Community Care in the Big Tent

(x-post from Comfort & Joy mailing list)

As many of us prepare to leave for the Playa in a few days, I wanted to bring up a subject that I feel very strongly about —- caring for our community in our big tent (and our camp in general).

We are not anybody’s mothers, but we need to keep in mind that for some of our guests our big tent is a completely new (and hopefully magical) experience. They may NOT be ready/able to fully practice self-care, and may need us to look out for them.

If you see anybody who looks out of it, lost, or freaked out, it is always good to politely ask “are you OK?, “Do you need some water?”, or “Can I help?”. If needed, find out if they are here with friends and get them. If you need to wake somebody up because you think they may be out of it, then do it. If you feel someone needs medical attention, then insist on it. Someone passing out is a medical problem and should be handled (with love and without judgement).

Part of the magic of C&J is our sex-positive energy. This can be abused (especially against people experiencing it for the first time). Excess alcohol/etc can cause people to lose the ability to provide consent. This loss of consent can result in unwanted sexual advances or non-consensual unsafe sex. If something doesn’t look right, you are empowered to step in and investigate. If you feel that someone is out of it and unable to consent then end it. You may make someone unhappy or cause a scene, but this is our camp and we need to care for our guests. If you can’t do this, then find another camp member who can.

I’d love to hear any discussion from others of how to best keep ourselves and our guests safe while we are in Comfort & Joy.

Dot

Stiffy Lube 1

Talked with Tim Bates today ~ an old Stiffylube team leader who helped deal with media inquires as far back as 2001 (projects include media liaison about the infamous nude assfucking mural censorship drama from

Tim Bates sports a classic playa Fyerfli original embroidery vest.
Tim Bates sports a classic Fyerfli original embroidery vest.

Comfort & Joy’s first year that you can read about here). He’s volunteered at Touch (for me directly, he was great with some surprise errands, very constructive/low-drama, independent do-er, etc.)

Fun Facts: When Comfort & Joy was throwing our first series of “play plus” dance parties like Afterglow at Antler’s, many of our group attended Stiffylube events organized by Sister Porn to learn about how playparty dynamics work.

Now Tim lives in Wisconsin but is driving to Reno a week prior to construction to visit friends. He’ll meet the Comfort & Joy Opening Crew on Monday & werque the full construction week (IF we can get him an Early Arrival pass from one of our sister camps that had to cancel, which I’m 70% sure will happen). Tim is a trained former chef & bringing 400 pds of food so I’m hoping he can connect with Mona about integrating this into our supplies. I also encouraged him to prepare his tray offerings when his faerie senses tingle as Guest Services tra in the main tent.
Tim Bates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tim.bates.370

Playa Events 2013 / LGBTQ

A big thank you for Terry Grossman, author of the the iPhone & Android – Burning Man Apps for your smart phone for creating this document which is also available in a Plain Text format and a lighter PDF format. Download a copy today and save it for any device you are bringing to the playa!

Events for ‘Monday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Open Life Drawing Session (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Bring your pens and paper and get ready to draw. No messy materials, such as chalks and paints, unless watercolour. The model will be nude and will pose for 1-5 min gestures then one 20 min pose for a total of 1 hour. Limited amount of art supplies available. 15 person max, so come early.Beaver Dome – Women identified/Trans Women only
Mon 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9931/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9931

A celestial Welcome Home Celebration (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Celestial Bodies welcomes the community home with great music and tasty libations in our lounge.
Mon 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10444/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10444

Gay Meet & Greet (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
Black Rock City’s LGBTQQ community kicks off the week in festive rainbow colors with libations, music and an exchange of info on the week’s gay-oriented events. This premier annual opening-night gathering for the Playa’s Gay/Bi/Curious Burners and their friends is hosted by Down Low Club Camp in memory of Mario Cisneros, founder of the event. Come meet new friends, reaquaint with those from past Burns, perhaps spark a new Playa romance or rekindle one from the past. Gather with your LGBTQQ brothers and sisters to learn where they are camped and what events they’ve got planned for the week on the Playa. Don’t forget to bring a flyer or other info about your gay-oriented events to post on our LGBT Community Bulletin Board.
Mon 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10091/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10091

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Man-to-Man Monday (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Tonight, adult Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa flock to Down Low Club @ 7:15 GDP to stoke and inflame the sparks that started to fly at the earlier Gay Meet & Greet. Whether those sparks are between you and the hot man you just met or last year’s Playa boyfriend, the man-to-man play will continue into the wee hours. Open 24/7 during the week, Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed and air conditioned tent at 7:15 GDP is fully outfitted for adult manplay. Start your burn with a bang! Come get acquainted with the playful men of the Playa tonight. Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man…
Mon 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10081/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10081

Events for ‘Tuesday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Books and Boobs (‘Unknown’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Who is Jane Frum? Explore the gender binary in apocalyptic fiction and Cargo Cult. We’ll discuss books like The Handmaid’s Tale, Into the Forest, and favorites by Octavia Butler, Ursula Le Guin, and how they differ from ones by male authors like Cormac McCarthy, Philip K. Dick, and books like World War Z.
Beaverton Shade Structure, open to all.
Tue 11:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9932/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9932

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Hoopla Hula Hoop Factory (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
Calling all hoopless beings. Build, decorate and play. Yours to keep! All supplies provided. Bring your own hips.
Tue Noon – 2:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8435/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8435

Cargo Cult or Celebration of Colonialism? (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Gender Blender
BRC Address:Gender Blender Shade Structure
Was John Frum a racist? Is the current theme of BM ignoring the dangers of colonialism, power, and privilege?
Explore the ways race, class, gender, power, and privilege affect your experience on and off playa.

