2009 Theme Camps

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Radio Electra 89.9 FM

We put the ROCK in Black Rock City. Tune in for an eclectic array of music, mayhem and commentary. Theme camps, villages, and artists wishing to make radio announcements about events on the playa are welcome to stop in or contact us by email prior to the event. Celebrating our 10th year on the playa.

URL: http://www.radio-electra.orgHometown: Tucson, AZ

Random and Unnecessary Camp, The

If it’s Random or Unneccessary, you can find it here, from the Hatfeild/McCoy watergun battle, to really big drinks with really long straws, to domino necklace trading, to info/art on gods and belief of the past. Come by in/with something random and tell us what you would do for a Klondike bar!

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA


Rathskellar (nee Spike’s Vampire Bar) is a den of mad scientists, libertines and sci-fi/DIY style. Find flavors of Goth/Industrial madness within our dome, libations at our bar, and the hottest playa performers on our stage. We are the dark, sexy and spooky that balances out the endless techno of BRC

URL: http://www.rathskellar.orgHometown: Castro Valley, CA

Rave'Ns Nest

Rave’Ns Nest a place for good music, fun and refreshment.

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA


Relaxing on recliners evolved from the primitive lawn chairs used for camping. We have raised the bar by experiencing Black Rock City from mobile recliners.

URL: http://ericweber.usHometown: Shingle Springs, CA

Red Arrow Project, The

The Red Arrow Project is a set of 20 kites flown by a group of random participants. Each kite has a giant red arrow pointing in a different direction. When the kites are flown simultaneously they create a field of red arrows in the sky. The arrows suggest new paths of exploration and are reminder to stop, consider your direction and potentially head somewhere new. The kites, which are 4 foot x 4 foot nylon hexagons with graphic red arrows attached, will be launched by a group of team members but can easily be passed to other people as they walk by and view the project.

Hometown: Astoria, NY

Red Eye, The

For all your bloodshot late-night cravings. . .

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Red Lightning

Red Lightning is ablaze with inspiration for humanity to transform our connections with Earth, Spirit and one other. Within our Sacred Sanctuary, we aspire to awaken consciousness and provide solutions for our collective evolution through art, education, workshops, performance, ritual & celebration.

URL: http://www.RedLightning.orgHometown: W. Hollywood, CA

Redirection Connection

Welcome to the 2nd year of Redirection Connection Village! Drop in for a ride on one of the many Mutant Vehicles docked at the new hub/loading station for the Un-Official Public Transit System of BRC and get Connected for Redirection to another location on the playa!

URL: http://www.rickmetz.com/Site/Redirection_Connection.htmlHometown: Sparks, NV

Relaxomatic Plushitorium

At the Relaxomatic Plushitorium, you will find a madcap roller coaster ride of tranquility and repose — If it’s soft, squishy, and fun to sit on, you’ll probably find it here. Additionally register here to send your grilled Cheese-o-grams to your friends and enemies.

URL: http://www.relaxomaticplushitorium.comHometown: Brooklyn, NY


The RELOVUTION camp is a theme camp inspired by The Bastille, a symbol of despotism and freedom. But in this camp, the storming of The Basting is being done a little differently than back in 1789: it is done through love, art, sharing, and great music. Costumes and good vibes are a must…

URL: http://www.relovutioncamp.comHometown: New York, NY

Reno Housewives

Helping costume BRC since 1998. Do you need bridesmaids for your playa wedding, or are looking for the perfect outfit for that party? ASK US! From frumpy to fabulous, we have you covered.

Hometown: Reno, NV


CarboFuckiNation is back with a revolving evolutionary theme of RevoFuckinLution. Come drink a cold a beer and get down to some grooving music!

URL: http://myspace.com/revofuckinlutionHometown: Eugene, OR

rEVOLVE Your Balls

Get a pair of balls! Golf balls that is…connected by a rope. Stop by and play a game of Nut Toss! Toss those nuts around our rack and score for points, prizes, and laughs. Celebrate your victory on our winner’s podium.

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA


RhythmWave theme camp is dedicated to the practice of dance as a moving meditation, an expression of who we are in each evolving moment. Everyone at Burning Man is invited to our shaded bamboo dance floor to participate in 2-3 sets of ecstatic dance daily, as well as yoga & meditation.

URL: http://www.rhythmwave.orgHometown: Albany, CA


RISA is just like the resort planet from Star Trek, renowned for its breezes and easy-going, uninhibited sexuality. Our main attraction at Risa this year is the Peacock Shuttle. Look for Risa and the Shuttle within Redirection Connection Village!

URL: http://brc-risa.comHometown: Carson City, NV

Roarax Rounge

The Roarax Rounge in conjunction with delightful derelicts at the Hammock Hangout ask you to come by and SING, nay, ROAR your heart out with us at either our Roving Karaoke Destruction Unit, The Roar Shack or in the Shady Comfort of the Hammock Hangout!

Hometown: Marina Del Rey, CA


What happens when a giant robot awakens from its slumber beneath the earth during a weeklong art festival featuring 50,000 humans? Answer: Its robot friends throw a huge party! 🙂

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

Robot Heart

A global, lo-key crew that rocks great sounds with ghetto tech beats and a street fab attitude. We’re bringing awesome to the playa with BIG, clean sound, LED visuals, and new media art, featuring djs from NYC, SF, Hong Kong, London and more. Find us on the playa by following your Robot Heart.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


Robotronia returns for its’ 10th attempt as a “theme camp”. Hotshot the Robot, Spectral Interactive Video Screens, d6 and Hug02 will be joined this year by The Mantis, Mr. Jellifish, and even a special performance from Zsu-Zsu. Show your (de)evolutionary skills while getting your photo with us in 09.

Hometown: Reno, NV

Rock Bottom

Sometimes you have to hit Rock Bottom and begin again. 8 years ago Rock Bottom was one of 3 camps who formed The Deep End. Though the Deep End is now playa legend, some AARP members will gather for a more intimate celebration of high spirits and deep grooves. Stop in, bring a bottle, and dance.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

RockStar Orphans

From Seattle, we are a small family of orphans with a lot to offer. Come join us for: “The RockStar Treatment” (haircut,facial,footscrub,icedtea,reiki,massage), Sinner Chair, where your playa sins are zapped away And Ambient Live Music each evening. You will come away revived and energized!

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Root Society

NEO@ROOT SOCIETY-Chapter 34:2009 – GI Syndrome(greed and irresponsibility)wiped out mankind except for a glowing group of survivors on the desert grid. Drawn by the powerful BIG DOMES Force-NEO@ROOT SOCIETY promises truth in the future beats of our emerging civilization. Something large is looming!

URL: http://myspace.com/rootsocietyHometown: Charlestown, MA


Come sit in the shade of Rub A Dub. Providing chill space, positive dub/reggae music,and Rub-A-Dub atmosphere. Some SF Bay Area Shredders.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Rubber Chicken Camp

At Rubber Chicken Camp we delight in the celebration of the Rubber Chicken. The camp is made up of artists working on the playa art installations, Eighth Wonder and The Watch. Information about the art installations will be available and there will be a Rubber Chicken social event on Tuesday evening.

URL: http://www.amyshapiro.com/artist/installations/burning-man-2009.shtmlHometown: New York, NY

Rue Morgue

Dedicated to saying goodbye to those that affected our lives so profoundly the Rue Morgue helps that process by teaching people to fold origami and placing the final art into our Playatech Goffins for their final destination “a temple burn”. At night we dance macabre New Orleans style!

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA