Divreon wrote:How did the burner express deal with the greeters station. I'm looking into going for the first time next year and don't want to miss the greeters.
I'm almost certain they did go through Greeters. You're supposed to funnel through there traffic-wise regardless of whether you stop, so I'm guessing yes. I think also someone mentioned the bus drivers being surprised at the dustiness of the virgins returning to the bus.
You could also send a PM to Delle and ask; she's very nice & won't mind. She posted a great BRC Express interior photo on page 2 of this thread that suggests she might've boarded the BRC Express during a Greeter shift.
Actually I wasn't on the bus as a Greeter, but as a passanger. (I have yet to do a Greeters shift, tho it's definitely on my list of Things To Do). First Bus Through on Sunday (as a non-Early Entry bus). We were in Gerlach at the time. At that point those who had Will Call disembarked, crossed the street, and got their tickets. Once everyone was back on the bus a Greeter entered and the WWW and all other goodies and info was distributed.
I had disembarked for a cigarette and talked to the guy running the whole show while I was out there. The looks on the faces of my "back of the bus" cohorts was after I'd announced that we were NOT going to be transferring to a schoolbus (as had previously been suggested to be the MO), and nor were we to sit and wait until 6pm (as we had been making silly bets on) -- but that we should be on the playa within the half-hour.
It is possible that the way that things were handled was modified after our bus went through. The gentleman with whom I'd spoken had said that they were working things out on the fly -- this being the first BIG day (i.e. non Early Entry) of the first year of the service... so others may have had different experiences.
I'm still maintaining it was a five star service, and definitely a huge plus for those of us who have to fly in, and/or have transportation issues from either Reno or San Francisco. The number of cars it kept off the roads and out of the lines is also nothing to sneeze at.
If going through Greeters "properly" is very high on your priority list, you won't get it quite the same way with the bus. You get the excitement and the warmth, but no bell or dust angels -- However, I think it's important to know that there are chunks of time when Greeters can't give you that love even if you do go in by car, if they're too backed up. (So I've heard. Maybe Mojo could confirm this)
You can always do your own virgin ceremony once you hit the ground inside. (and then not track the dust back into your vehicle... just sayin')