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Get Found on playa 2012

A few of the men of Get Found /dBM/ Boogie Universal have banded together this year, and are joining forces with Buddha Lounge at 8:45 & Esplanade. See below for the roster of this manly mancamp full of mans and by all means, drop by our camp for yoga, shade and chill/bass sets during the day and stellar entertainment at night, including Emancipator, Pumpkin, Random Rab, Desert Dwellers, Chris B, Kalya Scintilla, Jobot, DubVirus, Sex Pixels and manymanymany more!




Scotty G





Pablo / DJ GrapeNuts





Moontroll / DJ Playaduster



Erik / Boogie Universal



Orbit


Kai

Dusty kisses!

Buddha Lounge, 8:45 & Esplanade



  • Black Rock City - 8:45 and Esplanade

    Music:
  • ---MONDAY PM INTO TUESDAY AM [Bass Music]---
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with DJ Free
  • 7:00pm Buddha Lounge VIP
  • 12:00am Chris B
  • 2:00am Jobot
  • ---TUESDAY PM INTO WEDNESDAY AM [House/Electro]---
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Buddha Lounge VIP
  • 7:00pm Knotty Boy
  • 8:30pm Krista Richards
  • 10:00pm Nicolatron
  • 11:30pm Micheal Friedman
  • 1:00am Jesus Juice
  • 2:30am DJ BTru of Sex Pixels
  • 4:00am Shawna
  • 5:30am Terra
  • 7:00am Zia Zombie
  • ---WEDNESDAY PM INTO THURSDAY AM [Bass Music]---
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Soulfood
  • 8:00pm J Brave
  • 9:30pm Satya Turqwise
  • 11:00pm Emancipator
  • 1:00am Dela Moontribe
  • 2:30am DJedi
  • 4:00am Boolean
  • 6:00am DJ Free
  • ---THURSDAY PM INTO FRIDAY AM [Pocket Underground]---
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Buddha Lounge VIP
  • 7:00pm Black Ass
  • 9:00pm Nasty Nate
  • 10:30pm Jerad Hioki
  • 12:00am Justin Levi
  • 1:00am Grant Kaye
  • 2:00am Ron Levy (Idiot Savant)
  • 3:30am Wobs
  • 5:00am Gravity
  • 6:00am Pumpkin
  • 7:30am Sex Pixles
  • ---FRIDAY PM INTO SATURDAY AM [Global Bass/Deep Bass]--
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Soulfood
  • 6:00pm Dave Decible
  • 8:00pm Desert Dwellers DJ Ste by Treavor Moontribe
  • 11:00pm Zia Zombie
  • 12:30am Jef Stott
  • 2:00am Dub Virus
  • 3:30am Conscious Kalling
  • 5:00am Brendagerous
  • 6:30am Lux Moderna
  • --SATURDAY PM INTO SUNDAY AM [Bass Music/Global Bass]-
  • 2:00pm Chill + Bass with Buddha Lounge VIP
  • 7:30pm Jesus Juice (special pre-burn sunset performance)
  • ---------THE MAN BURNS-----------------------------
  • 10:00pm Brendangerous
  • 11:30pm Boolean
  • 1:00am Random Rab
  • 2:30am Ilya
  • 4:00am Kalya Scintilla
  • 6:00am Soulfood and Zia Zombie
  • Seed Dome Yoga and Events:
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    To Burn or Not to Burn



    We've gotten several queries about dBM and Get Found's plans for
    Burning Man 2012: Fertility 2.0, as well as how our crew is negotiating the Great Ticket Meltdown. In short, the process of Getting Found is in flux. Most of our crew are making plans to return to the playa and hoping to get the portal passes all lined up. With that said, myself and my cohort Maketa/DJ Edubious have made a conscious effort not to go this year, to instead funnel the time, energy, money towards something different. The decision not to pursue the Burn the year feels good, especially with the ticket clusterfuck rippling thru the community and inspiring so much ire and stress.

    After 3 consecutive life-changing Burns -- 5 Burns in 8 years -- that have fully charged my soul-batteries and helped set me on the new path I am currently following, I feel like taking a deep breath and seeing what other ways I can conjure up magic, adventure and community this year. I'm jonesin' bigtime for some international travel and Cascadian backpacking trips, and prepping for the Burn/maestro'ing Get Found tends to monopolize all my resources, physical, mental and spiritual, so….time to take a time-out.

    With that said, I wouldn't rule out jumping in the rig with Tangerine, Maketa, Jessie Rey and our bikes & blinkies at the last minute and heading to the playa, but that isn't the plan. Every time we hear of another beloved friend that WILL be there, it makes it a harder decision....but it is the right call in the big picture.

    Many other
    Get Foundlings are hoping to Burn this year and we'll share details as they emerge this summer.

    I've started planting the seed with Foundlings and friends that aren't going to Black Rock this year the possibility for holding our own backwoods
    Pacific Northwest burn!

    PEacE oUT!
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    "Some Ways Seemingly More Round About & Mysterious Than Others"



    "All of us, all of us, all of us trying to save our immortal souls, some ways seemingly more round about and mysterious than others. We are having a good time here. But hope all will be revealed soon." 

    -- Raymond Carver


    Get Found 3.0.7: Scotty G & Kat


    Name (playa or otherwise): “Scotty G”
    Years Burned: ‘04, 09, 10
    Where is Home Right Now?: Taos, New Mexico
    General Outlook/Philosophy of Life: Enjoy! If you don’t like it, create something you do like.
    Favorite Memories from Burns of Yesteryear: “The Night,” the Get Found origin, moshing to the Vandals, doing energy work, center camp magic, being one of the first to show up on the playa and one of the last ones to leave last year and sunrises on temple burn mornings.
    Something I learned about myself on playa I didn't know before: It is possible to live in an almost constant stream of synchronicity.
    Top 5 Playa Essentials: Hat, sun block, water, bike and night lighting.
    Best Tip for Playa Virgins: Let it go. So much easier said than done, but so liberating. Also, embrace the dust.
    Personal Role/Character on the Playa: This year I think my role will be a grounder and space holder.
    Most Looking Forward To: Getting more time to go around during the day and learn about ways that people are expanding their minds and cultivating their visions. Also, more climbing, bouncing, dancing and overall movement.
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: Expand, not escape.



