Salutations from New York!

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Salutations from New York!

Postby elephant » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:01 am

I was a bit speechless when I realized a day ago that I had been awarded tickets to Burning Man. I feel quite lucky and pretty overwhelmed with joy... I'm already reading in and trying to plan a bit, as I don't know if I'll have a vehicle of my own at this point to get from New York to Nevada. The rideshare section of this site looks promising. Tips from past New York Burners will be totally appreciated along the way, though!

Can't wait to meet my fellow Burners in August!


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Re: Salutations from New York!

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:30 am

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Re: Salutations from New York!

Postby tamarakay » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:33 am

Hey there! Welcome to Eplaya! Congrats on getting tickets. Be sure you read the Survival Guide (many many many times, then read it again....and again). Check out the regionals in your area, most of them have groups on facebook too. This place is full of useful and useless tips, so dive on in and have some fun!
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Re: Salutations from New York!

Postby Savannah » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:44 pm

hi Elephant! Welcome to the board.

The 2012 rideshare board will be active by June--or so--and there is also (usually) a rideshare desk on the first floor of the Reno airport near baggage claim if something falls through.

New York regional contacts:

You also might look at neighboring states to meet people near you.
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Re: Salutations from New York!

Postby elephant » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:05 pm

Thank you so much! I'll be keeping all my senses alert for plans and updates in the coming months!


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Re: Salutations from New York!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:20 pm

Are you hearing all the subsonic rumbles?
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Re: Salutations from New York!

Postby MisaBlue » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:26 pm

Hey, welcome and congratulations :)
Read, read, read...and connect with people, it really helps ;)

BTW I am coming to NYC in week :)
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Re: Salutations from New York!

Postby Elderberry » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:10 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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