How Was It for You?

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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby msj2u » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:03 pm

Year 10 for Me! My campmates decided to prepare and serve Me a 5 course supper using crystal, china glass...the works...Wow I'm still processing this. I am so grateful to be part of this camp.

Looking forward to chatting with more here and actually meeting next year.

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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby Savannah » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:09 pm

It was a weird Burn for me. My 9th. Very much a rollercoaster. A lot of beauty and some great fun, but some distinct awkwardness, sadness and the goddamned flu. Far too little sleep, & too little peace. But I was blessed with some great kindnesses as well.

Right now I'm full of strange ideas about solo travel and walk-in camping and other things that will probably seem completely ludicrous in a week.
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby Turtleburp » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:34 pm

I had a fantastic time, very different to my 2001, 2012 burns but good all the same.

I, like Magdalen23, am less fond of the big party scene and prefer it* smaller more peronsal and if possible smarter (if that is possible). This year rocked though becasue of the people - I got to hang out with people I met last year and felt really welcomed and loved!

Will try return next year and balance my 'wow' of seeing the art and interactvity with the people although it may result in serious marital strife!

Except after a few drink in which case anything will do!
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby Guzarish » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:25 pm

'twas my first burn. I was always somewhat interested in BM but only went this year because shit fell into place. Before I continue, you should consider I am a cynical, introverted square peg in a round world who relishes his vanishing privacy. I needs my fackin space yo.
I was doing it wrong and can't say I completely get. There. Disclaimers done.
I mostly had a good fucking time. Most of my interactions with strangers and camp mates was positive. I loved the playa so much that I neglected to really check out brc.
I would definitely return, but I would probably do things a little differently.
-attire. I brought some sorry-ass clothes from the 5$ store I think I looked like a clueless leo.
-I think I would tent it but if the sparkle pony I belong to demanded it, I'd get a smaller RV and would not share with others. I need my space.
-I'd spend less time reading snark and banter here and work on better attire and knowledge about the city and installations. I say this with the most humble love and admiration.
-I'd prepare my food and water better. If I had room, I'd insist on bringing cool things to share. Shit like coffee, watermelon and ice cream, etc
-I'd explore more and engage people more and not get out of sorts when I interact with snarky or glum people. This one is key for me not just at burning man but every effin day.
-and finally, I would not let myself revert into the prick, anti social, cynical, asswipe I can be so well. Something stuck with me at burning man. Something I need to work on harder. Someone wrote "unfuck yourself" on a message board. If I can unfuck myself, my next burn can be cosmic.
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby Savannah » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:02 pm

"Unfuck yourself". I like it. :D

Welcome, Guzarish!
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby ygmir » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:47 pm

Guzarish wrote:'twas my first burn. I was always somewhat interested in BM but only went this year because shit fell into place. Before I continue, you should consider I am a cynical, introverted square peg in a round world who relishes his vanishing privacy. I needs my fackin space yo.
I was doing it wrong and can't say I completely get. There. Disclaimers done.
I mostly had a good fucking time. Most of my interactions with strangers and camp mates was positive. I loved the playa so much that I neglected to really check out brc.
I would definitely return, but I would probably do things a little differently.
-attire. I brought some sorry-ass clothes from the 5$ store I think I looked like a clueless leo.
-I think I would tent it but if the sparkle pony I belong to demanded it, I'd get a smaller RV and would not share with others. I need my space.
-I'd spend less time reading snark and banter here and work on better attire and knowledge about the city and installations. I say this with the most humble love and admiration.
-I'd prepare my food and water better. If I had room, I'd insist on bringing cool things to share. Shit like coffee, watermelon and ice cream, etc
-I'd explore more and engage people more and not get out of sorts when I interact with snarky or glum people. This one is key for me not just at burning man but every effin day.
-and finally, I would not let myself revert into the prick, anti social, cynical, asswipe I can be so well. Something stuck with me at burning man. Something I need to work on harder. Someone wrote "unfuck yourself" on a message board. If I can unfuck myself, my next burn can be cosmic.



this is good. thank you.
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby MikeGyver » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:05 pm

