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Those poor parents...
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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!
Maybe i'll do this someday = I'm thinking about creating something of the sort.
I need at least a half-baked idea to start asking for cooking help. And then plan the bake sale. I'm all about making shit happen and I've been tackling smaller projects, helping out friends with their big idea.
Helped my friend Jerome feed 200 people at our regional this summer:
And the speakeasy experience we created with my friend has been a huge success too, it's given me confidence in my entertainment abilities :) We're #1 in our city right now!
I hear AirBNB is launching this new thing called "concerts" in our city in October. I'm not huge on music myself, but if my boyfriend wants to tackle the musical side of it I'll totally transform our basement into the coolest space ever.
But setting up something like Please don't tell in NYC, or that spooky cemetery event I mistakenly snuck into last year:
I'll be there, camping at Hoverlandia (Burner express's free camping area @ 6:15 and I). We'll have a shade structure with a Canadian flag, come say hi!
Picked up a couple shifts at Arctica because I really enjoyed my time there last year. But I also signed up for Gate and Perimeter, maybe I'll catch some illegals trying to sneak the border or hoping the fence. It's my 2nd year so hoping to apply for rangering next year. Or maybe I'll just go to Africaburn. My good friend went this year and said it was awesome.
Damn, those Burner created projects look so awesome! Since our magical night winning the room at Ashram last year, and finding out about projects like secret cinema in London I've been thinking about those awesome immersive theatre projects people have created. Maybe I'll do something like this someday too...
I don't have the newest iphone so I can't really tell. A shallow dept of field, good low light and a zoom are things that a smartphone won't have. Honestly iphone + battery pack is really all that you need for decent memories and social media posts. Especially if you have one of the newer phones.