September NorthBayNews

We’re back! Well mostly. Still have a lot of things to dust off and a ton of unpacking to do, but the event has ended and a new year has begun. It was a strange one to be sure, the Man was not complete when I arrived on Playa – that’s never happened before. Then an upside down, headless man hung suspended for days while mechanical problems and gusty winds stalled installations all over the city. Finally the Man was righted and his head was put on straight, but he never turned the much anticipated cartwheels. He presided over Black Rock City in a stately manner nonetheless, despite being fashionably late to his own party.

Our on playa meet and greet was a dance party this year, and yours truly took the helm and provided the soundtrack as guest DJ for Campoline on Wednesday night. I got to contribute to the soundscape for no less than four solid hours, pushing tunes by Prince and Bowie until almost midnight while Jeremy manned the bar. At one point we had a whole crowd out on the dance floor boogieing down to the funky beat. It was a retro dance fest, and with newly shcwagged spike bracelet blinkies we partied into the night. We busted out our best 80’s moves and celebrated the lives and work of our Heroes, just like it was 1999. Thank you to everyone who came out and made it a rager, you know who you are!

Not a whole lot to report, just wanted to say hi and welcome back to the default. I hope you are decompressing well, here are some upcoming events that might help ease your transition.

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San Francisco Decompression
Sunday, October 9th, 12:00pm – 12:00am
Indiana Street in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco
http://burningman.org/events/san-francisco-decompression/

Burning Man Presents, for the benefit of Burning Man Project
The 17th Annual San Francisco DECOMPRESSION HEAT THE STREET FaIRE!

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN SAN FRANCISCO DECOMPRESSION – OCTOBER 9th, 2016

Burning Man’s volunteer Community Events Team is planning the 17th Annual SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE! It will be October 9, 2016 starting at Noon. We are scheduling stages and placing art and camps STARTING…(ready, set…) NOW!

Got art? A mutant vehicle? Theme camp? Performance? Kids event? Video art, etc? Can you contribute a mutant vehicle with a stage for live performance we can schedule live acts on?

Do you have art that hangs easily on fencing you’d like to display (we have lots of fencing this year)?

REGISTER FOR THE OCTOBER 9th SF DECOM, USING THE APPROPRIATE LINK(S) BELOW:

Note: Any camps/vehicles/art wishing to have sound should contact us quickly! Please do not contact us if you wish to sell something; we don’t have vendor booths.

– For Art, Theme Camps, Mutant Vehicle submissions (please submit EARLY as we have limited space this year!): https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2808611/2016-Decompression-Questionnaire

– For Non-fire Performers/Bands/DJs: https://goo.gl/forms/wE2Teju6VmOM99GF2

– For Fire Performers, VJs and any general questions: email flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) org

– To volunteer for a shift or team role: email SEvolunteers (at) burningman (dot) org

IMPORTANT SF DECOM DEADLINES:

– SEPT 12th FIRE DEADLINE- Deadline for fire artists and fire performers to submit safety info. Please contact us BEFORE Burning Man with interest.

– SEPT 20th DEADLINE- Deadline for NON-fire art/theme camps/art cars/performance. We can’t guarantee placement after that, though we try.

http://burningman.org/events/san-francisco-decompression/

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Spark the Dark, a Sacramento Decompression

October 29-30 2016
NELSONS GROVE
15285 County Road 99E
Woodland, CA
http://www.sacvalleyspark.org/2016-fall-event/

Spark the Dark is an event focused on art and self expression hosted by members of the local burner community. Located at Nelson’s Grove in Woodland, California, Sacramento Valley Spark will weave the creativity of people among the majestic oaks and crisp beauty of the fall season.

Are you a Theme Camp, Performer, Artist or looking to get involved in helping create this awesome event? Fill out the volunteer informational form to get information as soon as it is released. Even if you aren’t sure how you would like to contribute this is an excellent way to find out information as it becomes available.

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::: Reminder ::: Have stuff you want included? Please answer this questionnaire: http://goo.gl/forms/Vrasv0Srvh. It will be considered for the next monthly announce newsletter which comes out around the first of the month. The North Bay Burners Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/northbayburners and our discussion list at https://groups.google.com/a/burningman.org/forum/#!forum/northbay-list are largely unmoderated. Want to let folks know about a fire spinning or hooping workshop? Got an idea for a sewing party? Feel like having some burners over for a night around a firepit or as company at an Art Walk? Reach out and invite us over! ::: Reminder :::

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