Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby SemiNudeChris » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:28 pm

Hey Everyone!

My name is Chris, and I've recently finally made the decision to finally attend Burning Man this year. Though I have no idea how I plan to get there yet or who I plan to go with since I couldn't convince any of my friends to participate in this adventure with me, but I know I will figure it out. I hear the first time out on the playa can be tough, but as long as I leave with an experience and a story to tell, it will be more than worth it to me. I'm not the artsiest guy, nor the craziest, but this is a chance to step out of my comfort zone and really experience life in a new way.
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:31 pm

Oh great, another shirtcocker. Welcome to the ePlaya!
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby SemiNudeChris » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:42 pm

Haha not really (or perhaps not yet?), it's a nickname I've attained in college since I used to regularly go to class in just a swimsuit...at least until the teachers started getting pissed.
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby 9ah » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:58 pm

Please tell me you went to St. Leo or UT and NOT USF.

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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby SemiNudeChris » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:07 pm

USF unfortunately...graduating this semester...
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:26 pm

Hahaha! Great nickname. Better than just NakedChris. (Borrrrring).

If most of us had waited for our friends to go, we'd never have gone at all.

You will definitely have 1) an experience, and 2) a story to tell. Great attitude.

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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby jkisha » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:38 pm

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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby 9ah » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:18 pm

SemiNudeChris wrote:USF unfortunately...graduating this semester...


::slaps forehead::

Not a COBA student? (no whammies, no whammies, no whammies)

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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:04 pm

University of San Francisco? I've just been so disappointed in them, since they renounced their Jesuit roots and that "666" telephone prefix...
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby 9ah » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:41 pm

Fishy.... South Florida. CA loves them some Jesuit schools. I live by one, I want to investigate their kind.
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:15 pm

9ah wrote:Fishy.... South Florida. CA loves them some Jesuit schools. I live by one, I want to investigate their kind.

(thank you. I knew. I was just messing with the new guy. sorry)
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby SemiNudeChris » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:05 am

9ah, no I'm not a business major, I'm getting my BFA in theatre arts
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby TomServo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:52 am

Welcome Chris! Plan as if you're going alone! Ride share, teleportation, etc..Just start planning , SAVING, and buying now!
and buying now
WTF?! It's NOT cheap! Especially coming from Florida! But it's well worth it! Check you Regionals, and I hope you make it out! Not the same on LiveCam!!
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby 9ah » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:18 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
9ah wrote:Fishy.... South Florida. CA loves them some Jesuit schools. I live by one, I want to investigate their kind.

(thank you. I knew. I was just messing with the new guy. sorry)


I figured you knew, but just in case.

Got it. Congrats on your upcoming graduation SNC!

TomServo... Please tell me more about this teleportation, I'd love to see if they offer a payment plan for services.

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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby SemiNudeChris » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:18 pm

Is it a bad idea to go alone, seeing as I know no one going and it seems almost easier to just load up my car and go (also would my camaro just get destroyed if i took it to the playa?)
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby JayBobBoy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:05 pm

Welcome to eplaya!

If you have the means and the inner drive to do it...pack up your car and go!

As I'm sure many people will tell you, check with some of the regional Florida groups to get a handle on things and make some friends beforehand, if you can.

Every car takes a beating that goes to the Playa. Don't worry about your car too much, unless it's brand new and you can't handle the fact that it will never be perfectly clean again... Mechanically speaking, if you care for your car it will be fine!

I'm going by myself this year too! Good luck with the ticketing!
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby SemiNudeChris » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:47 pm

My place in line didn't come up before I had to go to work, and therefore missed on the sale yesterday. How hard is it going to be to get a ticket now? :|
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby Savannah » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:44 pm

SemiNudeChris wrote:My place in line didn't come up before I had to go to work, and therefore missed on the sale yesterday. How hard is it going to be to get a ticket now? :|


You're not hosed unless you think you are. No one can tell your mathematical chances with precision, but I'll tell you this: I know no one among my friends or on this board who kept trying last year and didn't get a ticket. Surely there are exceptions, but most people who kept looking--and requested their time off--got lucky. June of every year heralds a significant number of drop-outs as people 1) change jobs
2) chicken out 3) tackle personal issues.

You will want to read up about the STEP program and the OMG sale and meet local Burners via the "Regionals" link on the main site and on FB, because everyone wants to sell to a friend or a "real Burner", and not a scalper.

SECURE TICKET EXCHANGE PROGRAM (STEP)

STEP opens February 28, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST and closes July 31, 2013.

This year, anyone who has not already purchased a ticket through one of our other sales can register to purchase at ticket through STEP.
Availability is dependent on participants releasing tickets into the program.
Registration opens February 28, 2013 at 12pm (noon) PST. More information about how to register will be forthcoming.
As soon as tickets are released into STEP they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis via email notifications to registered participants.


http://tickets2.burningman.com/faq.php#step

(See "OMG Sale" below the STEP FAQ.)
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Re: Virgin Burner out in Tampa, Florida

Postby Rice » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:54 pm

SemiNudeChris wrote:My place in line didn't come up before I had to go to work, and therefore missed on the sale yesterday. How hard is it going to be to get a ticket now? :|

Plan your burn... Get ready - a determined burner will find a ticket!!! (Like Savannah said ;))
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