My second burn, my first experience

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My second burn, my first experience

Post by Frogchop » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:29 am

I attended Burning Man in 2015, but in hindsight, despite putting in solid effort in my camp, my costumes, and such, I now realize how much of an observer I was. But that's all with the experience of 2016. No doubt 2016 I was a participant. Can I put my finger on what the difference was? Probably not, but I was fully engaged and a person I've been looking for for a while. Not only did I have an amazing time, I took the burn home with me in a way that I never did in 2015 (not that I didn't bring plenty of the playa home in my tent, sleeping bag, cooler, Rubbermaid totes, and underwear both times).

In any case, I'm looking to extend myself deeper into the burner community and look forward to interacting with ya'll, be it digitally or in the dust.

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Re: My second burn, my first experience

Post by lucky420 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:57 am

Hola and hello...

glad you enjoyed
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: My second burn, my first experience

Post by Token » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:14 am

Don't worry one bit. Next year you will definitely be thinking "it was better last year". ;)

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Re: My second burn, my first experience

Post by Savannah » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:52 pm

Welcome, Frogchop! :D
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Re: My second burn, my first experience

Post by Elderberry » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:20 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: My second burn, my first experience

Post by Drawingablank » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:22 pm

Welcome. Not everyone gets it the first time around.
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Re: My second burn, my first experience

Post by Ratty » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:46 pm

Frogchop, Welcome. I'm one of those that didn't get it the first time. I didn't even come back the next year. Where do you live? You may be able to burn all year like we do here in Northern California.
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