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TrueTake’s project

Airbrushing Services Available - Heya beautiful burners. True here and I am dreaming of taking a mobile airbrush body paint kiosk to the playa to paint as many of you as possible. In order to do that I need to make some more money for supplies. If you've got anything you'd like painted or material gifts…
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The Bubble Lounge

Since it was first conceived in 1999 by Esquire, Tomas Norvaisas and Pierre Vuilleumier, the Bubble Lounge has been located in Center Camp eight times including 2014 when we were located directly across the street from Artica on the  corner facing the cafe.
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Flattery Camp

Flattery Camp continues to be one of the oldest continuously operating theme camps on the playa. Showering participants with positive affirmations, performance art
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Doctor Love

I go by Lodo on and off the Playa. Off the playa I'm a physics major at UCSB who spends far too much time in my backyard building impractical projects with whatever power tools I can get my hands on. On the Playa I'm Doctor Love trying my best to put out the loving vibes…
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Curious77’s Profile

Hi there! I am a very enthusiastic BM virgin -- yet to attend. Athletic male, in early 30's. I am trying to attend 2016, though it seems hopeless at this point. I came to know about BM for the first time this January (2016). It opened my mind since then. Very curious to know what…
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LeannaLaLa

Looking to devote my passion, time, and creative efforts on a local theme camp!
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Beautyweforget’s project

There are no spectators at Burning Man, only participants. Each one creating that special something of their own that open your eyes to what humans are capable of. A week-long temporary city in the Nevada desert, with thousands of things to see, experiences to help you grow, and new people that become lifelong friends. We…
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The last meetup of 2016!

Hello all! The Westside meetup is on for next Wednesday night, December 28 at the Pink Elephant in Santa Monica! It's a great event to meet your fellow westside burners while dancing your butt off with the help of DJs (and co-meetup organizers) Todd Spero and Jacob Casmir! But it gets better! LA League of…
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LA Decom Info & Permits! Meetup cancellations! Be A Regional Contact!

Today's newsletter has tons of good Decom news - plus info on the BM meetups and continuing search for more LA regional contacts! Enjoy - Plaid ======== LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE 10/26/16 : LA DECOM & SEARCH FOR REGIONAL REPS EDITION ========= INTRODUCTION Well hello there! Didja miss us? We’ve missed you! It’s been a bit since we’ve sent…
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Paul Jacob Evans

My first burn was 2011, the first year it sold out... Bought my tickets in June then?  HA!  Wow, things change.  Been burning since. BRCTV: I have a TV that I've been building (and learning) 2015: it was wood and out deep deep playa [11:30 @ 6000].  Some burners wanted to "borrow" it after the…
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GREATER LA AREA LOOKING FOR 5 MORE REGIONAL CONTACTS

~Self nomination time has been extended till after the burn!~ Hello, Greater Los Angeles Burners! The Los Angeles Regional Contact team is kicking off a search for five (5) amazing Burners to join them as the newest set of co-Regional Contacts (RCs) in support of the Greater Los Angeles Burner community. The amazing co-RC, Athena…
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2016 LA Decompression is ON!

We've got contracts signed for LA Decom 2016's date: November 5 at a downtown indoor/outdoor location! We are now in the (extensive) permitting process, read more about it under LA DECOM PROCESS AND UPDATES on the LADecom.com site. Check back weekly for the permits update. In the meanwhile, start dusting off your art, projects, theme…
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LA Decompression 2016 is on!

We've got a contract for a downtown warehouse location for Nov. 5, and we are moving full-steam ahead! Want to help or perform? Check out the sign-up forms on http://www.ladecom.com!  
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LA Decom Needs Your Help!

