Bad Idea Theater
Bad Idea Theater is back on the playa for 2005! Your libation station in the desert with potent potables and all purpose beverages to quench your thirst. Once again we’re hosting Boot Liqour FM radio, music for saddle weary drunkards. And introducing the Bad Idea Theater Multiplex (with new daytime screenings). Serving the playa’s need for your favorite cult, psychotronic and just plain bad movie needs. For those who have no idea what that means check out http://www.badideatheater.com/movie_faq.html Stop by for a drink, a conversation, or to feast your eyes upon some truly horrendous cinema. Be on the look out for the Bad Idea Theater medicine show rumored to be popping up spontaneously on the playa!URL: http://www.badideatheater.com/Contact: email@example.comHometown: Garden Grove, CA
Do you have some baggage you’d like to get rid of? Perhaps a fear of committment? Or close-mindedness to new ideas? Don’t carry it around all week. Come check it in with us and we’ll take care of it for you. Bitter over an unrequitted love? No problem, check that baggage in with us and feel light and free! Who knows, you might even forget to pick up that baggage when you leave! Warning, unclaimed baggage will be burned Sunday night (see us for details on when and where). Open 24 hours a day!Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Seattle, WA
Remember the fast-food playhouses as a child that you were never allowed to set foot in because your parents wouldn’t eat rainforest beef? Ever thought they should have those big BALL arenas for adults? Find your inner child psyche at BALL (Briliant el portAliens Loving Life) Camp. Enter BALL arena and let your true eight year old self jump, dive, crawl, swim, bury itself with us.Contact: email@example.comHometown: El Portal, CA
Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro
For the sixth year in a row, be sure and visit "The Friendliest Concentration Camp On The Playa": Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro where not only do we put the Barbie into barbeque, but we serve up award-winning cabernet sauvignon and Otter Pops to any citizen of Black Rock City so inclined to drop by our little slice of paradise on the playa. This year we have nearly 1000 Barbies being led to their demise, and we certainly could use your help, so please come on by, have some wine, and say hello to the Barbiebarians, some of the sickest bastards on the playa. We will be prominently located in the village of Wheeeeee!ville and, as always, a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Unless your name is Barbie.URL: http://home.comcast.net/~dtalley24/BM/BDC/2004/index.htmContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Newcastle, CA
Bearded Child Film Festival>
The ignominiously strange have converged in a single place and time to present the ostracized world of REAL underground experimental film. That time and place is here and now….popcorn will be served. The Bearded Child ~~~~five years in the making~~~~URL: http://www.beardedchild.comContact: email@example.comHometown: Reno, NV
“Inside the dome, doctors jump out and determine if you are an ‘Insane Burner’, and if so, administer a variety of imaginative cures including the ElectroBrain Helmet, fabulous concoctions, therapeutic regimes and torturer… I mean hospitality. The doctors, nurses and staff will be waiting.”Contact: Jim1flash@aol.comHometown: Austin, TX
Bicycle Refreshment Unit (BRU)
A mobile refreshment stand offering a space to get out of the sun, and enjoy the refreshment of tasty (non-alcoholic) beverages and "inspired" tea-leaf readings.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Portland, OR
Big Craps for Little Hands
Gambling itself is a desert form, inhuman, uncultured, initiatory, a challenge to the natural economy of value, a crazed activity on the fringes of exchange. – Jean Baudrillard
God does not play dice with the universe. – Albert Einstein
Gods dice always have a lucky roll. Sophocles
Shamans sticks. Throwing bones. Rolling dice. Hazard, knucklebones, craps.
The worlds oldest game, writ large. The back-alley obsession of kings, commoners and fools, on a superhuman scale.
Bring only what you can lose. Chase the point and hate the snake. Respect the boxman and tip the stick, lest you run afoul of the house, and blow the precious little nut that you have. All we ask is the shirt off your back. All we offer is the faint hope of a desert-hot hand.
The table is yours.
