6 Virgins from Canada

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6 Virgins from Canada

Post by Fufa » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:50 pm

Hello there!

My name's Fufa! With me are 4 other young folks, and my boyfriend's (really) old man. No one's ever been to BM before, so we're all excited. We're driving down from Edmonton, AB on a sweet road trip. Any other Edmontonians (or Canadians for that matter) out there?

See you all at Metropolis!

:D

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Post by AntiM » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:02 pm

Welcome.

Old? LOL, no ages here.

Six Canadians ... sounds like the start of a bad joke!

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Post by Elliot » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:31 pm

:D
Your future father-in-law may be surprised to see how many of us grown-ups participate in Burning Man.

I've VISITED Edmonton -- does that count? Well, it was a quarter-century ago.

See you on the Playa!
:D

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Re: 6 Virgins from Canada

Post by Rice » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:12 pm

Fufa wrote:Hello there!

My name's Fufa! With me are 4 other young folks, and my boyfriend's (really) old man. No one's ever been to BM before, so we're all excited. We're driving down from Edmonton, AB on a sweet road trip. Any other Edmontonians (or Canadians for that matter) out there?

See you all at Metropolis!

:D
Hi & Welcome!!!

Alberta has a pretty decent burner crowd!!! Check out the regional burn info @ http://www.albertaregionalburn.org/Home.html I'll see ya there...

I'm from Saskatoon! It is a decent drive, but not too bad if there are spare drivers {grin}

Check out & read the First Timers and Preparation guides till you have them memorized. If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask (Ok, some answers are not helpful, but ya get what ya pay for! :shock: )

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Post by Fufa » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:07 pm

Haha I think it was seeing all the "grown-ups" when he was cruising the website that convinced him to join us. I don't know how much he'll enjoy being stuffed in a truck with us for hours on end though.

Rice: we only have two drivers at the moment, but we're taking it easy on the way down and then driving pretty much straight home before school starts. When is the AB Burn? I'd never heard of it before.

Fufa

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:09 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Post by Stickygreen » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:43 am

I'll be hanging out with a bunch of AB folks at the end of the month, Vancouver regional event recompression!

http://www.recompression.com/
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Post by DVD Burner » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:17 am

Howdy Fufa!

I think the most important thing to remember out of your whole BM experience is at the end of it all, since you are driving, remember not to leave the party tired.

We want you to come back the following years.

Cheers!
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Post by jpx » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:49 am

i am totally from edmonton.

what part of the city are you from? what high school did you go to? if it was Mac High, did you have Mr Melnyk?

that's awesome, have a great trip down...
for me and my true love will never meet again

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Post by Fufa » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:35 am

hey jpx!

North side, but I went to Shep. Close to Mac, but not quite :P

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Post by LostinReno » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:31 am

You definately won't run short of Canadians! I love Edmonton! Hubby is from Prince Albert, Sask. (I lived there briefly) We were just up there 2 weeks ago (Prince Albert). Best advise on here is be well rested before you start that drive either way! It's a doozy! Oh and the border patrol at Sweetgrass MT/Coutts AB can be uber pricks. We actually got f'd with on the Canadian side this trip. Don't bring anything meaty, fruity or drug like and you should be ok. (Well maybe meaty and fruity, I guess that just depends on what your into?? :wink: )
Oh and can you bring me a bag of Old Dutch Dill Pickle chips?? :D

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Post by Fufa » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:38 pm

You can't buy Old Dutch in the USA?!?!?!?!?!

And I thought it was only Canada that got screwed over in the brand-name junk food department.

LostinReno, if we find each other out on the playa, you can bet your boots I will have a bag of 'em in my pack just for you :wink:

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Post by squeakasaur » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:20 am

I have a friend from Canada who is going and it will be her first time :D

Actually I have a couple friends from Canada that will be going. But only one of them will be a newbie.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:40 pm

In Barbie Death Village is a camp Boosh: The Canadain Splinter Squad. There are upwards of 30 or more of them. If you would like to get in touch with their mayor, send me a PM and I'll shoot along his email addy.

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Post by Sail Man » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:00 pm

AntiM wrote:Welcome.

Old? LOL, no ages here.

Six Canadians ... sounds like the start of a bad joke!


So these six wayward Canadians left home on an art tour. Anti-establishment, the first one, Emma..........




Ummm, damn, where was I................


OK, who the hell hid my Aricept?!? :?
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Post by LostinReno » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:04 pm

Fufa wrote:You can't buy Old Dutch in the USA?!?!?!?!?!

