Virgin trying to make 2012

Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby SquirrelHead » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:05 am

I have been wanting to go to Burning Man for as long as I can remember. This year I am making it happen (as long as I can get tickets) and ending my virgin status in the burning world. I want to be a part of Burning Man and not just an observer. I am in Charlotte NC and have found a few sites (Dirty Southern Burners, Transformus) that I am going to become active on and hopefully find a way to contribute. If anyone has any other ideas I am all ears. I am really hoping my tickets get approved and then it is plan plan plan. :twisted:
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby SaritaSyrah » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:17 am

Hi!

Welcome to Eplaya! As far as a contribution, I think for your first year it's all about BEING there. Helping out if you see anybody trying to set up a tent, make something, chug a beer. Making sure you have everything YOU need to survive and not have to depend on other burners. It's my first year, too, and I hope to see you there!
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:41 am

Hi SquirrelHead, welcome to ePlaya! Make sure you read up on some of the basic info on the main site. Stuff like the first timer's guide, survival guide, and a lot of the other general info found on the boards can help you plan your adventures. Cheers!
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby JDCookMS » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:46 am

Hey SquirrelHead,

Welcome to the board! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only first time birgin from the South going out there (I'm from Mississippi, so you have me beat on the drive), but it's definitely going to be an amazing experience. Are you planning on going by yourself, or trying to get in with a camp or what?
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby Drawingablank » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:01 am

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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby Elderberry » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:06 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby SquirrelHead » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:13 am

[quote="JDCookMS"]Hey SquirrelHead,

Welcome to the board! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only first time birgin from the South going out there (I'm from Mississippi, so you have me beat on the drive), but it's definitely going to be an amazing experience. Are you planning on going by yourself, or trying to get in with a camp or what?[/quote]


I have some friends in CA that are on the fence about going. They really want to but they are trying to work out $ and all. If I have to go on my own then I will do just that and make friends along the way. Nothing (except not getting a ticket) is going to stop me this year. I have so many things that I would love to do at Burning Man but they will become realities over time. This year is all about sleeping in a tent and soaking in as much as I can. I am going to talk to people from now until then and if I end up in a camp even better. I am really not trying to set expectations on my first time out there. As SaritaSyrah said, the first year is all about survival.
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby Savannah » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:21 pm

Hi SquirrelHead! :)

To get quotes & tags to work, go to your User Control Panel at the top left, click on Board Preferences, Edit Posting Defaults and enable your BBCode.
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:27 pm

SquirrelHead wrote:I want to be a part of Burning Man and not just an observer.

Sounds like you get it!
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby SquirrelHead » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:33 pm

Savannah wrote:Hi SquirrelHead! :)

To get quotes & tags to work, go to your User Control Panel at the top left, click on Board Preferences, Edit Posting Defaults and enable your BBCode.


DOH! Thanks for the heads up Savannah!
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby illy dilly » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:35 pm

SquirrelHead wrote:Nothing (except not getting a ticket) is going to stop me this year. I have so many things that I would love to do at Burning Man but they will become realities over time. This year is all about sleeping in a tent and soaking in as much as I can. I am going to talk to people from now until then and if I end up in a camp even better. I am really not trying to set expectations on my first time out there. As SaritaSyrah said, the first year is all about survival.

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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby SquirrelHead » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:46 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I am very excited about making this trip.
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby teardropper » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:52 pm

SquirrelHead wrote: I am going to talk to people from now until then...


...and then after you go, you'll never shut up...

I haven't...


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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby SquirrelHead » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:39 am

I have to say that yesterday was an amazing day for me. I posted on eplaya finally reaching out and I get a warm welcome from many people. Last night I went for drinks with a friend and tell him my plans to go to Burning Man. He tells me he knows a bunch of guys that have a big group that have been going to Burning Man for years that he can hook me up with. I also get a text from my cousin in SF telling me she knows people that go to Burning Man and can hook me up with them too. What you give to the Universe, you will receive back !
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby Savannah » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:14 pm

We're everywhere! :mrgreen:
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby xxbluntsidexx » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:13 pm

Heyy im a virgin burner as well from Myrtle Beach S.C....how are you getting there....lets link upp

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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby Savannah » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:32 am

Hey Chris! You can start your own Introductory thread if you want, with a little bit about yourself. :) It's not mandatory though.

South Carolina link (may or may not be super active):
http://regionals.burningman.com/us_sc.html
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby illy dilly » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:07 am

Savannah wrote:We're everywhere! :mrgreen:

And often in the places you least expect!

I didn't put two and two together about a college at another company, he's sort of a big-wig, until we took vacation at the exact same time in 2011.
Then his friends making sly "inside" jokes, that only a burner would understand.
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:04 pm

Colleague, I think. I was trying to figure out how secondary education came into.
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby SquirrelHead » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:49 pm

xxbluntsidexx wrote:Heyy im a virgin burner as well from Myrtle Beach S.C....how are you getting there....lets link upp

Chris


Hey Chris! I am still working out how I am getting out there but I think I am going to be shipping gear to LA and then flying out there to meet up with friends and drive in. I will let you know once I lock it all down.
Are you thinking about going to the regional burn event Transformus in Asheville NC? http://www.transformus.com/
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby illy dilly » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:43 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Colleague, I think. I was trying to figure out how secondary education came into.

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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:13 pm

Thanks for the picture of Homer. Usually it's an accusation of grammarnazihood.
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby teardropper » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:17 pm

theCryptofishist wrote: grammarnazihood


I'll bet your computer underlined and went crazy on THAT one...
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:19 pm

Yeah, I have ways of making my computer talk!
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Re: Virgin trying to make 2012

Postby teardropper » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:21 pm

Do you tickle it under the chin, or, my favorite, the belly rub...?
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