j_brisby (j_brisby) wrote in burning_man,

Girl at Empire Store

On Thursday, I took the shuttle down to Empire for a change of scenery, and there was a girl sitting in front of the store with her finger in the air...the international symbol for "I need a miracle."

She had hitchhiked from South Carolina with her boyfriend, but had lost her ticket. He had gone ahead to the festival, leaving her sitting there hoping and waiting for a free ticket. She was newly pregnant, and they were going to Wyoming afterwards where he had found work on an oil rig.

Did anyone else talk to this girl, or know whatever happened to her? Her story really resonated with me, and I want to know how things turned out.
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