Big Puffy Yellow Camp
There will be a Full Moon this year on the playa!!! Visit BPYC during the day and play with our theramin or give Big Puffy a hug! By night we will shed light, as a beacon, upon all of those seeking.URL: http://www.bigpuffyyellow.comContact: email@example.comHometown: Isle Of Palms, SC
Luminous beings are we, the Bioluminati. Worthy participants in our Quest will be initiated in the deeper mysteries of the mind.
Last year the Bioluminati Quest took you, the most intrepid of Blackrock Citizens, on an epic journey to the furthest corners of the map in order to solve puzzles and challenges incorporating multiple interactive art installations on the playa and in our Camp. You visited with The Beholder and followed his (nether) gaze to Moonrise. You made sacrifices for your Faith and gazed through The Window of Your Assumptions. You collected keys and glyphs and secret wisdom in order to unlock the Seven Vaults of Heaven. This year, although you may all start your journeys far away the focus is inward to the small– yet infinite– reaches of the mind. Your quest will be to gather secrets that will help you delve into the deepest layers of the Psyche.URL: http://www.bioluminati.orgContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: San Francisco, CA
Birds of Playadise
Visit the Birds of Playadise Zen Garden & Art Car “Service” Center. Good for your body, your mind, and your mutant vehicle. We offer a lush, natural chill space with several meditation stations for all who come by. We also provide ultra-light maintenance for art cars, their drivers, and riders – neck massages, window cleaning, air for your tires, and more…Contact: email@example.comHometown: San Francisco, CA
Black Rock Arts Foundation
The Black Rock Arts Foundation is dedicated to bringing interactive art — art which is participatory and civic in scope — to places other than Black Rock City. As the non-profit arm of Burning Man, the Black Rock Arts Foundation runs an annual grant cycle which funds projects in communitites throughout the country, and beyond.
This year the Foundation’s camp will feature art from at least one of the 2005 grantees as an example of the kinds of projects we are working to bring to the default world. Members from the Board of Directors and the artist himself will be present throughout the week to entertain questions and spawn ideas.
If you’d like to volunteer at the Black Rock Arts Foundation camp this year on the playa, send an email to info (at) blackrockarts (dot) org.
If the Foundation sounds like a neat thing, and you would like to learn more, visit us at www.blackrockarts.org
Black Rock Beacon
The Black Rock Beacon. The Playas only daily newspaper. Got a story to tell or
great photos of current events come see us! Volunteers always welcome, new
writers, editors and photogs always welcome. We NEED PAPER Deliverer’s!
Participate, have fun delivering the Playa’s only daily paper going door to
door meeting all walks of life forms and some that slither and fly. For
details step up to our City Desk in front of the Black Rock Beacon’s spacious
Howeird Condo. (Its really just a shack but dont tell Howeird that.). Join the
crew for coffee in the morning or just shoot the breeze in the evening as the
paper goes to press. Crew meetings start at 10AM, so if you’d like to join in
come on down!
Black Rock Body Art Guild
3rd year of decorating the bodies of Black Rock City. We offer Airbrush body painting, paint brush, henna, latex and magic marker. It all works at the Body Art Guild. We provide a space for visiting artists to do their magic on the folks in our waiting area. Bring your own equipment, clean up your mess. (Please contact us before arriving on the playa).
Friday, Critical Tits Special, Two-for-one!Contact: Bert@SandSculpt.comHometown: Vancouver, WA
Black Rock Bookmobile
We are the Black Rock Bookmobile were reading is “fun for the mental” or is that fundamental? You can come to us or we may find you. Our route is touring the city to see the sites in no particular order. We have a covered reading room where you can read or lounge with a play area for smaller children and often serve snacks and drinks. We play and have fun, stamping your book(s) and/or you. Come and join the fun. The Librarians.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Washoe Valley
Black Rock Boutique
The Black Rock Boutique is back and better than ever! Visit the boutique and let our fashionistas assist you in unleashing your wildest playa persona, through our fabulous selection of costumes, our new beautification station, and daily costume strut on our runway. Feel free to bring by your wild clothing donations and help others stay fab on the playa!URL: http://www.blackrockboutique.comContact: email@example.comHometown: Portland, OR
Black Rock Cemetery
Wander through our graveyard and secure your eternal resting place in the "Black Rock Cemetery of the Deceased & Derranged". As you gaze into the eyes of the dearly departed on our "Gallery Wall of the Dead & Dysfunctional", you may find yourself among them. Be prepared to accept your mortal fate, confess your sins, and be scentenced to raom Black Rock as the walking dead. (The "Mortician’s Closet Costume Exchange" is on hand to help outfit you for the inevitable afterlife.) …And they all died happily ever after.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Fresno, CA
Black Rock City Hardware Shoppe
We are the Black Rock City Municipal Hardware Shoppe. We have tools, materials, and people to help you when you are in need when things break.
What will we have? We’ll have hand and power tools. Some we’ll use and some we’ll lend to you for you to use. We’ll have some building materials such as various nails, stakes, rope, screws, nuts, bolts, etc. We’ll have glue, staples, epoxy, wire, and various other materials that may be used to fix or jerry rig a solution to your problem. We’ll have a place to keep track of other camps surplus and needed building materials. So when they run into trouble with supplies for building their theme camps, they can find out if anybody has what they need. We’ll have people ready and willing to help you with your problem. If we can’t fix it or suggest somebody else who can, we’ll have whiskey to help you forget your troubles. Most of all, we’ll have duct tape, the single most powerful tool known to man. Capable of fixing anything when used in the hands of true believer..
black rock city temp agency
Our goal is to promote volunteerism both at BRC and at home. We hope to accomplish this by creating a forum that spends time with residents of BRC to appreciate their skills, likes, dislikes and goals and matches them with rewarding volunteer jobs around the community of BRC that will enrich both the project and the volunteer. We are coordinating with www.volunteermatch.com so that this spirit of volunteerism and cooperation can carry over into BRC residents lives even after they return to their homes during the rest of the year.URL: http://www.blackrockcitytempagency.comContact: email@example.comHometown: New York, NY
Black Rock Int'Nat'l Burner Hostel
Playa Home of the World-Famous, New-and-Improved, Black Rock International Burner Hostel, in Sparks, Nevada. Also, the drop-off and pick-up location for participants in the Reno-to-Playa Rideshare Project.URL: http://www.blackrockburnerhostel.comContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Sparks, NV
Black Rock JCC
The Jewish calendar, liturgy and Torah are guides fro us as we go through our pysco-spritual journeys and slough through the mud of consciousness, sub-consciousness and un-consciousness. Sabbath services and pot-luck, midnight meditations and other experiences will be our vehicles for exploratoin. All are welcome regardless of affiliation or Jewish knowledge/experience.URL: http://www.metatronics.net/burn/Contact: email@example.comHometown: Oak Park, IL
Black Rock Rangers HQ
Black Rock Rangers (not a theme camp). Riding the edge of chaos, jumping thru flaming bureaucratic hoops, and making reasonable excuses for your behavior since 1992. Expect change, and please feel free to get over it. No fun will be permitted.URL: http://rangers.burningman.comContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Santa Cruz, NV
Black Rock Roller Disco
Once again the Black Rock Rollers will be in the house at Burning Man 2005. It will be our great pleasure to present to you the Black Rock Roller Disco. Come get your skate groove on as we bring the Golden Gate Park skate scene to the playa in 2005. D. Miles, the "GodFather of Skating" will be playing the old school funk and roller disco beats 24/7 with the Naked Skate on Friday night. This year we will have a wedding on the rink as two of our burner skaters will do the permanant hook up thang. We’ll have skates, but if you have some, BRING THEM!!!!!!!URL: http://www.cora.org/BlackRockRollerDisco2005.htmlContact: email@example.comHometown: San Francisco, CA
Black Rock Spatial Delivery
BLACK ROCK SPATIAL DELIVERY! Bike messengers to the Playa since 1999.
Hop on your bike and join our team of interactive deliverators – for an hour or for a week – delivering Postcards, Persons, Parcels and other imPonderables back and forth across the playa. Best way ever to see the city, or to get a message to that elusive buddy’s little sister from Detroit…
To send a message/postcard/parcel/imPonderable, put it in our camp dropbox, flag down a passing deliverator, or page us on radio channel 3.14.
To become a volunteer deliverator, drop on by! Training sessions as needed each morning – elevenish. Bring your bike, a great attitude, and plenty of water. No special equipment required, though GMRS or FRS (Channel 3.14) walkie talkies will be put to good use.
WE TAKE STUFF PLACES!URL: http://www.ziptie.org/brsd/Contact: Karen@jaxom.comHometown: Seattle, WA
Black Rock Travel Agency
After wresting control of the disputed “Airport Gate” region from the dread Banned Rogue Terrorist Association last year, the hyperpatriots of the Black Rock Travel Agency continue their mission in 2005:
Truth, Justice, and the American Way JIHAD!
Join us at dawn each morning as we raise the Flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, then enjoy a steaming cuppa joe while we plan the day’s anti-terrorist agenda. Worship at the Shrine of Jack Idema. Check out our collection of Made-in-USA UAV’s. Look for our Red, White, and Blue motif at Airport Village!
GO USA! YAY TEAM AMERICA!!
Black Rock University at DeNile
Black Rock University is the theme camp for those interested in a unique education on the playa. BRU’s faculty, Board of Regents and great student body seek to optimize the Fun Factor in the Fun = Time X Creativity / Work E-Quation. The BRU community will draw the most promising, most creative candidates for its Summer Quarter. The Hippo-Campus of BRU blends 1) "Residence Life Pods" 2) "Learning Labs" 3) The Fighting Dust Flamingos’ Polo Grounds, and 4) the "Dining/Party Commons." Students and Faculty collaborate to find new ways to make learning fun. The decentralized structure of the University encourages academic freedom; Departments include f-untraditional education such as "Human Performance and Staging", "Gender Dynamics", "School of Fine Arts", "Freudian Psychology", and "Philosophy and Physical Education". Student programs we offer enhance hippo-campus life: BRU Fighting Dust Flamingos Bike Polo Team, BRU Flying Protest Squad, Homecoming Festival Committee Spring Broke 2005, BRU Glee Club, Fratority Toga Mixers, The Great Pseudo-Smokeout, Community Teach-Ins, Fine Arts Gallery Shows and Human Performance Discussion Sessions, Report Card Delivery and Nightly Community Field Trips. Go team! Go BRU!URL: http://tinyurl.com/9hycdContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Takoma Park, MD
Black-Rock Animul Reasurch Farm
The Black-Rock Animul Reasurch Farm’s mission is to experiment on wayword animuls developing proseedures to moodify behavooral patterns. We will dispunse concoctions derived from ancient secrets deep on the bayou to change your animul mind… With open mind, then head out to the playa to wander the Eyes Wide Open Labyrinth…URL: http://www.dinosaurwilly.com/barfContact: email@example.comHometown: San Francisco, CA
BlackLight Aquarium - Dreamscape
Mistress Platapussy’s fuzzy wet dreams Dam Bar and the Pyramids of Psyche: Take an adventure through the paths of higher-conscience to the fuzzy abyss of the subconscious with a strong Martini at hand.
Over the years, The Blacklight Aquarium campmates have journeyed to Burning Man for a myriad of reasons. Ever present within our group dynamic has been a struggle to find balance with the sides of our collective ‘camp-Psyche.’ This year our camp has decided to embrace this struggle for balance and invite other Burning Man participants to join in the mayhem and/or share their personal insights for balance or not, as they choose:) Our camp will create a symbolic ‘bridge’ between two sides of our Psyche, bringing together the path of higher consciousness and the Fuzzy path of our subconscious. Entering our camp, inhabitants of BRC will step through the mind altering Pyramids which will be adorned by symbols of sacred geometries and other symbols which demonstrate the shape of our evolving consciousness. Led by lights around the pyramids they will be drawn to the Zenith of our camp: Lookin’ for a view to a thrill? For your eyes only? Well, you only live once, so grab your martini glass and spy on what Mistress Platypussy is shakin’ and stirrin’ up for you. Shhhh, it’s top secret, so be careful not to blow your cover Go deep incognito at the Dam Beaver Bar where our dreamy hostess whips up more than stiff cocktails and the Blacklight Aquarium’s finest and furriest agents await you with live entertainment, beaver shots and otter madness. C’mon and gopher it, the only thing you have to lose is your mind. Mistress Platypussy has put her industrious beavers to work to build that “Dam Bar”! Where all your fuzzy wet dreams come..well, where you’ll be able to have a nice stiff drink and enjoy a cuddly and awesome crew. This atmosphere will present a non-judgmental and all around cozy environment for discourse and drinkage alike…..blending our Psyches as if one giant margarita:)URL: http://www.blaqua.com/projects/dreamscape.htmContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: San Francisco, CA
A quiet place of shade and rest for citzens to relax and enjoy the great parade passing by. Each evening movies will be presented from our DVD library. Subjects range from big name feature films, cult movies and true art collectables.Contact: email@example.comHometown: Concord, CA
Bone Thru Nose Modern Primitive
Trot out those great looking Septum Tusks you Modern Primitives out there and get ready for a Journey back to the Jungle at Dr. Mogamboo O’Boogie’s Bone Through Nose Modern Primitive Tribal Dance Theme Camp. Join us for Tribal Circle Dance Performances and Workshops, Tribal Headress and Costume Workshops, a Modern Primitive Parade to Center Camp and the Burning Bush Ritual out on the Playa.URL: http://boneinnosetribe.comContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Port Townsend, WA
Borrachos Y Bicicletas
Borrachos Y Bicicletas returns to Black Rock City for its 6th straight year of keeping burner’s bicycles rolling right. We are also the home port for the Black Rock City Bike Rickshaw Fleet, and have added welding to the services we are able to perform.URL: http://www.borrachosybicicletas.orgContact: email@example.comHometown: Concord, CA
Brain Damaged Cockroach Camp
Descend into the mind of a stranger, and you become the man you have entered. You have joined his thoughts, you have become his madness. And in the man, the madness is his, and the madness is you. Welcome to the World of Permanent Brain Damage, by Richard Forman. Let Cockroach Theatre infest your mind with the musings of a man’s head put on display. The story explores the modern mind of man, and his apparent disconnect from a society in which he feels misunderstood. Show will last approx 45 minutes.URL: http://www.cockroachtheatre.comContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Las Vegas, NV
Brand UR Ass, Ghoti
Camp Brand UR Ass, Ghoti will stimulate your entire being, from your mind through your ass. Start by baring that cheeky butt at the hitching post and get a special brand, kiss, or blow job. Do we need to tie you down to keep you quiet? If so, you’d better bare your mind at the Black Rock Psychotherapy Office of SUPERTHERAPIST. Need more? See Sister Mary Motown but don’t expect an easy penance. Ghoti (pr. “Fish”) is the space to express yourself through palindromes, homonyms, crosswords, poem completion, nasty synonyms, and much more. Write it all down, following in the clever footsteps of the Black Rock community. With all the stimulation you’ll get at Camp Brand UR Ass, Ghoti, you’ll have to relieve yourself at the Peep Show. Y’all come, so we can play with you.Contact: email@example.comHometown: Reno, NV
BRC Animal Control
BRC Animal Control will make collections of those pesky playa creatures who are running free causing disturbances to camps, streets and/or persons of the City. These captured animals will be documented and tagged for scientific research and easy recognition. Some animals may need to be spayed/neutered or given shots. 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. If our staff concludes that an animal has achieved reformed status they will be released and may have the opportunity to be adopted by/auctioned to a responsible Black Rock City citizen.URL: http://www.brcac.comContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Seattle, WA
