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i want to go don't know what to do am from orange county

Post by Karmen » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:00 pm

Can anyone help me get started?

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read the home page

Post by Crankful » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:07 pm

Survivors handbook vcove to cover and then go

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Post by Elliot » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:07 pm

:D
Hello Karmen, and welcome to the E-playa forum.

One of the first "rules" of the Burning Man Art Festival is "radical self reliance".

So I suggest you start by performing an excercise in self reliance. Go to the main web site and find the first-timer information. Read the Survival Guide. And read a bunch of old posts on this forum -- until you find something that fits your interests.
By then, you will be well started.
:D

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[All right folks snark away!]

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Post by Nitevenus » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:11 pm

http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/

Check out the link, or go to the first webpage (you are already in the site), left side of page and read all about what the event is, 10 principles, how to buy ticket. Read, make notes, prepare for your needs and go.

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Post by Token » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:24 pm

ROTFLMFAO

Sorry, the post title was awesome!

There is a one day quarantine for everyone arriving from OC. They check vaccinations, do a quick California Mental Maturity exam and then assign you to a life coach to guide you through the burn.

Just cut past the line via the right lane and go to the valet. They'll take care of it from there.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:43 pm

Now where's that picture of the Sparkle Pony?

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Post by Token » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:59 pm

Let's not jump to conclusions. For all we know Karmen might be some bad ass marine thats survived multiple tours in the middle east on a pack of skittles.

Let's see what happens before we bring out the livery.

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Post by Rice » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:59 pm

hahahaha .....

I love you guys!!!

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Post by gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:32 pm

1. Move from orange county

2. Attend burn

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Post by Sham » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:19 am

Hey Karmen, Welcome!
You have 6 weeks. Read, pack and go!
See ya there.
Shambala

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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:31 am

gyre wrote:1. Move from orange county

2. Attend burn


hahaha, says the man from Memphis............
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:09 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Post by Elliot » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:30 am

ygmir wrote:hahaha, says the man from Memphis............
Hey, I'm feeling left out! I live in Clearlake. I want to be picked on too! Please?
:lol:

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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:32 am

Elliot wrote:
ygmir wrote:hahaha, says the man from Memphis............
Hey, I'm feeling left out! I live in Clearlake. I want to be picked on too! Please?
:lol:
'cause there's noting wrong with Clealake, Elliot...................

nice place, nice people........well, don't eat the fish.........or the aquatic life.
:wink:
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Post by Elliot » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:56 am

:D
Well, obviously we don't eat the fish. That would cut into our livelihood. We sell the fish as thermometers. :lol:

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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:59 am

Elliot wrote::D
Well, obviously we don't eat the fish. That would cut into our livelihood. We sell the fish as thermometers. :lol:

hhahaa, good one.........
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Post by Boijoy » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:23 am

Token wrote:ROTFLMFAO

Sorry, the post title was awesome!

There is a one day quarantine for everyone arriving from OC. They check vaccinations, do a quick California Mental Maturity exam and then assign you to a life coach to guide you through the burn.

Just cut past the line via the right lane and go to the valet. They'll take care of it from there.
I think he was holding his tongue while typing it.
don't forget to floss

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Post by gyre » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:33 am

ygmir wrote:
gyre wrote:1. Move from orange county

2. Attend burn


hahaha, says the man from Memphis............
As the preacher says at the funeral, he's gone to a better place.

Fifty miles in any direction.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:02 am

Just hire some deprogrammers to kidnap you for a couple of years, and then you'll be human...

Okay, that was a bit snarky. And you're not helped by the last people on this board to say they were from Orange. On the other hand, Kim STanley Robinson is also from Orange County, and he makes an excellent northern californian.
Anyway, yeah, read around, see what you like and then start asking more specific questions about that. Think about why you're going: fire, dancing, art, curiousity and see where that leads you. And keep going. Geep koing?
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Post by gyre » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:56 am

ygmir wrote:
gyre wrote:1. Move from orange county

2. Attend burn


hahaha, says the man from Memphis............
Still better than orange county though, right?