This workshop is a challenge to the theme that Cargo Cult is all about aliens, visitors returning, and celebrating John Frum. Come join in an interactive workshop that will explore the shadow side of John Frum including the negative impact of colonialism, the glorification of material objects, the destruction of native lands and culture, America’s lack of responsibility for military endeavors, and the current impact of this Cargo Cult story. This workshop will explore our shared reality of how racism, classism, and sexism affect our current Burning Man community. We welcome people of all backgrounds to this workshop and to this exploration of how the oppression we were taught in every day society plays out on playa. We will explore the difficulties of the current paradigm and how that affects our ability to form a new experimental community. There will be space to address how we as the BM community want to create change on and off playa.
Tue 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9966/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9966

Tutu Tattoo Tuesday (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Moonshine & Tripod will be serving up Celestial Bodies’ famous Playa Cosmos for campy good time. Temporary tattoos will be applied to Virgins and Celestial Bodies enthusiasts all afternoon.
Tue 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10445/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10445

Root Beer Floats (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Enjoy a cold root beer float then dance the calories away as DJ Kelly Kidd spins pop, house and electro remixes. Bring a cup!
Tue 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9827/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9827

Manplay With the Bears (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Aroused from the afternoon’s Bear Shower Happy Hour at Astropups, the 18+ Bearish men of the Playa and the adult men that admire them head to Down Low Club @ 7:15 GDP. Open 24/7 all week, no Bear Cave is better outfitted for hot 18+ man-to-man play than Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed and air-cooled manplay tent. GRRRRRRRRR!! Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man.
Tue 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10479/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10479

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Mutants and Mad Scientist Happy hour (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Calling all members of the Evil League of Evil! Come down to the Paradise Motel to witness the twisted creations of our own mad scientists and help us make more. Mutant animals are created by combining parts from various stuffed animals together. Bring your own stuffed animal to mutate or we have some leftover parts. The twisted creations we’ve made at our mutant animal parties in SF and LA will be on display.

We’ll have music and test tube jello shots will be given to anyone wearing a lab coat, super villain, mutant or other evil creation outfit.
Tue 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9752/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9752

Clit-Tails, Lesbian Mixer (‘Unknown’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Come to Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls and meet the Beavers! Make new friends and possibly find a date before the Strap-on-a-Thon play party on Wednesday night.
Tue 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9933/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9933

Do Ask, Don’t Tell (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
You can ask but you don’t have to tell at Down Low Club, open 24/7 all week @ 7:15 GDP. Tonight it’s real man-to-man action for adult Gay/Bi/Curious men with a military theme. Our discreet, enclosed, air-conditioned Army tent is fully outfitted for adult manplay. Wear your best camouflage, BDUs, 13-button pants if you like. Or not. Soldier? Sailor? Marine? Airman? Come live your “in the service” fantasy or re-live those manly military days from your past. From foxholes to flight decks, barracks to bulkheads it’s all here, men! Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man…
Tue 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10084/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10084

GLAMCOCKS’ Superhero Party! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:GLAMCOCKS!
POW! ZIP! BANG! The forces of good and evil are battling it out with the Gotham GlamCocks. Calling all Superheros from Earth, planet GlamCockia, and BEYOND! Take your chances with our Kocktonite Cocktails and other interstellar dangers. Show us your Super Power and we’ll show you ours!
Tue 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9500/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9500

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Alien Invasion of Celestial Bodies! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Gaylactic Invaders will descend on Celestial Bodies Bar to perform strange alcoholic experiments on the bar guests! Will you be probed? Will you be abducted? Will you be turned into an intergalactic love slave? Come get your gaylactic freak on!
Tue 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10386/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10386

Roaring 20s Party (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:jamminjamieg
23skidoo! Run Free camp is hosting a 20s themed clean and sober party starting at 9:00
Tue 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10110/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10110

Events for ‘Wednesday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Naked Pub Crawl (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
BRC Address:The Man
This is our 10th year!

Each year since 2004, hundreds of naked burners meet at the Man to consume a little liquid courage, and pedal off into the City for a few hours of bar hopping. Multiple host camps will have bartenders standing by with icy libations prepared exclusively for the ride participants. We’ll be stopping off at Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro, Celestial Bodies, Duck Pond, and more. If you make it to the end of the ride, the after party at Comfort & Joy will be hosted once again by a team of talented bartenders wearing nothing but their hospitality.

This isn’t an event, it’s a tradition. So if you’re willing to meet the dress code, join us for one of the goofiest parties on the playa. Mugs for the first 400 riders (and yeah, we always run out).

