Some prophesy as Armageddon, Apocalypse. Whatever happens Bat Country will be prepared. Our fortified compound will protect us from Zombie hordes, Mutant monsters, Wall Street Bankers and filthy hippies. And if all that fails we have a flaming bar to toast to the end. Come get Gonzo with us again and celebrate as the Good Doctor intended.
For an entire year we were hoping and praying the theme would be Apocalypse or something like that and have been planning accordingly. Of course Larry threw us a curve ball with Fertility 2.0. At first we were discouraged but then thought "well, Fertility and Apocalypse are really 2 sides of the same coin, not mutually exclusive at all.".
We will celebrate the year of the Dragon, the Phoenix, creation through destruction. Specifically we will have the appearance of a forbidding compound. All of course can enter freely but what are they getting themselves into? These people inside seem both deeply paranoid but also are living as today is their last.
And indeed it is. Every day will be the last. There will be celebrations of life, death, the whole span of our human experience. And there will be a bar, and that bar will be on fire. And there will be proselytizing of the Gonzo faith, trying to get others to convert before the end. We will have music, games, readings, political debates, and a special tribute to Bob Ross of course. As always, we aim to make the Good Doctor proud and you.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S Thompson
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The following is special Bat Country Burning Man 2011 "Ri†es of Passage" announcement, please be advised...
Presidents Day 2,21,2011
we give u Maya Fara
9X9=81...So anything beyond that is fucking conjecture. My first
concussion happened when I was 7 years old. I flipped my big wheel,
trying to get crazy off a curb and put a good ding in the back o’ me
noggin’. I ran up to my dad, brandishing my new wound, only to be told
to, “calm the fuck down” and “lay down”. Well, when my dad
showed up 20 minutes later & my pillow was tinted crimson, medical
attention was reevaluated (to give the old man credit, his face dropped
and went white…pussy), my first ER trip and my first stitches, 8.
From that point on, I began to anticipate and even crave that clash of
flesh vs. pavement, that would inevitably bring on that, “metallic
A wise old friend once said, “that knuckle bleeding mistake…that
pain, you’ll learn to miss it. Life get’s too easy”. He was and is
right….Do you ever question a fucking thing that is plopped in your
unassuming, undeserving lap? Do you miss that taste in the back of your
jaw…or are you just another fucking poser?
RITES OF PASSAGE…
BatCountry 2011 is a statement in RADiCAL Self-reliance. WE WILL HAVE NO
OFFICIAL DUES! We will demand full participation! NO SPECTATORS OR
HIPPIES. Any prior projects (HSTUESDAY, flaming tether ball, Bastards
burning circle bar, Pitt/Tex Parties, DJ’s, etc, I’m talking to you)
will be left to their own devices to impress us with their huge dicks.
All new ideas will be subject to extreme scrutiny by our HIGHly trained
staff of Acid empowered experts. Who will then try to, “thin down the
good stuff”, ultimately to make us, “THE MOST PROFITABLE CAMP ON THE
In order for our, “NEW PLAYA ORDER”, to succeed, some newbie whores,
who are truly unable to come up with anything, “worth a shit”, to
contribute, may cough up a small fee in a, “I might re-think my BurningMan
choices” fee, to be applied where applicable ( your Mayor’s ticket
cost) , and may be increased as lame-I-tude continues…
Other than that, do you get where we’re coming from? I am I totally
over using, “the whole quotes thing”? As always, we are a tribe that
is much more than Playa dust deep, so of course we will take care of our
own, but let’s let our colors show. Let’s do this the way a Burner
forefathers did it, not for glory, or ego or even recognition, but for
the sheer weirdness of it all. You will be changed…
“Because in the end, all we have is ourselves…”
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