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Post by SharkInAZ » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:29 pm

This will be my first Burning Man, and I'll most likely be showing up early early on Monday so I figure I will have a great pick of available real estate. Where is the best place to set up camp (i.e. close to necessities/entertainment)?

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Post by AntiM » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:40 pm

Entertainment? er, we are the entertainment, all of us.

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Post by Sensei » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:46 pm

The keyhole at 6 o'clock and esplanade.
It all goes down there, dude.

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Post by frenchblue1 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:12 pm

are you camping with a group at all? Anywhere is fantastic but when you say entertainment are you speaking of being close to the late night dance domes? Your first year you should be on overload. Plan on putting a lot of miles in walking and on your bike.

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Post by Burp! » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:30 pm

Just make sure you get line of site to the nearest porta potty, that way you can run to it when the line gets short. Nothing worse than needing to go, walking all the way to the porta potty and finding out there's a 45 minute wait. With line of site, you can dart off when the line is unusually low. As well when the the porta potty sucker-outer company truck comes, you can be the first to take a nice clean dump.

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Post by blyslv » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:42 pm

Your backyard.
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Post by Davoid » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:21 am

Sorry, Burp!, I disagree. The last thing I want is to be within A) smelling distance and B) hearing distance of all those slamming doors. I know, not the same as line of sight, but not far from it.

Why don't you shoot for somewhere on the d-e streets, between 4:30 and 7:30? That'll put you sorta middle-ish, not too far from anything, not too close. And then check out the rest to see what you wanna do next year.

Assuming there aren't white-out conditions preventing you from seeing anything, of course.

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Post by Burp! » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:24 am

Shhh...... you are breaking secret rule #56 "Never give good advice to newbies, unless it had a direct impact on your own burn experience. If you can give bad advice and thus improve your own burn experience, by all means you should do this. Especially if the advice is being given on the eplaya."

It's in the secret handbook.

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Post by Valkyrie » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:10 am

Makes note to self not to accept advice from Burp!
It's hard to have a normal conversation with someone with 6' acrylic rods strapped to your back.

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Post by blyslv » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:13 pm

Just remember "No matter where you go, there you are."
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Post by capjbadger » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:38 pm

blyslv wrote:Just remember "No matter where you go, there you are."
I thought it was "No matter where you go, you leave a stinky puddle." :twisted:

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Post by SharkInAZ » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:14 am

Thanks for all the advice.

I have been wanting to go for the past 5 years, but have never had the chance. I want to make the most of it.

Judging from the wittiness of the messages on this discussion board, I am going to love the people.

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