Cheers!
Wed 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9468/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9468

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Men’s Underwear Artist (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Male models needed. Artist selects from collection of new, clean men’s underwear. Model puts on underwear and artist paints underwear. All sizes and types of men wanted. Sorry, men only. Take home a treasure you will never forget.
Wed Noon – 4:00 PM
Thu Noon – 4:00 PM
Fri Noon – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10397/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10397

Naked Pub Crawl Stop (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
For the fourth year running, Celestial Bodies will be one of the host camps for this annual event. Meet at The Man at 11am to begin the ride.
Wed Noon – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10448/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10448

Apres Naked Pub Crawl Manplay (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week @ 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed and air-conditioned manplay tent is fully outfitted for hot 18+ man-to-man action with other adult Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa. Following today’s Naked Pub Crawl, Down Low Club is the perfect venue for frisky and woozy naked pub crawlers to stagger in, cool down, let their inhibitions go and create some man-to-man heat. Remember, at Down Low Club our credo is: What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…
Wed 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10085/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10085

Consent for Kinky Queers and Genderfucks (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
BRC Address:cclorentzen@gmail.com
Demos, tips, and vital information for folks in the queer kink scence.
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10265/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10265

Gay meet and greet at Spank The Monkey Bar (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Spank the Monkey Bar and Monkey Love Lounge
Celebrate socially appropriate boner day with STMB. Cool off in our shade structure and quench your thirst with one of our signature cocktails. We will have specially themed cocktails for all you gays and lady gays.
Wed 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8670/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8670

Root Beer Floats (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Enjoy a cold root beer float then dance the calories away as DJ Kelly Kidd spins pop, house and electro remixes. Bring a cup!
Tue 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9827/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9827

Release Frum Bondage of Self (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:jamminjamieg
Two realities – my brain, its ramblings, old beliefs, judgments, future tripping, nay-saying, fear-oriented, friction and always suspicious. The world – unfolding, nonjudgmental, flow, coincidences, phenomena, joy, love-oriented. The choice is always yours.
Wed 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10111/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10111

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Buck Naked Run Free (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
Tangled up with personal bs, ambition, ego? Old beliefs about self? Turn it over at the TransFRUMstantiator and Run Free nekid back to the community. TransFRUMstantiator is an open playa art piece presented by Run Free camp.
Wed 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10117/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10117

Homojitoville Happy Hour Cocktail & Dance Party (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Homojitoville
Join the boys of Homojitoville & GUZZLE down our bottomless icy fresh Playa Famous Homojitos while dancing to groovy beats with words!
A mirage appears in Deep Playa. The aroma of fresh, icy Homojitos stimulates your hypothalamus. Giant, bright, puffy flowers belt out groovy dance beats. Leave it to serendipity and the boys of Homojitoville! Always on the move, the Mobile Homojito Dance Bar and Sound Garden of Eden appears randomly, erupting in a fabulous cocktail & dance party oasis, then disappears. Never in the same place twice, this is no mirage. Shake your groove thing where spontaneity rules! Bring us your cup, we’ll fill it with love.

Find us randomly serving bottomless icy fresh Homojitos throughout our fair City AND at Homojitoville base camp on the 9:00 side of the city! Come join us for a Delicious Dusty Daytime Drink and a Dirty Dance! Unleash your inner HOMO!!!
Wed 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9268/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9268

Clit-Tails, Lesbian Mixer (‘Unknown’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Come to Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls, your queer female oasis, & get to meet new friends before our infamous Strap-on-a-Thon play party.
Beaver Dome – Women identified/Trans Women only
Wed 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9934/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9934

GLAMCOCKS’ Lord of the Flies Party! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:GLAMCOCKS!
Lord of the Flies meets the Cock Roost! Loin cloths & playful attitude encouraged. Bring your conch & we’ll make sure it gets blown!
Wed 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9501/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9501

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Aetherial Aerialists (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Gaylactic Invaders
BRC Address:F street near 7:15
Come see Gaylactic Invaders Zircon & Wish defy your pitiful gravity! As the sun sets, they climb into the sky and dance upon the air. Stay afterwards and see if you can escape our laser labyrinth
Wed 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10388/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10388

Laser Labyrinth (‘Game’ event)
Host Camp:Gaylactic Invaders
BRC Address:F street near 7:15
Clumsy earth creatures, do you dare test yourself against our intricate web of lasers? Can you navigate the space without breaking one of the beams? What awaits at the end of the gauntlet: treasure? Wealth? Try it and find out! When your yellow sun sets, and Omicron Perseii 8 appears high in the sky… that is when the fun begins!
Wed 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Thu 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10387/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10387

Strap-on-a-Thon (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Beaverton’s infamous play party! Cuddle, play, watch, give, receive, whatever you want, in a safe environment. Bring your own toys or try some of ours.
Women identified/Trans Women only.
Wed 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9930/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9930

Events for ‘Thursday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Book Reading, Armistead Maupin (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Book reading, signing and gifting, Armistead Maupin. Additional reading may be schedule during morning Celestial Chill music time.
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10450/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10450

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Men’s Underwear Artist (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Male models needed. Artist selects from collection of new, clean men’s underwear. Model puts on underwear and artist paints underwear. All sizes and types of men wanted. Sorry, men only. Take home a treasure you will never forget.
Wed Noon – 4:00 PM
Thu Noon – 4:00 PM
Fri Noon – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10397/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10397

Celestial Calling & Tribal Dance (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Our newest Celestialite, Orange Guy, will host native costume and dance workshops followed by an afternoon of drumming, spinning and dance. Craft your own “native” attire. Materials provided, while they last!
Thu 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10449/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10449

GLAMCOCKS’ Aussie Beach Party! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:GLAMCOCKS!
Aussie Beach Party! Dress down to your favorite beachwear for the first-ever day party at the GlamCocks’ camp. Expect house music anthem, (beach)balls, water gun action and refreshing Cock Punch from our Aussie lifesavers.
Thu 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9502/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9502