Return to your misspent youth at the Bubble Bar camp,only this time with a frosty alcoholic beverage in hand. Play giant Operation, ask questions of the future of the 21 foot wide Giant Magic 8-ball, and have a cocktail at the Bubble Bar lounge.URL: http://www.oof.org/bubblesContact: email@example.comHometown: Phoenix, AZ
Bunny Bunz Construction Camp
This is a camp where you will be able to visit to view bunnie’s bunz and maybe show off your own. Also with the world and its contents always being under construction, this camp will be a loverly place to hang out with fellows who are as well going through constructions of life whether it be moving to a new home or starting a new job or maybe just not doing anything at all, it will be just for you for what ever you want.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Reno, NV
Burning Men Present: Audrey's Brain Wash & Set
Audrey’s Brain Wash & Set "We make you think you’re beautiful!" Do you still believe that Saddam had WMDs? Do you think the Escalade would be perfect if it only had a little more chrome? Aren’t you just thrilled that Tom proposed to Katie? Well, Girl… You need to wash that spam right out of your head! Whether you need a psychic trim or a mental makeover, come to Audrey’s Brain Wash & Set, where you enter looking hag and exit feeling fab! Our trained asstheticians will diagnose your mental maladies, reverse your psychic setbacks, and foil your gloom into highlights. Muss your doo in a Freudian slip and fall? No problem! In no time, we’ll have you looking and feeling Jung-er than springtime! How, you ask? How not! During the day, our chill ambience will calm your jangled nerves while we massage your gnarled ganglia, soothe your arid sinuses, lather away the broken dreams, and gently blow your teary eyes dry. At night, we pull out the stops, teasing your senses and curling your synapses with music, light, and dance. So come on over to Audrey’s – your one-stop beauty bar for the brain. Oh, and leave your insecurities – and inhibitions – at the door. You’ll be glad you id.URL: http://burningmen.orgContact: email@example.comHometown: Los Angeles, CA
Come get your morning coffee fix at Burning Mug. Come anytime, and hang out in our shade and meet other burners!Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: San Jose, CA
Burning Silicon Collective Camp
Burning Silicon Collective (BSC) Camp is a radically inclusive camp with most members residing in Silicon Valley. Visit Burning Silicon Camp for a morning tea, an afternoon drink, or a late night gathering at the 5 Elements Pavilion, Mannequin Bar, Way Temple Bar, Temple of Tea or Playatech Factory Showroom. If you live in Silicon Valley or just love those who do, stop by Friday at sundown for our First Friday potluck at the 5 Elements Pavilion.URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CampatBM/Contact: email@example.comHometown: San Jose, CA
Burningman Bus Depot
The Burningman Bus Depot provides a shuttle bus to Gerlach and the Empire Store. This service should be reserved for situations of desperation, or at least dire need. Our Bus Depot Ticket Booth Volunteers can answer questions regarding availability of services in town. This service is provided during daytime hours from Wednesday through Saturday.URL: http://www.burningman.com/participate/bus.htmlContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgHometown: Ojai, CA
Skydiving, parachuting, aerial photography, aerial art and observation rides are BurningSkys way of bringing the experience of BurningMan in the 3rd dimension to the citizens of Black Rock City.
Please visit us near 5:30 and Ego and enter the lottery for an observer ride and the most amazing view of Black Rock City anyone could ever imagine.
Do you gape when you see a shiny aluminum streamlined RV on the road? Does the name "Airstream" summon images of retro-coolness and camping at the same time? Please stop by Burnstream Court, the trailer park in the suburbs of Black Rock City, to see Airstreams from every decade since the 50’s. Join us for cocktails, trailer tours and trailer park culture, complete with pink flamingoes and croquet!
We have a trailer trash philosophy; you can talk trash, eat trash and look like trash; just don’t dump moop or we’ll be screamin at ya. We’re all about Airstreams of all vintages and retroness. Our goal is to chill, travel and be neighborly. Many of our Burnstreamers travel across the country to attend this gathering. We’ll be hosting a cocktail party/brew bash trailer tour *(BYOB!)* replete with movies. Well also be playing daily croquet games and hosting a polishing demo with Qs&As on obscure Airstream topics. Stop by anytime and visit us. The events will be listed beside our ultra cool neon sign.
Who knows what wild animals Chris will be riding or grilling… *and you’re welcome to grill with us, too (BYOM!)URL: http://www.batmo.com/burnstreamContact: email@example.comHometown: Chicago, IL