LA DECOM NEEDS YOUR HELP! Event date: October 1, 2016  From: The board members of your LA Burning Man community non-profit, LA League of Arts and your LA Burning Man regional representatives We have been hard at work trying to set up a venue for LA Decom 2016. We are considering a number of locations since, once again, the…
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Great new burner-made earthquake preparedness site

~From my friend and Gigsvillain Kevissimo - keep a lookout for his most excellent "Not doomsday" preparedness classes, too! - Plaid~ Ok, kids. Many people have been asking me about what emergency supplies to get along with info on emergency/earthquake preparedness and other resources. So I finally think I've dialed this site in. Thanks, Kara!…
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bring your PENNIES to the newbie orientation

The honorarium project 'Ursa Major' will be a 14' tall grizzly bear with 'fur' made from about 170,000 pennies. Please bring any and all pennies to the newbie orientation where they will be collected and transported to the artists.     Reaching to grab what is within her grasp is Ursa Major, a 14 foot tall,…
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BURNING MAN BOUGHT FLY RANCH!!

[caption id="attachment_6459" align="alignleft" width="604"] Map of Fly Ranch[/caption] [In case you didn't see this in the Burning Man newsletter or on their site, here's some pretty frickin' big news from the Burning Man Org! - Plaid] Wait, what? Burning Man Project has purchased the Fly Ranch property, 3,800 acres of land located twenty-one miles north…
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Art Cars and Sculptors Needed for LALA Fundraiser!

Attention... ART CARS and SCULPTURES needed! LA Burners, the Los Angeles League of Arts NEEDS YOU! On Saturday June 25th we are staging a fundraiser for the Santee High School Aquaponics Garden that we are building and we need art cars and sculptures to help turn the central courtyard at the high school into an…
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Seis de Mayo (East side meetup) at Theory Labs tonight!

Tonight (Friday, May 6) is the East Side Meetup's special "Seis de Mayo" event at Theory Labs in the Brewery east of downtown. Be there or be square! Details We miss you so much! Theory Labs still hasn't recovered from April's Brewery Art Walk, but we're ready for our Burner friends to please return and…
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LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE 5/3/16

 ======== LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE 5/3/16 =========   INTRODUCTION Sorry ‘bout not sending the newsletter out last week, guys, I told Gloria I’d do her newsletter for her birthday then found out the Burning Man Placement Questionnaire (From Hell) was due 2 days later. This is important because I’m co-mayor of Gigsville this year aaaaaaaaand…
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LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE 4/19 /16-ish

======== LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE 4/19 /16-ish =========   INTRODUCTION   Sorry for the delay, kiddos, but my laptop froze during a bios update and, well, I’ve had to resurrect my OLD laptop while why new one is away being fixed in “please-Dell-don’t-delete-my-hard-drive-land-and-fix-everything-right-please-thank-you”-land and so it’s been a slllllooooow but sure process to get this…
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LA Burning Man Announce 4/5/16

======== LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE 4/5/16 ========= INTRODUCTION Wow! We made it through BEquinox 3 weekends ago, then the Global Leadership Conference (Burning Man dork fest) in San Fran this past weekend, I’m not just full of playa love and my brain swimming with everything I learned – I’m pooped! I’m looking forward to a…
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SANTEE HIGH SCHOOL AQUAPONICS GARDEN PROJECT NEEDS YOUR VOTE

~this garden has been our Burner Without Borders project. ~ Please support our Santee High School Aquaponics Garden Project! Los Angeles League of Arts has applied for a grant with Seeds of Change. Grants are awarded based on public voting. Please vote!! The voting period begins on March 31, 2016, so tell your friends to…
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LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE 3/22/16-ISH

INTRODUCTION Sorry guys, I got so caught up in unpacking from BEquinox I forgot it was my week to do the newsletter! So here it is, better late than never! BEquinox was exactly what I needed; a taste of the playa a few hours from home. I only got to go for the weekend so…
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LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE / NEWSLETTER 3/1/16-ish

======== LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE 3/1/16 ========= INTRODUCTION Happy… Thursday? Yep, I guess it’s Thursday now – by a few minutes anyway – and I’m finally getting the time to finish this here newsletter. Please forgive my tardiness, it’s been a CRAZY week, I mean month, I mean year! Whew I’m tired just thinking about…
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LALA BOARD VOTING ENDS TODAY!

