October NorthBayNews

Dear North Bay Burners,

We are excited about our campout this weekend! Please join us for a North Bay Burners sleepover. There is also an opportunity to work on a public sculpture in Sebastopol this coming weekend. And the Marin Burners are helping you reduce your compression.

The SF Decompression is coming up, new location this year, and on a new day. The MOOP Map is live, see how you did.

Lots going on, read on for more!

xoxo RLL

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North Bay Burners Campout

Saturday October 7th through Sunday October 8th, 2017
on private property in Sebastopol, CA

Kristina is having us all back for another campout! We have room for like 30 people to pop a tent. Fill this out to claim your spot. https://goo.gl/forms/KEkTBiAEPsRIvpOw2

Tell us what you want to bring and we’ll send details about the location. Room for about 100 people on Saturday night, and 30 or so can camp over. Want to come early and set up something? We can do that too.

Potluck style food, bring what you need for the weekend. Leave no trace! Costume/clothing swap and fire spin jam. Fill out the questionnaire for more information  https://goo.gl/forms/KEkTBiAEPsRIvpOw2

We’ve got Bad Boy Camp coming, Tarwater will be there, and some of your favorite North Bay Burners too. Some folks are camping out, some are coming for the party on Saturday and then heading home. A great way to decompress, slow your reentry, and share time around the burn barrel. Throw it back to the informal, intimate, old school Burner days at this feels rural but in town location where we get to play.


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Sculpture Jam October 7 and 8

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, there’s a free event in Sebastopol when members of the public can help make  public sculpture.  It’s called Sculpture Jam.

The two large sculptures under construction are of a female robot with wind-driven moving gears inside her, and a large whale tail.  Attendees can help in making the art pieces, chat with Jammers, or just watch; the event is low-key, and all ages are welcome.

You’ll find Sculpture Jam in the south patio of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, around the left side of the building: 282 South High Street, Sebastopol.  There is plenty of parking.

For more information e-mail hartmann (at) sonic (dot) net

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Marin Burners Compression Reduction

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 PM

Terrapin Crossroads 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael, California 94901

Hey all! Can’t make the real “thing” in SF but want to catch up and share stories about your epic burn? Come see us!


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Burning Man presents

The 18th Annual Burning Man San Francisco Decompression – BLACK TOP CITY!

San Francisco Decompression 2017: Black Top City!
Saturday October 14th (new date this year, and yes, Saturday!)
Pier 70, 22nd & Illinois St, San Francisco
Event runs 2:00pm-4:00am All Ages welcome!
Tickets $25-30 advance, $35 door Kids under 12 free!
Food & beverages available with a portion of food proceeds benefitting art.
Eat for art!

Mass Transit: Near the T-Line on 3 rd St. and near major bus lines #22 & #48 Bike Parking: 22nd St & Illinois Rideshare: Illinois between 20th & 22nd ; Taxi Stand: Illinois between 22nd & 23rd…

Bring the spirit and imagination of Black Rock City to the Bay and help create: “Black Top City” — an urban version of Burning Man in the historic Pier 70 buildings and surrounding lots. Together our community will create a microcosm of BRC – blocks, camps, inner- and deep-playa filled with art and performance – in a black-top setting at this brand new location. We’ll have extra setup and strike time, so together we are going to be able to take the art and theme camp participation to the next level!

Announcing! BWB Tool Drive at the Decom Gate:
Tool Drive for Burners Without Borders: BWB is dedicated to bringing the tools of empowerment to underserved communities which include: disaster areas, humanitarian zones, and impoverished neighborhoods. Through our ‘Mobile Resource Unit’ (MRU) program we can bring the space and tools necessary for citizens to create solutions on their own. In order for us to continue with this experiment we need to continually restock our supplies. Find more details, and a tool list here: http://bit.ly/2wUkO0d

Art & Art on Fire: Beatboxer, Body Paint, Booth of Booths, Burning Man 3D Lenticular Prints, Carousel Candeo, CBT The Lucy Booth Project, Chinese Beyond Borders, Cirque d’Reflections, Conversations I Wish I Had, Daruma, Dia de los Muertos Piano, Deities of Yesteryear, Fire Inside Art, Galactus, Galerie d’Art Cher, Geotriptych, Glowwind Sculptures, Goddess / Third Eye Painting, Gummy Bear Pyramid, In the Line of Fire, Infinite Bloom, Kinetic MerKaBa Vehicle, Laboratory of Hallucinations, Le Attrata, LED Couches, Mezmerize, Mobile Resource Unit (BWB), Mystic Flyer LED Panels, Reverence, Shrine of Dough, SearchLights + Rainbow Gyro, Shrunken Heads, The Birthing Canal, The Bridge and The Cage, The Hypnosphere, The Luster Cluster, The Mumblewaze, The Sacred Order of the Cats Eye Nebula, The ZOA, Watercolors of BM2017, Gallery of Burning Man Art, and MORE!