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    Name (playa or otherwise): Have gone by many but to those who know me well, Kathryn
    Years burned: 0
    Where is home right now?: Bellingham, although I have many
    General outlook/philosophy on life: At the risk of sounding cliche... "Energy can neither be created, nor destroyed"
    Favorite memories from Burns of yesteryear: Seeing my brother and Christian in PDX after they got back. I cherish those memories....
    Something I learned about myself on playa I didn't know before: I imagine that I will find something there that I isn't possible to find anywhere else
    Top 5 Playa essentials: Don't know yet, but drawn by many things... the sky, the barrenness, the creation of something I can't imagine out of nothing, the ability to take emotional risks in an environment in which it is safe, and my wonderful brother
    Best tip for Playa virgins: Ring the bell like you never have and never will again. :) That's my plan...
    Favorite personal role/character on playa: Well... there's a lot of things I thought of, but now that I stop and reflect, my answer at this point would be premature. I think one of the reasons I'm drawn to going is to find this out....
    Most looking forward to: The openness in both people and nature, and the rawness... again in both people in nature.
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: To allow myself to be.....

    Get Found 3.0.6: Maketa & Hartz



    Name (playa or otherwise)  Maketa, Edub, Edubious
    Years Burned:  This will be my third burn.  Priors:  2007 Green Man | 2009 Evolution
    General Outlook/Philosophy of Life:  We are absolutely the creators of our reality - individually and collectively. Intention is the weaving of Universal energies that create the tapestry of one's life.  hat you focus on expands. Your words create your world.
    Top 5 Playa Essentials:  tabi boots, drum, solid community, camera, soundstick
    Favorite Memories from Burns of Yesteryear:  Rocking the Purple Palace w/ Moontroll, Torsten, Pomme Frites and dosing everyone around us;  Team Love and unbreakable tractor beams with Suga Cube, Moontroll, Scotty G, Rachel, Leah and Atlas; chillin' in the soundproof-red light-mirrored box in deep playa;  full Glitch Mob at Enthion Village; freak circus and Bassnectar at Cirque Berzerk, and on and on and on and on.....
    Personal Role/Character on the Playa:  warrior and king - deeper reflections of my strongest archtypes
    Something I learned about myself on playa that I didn't know before: That I like wearing eye makeup and face paint
    Intentions for the 2001 Burn: Deep connection with my partner Rey; deep service to the Get Found Tribe known and unknown; to play and laugh in new ways; to drum and share rhythm and music in community. 

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    Name (playa or otherwise)  Hartz / Sarah
    Years Burned:  this is my first!
    Where is home?: Chez Verite in Seattle and there's always part of me in the West Bank
    General Outlook/Philosophy of Life:  ancestor knowing and honoring, cultivating growth and depth, foundation in community and connection, universal energy and stepping into the flow
    Top 5 Playa Essentials:  boots, a scarf and trust trust trust
    Best Tip for Playa Virgins: dream about it
    Personal Role/Character on the Playa:  favorite new role is the super heroine/hero, I usually listen and ground before I 'enter' and I'm trying to move beyond that
    Intentions for the 2001 Burn: opening/unfolding/unfurling of heart wings


    Getting Found in the Default World



    It has been a busy couple of months in the Pacific Northwest for Camp Get Found as we prepare for our 3rd year together on the playa. We’ve always been a small camp with a population hovering around 20, and this year is no different: 11 Get Found alumni and 9 new Foundling initiates (with 7 playa virgins in the mix) -- you can read more about who is Getting Found this year in our ongoing camp registrations. This year, our campers come also exclusively from homebases in western Washington & Oregon -- our Colorado, California and New Mexico friends are either not going or camping in other configurations.

    So last spring, as the deadline for theme camp application approached and we had not had any conversations about what we were going to do in 2011,
    Hannah Tangerine (I think) came up with the idea of creating a tea house for the people. “We could call it SynchroniciTEA, serve brews and elixirs, and help cultivate meaningful coincidences,” she suggested. “How about throw ‘and JuJu Parlor” in there for good measure?” I added. A concept was born.

    In the months and weeks since, we put out the word to alumni and new friends alike and, by July, had our camp roster pretty well finalized. This gave us nearly two months to get to know each other, to communicate, brainstorm, share ideas, host gatherings and begin to divvy up tasks -- the work that it would take to Get Found once more in Black Rock City -- this time with a teahouse in tow.

    Maketa and
    J-Rey threw themselves in to the SynchroniciTEA concept and began designing, buying materials and constructing the prototype. Tina took on teahouse interior visions, helping to imagine a soothing space full of intentionality and spirit by way of lights, colors, art. Rachel dove in to some playatech furniture building, Tangerine began organizing the group kitchen and Moontroll worked on herding cats, keeping communication and logistics flowing, painting signs, buying tea and teapots and getting the Boogie parachute ready for its 4th burn. Colby is building a sink and generator mufflers. Dana spraypainted bamboo designs on teahouse walls. Everybody shared surplus hugs and bacon.

    Pablo
    emerged from his recent touring with March Fourth just in time to step in as our pragmatic camp foreman, and in short order busted out our greywater evaporation system, jigsawed a lightbox sign, worked on parachute repairs and rebar advisement and also helped think through systems like electrical, showers and transport.

