Monthly Archives: July 2015

If you bring your camera or phone to the playa….

Virgin Burners, pro tip: If you're taking your mobile phone to use as your camera, set the lock screen image to have your name/playa name, camp location, and email address. If you lose it, it can be returned to you that way. Also, if it is instead returned to Playa Info, it's easier to claim…
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Inspireality Palace

Gloria Lamb & Perry Freeze, along with SuperFriends Synaesthesia & LA Fire Brigade want to bring Inspireality Palace to Black Rock City 2014! Inspireality Palace is a structure, a journey, a communal space and a transformational experience- it is the great convergence, where every pathway is an entrance and all doors lead to the present…
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Circumvolute was an art installation by Gloria Lamb for Black Rock City 2012. Circumvolute.  (It's really not a made up word)  It is a verb that means : to wind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral.  The walls are made of a steel frame and to it is tied super sparkly sheer…
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Gloria began her Burning Man journey in 2007.  Working by day as an Art Director for variety television and live events, her skills carry over as a Black Rock City installation artist (Circumvolute - 2012; Inspireality Palace - 2014) and theme camp creator (Super Friends Synaesthesia - part of village BRC HOA).  That is, when…
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Packing List, Tips and Tricks, and adventure!

By Mack Reed Hey, Burning Man virgins! Welcome to the big adventure. I put this together for our theme camp (Swing City) last year. Hope it's useful to you. Our family just enjoyed our 11th year on-playa since '96 (the 8th for the kids) and I wanted to share all those years of tips we've…
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Infinity in the Dust

Infinity Boxes Bring Infinite Possibilities to Midway In the middle of the City stands a maze of mirrors surmounted by the figure of a Man, fifty-four feet tall. Around the maze, like the face of a clock, lies the Midway, a place of comedy and trickery and games and magic. And within a stall of the Midway…
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The possession of knowledge
does not kill the sense of wonder
and mystery. There is always
more mystery.

— Anais Nin



















Guide to Mindful Playa Prep (for Control Freaks)

Sometimes we forget that with almost 70,000 burners in Black Rock City, not all of us are the free-spirited, take-things-as-they-come, let-the-universe-show-me-the-way type of people we burners are projected to be. If you are like me - ultra-organized, a bit high-strung, and somewhat of a control freak - you may struggle with playa-prep. There is just…
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Monarch migration with Que Viva

Support the Que Viva! camp, including LA burners, bringing "Migration is Beautiful" back to the playa. Hand-painted monarch butterfly wings!
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This is my page. Previous projects include Ludum et Refugium and the Cascadia Trading Post. Camping with Acaplaya at 6&J in 2015.
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Mystical Misfits

Come to the Atomik Cluster for the playa's best post-apocalyptic beverages, circus freaks who fuck like evolution is going out of style, animals in heat and the people who catch them, the Rainbow and Tetanus Society and a wee bit of combobulation.
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Infinite Community

"Matt Elson's "The Infinity Boxes" are an invitation to tantalize your perception of what's real. To look inside these beautifully designed works of color, light and mirrors is to give yourself up, if only for a few moments, to a dreamlike world that changes as you move, as you smile or even gasp in complete…
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Super Friends Synesthesia

Billowing white fabric surrounds our waterless pillow pools where the tired burner can take an afternoon nap. Learn new skills at one of our daytime workshops or groove to some tunes. My hand is holding your hand, but we’re such Super Friends, you feel my hand on your heart…or in your brain.  
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Steampunk Saloon

The Steampunk Saloon, a nomadic 1880s style watering hole showcasing DJs, live music, and performers of all kinds.
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Sunset trip

Take a journey down The Sunset Trip where 4 veteran camps join forces to represent the City of Angels on the playa. Hang out with us for the best live music and incredible DJs before taking a tour on one of the 7 art cars: The Boogaloo Bus, Jabba Barge, and Charlie the Unicorn and…
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Red Nose District

It's the return of the Red Nose District! Join us under the Big Top Tent for pedal-power bumper cars, high-wire hilarity, the Klownge, daily sunset themed costume cocktail parties at the stilt bar and low-rider minibar, fire sculptures, the notorious reclining esplanade peanut gallery, a performance stage for live music and all manner of carnival…
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Crossroads live music

Help bring live funk music to Burning Man with the Crossroads Live Experience! Professional musicians playing every night.
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The Crossroads is "a joyous musical oasis in an otherwise brutal aural landscape of merciless bleeps and treacherous glitches." We feature the funkiest, jazziest, most soulful and rocking live musical performances EVER with some of sexiest folks on the planet! Support the project here:    
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Black Rock Yearbook

Black Rock Yearbook Every year at Burning Man, we set up a Yearbook camp and over 1000 people come by to get their photo taken.  This book is a collection of that effort. In 2015, we will be located in Center Camp Circle at 3:00. Come in your playa best to get your official yearbook photo…
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From a Newbie to a Newer-bie

I went to my first Burn last year and still, to this day, lament the fact that I haven't been going my whole adult life. You will read about how “magical,” “life-changing,” “ethereal” and “conscious-shifting” the whole experience can be. It is. At least, it was for me. Here's hoping you feel the same. Like…
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Axayacoatl Art Project Fundraising & Bike Parts

~~LALA Board Member Marc Rosenthal is one of the artists!~~ The Axayacoatl project seeks your participation! Axayacoatl is a 21' tall copper mask of the Mexican feathered serpent god, with interactive flame effects and lighting. The project is created by the Firebulb collective including LA artists Marc Rosenthal, Johny America, Nicole Gagne, Brett Doar and…
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Calling All Pedalbumpers!!

Join the PedalBump Pit Crew BUILD Team! Help build and design PedalBump for our 3rd year and become a part of something bigger! Make connections and bond with like-minded creative burners while wrenching, riveting, painting and decorating. Roll up your sleeves and get greasy with us! There’s nothing quite like the feeling of pride when…
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Burning Man Survival Guide 2015

Mandatory reading for everybody attending Burning Man, here's your Survival Guide for Burning Man 2015. Whether you're a well-heeled veteran or a shiny first-timer, you'll want to read this through ... learn it ... live it ... and survive to tell the tale of your mind-blowing Burning Man experience. Burning Man 2015 Survival Guide:
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Packing Lists from Burn.Life

Thank you to Burn.Life for their wonderful Preparing and Attending guides.

Here's the link to their packing lists, nicely done!

There's no such thing as a 'definitive' packing list for Burning Man. What you're bringing depends on what kind of thing you're staying in (tent? yurt? box truck? RV?) and what your requirements are both for your individual survival and enjoyment, and for how you're going to contribute to your camp (if you're part of one) and Burning Man at large.

Having said that, here are a couple packing lists to help guide you.