Thank you all for the warm welcome. You're right on that I forgot pasties and glitter, but one can only be so prepared
I should start looking into the regionals, up here in the Seattle-area I know there is a pretty big burner community and it'd be good to figure some things out pre-burn.
I'm already stockpiling some funds as I'm on a rather limited budget, but when looking at the overall costs involved it seems like if you plan for it long enough you can make it happen, or at least get yourself there with enough supplies to survive a week. Maybe that's the inner-hippy (oh no, not one of those!) informing me about positive visualization!
Definitely have seen before how the enthusiasm for the rest of us hits post-burn once everyone who went comes back to the default world, so that's why I figured I'd join in here and check back every now and then, start working on rallying a spare troop or two in case I can manage to scrape up at least one person to go with, but even if I make the voyage solo I'm sure to meet all the friends and enemies I could ever want at a place as big as BRC.
Having a bit of fun just reading through the post-burn experiences, complaints, and glowing reviews. Want to do my best not to be "that guy", at least until I need to be "that guy".
Seems like a good community with just enough drama to keep it entertaining.