hello from australia :O

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Yomee
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hello from australia :O

Postby Yomee » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:31 am

hey all thought i should sign up to eplaya as i will be going to my first burning man this year!!! its a long way to come haha
anyways i'll be traveling with my cousin.. so hope to feel welcome and get some help :)
"give me the scizzors! i'll burn it off..."

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Das Bus
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Postby Das Bus » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:28 am

Welcome to the eplaya! Feel free to post any questions, but remember to ignore smartass remarks. : )
Medicated and Motivated!

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MikeVDS
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Postby MikeVDS » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:56 am

Ignore smartass remarks or join in.
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theCryptofishist
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:33 am

Being able to get someone to snort their beverage onto their screen is a badge of honor.
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"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Postby ragabashpup » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:55 am

Don't forget to read the survival guide over and over again. Daily until you reach the playa :)
Welcome home!

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Postby LeChatNoir » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:11 pm

Hi Yomee…

Have you checked into the regional contacts page for Australia? There's some stuff going on from time to time, I blieve. And New Zealand has a regional burn as well (in January, I think).

Hang out and get to know people around here. There’s a few other down-under burners on the boards.

Just for conversation, how did you find out about Burning Man?

And yes... read the First Timer's Guide and the Survival Guide lots and lots.
The New and Improved Black Cat... now with 25% more blather

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ibdave
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Postby ibdave » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:26 pm

Das Bus wrote:but remember to ignore smartass remarks. : )



Hey I resemble that..... 8) 8) 8)


And welcome to the fun... 8) 8) 8)
I was Born OK the 1st Time....

Don't bring defaultia to Burning Man, take Burning Man to defaultia...... graidawg

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AntiM
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Postby AntiM » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:32 pm

Bring Tim-Tams.
http://burningman.org/timeline/

Poke me to experience my gooey insides!

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Postby mdmf007 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:48 pm

youll have a blast - There are wuite a few Aussies that come

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Postby akmojo » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:42 am

Mmmmmm.. fresh Vegamite !!!
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Yomee
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Postby Yomee » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:32 am

haha cheers all.. well i heard about it from an american friend who has been bugging me for ages to come... also HATE vegimite!! yep! and some lovely peoples from couchsurfing.com have pointed me to some good sites including australiaburningman.com

basiclly what the go with camp themes... how do you join or figure out which is the best for you?
"give me the scizzors! i'll burn it off..."

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Postby akmojo » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:55 am

don't tell me you are the only Aussie that likes peanut butter !!! ;-)
think big and dare to fail

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:34 pm

Choose a camp by liking the people in it, after all they are your family for the week. You don't have to go with a Theme Camp, just a bunch of people you like and trust is fine. It there is camp whose mission appeals, contact them and see if they are looking for more people, and what their expectations of members are.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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MikeVDS
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Postby MikeVDS » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:17 pm

Looking for a camp, just make sure it's clear what you'll do for the camp, and what they'll do for you. Also make sure you can trust them but plan on them not keeping to their part.

Meeting people local to you is the best idea, so you can build some trust before you trust them when you're half way around the world. Just about any camp at Burningman will welcome just about anyone, so even if you don't like the people you go with, you'll meet people there who you do like. Don't feel tied down to a camp, meet new people and make new friends.
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Postby BitterDan » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:39 pm

Last year we had a girl with us that did not particularly care for our BM Camp style. She ended up at contraptionist's for the whole week while we spun music and got high all week. I swear I only saw here three times last year. You might want to make sure that all of the people in your car know when you are leaving. I ended up waiting for that girl for a couple of hours before I could sit in exodus traffic. Oh well, it's burning man, planning is futile. :wink:
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