T-Shirt Painting (‘Kid-friendly’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Celestial Bodies provides easels, stencils and spray paint to spiffy up your own boring T’s. Create your 2013 Burn and Celestial Bodies souvenirs. Bar Bunny and Cat will be on hand to assist.
Thu 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10455/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10455

Manplay with the Bears (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Aroused from the afternoon’s Bear Shower Happy Hour at Astropups, the 18+ Bearish men of the Playa and the adult men that admire them head to Down Low Club @ 7:15 GDP. Open 24/7 all week, no Bear Cave is better outfitted for hot 18+ man-to-man play than Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed and air-cooled manplay tent. GRRRRRRRRR!! Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man…
Thu 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10082/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10082

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Costume Appreciation Party (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Here’s your chance to show off that costume you spent days working and half of your burning man budget on! Enjoy our worship and a blended mudslide!
Thu 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9837/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9837

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Queer Prom (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Wasabi Kisses
BRC Address:cclorentzen@gmail.com
A prom for queer, trans*, genderqueer, and general sparkly people. Bring your cheesy prom dresses, corsages, and hot queer date. Or, find one here.
Thu 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10262/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10262

Laser Labyrinth (‘Game’ event)
Host Camp:Gaylactic Invaders
BRC Address:F street near 7:15
Clumsy earth creatures, do you dare test yourself against our intricate web of lasers? Can you navigate the space without breaking one of the beams? What awaits at the end of the gauntlet: treasure? Wealth? Try it and find out! When your yellow sun sets, and Omicron Perseii 8 appears high in the sky… that is when the fun begins!
Wed 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Thu 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10387/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10387

Sexploration! A Gender Blender Play Party! (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Gender Blender
BRC Address:Gender Blender Dome
Get your Sexploration on! Its time to get hot and sexy with other fabulous gender queer, trans, and queer folks.

This party is a safe space for trans, gender queer, gender variant, queer, open minded, unidentified folks to get their freak on. Sexy, hot, & off the hook. We practice safer sex and in order to play you must also. This party is designed with queer folks in mind. It is specifically a safe space for gender blenders, gender benders, trans, and gender questioning folks. It also is a safe space for cis-gendered queer folks. Feel free to bring toys, condoms, gloves, lube, and cute people – of course we will also be providing. Consent in our Gender Blender dome is a must. Keep it safe, sane, and consensual. We take our consent and safety seriously, if you are not interested in fun safe play, don’t show up. If you can’t play safely then you can’t play in our dome. If you are ready for an amazing fabulous glittery kickin play party then this is the spot for you! All levels of play are welcome from first timers to sexperts. Respect in our dome is paramount. We are creating a unique space that is not found anywhere else on playa. This party is for people of all genders with a priority on creating safety for communities that are normally marginalized or exoticized. Everyone is welcome and we especially invite our gayborhood neighbors to experience our play dome. We can’t wait to see your hotness shine at this phenomenal event.
All genders welcome all ways.
Thu 9:00 PM – 9:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9580/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9580

Events for ‘Friday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

GLAMCOCKS’ Cosmic Creature Feature (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:GLAMCOCKS!
Carouse the GLAMCOCKS Cosmic Creature Feature and see if Earth Boys are Easy too. Alien DJs will spin as you dance with Wookies, Nibblonians and the sexiest Cylons this side of the galaxy.
Fri All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9503/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9503

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Cold Pizza Breakfast (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Come get a slice of cold pizza for breakfast. ‘Nuf said.
Fri Noon – 12:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9851/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9851

Men’s Underwear Artist (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Male models needed. Artist selects from collection of new, clean men’s underwear. Model puts on underwear and artist paints underwear. All sizes and types of men wanted. Sorry, men only. Take home a treasure you will never forget.
Wed Noon – 4:00 PM
Thu Noon – 4:00 PM
Fri Noon – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10397/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10397

BRC Gay Pride Parade (‘Parade’ event)
BRC Address:The Man
We are celebrating our pride and the unique and very special relationship we have in our Burner community. Look forward to this exciting event working its way through the playa with cool stops along the way to Burner Buddies to complete our journey and get the ever desired Gay Cards! #dancing #music #artcars #afterparty …party on the road!
Fri 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10225/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10225

Gay Cards Issued (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
BRC Address:J & 4:15
Ever have someone say you were gonna lose your Gay Card only to realize you don’t have one? Get one @ Burner Buddies on J near 4:15.
Fri 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8406/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8406

Root Beer Floats (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Enjoy a cold root beer float then dance the calories away as DJ Kelly Kidd spins pop, house and electro remixes. Bring a cup!
Tue 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9827/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9827

T-Shirt Painting (‘Kid-friendly’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Celestial Bodies provides easels, stencils and spray paint to spiffy up your own boring T’s. Create your 2013 Burn and Celestial Bodies souvenirs. Bar Bunny and Cat will be on hand to assist.
Thu 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10455/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10455

Gay Party (‘Unknown’ event)
BRC Address:J & 4:15
Join or follow the Gay Pride Parade into Burner Buddies Camp for the best party, drinks and music on the playa. ALL welcome. On J near 4:15.
Fri 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8420/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8420

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Cult Of the Smoothie Epic Gayborhood Party!!! (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Gender Blender
BRC Address:Gender Blender Dome
Cult Of the Smoothie!!!