    Our first major gathering was in Bellingham over a weekend in July, and consisted of a Friday night meet-and-greet social, which led in to a dance party (of course) which led in to a slumber party which led in to a potluck brunch which led, finally, to a long and detailed meeting scoping out the details of camp, some of the logistics, some of the concerns/questions and figuring out who was doing what. A follow-up gathering was held in August in Seattle, in which the primary goal of raising the teahouse structure for the first time was accomplished (to great joy and excitement) along with several other small projects, all featuring the surprise guest appearance of GF alum Scotty G. fresh from Taos.

    So we’re less than 2 weeks out before we all hit the road, eastward towards the Black Rock Desert.... with a few more things to finish up & tinker on before we go. Many have moved in to personal prep now and are living, breathing and dreaming the Burn round the clock. Without receiving official placement from BMorg, we don’t know exactly where we’ll end up in BRC,
    but if yer meant to find us, it will be a meeting of great synchroniciTEA!

    Here are a few scenes of Get Found pre-playa gatherings, work parties and funraising....



    Our first official meeting, at the Purple Palace in Bellingham, WA -- we managed to get nearly 3/4 of the camp in the same place at the same time! After some chattering & swilling, we soon dudded up to head out for a birthday party complete with a treehouse, yummy keg & food, drum circle and DJ Grapenuts.







    More photos by Tina and moontroll after the jump.....
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    Get Found 3.0.5: Rachel & Dana



    Name (playa or otherwise): Rachel...perhaps this will be the year my playa name Gets Found?!...
    Years Burned: This will be my 4th
    Where is Home Right Now?: Olympia, WA
    General Outlook/Philosophy of Life: Desiderata, baby!
    Favorite Memories from Burns of Yesteryear: Violin serenade in the Tunnel of Love, Carcass Wash with Ramona Mayhem, Dr. Megavolt, eating pancakes off embers of the Man, excursion on the Naughty Bus, solo missions, going to the Temple for the first time, hot chocolate, aural soundscapes, being floored by a desert mermaid, Team Love, serving up bevs at Center Camp Cafe, meeting my little green friend...
    Something I learned about myself on playa I didn't know before: I LOVE TUACA
    Top 5 Playa Essentials: all purpose playa-cup, lip balm, goggles, baby wipes, belt with pockets
    Best Tip for Playa Virgins: Read the Survival Guide. Drink lots of water....The rest is an Adventure
    Personal Role/Character on the Playa: Hmmm....by the end of the week, when layers unpeel & I am being truly who I am, I have more magic to share.
    Most Looking Forward To: Get Found Co-Creation, Exploration, Lamplighting, Giving and Receiving lots of Hugs, Riding my New Playa Bike out into the deep, Art!!!, the Power of Whimsy, Laughter, and Dancing like my Vagina is on Fire - yeow!!
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: Open Heart, Open Mind. Let myself Expand. Getting dusty with Get Found. Celebrate being Alive!




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    Name (playa or otherwise): Dana
    Years burned: virginal
    Where is home right now?: West Seattle and primarily in my heart
    General outlook/philosophy on life: believe in yourself, trust what the universe shows you, listen, love freely, laugh, create space for life’s gifts
    Top 5 Playa essentials: connection, freedom, decision maker boots, lip gloss, comfy pillow
    Favorite personal role/character on playa: Gifter of Deep Hugs
    Most looking forward to: soaking in the sense of community, creating an environment of trust and joy, creativity sparks, expression, the unexpected and the unknown, growth
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: to open my mind and heart to new territory, be present, laugh, enjoy the dust, let it flow!

    Get Found 3.0.4: moontroll & Gabriella



    Name (playa or otherwise): moontroll, DJ Playaduster
    Years burned: This will be my fifth burn in 8 years. First: 2004, Vault of Heaven.
    Where is home right now?: As of March, I have been dwelling in a purple house surrounded by tall trees on the outskirts of Bellingham with my new Tangerine-flavored family.
    General outlook/philosophy on life: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. -- Dr. Suess
    Favorite memories from Burns of yesteryear: Wingin it my first Burn, unprepared with Torsten. Building the Boogie Pyramid in '07 with Boogie Universal and the following adventures & mishaps on the Esplanade. The Party Formerly Known as the Prince Party I conducted in aforementioned pyramid. Team Love tractor beam explorations and Getting Found on perimeter in 09. Sunrise on open playa with Abraxas sipping mimosas on the Glacial Facial in 10. Discovering Whomp & Bass Chakra Therapy at Cirque Bezerk & Entheon; dancing to DISORIENT's micro-nerf beats by myself in deep playa; Crude Awakening and Bliss Dance. Falling in love with TanjaLove.
    Something I learned about myself on playa I didn't know before: The power of setting focused intentions, aka The Pure Power of Potential.
    Top 5 Playa essentials: Goggles, vitamins/herbs/bee pollen, purple pig tails & tutu, comfortable/functional bike, camera/soundstick.
    Best tip for Playa virgins: No expectations, no agenda, no drama. Keep it simple & light!
    Favorite personal role/character on playa: Playa Portraits facilitator.
    Most looking forward to: Getting found. Again. Biking deep playa at night. Stumbling on to random funky dance parties in unlikely places. Absorbing all of the amazing kaleidoscopeness of Center Camp. Spending more time in the Healer villages. Serving oolong in the SynchroniciTEA House & Juju Parlor. Grounding at the Temple, checking in.....
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: Deeper personal explorations (beneath the psyche, on the backside of ego), deeper soul connection with my Tangerine lover, deeper collective love & authenticity with the tribe.



