Virgin from LA!

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AltTabMatt
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Virgin from LA!

Post by AltTabMatt » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:30 pm

I've known about burning man for years now and have wanted to go since.. forever.

Well until recently I never put much effort into finding anything out about it. But since 2009 rolled around without me I have been doing forum searches and reading the guides on what to expect and bring. I think I am ready and willing for 2010.

I hope to get more into the community around LA as well. So I hope to meet friends before 2010. I think I got a good head start!

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Post by MikeVDS » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:02 pm

Check out burningman sponsored and "Burner" sponsored events before the burn if you think you're interested.

These are both in a week.
Water woman
http://www.waterwomanproject.org/

LA decompression (official Burningman event)
http://www.laburningman.com/

There are also lots of other events in our area. Gigsville is a large LA based village. They are also doing a decompression, probably in the beginning of november.
Gigsville
http://gigsville.org

We are a LA/Inland Empire camp that often mingles with Gigsvillians. We attend and contribute to many local events as well as put on a few of our own throughout the year. We typically do one Thanksgiving weekend in the LA Nat. Forest and New Years in Zion. We also do others but those are coming fairly soon. Our page hasn't been updated much but I'm working on a re-do at this very moment to make it easier for our members to contribute to the page, so if you want current info on what we're doing, let me know. It's a good place to see what we're about though.
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AltTabMatt
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Post by AltTabMatt » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:34 pm

Wonderful I will take a look! I definitely would like to get the feel before committing myself to anything else. Thank you so much for posting links.

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Post by Sham » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:14 am

AltTabMatt wrote:Wonderful I will take a look! I definitely would like to get the feel before committing myself to anything else. Thank you so much for posting links.
Read, learn and educate yourself as much as possible before going to the playa. You commitment however will be like diving into a pool. Once you decide to go, you should make a full mental commitment to make this happen. It will start to consume your thoughts during most of your waking hours and many of your dreams will be of anticipation.

Welcome and best of luck getting ready for BM 2010. Feel free to ask questions that you may have and look forward to seeing you on the playa.
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Post by teardropper » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:10 am

This was my virgin burn, but had camped on the playa before. Since I bought my tickets in May I was preparing. I got a basic list from a veteran burner, and added to it all year. I am a regular camper/boondocker so I figured this was just a camp out in the desert. And survival was the key. Make it the week. My preparation, including this forum, made me very prepared and life was good. Left me free to do what had to be done. There are some minor changes, but otherwise will do it the same next year. Take the task of planning seriously. It is a week in a very harsh environment and if you're not ready for it, it could kill your buzz. Saw some struggling. Heloise of the Playa had some good tips, too.
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Post by Ash&Unico » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:40 am

Hi Matt,

I recommend getting on Tribe.net. I have received a wealth of invaluable information there regarding shade structures, cooking tips, and costumes. It may also make it easier for you to find burner-type groups in your area.

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Post by Elderberry » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:41 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Post by dragonpilot » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:21 pm

"Virgin from LA"...yeah, right! Oh, you mean in terms of going to Burning Man...
Don't bore your friends with all your troubles. Tell your enemies instead, for they will delight in hearing about them.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:50 pm

Los Angeles or Louisiana?
They both have alligators.

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Post by pinemom » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:32 am

WELCOME!
Allow me to bestow upon you your first and most precious gifts!!!!


Please read this:
http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/




Then read this:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... index.html


These will answer 95% of all your questions you could imagine!
Then when your done reading them both....read them again......and again....good bathroom reading..btw!

Welcome to E-playa, this is in no way compared to the real playa...you'll soon see why!
Names pinemom, but my friends call me "Piney".

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Post by ygmir » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:41 am

[quote="pinemom"]WELCOME!
Allow me to bestow upon you your first and most precious gifts!!!!



These will answer 95% of all your questions you could imagine!
Then when your done reading them both....read them again......and again....good bathroom reading..btw!

Welcome to E-playa, this is in no way compared to the real playa...you'll soon see why![/quote]

sssshhhhhhsshshshshshshs......


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Post by AltTabMatt » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:43 pm

Thank you all! Yes Los Angeles. I had my first nibble at the decomp and loved loved loved it. Met a lot of wonderful people and even played a bit of duck duck goose in the alcohol area.

I have been reading and re-reading quite a bit! Ill take a bath and read them or take a gander while at work. I am sure by the time the summer comes around I will be ready mind, body, and soul!

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Post by ibdave » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:53 pm

ygmir wrote:

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That's me in the chaps.. I'm also holding a Diet Pepsi in my left hand... :wink: :wink: :wink:
I was Born OK the 1st Time....

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

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Post by ibdave » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:41 am

ibdave wrote:
ygmir wrote:

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That's me in the chaps.. I'm also holding a Diet Pepsi in my left hand... :wink: :wink: :wink:

Oh and the guy at the front of the line is JK....
I was Born OK the 1st Time....

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

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Post by ygmir » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:43 am

I bet JK holding his hat is directly related to your left hand, and the "supposed" pepsi.......
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Post by ibdave » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:50 am

ygmir wrote:I bet JK holding his hat is directly related to your left hand, and the "supposed" pepsi.......
No reach-around going on.. :shock: :shock: 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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Post by ygmir » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:53 am

*so he says*..........

oh, I know.......obvious by the angelic expressions on both your faces.....
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Post by Deb Prothero » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:30 am

ygmir wrote:*so he says*..........

oh, I know.......obvious by the angelic expressions on both your faces.....
spoken by the man with the "halo". :lol:

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Post by ibdave » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:35 am

Deb Prothero wrote:
ygmir wrote:*so he says*..........

oh, I know.......obvious by the angelic expressions on both your faces.....
spoken by the man with the "halo". :lol:
Halo??? I thought that was a very old pearl necklace from a time looooong ago... JK is in the photo...

i know... i know.....

:shock: :shock:
I was Born OK the 1st Time....

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

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Post by ygmir » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:41 am

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