I can't believe I'm actually going

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seedetailsbelow
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I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by seedetailsbelow » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:18 pm

Hello.

I've been dreaming of going to Burning Man since I was 15 or so. Admittedly because I saw that Malcolm in the Middle episode.

My father passed in December. He was sick for a long time. And like many, he always had a long list of things he meant to do. Never set up his model train room. Never finished that classic car. Never made it to Alaska. There was always a reason to not do something. Money, time, eventually health.

I'm not putting the things I want on hold anymore.

I bought a ticket in the FOMO sale. I'm building handheld battery powered infinity mirrors as gifts.

I can't wait to meet you all.

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by Elderberry » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:59 pm

Hey there, welcome to ePlaya!
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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by seedetailsbelow » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:03 am

Thank you! I love that little pound it dude hahaha

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by Sham » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:04 am

Welcome SDB. I hear you on wanting to make in through life with no regrets. Burning Man is one of those places you'll be talking about for years. The great grandkids will be hearing stories about it.

Keep preparing and we'll see you in August.

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by gaminwench » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:04 am

Welcome!

I So want to experience your gift!!!
"the prophecies of doom were better last year" trilo

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by Skuzzy61 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:18 am

Welcome to ePlaya! Hope to see you at the 'meet n greet'!
As the camp evolves.....
We got this! 2016/2019
We had it! 2020
We almost lost it! 2021
We have no idea where it is! 2022
Who the hell are we and why are we here? 2023

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by Savannah » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:11 pm

Welcome, seedetailsbelow! :D
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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by seedetailsbelow » Wed May 29, 2019 4:54 pm

I made an LED staff!!!

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by lucky420 » Wed May 29, 2019 5:50 pm

We can’t believe you’re actually going either, but here you are :wink:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by Ajenda » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:21 am

Hey!!! Would you like a mission??? I posted this somewhere in this forum, but I can't even find it. Here is the mission should you choose to accept:

Are you going to Burning Man this year?
Do you like missions?

Well then, you're just what I need. I happen to be part of the best camp on EARTH and this year I am pregnant for the first time and I am not going. Happy sad about that.

So, what I need is a dusty gift fairy. Here are the details: I will send you a few small items (a necklace, an inflatable cactus, etc) each with a note. The camp is at 5:15 & H - SUPER EASY TO FIND. Go during Sunset any night and you can enjoy the camp's Sunset Lounge, music, drinks, and food!!!!

You can deliver anytime during set up or the event and experience the joy of my amazing camp and of being a super special gift fairy.

No experience necessary! There are no requirements for this mission.

The interview process is however lengthy. JK, just write me and let's chat and make some cross country magic happen.

Photos: Two of your targets, the camp's art car, and one of the gifts.
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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by Doktor_Catu » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:53 pm

Hello my friend. Sit and listen :)

Burning man has that effect on people.

Grossly there are two types: That are those who just go to another festival and there are burners. Maybe, if you are lucky, when you go you will discover which one are you.

If you go with a good mindset, you are off to a big adventure. I am proud of your courage! But remember, read the survival guide. Do not presume anything. Read the principles and commit them to your heart.

And use eplaya for planning. There is a lot to be learned here.

See ya in the dust!
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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by seedetailsbelow » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:08 am

I've been absorbing every bit of information and media I can find. Joined the local Facebook groups. Meeting local burners. Have got everything I need except for food and water.

I feel like I'm prepared. But still have this ominous feeling of being completely unprepared.

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by Skuzzy61 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:17 pm

seedetailsbelow wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:08 am
I've been absorbing every bit of information and media I can find. Joined the local Facebook groups. Meeting local burners. Have got everything I need except for food and water.

I feel like I'm prepared. But still have this ominous feeling of being completely unprepared.
I know that feeling. Our first burn was like that. Guess what? We did not have a thing to worry about. Seems we were prepared for everything tossed at us and that felt good.

Plan away. It makes all the difference.
As the camp evolves.....
We got this! 2016/2019
We had it! 2020
We almost lost it! 2021
We have no idea where it is! 2022
Who the hell are we and why are we here? 2023

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by seedetailsbelow » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:50 pm

Don't wanna gum up the forum with another topic, so asking here. When should I worry about getting my tickets?

Like, when is a reasonable time to bother ticketing and ask for will call?

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by Skuzzy61 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:12 am

We got our tickets in the mail last week. I am assuming you have them purchased and are waiting for delivery. I'd give it another week
As the camp evolves.....
We got this! 2016/2019
We had it! 2020
We almost lost it! 2021
We have no idea where it is! 2022
Who the hell are we and why are we here? 2023

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Re: I can't believe I'm actually going

Post by Hope-a-Lope » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:47 pm

Hah, seedetails, you sound like me my first year. It may be harder than you expect, but there's definitely nothing like it. Hope you're well-prepared and excited. Welcome to the family!

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