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    Name (playa or otherwise): Gabriella, GabrieBella, GLORIA, Love Angel
    Years burned: Going on my 7th... I think
    Where is home right now?: Oh boy.... right now? Or now? Hmm... oh, you mean now? I'm in Portland as I type this.
    General outlook/philosophy on life: Follow your heart and trust that all is as it should be.
    Favorite memories from Burns of yesteryear: Dancing alone to the best sunrise set ever, Drunk Kissing Angel Day, riding the Orgasmatron, singing and dancing around a fire til sunrise, building the temple in '09, sex in a hammock, becoming a hug angel, being awed by what humans can create.
    Something I learned about myself on playa I didn't know before: I'm sexy and I'm really good with a framing nailer!
    Top 5 Playa essentials: Open mind, goggles, sun hat, comfortable boots, blinky lights
    Best tip for Playa virgins: Stay hydrated and spend at least one day or night off on your own solo adventure.
    Favorite personal role/character on playa: MYSELF.... to the nth power!
    Most looking forward to: Being awed by what humans can create.
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: Getting found, sharing love, hugs, music, and lots and lots of laughter!

    Get Found 3.0.3: Colby & Leah



    Name (playa or otherwise): Colby Rae Jackson, Miss Leah Webb calls me Peter Pan
    Years burned: Virgin
    Where is home right now?: Edmonds is where I am for today. I grew up in Republic Wa. As of late always undecided, my boxes reside in Arizona, I've been in and out of Los Angeles the last 4 years.  
    General outlook/philosophy on life: Chin Up, Cheer Up. Be, your best self. Become, everything you can. Believe, in everyone, everything and yourself. Love. Use your voice, stand up in what you believe.  
    Top 5 Playa essentials: Forgiving. Becoming. Blossoming. Truth. Freedom. 
    Favorite personal role/character on playa: Childlike innocence. love. smile. laugh. give. build. teach. learn. dance. scream. being me.
    Most looking forward to: Being with all of you. sharing. singing. dancing. meditate. creating. community. 
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: Be impeccable with my word. Do not take anything personally. Do not assume. Always do my best. 

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    Name (playa or otherwise): Leah, Heilanilou, Pele Kit'N, Kanti Devi (aka Cunty Diva)...still awaiting official playa name...
    Years burned: 2009, 2010
    Where is home right now?: Home is where the heart is, literally above my feet on a ship in Alaska, but in essence I will always be an island girl of Hawaii.
    General outlook/philosophy on life:  "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”-- Eleanor Roosevelt. With more intention than a leaf in the wind and less security than an old oak, finding harmonious reflection and ideals in an evolving environment.
    Favorite memories from Burns of yesteryear: laughter, soul-sister space, double rainbow recharge, tractor beam throwdowns, robot heart sunrise, fire, lightning, magic, bliss.
    Something I learned about myself on playa I didn't know before:  finding and defining personal boundaries is not restrictive but safely refining.
    Top 5 Playa essentials: community, freedom, reflection, expression and evening gowns.
    Best tip for Playa virgins: basics of survival...buddy up with open heart exploration, awareness of your journey and where you can share your gift, yourself.
    Favorite personal role/character on playa:  Suppose I prefer observation and organizing just as much as adventurous exploration and inspiration !
    Most looking forward to: Experiencing our Get Found Tribe, expanding and contracting with the breath of universe!
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: Setting them, crossing thresholds, holding space, organic evolution, finding resonation with more beings seeking to GET EVN! Elevatin' Vibration Nation...never underestimate the power of a small group of likeminded people!

    Get Found 3.0.2: Tangerine & Daisy MayBe



    Name (playa or otherwise): Tangerine
    Years burned: Rites of Passage will be my 2nd Burn
    Where is home right now?:  Bellingham, Washington!  Yep, I finally made it home. 
    General outlook/philosophy on life: Follow your heart.  Be true to yourself.  Serve and love others.  Shine on.
    Favorite memories from Burns of yesteryear:  Meeting/loving the Moontroll, finding family, Mimosas on the Glacial Facial, Suzy Bedspread, Gabriella's beauty, The Night the Man Fell, reading Maketa's note and knowing I found a brother before I even met him, Bagels and Lox, meeting a wheelchair friend and spending the night Getting Found, becoming a butterfly, Palace of Mirrors with Rachel...
    Something I learned about myself on playa I didn't know before:  I am worthy to be loved, and I have value and a whole bunch of treasures to share.  
    Top 5 Playa essentials: lip gloss, sparkles, good scents, stomper boots, and lots of lights for my bike
    Best tip for Playa virgins:  No expectations.  You just gotta be, gotta be, gotta be.
    Favorite personal role/character on playa:  Hi!  I’m Tangerine!    I’m slightly woodsy, and I playfully prowl around like a joyous woodland creature.  I like snuzzling, schnoozling, and being giddy.  I mind my manners and find reverence when it serves me, but you can find me climbing big things, dancing wildy, laughing loudly, and hunting Moontrolls most of the time.
    Most looking forward to:  Holding hands with all my lovelies, DANCING into the sunrise, dusty hugs, synchronicity, going deeper, spending time with all the friends not on playa last year, serendipitous encounters with magical people, spreading the LOVE.
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn:  Illuminate and fortify Self.  Settle in to this body.  Be free to be Me.  Fall in love.

