From the United Kingdom to Burning man!

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From the United Kingdom to Burning man!

Postby Binaciousc » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:04 pm

Hello Burning man Fourm!

Me and my brother are planning on traveling from the UK to burning man next year, what i would like to ask is there anyone else traveling from the UK and what is the best way to do so?

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Re: From the United Kingdom to Burning man!

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:04 pm

There are plenty of people from the UK who go to Burningman. The post prominent member of the board (is that an obscene description?) is a fellow named Graidawg, who lives in London.
People who attend from overseas, often find it good policy to have people who are already here help them in various ways.
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Re: From the United Kingdom to Burning man!

Postby graidawg » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:12 am

theCryptofishist wrote:There are plenty of people from the UK who go to Burningman. The post prominent member of the board (is that an obscene description?) is a fellow named Graidawg, who lives in London.
People who attend from overseas, often find it good policy to have people who are already here help them in various ways.


thats not obscene fishy. not entirely accurate - but i'm not complaining


bina, I will try help you any way I can. first Welcome to eplaya, introduce yourself in the introduction thread, get to know the people on here read as much as you can stand try not ask obvious questions about food, shade or being a dj -these questions have been asked a zillion times and there is a thread on here to answer them (fishy is very good at listing useful threads, unlike me)

second read the survival guide on the main burning man page, and reread it. decide how you want to camp - tent or rv, with a theme camp or not. think about how much you can spend etc. if you can rent a car or not. really it takes a fair bit of planning to get home, but it is well well worth it.

join the regional burners page (euroburners for us i think) and subscribe to jack rabbit speaks, both invaluable for infornmation on tickets and whats going to be happenning.

oh and if someone on here seems to be being nasty or mean its VERY rarely personal, just sarcasm (snark) is a way of life on here. Any questions you are too shy to ask in public pm me (theres a little icon below my avatar) and i will try to direct you to the place to look if i can.

if you want to join a theme camp btw, Barbie Death Camp is the BEST DAMN CAMP ON THE PLAYA. other camps are available
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Re: From the United Kingdom to Burning man!

Postby Savannah » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:03 am

Welcome to the board, Binaciousc!

Graidawg gave you some great advice. :) Meet your locals! They have loads of wisdom to share.

http://regionals.burningman.com/eu_uk.html
http://regionals.burningman.com/eu.html

But it really doesn't hurt to read up before you meet them, so they know you're serious.
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Re: From the United Kingdom to Burning man!

Postby YuWey » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:21 pm

Just as a heads up, add me to the list of UK-first-timers!

Hoping to be there 2013.

And a LOT of planning to go...
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Re: From the United Kingdom to Burning man!

Postby graidawg » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:23 pm

our numbers keep grrowing
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Re: From the United Kingdom to Burning man!

Postby TT120 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:37 pm

All newbies on the Playa have to bring me a bottle of Jameson's. :D
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