Hi from Cairns, Australia

Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby Piginatutu » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:42 pm

Halo! We're a couple from Cairns and are coming to our first BM this year as part of a longer trip.

We went to the Eclipse Festival near Cairns last year and after minimal camping in hot, deserty, dusty, windy conditions decided we'd like to be a bit more comfortable at BM (as far as is possible when coming in from OS and not wanting to spend a ridiculous amount on an RV hire). So we'll be posting questions about logistics for vehicle/kitting up from a coming-in-from-OS perspective.

We've spent hours on the BM website and ePlaya so have a bit of an idea of what info is there and will try not to repeat questions. Thanks in advance for the community's help with our planning!

(PS we get that BM is not a 'festival', just mentioned Eclipse Aus as it sounds like a bit similar conditions)
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby Savannah » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:48 pm

Hi Piginatutu. Nice nick. :lol:

The Shelter & Camping forum has stuff about RVs (and a great thread about box trucks, which are basic, but way cheaper):
viewforum.php?f=277

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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby TomServo » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:17 am

Welcome to eplaya, Piginatutu!
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby lucky420 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:21 am

Hola and hello...


Was the Eclipse festival put on by Symbiosis? They put one on here in N. Nevada last year during the eclipse in May. It was held at Pyramid Lake, which is just down the road from the playa.

If so, don't worry,BM is much better organized...
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby Elderberry » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:28 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby Piginatutu » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:14 am

Hi all and thanks for the welcome.

Savannah thanks for the link - we'd already started perusing that one but will mine it a bit more.

Lucky420, Yes Symbiosis was one of the event organisers of Eclipse along with others (Rainbow Serpent, Glade +more). Glad to hear BM is better organised...Eclipse did get a bit feral as the week progressed (I'll spare you the detail :))
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby rainshareslove » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:42 am

Hi guys

we are 3 Aussies heading over from Brisbane!

Happy to discuss plans and travels and all things BM xxxx
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:03 pm

If ya need some RV operating and playing well with roommate tips, PM me.
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby International Incident » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:27 pm

These two have been all helped up and are camping with us at P6 - in BDV.
Thanks for getting back to them - not sure they post on the boards much - but they are definitely coming to the meet and greet!
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:30 pm

Mel, you mean we have more Ozzies? Holy moly, at last count BDV had (and I swear I am not making this up) 58 Australians registered in the Village. And I don't like either Foster's or vegemite.
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby International Incident » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:19 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:Mel, you mean we have more Ozzies? Holy moly, at last count BDV had (and I swear I am not making this up) 58 Australians registered in the Village. And I don't like either Foster's or vegemite.


We picked up these guys back in January... so they got in before the rush!

and Fuck you - you anti vegemite bastard
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby dadsy » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:43 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:Mel, you mean we have more Ozzies? Holy moly, at last count BDV had (and I swear I am not making this up) 58 Australians registered in the Village. And I don't like either Foster's or vegemite.


we have been through this Australians don't drink Fosters
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby Turtleburp » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:11 pm

I am in disguise as an Australian - hence the drunkenness- I am English.

Does that make it 57
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby International Incident » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:13 am

Turtleburp wrote:I am in disguise as an Australian - hence the drunkenness- I am English.

Does that make it 57


he probably included James as well - and he is a leprechaun - so down to 56
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Re: Hi from Cairns, Australia

Postby Turtleburp » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:07 am

International Incident wrote:
Turtleburp wrote:I am in disguise as an Australian - hence the drunkenness- I am English.

Does that make it 57


he probably included James as well - and he is a leprechaun - so down to 56


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