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    Name (playa or otherwise): Daisy MayBe
    Years burned: 2007 (and regional burns for the past 5 years)
    Where is home right now?: Bellingham, WA
    General outlook/philosophy on life: Radical acceptance, compassion, and love for all beings: human, animal, and otherwise! 
    Favorite memories from Burns of yesteryear: Riding my bike across the playa at dusk feeling the deepest sense of universal alignment, full moon rising, and finding myself at the Temple for a time of contemplation, reverence, and release. Definitely a spiritual highlight on my life journey thus far. 
    Something I learned about myself on playa I didn't know before: Ask me in person, as the details are rather (ahem) intimate. :)
    Top 5 Playa essentials: Fake fur coat, sun or cowboy hat, Critical Massive/Regional Burner necklaces, breezy bright dresses, close-toed shoes.
    Best tip for Playa virgins: Embrace dust and grime. 
    Favorite personal role/character on playa: I enjoy providing positivity and good vibes during projects, and working as a team to accomplish camp tasks.  I also can be very affectionate, and in the past have enjoyed participating in snuggly times with campmates. 
    Most looking forward to: Being part of a family, having a cozy tea-infused home base, and exploring the playa together!
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: Be present and don't complain. :)


     

    Get Found 3.0.1: Tina & Jessie Rey



    Name (playa or otherwise): Tina Praseuth, "Issa" - Beloved Cup of Tea
    Years burned: Rites of Passage will be my 2nd
    Where is home right now?: Mercer Island, WA - Came into being in Nongkhai, Thailand "Savannh, City of the Heavens"
    General outlook/philosophy on life: Everything is a *choice*. In order to fully step into our power, we must realize, practice and vibrate intentionally in this deep understanding. Life is a gift and a dance we create with Universe. Our journey goes to wherever we choose it to be. Being in the flow. Knowing what your purpose is and living your purpose with passion & authenticity. Om.
    Favorite memories from Burns of yesteryear: Riding out on my bike alone to greet the sunrise. Sitting in a bird nest on the outskirts of the playa, watching the man burn from afar in quiet observance...
    Something I learned about myself on playa I didn't know before: I discovered a hidden jewel within myself. Coming to an awareness that I have been here before… I knew that my life was meant to change and I changed it.
    Top 5 Playa essentials: 1) Body paint 2) Incense 3) Candles 4) Tea 5) Moon energy
    Best tip for Playa virgins: Be open, receptive and free. The experience of the Burn becomes whatever you make of it. Have an intention without holding onto it too tightly and allow Universe to flow for the rest of it! Dance, Create, Play, Love and Shine your Light!
    Favorite personal role/character on playa: Pixie Love Duster, sprinkler of love, inspiration and creativity.
    Most looking forward to: Connecting deeply to the feminine energies of this tribe! Drum circles > expressing my newly discovered inner rhythm with this group. Yoga and meditation in the desert. Creating sacred space with this group, and sealing that connection and intention through tea and ceremony.
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: To further evolve & clarify the vision I have been creating for myself. To connect fully with this spiritual tribe (who I have traveled with for many lives) & deepen the understanding of our connections & synchronistic paths. To combine our collective intentions and manifest the magical co-creation of this "art" that we have been powerfully preparing for the past year. To step fully into my power and rise in my vibrational frequency in order to pass through the veil into the new world.

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    Name (playa or otherwise): JRey
    Years burned: Virgin
    Where is home right now?:Gardenlife Sanctuary, Seattle, WA
    General outlook/philosophy on life: optimistic Earth based evolution of consciousness.
    Top 5 Playa essentials: I think: electrolytes/wet wipes/gifts to offer/face paints/shade
    Favorite personal role/character on playa: grounding/healing/trickster
    Most looking forward to: deep connection/dream weaving/wish making/hearts being blown open all around
    Intentions for the 2011 Burn: To be witness to and participant in the ultimate dream weaving, miracle manifesting, wish granting community where consensus reality holds no power over the population.  To step out of the boxes that I and others create around me and truly shine, not just for the time on the playa, but to utilize the playa as a training ground for all of life. To be glorious witness and facilitator of the unfolding of the true potential of my partner, my self and my friends. Boo-ya.

    SynchroniciTEA House & JuJu Parlor rising!



    Well, with less than 50 days until the Man burns, production is just getting underway on the Get Found SyncroniciTEA House and JuJu Parlor. What? You haven't heard about his yet?!! Well, let me fill you in.

    The centerpiece of this year's Camp Get Found will be a beautiful and welcoming tea house and ju ju parlor. It will be a place for all things creative, reverent and irreverent! We shall be serving thirsty city dwellers a plethora of different teas - each accompanied by it's own unique ritual. Among our tribe are tea connoisseurs of many styles. We currently awaiting a shipment of the finest oolong from a secret source in Taiwan. We also have an insider relationship with Zen Dog, a local Seattle tea master and importer. We will also be serving up chai teas, special blended herbal teas, medicinal teas and more! You will be able to sip your tea in the comfort and sereniTEA of the SyncroniciTEA house.



    The tea house will be an octagonal space that is about 365 square feet. It will be capped with a easy to spot, baby blue parachute and protected from the wind by white tarpaulin walls. The tea house design is based on the tried and true shade structure design that dBM has used every year on the playa. The parachute will be supported by a center mast and pulled out over the guy wires that are used to hold it upright. The walls will be supported by posts that are sunk into the play and layed out in an octagonal shape.



    The teahouse interior will be beautifully created by the "vibesquad" - a crew of divine ladies from our tribe who have a vision for a sacred and restful space that will encourage connection, reflection, cuddle puddles and ritual. Picture plush carpets, massive piles of cozy pillows, low tables, exquisite art, lanterns, draping fabric in reds and golds, red LED lighting and of course MUSIC! Live music from one of our many tribal troubadours and your favorite dBM casts spinning throughout the day and night. This is the place you want to be!



    The garage here at Cottage Groove is beginning to pile of with materials: cables, ratchet straps, rebar, parachutes, rolls of tarp and carpet, rope, posts.....  The build is not far out now, just a few more items to go. The mast heads to the welders to be fabricated within the next week and then it's on! Stay tuned for more updates on the build.  

    We hope to be able to serve you.

    PeAcE!

    ~ Edubious, SyncroniciTEA House Architect

    Introducing Moontroll's 2010 Burning Man/Get Found 2010 videos (double-feature!)



    We're back....

