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Post by Shutsen » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:08 pm

Hi all!

I just registered for the Burning Man forum, so let me introduce myself:
I am a 26 year young Belgian, travelling through North-America. I am a big fan of Burning man and would really want to go to the 2013 Event.
Last edition (2012) I tried to get tickets online but was not able to buy any. This edition I want to be there, whatever it takes!
I heard I can also join a community (pay around 200 dollars) that provides shelter, water, food, ...?

Thank you!


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Re: Belgium

Post by teardropper » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:19 pm

Welcome aboard this Freak Show! Keep watching for tickets. We can hardly wait, and we mean that. Have the deepest respect for those that come from across The Big Water, ANY big water, to make it to BRC. hope you make it.
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Re: Belgium

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:20 pm

Shutsen wrote:I heard I can also join a community (pay around 200 dollars) that provides shelter, water, food, ...?
What you are talking about is joining a camp. Here are three pages of information on joining camps. I would only want you in my camp if you wanted to be there. And I would expect you to work--in front, either in the bar or in the Doom Dome running interrogations. (Well, not running them, but assisting in same.) For that, you'd be expected to behave as Soviet Army Soldier. And I'd expect you to help behind the scenes with the kitchen and mooping (cleaning up trash) and whatever else it takes to run a camp. Somehow, we'll have a shade structure (the most important part of camp infrastructure, in my view.) Food is done by rotation. Water is provided by individuals themselves.

So, what I'm trying to say, is that it, in most cases, it's not simply a matter of handing over $200. And I wouldn't want you in my camp unless you wanted to be a soviet soldier stranded in the afghan desert. Because in Apokiliptika, we exist to provide experiences to the citizens of BRC, not food to our campers.
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Re: Belgium

Post by Savannah » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:40 pm

Hi Geert! :D

TheCryptofishist gave you some very good advice.

Please also note that any camp you pay will still probably expect you to provide your own shelter. Shelter is not a benefit supplied by the average theme camp. (Shade usually is). You will probably still need to rent an RV to share, or bring a tent. A camp fee of $200 is more likely to get you (for example) shade, food & showers, or something like that. Fees and benefits--and the work you will have to put in--will vary from camp to camp. Everyone does it differently.

I would strongly recommend you meet other Belgian Burners, who will have advice for you:

You may also want to join the general European list:

Or countries neighboring Belgium:

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Re: Belgium

Post by illy dilly » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:15 am

Welcome to eplaya!

What brings you to North America for travel? Work, Business, Family, evading arrest?
How long have you been here and plan to be here?

Hopefully you can find all the answers you're looking for on eplaya. Though, please look around for the answers to your questions, and if you can't find them, then feel free to ask.
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Re: Belgium

Post by Hille » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:58 pm

Hi Geert,

I'm Hille, 25 and from Antwerp! 2013 will be my first Burn too, so if you want to get together to talk, do research or perhaps even go together, just give me a yell! I will be travelling the south west in the 3 weeks prior to BM.


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Re: Belgium

Post by Elderberry » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:46 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Belgium

Post by burner von braun » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:19 pm

Hi Shutsen, welcome.. and keep reading the Burning Man website and here on eplaya, and you will learn a lot. Soon you will gain a better understanding of camping options so you can develop your plan to attend in 2013!

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