First Day Home

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First Day Home

Postby PurplMyst » Tue May 08, 2012 10:52 pm

In all the different years, with different themes, with different camps, and different companions... we all have those little things that are the same each time we come home. So once all the basics are done, what is it you do on your first day on-Playa each year (besides visiting The Man)?

For me; once camp is established, the man visited, and cold beverage prepared... I decorate my bike. It arrives at the event mostly "normal" looking; maybe with a leftover ribbon or blinky light from the previous year. I usually have an idea of what I'm going to do with it ahead of time & pack accordingly, but I always have extra odds & ends "just in case". This way each year I end up with my own little funky, in-the-moment, born-on-the-playa mobile art piece.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby Mojojita » Thu May 10, 2012 3:42 pm

I spend most all of my first day hugging.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby graidawg » Thu May 10, 2012 3:51 pm

Mojojita wrote:I spend most all of my first day hugging.


thats my primary mission at burning man to hug everybody. i have a theory that if i can hug enough people then they can be stored up till i get home again.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby Rice » Thu May 10, 2012 5:54 pm

I get my camp set up, then I head to the volunteer office, check on my shifts. Once that is under control, I head past centre camp, the man, the temple, head to the Hole and have a beer. Then I head out on my first shift, trying to see if there are any surprises I need to be aware of around the city. Refamiliarize myself with the mountains and city orientation so I don't get lost at night. And most of all I just relax, talking and hanging out with my playa family.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby Bob » Thu May 10, 2012 6:11 pm

Change my socks.


stretch80 wrote:...centre camp...


Eh?
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Re: First Day Home

Postby Rice » Thu May 10, 2012 6:30 pm

Bob wrote:Change my socks.


stretch80 wrote:...centre camp...


Eh?


PAST centre camp. not in. {shudder}
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Re: First Day Home

Postby Bob » Thu May 10, 2012 6:41 pm

You must be new here. Center Camp is the entire centrally-located circle of infrastructure and other camps, of which the Cafe is a relatively dinky part.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 10, 2012 6:44 pm

And I thought it was a spelling thing...
Simon's real sig line?

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Re: First Day Home

Postby trilobyte » Thu May 10, 2012 6:57 pm

I don't usually go exploring the man base for 3-4 days. After the camp gets built and other essential duties I go on a big art tour tocheck on the progress of some of the stuff I saw on my way in. Last year my Monday-morning campmate arrivals and part of the advance team enjoyed a post-sunrise tour of all the regional effigies. That was a lot of fun, I look forward to doing that again this year.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby ranger magnum » Mon May 21, 2012 8:52 pm

Setting up our camp takes most of the day, so by the time its done (or sundown, whichever comes first) we cook up dinner, and catch up with our campmates, most of which we havent seen since last year. Since we arrive before the event, there is no rush to go out and see the city. I do go and check my schedule, but we make it an early night, and usually hit the rack by midnight.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby C187 » Tue May 22, 2012 1:39 pm

Set up, have a beer, check in at the office, chill for a bit, go to work, come back, have a beer, go to sleep.
I didn't even go to the man last year.
I have a little bit of Savannah with me. Shhh...
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Re: First Day Home

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue May 22, 2012 4:20 pm

Find My Drugs.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue May 22, 2012 4:20 pm

Find my Drugs.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby H.G.Crosby » Tue May 22, 2012 4:21 pm

i help them find their drugs.


duh.
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Re: First Day Home

Postby 48_love » Wed May 23, 2012 3:06 pm

Put on my cop outfit, find Simon, Rob and Crosby ... and steal their drugs!

That's what I did in 2013, at least.
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