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Postby CupcakeCoral » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:13 am

Hey Im Coral! I am coming up from Reno and this will be my very first Burn!! I'm so very excited!
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Re: Hey There!

Postby Kevinochi » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:14 am

Welcome Coral!!!
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Re: Hey There!

Postby lucky420 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:49 am

Hola and hello...


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Re: Hey There!

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:22 am

yay and welcome.

you might introduce yourself, and maybe even post a photo in the photo thread, so we can all know you.
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Re: Hey There!

Postby Savannah » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:50 am

Hi Coral! I envy your short drive.

Will you be traveling with other Burners? And being so local to the Burn, have you watched Burners take over your city for years? :)
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Re: Hey There!

Postby jkisha » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:57 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Hey There!

Postby CupcakeCoral » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:05 pm

Hello Everyone!

To answer your questions I actually will be traveling alone. I have a decent amount of friends that will be going but I am looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends. I am very fortunate to have such a short drive and have watched burners come in an out of this little town for years on end. No doubt they have added to my enthusiasm about finally being able to attend this magnificent event! :D
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Re: Hey There!

Postby CupcakeCoral » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:47 pm

After perusing the blogs I have noticed a lot of raver bashing (this was after I posted my picture of me in my rave get up). Is there any particular reason as to why burners don't like ravers? Ive read a couple people saying its because our bad reputation, but I have heard some not so great things about burners too, yet that doesn't make me dislike them.
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Re: Hey There!

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:33 pm

Many feel that the huge numbers of people who attend the burn mostly as a rave/music event are pulling it away from other stuff that they value more.
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Re: Hey There!

Postby CupcakeCoral » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:09 am

I see.
Well, speaking for myself, I am not going for sound camps. I go to EDM events for that. I am going to Burning Man for the art and the people and most of all to learn about myself. It's a shame there are those who go out there just for th DJs when there are plenty of other raves and EDM events they could be going to for that kind of environment (which are much cheaper then attending BM).
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Re: Hey There!

Postby Kevinochi » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:29 am

In my oppinion the raves are a welcome distraction at night for like an hour or so... But there's so much more to do and see at Burning Man! Things you'll never experience if you just go raving every night and sleep throughout the day. That being said; people are welcome to do as they please and if that's raving then others should respect it as such. There will always be snobby Burners sniffin' at the way you want to experience your Burn and you shouldn't let them get to you :)

Just remember this; time is the most precious thing you have at the Burn. Once it's gone, there's no way of getting it back. So think twice before you plunge into the ravy depths of the night for the fifth time that week. You don't want to drive home regretting haven't seen or experience anything else but those otherwise delicious raves ;)

I do like your outfit! Rainbows for the win!
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Re: Hey There!

Postby maryanimal » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:43 am

Welcome to eplaya Coral!
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Re: Hey There!

Postby Savannah » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:36 pm

CupcakeCoral wrote:I see.
Well, speaking for myself, I am not going for sound camps. I go to EDM events for that. I am going to Burning Man for the art and the people and most of all to learn about myself. It's a shame there are those who go out there just for th DJs when there are plenty of other raves and EDM events they could be going to for that kind of environment (which are much cheaper then attending BM).


I daresay you'll be fine.

Burners actually have significant overlap with ravers . . . and hippies (who also get a lot of flack). Making fun of ravers and hippies is a snarky online sport, really. No one actually cares how you're dressed, for the most part. Half of everyone there looks like a raver or a hippie at any given time. What is truly deplored are a few stereotypical raver/hippie behaviors . . . the worst stereotypes of these subcultures.

Prepare to the teeth for the event, and bring your canteen when you go out at night, and you should manage to avoid the flak.
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Re: Hey There!

Postby 9ah » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:36 am

Kevinochi wrote:Just remember this; time is the most precious thing you have at the Burn in life.

Fixed it for ya :wink:
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Re: Hey There!

Postby Kevinochi » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:20 am

9ah wrote:
Kevinochi wrote:Just remember this; time is the most precious thing you have at the Burn in life.

Fixed it for ya :wink:

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Re: Hey There!

Postby 9ah » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:55 am

I can't take all the credit... Behind the scowl, your countryman, Daniel, felt the same way. ;)
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Re: Hey There!