Gather all ye queers…

The whole gayborhood is invited for smoothies, clit & cocktails, dance, gender-blender games, toss the monkey make-out, and all around queer love fest. Hosted by Gender Blender with a special shout out to Comfort & Joy, Beaverton, Fe Boy Collective, Astropups, Stella, Suspended Animation, PolyParadise, ShamanDome, Yes Please, all the camps that were at the Queer Burner Summit, and all you other fabulous queer camps – if we didn’t mention you please show up so we can mention you next year. Our goal is to create the largest ever and most epic gayborhood event. So come and enjoy smoothies and tails! All genders welcome always. (and don’t worry if your straight but not narrow you are welcome too…besides by the time you leave you probably will be bent – that’s right we recruit!)
Also since we are queers – I am sure there will be booty shakin – dance dance!
Fri 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9972/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9972

Furry Men & Fun Manplay (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Are you just wild about Hairy? Does a furry man bring out the beast in you? Tonight, furry adult Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa and the 18+ men into them let their hair down to gather for hot man-to-man action @ 7:15 GDP in Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed, air-cooled manplay tent. Open 24/7 all week, it’ll be packed tonight with adult men ranging from smooth to Sasquatch. Missed the whole chia pet craze? Here’s your chance now to play with some of the Playa’s furriest manimals! Remember, at Down Low Club our credo is: What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…
Fri 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10086/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10086

Friday Night Rock You Socks Off (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Cult of Personality – Friday Night Rock Your Socks Off
LaLa and GoGo are your hosts for a rockin’ night of old school and funky mixes. This is a techno-free event.
Fri 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10452/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10452

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

Queer and Trans* Kinky Play Party (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Wasabi Kisses
BRC Address:cclorentzen@gmail.com
A safe space for queer & trans* bodies to get beaten, bitten, & blown. Wear whatever makes you feel sparkly; be ready for a horde of queer hotties.
Fri 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10263/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10263

Events for ‘Saturday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Manplay at Down Low Club (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Open 24/7 all week at 7:15 GDP, Down Low Club provides the adult 18+ Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa a discreet, enclosed, air-cooled tent that’s away-from-home, away-from-prying-eyes and fully equipped for erotic man-to-man play. Whether you’re a player or just want to observe and check things out, all adult 18+ men on the Playa are welcome. At Down Low Club, our credo is “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…”
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10080/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10080

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

Morning Meditation (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Run Free camp
Run Free camp, a clean and sober camp, host daily morning meditations. Format changes. 15 minute meditation followed by 2 minute shares. All r welcome
Tue 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Wed 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Thu 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Fri 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Sat 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9968/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9968

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Celestial Chill (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Whether you’re an early riser or returning to camp in the wee hours of the morning, come, take a load off, and enjoy comforting classical music in our lounge.
Mon 10:00 AM – Noon
Tue 10:00 AM – Noon
Wed 10:00 AM – Noon
Thu 10:00 AM – Noon
Fri 10:00 AM – Noon
Sat 10:00 AM – Noon
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10454/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10454

Celestial Superscope (‘Performance’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Open during major camp events and other daily hours based on available space in one or our artist wings.
Designed and constructed by Water Truck Bill, our Celestial Scope provides a unique visual and photographic experience.
With this super kaleidoscope, YOU and your friends are the Stars.
See the real thing… many times…and impress the natives. Super fun for all.
Tue 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10475/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10475

Oval Ascension (Female Masturbation Party) (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Beaverton for Wayward Girls
Are you a woman who loves to masturbate? Have you wanted to do it among friends and feel that group energy, but just never had the right space? Then join us at Camp Beaverton in our Beaver Dome for this workshop. We will open with heartfelt sharing about our relationships with masturbation, address the stigmas faced in society, and open ourselves to understanding why and how we pleasure ourselves. Once we are all comfortable, we will start exploring our bodies. We will keep our hands to ourselves and power up our bullets, magic wands, rabbits, or other fun battery operated toys. We will not be able to provide much AC power for the Hitachi’s so if you have an extra generator – please bring it to help charge up those in need. Safe sex supplies like lube, gloves, hand sanitizer, and condoms will be available. Cum take a ride with us!Beaver Dome – Women identified/Trans Women only
Sat 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9935/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9935

Snow Cones at Paradise Motel (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Paradise Motel
Search the sands and you may find the Paradise Motel: a lost oasis where natives serve Snow Cones and play oddly rhythmic music to lure back the ones who brought the blessed SPAM but also mad scientists who performed experiments. Horrible, horrible, experiments. So beware the mutant creatures that lurk within. Look for the palm trees, flamingoes and Paradise Motel sign for snowcones every afternoon. Times are approximate … we’ll have the stand open from when we wake up till we get tired. We also appreciate gifts of bags of ice. (Must be unopened) Look for the pink flamingoes, palm trees and the pink RV known as “The USS Barbara Bush”
Tue 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8457

Married/Bi/Curious Men Manplay (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
Overdosed on estrogen after several days with the little woman in a small tent? Open 24/7 @ 7:15 GDP all week, adult manplay at Down Low Club is the perfect antidote. Sneak away this afternoon for some testosterone fueled man-to-man action with other adult married/bi/curious men on the Playa in Down Low Club’s discreet, enclosed, air-cooled, fully outfitted tent that’s away-from-home and away-from-prying-eyes. After all, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do! Bi-curious? Don’t leave the Playa wondering what it’s all about! Remember, what happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man…
Sat Noon – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10087/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10087

