illuminations at the festival
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    Transport: While most people travel around the festival city by bike, some people find more creative means of getting around, such as this shoe-shaped vehicle, pictured
    No currency is allowed to be exchanged at the festival except for buying ice and coffee.
    Instead, festival-goers can visit art installations, participate in camps - which this year includes an annex for fans of spandex and the air-conditioned 'Orgy Dome' - and are required to operate as a 'gifting society'.
    On Sunday, hundreds of RVs started arriving at the festival site and pictures of featured art works started appearing on Instagram - including a giant honey bear, and a red 'Virgin On The Rocks' sign.
    Volunteers started building Black Rock City Airport, a temporary landing strip, around two weeks ago.
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    Creation: Pictures of unique art began leaking from the event as attendees posted pictures to Instagram, including this honey bear sculpture
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    Happy: Two women pose by a sculpture of words on the first day of the desert festival
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    Hub: The festival also features cantinas for desert revelers to grab a drink and socialize with others
    The majority of people get around the dust storm-prone site by bike or in specially created vehicles.
    Burning Man organizers said people worked during the night to fix the landmark effigy.
    Spokesman Jim Graham said: 'The head is one of the last pieces to go on, so that's to be expected. They were working on the man last night and I expect an update later today.'
    Despite its non-capitalist principles, the festival has become a popular hotspot for tech billionaire CEOs. Previous festival attendees include Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg.



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    Festival-bound: Burning Man kicked off on Sunday as thousands of revelers made their way into the Nevada Desert for eight days of art and alternative living
     
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    Impressive: An interactive boar sculpture, pictured, is among the exhibits at this year's festival
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    Transformation: This satellite picture, taken on August 23, shows how this year's Burning Man festival - and the temporary Black Rock City - have changed Nevada's Black Rock Desert Read
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    Arrivals: The Burning Man festival is now attended by more than just counter-culture festival goers - billionaires are known to be enthusiasts too and the make-shift city has its own airstrip
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    Festival-bound: Burning Man kicked off on Sunday as thousands of revelers made their way into the Nevada Desert for eight days of art and alternative living
    THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF BURNING MAN
    Radical Inclusion
    Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
    Gifting
    Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
    Decommodification
    In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.
    Radical Self-reliance
    Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.
    Radical Self-expression
    Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.
    Communal Effort
    Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
    Civic Responsibility
    We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
    Leaving No Trace
    Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
    Participation
    Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.
    Immediacy
    Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.
    Source: http://burningman.org/
     
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    goldtopper Well Known Heterosexual Gold

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    It's like a Mad Max movie for deviants.
     
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    That place must reek of patchouli and douchebaggery
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    I totally expected this to be an ISIS themed thread.
     
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    It must be insanely hot right?
     
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    where the white women at?
     
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    I think the idea of going, drugs, music, hot girls, sex, etc is probably better than actually going(dirty, dusty, ok girls with armpit hair, etc)
     
  12. DrivenByDemons

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    Ehhh. Art and horny chicks is still better than those douchbags who vape in their cars till they can't see. Burning man > vape dorks
     
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    I'd like to go sometime. :coffee:
     
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    Hipsters on bicycles sweating in the desert. No Thanks.
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    Seems like a good place to get laid
     
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    I've said it a million times

    Our parents and grandparents had the depression and WW2 which forged a tough level headed "greatest generation"

    We get these faggots and Bruce Jenner
     
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    I would like to attend, but I wouldn't be able to deal with the heat.
     
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    We're fucked.
     
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    Woot woot!

    A kindler, gentler more intelligent gathering of the Juggalos.
     
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