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!:
Lightning in a Bottle 2010
A fun little reminder of things of the recent past, and things yet to come… The Lightning in a Bottle Music and Arts Festival sets the bar high for what a festival should be. Every year it gets better. Amazing music, live art with silent bidding. Great, wholesome foods, and health and wellness in the form of yoga, meditation and exploration of the depths of spirituality if that’s your thing.
Don’t miss Lightning in a Bottle! Takes place over Memorial Day weekend every year. Check the LiB website for more info, lovely photos and video. Connect with this amazing community. Your life will be changed for the better.
Lightning in a Bottle Returns – Exceptional Art and Music Festival
Only a Southern California dance, art, and music festival can feature Daedelus and downward facing dog, but that’s exactly what the fifth annual Do LaB Lightning in a Bottle art and music festival will offer when it takes over 100+ acres of Irvine, California’s Oak Canyon Ranch over Memorial Day weekend.
The four-day, three-night festival bills itself as “equal parts music, art and green workshops.” Accordingly, those drawn to bone-crunching bass and funky rhythms can choose from over 90 artists including Booka Shade, The Album Leaf, The Glitch Mob, The Very Best, Daedelus, Daddy Kev, and Nosaj Thing.
Lightning in a Bottle will also feature a set from Krystee, the winner of the festival’s mix-tape contest that found DJ’s from across America looking for a chance to perform by submitting tapes using only Lightning in a Bottle acts.
Attendees can also explore other options, via green-living workshops that offer “practical, do-it-yourself lessons on creating a healthy, low-cost, sustainable lifestyle.” The workshops included “Small Space Container Gardening,” “How to Make Raw Chocolate” and “Growing & Using Medicinal Herbs.” Those looking to loosen up after three nights in a sleeping bag can increase their elasticity via an array of yoga courses taking place throughout the day.
An Art Festival as Much as a Music Festival
The artistically inclined may find solace in the festival’s art gallery, installation pieces, or its Lightning in a Paintcan Project, during which local artists will transform over-sized mural panels into paintings using recycled paint. The finished pieces will be sold in a silent auction, with proceeds going to Sonic Muze, a nonprofit group that provides underfunded schools with music instruments and art supplies. With three-day passes available for $190 (including camping), the festival figures to bring enough stimulation so that everyone will need to say Savasana by Monday night.
Ticket info on the Lightning in a Bottle website
6TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES BURNING MAN DECOPRESSION
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH:
L.A. Burning Man Decompression coming at you! The following is an abridged version, since all this info has been repeated on other lists. For FULL INFORMATION, artist and performance lineups, set times, and recent updates visit the Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression website.
RAIN or SHINE.
Still Going Strong – 6th Annual L.A. Burning Man Decompression
Burning Man Decompression in L.A. is in a new location! Huge thanks to the Planning Team for pulling this off; we’re gathering at
the Los Angeles State Historical Park, AKA the Cornfield, this year. It’s still downtown, and the directions are below.
No more partying on the streets, now we have acres of beautiful lawn all with the amazing view of downtown we have always had. Be prepared to get your shoes dusty! The Cornfield is really a field, and the dust definitely kicks up while dancing.
One important note: The Decompression parking lot will be closing after the event, around midnight, so park mindfully, and make sure to read the parking notes if you are planning to attend an afterparty.
The location is at:
Los Angeles State Historical Park
1245 N. Spring Street, 9001
(See map below)
Time: The festivities will start at Noon and end at Midnight.
Cost: Admission to the event may be gained thusly:
$10 in costume or with a Metro Rail pass!
$20 in street clothes.
(Children under 12 are FREE!)
We are very grateful to the State Park Rangers for allowing us to use their wonderful location. When you see them around, tell them thanks. They have been truly great to work with.
Please check the L.A. Burning Man website for extensive details. You’ll be impressed, excited and filled with anticipation!
See you in the dust!
We’re writing with some WONDERFULLY good news!
First, the USA Fund Raising Tour was a resounding success! Not only did we exceed our goal of $20,000, but we added hundreds of members to Gli Amici dell’Art Monastery, and 5 brilliant experts to our fund raising and production teams! Thank you all so much for showing up at the events and helping us to make this dream a reality.
In May in Calvi, Christopher, the Alpha Team, and our first visiting artists participated in the medieval festival of San Pancrazio (patron saint of Calvi) with a Gregorian Chant Vespers for San Pancrazio in the church and “Tra Quercia e Ulivo” a Duncan dance and medieval music performance in the (rainy) piazza, much to the delight of the locals. Relations here have never been better.
On June 17, we moved from the Casa del Popolo to the Bio-Agriturismo Santa Brigida, a luxurious bed&breakfast on a working olive farm. It is a gorgeous place (in fact, it’s listed in the 2007 Michelin Guide) and we hope to take over the management in order to create another income stream for the Art Monastery. We plan to run workshops and seminars here–more info on that will come soon.
Meanwhile, you are all invited to come and visit us in our new digs!
We’re offering members of Gli Amici dell’Art Monastery 50% off market rate** from now until July 15! We will offer double rooms or two-double room suites that normally go for 90 or 125 euros per night (they’re the most luxurious rooms in Calvi) for 45 or 60 euros!
Don’t let high airline ticket prices be an excuse — United Airlines is having a European Summer Fare Sale starting at $385. It’s a great deal, but you have to book by this Friday, June 25. With gasoline at the price it is, heading to the next town is almost more expensive! Now is the time! Have an Italian vacation and support the Art Monastery at the same time!
See you soon…
Betsy & The Alpha Team
**To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Thank You from Forever for LiB
It’s been two weeks since LIB and we can still hardly believe what we got to see and experience and learn under those oak trees. We keep hearing the echoes of beats. We keep seeing flashes of so many radiant smiling faces. We keep feeling the ground shake with the magnificent force of daring minds and dancing feet. We are forever grateful.
It is YOU who helped to make LIB08 a truly life-changing experience, and for this we offer our gratitude not just with words, but with images! Check out the faces on the LIB08 Thank You page, and add your own. ~ Pass it on…
The Lightning in a Bottle
Producers and Crew
Much Lightning in a Bottle Photos and Video to See
Visit the LiB website for a non-stop treat of visual snacks… It’ll make you cry for joy… and eager for next year!