Yea, 9ah, I feel you: lamplighting time is prime time.
The best I could do was cross my fingers and hope to meet people during their shifts, as greeters or gate or whathaveyou. You'd be surprised! In 2012 I recognized AntiM and her Larry from photos she'd posted here on ePlaya, I found FIGJAM because he has his avatar on his camping vehicle, I ran into a very busy Doc Pyro at the airport, and I recognized Foxfur just walking along because of his ridiculous
wonderful fluorescence. I'd bet if you dropped by BDC&WB any other time of the week, or after lamplighting and dinner, you'd have a good chance of meeting eplaya folken. One afternoon I went to see AntiM's Home for Wayward Art and got to visit everybody at the Dye with Dignity station, including Fishy.
I walked the Esplanade several times trying to find Trilo but I couldn't even find his camp despite seeing it right there on the map
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
That is a beautiful occupation.
- Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry