Starting the search for home

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Starting the search for home

Post by QueerlyUnderstated » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:37 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm happy to say that I've found a really wonderful community of artists and burners here in the 3-D world, but have come to realize that I want to meet more folks and hear their stories! Naturally, the answer was to spend my saturday night in "wild" DC signing up for this board :D

While I'm still a Big Burn virgin, I helped coordinate volunteering/ camp organization in a sound camp for a regional shindig and fell in love with the community there. When you stumble across a group of people that make you feel so comfortable in your own skin and genuinely wish to create a supportive and self reliant community, join that bandwagon!

Now that I've promised myself that I'm going to see what this BRC home is like that everyone speaks of, I have to start planning; my goal is to spend the least amount of money for the most amount of comfort when I get to the playa. Any and all suggestions on how best to make my burn amazing are welcome!

Can't wait to hear all of your stories.

-QU
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Re: Starting the search for home

Post by Bin Noddin » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:47 pm

Welcome to E-Playa, QU. If you went to Playa del Fuego and are on the DC Burners listserv, you've made a good start. Read the Survival Guide and First-Timer's Guide. Ask questions, don't fear the snark.
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Re: Starting the search for home

Post by Elderberry » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:10 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Post by Drawingablank » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:10 am

Welcome.
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Re: Starting the search for home

Post by forrest Gump » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:57 am

If you are comfortable at the burn you are doing something wrong.

That said if you use a tent you will need some kind of shade for it, a pop up shade structure works ok but by 10:00 am you will be sweating. You really need a monkey hut for a tent but I will still be warm during the day. Some of the theme camps provide monkey hut for campmates but my personal preference is the hexayurt with a solar powered swamp cooler. You can stay cool all day and warm all night and not have the guilt, or get the dirty looks, of an RV.

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Re: Starting the search for home

Post by QueerlyUnderstated » Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:08 pm

Thank you all for the warm welcomes.

Don't worry, I know I'm going to be uncomfortable (and yet happy) on the Playa. I guess what I SHOULD have said is that I want to look fabulous while doing it.
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Re: Starting the search for home

Post by Savannah » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:57 pm

If by looking fabulous you mean expressing yourself through playa finery, well--we have some amazing costuming threads if you're interested. This one might be my favorite.

Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
viewtopic.php?f=279&t=53078

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Re: Starting the search for home

Post by forrest Gump » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:15 am

Well then my advice is less is more. Nothing is best. Don’t over think it because you will be running around naked after a day or two anyway. Which is very comfortable and even if you are not fabulous on the playa you will be fabulous!

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