Guzarish wrote:'twas my first burn. I was always somewhat interested in BM but only went this year because shit fell into place. Before I continue, you should consider I am a cynical, introverted square peg in a round world who relishes his vanishing privacy. I needs my fackin space yo.
I was doing it wrong and can't say I completely get. There. Disclaimers done.
I mostly had a good fucking time. Most of my interactions with strangers and camp mates was positive. I loved the playa so much that I neglected to really check out brc.
I would definitely return, but I would probably do things a little differently.
-attire. I brought some sorry-ass clothes from the 5$ store I think I looked like a clueless leo.
-I think I would tent it but if the sparkle pony I belong to demanded it, I'd get a smaller RV and would not share with others. I need my space.
-I'd spend less time reading snark and banter here and work on better attire and knowledge about the city and installations. I say this with the most humble love and admiration.
-I'd prepare my food and water better. If I had room, I'd insist on bringing cool things to share. Shit like coffee, watermelon and ice cream, etc
-I'd explore more and engage people more and not get out of sorts when I interact with snarky or glum people. This one is key for me not just at burning man but every effin day.
-and finally, I would not let myself revert into the prick, anti social, cynical, asswipe I can be so well. Something stuck with me at burning man. Something I need to work on harder. Someone wrote "unfuck yourself" on a message board. If I can unfuck myself, my next burn can be cosmic.


Every year I get a little more unfucked. Im the typical "asshole to keep from getting close" person and Burning Man has a way of driving openness into you.

This year was great for me. Met new people, hung out more with old friends. I didn't explore as much as previous years but no matter what your doing being at the Burn its hard to not be happy.
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby Lonesomebri » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:18 pm

Im the typical "asshole to keep from getting close" person
-MikeGyver


Did I meet you at the M&G? I thought I met a dude with your name, but this don't fit........
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby MikeGyver » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:20 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:
Im the typical "asshole to keep from getting close" person


Did I meet you at the M&G? I thought I met a dude with your name, but this don't fit........


Thats how I am outside of Burning Man. I was the guy in the kilt and pirate hat. Probably who you were thinking of. At burningman im pretty open but thats after three years. slowly opening up in defaultia but takes a bit.
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:17 pm

MikeGyver wrote:
Lonesomebri wrote:
Im the typical "asshole to keep from getting close" person


Did I meet you at the M&G? I thought I met a dude with your name, but this don't fit........


Thats how I am outside of Burning Man. I was the guy in the kilt and pirate hat. Probably who you were thinking of. At burningman im pretty open but thats after three years. slowly opening up in defaultia but takes a bit.

Actually I think we met at the meet and greet lol.

In all seroisness, in the default world I am painfully shy and rarely speack to anyone I don't know.

I do enjoy the big parties on the playa, but not nearly as much as smaller venues back in th 'burbs. For me the burn is more about personal interactions, and less about how much big stuff I've seen.
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby lucky420 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:53 am

*sigh* i love my campmates...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby Drawingablank » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:02 pm

lucky420 wrote:*sigh* i love my campmates...

Don't worry Lucky - we are all planning to attend your "regional" next year.
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:14 pm

Drawingablank wrote:
lucky420 wrote:*sigh* i love my campmates...

Don't worry Lucky - we are all planning to attend your "regional" next year.


Yep. 8)

I cannot even imagine DAB being "shy" or MikeGyver being an "asshole" :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby illy dilly » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:34 pm

Was good for me! How as it for you? :twisted:

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I had a great Burn!
I do love camping near many of these fuckos on Eplaya!!!
The weather was fucking fantastic!

I personally wasn't a huge fan of a lot of the EDM at the big sound camps this year. Seemed very 'elecro'-ish. I do prefer the hard base of dubstep, DnB, and Jungle or some good ol' Trance. But! There is approximately 2,364 dance clubs in BRC, so finding someplace playing music I like didn't take long. I found my self dancing a lot more in smaller 'not-esplanade' camps. Which I think I might like better now.

We tried to find the deep playa movie theater but continually failed. O well, next year!
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby lucky420 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:58 pm

Drawingablank wrote:
lucky420 wrote:*sigh* i love my campmates...

Don't worry Lucky - we are all planning to attend your "regional" next year.



Bwahahaha :mrgreen: :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: How Was It for You?

Postby Elorrum » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:02 pm

A contradictory mix for me as well. Village and theme camping was a nice change. Lovely to have so many wonderful people to see and do things with, and still learning how many wonderful others were nearby. Volunteering: a great new experience.

A few variables I need to adjust for next year: 1.) my fitness (more) 2.) alcohol exposure, or sensitivity to it (less) 3.) going and doing stuff (more) 4.) bring something fun to play with (more)

That should do it.
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