Root Beer Floats (‘Food’ event)
Host Camp:Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe
Enjoy a cold root beer float then dance the calories away as DJ Kelly Kidd spins pop, house and electro remixes. Bring a cup!
Tue 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fri 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9827/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9827

The Queers, Plain Crackpots, & Fallen Women Group (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
We host old-fashioned AA meetings daily at 3pm. All are welcome! Be sure to check out our Plain Ordinary Whoopee party on Thursday night too 🙂
Tue 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8495/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8495

Open AA Meeting (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Run Free camp
BRC Address:Meeting tent at Run Free camp
Run Free Camp hosts daily AA meetings, SF style. Format changes. If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attend.
Mon 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9967/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9967

After the Burn Manplay (‘Adult-oriented’ event)
Host Camp:Down Low Club
BRC Address:7:15 GDP
As the hot coals of the Man burn cool from white and red to black and grey, adult Gay/Bi/Curious men of the Playa head to Down Low Club @ 7:15 GDP to enjoy one last night of uber hot man-to-man action. After being open 24/7 all week, our discreet, enclosed, air-conditioned, away-from-home and away-from-prying eyes manplay tent celebrates all things adult male until dawn with this last of our themed events for Burning Man 2013. As we close another testosterone-fueled year on the Playa this last night at Down Low Club is yours to live, men! Still curious? Fantasies yet to live? Don’t go home without checking it out. Remember, what happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man.
Sat 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10088/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10088

Events for ‘Sunday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

Bubbles and Bass (‘Gathering/Party’ event)
Host Camp:Bubbles and Bass
We’ll be rockin’ you out from 5am til 11am with bubbly bass-tastic house music as you watch the sunrise over the playa and dance the AM hours away… and drink some bubbly while you boogie. We want to create a home of warmth and positive energy during the AM hours. Together with a team of artists, musicians, circus performers, dancers, planners, bartenders, builders, architects, thinkers, dreamers, and lovers, we are going to bring invigorating house music to the Burning Man community and a dance floor that gets everyone moving and shaking. We’ll offer you champagne to relax and a comfy chill space to enjoy the sounds while resting your feet after a night of partying. We want to provide an environment conducive to connecting: spiritually, conversationally, and energetically.
Wed 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/9157/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=9157

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Events for ‘Last Monday’

Celestial Fusion Communicator Camp art (‘Ritual/Ceremony’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
The Celestial Fusion Communicator will be erected in front of our lounge, ready to call out to the Heavenly Ones for more inter-galactic gifts. As an assemblage of gongs, drums, bells and chimes cobbled together from recycled instruments and modern found objects, the Communicator will be available to all comers for their radical musical self-expression. Demandingly loud or sweetly plaintive, rhythms and unique sonic punctuations will fly to the cosmos as prayers and petitions, reinforced at night with beams of light. The Communicator will invite impromptu solo performances as well as many-handed jam sessions, and will be a focal point of our camp’s Thursday afternoon party. (We’ll take away the drumsticks late at night.)
Mon All Day
Tue All Day
Wed All Day
Thu All Day
Fri All Day
Sat All Day
Sun All Day
Mon All Day
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10456/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10456

be In Playa Yoga (‘Class/Workshop’ event)
Host Camp:Camp Stella
BRC Address:Camp Stella
All levels vinyasa yoga practice. Come with an open heart & share a vigorous practice. Some mats provided, BYO if you can. Bring your troubles, fears, excitement; all are welcome!
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Wed 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Thu 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sat 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Sun 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mon 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/8434/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=8434

Celestial Bod Massage (‘Care/Support’ event)
Host Camp:Celestial Bodies
Daily hours may vary depending on appointments –
Two Celestial CMTs, Biscotti & Orange Guy, will be in our Lounge Artists Wings to gently massage and moisturize our dusty brothers and sisters.
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Event Calendar Link: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/playa_event/10457/
Time To Burn Link: timetoburn://event?id=10457

Sun Guardians
Mon
Tue 10:00am Heart Circle
Wed 7:00 pm Come as your favorite Deity Party
Thu 12:00 pm Heart Circle
Fri
Sat
Sun 11:00 am Heart Circle
Mon
Event Calendar Link:

2013 Burning Man Gay Meet & Greet

The 2013 Burning Man Gay Meet & Greet is from 8:00p – 11:00p on opening night Monday, August 26.  Hosted by Down Low Club located in the Gayborhood at 7:15 GDP, this annual event is open to the entire LGBTQQ community and their friends on the Playa.
Come in your rainbow finery for the official start of Cargo Cult for Queer Burners and enjoy music, snacks and thirst quenching libations.  The first of many LGBTQQ events for the week, this is an awesome way to reconnect with all your friends from years past, make some new friends and perhaps even create some sparks for the week with that new hottie you may meet there.
The Gay Meet & Greet is also a terrific opportunity to network with other LGBTQQ Burners and learn about the week’s gay-oriented events. Bring info on your own events to post on our community board along with any snacks and libations you’d like to share.

Time to put the wheels to the pavement

Camps are recruiting and welcoming new members of their micro-communities. We are 90 days out from the burn people and you need to invest yourself, your time, and in some cases your dollars to camp with the right space for you.

