What will you do once you reach the Playa?

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What will you do once you reach the Playa?

Postby Lilly Flower » Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:39 am

My goodness I know what I will do. I am going to kiss the ground.
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Once I see the 'Welcome to Burning Man' sign...

Postby scotto » Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:49 am

By the time I make that final turn onto the Playa I have quite a full bladder...so I head directly to the Porta-Potties...but I am stopped by the aweness of the Blank Slate that is the Playa, the structures off in the distance, the Gate Folks just up ahead and I start to tear and feel so '@ HOME'...I start to rub Playa on my arms and legs, become 'One' with the dust and THEN go and Pee...

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Postby Selkie » Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:06 am

Well, since I'm a newbie, I'm probably just going to stand there and stare with my mouth open until my tongue starts getting coated in dust and then I'll close my mouth and continue staring in awe. :shock:

After that I'm sure much exploring will occur.
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Postby Ivy » Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:25 am

I dunno about this year, but last year, Naked Bruce was the greeter on duty when i arrived. He asked me if i had been to BM before and I said yes and he had a very sad look on his face. It was before the event was offically open (I was working on a theme camp) and they weren't getting very many first timers and he was a little disappointed about that.
So I told, "I can pretend to be a virgin, how about that? What would you do?"
And he said, "I would give you a naked hug!"
So I replied, "Okay," and I started to take my shirt off. He started to reach over to hug me through the car window.
I shook my head and told him to wait, jumped out of the car, stripped off all my clothes and gave him a giant bear hug. I mean, what's the point of a naked hug if you're not completely naked, right?

I then proceeded to drive to my camp completely naked and find all my friends and give them naked hugs.


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Postby Guest » Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:49 am

No less than ten sex after I step on the playa, My whole year of repression will be released in what you might call a "face melting solo" and then i will roll around in the mud like the pig from Charlotte's web, been awile since ya read that one huh.. ha ha ha
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Postby wrong trousers » Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:18 pm

It's all about lying down & making a playa angel!
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Postby buzcut » Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:38 pm

I will Crack an Ice cold beer
look around the city

sit down and be glad I am home...


then by that time Scotto will be at my camp and we will swap Ice cold BEEEEEEEEERZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


5 working dayz till I am playa bound
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Postby Tancorix » Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:41 pm

Unload the bikes and take a ride out to the man. Then check out some of the Esplanade and Center Camp before riding back to setup everything else.
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Postby waltsnipe » Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:03 pm

...bear hug all my campmates who've gotten there by that Sunday, and anyone else in range. Beers all around (and maybe shots of Hipnotique if we've managed to keep it cold). Then on to camp set-up (breaking out our aliens......hee hee).

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Postby stuart » Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:14 pm

after gate, greeters, and placement...

Beers all round. My first playa cigarette (I don't really smoke much anywhere else.

then, build the damn shade before we fry like raisins.
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Postby atossab » Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:23 pm

I'ma ninny who cries everytime I arrive. This year, after wiping up, off to greet my 35 other campmates, then off to meet David Best for the first time and get officilly branded a Temple Guardina, Yay!
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Postby Sensei » Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:29 pm

I always stop at that spray-painted 'Welcome to Burningman' sign at the entrance, just as you leave the blacktop. I pull over, stop the car and get out. I look back at the default world and say, "Man, that sucked." When the year-in-review is over, I'm ready to go.
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Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:17 pm

Set up camp so we'll have shade when it gets hot.
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Postby Stormy » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:07 pm

Find a quiet place to attack my man whom I haven't had contact with for about a week. Then mosey over to Gate Camp and catch up on the latest gossip, hear about things like Early Man and the casualty list from DPW. Wait for our theme camp friends to show so we can start setting up. Turn in early so I can be up before the sun to welcome people home and get them moving towards the Greeters before traffic starts piling up. It's fun to be the first contact people have with the City. I tend to get a contact high from it.
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Postby Fat SAM » Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:30 pm

I don't even know if I'm going to make it to the playa, now. Please go look at my "emergency post" under "General Discussion" We're having a serious legal battle with my step daughters father. Please go read it. PLEASE! WE NEED HELP.
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Postby burnwithme » Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:17 am

Well in the past it has always been to break out the bike and take a first of many rides out to the man, around the esplanada to come to the realization I am home, and then back to set up camp. But this year straight to find Ivy for that naked hug.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:36 am

One of those hugs from Ivy does sound pretty good...

