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shroom
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Hello, newbie here!

Post by shroom » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:39 am

Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a while. My goal is to attend burning man in 2010.

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Re: Hello, newbie here!

Post by Grazelda » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:48 am

shroom wrote:Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a while. My goal is to attend burning man in 2010.
Good for you. Welcome.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:19 am

People will start logging in with their tales now, relating what worked and what didn't work on the playa. Pay attention.

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Post by Nitevenus » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:45 am

Welcome Shroom, glad you came out of the shadows! Yep, here you will definitely get schooled.....be prepared for a healthy plate of playa knowledge with a side of kickin' ass good nature to be taken with a grain of salt.

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Post by shroom » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:57 am

Thanks! I look forward to it!
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Post by Orchid » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:46 am

Hi there, shroom.
Where on the globe are you located?

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Post by shroom » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:11 pm

I'm in North Georgia.
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Post by FrankA » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:24 pm

Do it, you won't regret it. I did it this year from AL solo and, it was great. Just show up, talk to some folks, make a camp and, have a blast.

Let me clarify, show up prepared. Read all the first timers info and, any other survival guides you can find. That is what I did (in only six weeks) and I had more than enough to get by but, I had some awesome neighbors that really helped.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:45 pm

Next year? You should have gone last year. Last year is always better.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:18 pm

Yeah, 1972 was soooooo much better than 1971.
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Stopping at the greeters post

Post by malikaziani » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:30 pm

Its been five days since I have left the Playa and just wanted to say hi! I have logged on and have been accounted for in cyberspace. Lo and behold I am looking for my camera. It is a Sony Cybershot wrapped in a lime green leather case with pictures of me, Ronny, and the fish. Our gorgeousos fish. And then if you keep scrolling back you will see many pictures of trees. And then some. Its all of the same three people , us camping on different parts of Earth. If you scroll further back and see me..the lady in a country far away, wearing a Green dresss that matches the camera. It would be amazing, astounding EVEN MORE as life is pretty neatto after all.....that you would read this post and call me up and say " I have found it! Your camera!" and I would thank you to no end and try to bring it back to you. So I write...Sony Cybershot Lost but hopefully found. I will post my number (415) 497-2982. If you need to be reimbursed for the phone call...will do. I will reward between wHAT YOU WANT AND MY CAPABILITIES. pLEASE ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU MIGHT NEED BEFORE YOU TELL ME. I really like this camera. It is my first one My momma ever bought for me..the story gets funnier if I think about it...but also too...it is the third one...count 'em three..that I have lost since expolring the world with Ronald. P for Plowman.

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Post by myshroom » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:35 pm

hi shroom im a newbie to going to my first 2010i live in fl

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Post by oneeyeddick » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:16 pm

Looks like shroom just grew a sock/appendage.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Post by shroom » Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:05 am

oneeyeddick wrote:Looks like shroom just grew a sock/appendage.
:shock:
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Post by FrankA » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:34 pm

Oh yah, i didn't think about this but you may want to check this out.

http://www.alchemyfestival.com/

I would go myself but, I am going on a cruise the week before.

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Post by shroom » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:09 am

Thanks. I have a friend who is going so I might check it out. But then again I might want to attend Burning Man first.
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Post by goathead » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:19 am

You should consider it a warm up event.
:D

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Post by shroom » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:49 pm

Dreaming of 2010, but 2011 looks to be more realistic. Not just money wise, but health wise. It's going to be my gift to myself for getting healthy!
"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire."~~Fred Shero

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:56 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Post by Lowz » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:51 am

[quote="shroom"]Dreaming of 2010, but 2011 looks to be more realistic. Not just money wise, but health wise. It's going to be my gift to myself for getting healthy![/quote]
But BM is good for health , isn't it ? ;)

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:29 pm

It depends on the issue. You are two hours from the nearest hospital.
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Post by shroom » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:33 pm

lol, thanks for the info!

I'm just out of shape and what a better reward for losing the weight than burning man!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:41 pm

Yeah, who wants those shallow trend-bound soulsuckers who will only sleep with the svelte?
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Post by AntiM » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:24 am

I'm horribly out of shape, have asthma and arthritic feet, cannot ride a bike for more than a block without back pain. Yet I go. Granted, not by myself, but I go. If you have other issues, health, school, work, finances, that's fine, but waiting to go to Burning Man until you have lost weight is like hanging onto that size 6 dress from high school. Someday is now.

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Post by shroom » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:31 am

Weight and out of shape is not my only reason for waiting. My family can not afford for me to go this year. Not fair to my hubby and kid to try it this time. I'm coming from Georgia which adds cost to the trip. I have to get all the needed supplies, which I really don't have yet.

In the meantime, I will be here enjoying everyone's company and adding to my list of supplies I must get! Nothing is stopping me in 2011!
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Post by shroom » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:32 am

And...I do appreciate all your comments. I know you want me to get my butt in gear and get to burning man. It is great encouragement. Keep it coming!

:D
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Post by AntiM » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:05 am

Yes, it can be expensive!

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Post by Gizmo » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:34 pm

Go to Alchemy this year. Think of it as Burning Man with training wheels.
If you got 35 bucks for a ticket and gas money, you can make it happen.
I have been twice, and would recommend it.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/alchemy2009/pool/

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Post by shroom » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:37 pm

Ok guys, I had a long talk with my best friend today and we're making the commitment to come this year!


My question now is, do the tickets sell out?
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:16 pm

Not a chance. If Larry can squeeze another $300 or so out of every living organism within the reach of TTITD (That Thing In The Desert), he will. They will simply add another "street" on the outer ring. Or cram all of us in what they already have laid out. Sort of like a concentration camp only with less room, fewer showers, and no food or water.

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