    We have succeeded in upgrading our website software and restoring the past 4 years of blog posts here on dBM. Hooray! Working on this fix, I realized how much good storytelling this dBM blog does of the past several burns: who we camped with, what projects we worked on, hurdles we faced and conquered and the larger Burner culture that informs and inspires us. Glad to have it working again, and with the new software, we’re going to be able to do some cool redesigning and adding new features over the coming months. Thanks for tuning in friends -- join us on our new group page on Facebook, drop us a line at [email protected] and feel free to make a donation to the ongoing development of dBM via Paypal in the sidebar.

    Introducing Camp Get Found : version 2.0.6



    Name (playa or otherwise): Steve, TooTall, still searching for a playa name

    Where is home right now?: Grew up in Seattle, moved to Portland after college, now reside in San Diego.

    Years burned: 09, 10

    Favorite drinks: beer aficionado , Double IPAs, Tripel and Quadrupel Belgians, Vodka-Anythings

    Favorite use/form of bacon: garnish in a sweet dark Belgian beer, like Malheur 12, also deep fried bacon with a side of bacon

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: most electronica, stadium djs, dub step, etc... see Coachella and Electric Daisy Music Festival (LA)

    General outlook/philosophy on life: Love one another... enjoy what time we have together

    Favorite memories from Burns past: meditation in the temple... Bassnectar... and the Teeter Totter of Death

    Most looking forward to: meeting up with burning friends again, soul cleansing, fire, wandering, levitation

    Intentions for the Burn: combine forces with others to create a better tomorrow, engineer the future



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    Name (playa or otherwise): Bandit

    Where is home right now?: Renow

    Years burned: Trifecta

    Favorite drinks: Kool-Aid, OJ, H20

    Favorite use/form of bacon: On a Manwich

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: Live Electronic

    General outlook/philosophy on life: Livin the Journey

    Favorite memories from Burns past: Getting Found

    Most looking forward to: Meeting peeps, Playa at night

    Intentions for the burn: Expanding, Reflecting, Adventure

    Introducing Camp Get Found : version 2.0.5



    Name (playa or otherwise): Gabriella, GabriBella, Gloria, Love Angel

    Hometown (where is home right now?): ooh, don't get me started... but I do pay rent in Portland so let's just leave it at that!

    Years burned: This is my 6th, I think?

    Favorite drinks: Water, Coconut Water, Fruit Smoothies, Hot Chocolate (with or without alkyhol), Mochas (same same), and pretty much anything someone is willing to pour into my cup.

    Favorite use/form of bacon: In my mouth. I also recently tried bacon chocolate.... mmmmm!

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: You mean besides me? Anything that moves me in the moment.

    General outlook/philosophy on life: Follow your heart and trust that all is as it should be.

    Favorite memories from Burns past: Drunk Kissing Angel Day, riding the Orgasmatron, singing and dancing around a fire til sunrise, building the temple last year, sex in a hammock, becoming a hug angel, being awed by what humans can create.

    Most looking forward to: whatever may come!

    Intentions for the Burn: Continued lowering of inhibitions, continued sharing of songs, hugs, love, laughter, and joy, being open to whatever (or whoever?) may come!



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    Name (playa or otherwise): Hekter McElliot, Johnny Buckskin and many more.

    Hometown (where is home right now?): Sebastopol, CA

    Years burned: 2006,2007,2008,2009

    Favorite drinks: Coconut milk, huckleberry mojitos, bloody mary and nectar in it’s many forms.

    Favorite use/form of bacon: massage tool

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: wimpy, bassy, make ya squirm in your trousers kind of beats.

    General outlook/philosophy on life: laughter and not so serious bout’ stuff…

    Favorite memories from Burns past: old friends, new friends, flame, heat, cucumber eyeglasses, wig reunion tours, Yovanduh my mental secretary field notes.

    Most looking forward to: Enjoying life on many levels, polar bear awareness seminars, clubbing seals, arctic fox foundation funraiser

    Intentions for the Burn: Promote longevity through laughter. Many intentions but too small of a keyboard to go on

    Hometown (where is home right now?): Sebastopol, CA

    Years burned: 2006,2007,2008,2009

    Favorite drinks: Coconut milk, huckleberry mojitos, bloody mary and nectar in it’s many forms.

    Favorite use/form of bacon: massage tool

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: wimpy, bassy, make ya squirm in your trousers kind of beats.

    General outlook/philosophy on life: laughter and not so serious bout’ stuff…

    Favorite memories from Burns past: old friends, new friends, flame, heat, cucumber eyeglasses, wig reunion tours, Yovanduh my mental secretary field notes.

    Most looking forward to: Enjoying life on many levels, polar bear awareness seminars, clubbing seals, arctic fox foundation funraiser

    Intentions for the Burn: Promote longevity through laughter. Many intentions but too small of a keyboard to go on



    click for more…

    Introducing Camp Get Found : version 2.0.4



    Name (playa or otherwise): Leah, Heilanilou, PeleKit'N

    Where is home right now?: Born: Aberdeen, WA; Ancestrally: Kauai, HI; Currently: Inside Passage, AK

    Years burned: 2009, 2010 and intending 2011-2015

    Favorite drinks: home-brewed chai, kombucha, madras and Domaine J Lawrens Champagne

    Favorite use/form of bacon: Garnish in a bloody Mary

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: the kind that opens your heart, elevates your mind or shakes your ass

    General outlook/philosophy on life: don't believe me, don't believe yourself, don't believe anyone else.

    Favorite memories from Burns past: be here NOW

    Most looking forward to: making space, making changes, making art, making beauty, making friends, making bacon... And excessive opportunities for spiritual fire :)


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    Namesss (playa or otherwise): Orbit, Mary Poppins, Bruce, Cathy aka Will

    Hometown (where is home right now?): Portland, Bitches!!

