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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby renegademammoth » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:22 am

G'day, this is Bear from Oakland/Australia. I'm a US-AUS dual citizen and have been splitting time between the two countries for the last six years. 2006 was my first Burn and I've only missed 2007 & 2008 since then. I've been part of the Freestyle Palace theme camp for all but one of those years; 2012 was our first year on the Esplanade and it was a GREAT experience, not at all what I was dreading - I was worried that it would be just too loud and that we'd have an excessive number of drunks/people in altered states wandering in and making themselves a bit _too_ at home. Turned out to be my funnest year yet, and for everyone else in camp too!

2012 was also my first year as a Black Rock Ranger and that was also a very positive experience - it was a fun and interesting way to give back to the community that has given me so much.

For 2013 I'm planning my first art project for the Playa, and it's proving to be a very positive and fulfilling challenge. Looking to glean as much knowledge and info about resource etc from other peoples' experiences on here as possible.

Looking forward to seeing y'all in BRC in ~200 days!
It's always better when we're together.
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Postby aserendipity » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:11 am

You are a Grand One indeed
What kind of Art ?
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:02 am

Hi Bear!

Welcome to the board. :D
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby rexhex » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:46 am

Hello, my name is Rex. I heard about this place from none other than the burning man website while looking to prepare for the 2013 burn. I have never been so this makes me a virgin. Im going to be asking some questions here on the eplaya so that I dont mess it all up. I dont want to have a camp that blows away. I have been wanting to go for years but never had enough motivation until now and I cant wait to get out there!
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Postby masterkyte » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:31 pm

Dear Burners

It's been great reading all of your messages and experiences on the board for the last 2 hours. 2013 is looking like our first year at the Playa and we can't wait to come!!

We're from the UK and we're making the trip with 4 other Britains (all newbies too). We're all looking to join a camp and would love to volunteer, and hopefully make your camp, and our camp a very special place.

If anyone has any camp suggestions or would be able to welcome us into theirs that would be amazing.

Much love

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Postby Teapot » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:09 pm

Hi my name is Teapot this is a first time burner. So looking forward to an awakening of the mind . Traveling with an old hat at this. Any idea how to get a shop on the strip?
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Postby BurnerBunny » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:11 pm

Hi I'm Eric, I have two pet rabbits hence my eplaya name :)

My first burning man was green man a few years ago, and this year will be my second (ticketing willing). Dragging along my partner this year too for his first time. I live in South Lake Tahoe, CA. If anyone in the area is looking for campmates let me know. I'm building a hexayurt this year, and I'm determined to sleep comfortably during the hottest part of the day. My last trip I wasn't able to stay up all night because I couldn't sleep past 9am in my tent, totally missed out! That and I'm trying to let go more this year.

I'm handy and good with electronics, hopefully my costume and yurt will reflect that this time. yay bm '13!
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Postby knowmad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:21 pm

Hi Burnerbunny! Welcome to eplaya! There are lots of discussions about electronics and costumes, yurts and camping tips in here.
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Postby BurnerBunny » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:10 pm

I'm going to cover my hexayurt in bunnies and sparkle ponies :D
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Postby Gothenburg » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:31 am

Hello dustlovers.

My name is Rikard Johnsson from Gothenburg Sweden. Me and my 2 friends are doing our first time this year. just got our tickets after hours of waiting. But i know its so going to be worth it. Dreaming of this event for so many years but havent been abel to go before. We are going to fly over a week before and try to se as much as we can of the westside as we can before we drive our Rv in to the desert. Se you all there.
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Postby cjsocrazy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:11 am

Hello cj here aka jujubee lol. i live in Sacramento cali and this is my first burn i am so excited. totally looking f award to meeting new peeps...;)[insta][/insta]
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Postby PL_FL » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:43 am

Hi folks, I'm a virgin, first burn ...

I live in south Florida, which means getting there is going to be a bitch!!! But I got my ticket, so the rest is downhill right? Plan "A" is to fly to Vegas, rent an RV split 4 ways, drive 9-10 hours and enjoy. Plan "B" is fly to Reno and do the box-truck thing, but I get the feeling that's for more experienced burners.

I'm a drummer and I'd love to bring a full set, but I'll have to buy some kind of portable percussion.

Cheers!

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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Savannah » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Hey Goateenie and Twerky! Hi Rikard! Hi BurnerBunny! Hi TeaPot!

Hi Pete!

Here are some threads that might help you make your decision.

Box truck camping tips..
viewtopic.php?f=277&t=35289

RV Campers Survival Guide
viewtopic.php?f=286&t=54180

Exp. RVers: Suggestions for House rules for renting an RV
viewtopic.php?p=622764
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby mangeaux » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:34 am

Just wanting to say hi :) This will be my first BM and I'm in research mode so I've been digging through lots of posts/sites. I'm looking to attend some regional get-togethers to meet other burners and figure out the best way to jump in. My birthday is Aug 27th so I'm stoked to be turning 30 on the playa!
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Rice » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:00 am

mangeaux wrote:Just wanting to say hi :) This will be my first BM and I'm in research mode so I've been digging through lots of posts/sites. I'm looking to attend some regional get-togethers to meet other burners and figure out the best way to jump in. My birthday is Aug 27th so I'm stoked to be turning 30 on the playa!