I think the first thing is breaking out the blender for the first round of playa margaritas, then unload the Playa Cruiser from the trailer.
Then, off to find my friends at Costco, the Post Office, and everywhere!
"Whaoomph! Whaomph! Burbbleburbblepattpattpattpatt... WHAAAAAaaoooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........!!!"
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Postby naga brain » Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:10 am

Get the shade up. Get the tents up. Find some random activity and for the rest of the evening, chase whatever's really shiny in close proximity to me.

I send you all tidings of good arrival weather! Not too cold, not too hot and just a light breeze. That should do the trick!
It's about beer O'clock guys....where's my riot?
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Postby SilkenTofu » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:27 pm

1) cry
2) find our spot
3) hug our friends
4) cry
5) plant our tents
6) have a cocktail
7) unpack our stuff
8) get on our bikes
9) ride out to the man
10) cry

subject to change and weather conditions, may not occur in this exact order, cocktails have a way of moving up the list
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Arrival time is a factor

Postby bdongray » Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:04 pm

Travelling 2000 miles, a 5 mph average speed difference will mean I my arrival time could be anytime of the day - which really changes what I'll do when I first get there. But most likely I'll go straight to setup parts of the camp, setup shade, then to the Artery to be taken to my site to start setting up my playa art. Although I'll probably find my girlfriend and ....er.... "say hi" first. :D
She's arriving quite a few days before the event opens to the public to help setup and work at the box office. I have to go to the office - until Friday (and pay bills before I leave).
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Postby Stormy » Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:24 pm

I think we're all going to want to have hugs from Ivy. Ivy are you going to the Meet-n-Greet?
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Postby Sensei » Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:57 pm

Stormy wrote:I think we're all going to want to have hugs from Ivy.


The line starts here, folks; right behind me. C'mon, didya think I was just standin' here for no reason?
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Postby atossab » Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:13 pm

bdongray, some of my dearest friends are doing the box office thing too, my friend Greg is doing electrical/building and stuff. We should all get together... we'll be ms. ex pac camp, you?
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Postby Sandwichman » Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:39 pm

No offense Ivy but the margaritas sound the best right now.

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Postby Mithra » Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:51 pm

I know Ivy, choosing Margaritas over her is a serious error in judgement :wink:

I'm gonna roll in hug the greaters, get my laminate and go setup camp. So I can work a graveyard ranger shift Saturday night. And of course find Ivy and give her a big old naked hug!

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Postby alienfry » Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:01 pm

i usually kiss the ground upon arrival.

then bop around ike an idiot.

and shout a lot.

and smile a lot.

and drink myself to sleep because im way too excited to go to bed naturally and i want to wake up early to set up camp before it gets sweltering.
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Postby Fat SAM » Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:21 pm

If we make it out, the first thing I'm going to do is take pictures. Right at the edge of the playa. Then with the greeter. Then as we pull into town. Then I'll get out and hop around a bit, then do a cartwheel, then set up camp.
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Postby theBrooke » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:23 pm

This year I will be getting there in the morning on Monday.... regardless of the time we always setup camp (shade or tents depending on time)...

And once that's done I always sing

"monday, monday... (dada DA DA da) what a wonderfull daaaay!"

old song I don't know who it's by... Then, I like to take my virgins out and about. I love watching their faces, and seeing the surprises in store for us all... Cold beer in hand of course.

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Postby Ivy » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:38 pm

Wow you guys, I'm so flattered!

Yes, I am planning on attending the Meet'n'Greet, though I'll likely be clothed then. But keep it up kids: flattery will get you everywhere...

Also I'll be greeting Wednesday night 8-midnight for anyone that might be arriving then. Chance of nudity: I'd estimate 23.6%.
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Postby SilkenTofu » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:57 pm

Ivy wrote:
Also I'll be greeting Wednesday night 8-midnight for anyone that might be arriving then. Chance of nudity: I'd estimate 23.6%.


so is it bad taste to leave the event Wednesday just so I can roll back in and have Ivy be my greeter...

gotta make it look real..got an extra ticket anyone???
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