Postby CupcakeCoral » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:23 am

Thank you guys!
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Re: Hey There!

Postby TomServo » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:24 pm

CupcakeCoral wrote:After perusing the blogs I have noticed a lot of raver bashing (this was after I posted my picture of me in my rave get up). Is there any particular reason as to why burners don't like ravers? Ive read a couple people saying its because our bad reputation, but I have heard some not so great things about burners too, yet that doesn't make me dislike them.


It is EVERYONE'S playground! Some of us just like bashing on Ravers, because Hippies are too easy. Don't take it too seriously! You will be fine!

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Postby illy dilly » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:08 pm

TomServo wrote:
CupcakeCoral wrote:After perusing the blogs I have noticed a lot of raver bashing (this was after I posted my picture of me in my rave get up). Is there any particular reason as to why burners don't like ravers? Ive read a couple people saying its because our bad reputation, but I have heard some not so great things about burners too, yet that doesn't make me dislike them.


It is EVERYONE'S playground! Some of us just like bashing on Ravers, because Hippies are too easy. Don't take it too seriously! You will be fine!

And, Welcome!

And just to help put it into context, half the people that bash on ravers here go to annual Tuesday 11pm Daft Punk show at the 3rd vertex of the Trash Fence. Its a show not to be missed!

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Re: Hey There!

Postby CupcakeCoral » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:02 pm

Haha very funny! I heard Daft Punk never goes and that's it's just a burner joke.
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Postby Turtleburp » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:39 pm

CupcakeCoral wrote:Haha very funny! I heard Daft Punk never goes and that's it's just a burner joke.


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Re: Hey There!

Postby CupcakeCoral » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:20 am

Can't dispose of me at the burn! Then I'd be moop ):
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Re: Hey There!

Postby gaminwench » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:32 am

ummm, Illy, Daft Punk is on Wednesday...

shhhhhh...

Hi, Cupcake... welcome!!!
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Postby Lowz » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:58 am

gaminwench wrote:ummm, Illy, Daft Punk is on Wednesday...

shhhhhh...

Hi, Cupcake... welcome!!!

People believe what they want to believe..

About bashing ravers etc .. remeber that eplaya is not the playa ...
read the thread below ..informative and entertaining
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Postby illy dilly » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:34 am

gaminwench wrote:ummm, Illy, Daft Punk is on Wednesday...

shhhhhh...

Hi, Cupcake... welcome!!!

Is that why I always seem to miss it? SHIT! And to think I've been biking out to the trash fence for years ON THE WRONG DAY!!! SHIT!
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CupcakeCoral wrote:Haha very funny! I heard Daft Punk never goes and that's it's just a burner joke.

People say that, so that all 50,000 people aren't there. DUH!!!
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Re: Hey There!

Postby CupcakeCoral » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:23 pm

Haha Good! Well I'm excited! People say the best stuff is at night, but honestly I am quite excited to hangout dieting the day and see all the art people have created. I am working on a little something myself to bring as a gift to the burn.

As for the sparlke pony, my friends (and family) have already started calling me one. I am determined to prove them wrong! :D
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Re: Hey There!

Postby Savannah » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:59 pm

I think events happening during the day seem to be more surreal and creative--to me, at least--and people are naturally more outgoing then. I love the daytime on the playa, so I would encourage you to try it, too. Careful at first. At least you're from Reno and used to the heat, although you're going to spend a lot less time in air conditioning. :)
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Re: Hey There!

Postby CupcakeCoral » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:59 pm

I have yet to have an apartment with air conditioning, I suffer all summer long! Haha But I know BRC is still going to be hotter so I will be packing light clothing wise. Has anyone worn harem pants out there?? How were they?
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Re: Hey There!

Postby gyre » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:15 am

As I'm sure you know, if you're in direct sun, clothes that cover you are cooler.


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Postby junglesmacks » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:20 am

Kevinochi wrote:Just remember this; time is the most precious thing you have at the Burn. Once it's gone, there's no way of getting it back. So think twice before you plunge into the ravy depths of the night for the fifth time that week. You don't want to drive home regretting haven't seen or experience anything else but those otherwise delicious raves ;)


This is some really.. really.. great advice.. and a good thing for burgins and vets alike to keep in mind.
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