Precompression 2016

  • Date and Time: June 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
  • Format: Event
  • Location:
    American Steel
    1960 Mandela Pkwy,
    Oakland, CA

Burning Man presents

PRECOMPRESSION at American Steel!

da Vinci’s Dream


21+ to drink, but also all-ages food and drink options

6:30-8:30 pm Happy Hour Specials and dinner. Come early for live drawing, ecstatic dance and art gallery

At American Steel Studios art space

Tickets available RIGHT NOW


Join us for da Vinci’s Dream: an evening of art, fire, light, electricity, inventions, pure imagination and community! This will be a creative collaboration of epic proportions! From big art, theme camps and mutant vehicles to fanciful and fiery artists, performers and participants of every variety.

Art By: THERM – Le Attrata, Greg Leyh – tesla coil artistry,  interactive ecco screen by Jeff Bryant, La Victrola, Bass Pyramid – Rohan Dixit, Photography by Rachel Pellow, Vitruvian Me – Steve “Sound Man” Evans, Koi Pond – Joe Joe The Clown, Live Painting – Monica Kuller, Roshanai – Charlie Gadeken, Automata Equis – Heather Stewart, The Mask Factory Guild – Hale Chamblee, Macroscopic Mind Machine – Shane Hazleton, The P.E.A.C.E. Machine – Leo Madrid, Paper Mache – Leif. Live Painting – Alex Sodari, interactive video art by Ron Halbert, Vanesa O’Hanlon, And many artists from American Steel showcasing their work in the Gallery of Wonders – with others still coming in!!!

Some of the Many Participating Groups & Mutant Vehicles Include: Love Potion and Amphora, DUSTFISH, Sextant Camp, Snap Yourself Photo Booth, Camp Beaverton, Ebb & Glow Village, Hangry Bishop, Talk to God, daVinci Burner Art, The Bounce Car, UNAVERZ, Farfalle Gustose butterfly car, Silent Disco by ZERO dB (3 channels), Chester the fiery horse by HoRsE,  Why The Nose?, The Dust Bus, and MORE!!!

Performances by (Partial List): Dark Cherub (DJ); Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet; DJ Rundown; Struggle Entertainment; DJ Jive; The Klown (DJ); Magic Moments; PopNFre$h (DJ); KAWEH; Shadow Spirit w/ MC Chronic G (DJ); The Archivez; GANA; Nika Kravitz (DJ); Totem Pulse; Wichita Ron (Disco Knights) (DJ); Cristoffer Zuniga (DJ); Raid Zero (DJ); kev/null (DJ); skinny (DJ); TrashKan Marchink Band; Gamelan X; ?QienSave?; Void (DJ); D.J. MacIntyre (DJ);ledastray (DJ); roving fashion show by Mercy Daae Studio; and SERIOUSLY MANY MORE (we ran out of time to list the other 2/3, so check back for full list and schedules)!

Any art cars or interactive non-sound Theme Camps still wanting to participate should email so we can try to squeeze ya in!

Artists and art projects can email:

We still need some volunteers. Want to volunteer and get in free? Email to see how you can help.

Advanced Tickets available here

Performance Schedules

The DaVinci Gallery Stage

6:30-7:30 Dark Cherub – Ecstatic Dance
7:35-8:35 Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet
8:40-9:30 DJ Rundown
9:35-10:35 Struggle Entertainment
10:40-11:30 DJ JIVE
11:35-12:35 ¿QienSave?
12:40-1:30 The Klown

Love Stage

6:30-7:30 Magic Moments
7:35-8:35 PopNFre$h
8:40-9:00 KAWEH
9:05-10:00 Shadow Spirit w/ MC Chronic G
10:05-10:20 The Archivez
10:25-10:55 GANA
11:00-11:55 Nika Kravitz
12:00-1:00 Totem Pulse

La Victrola Stage

6:30-7:30 Mystic Smudge
7:30-8:30 JsinJ
8:30-9:30 MegaFlame
9:30-10:30 Gamelan X
10:30-11:30 MOSF3T (Icarus)
11:30-12:30 Mystr Hatchet (Dusty Rhino)
12:30-1:30 Casey Checkers (Tasty Noodles)

Silent Disco (Channel 1)

7:00-8:30 Galexy
8:30-9:45 DJ Citizen Zain
9:45-10:45 Grom Zuks
10:45-11:45 Harry Sterm
11:45-12:45 Djedi
12:45-1:45 Devin Kroes

Silent Disco (Channel 2)

7:00-8:30 Wichita Ron (Disco Knights)
8:30-10:00 Cristoffer Zuniga
10:00-11:15 Raid Zero
11:15-12:30 kev/null
12:30-1:45 skinny

Silent Disco (Channel 3)

7:00-8:30 Spoken Bird
8:30-10:00 Void
10:00-11:15 Msk
11:15-12:30 D.J. MacIntyre
12:30-1:45 ledastray


6:00-7:30 Madeline Daniels & Lady Amy (Unaverz/Lace & Bass) vs. Lycan
Catt (Unaverz)
7:30-9:00 Dave Lloyd (Unaverz/Numbskull) vs. David Alumbaugh (Unaverz)
9:00-11:00 Charles Vickery (Unaverz) & Alex Lin (Unaverz/Shuffle Co-op) vs.
Mike Perry (Disco Knights)
11:00-12:00 Shiny Objects (Disco Knights)
12:00-1:00 Ed Mazur (Disco Knights)

Bounce Mobile

6:30-7:15 Daniel Boyer (Bounce crew)
7:15-8:00 Dancing Mandy (Bounce crew)
8:00-9:00 8 Ball (Space Cowboys)
9:00-10:00 Tekfreaks
10:00-11:00 Mr Bounceman (Bounce Crew)
11:00-12:00 SIDECAR TOMMY (Beats Antique)
12:00-1:00 David Starfire