From San Antonio, my first burn

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From San Antonio, my first burn

Post by The Hustler » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:07 am

At heart I'm from Brooklyn (I moved here for some damned reason a couple fo years ago and have regretted it ever since)

But, being this far west, makes it possible -- albeit still not very smart -- to go to my first Burning Man. I wanted to go for ten years now.

As of now, I'm going solely by myself. I have neither a huge, elaborate camp nor the means to create and transport it. I'm pretty happy about living in a primitive camp in the high desert with no cell phones, wifi or electricity for a week. Hell, I may not want to come back (Actually, I KNOW I won't, not to Texas any way).

I don't know if I want to sit in a car or van for 1,800 miles with strangers, but is anyone from Austin or San Antonio going? Or maybe a better question, where are the burners from Austin or San Antonio?

I'm pretty stoked about going.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:27 am

Have you found the regionals sub forum and the regionals page on the main website? (Burningman.com)
There are texans on the board, Fae Tora is Dallas, I think and Captain Smashy and Dr. Jet Sinister are definitely Dallas. There are more, but those are the ones on the top of my head.
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Post by teardropper » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:28 am

Welcome and congrats. I know what you mean. Took me a while, too. Do your homework, the place can be harsh. But, hey, you live in Texas. (No offense to all those Texas Burners.)
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Post by The Hustler » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:05 am

I have New England and New York City blood and thick skin ... or whatever. I can do heat, but I'm smart enough to relax a little during the afternoon when it's the hottest.

I welcome the climate of the high desert, dust storms, heat, cold, awesome sunrises.

Crypto - I saw the regionals thing and signed up for an email alert of sorts. I think I need to explore that with more thought.

I knew a girl in Austin whom I met in NYC who went to Burning Man a few times. I only know her by her real name, Natasha Kouri. She's into hula hoops and lighting things on fire -- including herself and the hula hoops.

Tear - No kidding. Texas is horrible, but probably not to people from here who like it. (Wait, was that a Yogi Berra-ism?). Thanks for the welcome.

I plan to have a blast. I don't drink or do drugs, I'm not a tough guy ... I like to give and I especially like to explore. I never outgrew my childish curiosity and endless energy. I have a feeling I may only sleep a few minutes the whole week, and that's OK.

As an avid cyclist and "bike person," with an aversion to sitting inside and not doing anything adventurous and fun, I know how to keep myself alive in horrible conditions, and have fun whilst doing it.

I have a personal motto of sorts that I stole from Hunter Thompson, but I really don't ever get right: "It never got weird or crazy enough for me."
"I knew it was wrong, but I did it anyway."
Jesus fuckhole, what the fuck was that?
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Post by TomServo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:47 am

"Buy the ticket, take the ride"

Bring a bike you dont mind sacrificing, and you'll have a blast on the playa.
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by FIGJAM » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:36 am

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Post by TomServo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:34 pm

I remember the year he killed himself, there was a special part of the temple dedicated to Hunter Thompson.

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Post by tamarakay » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:15 pm

ok you old timers, is the snark time limit up yet?
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Post by teardropper » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:22 pm

You talkin' about old Burners, or maybe long time Burners?
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Post by tamarakay » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:31 pm

teardropper wrote:You talkin' about old Burners, or maybe long time Burners?
oops, sorry. long time burners
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Post by teardropper » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:42 pm

...might be a little sensitive.
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Post by ibdave » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:42 pm

tamarakay wrote:
teardropper wrote:You talkin' about old Burners, or maybe long time Burners?
oops, sorry. long time burners
You must type "long time burners" = to the Number of this years attendance.
8) :shock: :!:


yes i know this will only take a few seconds of time , but tamarakay (if that's your real name) must do this or send us Nudes of her....
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Re: From San Antonio, my first burn

Post by davem » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:01 pm

Super Evil Brian wrote: As of now, I'm going solely by myself.