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Post by bluesbob » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:23 pm

Welcome Karmen I'm from Orange Co. also.

I live by CSUF. My first tip is never say you're from Orange Co. My second tip is never claim to be a hippie. With those two tips you should do well on the forum.

As a 1st time burner myself, I'd say read the survivors and first timers guides and pay attention. But I'd also ask yourself two questions: Can you afford to go? Can you spare the time to go? It's those two questions that kept me away for years. I think they are the first things one should think of.

oh, and I'm a hippie

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Post by peacefulhuman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:10 pm

Okay, I "live" in Orange County, but I'm not "from" Orange County. I grew up in Oregon. On a farm. In a dinky little town, pop. 580.

Furthermore, I only live in Orange County because I am being held hostage there. I am unable to leave for circumstances beyond my control.

I don't really like Orange County.

Orange County and I are barely on speaking terms.

I tolerate Orange County but talk shit behind Orange County's back.

Orange County is easily duped into bed.

I slept with Orange County and when we were finished I put my cigarette out on Orange County's ass.

Does this make a difference?

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haha

Post by VeganChoirGirl » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:50 pm

peacefulhuman wrote: I slept with Orange County and when we were finished I put my cigarette out on Orange County's ass.
Does this make a difference?
As a born and raised Orange Countian who escaped with her life....that was the funniest thing I've read all day.

Sorry you're being held hostage.
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by Token » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:45 pm

Hi, my name is Token and I used to live and work in Orange County.

It has been five years since I last crossed the Orange Curtain!

In 2001 I took a job in Laguna Hills, where old republicans go to die. I lived in Irvine for 6 months.

As soon as my lease expired I moved to Downtown Los Angeles and drove 62 miles to my work, each way, 5 days a week, through the most hideous traffic on this planet, for four years.

It was worth it.

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Post by peacefulhuman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:53 pm

Token wrote: In 2001 I took a job in Laguna Hills, where old republicans go to die. I lived in Irvine for 6 months.
Are the scars still visible? And do you have survivor's guilt?

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Post by Token » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:13 pm

I am unable to integrate back into society and am confined to living via an online persona on ePlaya.

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Post by mudpuppy000 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:55 pm

I escaped from behind the orange curtain in 97, if you think it's bad now imagine growing up there in the 80's. :)

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Post by peacefulhuman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:16 pm

mudpuppy000 wrote:I escaped from behind the orange curtain in 97, if you think it's bad now imagine growing up there in the 80's. :)
At least in the 80's there were Oingo Boingo shows at Irvine Meadows...

I should point out: I moved to Orange County in 1990 by choice. The PREVIOUS four years were spent in... (wait for it) THE NINE-OH-NINE! So the OC was sort of a step up.

Sort of.

After four years of Orangina, I was poised to flee -- and then she got her hooks in me. First came love. Then came marriage. Then came babies in their respective carriages.

Then came the hostage situation.

Technically, I'm free of the captor, but I remain here para los ninos.

I look at those of you who got out much like I imagine dogs in the pound look at the dogs who are released to go home with new owners. I just hope there's no euthanasia in my future - at least not until I get to experience my first burn.

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Post by mudpuppy000 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:53 pm

peacefulhuman wrote: At least in the 80's there were Oingo Boingo shows at Irvine Meadows...
True, I didn't actually see them live till their final show, go figure. :D Had all their albums though. "Only a Lad" was my theme song. :D

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Post by peacefulhuman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:05 pm

mudpuppy000 wrote:
peacefulhuman wrote: At least in the 80's there were Oingo Boingo shows at Irvine Meadows...
True, I didn't actually see them live till their final show, go figure. :D Had all their albums though. "Only a Lad" was my theme song. :D
Well, mudpuppy, since I missed you at the final Boingo show, I hope I catch you at the burn this year! :D

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