Burning Man Live Streaming
Direct from Black Rock City
Couldn’t make it to Burning Man?
Don’t fret! Watch it on TV.
Almost like being at Black Rock City…. except you’re SO NOT!
Not a Substitute for the Real Thing!
Just because you get to watch the goings-on at Black Rock City, doesn’t mean that you have actually experienced the event. A television or computer screen cannot compare. Right? Suggestion: Procure a Burning Man ticket and actually go to the event.
I just found this on the excellent KickStarter website, which helps people get the funding for their creative projects.
Visit the Kickstarter website and help fund this worthy project. And while you’re at it, why not come up with a project of your own and use the Kickstarter website to help raise funds to make it real!
The “People of Burning Man Coffee Table Book” project in particular resonated with me. Here’s an excerpt from the Kickstarter website that describes a little bit about the project:
Whether or not you’ve ever been to that thing in the desert, this book is designed to be your counter culture spirit guide.
We spent about a decade documenting the people and culture of Burning Man. We got a grant from the Internet Archive to print the photos, and we hand bound them into books. Those 100 copies are long gone. Chances are that you will never acquire one. There were never enough to go around. So, here is your chance. Actually, here is our chance, as a community, because if we don’t publish it now, we probably never will.
People of Burning Man Coffee Table Book
This project will only be funded if at least $25,000 is pledged by Friday Mar 18, 7:30pm PDT. They’re almost there! Your contribution will help. Not only will you feel great that you helped something so cool to become real in our world, but you’ll also receive a reward of some sort, such as a free book, a signed copy of the book, and more, depending on the amount of your contribution. Check the Kickstarter.com page for this project for all the details.
Vendors & Supplies Suitable for Black Rock City
Goggles, Camping, and Burning Man Gear
US Outdoors is an excellent source for gear suitable for the Playa at Black Rock City.
Fast shipping (in some cases free shipping and no sales taxes!)
Put your order in now and get the gear in plenty of time for your journey to Black Rock City.
Burning Man Tickets
Click on either the StubHub or Razorgator images and do a quick search. You might get lucky and find a ticket at a price you’re willing to pay. You’re best bet, however, is to just go to the event and pay full price at the gate.
I have used Interstate Batteries many times over the years in my Playa preparations. If you have a need of batteries of any kind, they have it. I know from experience how lame it can be when you realize that you’ve run out of juice on the Playa. Prepare yourself. Less than one month left to get your act together. Plenty of time to stock up on your batteries. Fast, free shipping, reliable service.
Why travel alone? Bring a date to Burning Man. Over the years, I have had many friends who have found great partners to bring to Black Rock City by using various online dating sites. I’ve never tried this myself, but I’m certainly not opposed. If you have a membership to one one of these sites (or any dating site, really), just do a profile search with the words “Burning Man”, or an appropriate synonym, and see what pops up. Or add Black Rock City related words into your own profile, if you’ve got one. You just may end up with the perfect Playa playmate. And how perfect is that..?
A few sites that my friends have used are listed below. In most cases, the sign up is free. It’s worth a try.
All Sexual Orientations:
- Alt.com – (of a more adult nature)
- Adult Friend Finder – (of a more adult nature)
- Friend Finder
- Passion.com – (of a more adult nature)
Helpful Resources for Burning Man participants
Here’s a link to the resources page on the Burning Man website:
The Burning Man 2010 Survival Guide is now live. Mandatory reading for all participants!:
Are you aware of how you come across to your friends and camp mates when it comes to Burning Man? This little video might give you some food for thought.
The L.A. Benefit for a Burning Man Project
Temple of Flux
First up: the link – this is VERY important! the link to purchase tickets! Midsummer’s Flux tix.
Tickets must be purchased online ahead of time, no buying at door due to LAPD!
