precipitate wrote:> However I still really don't know what to expect.
And you won't until you get there. Even then, you'll need to discard your
expectations for your second trip, because it's always a little different
(and a little the same, you just never know which bits are getting mixed
You can only read so much or hear so much, BM has to be experienced live! Get your tailside out to the playa if you can. Meanwhile here's some BRC travel tips!
Kinetic's BRC Basic Travel Secrets: (2x Burner, already preparing for #3)
1: Re-read the survival guide and first timer's guide. Sounds like you've already done that.
2: Next, you got tons of pix from 03 to look through and the avalanche continues sliding in daily....if you start now you might dig out or sort through all the good ones by Halloween...these are great inspirations and answer a few more questions.
3: Stick around e-playa, become a regular and ask good questions. There's some crusty types and some that will tease the heck out of you if you let them...but you'll get very good info too. They can be awesome contacts to have on the playa too and can guarantee you an automatic group of friends so you don't go into BRC knowing nobody. E-playans are a good group, a fun group to meet!
4: Start acquiring what you want to bring to BRC with you now! Why wait, it's fun to start getting things now! Plus you can take advantage of clearance sales and such after the holidays.
5: There are many more suggestions but an OPEN MIND and NO EXPECTATIONS are very helpful, if not critical.
6: One other thing...resist the urge to overdo it...you can get into too much once your there. Playa time has a way of wrecking schedules and you will be in "shock and awe" during your first trip. Don't signup for things until you get on the playa...then check out the opportunities posted at Playa Info...like Greeters, Lamp Lighters, BRCPO, and so much more.
I've ranted long enough, the main thing is if you can find a way, quit thinking about it and try to make it. For many BM changes their life. I sat back for 2 years before I made it and I kick myself for waiting so long.
Sorry to get into thread drift but I've been in your position, the post just made me want to respond! I hope you make it for 2004!