2009 Theme Camps

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Damn Fucking Texans

DFT is back in Black Rock and says Howdy! Texans, Non-Texans, ex-pats, Texans that never lived here yet, those who’ve never been here but like beer, and everyone else, please stop by. We’re in Gigsville again and I guess we’ll bring a flag or something. Come sit a spell—the pilloasis awaits….

Hometown: Houston, TX

Dancing Shaman Vibe Tribe

Shamanism is about help others reach their full potential as human beings. Join the Dancing Shaman Vibe Tribe at dawn and dusk each day in dancing, singing, chanting and drumming our thanks to the sun with an ancient Salish chant. Evolve towards your full potential.

Hometown: New York, NY

Dark Sparkle

Dark Sparkle is the potent mix of the mysterious and the dangerous that makes something irresistibly attractive. Our theme camp will bring Dark Sparkle to the playa through a series of interactive workshops, performances, art projects and music events.

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

DarWeenie Camp

Join the Darweenie Camp for a Weenie Roast on Tuesday & Thursday. There will be food, fun & gaity to be had by all!

Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR

Darwin Fish Tank

Dive into the Darwin Fish Tank;here you can drink the water, snack on some fish food and beat the heat with our cool misting system for a genuine underwater adventure. When you are ready to grow a pair (of legs that is!) climb out of the primordial ooze and move on to the next phase of your evolution

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Death Guild/Thunderdome

Bringing the potential for violence, quivering on the edge of the starry sky, since 1999.

URL: http://www.deathguildthunderdome.comHometown: Alameda, CA


deBOCCEry is about friends, old and new, lazy days, sunrises and sunsets. deBOCCEry will be a place to play a relaxing game of BOCCE during the heat of the day. Shade, hydration and a game with new friends.

URL: http://www.hovering.com/burning-man/burning-man-2009/deboccery/index.htmlHometown: Portland, OR

Decadent Oasis

Ringed by palm trees, our camp is a desert haven: a party bus and lounge surrounded by shade sails and colorful flags–plus stripper island, hammocks, live DJs, dance performances, & light sculpture. Come shake your booty in a refreshing environment!

URL: http://decadentoasis.comHometown: San Francisco, CA

Deep Heaven

Deep Heaven: Evolutionary Love – We share our hearts with the Playa through a commitment to authenticity and honesty. Look for the heart beacon by night and the rotating heart mirror by day; seek out our hug zones, find solace and laughter in our sanctuary and attend a playshop in our dome.

URL: http://www.deepheaven.orgHometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Deep Psychx

Committed to the playful, creative exploration of the individual and collective psyche, Deep Psychx offers workshops and a safe haven for participatory expressive arts. Journey towards wholeness whilst making new friends and beautifying the Playa!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


Come join in the minty fun at DeMentha. You’ll find great tunes from our DJ line-up, lovingly prepared fresh mojitos, aromatherapy, ample shade and plenty of cooling mist. Combined with a hearty welcome you’ve got the perfect recipe for a good time. 1-5pm daily. Dark Wednesday.

URL: http://www.DeMentha.com/Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Den 010

Den 010- “Service Above (and Below) All Else.”

Hometown: Aspen, CO

Den of Iniquity

The Den of Iniquity is a protected space for leather and goth participants interested in learning about and participating in select aspects of bondage and SM play. Guests are invited to come experience the deeply erotic, expressive and creative safe haven that is the Den.

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Department of Pink Works DPinkW

Our camp is Pink. We make Pink stuff. We decorate with Pink. We wear Pink. We like the color Pink. We are the Department of Pink Works. Participate in our Pink Parade, where you can “Show Pink.” Come on over and pose for a photo with Glenda the Good Pink Witch. Look for the Pink camp.

Hometown: Hailey, ID

Department of Tethered Aviation

DOTA kites are flying art installations in the sky, inviting you to join our joyful wind worshiping ways! Bring a kite to our annual Thursday Kite Fly, wander in our Wind Garden, play on our Interactive Dome, relax in the shady Flailing Zone and try out your skills in the playa’s only Batting Cage.

URL: http://www.dotarocks.netHometown: San Francisco, CA

Destiny Lounge

Abundant afternoon shade, comfy couches, chilly lemonade and iced tea, great music, dancing and fire spinning, figure drawing and other art events, and of course, our jumbo games: Rock Yer Balls and the Fling of Destiny! Also, Playa home of Spirit’s Fire! Come evolve with us!! It is your Destiny!!

