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Newbie wants to get involved!

Postby CURIOUSER » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:58 am

Hey everybody,
This is my first burn. I also recently moved to San Francisco. I've been going to the parties and events and am loving it! I've met a few people but I want to get more involved and meet some more.
So. Is there a common starting point for getting involved?
Thoughts? Tips? Snark? :) How did you find out where you fit in?
How did you meet your camp/ crew/ best friends ever?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:47 am

Don't stress it. You will meet people on playa. If you're not easy with strangers, you can sign up for voleneer shifts at center camp.
Basically, get yourself to the desert now, worry about meeting people when you get there, worry about meeting san franciscans when you get back.
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Postby gyre » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:15 am

You can just walk around and help people when they need it.
The bike repair places always are overwhelmed.
Contrary to rumor, nothing at burning man works on self reliance.

Some of us volunteer in a dozen different places, rather than just one job.

I showed up at one camp at teardown, asked for tools and went to work.

Before I ever went, I volunteered for a particular division, requiring specific skills.
They turned me down, until I had attended one year.
But they couldn't get me after that.
They should have taken me then.

Some places have started getting full before the burn, for whatever reason, and you have to reserve shifts ahead of time.
And sometimes those people can't make a shift, another option.

You'll find you have a lot of choices.
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Postby bluesbob » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:02 am

You can always stand out by the trash fence and moon the city. They always need volunteers for that.
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Postby lucky420 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:00 am

wonderful idea especially since it is going to be a dark year...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:06 am

Mostly at night.
Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Postby gyre » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:47 am

It was dark at night last year.

How is it this year?
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Re: Newbie wants to get involved!

Postby robbidobbs » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:57 pm

CURIOUSER wrote:Hey everybody,
This is my first burn. I also recently moved to San Francisco. I've been going to the parties and events and am loving it! I've met a few people but I want to get more involved and meet some more.
So. Is there a common starting point for getting involved?
Thoughts? Tips? Snark? :) How did you find out where you fit in?
How did you meet your camp/ crew/ best friends ever?


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Re: Newbie wants to get involved!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:08 pm

I want to give a tip o' the hat to my dear and longtime friend RobbiDobbs. What she and her crew do is indispensible. We all should give her a big "huzzah!" for her selfless work. Thanks Roberta! There are those of us who love you. So Curiouser, that would be an excellent place to start.
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Re: Newbie wants to get involved!

Postby bluesbob » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:57 pm

I remember those Burning Man nights. They were dark.
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Postby DustHand » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:48 pm

gyre wrote:It was dark at night last year.

How is it this year?

I am guessing this is a reference to it being a new moon on august 29.

New moon on Monday the new theme song for 2011??
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Re: Newbie wants to get involved!

Postby TiffRaf » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:20 am

Hi, I'm Tiffany, I'm not a virgin anymore and my friend who's second year was last year has a big awesome idea, i want to be a part of it and help with a side project, but i need to find a way to contact as many camp leaders as possible preferrably before next years burn. where do i find who's in charge of what?
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Re: Newbie wants to get involved!

Postby TiffRaf » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:29 am

i found out how to contact the regional leaders BUT i HAVE to download a program thing that has all kinds of access to my computer in order to contact them?
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Re: Newbie wants to get involved!

Postby Savannah » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:35 am

Hi Tiffany. Many camps don't have a presence here on ePlaya, so you might have to google around a bit, but you could try looking under the 2011 Theme Camps forum here, and send PMs or emails to camps whose goals sound compatible with your project.

I'm glad you've found your Regional contacts, which was going to be my next suggestion until I saw you'd found them. Without knowing what region you mean, it's hard to tell what difficulty you're experiencing. Most Regional pages just have links to websites, yahoo groups, and emails to which you're supposed to send a blank message to subscribe.

(Have you checked to see if your Regional people have a Facebook group?)
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