    Years burned: 2007 (Green Man), 2008 (American Dream), 2009 (Evolution), 2010 (Metrosexopolis)

    Favorite drinks: Water, Twilight ale, Special hot chocolate, whiskey, Tequila,

    Favorite use/form of bacon: Sometimes I drink my bacon straight, or on the rocks with a splash of branch water. Other times I like it mixed with some sweet treat; chocolate, cinnamon roll etc. Really, just give me some bacon. Now.

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: Ana Sia, Tipper, Heyoka, Bluetech, blah blah blah...

    General outlook/philosophy on life: No more snooze button!

    Favorite memories from Burns past: Sunrise set with unknown rad DJ giving hug lessons to everyone that passed. Sunrise across the walk in camping area with interpretive dances. Driving out the gate onto open playa on Tuesday. Bunnies are people too. Thespian endeavours with flamboyant decoy ducks. Meeting...

    Most looking forward too: Bringing myself to the playa in full regalia and power. Being open to what is in front of and inside of me. Dancing to the hottest DJ ever (A.S.). Pouring people hot chocolate. Eating Bacon with Bruce and Spencer. Hangin out with all of YOU!!!

    Intentions for the Burn: Presence, groundedness and centeredness balanced by distraction, airiness and orbiting. Suspended between heaven and earth and embodying all of it. Continuing to refine a new reality for myself on playa sans my old love. Learning to love myself even more. Supporting those that surround me in their own journeys, prodding and nurturing, challenging and supporting. Clarifying my mission....



    Introducing Camp Get Found : version 2.0.3



    Name (playa or otherwise): Suga Cube, Sweet 'n' Low, maybe even Love Bomb

    Where is home right now?: When I am not bouncing somewhere else I am with my Diojee in Taos, New Mexico.

    Years burned: This will be my second and boy I had a great cherry-popping last year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Favorite drinks: Muppet blood and fairy nectar

    Favorite use/form of bacon: Really you want me to choose one way ???????.mmmmmmmmmmmmm crispy bacon!! And yes it makes a fine swizzle stick in a blood muppet mary (we all use the whole muppet you know!!!!!!

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: Any kinda music that I can feel in my soul and makes something move!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whomp to World Beat to Funk to Reggae to Bluegrass to punk to old Franti to the Dead to the soul to the Rock..................

    General outlook/philosophy on life: Magic happens- you just have to have the intention and be open to it!!!!!!!!!!! Love bombing is the way to go and if I can give back all I receive I am doing something right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And keep you creativity flowing whatever your art!

    Favorite memories from Burns past: Wow once again favorite.............The magic "Team Love" night at the fire stage! The temple burn for sure, The tractor beam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Most looking forward to: HUGS, LOVE BOMBS, CUDDLE PUDDLES, Get found philosophy, listening, growing, connections new and old, opening up to everything even wider,art, dancing, bouncing, being back home on the playa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Intentions for the burn: To open my heart even wider, to be inspire by art and music, to be expand my family, to bounce even higher and higher!!!!!!!!!!!! And to LOVE BOMB as many as I can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Name (playa or otherwise): Scotty

    Where is home right now?: I grew up in Seattle, spent many years in Steamboat Springs Colorado, and Taos is where my stuff is. I feel home almost wherever I am.

    Years burned: 04, 09, 10

    Favorite drinks: Water, coffee, beer (IPA, beers from Belgium, whatever someone hands me), coconut milk cacao smoothies and drinks with berries in them.

    Favorite use/form of bacon:
    Turtle burgers

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: I’m digging the
    Destination Burning Man podcasts.

    General outlook/philosophy on life: Enjoy life and be happy.Those are the most important thing you can do for the world.

    Favorite memories from Burns past: “The Night” and doing energy work my first burn camping with the HeeBeeGeeBee Healers.

    Most looking forward to: Playing on King Kong sized playground equipment, playing puppies and kittens, snuggles, kissing girls with bacon breath, singing and playing music, doing yoga and energy work, watching dreams overlap, and seeing YOU!

    Intentions for the Burn: As always, I want to strengthen my connection with Spirit and the spirits of all I come into contact with.

    Introducing Camp Get Found : version 2.0.2



    Name (playa or otherwise): Moontroll, DJ Playaduster, DJ Fundi

    Where is home right now?: Samish Island off the coast of the lower Skagit Valley; Bellingham too; all of the mossy westside of the Cascades feels like home.

    Years burned: 2004, 2007, 2009

    Favorite drinks: Mojitos, PBR & IPA, bourbon, Hekter's Nektarsauce with fresh fuckleberry sauce....

    Favorite use/form of bacon: swizzle sticks and nipple lubrication

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: I dig a wide range of music, from whomp to world beat, bluegrass to jazz, Grateful Dead to classic funk and soul, and I post musical mixes featuring this kaleidoscope of sounds at
    podcastcafe.org, destinationburningman.com/stuff/podcasts and soundcloud.com/moontrolling/tracks.

    General outlook/philosophy on life: I choose love, value creativity and freedom of expression, and get high off of conscious community. I am also an advanced practitioner of
    Bass Chakra Therapy.

    Favorite memories from Burns past:
    The Boogie Universal Pyramid Project experience from beginning to end, meditating during sunrises at the various Temples, DISORIENT microbeat dancing in deep playa, Torsten and the Zebracorn, "The Party Formerly Known as the Prince Party" and rolling Purple Palace with my boys, the double-rainbow, discovering Nectar and Glitch and the Crude Awakening madness of '07, Team Love in '09…..

    Most looking forward to: taking it to the next level with Get Found, meeting new tribe with ChillVille, grooving to bone-rattling bass beneath the stars, solo explorations during the day, furthering the
    Playa Portrait Project, Temple of Flux, loving on all the Burners!