URL: http://www.destinylounge.netHometown: Pasadena, CA

Deus Ex Detective Agency

Solve the mystery of Black Rock City’s origins at the Deus Ex Detective Agency! Stop by to listen to the sad but intriguing cases of customers in need of a private eye, don your sleuthing garb, and then take off to follow clues (and a twisting plot) around the city.

URL: http://detective.local-box.org/Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Deviant Playground

DP Camp (yes, that’s intentional) is designed to give adults a chance to relive their youth through games, activities and varieties of play. Come visit our bar, clubhouse and playground. Look for our events in the What/When/Where.

URL: http://www.deviantplayground.orgHometown: Phoenix, AZ

Dilated Peoples Eye Spa

Expand your inner vision while indulging your senses… a soothing treatment of refreshing eye drops, cucumber slices and a cooling facial gel-pack… followed by a meditative lavender-scented eye-pillow surrounded by the enchanting healing powers of the Dilated Peoples Eye Spa.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Dirty Love Camp

Come on in, sit under the mister,listen to some Zappa . Yeah..THAT kind of dirty love. Although it’s not like we dislike the other kind or anything.

Hometown: Reno, NV

Disco Mafia, The

Disco Mafia is an ever-expanding tribe growing a safe container for the free expression of personal style in movement & dress And for the demonstration of respect & affection for each-other while celebrating all of Creation.

URL: http://www.thediscomafia.comHometown: Albany, CA


After a year deep in the city, Disorient returns to the Esplanade. Our Art Car Wash will buff your bumpers with a grooving daytime disco. Our main mutant vehicle, the Dex, evolves into a new type of glowing and loving beast. Come play, learn and grow with us.

URL: http://www.disorient.infoHometown: New York, NY

DMV -Department of Mutant Vehicles

DMV- Department of Mutant Vehicles. Were Mutant Vehicles come for their Licenses.

URL: http://dmv.burningman.comHometown: Springfield, MA

Dover School Board

Dover School Board Drawing the connection between our dark past and our enlightened future. Join us in having fun creating a time lapse drawing. We will provide all the tools you provide your imagination.

Hometown: Anchorage, AK

DPW Ghetto

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Dr Le Tawdry

Do you feel like an outsider, a freak? Then come on down and star in our Freak Show! While you’re here you may have a chance meeting with the world famous Dr Le Tawdry and you may be able to try the famous Dr. Le Tawdry snake oil. You may even be the star in the Dr. Le Tawdry karaoke stage!

URL: http://www.049events.com/dr_le_tawdry/Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Dr. Carl's Dept. of Collections

Dr. Carl’s big board of stuff is imposing, daunting and a little bit sexy. Pick something from our big board, go out and find that something. Return to us, convince an official that you deserve a fantastic reward…collect a fantastic reward.

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

Dr. Fate's Potion Palace

As a tadpole changes into a frog, Dr. Fate’s Moving Potion Palace now takes its show on the road to purvey all-natural restorative tonics to wayward wanderers and wanton women of Black Rock City. Spin The Wheel to guide you to your curative concoction and discover your fate for the evening.

Hometown: Venice, CA

Drums on the Playa

Community Drum Circle, all ages and skill levels. One hour before sunset until one hour after, monday thru friday only.

Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA

Duck Pond

Come get your tail feathers ruffled… Our Day party has evolved – 150 feet of slip-n-slide, bustling bar, DJ’s, Ninja Classes, Spandastic Playaerobics and much more. At night the AubZamZam becomes both a lively and relaxing spot to sit, drink and enjoy. Just follow the ducky beacon.

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Dump, The

Our trash is truly treasure!! Swing dancers, horn players, guitarists, drummers, accordionists, and vintage decorations create a ‘recycling’ theme camp unlike any other. Dump yourself here to experience the delightful sights and sounds of a bygone era. Free dance lessons and endless old-time music!

Hometown: Portland, OR


We’re coming to devastate you. That’s all. Pure trash…ALL THE TIME!

URL: http://dustfish.orgHometown: San Francisco, CA

Dusty Dice

Remember the joy of setting up a tent in the backyard and playing board games? Checkers, Monopoly, Life, Parcheesi… We celebrate the joy of play with just a little bit of competition. No gambling. A large Twister mat, cock-ring toss, and other over-sized games will make the adventure more Adult.

URL: http://www.rebeccakidder.com/dustydiceHometown: San Francisco, CA

Dyenamic Huephoria!

An interactive artwork where participants express their emotions and thoughts by spraying dyes and pigments on a translucent tent-like canvas. The installation continuously evolves; the applied colors glowing at night from interior light. Colorful libations and commentary help to inspire passersby.

URL: http://sites.google.com/site/dynamichuephoria/Hometown: Silver Spring, MD