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

Post by Olek » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:08 pm

Hello!
My name is Olek.
This year will be my first. Please be nice to me. :)
No, not really. Newbie is a newbie. I can take it.

I am very happy to finally experience the Burn in person! I am originally from Poland, spent 10 years in Los Angeles and I am currently based in Detroit, MI.
This month I am also starting a 2 year journey around the US in a minivan and the Burning Man will be the first major stop.

I would like to join and contribute to a camp that is right for me, a camp that I am right for and one that will accept me. I will be useful and helpful. I like working with a community of people for the common enjoyment.

Another option is to camp out solo. A tempting challenge.

I have a ticket and one vehicle pass. I can offer carpooling option. Will be driving from Michigan - any Michigan burners interested? Or any on the way to Nevada?

Peace!

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Post by Jovankat » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:34 pm

Hi Olek! You'll find a bunch of camps who are open to new members in this thread.

And welcome to the board!

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Olek
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Post by Olek » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:05 pm

Jovankat wrote:Hi Olek! You'll find a bunch of camps who are open to new members in this thread.

And welcome to the board!

Jovankat! Thank you. Much appreciated!

but whoa! I should have started reading this list 6 months ago... maybe I would be finishing reading it by now. :)

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Post by Wigwam » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:52 pm

Hi and welcome! You can go to the ride share board and either post an offer or reply to a request.

https://rideshare.burningman.org/event/ ... 015/search
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Post by Savannah » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:06 pm

This year will be my first. Please be nice to me. :)
No, not really. Newbie is a newbie. I can take it.
Welcome, Olek! I have a feeling you'll do well even if you don't find a camp. And you'll have neighbors no matter what. :)
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Post by Webgini » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:07 am

Hi,

First time to the Burning Man, been introduced by some crazy Dutch guys and we are flying out from the UK looking forward to the Desert madness...

See you all soon,

Mark

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Wigwam
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Post by Wigwam » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:21 pm

Welcome! Have an amazing burn!! Stop by and say hi!
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Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Post by BostonNewbie » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:52 pm

Hi Beautiful People,

Me and my Husband will be first timers/virgins at 2015 BM. We are from Boston area. Love a perfect mix of being traditional, bi-lingual, and contemporary at the same time. Think out of the box when it comes to the creative side. We'll be renting RV, so not many camps would want to host us... or, we cannot find the right camp for some reason (maybe you can help? we need a HERO!)

So, my first and foremost question is: What happens if we are not assigned in advance to any camp? Where do we park? do we need to contact/sign up for a space in advance? we do (of course, have tickets, vehicle pass, and a bunch of freebies with BM logo...)

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks

Sasha

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Post by KnotJim » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:03 pm

Howdy peoples of eplaya!
Kind of a re-introduction here. Making my preparations for my first Burning Man this year and I'm really stoked I'm finally able to go after many years of wanting to. Either work money or time always got in the way, but this year is a winner got my ticket & VP.

A little bio about yours truly, born in Wash St. lived in NJ grew up in Florida.
I'm soggy kind of dude, spent most of my life in, on, or underwater. My last official job was as a SCUBA instructor/divemaster in the Turks & Caicos Is. Before that I was a United States Merchant Mariner for 17 years with the Seafarers International Union & NOAA.
The current and best job now is taking care of the best parents ever. They lived aboard a sailboat for 23 years and sailed from FL and as far as Australia, got to make a bunch of great voyages with them on my time off from the ships. Between work vacations and visiting the folks I've been to over 50 different countries. Now we're all adjusting to the landlubber life.
My reasons for going to BM are manifold most of all is to meet some great people and involve myself as best I can in the BM experience. Part of it is celebration too (turning 50 Oct. 1, and also my weight loss journey this year -95 lbs so far). All 70,000 of you are my party guests.
I will be camping solo so I'm just going to let the dust lead me where it will.
I plan to gift what and where I can, am more than happy to help anyone with anything I'm able to do. I've accumulated a wide range of skills in my wacky life (just don't ask me to write computer code, can just about find the power button on mine).
25 days and counting I can't wait to see all you fine folk in the dust...................KnotJim 8)
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smoothstones19
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Post by smoothstones19 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:31 pm

Hello everyone my name is Sean Stone and I am from houston tx!!! This is my first burn and I am joining my cousin Bailey and her wonder Wooden Nickel Carnival!!! Our 1920s Carnival is located at 5:15 and Ballyhoo so come and see us!!! I also am a lover of music art and boys so i can not wait to see what the playa has to offer!!!

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Post by tahoetrina1 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:29 pm

Hello Burner friends,

My name is Rubi and this will be my 12th Burning Man. I am so excited to be making the pilgrimage again!

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Post by Mojojita » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:19 pm

Hi Rubi! This will be our 17th consecutive Burning Man. Couldn't get through the year without it.
Ut ballista es interdico, tantum interdico mos fui ballista.

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OleGengi
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Post by OleGengi » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:10 pm

HIIIIIyooooo,

My name is Josh, I'm a walking contradiction and am hoping to be a first time burner this year! My friend got me into Blue Oasis but I'm not sure about my ticket situation, and thus I am here!

Cheers!

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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:49 pm

Welcome to eplaya, Josh.

Your best bet for finding a ticket is likely to get involved with your local burner community; I imagine there are many last-minute things that could use a hand, depending on where you are located.
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Post by th0r » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:51 pm

Helllooooo out there! :)

With '09, '10 and '11 under my belt, and a three year rest, I am gratefully returning to the playa this year with the Sacred Spaces Village! Happy to be embarking on this journey in such a way that I really feel I will be honoring my needs and taking great care of myself while exploring and expanding my heart and mind.

