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by Hope-a-Lope
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I can't believe I'm actually going
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Hah, seedetails, you sound like me my first year. It may be harder than you expect, but there's definitely nothing like it. Hope you're well-prepared and excited. Welcome to the family!
by Hope-a-Lope
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: A new excited noob to the Burn! :)
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: A new excited noob to the Burn! :)

Can't help you with a camp, but welcome to eplaya! Have an amazing burn! Let us know how it goes :)
by Hope-a-Lope
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Baby’s first burn! Coming in solo
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Baby’s first burn! Coming in solo

Welcome :) There certainly is nothing else like Burning Man and the Black Rock Desert. Have an amazing burn! Let us know how it goes!
by Hope-a-Lope
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Kiwi Musicians first burn
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Kiwi Musicians first burn

Welcome to eplaya! If you're aiming for saving money in 2020, you may want to find the application for low-income tickets and give that some thought. Acoustic/live instrumental music is kind of hard to find on playa, but Tangoed Up in Blues and the Jazz Club camps have been delightful places in the ...
by Hope-a-Lope
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello. First timer from the UK here.
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Re: Hello. First timer from the UK here.

Welcome! Sounds like you're preparing as much as you can, and frankly, not much can truly prepare you but it'll be an experience unlike anything you've done. Congrats on having the huevos to come alone, that's what kept me away for far too long. Drink water! :D
by Hope-a-Lope
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa Hair: Tips, tricks, and general accouterments
Replies: 60
Views: 22445

Re: Playa Hair: Tips, tricks, and general accouterments

Whoa, this looks like a potential game-changer. For $17 I'm going to try them this year! Thanks! My hair is the super-fine/tons of it type. Purchased some no-rinse Astronaut shampoo bonnets...my theory is that if I do this once every morning before going to sleep, with a tight braid and a turban whe...
by Hope-a-Lope
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa Hair: Tips, tricks, and general accouterments
Replies: 60
Views: 22445

Re: Playa Hair: Tips, tricks, and general accouterments

I second Savannah on the faerie hair. I made hairfalls and save them for the end of the week when I just can't stand my own hair. This year I plan on exploring wigs and making some sort of awesome hood :)
by Hope-a-Lope
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 25192

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Gorgeous videos, Just_Joe, especially the sunset one.

Goddammit I missed the playa. So glad to be going back this year.
by Hope-a-Lope
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: So, how dusty was it?
Replies: 66
Views: 6210

Re: So, how dusty was it?

What was your impression? Did it influence your experience in any way? My impression was, "Well, guess we were lucky the past two years." How it influenced my burn... I spent a little more time sheltered in camp, drinking and shooting the shit with friends. The dust was surprisingly tiring, mentall...
by Hope-a-Lope
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: So, how dusty was it?
Replies: 66
Views: 6210

So, how dusty was it?

2015 was my third burn. I'm told 2013 and 2014 (my 1st and 2nd) were very mild in terms of weather and dustiness. I'm curious: to those who have been to, say, 5+ burns, would you say 2015 was average? Dustier than usual?
by Hope-a-Lope
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Flying And the Burner Express
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Flying And the Burner Express

DoubleOh, the Burner Express website offers tickets that include a 1-hr shopping trip. They also have a certain luggage allowance (and you can purchase a bike spot for extra). Plane+bus=less room for everything, every time. You can also look into burner-organized shipping containers. You buy cubic f...
by Hope-a-Lope
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The myth of "room in an RV"
Replies: 18
Views: 2255

Re: The myth of "room in an RV"

Despite all the benefits of a cushy RV, one thing a tent has on it: alone time, whenever you want.
by Hope-a-Lope
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Conditions for 2015
Replies: 341
Views: 27250

Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Blech, I was really hoping the mosquito thing was a rumor. Here's hoping those little fuckers drop dead soon.

Mmm, sunscreen AND bug spray? We're all gonna smell dee-lightful!
by Hope-a-Lope
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What do you wish you knew before your first time? 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 3290

Re: What do you wish you knew before your first time? 2015

Be mentally prepared to strike out on your own at any given time.

Waking up on Tuesday morning to find my whole camp already out for the day was jarring. That day I learned that people won't often wait for you, and it's ok. Solo adventures are part of the experience.
by Hope-a-Lope
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 41331

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Paid for my flight into BRC, and booked my Burner Express ticket to San Francisco.

1% in, 99% out.
by Hope-a-Lope
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm ready to be there
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re: I'm ready to be there

Fuck yeah TK! I love these kinds of posts. So excited for you and the winds of change blowin' through your dusty hair.