And I thought it was only Canada that got screwed over in the brand-name junk food department.

LostinReno, if we find each other out on the playa, you can bet your boots I will have a bag of 'em in my pack just for you :wink:
Thanks Fufa :D :D !!
We had them for a while but they've vanished. :cry: And we never had the Dill Pickle ones.....bastards! Oh and Canada has way better junkfood (Tim Horton's, Aero Bars, Coffe Crisps, crazy flavors of chips that we don't have, although I find the ketchup ones kind of gross) and over the counter drugs (The Tylenols with Codiene in them, 400MG Advil liquigels). LOL! It's probably better that I don't live there any more. LOL!
I soooo hope we meet on the playa!

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Post by Rice » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:15 am

Canadians are everywhere!!!


Bwahahaha .....

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Post by C.f.M. » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:42 am

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Post by Oso » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:53 pm

Here we come, eh? More and more of us Canucks. And we'll bring some of "our" bacon....
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Post by Dr Helix » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:00 pm

Please, please read the the Burning Man website about border crossing. I have friends who were turned back last year, and can't come this year over the smallest of infractions. There is a real problem in crossing in some of these locations. Be smart okay? And welcome. My girlfriend is from Calgary. I love her and I love Canadians!!!!!! Welcome!
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Post by Lis0r » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:14 pm

squeakasaur wrote:I have a friend from Canada who is going and it will be her first time :D

Actually I have a couple friends from Canada that will be going. But only one of them will be a newbie.
O hai! That would be me. Rawr! :D

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Post by CdnChick » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:23 am

Tix for Freezer Burn go on sale April 1. It's a nice way to meet other AB burners. If you're on facebook, the group name is "Alberta Regional Burning Man )*(".

Freezer Burn will be on the weekend of June 11/12/13 about 40 minutes east of Red Deer. I know several friends who were able to meet other folks for travels companions and grill veteran burner brains for info.

Plus, if we're lucky, the naked slip and slide will return. Good times!

Aurelia

P.S. I've been going the Burn for years and am in Calgary. PM me if you need info - I also have Burner friends in Edmonton.

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Post by Rice » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:27 pm

CdnChick wrote:Tix for Freezer Burn go on sale April 1. It's a nice way to meet other AB burners. If you're on facebook, the group name is "Alberta Regional Burning Man )*(".

Freezer Burn will be on the weekend of June 11/12/13 about 40 minutes east of Red Deer. I know several friends who were able to meet other folks for travels companions and grill veteran burner brains for info.

Plus, if we're lucky, the naked slip and slide will return. Good times!

Aurelia

P.S. I've been going the Burn for years and am in Calgary. PM me if you need info - I also have Burner friends in Edmonton.
Some of us Saskatchewan Burners plan on attending! {grin}

See ya on the Playa...

Rice

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Post by squeakasaur » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:41 pm

Lis0r wrote:
squeakasaur wrote:I have a friend from Canada who is going and it will be her first time :D

Actually I have a couple friends from Canada that will be going. But only one of them will be a newbie.
O hai! That would be me. Rawr! :D
Shhhh! xD

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Post by Morgan » Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:28 pm

Hey there I'm from Calgary and going on my first burn as well. Spent last summer in Edmonton on a practicum.
These pretzels are making me thirsty

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Post by CdnChick » Mon May 03, 2010 8:10 am

http://www.albertaregionalburn.org/

Come to Freezer Burn and meet your local Burner community!

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Post by existential_renewal » Sun May 30, 2010 1:42 pm

I'm coming for the first time. I'm based in Winnipeg, not looking forward to the drive, but definitely looking forward to the event.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun May 30, 2010 2:02 pm

Is the USA translation of "Winnepeg" "Land of endless, boring, flat fields to drive through for escape" or am I just an arrogant American yet again?
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Post by Sail Man » Sun May 30, 2010 3:40 pm

Oso wrote:Here we come, eh? More and more of us Canucks. And we'll bring some of "our" bacon....
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Noting that it's made here in Michigan :lol:

But that's ok, I swill the shit out of your LaBatts :wink:
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Post by existential_renewal » Sun May 30, 2010 4:23 pm

[quote="theCryptofishist"]Is the USA translation of "Winnepeg" "Land of endless, boring, flat fields to drive through for escape" or am I just an arrogant American yet again?[/quote]

I'm tempted to say the latter :). You just have to understand the unique charms of the place.

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