Hi mangeaux,

Welcome to ePlaya!!!

Where are ya from?? I am a Canadian burner (Saskatoon, SK)...

I add the word "eplaya" to all my burning man related google searches ;)

There is sometimes "Snark" on ePlaya, just ignore and keep going...

TTFN.,
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Postby mangeaux » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:24 pm

Thanks Rice. I live in San Francisco - moved here a little less than a year ago. I've been wanting to go to BM for 3 years but this is the first time the stars aligned and I was able to snag up a ticket.
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Rice » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:41 pm

mangeaux wrote:Thanks Rice. I live in San Francisco - moved here a little less than a year ago. I've been wanting to go to BM for 3 years but this is the first time the stars aligned and I was able to snag up a ticket.

Well, San Francisco is a good spot to head to Black Rock City from... I fly there and drive up ;)

I didn't know anyone when I decided to go, and only met my first real local burner after a couple months on ePlaya...

Now the fun begins (plan/prepare/anticipate/crave/dream/execute enjoy)!
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Postby Remihanna » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:33 am

Hi, my name is Remi and I work in marketing. I heard about burning man through a friend and I wish it would go all year long.
I am very easy going and like to live a natural life, in nature, with natural people. Burning man seems to be the perfect place.
I'm planning to go this year so hopefully I'll meet some of you!
Forgot to mention I am Lebanese:)
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Postby Ruhm » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:51 pm

Hello everyone :D,

My name is Fred, and I am a 22-year-old Swiss math student living in NYC. 2013 will be my first burn (I am going with my virgin roommate), and I can't wait. I've been hesitating for a while, but now is the time.

I've been to a fair amount of festivals back in Europe, but nothing like BM especially when looking at the community aspect. I do a lot of cooking and have some decent masseur experience. I am also quick to adapt and to learn (plus I can speak 5 languages, which ends up being useful). Hopefully that will be useful on the spot and when looking for a camp.

Anyway, I look forward to learn more about myself, you guys and the community.

Cheers :)
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Postby Savannah » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:14 pm

Hi Mangeaux! Hi Remi! Hi Fred! :D
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Cinge » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:25 pm

Hello Fellow Burners!

First-time burner in 2013 and am so excited! (Have been wanting to go since 2009). I am "Cinge", a Tallahassee Lassie, and will be with my hubby "Prince Ahhllie". We look forward to meeting ya'll!

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:34 pm

You know, you don't have to put your names in quotes. We do know that those are not the names on your birth certificates. I cannot speak for anyone else, but putting them in quotes looks awkward and insincere to me. It's pretty anonymous on here; if you crash and burn you don't ever have to come back, or you don't have to come back under those names--so, have the courage of your convictions and try out your new identity! You have nothing to lose by your yolks!
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby Rice » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:35 pm

Cinge wrote:Hello Fellow Burners!

First-time burner in 2013 and am so excited! (Have been wanting to go since 2009). I am "Cinge", a Tallahassee Lassie, and will be with my hubby "Prince Ahhllie". We look forward to meeting ya'll!

Till the Man burns......

Welcome to ePlaya!!

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Postby HomeGrown » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:32 pm

Greetings from Sacramento my name is HomeGrown aka dan. this will be my first burn in 2013. my craft is mostly in woodworking though i dabble in other things like wire work or ceramics. im excited to meet new souls and expand my mind this year. :D
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Postby Savannah » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:55 pm

Hi Dan!
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Postby Sanitized » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:45 pm

Howdy!

Patrick of Sanitized, Inc. here. Been registered and monitoring eplaya for a few years now, but have never commented or introduced myself. Figured I should.

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Postby Savannah » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:58 pm

Hi Patrick!

Drink more water! :D
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Postby OldDocWilliamson » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:51 am

Hi, I'm "OldDocWilliamson" but as you'll see in my sig, I am not a doctor, it's just a nickname. I hail originally from Canada (kinda allover, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Peachland, Moncton) but last 30 years in Los Angeles and Phoenix. First time burner this year. I've been aware of BM for longer than I can remember, which lately seems to be in the same class as the Ellen Degeneris character in Finding Nemo. Still working on logistics and finances of attending BM 2013, including considering RV rentals, and looking for potential RV-mates to split the costs. So far it's me and my longtime friend from Victoria, British Columbia. (I have sleep apnea so will probably be running a small electric breathing assist device all night, which is not as intrusive as it sounds, but want to do full disclosure before luring otherwise unsuspecting folks.)

I thought, merely abstractly, about a yurt, but seeing someone mention theirs here, Sounds like it could/would be a lot cheaper than the $2500 to $6000 for a motorhome. I suppose I'll have to research that too.
Tips on RV (yes, I've read the RV survival guide) or yurts or anything else will be appreciated.
I'll curb my tendency to blab too much, and shut up now. :)

Sincerely,
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Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:52 am

Mush hahaha soo many virgin. I want to eat them up with a spoon!!!

Welcome to the fun, DIsfunctional,weird,lovely and psychotic family that is burning man. Now hush up and bring me bacon! :P
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Postby Santa Gary » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:49 am

Hi! Santa Gary here. Old man that will be attending first Burning Man in 2013. Photographer by trade, I actually consider myself a retired guy that has to frequently come out of retirement to make a dollar or two. I'll be coming from Alabama so looking for someone to share a trip.
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