I'm not as ready as I want to be, but if I had to leave tomorrow, I'd be totally cool. Cannot freaking wait.
by Hope-a-Lope
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: More theme camps recruiting?
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: More theme camps recruiting?

Maybe because, same number of burners, more theme camps than ever?

At least, that's what Placement told us when we were not given placement. womp womp.
by Hope-a-Lope
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Protesting the KKK with a sousaphone
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Protesting the KKK with a sousaphone

Nice playlist!
by Hope-a-Lope
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anyone else hate videos and photos?
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Anyone else hate videos and photos?

I'm not against taking (some) photos and videos, and I love perusing my own every so often. The rest, I can't fucking stand. But I don't know why. I'm not opposed to a little cheese (I think "Oh the Places You'll Go" is actually kinda cute). I think about TTITD all year, and love working on projects...
by Hope-a-Lope
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Concept BRC City Plans for 100,000
Replies: 20
Views: 1935

Re: Concept BRC City Plans for 100,000

Initially I'm intrigued by a new layout. Challenge! Adventure! More than one big open space!

But imagine when people start stealing street signs.....

Also, agreed that entry/exit is still the biggest problem when it comes to population increase.
by Hope-a-Lope
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Protein/Supplement Type Shake to Feel Good on the Playa?
Replies: 23
Views: 2757

Re: Protein/Supplement Type Shake to Feel Good on the Playa?

Protein bars! I always have one in my backpack, usually Quest.
I like protein powder in defaultia, but the mixing/rinsing of a shake bottle is too much work.
by Hope-a-Lope
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Things I Wrote In My Journal To Differently Next Year
Replies: 20
Views: 1810

Re: Things I Wrote In My Journal To Differently Next Year

Bring fewer, more comfortable clothing. If it's not comfy, I won't wear it, no matter how sexy/cool/edgy it might look. Corsets, I'm lookin' at you.
by Hope-a-Lope
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Express Impressions
Replies: 28
Views: 9580

Re: Burner Express Impressions

I'm glad this discussion is happening, as I've been debating how best to get to the playa this year. My first year I was in a car, last year I took BE. I heard it went extremely smoothly in 2013, but that wasn't my experience in 2014. I took the 12:30pm bus from Reno on Sunday. Things that stand out...
by Hope-a-Lope
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Things I Wrote In My Journal To Differently Next Year
Replies: 20
Views: 1810

Re: Things I Wrote In My Journal To Differently Next Year

Being a ginger, I bring both, and both at high SPF. I use the spray if I have to leave camp fairly quickly, or as a refresher application later in the day, I use the cream as my primary. I'm one of those who don't bother with showers on the playa ("face & hands, pits & bits" school of washing), so ...
by Hope-a-Lope
Thu May 14, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: 9:00 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 22
Views: 5405

Re: 9:00 Neighborhood Camps

Pharos will be (pending placement) a new camp this year, aiming for the 9:00 'hood. We are building a 20' stellated dodecahedron, using a steel frame and laser-cut panels with intricate patterns. The Wonderlamp will be illuminated at night, and include sensors to respond to people's proximity and mo...
by Hope-a-Lope
Thu May 14, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: 2nd year burner and 4 close friends looking for camp to join
Replies: 21
Views: 1903

Re: 2nd year burner and 4 close friends looking for camp to

You live in the Bay Area? I am envious for three reasons: - You can drive to the burn. No necessary messing around with planes, trains, checked luggage, shipping containers... - Thriving burner scene (naturally, being the start of it all). Searching for a camp? I don't know how you escape them out t...
by Hope-a-Lope
Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 41331

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Submitted my theme camp application! First time doing it and yes, it was very involved, but it was so fun to fill out and I'm very excited. It'll be a long wait to find out if we get placed! :D
by Hope-a-Lope
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Tips For A Successful Placement Questionnaire 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Re: Tips For A Successful Placement Questionnaire

Thanks for posting the tips, trilobyte. I'm submitting my camp's application, and it's my first time, so this was great reading. 8)
by Hope-a-Lope
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Ever painted a tent?
Replies: 19
Views: 6881

Re: Ever painted a tent?

Sounds awesome! I'm worried I won't be so lucky (this tent has been to the playa twice so far), and I'd rather not replace the tent yet. But, glad it worked for you, gold flames are badass! *ahem* Just sayin, I stenciled golden flames around the bottom of a nylon dome tent (Eureka) back in 2011, usi...
by Hope-a-Lope
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Ever painted a tent?
Replies: 19
Views: 6881

Re: Ever painted a tent?

Paint is out, schmancy tent cover is in.

Thanks for the advice, everyone!

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