Intro - Virgin burner from Chicago

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colinrgodsey
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Intro - Virgin burner from Chicago

Postby colinrgodsey » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:53 am

Hello! I am a playa virgin, going this year and very excited to participate at such an awesome event with such amazing people! I'm an engineer in Chicago, and eager for a place/time to let my creative energy flow.

Goals:
*Not die
*Keep hydrated (see above)
*Volunteer at a theme camp
*Camp solo
*Bring solar panels/charger for lights and fans
*Learn to spin poi
*Play a set of my odd D&B/Electro music somewhere
*Have an awesome time

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Re: Intro - Virgin burner from Chicago

Postby playla_wook » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:02 am

Hi Colin! Welcome to eplaya, I'm new here myself and also a fellow burgin, can't wait!!

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Re: Intro - Virgin burner from Chicago

Postby Elderberry » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:55 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Intro - Virgin burner from Chicago

Postby Phasmid » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:34 am

Hey there. Not dying is probably a goal I should add to my list as well. Already have playing a set of my music on my list too :D Lots of us virgins this year. If all the vets make us feel welcome it should be an amazing time.

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Re: Intro - Virgin burner from Chicago

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:46 am

Welcome.

colinrgodsey wrote:*Learn to spin poi


Unless you enjoy smacking yourself in the head and balls repeatedly in front of an audience, you may want to learn the basics of this before you head to the playa. It's a lot harder than it looks.

This site has tutorials and even shows how to make some sock poi to get you started:
http://www.playpoi.com/gear/share-gear-designs
http://www.playpoi.com/learn/beginner-series
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Re: Intro - Virgin burner from Chicago

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:16 pm

Phasmid wrote:If all the vets make us feel welcome it should be an amazing time.

a) they won't
b) fcukem and have an amazing time anyway
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Re: Intro - Virgin burner from Chicago

Postby colinrgodsey » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:09 am

thankyou everybody!

Yeah, I've got the poi basics down, im only hitting myself in the head/junk once every 3 or so minutes (kinda proud, honestly). I'm hoping my complete lack of motor control and otherwise awkward demeanor will soften the blow to the veteran burners. (get it, soften the blow? poi -> nuts ?)

also, pretty sure im staying with camp tetris, so hundreds of people are bound to see anything stupid i do, and half the stupid things i say. theres just not going to be room for embarrassment


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