Today, Gender Blender added their web site to their listing and an email received from PnkPants said they were looking for some amazing cool, new people. Check them out on the Queer Camp Page.

Also check out the pages listed in our previous post and the Groups page for more info.

Camps accepting campers:

  • Gender Blender
  • Beaverton
  • Comfort & Joy
  • Sun Guardians

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I am looking for a camp!

So, you are looking for a camp to hang with at Burning Man? How do you know which is the right one and where do you begin? Some of us who have been doing this a while point to the 10 principles which most, if not all, camp leaders will direct you to. Immediacy, community and so much more are components of the 10 principles that are about getting involved.

Radical inclusion applies to us all, but some camps have a core of people who are ‘like’ in some way. Is like another word for a ‘click’? Not at all, because you will find most camps I have interacted with have some really open ideas about the mixture of people in their camps.

While many camps are eclectic in nature’ let’s be honest, some camps have a ‘type’.

  • AstroPups is known for the bears, cubs and sexy otters and such. According to Russ Smith; “the Astropups are that group of pups and cubs and otters and bears you love to shower with in the dust”. Maybe these guys are your cup-of-tea but they are a tight group who have been burning a long time together. You have to be sponsored in to join them by a member who has already camped with them. Their Facebook
  • Glamcocks has a lot of twinkie goodness; rich in cream filling (just kidding). They do have an amazing camp unlike many at the TTITD and have a younger demographic. While they are a lot of fun they too have a strong core. Check out their web site and maybe their movie and maybe you have that something special to join their ranks.
  • Drag queens and radical self-expression personified are what you might find at Comfort & Joy. This is an elective crew and very welcoming for civic minded boy-girls. They are typically part of the nexus of the Gayborhood along with the Beavers and the smaller camps inside their borders. Check out their web site and Facebook pages too. I think they are looking for new people, by the way.
  • Did someone say Beaver? This Beaver has a Tale. While having been paired with Gender Blender and are separating themselves but this is a great group.

We do have the QUEER CAMP LIST right here on the site, but things are always changing. While we asked people to help keep these posts alive and updated people are busy.

REALITY CHECK

Few camps are going to let you waltz in without investing in getting to know them, their culture, their principles and their interpretation and implementation of the Burning Man 10 Principles.  No one wants  an unknown variable in their midst.

Getting involved is the key to success: Participation.

Resources

Check out these links… many of them you have to be logged in to access.

 

Queer and Burning Man

We have been fighting a battle that may have reared it’s ugly head in 2001 when a protest over a Jiffy Lube sign on the playa caused an uproar on the playa. Even Larry Harvey had to go speak at this protest on the playa… that is a little burner history.

Burning Man Organization (BMorg)

Burning Man has changed a lot over the last couple years as they transition to a non-profit and less about running a giant festival in  the desert. Yes, I called it a festival. That Thing in the Desert (TTITD) reels when called a festival. By virtue of existence of the Gayborhood we have been accused of being divisive; in the sense that we are keeping people out and keeping people in.

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I got word about this last year from the home office. We are not affiliated with BMorg (Burning Man or the Burning Man Project), but in the 2013 Queer Burner Leadership Summit we attacked this question directly. Were we acting against the principles of Burning Man by creating this neighborhood that seemed to cater to a specific demographic of the experience? Collectively and through a great deal of discussion we determined the answer was a resounding “no”.

We have multiple events inviting people in to participate in this amazing community.

  • The Gaybohood has 2 stops on the Naked Pup Crawl.
  • Camp Beaverton: Workshops for everyone
  • Comfort & Joy: Fantastic workshops and shared space
  • Celestial Bodies: a hub of the playa with Playa Cosmos
  • AstroPups: Naked Showers
  • Camp Conception & GlamCocks: Amazing parties

We are looked at as being exclusionary. We are looked at as being divisive. We are simply misunderstood. While Burning Man wants it’s citizens to be integrated, the level of homophobia at Burning Man and in the community is always surprising to people exposed to it.

BMorg members and leadership camp in an area called First Camp which is positioned just outside center camp. They actually have a wall around their camp. Anyone can walk in and engage people but how many feel welcome?

Visitors stream into the Gayborhood sometimes aware of the principle demographic or not. They run through the silver streamers in front of Comfort & Joy or just enjoy the art and welcoming, open spaces of our community.

The Gayborhood

We went through a lot this year. We had some people within the LGBT community attempt to tear us down from within and we had people looking in from outside making huge assumptions about what this neighborhood represents.

Our leadership has converged and came to a conclusion; we are here and we are queer. We provide to the Burner Community and we have a neighborhood that is a community in every sense of the word. We provide a safe island for some who stay a long while or just a quick visit.

This rich space is filled with art, faeries, sex positive support and expression and so much love it is hard to fathom. We are always welcoming and we are always giving back.

Life at VW BusCamp



BusCamp is made up lotsa folk including many veteran Burners who can make the trip every year. I soon met up with Bill and Merileu – a couple from Oregon that I met on my 2007 BurningMan Trip. They went out of their way both this year and 2007 to welcome me and it was very nice to see them again. I also caught up with Gary – who is the Bus Camp commissioner and always leads the yearly organization of the camp. BusCamp was already pretty well laid out by the first day and included a central area with a small bar lounge and a place to host BusZilla – a VW art car that was constructed by Bus Camper Heather and a dedicated crew of folks.



flickered momentarily…….

