1999 Theme Camps

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Palookaville Institute of Contemporary Art

This year, the Palookaville Institute of Contemporary Art will be providing an outdoor studio for visual art production, and we will also build “The National Desk,” a giant wooden desk with giant office chair. The desk will be available as a performance platform, and will burn one hour after the man falls.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Pan's Horn O' Plenty

Pan harvests the essence of Gaea’s bounty and delivers it unto us. Mixed in the water of life they quench the thirst of our desires. Whatever your desire, with a mixture of herbology and organic chemistry, we can create the beverage to satisfy.

Hometown: Portland, OR

Papal Indulgence

Be indulged! Live the good graces that life has to offer. You may ask the Popes for permission, that is, indulgence. Too much fun? Scared yourself? Need to confess? No problem see your local Popes with your confessions and near certain absolution of your digressions. Exorcisms available by appointment, but be warned – spontaneous exorcisms may be unavoidable – Please visit us for a free spritz of holy water.

Hometown: Idaho City, ID

Phoenix Tribe

Come relax and meditate in the body of a dragon. Bring offerings and peace and fire, for the firedance is sacred, and the faeries are watching.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Picasso Camp

Picasso Camp is a highly interactive camp which encourages participants to utilize their talents, and materials which we supply to paint a large prepared canvas expressing the “Burning Man” experience.

Hometown: Reno, NV


Pimp scouts and pussie cats. Our motto is, be pink, be obnoxious and run rampid!

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Pirates 'O Pleasure

Pirates of the new millenium. Sharing our vast booty and swashbuckeling antics with all who care to join.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Piss & Wiggle Puppetworkshop

Pissing Clear is fine but pissing straight leaves unsightly divots in the playa. PISS & WIGGLE! Get the trained in the PISS & WIGGLE p.s.a. and with the help of a sock puppet head out on the playa and spread the good word.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Planet Bruka

A production of artists that build with used art, it’s ideas, and matter. Fuel for the wheel, an offering. ~DAYS UNDER STORMY SKIES~

Hometown: Reno, NV


Home of the wireless messaging system on the playa.

URL: http://www.playanet.netHometown: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA


PLEASUREDOME returns once again to Black Rock City with a Thursday night encore engagement of NIPPLEODEON (aka TITTYBAH! – Burnhilda once more filleth your cup for a martini sipping, tail shaking, whumping thumping coctail-dance party in celebration of nipples of all kinds). Playa fireflys… come luminesce yourself and others nightly in our BIG PURPLE BLURRR and move to a groove you know deep in your bones! CAN YOU DIG IT?!!! (I knew you could!)

URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~bvontbridge/bman.htmlHometown: Los Angeles, CA

Plug 4 (the camp name) Giant Ghetto Blaster SOW 4080v2 (vehicle name)

“Plug 4”, a 20 times scale, bright orange, 6 sided replica of, and shrine to, the almighty extension cord. The ponderous plug will be birthed from the earth with it’s 3 huge prongs reaching skyward for connection, it’s two huge asymmetrical doors opening mechanically to welcome home the electric powered Giant Ghetto Blaster on wheels from it’s forays of funk, soul, rare groove, breaks and hip hop on the open playa. At night “The Cavern Of Plug 4” will double as a public screening room for film, documentaries and animation with it’s wall to wall astro-turfed floor and 8’x 8′ movie screen. Inquire with us if you wish to have the SOW 4080v2 do a drive by soul vaccination of your camp or village and also let us know if you wish to screen your art in our VHS or Hi-8 mini theater.

URL: http://www.plug4.comHometown: Los Angeles, CA

Popping Camp

Nomads honor the the harvest and their ancestors knowledge. Celebration and Feast… a daily ritual performed by the planter turned harvester: The Sacrifice of Unborn Seeds.

Hometown: San Rafael, CA

Portland Cacophony & Disgruntled Postal Workers

Bend over and accept your incoming mail like a man! Disgruntled postal delivery will probably happen daily, no set time, depending on our state of inebriation the night before. So GREASE UP YER MAILBOXES – special delivery coming your way whether you like it or not!

URL: http://portland.cacophony.orgHometown: Portland, OR

Postmen of the Playa

Gruntled Postal Workers PENFOLD & Dena reprise Off-Playa mail delivery to Black Rock City. Leave your postcards/letters (stamped please!) in our Playa Postbox. Mail will be affixed with a special Commemorative stamp. Please don’t diss/cuss @ us, we are NOT the Disgruntled Postal Workers! We don’t carry weapons or have an attitude, so we can be approached with impunity.

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA


The time before dawn where the fairy reside, the enchanted place where the magical and mystical flutter about… Predawn. Let your fairy wings flutter while playing a mystical, magical game of black light mini golf.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Primordial Booze Camp

Stop by and quench your thirst with one of our two refreshing Primordial beverages, Primordial “Ooze” or Primordial “Booze” (non-alcoholic and alcoholic). Then hang around and de-evolve in our “Prehistoric Rubber Romper Room Lounge” (a “living room” full of blow-up chairs and alligators and godzillas) while you look out onto the playa and ponder the origins of life and mankin’s evolution into the new century. Feel free to contribute to our “Burning Man Time Capsule” that will be donated to Burning Man as our moment in time in 1999. We will also be shooting a series of B& W portraits each day on a simple sweep set up in front of camp at 3:30 each day. (Participants get a free 5×7 sent to you!) Make sure to keep an eye out for “The Glowing Shadow Strobe Wall” each night that is sure to be a trip! See you there!

URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~aphoto/Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Prom Camp Class Of '99

Trade in your undies for free popcorn and catch a good flic at the “Gigsville Bijou” indoor movie theater. Get your class picture taken for the Class of ’99 Internet Yearbook Project. Confess your sins at Reverend Ruvi’s (“on the air”) Confessional. Tune into Black Rock Cities best KRAP on KRAP radio. Stop by PromCamp for a movie schedule and passport stamp!

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Puppet World

Where you can interact with puppets, get your fortune told by madam zelda, after dark puppet show, characters, aliens, you never know what you might see in the puppet world. Herb teas and silver water.

Hometown: Oroville, CA


Three years and running! The PYROMID returns to the Black Rock in all its glory. With a new shimmering silver skin and packed with pyrotechnics, the Pyromid will be a spectacular beacon in Black Rock City and eventually a glorious blazing pyre on the playa. Don’t miss Sunday’s procession when the Pyromid is levitated to its sacrificial place. After the big burning of theMan, the Pyromid will be ignited. Caution is advised.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA