2004 Theme Camps

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P.U.N. (People United for Nothing)

We are all stars in the Vault of Heaven. Come share and shine on us, and we’ll shine on you. We are an ongoing social experiment intended to explore the reorganizing of the tribe culture as a collection of abstracted individuals. Come and contribute by participating in our experience. We thank you for uniting for nothing. Come get your membership button.

URL: http://peopleunitedfornothing.tribe.netHometown: Seattle, WA

Pamper Camp

Pamper Camp. Pretty on the Playa.
Come on over for some pampering! Pamper Camp is a comfy and friendly place to spend a leisurely afternoon. We will wash the playa dust off your feet & hands and give you a relaxing & rejuvenating manicure and pedicure… with lots of lotion. All while serving your a refreshing, cold cosmopolitan cocktail.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Pandora's Matchbox

Pandoras Matchbox, Cocktail Lounge and Space Station invites all curiosity seekers… Admire our amazing art bikes and tall bikes… Be captivated and hypnotized by our fire spinning tricksters… Luxuriate in our lounge as you are transported by an icy cocktail blended in our fantastic bicycle powered blender… Stilt walkers and tall bike riders will appreciate our High Bar section, no need to dismount… Confess you sins and cleanse your soul as you perform penance and recieve absolution from the Priestess of the Soul Collector… Pay homage to Our Lady of Artica… Have your brain aroused by the remarkable Lunar Rover and Lunar Module… Get Poi repair help at our workshop… Have your spine straightend out by the fabulous Doctor G… Spectacular distractions available Wednesday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m.

Hometown: Clayton, MO

Peace Camp

Peace Camp. Under the giant lighted Peace Sign, come share your meaning of peace in our Community Album; thoughts, art, poems, quotes. We will be bulding an alter to peace thoughout the week. Come sit and share, contribute to the Alter of Peace, take a ride on the Peace Train. Leave with a button, pendant, quote, poem, or other gift to share with others, off and on the playa, and Spread the Peace.

Hometown: Paradise, CA

Penetration Village / Jiffy Lube

A gathering of gay and bi-sexual camps who collectively encourage a sex-positive atmopshere and playground on the playa!

URL: http://www.getingetoffgetout.comHometown: San Francisco, CA

Pigmalions in Space

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, at Pigmalion’s Pink Breafast Box!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


Pinhole is dedicated to bringing large scale pinhole photography to the playa. Please come visit us and help us capture the essence of Burning Man.

The pinhole camp has been creating large-scale portraits with festival participants since 1999. The pinhole came about of the desire of four first time participants to contribute in a unique and lasting way to the ephemeral pleasures of the playa.

Each year, we build, operate, and burn a van-sized walk-in pinhole camera/darkroom. As we have grown, so too has our belief that this device is the reason that we make our annual pilgrimage. As we have evolved, so too has the camera, not only in functional and technical capabilities but also in its role as a seed of meaningful engagement with other participants.

The pinhole camera is posited as one possible answer to certain questions which essential to places like the playa: what is the nature of ‘documentation’ on the playa? And how can one transform the exploitative nature of a relationship with a ‘subject’ into interplay between the documenter and the documentee where the result is a record of something that might otherwise have never come about?

Pinhole photography on the playa seems inevitable. It is a medium that engages swaths of time, where clouds stretch across the sky and the endless chatter of movement melts away. It can extract an essential stillness from the world through a primitive apparatus of reflected sunlight passed through a minute opening.

We believe in this process, and we hope that our belief and our creations embody what it is that drives us all on the lifelong journey of creation that flowers each year on the playa.