Theme Camps & More: Above the Limit, Airpusher, And Then There’s Only Love, Black Rock Beacon, Black Rock Explorers, Black Rock Observatory, Black Rock Rangers, BMIR-FM, BRC3PO, Burners Without Borders, Burning Man DPW, Camp Beaverton, Camp Orange Banana Stand, CLITS-Cover Logos If They Show, Discovery, DPW/ DPW Karaoke, Dusty Rhino, Eggs Bar, Everywhere, Flowtopia, Fuckin’ Yay Camp, The Golden Guy, Hardly, Hookahdome, Kidsville, Kindred Spirit, The Love and Meditation Dome, Mad Max Model Extravaganza, MagnusFlora, Mini Gayborhood, Naked Espresso, Opulent Temple, Pancake Playhouse, Playa Info, PlayaTerps, Porta Party Pizza, Sextant Camp Tesla Coils, Shantitown Pizza Training, Sketchy Camp, Skinny Kitty Tea House, The Bounce Car, The Everywhere Pavilion, The Kazbah, SK8 Kamp, Sun Guardians: Sun G’s Teas, Unicorner, Volunteer Resource Team, Yummy RUMinations, Zero dB

Mutant Vehicles: Bahamut, Dawnstar Space Bus, Kissy Fish and Mello Mtneers, Hermie the Crab, Landau the Dragon, Nasha Lodka, Quesadillo, Sofamatic, Space Kraken, The Game Train, The Gifting Zephyr, The Playa Crawler

And an amazing performance lineup on multiple stages to be announced shortly…!

Bring your extraordinary self, dress to express, and please help out by doing these 7 things:
Arrive early! Enjoy the full event and help keep lines short and moving. Bike or take mass transit – avoid driving on Illinois Street. Respect our neighbors. No loud noises. Don’t block driveways. Use OUR toilets. NO boomboxes, renegade sound systems, or fire. NEW THIS YEAR: No outside beverages are permitted at Pier 70, don’t bring ’em in! Leave no trace! Pack out all the trash you bring in & help sort any litter you see. Come back Sunday at 11am to help with our neighborhood cleanup. BYO empty water bottle for the free water bars.

Update on Call For Participation:

Our submissions for Theme camps and sound camps, 3D art, fire art, fire performance, art cars and mutant vehicles are now closed, thank you for sharing your gifts and helping build Black Top City.
We still have room for 2-D art that hangs on fences and walls – contact flambelounge@burningman.org if you’d like to participate!

Also, performers of all stripes, musicians, bands, dancers, DJs, variety acts – we still have just a bit of room to add to our stages, please complete this quick submission form if you’d like to join: http://bit.ly/decom2017performers

Decompression is built through incredible volunteer efforts, cooperation, and community in action! Just like Black Rock City, nobody builds alone, and nothing disappears by itself! Your community needs YOU to help. Contact our Community Events volunteer coordinators at ce-volunteers@burningman.org to be a part of Black Top City! No Spectators!

The 2017 DECOMmandments & Survival Guide
Oct. 14, 2017, 2pm-4am. Outdoor sound ends 12am. Indoor ends 4am.

MASS TRANSIT for best results! Just 2 blocks off the T-Line or take bus lines #22 and #48.

RIDESHARE: Pick up between 20th and 21st on Illionois St. NOT on 22nd Street.

TAXI STAND: Between 22nd and 23rd & Illinois; BIKE Parking: 22nd & Illinois

Important Info & How YOU Can Help!
Arrive early! Dress expressively – layers for outside and inside Perform Random Acts of Art, Kindness and Gifting. Volunteer! Stop in at Volunteer Check-In. At a minimum, pick up any trash, club fliers, and feathery bits as you enter and exit to Leave No Trace. Respect Neighbors: Don’t block driveways, use OUR toilets and enter and leave the area VERY quietly. Do not camp overnight in the neighborhood. Don’t drive on Illinois Street to avoid traffic. Free water bars at 2 locations. Bring EMPTY water bottle.

No outside beverages — no exceptions, venue rule! No mobile sound systems or any amplified sound No food/beverage service or vending No Fire performance, fire art, BBQs, fire hats, candles or burning clumps of sage No smoking as per Article 19L SF Health Code No bikes beyond bike parking area before entry Pack out all trash and help us LEAVE NO TRACE! Pick up trash and deposit it in appropriate sorting pails. Breakdown is 4:00 AM!

FOR OUTSIDE LOT: No drumming, live instruments, loud sounds, megaphones or amplified sound after 12am Midnight.

Take special care during exodus. Have someone safely guide and walk you out and get home safe.

Leave Quietly and help one another to your cars and next destinations. This is an urban environment, so watch your stuff; and it’s best to travel in numbers at night. If you are alone, ask a Ranger for help. PLEASE do not drive if you are intoxicated.

Return 11am Sunday Morning! Join us between 11am-5pm for our annual neighborhood clean-up! Meet at 22nd & Illinois. We will start on Illinois St. & Terry Francois, move to 22nd and 3rd Streets and surrounding streets. Many hands make light work and every year we leave the neighborhood CLEANER than it was. We’ll bring supplies, breakfast treats, coffee and thank you gifts!

THANK YOU for your part in bringing the spirit of Black Rock City to “Black Top City” in SF and for making this a year-round community! Special thanks to our volunteer Community Events Team and ALL the artists, performers, theme camps, volunteers, neighbors in the Dogpatch, SFFD, the Port, Jack Sylvan and Forest City, Bayview Police Dept, ISCOTT, Entertainment Commission, and many others involved with this day. Thank you and HOORAY!!!

To volunteer: Email: CE-volunteers@burningman.org

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MOOP Map 2017

The MOOP Map is happening, you can read all about it in the Burning Journal


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