My intentions include anchoring in a daily discipline of self-care including meditation, and connecting to my source of guidance, so that I may be guided from that place and find myself in the harmonious, synchronistic rhythm and flow articulated by Rumi. I'm really looking forward to being of service to the community, smaller and greater, and thusly contributing to the culture we are co-creating. I believe what we do on the playa ripples out and can have a major influence on our global culture at large, and so, to engage and play with all of you in such a potent environment is soooo exciting! :D

Truly, we are blessed to be living in such a time, where this event is not only possible, but happening, ad continuing to get better, year after year!

Putting out sweet vibes to magnetize a ride leaving from Oregon or points north early on August 24th, arriving on playa later that day. Early Arrival and Ticket Secured! Rideshare website - posted!

<3 <3 <3
~th0r

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

Post by Savannah » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:23 pm

Welcome back home, and good luck with your rideshare, th0r!

Make sure to join your regional email lists to look for rides too:
http://regionals.burningman.com

(The regional email lists I'm on typically have a decent amount of rideshare activity going on!)

And you may also post in our "2015 Shared Resources" forum too--mention the city and dates in your subject line for best results. Something like "EA Burner from Portland seeks rideshare on __"
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Post by th0r » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:12 pm

Thanks a lot for the recommendation to check out the regional events :)

Got a ride all worked out! Wheee! Playa bound :D

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Post by Savannah » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:20 pm

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

Post by Olek » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:40 pm

Savannah wrote:
This year will be my first. Please be nice to me. :)
No, not really. Newbie is a newbie. I can take it.
Welcome, Olek! I have a feeling you'll do well even if you don't find a camp. And you'll have neighbors no matter what. :)

Thanks Savannah! That's what I figured.

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Post by MailManNC » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:48 pm

Hi folks... MailMan here. Sadly I won't be joining you on the playa this year, but I've got all sorts of (legal) goodies to send via USPS/Playa Mail. If you'd like to receive something from yours truly, hit my inbox or email [email protected]. It might be something that I consider to be decent but you'll find to be awesome! It might be something that I consider to be awesome but you find to be decent. Either way, neither of us will consider it to be shit. Depending on the response I may run out of goodies, so get your requests in ASAP.

Please include your Full name, playa name, camp name, address, and any landmarks/standouts that will help the mail carrier identify your camp. Hope to hear from you soon. -MailMan

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Post by mojak » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:51 pm

Hi everybody. Been attending in spirit since 2001 and am finally going to make it in person this year. Looking forward to it!
currently finishing up a theatrical performance about puns. it's a play on words.

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Post by ^Rhino! » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:24 pm

mojak wrote:Hi everybody. Been attending in spirit since 2001 and am finally going to make it in person this year. Looking forward to it!
mojak, glad to have you with us, either in spirit, but now glad to have you coming to the playa in person.

Just remember Rhino's Rules and you'll be fine:

1) SMILE! Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You're going to Black Rock City, and we are happy to have you among us.

2) Don't have any expectations for the trip. We don't want to see you disappointed. The things that will occur at Burningman can be beyond your wildest imagination and fantasy, and very, very cool. Be open to the experience, and you'll be that much more a winner.
Rue Morgue - '08, '09
Black Rock Beacon - '2010, 2012-2016
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Bacon is forever. Veni, vidi, pertudi. (We came, we saw, we DRILLED.) - BRC Div. of Geology 2009-2015
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Post by EmilyD » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:56 am

Welcome new folks, you're going to have quite an adventure.


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Post by Nevalite » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:27 pm

Hi I'm Dan Golden,

I am a virgin burner and can't wait to get my cherry popped! I own a montmorillonite mine in Nevada. Its an ancient native american mineral used as a poultice to heal sun burn,heart burn, muscle sprains and diarrhea. Im bringing plenty to share. If your feeling bad I hope to run into you, If your feeling great I can't wait to run into you, Blessings!

DAN THE TELEPHONE MAN

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Post by tarquin » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:00 am

Hi my name is trevor,i live in golden bay, south island, new zealand.Ive been following burning man for many years now with much interest ,wonder and delight.Ive been involved in creating, participating, building and managing festivals in nz for the last 20 years.i worked on the hobbit, set building at stone st studios for 2 years.Have built many stages for varied productions, specialising in working with bamboo.my interests are the outdoors,nature,photography,collective growth to name a few.Havint made burning man as yet, but i feel like a burner.I have a very similar ethos how i serve at events here in nz.So love to make it to the playa,maybe 2016.Home is where the heart is after all.have fun everybody lotsa love.

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Post by Savannah » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:17 pm

Welcome, Nevalite and Tarquin! :D
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Post by Teun123 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:03 pm

Hello I am Teun
I just found this story about the Burning Man. WOW!!!
I find it intriguing and a great philosophy. Hope I can join next year and experience this incredible event !

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Post by imb3 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:50 pm

Hi! My name is Ian and I am from North Carolina. I found out about this place by the Burning Man website. I am excited to become part of the community! So much love and respect to all of you.

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Post by Ratty » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:58 pm

Welcome Teun and Ian. You've joined us at just the right time. (Although we're not all here yet. Still shaking the dust out.) You'll have a whole year to research and prepare for next year. We are already planning our changes for 2016.
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Post by dustybunny » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:03 am

Hi everyone,
My name is Michelle and I am also new to finding out more about Burning Man. I'm making plans to go for my first time in 2016. I'm really happy to find this site (found it through The Jackrabbit Speaks) as I figure I have a lot to learn if I'm going to make it successfully. Plus it's always nice to meet new people! Have a beautiful day...
Michelle

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