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Pink Pleasure Palace

The Pink Pleasure Palace was founded in 2000 and is a shrine to all things pink. We are a part of the Illumination Village and can be found near the flaming lotus girls fire art. Some of our events include Pink Oil wrestling and we host the Pink Parade every year at midweek at sunset, when the sky turns pink! Come by and lounge in our pillow pit and relax in the cool mist. If you ask nicely we may even make you pink sangria or some other yummy pink drink. In honor of Illumination Village’s 10th anniversary and Pink Pleasure Palace’s 5th year on the playa, we will be celebrating with a phenomenally pink extravaganza. Join us at sunset on Friday in your pink finest.

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


“Planet Pinklectica: Eclectic Expressions for a Pink Universe”.

Wise, beautiful, strange, and fashion-conscious beings from the enlightened pink planet, who have traveled to earth over the dimensions of space-time to commune with and inspire you towards a higher frequency of pink. Pinklectica will pamper your women during our 1/2 day spa prior to the critical tits ride, will raise your lovers of pink up during our pink fashion show, and will educate you all on consciousness expansion with our resident hypnotherapist.

This year marks the first Pinklectica Pink Fashion Show for the best, most outrageous pink outfits in all of Black Rock City!

We love pink. We are pink. Are you pink? Wanna be pink?

URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pinklectica/Hometown: San Anselmo, CA

PISS CLEAR Newspaper Offices

Celebrating its tenth year of publishing on the playa, PISS CLEAR is Black Rock City’s favorite independent newspaper, a snarky and witty alternative to the BMorg-operated, propaganda-fueled Black Rock Gazette. Over the years, it has evolved into Burning Man’s snarky reality check, with its unusual name coming from the Black Rock Desert’s #1 survival tip: “drink enough water so that you piss clear.”

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

Plan B

Based on insights gleaned from ancient Mesoamerican numbers analysis and WU meditation techniques, and using a network of powerful digital amplifiers and infrared sensors mounted in the radios of vehicles parked throughout Black Rock City, Plan B employs electromagnetic impulses, radio spectrometers, and standard microwave systems to conduct experiments with crowd clusters, mind manipulation, mood management, and voting behavior. Although past side effects have included disorientation, memory loss, and mild hallucinations, improvements to the system, including the piggybacking of transmissions onto GPS satellite signals, now allow Plan B to create feelings of acceptance, compliance, and mental integration in a vast majority of those affected.

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Planet Pancake

Planet Pancake is THE source for hangover bliss. Brought to you by the Pancake Playhouse – feeding burners body and soul since 2001. When soft rock is heard, pancakes are served.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


PLANETENTIARY – 15 billion years in the making – the universe yearns to contract with you! Night opens up a world afar, a prison refuge presents you the star. Enclose, connect, reach the planets night, confinement begets a conflicting flight. The reckless whisper beckons a spark; to sky, to dust, to make your mark. Join our journey on clouds of white, razor wire, and starry night.

Hometown: Maynard, MA


In the beginning was the word and it was WOW… an expression of awe and wonder for all that is. The Church of WOW has gone forth to colonize our own planet, a phantasmagorical heaven on earth. PlanetWOW invites you to experience virtual and visceral realms provoking quantum consciousness of the connectedness of everything. Fly through the awesome 3-D VIRTUAL PLAYA, playing on the mammoth PLAYAVIDEO screen. which is updated throughout the week. Come late morning for WOWZERCIZE and PRIMAL WRESTLING MASSAGE which promote x-treme undulating flexibility to bring out wave forms of energy. Join late afternoon STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN post-modern shamanic rants and EXPRESSIVE TAROT tapping the original genius of fundamental archetypes. As twilight approaches come for SUN SETS of ACOUSTICAL JAMMING and DRUM MAGIC. Attend evening premiere performances of SKIN, an live performance with musicians and aerial acrobatics, layered original soundtrack, video and projections. Blow your mind with WHAT THE BLEEP, a spiritual film that combines quantum physics, multi-dimensional visual effects and animation, a dramatic story and interviews with leading scientists and mystics. Under the stars boogey to the MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, with DJs spinning ambient grooves and chunky beats all evening, accompanied by VJ artistry on the PlayaVideo screen. To top it all off, embrace your sexy self on the all-new open-to-all GODDESS-A-GO-GO stage. Open to your divine erotic essence. Dance the primal ritual of Shiva/Shakti, seduce and be seduced. Can this all really be on the same planet? To find out, BE HERE WOW.

