August 28th - Sept 4th 2006
There has always been a close association between the cacophony society and that jaunt in the country we call burningman.
Quick summary: A city devoted to alternative expression - constructed, executed and obliterated within one 7 day period each year. Eye candy, ear candy, mind candy and tactile candy for the left of center crowd. Art installations, music, performance, experience, costumes and most importantly - interaction. Two rules at BM - No spectators and Leave no Trace - Can you play by those rules?
your local lodge has stuff to do the rest of the year also, check with your project contact make sure to let'em know it is BM you are writing about.
try also the local
TRAVEL TO BLACK ROCK CITY
Tortoise: Our Gerlach/Empire shuttle partner, the
Confluence Park - Platte & 15th at the base of the REI
- spin jammers playing with zuni poi and fire poi. Dusk (or 7pm) until? watch, learn, practice or just enjoy.
officially sanctioned events should be a celebration of our community values and our accomplishments, rather than simply "parties."
word "party," just doesn't seem to capture
may mean that information exchange and
There aren't many rules other then don't use the burningman title for your profit making party. Basically keep it open to everyone yet somehow make it safe for attendees to let it all hang out. Though you can't prepare for all the idiots in the world, some simple precautions can go a long way to create a protective barrier all definently appreciate.
URLS TO VISIT (some are reprints from JRS)
heebeegeebee healers website - colorado locals
KidsVille: *the* Village devoted to meet the needs of today's Burning Families. -- from the folks at Kidsville: Burning Man is a community based on creativity, individuality, and ingenuity. At KidsVille, we believe children are an integral part of this community and we strive to create an environment where children are not only welcome, but become active participants. While the environment can be tough, Burning Man offers a unique opportunity to let our children experience radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. Our kids come away with an experience that will effect them for the rest of their lives. All families and friends are welcome at KidsVille.
Survival on the playa - it isn't just about sunscreen and pissing clear. Have you thought about your relationship's survival? By relationship we mean campmates as well as loved one. Don't learn the hard way! Read here
Colorado's - Apogaea In June
Utah - May
New Mexico - 3sided Hole
Arizona - Toast in May
Texas - Flipside in late May
Midwest - (Kansas) - May
Dominican Republic - El Fuego del Sol in March
N. Carolina - Transformus in July
Hawaii - Ka Pilina in April
.........And Many, Many more