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elizabeth  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 15, 2018

Thanks! I've had great falafel from an Israeli camp last year, I'd love to see them there again :)

As for my friend's boyfriend, you're exactly right. I just needed someplace to vent once, but now it's time to let it go and enjoy my burn. If he gets a wake up call in the desert or not, that's on him.

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A pissy corona is my summer guilty pleasure when it gets really hot. It doesn’t count as day drinking it’s piss beer right?

elizabeth  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Random opinions about alcohol

Dumb kids shotgunning that stuff was a big thing last summer if I recall. It was a “challenge”. Do that without puking, and you’re good to go for the night!

If you’re an adult drinking that crap, you’re probably insane.

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Yeah! It’s just that Mezcal has been having a massive popularity swing recently. Running the tours I do, I find most of the non-Mexican people don’t know what it is. But the ones that do know, love to talk about how different it is from tequila. And how much better it is. Gin had its time, now it’s all about the Mescal.

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Mescal is for Mexicans and people that want to tell you all about how it's so different from Tequila.

When people pull out the Samogon (aka Russian Moonshine), it's sign it's time to call it a night.

four loko is the drink of insane people or soon to be puking 15 year olds.

elizabeth  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2018: Who's Going?

Me too! See you at the Burn, and always glad to accept gifts on Playa ;)

elizabeth  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2018: Who's Going?

I only know about Montreal - I know they launch a couple cities at a time so you should look into where it's at with your city. It might have launched already!

Go for it. It has a a high earning potential IMO, and it's really minimal effort to get started. It's just a matter of whether it's going to pick up or not.

elizabeth  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 15, 2018

One week out from out flight to Reno for Burning Man. Me and my boyfriend are leading our own micro camp, bringing along 3 virgin friends this year. We basically planned all the big stuff for them. I mean, once we researched the best flight tickets/hotel rooms/bus tickets whatever, it's only fair to share it with them. It's been a lot, but we're basically all set to go now!

The one negative part is, that I've discovered I don't quite like my friend's boyfriend that will be going with us. He seemed like a good guy at first, open minded, been to many festivals before too so I didn't think it would be much trouble. He's also done a lot for my friend. She used to be really shy and since dating him has really come out of her shell as an awesome person. But man is he GREEDY and STUBBORN...

Getting him to agree on some essential things (that he has no experience with but kept arguing about) has been an uphill battle. All while not contributing at all with any of the planning efforts. And how he used the 2 week Ukrainian camp we run as basically free food and shelter while renting his apartment on airBNB. Without ever contributing anything to camp. I mean... people bring beer. Food. Or organize something for the kids. Or at least wash the dishes?

Time to just let it go. We got all the common stuff planned already, so he won't die or thirst or anything. But I'm done putting any effort into making things easier for anyone. Self reliance and all.

And I'm supper happy my other friend is coming with us. He's had a rough couple of years, and I don't think he's been on a cool adventure in a while. I'm sure he'll love it.

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elizabeth  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2018: Who's Going?

I think they are looking for 2 things:

1. unique spaces (concerts on a boat, private rooftop, mongolian yurt have a great appeal)

2. cheap-ish to produce music so it's profitable even with a small audience. Minimal band members, accoustic, minimal props.

So a cool dude with an artsy loft, an acoustic guitar and a unique musical style can probably do pretty well from what I can gather.

A quick calculus of 10 people at 20$ (or 20 at 10$, whatever), 20% Airbnb fee: as an artist you just made 160$ for an hour of music. You can actually earn a LOT more, the question is wether the demand is there. The struggle is to actually set up that cool space, and get popular enough to get reliable bookings.

Basically, I feel it's worth trying out at the launch since we do have a lot of musician friends. Worst case, we just pimp out our basement as a cool party venue and come out even ?

elizabeth  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2018: Who's Going?

You can sign up before the burn. You just need to pick “arctica “ in the volunteer questionnaire and you get an email with the scheduling website. There are a lot of volunteer stuff available already.

I’m camping with my boyfriend and 3 good friends - and hoverlandia is not a bad place to be :) Besides, none of us are musicians. I think I used those secret bathrooms a couple times last year. The cleanest ones I’ve seen at the burn! I probably wasn’t supposed to, but the combo of good music and craft beer... made it an emergency.

It was definitely one of my favourite spots to hang out too, so possibly we'll run into each other this year too. Or we could try to schedule a Hubski meetup. At 3, that is a 50% increase from last year!

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