Voting for the 2 board positions for the LA League of Arts (the non-profit behind LA Burning Man) ends today, March 1! You can find out everything you need to know (and more) at the link below, including nominee's statements and videos of their 5 minute speeches at the last Town Hall Meeting. Vote TODAY!…
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LA Burning Man Weekly Announce/Newsletter 2-23-16

We're going to try something new: we're going to publish our weekly LA Burning Man Announce/Newsletter here in the blog, in addition to sending it out to those who have signed up for it. That way all of y'all (or all y'all as I'd say it in Texas) can benefit from our gathering of news, events, things…
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Burning Man 2016 Guild Workshop

First it was CORE, then the Souk and Midway...and now there's a new game in town: Guild workshops for the "Italian High Renaissance" Piazza! For some background and to pique your creativity, have a look at Stuart Mangrum's blog about the Da Vinci's Workshop: The Piazza. http://journal.burningman.org/2016/01/burning-man-arts/brc-art/da-vincis-workshop-the-piazza/ Then... You can then find information here! http://burningman.org/event/brc/2016-guild-workshops-request-for-proposals/…
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Here’s a Cheat Sheet of Free Museum Days in L.A. For December (2015)

~Thank you http://www.welikela.com/ for this!~ Looking for a handy list free museum days in December? Got you covered. The intent of this “cheat-sheet” is to denote specific free days in December for museums that normally charge an admission. As a reminder, there are over two dozen museums in and around Los Angeles that offer free…
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William close and the earth harp collective will create the city’s largest musical instrument!

City National Plaza, ConnectLA to Present William Close and the Earth Harp Collective LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA City National Plaza and musician and installation artist William Close are pleased to announce an upcoming performance that will entertain audiences with a unique sound and a custom-made, record-breaking instrument – The Earth Harp. ConnectLA, a premiere corporate hospitality program housed…
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LA Decom Cancellation Announce

Dear LA Burning Man Community, Last night, the Los Angeles League of Arts and your Los Angeles Burning Man Regional Contacts had to make the heartbreaking and difficult decision to cancel the Los Angeles Decompression event.   As a team, we spent months searching for a location in the Los Angeles area.  Since the park…
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Call for artists: Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

Deadline: November 20 at midnight The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a 501©3 nonprofit promoting the visual arts and culture in Downtown Los Angeles. In addition to the popular Art Walk event on the second Thursday of each month, our organization routinely works with partners to curate pop-ups and alternative art spaces all over…
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LOS HORIZON NIGHT MARKET CALL FOR TRUCKS

“A Night Market is a transient bazaar where one can encounter a variety of mysterious lounges, theaters, galleries, cafes, installations and other activities, all situated within seemingly ordinary box trucks.” We like to think of the Los Horizon Night Market as a temporary pop-up creative and participatory space for people to interact with one another.…
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BURNING MAN GLOBAL ART GRANTS 2016 LETTERS OF INTENT

Dear Artists and Friends, I'm very excited to announce that the online form for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) for The 2016 Global Art Grants grant cycle is now open. This program, formerly the Black Rock Arts Foundation Grants to Artists program, funds interactive and community-based artworks and art programs worldwide and year-round. The…
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BLACK ROCK CITY HONORARIA GRANT PROGRAM

[get money for your Burning Man art!] Greetings! On behalf of Burning Man Arts, I want to share the good news that we've opened the online form to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the 2016 Black Rock City Honoraria program. Submitting an LOI is the first step in the process toward receiving funding…
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First Time In The Dust

(This is the first of 5 posts I wrote in 2012 on my travel blog www.craigotravels.com about my first Burn. I thought it would be great to share here, so here the come...) I’M AT FRICKIN’ BURNING MAN!!!! Thursday, September 6, 2012 Okay, so I'm actually back from Burning Man, but they don't have internet…
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LA DECOMPRESSION UPDATE