Hometown: Redwood City, CA

Playa Info

Come join us under our cool shade structure at Center Camp. We’ve combined many of the information services into one, easy-to-find, location.

Our Oracles answer participant questions, help recover found items, and assist with other needs such as finding a locksmith and personal video use tags.

Directory is the place to leave messages for those friends who you haven’t seen in a year, or that guy or gal you met last night, where you let your camp mates know where you are camped, where you have moved to since arriving, or the latest trivia. And, it’s where you can find theme camps, people, and the latest event listings.

Burning Man Information Radio broadcasts public service announcements, information on events, and other data to keep you informed while on the playa.

Playa Bulletin Boards are a Burning Man tradition. Post messages about your theme camp events. Find fun things to do while in Black Rock City.

URL: http://www.burningman.com/participate/information.htmlHometown: San Francisco, CA

Playa World Record HQ

In 2003, members of the Temple of Twisted Truths camp got into a heated debate. What was the largest mutant vehicle on the playa the pirate ship or the Whale? A unanimous decision was never reached. It led us to realize, however, that the time was ripe to begin documenting and recording an archive of any and all records established on the playa. And thus, the Playa World Records was born.

From largest mutant vehicle to hairiest back, the Playa World Records Executive Committee is open to any and all submissions. Every application will be considered for entry into our archive.

Our Playa World RecordsHeadquarters will be open daily to witness and verify Record attempts. The Executive Committee is sworn to complete impartiality and promises to maintain a commitment to integrity and truth.
For more information, please visit our URL below.

URL: http://www.playaworldrecords.comHometown: San Francisco, CA


PlayaGoRound gone TurtleGoRound! See the expanse of the universe from our rotating turtle that holds the weight of the universe. Needs to relax? Enjoy the Casbah Lounge. Sit back and enjoy a brahmin’s life while you listen to soothing eastern beats. When nighttime comes round, we’ll step it up. Come to PlayaGoRound and see the universe!

Hometown: Denver, CO


Playa Portraits in the Photo Dome… Within cozy confines you share yourself, creating beauty and finding truth.

URL: http://www.imageevent.com/photogenics/burningmanportraitsHometown: Woodland, CA

Playfully Yours

Playfully yours a dungeonous experience, our dungeonmaster will instruct and share the pleasures of S&M play in our fully equiped dungeon, you can also interact with others, under his supervision or instruction.

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV


“After a brief hiatus in 2003, Papa’s got a brand new PLUG! The completely redesigned WOODEN structure is a replica of, and shrine to, the single most important item in Black Rock City, the extension cord plug. This years PLUG was designed, with the structural lumber pre-cut, by The Parts Dept. and the newest members of the family from Port Townsend, WA. Chris and Brad. The fully carpeted, 1200 square foot space will be home to the PLUG4 DJ’s at night, and PLUG4 Cinema screenings during the day (come by around 4PM each day to check schedule). Rising nearly 30′ off the playa floor, PLUG4 stands as the epicenter of soulful, sophisticated urban culture on the playa, bringing the hardest in raw funk, soul, independent hip hop and rock steady reggae. The grounds surrounding the Plug will offer walls for muralists and graffiti artists to come showcase their skills and contribute to the energy of the PLUG. Linoleum areas will be provided for B-Boy and B-Girls to get down. Returning for it’s 6^th tour of dirty, The GiantGhettoBlaster SOW4080 will be parked in front of the PLUG to serve the outdoor dance floor for the star starved city types. The GGB will also be on it’s annual tour of soul vaccinations around the open playa at night. Come through, bring you cans and tips, good pop locking skills and positive energy and we’ll all build a brand new PLUG4 legend together.”

