2002 Theme Camps

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Bad Idea Theater

Welcome to Bad Idea Theater, Your port of call for Libations, Vibrations, and Conversations. Get your Mizzenmast battened and your Timbers shivered with us.

Hometown: Garden Grove, CA

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska will explore the floating world on a barge called Le Canal De Bourgonge. Sante!

Hometown: Rockridge, CA

Barbershop Roulette Camp

Take a chance on a new look! Spinning the wheel determines what style of haircut you will receive from our professional barber. Not for the faint of heart!

Hometown: Emeryville, CA

Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro

Come by and visit The Friendliest Concentration Camp On The Playa: Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro, where we put the Barbie into bar-be-que. Stop by and have a glass of vintage cabernet sauvignon while we help you dispose of any unwanted Barbies at one of Black Rock City’s most popular concentration camps!

Hometown: Newcastle, CA

BassWave Marina

Feel the floating world around you via FM broadcast or swim through the sound of BassWave Marina. Whale calls, dolphins, waves crashing and other theme sounds played on regular intervals in between international talent & music variety.

Hometown: Sparks, NV

Beaches of Grandure

The Beaches of Grandure: your solid ground in this floating world.

Hometown: Reno, NV

Bear Posse

The Bear Posse is coming! The Bear Posse is coming! Your favorite debaucherous furry leg humpers are comin to town to rid Black Rock City of all those pesky Playa Salmon! Lock your coolers! Hide your women! Huntin’ season’s about to begin… Free gift for every belly rub.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Beneath the Floating World

Join us on the set of a Disaster Movie that is itself a disaster! Barter your homebrewed beer for ours in Barnacle Bill’s Barter Bar! Dance the night away as The Atomiks perform twisted apocalyptic music! Confess your sins in the Church of RocknRoll Redemption!

Hometown: Sparks, NV


bianca loves you!

URL: http://www.bianca.orgHometown: San Francisco, CA

Bicycle Soccer Camp

Come join us for a great time at this wacky game. Game time is every day at dusk.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Big Bang Island

Big Bang takes you back to the time of the Big Bang and back up through the ages, where you can blast through our time tunnel of lights, RIDE the dinosaur slide, soak up some jazz in our cave, table joust at our renaissance tent, enjoy a cold beverage at our 1800s saloon, enjoy a massage or Reiki at our meditation tent, catch a flick in our 20s theater, rock & roll in our 50s diner dome, entertain or be entertained via our open mic. format in our groovy 60s “Big Chill Dome,” boogie oogie oogie in our dance courtyard, or sign up for our “Big Games” competitions. Don’t miss our Thursday night (8/29th) “Party of The Centuries.”… where you can eat, drink, dress up in costume, and dance to music of many special era’s in time.

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA

Big Puffy Yellow Camp

We welcome all to come and relive the yellow and puffy side of life. Experience all that is big, puffy and yellow. Let your inner child become the puffy yellow.

Hometown: Charlotte, NC


We put the GLO back into GLObal Domination!

URL: http://www.sulli.org/bm_2002/Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Birds of a Feather

Regular flights, flocking, mating and pecking order rituals on the playa and at unlikely perches and scavenger sites around the city.

Hometown: Portland, OR

Biscuit Lounge

Don’t believe the hype! Come relax at Biscuit.

Hometown: Scotts Valley, CA

Black Rock Bookmobile

The Black Rock Bookmobile, Your Friendly Neighborhood Bookies. “Burn The Man Not The Books!!!”

Hometown: Washoe Valley, NV

Black Rock City Booty Hunters

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Black Rock City Coast Guard

The Black Rock City Coast Guard promotes water and boating safety, offers assistance to watercraft in distress, and protects Black Rock City against malicious pirate activity.

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Black Rock City Fashion Police

Good costume, bad costume, no costume? BUSTED!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Black Rock City Hardware

We are the Black Rock City Hardwdare shoppe and we’ll have tools and materials to help you repair things that break and build things the need to be built.