>>>>~~~~2015 LA BURNING MAN DECOMPRESSION DATE AND LOCATION CONFIRMED!~~~~<<<< IT’S TIME TO GET OUR BURN ON! We are delighted to have found and secured the best site possible for our signature event as a community: The 13th Annual Burning Man Decompression Arts and Music Celebration.  LET’S GLOW & SHINE! The Imperial Art Studios will boast: 3 Warehouses…
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Support a Burning Man Project

How Do I Support a Burning Man Art Project? So you'd like to help out with an art project, but you're not sure how. Well, you can gift your services, skills, time, resources, or funding.  There are plenty of projects in need of assistance. Here's how to find them: —--Find out how to contribute your…
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IS BURNING MAN ON THE CUSP OF BECOMING A PERMANENT UTOPIAN COMMUNITY?

"...Among Burners who know the organization well, the more urgent subject of discussion this year is about possible major changes afoot in the festival. Burning Man's leadership, nicknamed “the Borg," has been quietly pushing the entity toward a new phase.   As the six founders who built the festival, and still guide it, start to…
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VOLUNTEER FOR THE NEW LABURNINGMAN.COM

Avi & Plaid & Gloria & Art (and more!) have been working for many many many months on this brand-spanking sparkly new LABurningMan.com website. We’re building a place for Los Angeles burners to thrive! We’ve had a few great content meetings and have some amazing people with good ideas on the team, but are still looking for a few…
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Mobile bike mechanic

Hello my name is Mikey Adamski. I am an avid cyclist and bike mechanic.  I can come to your house or business and tune up or clean your bike. Don't let your bike sit and rust from the playa. Contact me and I will come as soon as I can to fix whatever you need.…
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Swing City

Born in the Original Muscle Beach we bring the beach to the playa.  Monkeys galore! 2010 & beyond! If you'd like to learn more send an email to us at swingcityops -at gmail.com.
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CA 395: THE HIGH ROAD HOME FROM BURNING MAN

You just spent a week at Burning Man on a playa in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. You even loved the dust, but now you’re done with the dust. You loved the desert, but you’re done with the heat. You loved not showering as much as you would at home, but you’re tired of…
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Welcome to the new LABurningMan.com!

We are thrilled to introduce you to the new place for the LA Burning Man community to thrive: www.LABurningMan.com!   Months (really, years) of thought and effort have gone into this website overhaul and we think you will be thrilled with the results. We now have a place to:   ~~~~LEARN~~~~ About how to BURN AROUND LA…
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LA River Corp Seeks Large Art Pieces for Urban Garden Party

The LA River Corp is throwing their 5th Annual Urban Garden Party, a celebration that brings together civic leaders and change-makers who support transforming the LA River into a grand public destination. This year we will be honoring Senator Kevin De Leon and renowned architect Frank Gehry for their innovative leadership along the LA River.…
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Burner Bazaar Tomorrow!

        Tomorrow August 22nd WeAreBazaar is putting on a last minute shopping event for all of you looking for some funky Playa goodies to complete your outfits!  This is a FREE event with a juice bar, amazing music and of course wild shopping! 11AM-8PM @ Clover Los Feliz 1816 N. Vermont Blvd…
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My Burning Man Pix 2010 Through 2014

Hello! Here are the links to my “Public” facebook albums: 2010: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150238457766005.360891.590246004&type=1&l=7122d46d9f 2011: Part 1 - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150348147116005.391005.590246004&type=1&l=650c9aed95 Part 2 - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150356959746005.393354.590246004&type=1&l=e5668e27a1 2012: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151176242501005.490387.590246004&type=1&l=e90d680eba 2013: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151811710846005.1073741881.590246004&type=1&l=2730c80b9e 2014: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152595920221005.1073741982.590246004&type=1&l=c1703ae562 Cheers! Jay “Chance”
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The Shenanigan Wagon

A quaint covered wagon on the outside, and always a party on the inside, the Shenanigan Wagon returns to the Playa for its second year for more dusty, Colonial fun. No need for a dozen oxen, the Shenanigan Wagon comes with its own horsepower – originally a Ford Ranger pick-up truck, the designers and builders,…
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