A Midsummer Night’s Flux
Los Angeles Benefit
Temple of Flux
@ Burning Man
An evening of sensory delights for your eyes, ears, and whole self celebrating 10 years of the Burning Man temple….and this year’s Temple of Flux*
Saturday June 12th
9 pm – 5 am
Gravity [Pink Mammoth, SF]
The Loomer [Bass Ritual/Area 33]
Saadhu [Bass Ritual/Area 33]
Pyrotec [Conspiracy Lab Recordings]
Hyjynx [Ninja Skillz]
William Close [Earth Harp/Drum jacket]
Nancy Elizabeth [Sword/belly dance]
Miss Alikat Rose [Burlesque]
Suzy LeeLo [Fire]
Live Painting ::
There will be a silent auction for both displayed artwork as well as
art created LIVE during the event!
Since 2000, the Temple has been a place for catharsis, remembrance, and rebirth, offering Burning Man participants a physical reminder to embrace change.
Drawing its inspiration from canyons carved over time by wind and water, the Temple of Flux rises from the desert floor as a series of graceful double-curved walls. Their wide, heavy bases taper as they ascend, leading the eye from a solid urban foundation to an increasingly fragmented upper edge as these long angles reach to the sky.
The Temple is a collaborative effort of three long-time community artists; Rebecca Anders, Jess Hobbs, and Peter Kimelman; along with numerous Burning Man communities and friends.
We have a huge range of experience and backgrounds, with one unifying vision: creating awe-inspiring, memorable art that emerges from the community and influences change.
Please be quiet in the neighborhood, respect your surroundings, and do not post to lists.
Parking & venue information will be sent to you along with your donation receipt.
Drink tickets will be available for purchase online at the venue.
Burning Opera Roadshow Background: As some of you might know, Twan (former L.A. BM Regional director) used to produce longtime SF artist Pepe Ozan’s Burning Man Opera’s from 1998-2002. The director and co-writer of those operas, Christopher Fulling, is now directing an amazing project called “How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera”. Twan was originally offered the producer position for this project, but had to decline due to the fact that he is out of the country and will be until well after Burning Man this year. As such, he would not have been able to perform his duties to the best of his abilities.
“How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera” is about the history of Burning Man. It gained such a positive response from the honchos at Burning Man headquarters, that a few of them are actually performing in the show, not the least of which is ActionGrl (Andie Grace) and Michael Mikel (aka: Danger Ranger, one of the principals of Burning Man Org).
The “Apocalypse” team has been pushing hard to get the show on the road, beginning after Burning Man this year. This past January, they did a test run of a scaled-down version of the show in SF, which was supposed to be a one-off, but due to overwhelming demand, 6 shows were added, all of which sold out immediately. Read a review of those shows here.
The “Apocalypse” team has managed to get six shows set up in Teatro ZinZanni???s famed spiegeltent on the San Francisco waterfront Oct 5-7 and 12-14. They are desperately trying to bring the show to L.A., but they have not been able to find a producer-type to help them secure a location and work with logistics. It would be a terrible shame for this show not to come to L.A., especially given the inspiring, awesome, and huge creative community we have here.
Please don’t the this opportunity slip by! The Los Angeles community deserves to be represented in this project. It could turn into a longer-running tour, depending upon the success of these first shows. In other words, it could be a career booster. And a money maker…
Below is a blurb from the show’s technical director, Cookie, who has a rich history working with Cirque du Soleil, and the show’s executive producer Dana Harrison, who had worked in upper management in the Burning Man org for a decade.
The Show (and L.A. wants/needs):
How to Survive the Apocalypse – a burning opera (http://www.burningopera.com) – is a musical freak fable that combines rock opera, vaudeville, and a Dionysian revival show into a Hair for the new millennium. The show will debut in San Francisco in early October, but is considering an LA engagement this fall if the stars align properly. The specific stars needed are a local LA producer(s) to handle production and promotions as well as alternate venue possibilities.
The producer(s) role(s) is some combination of organization, logistics and venue management as well as marketing and promotions. Must be well connected, a total self starter and intimately in tune with the local burning man scene.
The venue needs to be in the range of 400-600 seats and be flexible enough to accommodate a thrust or in the round style of play as well as all the necessary parking, food and beverage etc for a full blown night at the opera temporary autonomous zone extravaganza.
The producer role is key although it could be a combination of the right people if there was one in charge of it all. Promotions wizard might be different from good at managing a venue wizard.
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