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Old 14th August 2007, 12:20 AM   #1
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What is Burning Amp?
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An annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and self-reliance. To truly understand this event, one must participate.
You belong here and you participate.

You're not the weirdest kid in the classroom — there's always somebody there who's thought up something you never even considered.

You're here to survive. What happens to your brain and body when exposed to 107 dB sounds, moisture wicking off your body and dehydrating you within minutes? You know and watch yourself. You'll want to reconsider drinking that alcohol (or taking those other substances) you brought with you — the mind-altering experience of Burning Amp is its own drug.

You're here to create. Since nobody at Burning Amp is merely a spectator, you're here to build your own new world. You've built an egg for a loudspeaker enclosure, a tube amp made of light sticks, a preamp that looks like a shark's fin. You've covered your cables in silver, you're wearing a straw hat and a string of pearls, or maybe a skirt for the first time. You withstand the laughter of others.

You're here to experience. Listen to the music in the expanse of nothingness with your eyes closed.

You're here to celebrate. On Sunday night, we'll burn the Amp. As the procession starts, the circle forms, and the amp ignites, you experience something personal, something new to yourself, something you've never felt before. It's an epiphany, it's primal, it's newborn. And it's completely individual. You'll leave as you came. The waste you make and the objects you consume leave with you. Volunteers will stay for weeks to return the venue to its pristine condition. But you'll take the world you built with you. When you head back down the dusty roads toward home, you slowly reintegrate to the world you came from. You feel in tune with the other geeks that shared the same community. Over time, vivid images still dance in your brain, floating back to you when the weather changes. The Burning Amp community, whether your friends, your new acquaintances, or the Burning Amp project, embraces you. At the end, though your journey to and from Burning Amp are finished, you embark on a different journey — forever.

Where is Burning Amp?
The First Annual Burning Amp Festival will be held in beautiful downtown San Francisco. The address will be a deep, dark secret except to those who wish to experience. The space we have is huge and wonderful.

When is Burning Amp?
Editor's note: The first burning amp was October 20-21, 2007

Who is Burning Amp?
It's you, it's us, it's the community. And there will be some incredibly interesting guests, talks, and demonstrations. As they are announced, they will be added to this thread. (advance peek: equipment demos and displays from the ever-genial Nelson Pass, a talk on methods of subjective evaluation and a speaker measurement clinic by yours truly, and the introduction and explication of a radically new ribbon speaker technology by its inventor. Bring the stuff you're proud of and unleash your Inner Geek.
(with many apologies to Molly Steenson)

NOTE: go to this companion thread for more posts detailing what people are bringing..
The Burning Amp Festival-Burning Gadgets Preview
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Old 14th August 2007, 12:27 AM   #2
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What is Burning Amp? ...................

hey Sy

just gimme a name of that drek you use;

I wanna some .........



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its all here-

What is Burning Man?
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its all here-

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yup- yeha!

that's the sign that Sy found same stash Molly Steenson use



I still wanna some .......

http://www.burningman.com/
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Default I have heard...

I've not been to it, but I heard that if you go people are more than happy to share....
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hey Sy

just gimme a name of that drek you use;

I wanna some .........

I'm high alright, but not on false drugs. I'm high on the REAL thing- powerful gasoline, a clean windshield, and a shoeshine. Over.
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I'm high alright, but not on false drugs. I'm high on the REAL thing- powerful gasoline, a clean windshield, and a shoeshine. Over.
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Hey SY,

I'm scheduled to be with Jimmah in LA the week after doing the Habitat thing. There is a chance I might be able to join you folks, no amps to burn though.
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Scott, don't ask questions, just do it!
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............don't ask questions, just do it!
as you probably know- I'll do everything to fulfill my promise to host of TBAF - he'll burn some seeds of crazy smiling vegetable .......
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mebbe I can urge him to make one Poor Man's All Eminence OB for that occasion ? with all that funny blobs and blurps and sticks on cones...

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