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Poll results: Sturgis or Burning Man: Which event would you rather attend?

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  • (crush beer can on head) Sturgis! What are you some kinda homo?

    1 5.26%
  • The Goddess decrees through the rings of the trees it shall be Burning Man

    10 52.63%
  • Um, I'd rather watch Gilligans Island reruns for a week than attend either

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Thread: Burning Man vs Sturgis

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    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
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    Burning Man vs Sturgis

    The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally just ended and Burning Man is starting. If you could only attend one of these, which would it be and why?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Burning Man for me. I dig all the kinetic sculptures and inventions (not that I have been...) I also am also intrigued with the physical planning aspect of the event. The establishment and then dismantling of Black Rock City is pretty impressive, IME.

    Chief among these institutions are the Black Rock Rangers and the DPW, our Department of Public Works. The DPW is headquartered on an 80-acre ranch near our city. Here are housed workshops, cherry pickers, cranes, water trucks, storage containers and an ever-growing fleet of trucks and trailers. Work at the ranch commences weeks before Burning Man begins. Indeed, without the DPW there could be no Black Rock City. These workers are responsible for surveying our city, installing its roads and street signs, and erecting the built environment — the buildings, trailers, trenched power lines, and communication towers that form the working infrastructure of our home in the desert. They install and repair our perimeter fence and manufacture several acres of shade in which our citizens can shelter from the sun. Rising at dawn, enduring 100-degree heat, and laboring in dust storms, the men and women of the DPW are desert-tested veterans of the Black Rock Desert. They are a breed apart.
    Pretty cool.
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    Burning Man, absolutely. It reminds me a bit of the parties my friends and I used to have back from my New Mexico years, only on a far grander scale. Bikers are generally cool folks, but I think I'd have more fun among the more eclectic crowd in the Black Rock Desert.
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    I don't think I would fit in well at either, but I think the people at Sturgis would probably realize this much sooner than those at Burning Man.

    Either way I choose Sturgis...because there is a better chance of random flashing
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    Raver Chicks > Biker Chicks

    'nuff said.

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    Ahh....

    Quote Originally posted by Hink_Planner View post
    I don't think I would fit in well at either, but I think the people at Sturgis would probably realize this much sooner than those at Burning Man.

    Either way I choose Sturgis...because there is a better chance of random flashing
    I always thought Burning Man was one huge flasher party? I mean, aren't there people walking around in the buff, chanting and stuff? Not that any of them are people you might want to see in that state to begin with.

    I would pick Burning Man for the intangibles. I mean I don't even remember how to operate a motorcycle
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    I can imagine a future in which attendees of Sturgis and attendees of Burning Man can sit down together in peace....and decide what to do with the rest of us. I mean the ones who wear clothes.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink_Planner View post
    Either way I choose Sturgis...because there is a better chance of random flashing
    Um, gonna have to disagree with you there, unless you're eliminating "walking around naked" as not being "random flashing."

    I went to Burning Man for one night and two days six years ago with a former girlfriend. It was kind of neat, but not really my crowd. Lots of drugs, lots of nudity, lots of orgies in tents, lots of sandstorms, no one sleeping, ever. Some cool art though.
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    Bunring man. No contest
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    Quote Originally posted by CJC View post
    Um, gonna have to disagree with you there, unless you're eliminating "walking around naked" as not being "random flashing."

    I went to Burning Man for one night and two days six years ago with a former girlfriend. It was kind of neat, but not really my crowd. Lots of drugs, lots of nudity, lots of orgies in tents, lots of sandstorms, no one sleeping, ever. Some cool art though.
    Well geez, I learn something new everyday. Drugs, Orgies, and nudity. I guess burning man it is.

    ps. "walking around naked" would not be considered random flashing, it is considered preferable.
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    Seeing as how one just ended and the other is beginning I'd have to say....both. If I could only choose one I guess I'd have to go with Burning Man. I guess the surprise factor of never knowing quite what to expect wins me over.

    How did this thread not get a poll? Just hafta do somethin about that...

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    Which one has more nudity? THAT is the one to attend...
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Seeing as how one just ended and the other is beginning I'd have to say....both. If I could only choose one I guess I'd have to go with Burning Man. I guess the surprise factor of never knowing quite what to expect wins me over.

    How did this thread not get a poll? Just hafta do somethin about that...
    I like motorcycles, I like art, I like nudity. There is no simple choice. Maybe they should combine the two. Biker art, burning bikers, naked nudes, beer, more beer, so many choices.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Well.....

    Maybe Sturgis, if Sturgis was located in Miami Beach
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    I am the Burning Man sort
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    .... [snip]....naked nudes, ....[snip]....
    DOOD! My favorite!~
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Burning Man. I don't like noise, so Sturgis would be a pain for me. NTTATWWMotorcycles. I do like nakedidity.

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    ..... I do like nakedidity.
    Who doesn't?
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Bonnaroo. I really want to go to Bonnaroo. Sturgis was cool, but I've done it, which leaves me with the option of Bonnaroo or Burning Man. I'd much rather see bands as opposed to sculptures, although the art at Burning Man is fantastic.
    In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and watch how the pattern improves - Rumi

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    Quote Originally posted by Scout View post
    Bonnaroo. .
    Do you know how to read thread titles?
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Do you know how to read thread titles?
    Scout hasn't posted much here. Don't tell me you've never given C as the answer when somebody asked you to choose between A and B.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Scout hasn't posted much here. Don't tell me you've never given C as the answer when somebody asked you to choose between A and B.
    Windy, starting to rain a little. Thanks for asking.

    did you miss the ?
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Windy, starting to rain a little. Thanks for asking.

    did you miss the ?
    Off-topic:
    Yeah, it's really starting to blow. Big time. Visibility is ...
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Yes

    I would agree that some trees need sufficient room to grow.
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Do you know how to read thread titles?
    I was actually going with the "other" option in the poll (option D). I thought Bonnaroo a swell "other" option. back at ya'
    In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and watch how the pattern improves - Rumi

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