2011 was my (and my husband's) first burn. We're headed back this year, for certain, but under different circumstances than last year. This year we will be volunteers.
I loved the "care package" they handed us at the gate. It included the map, the events guide book, and some stickers, etc. Even though we did not make it to most of the stuff we set out to do, it was fun to try and find things, or to even just see what was going on in the city each day. Plus the map made a really nice memento.
My question is this:
We plan to arrive before gates open to help with set up. So... how do we get the goodies? Do they have them at playa info? Or is that something you earn waiting in line during ingress?