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

Pole Vault to Heaven Kosmic Sports

The Pole Vault to Heaven & Kosmic Sports Arena Camp

Are you above the bar or below? Does it matter?

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


PolyParadise has been influencing the Hearts & Minds and Washing the Bodies of Playa Citizens from ‘2:00 – 10:00’ for the past 5 years.

We are a group of polyamorists seeking to live our dreams, and this camp is one manifestation of that. Polyamory involves openness to multiple loving relationships, with honesty among all partners.

Come in from the sun… take a load off your feet…

Trade in your “OLD” Playa dust for “NEW” Playa Dust at the Infamous ‘Human Carcass Wash’ 3:00-4:30p Daily.

Join us for ‘Poly High Tea’
4:30-6:00p Daily.

URL: http://www.azcompuguy.com/polyparadiseHometown: Phoenix, AZ

Port of Entry

The Port of Entry is home to the Black Rock International Airport and the Lake Lahontan Harbor. Come aviate or navigate with all the amenities; customs, duty-free barter shop, travel agency, and of course, an airport bar and lounge.

URL: http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/airport/Hometown: San Jose, CA

Postal Service & Dead Letter Truck

The United States Potsal Service will collect and deliver W.A.S.T.E. mail throughout the Playa via Tristero’s minions. Undeliverable & heavenly bound mail will be mishandled and dealt with appropriately by the Dead Letter Truck. Use our mailboxes and distribution boards throughout the playa to send or receive mail (playa only)!

URL: http://potsoffice.comHometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Procrastinator Camp

manna from heaven will be given by god in the form of processed spice ham sandwiches (spam)

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ


Bringing the Gift of Fire to Humanity since the Dawn of Time.

URL: http://www.prometheatrics.comHometown: Topanga, CA

Proscenium Lounge

“Proscenium” is what you call the part of the stage that is in between the curtain and the orchestra. The Proscenium Lounge collaborates with the surrounding community to create great experiences at the edge of theater.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Pueblo Sparkle

Our History: (Fall, 2001) Casting about for a phrase for the “female equivalent of a boner” we embarked on a scientific mission to find a name for that physical condition. Many terms were suggested, but none with the special ring of delight necessary for such an amazing phenomenon. Proving that inspiration is often at our doorstep, a pillar of our organization said “Call it ‘SPARKLE'”… and a title was born. Months later our sage elder was dancing around a fire when it occurred to him that he had the term confused with an orgasm. “No, no,” we corrected, “that’s a THUNDER SPARKLE!” It’s a noun, it’s a verb, it’s a mental state. It’s the stuff our universe is made of. It’s the glue that holds Pueblo Sparkle Together. Sparkle On! Pueblo Sparkle is home to the friendly tribe of those who worship Our Lady of Perpetual Sparkle. We are dedicated to spreading the true word of Sparkle hither and yon and to encourage gleeful Sparkling across the playa and across the planet. During your fine stay at BRC, look for Commander Sparkle, Major Sparkle, G.Sparkle, SparklEng, Sparky, Mount Sparkle and secretagentsparkle to guide and inspire you in The Way of All Things Sparkle. AND! By all means, stop by Pueblo Sparkle for a visit and a Sparkling Beverage.

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

Pushkart Kamp

Home of your roving Pushkarteers. The gift economy is alive and well at Pushkart Kamp. Look for us on a street near you peddling miscellaneous fraggle, grundus, flume and dard. Each pushkart reflects the twisted psyche of the pushkarteer who made it. No two alike. Call the neighbors. Wake the kids! We be Pushkart Kamp!

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Pyramid Scheme

Enter the pyramidal vault to sit under the stars, participate in daily events, take part in one of the rituals, hang in our relaxing chill space, or visit with the colorful personalities of our universe.

URL: http://www.water-brother.comHometown: Tempe, AZ