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How it all began...
by Tilio Lagatta, August 5th, 2017
Almost six years ago, the EO Reno/Tahoe chapter offered us incredible life changing opportunity to help expand our minds and immerse ourselves in a whole new kind of culture.
I had just discovered EO three years prior during a year of personal hardships. I lost a grandmother, went through a divorce, and lost the father who raised me. After overcoming personal trials, I was in need of a life changing experience.
I will always remember the day we arrived in this foreign place, and the moment my feet touched the Blackrock Desert, I was at Burning Man.
My passion for Burning Man, EO, has provided me with fellow EO members who have in time turned into lifelong friends. This event has lead to creating a legacy that will be shared with EO brothers, sisters, as well as their friends and family around the world. With the amazing help, shared passion and collaboration from fellow EO'rs like Mike Simonsen, Darren McBride, Chris Rugh, and Jim Benjamin, this vision for EO'rs at Burning man has grown immensely.
I'm preparing to make my 6'th trip to the Blackrock Desert with this unbelievable group of people in just less than a month. Due to commitment of time, skill, money, and passion from countless loving people, our camp (dEOxidized) is now comprised of 135 people from more than 9 countries with extensive infrastructure covering 1 and ½ acres of the playa.
My life was forever changed by my very first Burning Man trip with EO Reno/Tahoe and the countless connections I have had the honor of making is a true result of Blackrock culture.
Dusty Love & Hugs