URL: http://www.invisiblecollege.net/volis/Hometown: Seattle, WA

Black Rock City Naval Reserve

Military not up to snuff lately. Want to start a revolution… while drunk on cheap wine. Come by our recruiting office and see if you pass muster to join the Black Rock City Naval Reserve.

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Black Rock City Wildlife Preserve

We here at the Black Rock City Wildlife Preserve want to create an environment where humans can learn about animal behavior in a safe and fun way. And we want to hunt those animals, and bring them here by force if necessary.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Black Rock Expedition of 2002

The well-oiled machine which is the Black Rock Expedition research team will return to the alkali wasteland in August of 2002 to continue their study of the wildlife in and around Black Rock City. Professionals will again observe, interview, and interact with the wild inhabitants of this barren landscape, continuing our dogged pursuit of hard scientific data.

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Black Rock Gazette

The Black Rock Gazette, located at Media Mecca, is in its 10th year of publication. It is the only newspaper at Burning Man, produced at Burning Man. Read all about it in the Gate Edition and 5 on-playa editions!

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Black Rock Industrial Arts

Hometown: Hillsboro, OR

Black Rock Real Estate & Mortgage

Come to the Black Rock City REAM/MAX office to attain your title and deed for your property. We have the best Mortgage rates in town – as low as 5 minutes on the saw horse!! Thinking about a playa career change? Tired of thanklessly lighting and hauling lanterns day in and day out? Well, we’re always looking for assessors, agents and mortgage officers! Just drop us a note and you’ll be on your way into the exciting world of generating pieces of paper that say someone owns a particular piece of dirt!

URL: http://blackRockRealEstate.tripod.comHometown: San Jose, CA

Black Rock Refinery

Serving the energy needs of Black Rock City since 17TYOOM. The Black Rock Refinery has something for everyone: relaxation, lubrication, distillation and inebriation — stop by anytime and see what we’re up to. (Art vessel captains always welcome for refueling!)

Hometown: Somerville, MA

Black Rock Spatial Delivery

The Black Rock Spatial Delivery uniformed bike messengers will carry your postcard or package to anyone else in the city — your missive is our mission! If we can carry it, we’ll deliver it!

Hometown: Portland, OR

Black Rock Travel Agency

The Black Rock Travel Agency has been making love to the world for so long it no longer knows what love is, or what is is; and we find ourselves in a quandry, wondering how love will flourish in a post-Bushian world. But this much is true: if you are good and true, if your vision creates love and beauty, it has the automatic Black Rock Travel Agency seal of approval, so come show us what you have that is truthful, beautiful, and full of love.

Hometown: Nevada City, CA

Blacklight Aquarium

Tired? Sore? Thirsty? Stop by Inky’s Bar and Lounge, get a massage by Dr. Algae and crew, rest in the Uyiko-e lounge, have a beverage, and be entertained by the playa’s only known giant squid, Architeuthis Plagiae (aka “Inky”).

URL: http://www.blaqua.com/projects/inkys.htmHometown: Sacramento, CA

Blackrock Boutique

This year the Blackrock Boutique will be adding mobile foot-washing, seany tea house, daily fashion shows (strut your stuff!), and a new Floating World look. So come on by and say hello.

Hometown: Eugene, OR

Blind Sensorium Funhouse

Visual deprivation becomes sensory excitation! Come and enjoy all your senses except the one you’ve become ALL too accustomed. Touch, smell, lick, lavish, listen to the ordinary become extra-ordinary. Tickle your grey matter as well as your nerve endings as you unlock portals into a world of playful delights.

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Blue Planet

Our camp will bring the cool blue energy of the uncharted oceans and empty tropical sky to burners across the playa. Interactive lighting fixtures, a bubble bar and a giant jellyfish fan sculpture will adorn the central area of the blue planet. The warm creatures that inhabit our little world will make all denizens welcome in their voyages of discovery.