At this point, I'm also going by myself. I will know some people attending, but I like the idea of going at it alone my first year. I'm hoping to do some serious wandering and meeting of strangers. :)

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Post by tamarakay » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:01 pm

long time burners = anyone who's been there more than once
old timers = me not a pretty picture nude
i just get really tired of people moving here and then complaining all the time.i was born here, i can gripe all i want
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Post by TomServo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:41 pm

tamarakay wrote:ok you old timers, is the snark time limit up yet?
I believe its accepted after the first page.
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Post by The Hustler » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:37 pm

TomServo wrote:I remember the year he killed himself, there was a special part of the temple dedicated to Hunter Thompson.

[youtube][/youtube]
I remember EXACTLY where I was when I heard on NPR he died.

I'm a huge fan of his writing, his story, for what he believed in, but not his lifestyle. I have "his" new book "The Mutineer" on pre-order at Amazon.
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Post by teardropper » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:40 pm

How about topic wandering, when can we start... oh, wait.
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Post by The Hustler » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:55 pm

Oops, ahem. Yea ... that was me. Sorry about that.

:D
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Re: From San Antonio, my first burn

Post by The Hustler » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:58 pm

davem wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote: As of now, I'm going solely by myself.

At this point, I'm also going by myself. I will know some people attending, but I like the idea of going at it alone my first year. I'm hoping to do some serious wandering and meeting of strangers. :)
I'm not anti social or anything, but I like to explore on my own. Besides with tens of thousands of new best friends, I imagine I won't really be alone.

Of course it's good to know other people there already.
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Post by Elderberry » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:51 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Post by TomServo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:12 pm

Topic wandering is one of my favorite things about eplaya. But I don't think its strayed too far yet. Anyways OPs have the right to wander as far as they want.
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by teardropper » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:32 am

Yeah? And I didn't think he was the one...
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Post by TomServo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:37 am

teardropper wrote:Yeah? And I didn't think he was the one...
and?....he quoted HST..I quoted HST and next thing you know...whats your point?
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Post by teardropper » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:07 am

Geez, do I need to use a little smiley face emoticon for when I want to make a little joke? 'Cause I will.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:13 am

teardropper wrote:Geez, do I need to use a little smiley face emoticon for when I want to make a little joke? 'Cause I will.
You also have to use the "threat" emoticon when you say "Cause I will."
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Post by gyre » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:28 pm

Hunter is the guy that, while riding with the Angels (a social group of motorcycle enthusiasts), rode a japanese bike.
While this may have been a reasonable mechanical choice, it showed poor social judgement.

Kind of a harley group, really.

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Post by TomServo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:39 pm

gyre wrote:Hunter is the guy that, while riding with the Angels (a social group of motorcycle enthusiasts), rode a japanese bike.
While this may have been a reasonable mechanical choice, it showed poor social judgement.

Kind of a harley group, really.
I don't think Hunter was ever known for his "Good" social judgement. He was who he was. I still admire the bastard!
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Post by teardropper » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:04 pm

Yeah, he knew what he was doing.
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Post by The Hustler » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:57 am

TomServo wrote:
gyre wrote:Hunter is the guy that, while riding with the Angels (a social group of motorcycle enthusiasts), rode a japanese bike.
While this may have been a reasonable mechanical choice, it showed poor social judgement.

Kind of a harley group, really.
I don't think Hunter was ever known for his "Good" social judgement. He was who he was. I still admire the bastard!
I thought he had a BSA Lightning, "the fastest motorcycle in the world," or something like that.

Let me clarify may above statement. This sort of crazy shit I absolutely admire. The drug use and drinking I can do without.
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Post by Elorrum » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:59 am

I just had to scroll back up to see if anyone had said, "welcome." teardropper, thank you.
Super Evil Brian, I think you will do just fine. There's loads of people who aren't drinking and drugging, and pretty much everyone is interesting in whatever state of mind they happen to be in. circulate, circulate.

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