Greetings from a virgin burner

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Greetings from a virgin burner

Postby nocturne » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:06 pm

Hi all!

I'm a 26 year old computer security guy living in Pittsburgh. I will be graduating from school in 2 weeks and will be moving to San Francisco. I am originally from India; I spent about 12 years of my life living in Dubai and another 12 years in India. I have a lot of interesting stories to share. This is my first time at Burning Man and I'm really excited. I attended a few local burner events and met a couple of nice burners here. They were kind enough to give me survival tips and point to interesting stuff at the playa. I have the survival guide memorized. I'm also waiting for my copy of 'This Is Burning Man'... just can't get enough :D

I am looking for a camp to join. I've been speaking with a few camps, but still haven't made up my mind. Send me a message if your camp is looking for a member and you think I'd be a good fit. I can help with organizing events. I'm also pretty big and can help with moving stuff around. I can also teach people to lucid dream or do zazen.

Looking forward to meeting you all this year!


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Re: Greetings from a virgin burner

Postby Elderberry » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:58 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me

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Re: Greetings from a virgin burner

Postby Savannah » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:19 pm

Hi Nocturne! Glad to hear you've become so friendly with the Survival Guide. :D

Check out this thread with camps actively recruiting:

Theme Camps Seeking Participants

Which is located in the 2012 Theme Camp forum:

I notice that camps are actively recruiting this year, thanks to the ticket uncertainty--although it's hit & miss as to whether they will find you in the Introduce Yourself forum, so look around a bit and don't hesitate to email or PM the ones you like with your skills & traits & tell 'em why their approach and yours meshes. There are also non-theme camps that are purely social, or camping independently (you'll have neighbors, regardless).
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Re: Greetings from a virgin burner

Postby C187 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:57 pm

Hey nocturne!

Everything Sav said plus, even if you don't find a camp it's no big deal. Lots of people do the solo thing, and have wonderful-ness of times. (If that made sense)
Be sure to check out the survival guide, first timer guide, and the regionals page.
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Re: Greetings from a virgin burner

Postby nocturne » Fri May 04, 2012 4:52 am

Thanks a lot everyone for the warm welcome and advice. I will be joining the Barbie Death Camp :)


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Re: Greetings from a virgin burner

Postby bluesbob » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:00 pm

I'm thinking about driving for Barbie Death Camp. See you there!
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