Along the beginning of the week – I got to meet more of the Buscamp folk as they arrived as well as more veterans that I managed to miss in 2007. A buscamp couple Paige and Kurt were married on Tuesday evening at BurningMan and the wedding party all rode in Walter – the world’s largest VW bus. Walter was HOT !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a beautiful night for a wedding and there was a fantastic sunset i tried to catch.

During the week I brought out the Dutch oven a couple of mornings to share with campmates. It was always interesting to get up in the morning to make cobbler and see BusCamp quietly asleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several ( many?) folk at VW BusCamp have involved with “Hooping” – which as it implies – involves Hula Hoops. I really did not know much about Hooping – but I have a new respect for it now and what a great work out and dexterity activity it can be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course – an evening of watching folks use Hula Hoops that were on fire – certainly added to visual fascination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I managed to catch a lot of great pics with the new Ricoh on long exposure.

 

More Fire Spinning images on Flicker here

 

Later that week – Joel, Ramona, Matt and I had some more fun with the camera and some glow sticks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More glowstick images on Flicker here

Other activities at BusCamp during the week included a Tye-Dye workshop hosted by Annie and Silkscreening with Joel and Heather. All fun and really brought out the folks at camp and beyond. Later in the week – the camp hosted a Red party potluck as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great camp and group of folks to hang with at Burning Man and the constant VW tech talk is all FREE!

More information on Walter the Worlds largest VW bus here

More information on VW Bus Camp here


More information on Buszilla here

Fund Raising Season

We are seeing a lot of camps promoting their agendas and asking members of the community to come and support the infrastructure of their camp. It comes with an amazing evening with other burners who fly under their banner and help make the experience at TTITD* whole. We all know that it takes the community, the people that bring their own infrastructure, that make Burning Man happen.

When we look at a camp like Opulent Temple (who unfortunately is not coming out for 2013’s Cargo Cult) is takes upward of $50,000 to make that camp happen. Comfort & Joy have a pretty steep budget but are driven by an amazing core of volunteers; much is the same for many other camps within the LGBTQ Burner Community.

Who is funding these ventures?

While we see successful Kickstarter campaigns and events positioned throughout the world who is really dropping coin? From my perspective it is a lot of money coming from outside the community while successful campaigns (generally speaking) have come from public events drawing in dollars from the general public.

Opulent Temple and Pink Mammoth for example run major shows through their production teams all around the country. In San Francisco OT recently held an amazing successful party at the Endup (at 6th and Harrison). Comfort & Joy holds a series of event called Touch and Afterglow through the year that drawl people in like flies.

Look around at these events and count how many burners are actually there. While C&J have a strong burner audience half or more people attending are from the secular community. These are non-burners.

Community Fund Raising

Over the last year camps that have been in the scope of the Queer Burner mission have done some amazing work. Last year, the things the Rocket Collective did to support the camps in this community was landmark. The Rocket Collective, consisting of members of the AstroPups (DJ’s Brian Maher, Trevor Sigler, Mathew Dos Santos and David Sternsky), raised money for other camps as well as their own and was really well attended at first.

Comfort & Joy have their monthly Touch parties to resounding success every time. The next event is March 30th.

Just recently the GlamCocks held a beer bust at the Midnight Sun in San Francisco while their brothers/sisters in New York and Los Angeles hold their own events.

Camp Beaverton just announced their next fund raiser is on April 24th.

The question is still out there… who is funding these ventures?

The Question

To find success are fund raisers reaching the demographic of successful funding or anticipating that the community itself is going to step in and be there? Cash cows seem to have come from reaching people outside the community (outside the queer burner demographic) and making their target audience more general; e.g. Pink Mammoth and Comfort & Joy.

Is there enough people within your group (cliche, demographic, or camp membership) to fund your venture?

…and where were you when those other camps were asking for support?

An Observation

I have made every effort to attend and support any event thrown by burners in and outside of my community. Yes, I was entertained and partied my socks off, but I was there either in spirit or in force. Yet, I looked around and saw almost no one from the community at-large.

For example, at the recent GlamCocks beer bust there was a smattering of Queer Burners that showed up. It was at a gay bar in the Castro and the handful of people outside of GlamCocks camp that were there came because of Facebook and Twitter posting that I made; these were also friends of mine from the community as well; as far as the people I knew and recognized were concerned.

Not calling anyone out or not putting anyone on the spot, but when it is time to put the honey pot out what did you do to support the people you are now asking for? This is one of the reasons that I have been talking a lot about “Community”. We are LGBTQ Burners and while Burning Man IS NOT a gay event our community brings a very important personality to the mix.

A Conclusion

Events put on by Queer Burners and camps from the community are chances to embrace our unique culture and support each other in our projects. It is a way to stay connected and draw on energy as we spread our wings into the year when things get a little quieter… it is also a chance to stay energized as the season begins accelerating.

The first of 3

The first of 3 major QB events has hit the airwaves today on our Facebook page. This is your chance to discover a Regional event if you have never been to one. Better yet, having a wicked good time with a bunch of queers rep-prez-zentin’! We do have a lot of members and friends in Salt Lake City, which is close to the event, it is their Regional Event after all.

This is the exploration stage to see what kind of steam we can get behind it. Of course we are all amped up being less than a month after Burning Man itself. We have a lot of time to work it out.

What about the 2013 Queer Burner Leadership Summit – you ask??? Yes, that will be announced soon too. Stay tuned! XO

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