g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby gussa » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:25 pm

Hello fellow Burners!

We are a small crew of four coming over from Australia and South Africa. We've all burned before at out various country regionals (Afrika Burn and Burning Seed) but with one exception this will be our first time to the mother ship, Ground Zero, aka The Place Where It All Started. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have got tickets, and have all sorts of plans for our time in the desert with you all... 10 foot puppets, Bloody Marys, even possibly a little art vehicle if we're really able to get our act together.

I've personally spent many hours here on ePlaya wandering around, checking out as much as possible, everything from heated ticket discussions to obscure corner discussions over the best way to decorate your mother-in-law when bringing her to BM for the first time. Have finally decided to take the plunge and introduce myself, mostly because it's good manners, but also to ask for some advice. I'll post that in the appropriate forum though. For now, hello, and we are chomping at the bit to get to Black Rock City later this year and cannot wait to meet you all.

Big, big love and a disco shake.
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby Elderberry » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:56 pm

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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby TomServo » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:44 pm

mmmmmmmmmmm Bloody Mary! Welcome to eplaya! Make sure to visit Black Rock Roller Disco...if they got tickets...!!!!!
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby International Incident » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:44 am

Hell yeah
More Melbournites... or should that be Melburnites(and hi to the South Africans as well)
Love it!

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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:30 am

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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:10 am

gussa wrote:...The Place Where It All Started...

Baker Beach!
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby gussa » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:43 pm

[/quote]
Baker Beach![/quote]

Good point... not even here for a few hours and already I'm displaying my profound ignorance of Burner lore. That said... it's close enough right?

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome though. Amazed by how quick that was - does anyone on ePlaya actually do any real work?
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby TomServo » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:51 pm

define work
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:35 pm

define "real".
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby BBadger » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:02 pm

Man, that topic makes me think of a regular expression...
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby gussa » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:22 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:define "real".


You sound a little like Morpheus...

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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby Savannah » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:14 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
gussa wrote:...The Place Where It All Started...

Baker Beach!


gussa wrote:Good point... not even here for a few hours and already I'm displaying my profound ignorance of Burner lore. That said... it's close enough right?

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome though. Amazed by how quick that was - does anyone on ePlaya actually do any real work?


Of course. How else would we pay for the Burn? :shock:

Welcome to the board.

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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby gussa » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:25 pm

Savannah wrote:
Of course. How else would we pay for the Burn? :shock:

Welcome to the board.

(The ePlaya Meet & Greet will be Thursday of the Burn, probably @ 6pm, at the Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro. Address to be announced.)


Thanks! Not sure if I'll be able to establish enough of a presence here for anyone to recognise me in time - I see some people have literally thousands of posts :!: But I'm sure it would be fun to put some faces to some of the more notorious individual posters...
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby TomServo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:14 am

anything worth doing is worth overdoing..
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:41 am

gussa wrote:I see some people have literally thousands of posts

I only figuratively have thousands of posts...
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:41 pm

gussa wrote:
Savannah wrote:
Of course. How else would we pay for the Burn? :shock:

Welcome to the board.

(The ePlaya Meet & Greet will be Thursday of the Burn, probably @ 6pm, at the Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro. Address to be announced.)


Thanks! Not sure if I'll be able to establish enough of a presence here for anyone to recognise me in time - I see some people have literally thousands of posts :!: But I'm sure it would be fun to put some faces to some of the more notorious individual posters...


Oh come come come PLEASE come, it's not that kind of party, geez... go to the Meet & Greet thread in the 2012 Theme Camps sub-forum and post something, like "I dunno really but I'll try to bring x" just so we have you on the head-count and name-tags lists 8) for the convenience of our coordinator who this year is MEL from MELBOURNE! Hey I bet you guys will recognise each other... 8)
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby gussa » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:07 pm

My Dear Friend... you know what? I think I might just! I'm headed over to introduce myself right now. If asked I shall say I was frogmarched...
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Re: g'day/howzit from Melbourne/Cape Town

Postby Savannah » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:24 pm

gussa wrote:My Dear Friend... you know what? I think I might just! I'm headed over to introduce myself right now. If asked I shall say I was frogmarched...


Good! It was a lot of fun last year--I doubt you would regret going. :)
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