Elorrum wrote:Going by yourself does not mean you will be alone when you get there. You will have fabulous neighbors, and neighborhoods. ...
I go by myself every year, camp in the same neighborhood, and have returning neighbors, and meet new ones to hang out with EVERY YEAR!
...It's wise and safe as well to meet and know your neighbors....
I always go alone. No one to babysit. Complete freedom to do what I want, when I want.
But then I'm a guy. Might be different for others...
Usual Rules Apply!
For example, theCryptofishist's point about roofies.
Alone? I've often gone walkabout, be it in the Rockies, Alps, Kalahari or closer to home by canoe (hence the nickname), so I'm used to being alone. But camping among 50K plus people is hardly alone
It does take patience to deal with some Virgin (newbe), or Forever-Virgin (multi-year Virgin), trying to get you to take a useless piece of plastic as a gift, or the amazingly high numbers of "I'm here, I'm entitled, entertain me!" that showed up for 2012, but just wait for them to move past you, or you move past them, and you'll easily find the real Burners.
re: "Complete freedom to do what I want, when I want."
On ePlaya I go by my nickname, Canoe. On playa, I go by my real name. No nickname. No playa name. As I have the freedom to be Michael.
Some people go to be their fantasy self, or fantasy someone-else. Some go to be themselves. Your choice. Or mix it up during the week...
Odd. No bears to watch in the dump. Oh well, lets go across the road & pick blueberries.
... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.