New and Nervous...But Excited too!

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OffBeatBeauty
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New and Nervous...But Excited too!

Post by OffBeatBeauty » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:09 am

Hi everyone! My name is Sara and this will be my first year...I had some friends to camp with...Then me and my bf broke up. Now I have no ride out there or anything. I've read all the survival stuff, but I'm still feeling a little freaked out about going alone now that the rug has been pulled out from under me. Any advice?...Any people from or close to Modesto CA?

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Post by much2naughty2 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:29 am

No advice, but to have fun and be safe. Our first year. But there are 4 of us.

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Post by ygmir » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:12 am

welcome OffBeatBeauty,
bummer about the others bailing on you.....there are lots of central valley burners, and, northern CA in general.
The rideshare boards will probably be showing up soon, watch them and see if you can arrange a ride.

Don't be nervous, you'll be with 40K + wonderful people.

there is a lot of info here to be read, check out the different threads.

If, you can't find the info on your own, pop in here and ask.
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MisaBlue
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Post by MisaBlue » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:51 am

Hi OBB!

Don't worry. I am firsttimer, going from abroad by myself. I joined eplaya and found great!!! people here and lot of them are so kind to help me now. I know I wont be alone on playa. Join the discussion here, enjoy, make friends and you will see it will work out!

Good luck to you :)

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:52 am

Get a sippy cup. Keeps creeps from dropping drugz in your drink. Seriously.

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Post by much2naughty2 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:31 am

My grandson shouldn't miss hi sippy cup for 10 days, thanks Dougly. Still sorry yo don't get to come.

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Post by existential_renewal » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:06 pm

Hi Sara,

I'm going alone too (it's my first time to burning man), so you definitely won't be the only person by yourself.

I'm coming down from Canada.

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:11 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:08 am

Dougly is right about the sippy cup. Or you can get another cup with lid. You will find friends (or at least warm acquaintences) here and on the playa. When you get to playa, see if you can camp with the people who provided the ride (unless it's a bad fit.) Otherwise, talk to the neighbors before letting them drive off, you don't want to lug gear on your ownsome. Get to know your neighbors, bring some treats over, hang out, don't cling, but be friendly and open. Also, try to organize a back up ride on the way out. Stuff happens, and the playa messes with plans.
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OffBeatBeauty
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Post by OffBeatBeauty » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:25 pm

Thanks for the reassurance and advice everybody...I wouldn't have even thought of getting a cup with a lid...
I'll keep an eye out for those ride share threads.

Much love...See you all there!

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Post by ibdave » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:44 pm

OBB, I call Modesto home.

Sadly tho, I will not be going this year. I had a Great run, 12 years in a row. 8) :shock: 8)
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Post by Rodney1486 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:17 pm

Hey Sara, I'm from Stockton, CA. A friend and I are going for the first time this year too. Maybe we could meet up before the event, we are super anxious and excited too. I've been trying to find people around the valley, so we would actually know someone whose been previously.

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