Hometown: Arlington, VA


Hometown: Seattle, WA

Blyss Abyss: Temple of the Deep

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Bob Barker's Blvd of Broken Games

Hometown: Portland, OR

Borrachos Y Bicicletas

Bicycle repair and sculpture garden… look for the flag of Mexico, you can’t miss us!!!

URL: http://www.ctpdesign.com/ByB/Hometown: Concord, CA


Hometown: San Francisco, CA

BRC Animal Control

We will make daily collections of pesky playa creatures who are running free causing disturbances to the camps and/or streets of the City. Our trained staff will use the latest in animal reform practices to allow these potentially dangerous animals the chance to be reintroduced to life on the playa. They will be tagged and have the opportunity to be adopted/auctioned to a responsible Black Rock City citizen.

URL: http://www.brcac.freeservers.comHometown: Seattle, WA

BRC Bike Repair and Bait Shop

We fear no bike! Only soft fleshy units!

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

BRC Volunteer Pyro Department

Get your Fire Hos wet! Get your Otter to Pop on at the VPD! Witness fantastic feats of fire dancing, (or perform your own) and other pyromaniac delights at the Volunteer Pyro Department! (Guerilla Theatre Improv included)

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

BRCPO: Black Rock City Post Office

Once again, the Black Rock City Post Office (BRCPO), Playa Express Delivery (PedEx), and Immigrations, Naturalizations and Socializations Services (INSS) will be fulfilling your every delivery, communication, and participation need or fantasy. To join our ranks by volunteering, make an inquiry or file a complaint, please contact us.

Hometown: Cupertino, CA

BRCVFD Fire Camp

Fire Camp, Home of the Black rock City Volunteer Fire Department.

Hometown: Deming, WA

Bubble Drum Drum Bubble

The Bubble Drum Drum Bubble, A place to chill and space in the shade. Low level melodic hand drumming encouraged and facilitated, Electronic percussion via Roland Handsonic HD15.

Hometown: Springfield, OR

Bubble Lounge

Slip into the Bubble Dome and relax in a Day-Glo underwater world (performance party Wednesday night). Get your free bubble generator to blow your own… and remember, the softer you blow, the bigger the bubble!

Hometown: Venice, CA


Label your personal Bullshit at BULLshitDOZER Camp (find us at SoloCollective) or on the BULLshitDOZER. We will burn your Bullshit at the end of the week, ridding you of it.

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Bureau of Artistic Licensing

Don’t get caught with your artistic guard down, or you just may have to work off your crime! The B.A.L. serves and protects the artist. All others must prove their artistic intent through an elaborate penal system. Parole is granted only after serving time creating art at the B.A.L. camp while promoting the BM theme. Your artistic license will be issued upon parole!

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Burning Art Gallery

The Burning Art Gallery is an opportunity to exibit & sacrifice paintings & other simular works, in our gallery on the playa. (no toxics please) Bring out your old drawings & stuff and help refresh the cosmos by recycling all that creative energy. Space may be limited, you can contact us to reserve space.We will need help cleaning up.

Hometown: Nevada City, CA

BuRNinG EyEs & EaRs

Passionate People of the photographic — Visionaries of the visual — Aural luminaries and the simply curious — BuRNinG EyEs & EaRs invites everyone interested to come and explore all experiences visual and aural. Come discover, explore and stretch your creativity by bringing, installing, or creating visual or aural experiments in our camp.

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA


The BurningBand welcomes all musicians and paraders to come and join us as we parade nightly along the esplanade in our traditionally fun and comical fashion! Meet us in the ConGLOMerate Village on the esplanade for a most outrageous time @ 7:00 P.M. nightly and join us during the day for our stationary performances as well!

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Butch Patch

BUTCH!!! BUTCH!!! LAAATCH AAAAAAGHCT-CH!!! Open Stage for all comers, coupled with pre-criddled performances by the BUTCH PATCH parade, and unpredictable appearances of rat-beasts (rat-goats, rat-fish, etc.), and live gong-fu BUUUUUUUUTCH!!! LAATCH. LAAATCH. BUTCH BUTCH BUTCH BUTCH.

Hometown: Eugene, OR