    Intentions for the burn: Fine-tuning the results of my hard work over the past year; practicing eye contact and deep listening; realizing the Pure Power of Potential; stepping out of my normal comfort zones to see what else is out there; letting go of the old and making room for the new.



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    Name (playa or otherwise): Carla, Carl, Bun-Bun, Carls, Carlsbad, Hot Carl

    Where is home right now?: Currently Seattle, but gypsying it for the next 2-3 months in California after the Burn! Im on a quest to find my new home!

    Years burned: this is the 4th

    Favorite drinks: Yerba Matte, Iced Americano w/ toffee and cream, top-shelf bourbon, Heffiwiezens, Tripples, Apricot Beers

    Favorite use/form of bacon: On a french toast/egg/american cheese sandwhich, or those random times on the Playa when you REALLy need it and it just shows up in your lap. How about a limp-bacon-over-strategic-places photo shoot!

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: Ok, I'll break it down...
    Drums: dubstep or hiphop
    Bass: layered, thick, swampy, nasty, wobbely, whompy,
    Melodies: Beautiful, twinkly, harmonic, ethereal, haunting, intellegent
    Vocals: Conscious
    For more about my musical tastes, I have a soundcloud with some songs Ive made (Im learning how to produce on Ableton) and current favorites of other artists..
    www.soundcloud.com/dreamkitty

    General outlook/philosophy on life: I am in process of writing a manifesto of sorts, a set of concepts that I feel are important...they are: Meaningful Work, Evolution of Consciousness, Embracing the Present Moment, Entheogenic Revolution, Healing the Gender Gap, Localizing and Community Building, and Sustainability and Permaculture.

    Favorite memories from Burns past: Firedancing in conclave my first burn. Having a telepathic conversation with a stranger Sunday morning of my first burn. Watching smoke wizards come out of the burning Waffle in 2006. The first time I saw the Temple of Forgiveness up close. The talent show during the huge dust storm in the moving truck at Boogie Universal.

    Most looking forward to:vSunday morning tears of joy. Rocking my new white leather UV led top/chaps outfit!!! FIYAH! Mo upgraded with my new Go-go girl pee funnel.

    Intentions for the burn: Shedding old layers with ease. Releasing into my next ManifestinY with confidence and clarity. Strengthening connections with Family old and new..saying goodbye to the Pacific Northfresh and moving forward to where my heart is calling me... Following the flow. RAdiaTing love.

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    Introducing Camp Get Found : version 2.0.1



    Name (playa or otherwise): Hannah AKA Tangerine, HB, Banannah-Rama

    Where is home right now?: Alaska > Washington > Arkansas> Currently Reno, NV. I haven't quite settled into home yet, but I think it has something to do with LOVE and big trees.

    Years burned: 2010 is first official, although I visited 2007 and 2008 via astral travel.

    Favorite drinks: Lemonade, Mammoth and Deschutes Brews, Shirley Temples, Juice

    Favorite use/form of bacon: a BLT in the BRC

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: (hang) drums, whomp, and bluegrass

    General outlook/philosophy on life: All we need is love.

    Favorite memories from Burns past: Being an onlooker, knowing it was for me, and waiting till the Universe said GO!

    Most looking forward to: (specific/concrete things, examples: riding solar-powered art cars, dancing to Ana Sia, Temple soul work, yoga workshops, rubbing bacon on naked men, getting tattoeed, volunteering….): D. All of the above. Everything is new, and I sure do like the whomp.

    Intentions for the Burn: Release

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    Name (playa or otherwise):Rachel / Raquelisima
    Where is home right now?: Olympia, WA

    Years burned: 2

    Favorite drinks: horchata, barley soda, americano w/ cream, Kern's mango nectar, H20 w/ lemon

    Favorite use/form of bacon: Gummy bacon makes for an interesting swizzle stick

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: STS9, Shpongle, Tom Waits, Fela Kuti, Whomp, Dub, Beats Antique...etc...now and again a dose of Black Sabbath and Nina Hagen

    General outlook/philosophy on life: Welcome the Ebb and Flow.  Roll with the punches. Embrace the Mystery. Accept the constancy of Change....and don't forget to LAUGH!!!!!!!!!

    Favorite memories from Burns past: Carcass Wash with Ramona Mayhem, impromptu Monkey Cheerleader, Sunday morning Temple adventure, serving bevs at Center Camp Cafe, adopting my Gnome named Pog, beautiful random connections with stangers....

    Most looking forward to: Co-creating camp space, Sweating Prayers at RhythmWave, checking out the Mant Farm, a little more day exploring, Temple Burn,  give and receive lots and lots and lots of hugs...

    Intentions for the Burn: Open Heart, Open Mind




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    Name (playa or otherwise): David, no Playa name as of yet

    Where is home right now?: Everett,  WA

    Years burned: Virgin!

    Favorite drinks: Water, Blood Orange Juice and Mandarin Absolut, Good Tequila and Orange with Cinnamon, Makers Mark, Any Belgian Beer

    Favorite use/form of bacon: Wrapping scallops

    Favorite music/bands/styles of the moment: I speak Shpongolese

    General outlook/philosophy on life: Peaceful, hard working and inquisitive

    Favorite memories from Burns past: My great friends wonderful stories I have been hearing about for so many years

    Most looking forward to: I am trying not to get ahead of myself, but Earth Guardian volunteering and Lamp Lighting would seem to give me a great sense of participation with the whole community.  I am hoping to be an active MOOP snagger in our camp as well as everywhere else on the Playa.  Beyond that, sunrises, random workshops, breath work and DANCING!

    Intentions for the Burn: My greatest intentions for this first Burn is to allow myself to loose control and to let expectations go. This may be a direct contradiction to my previous statement, but it’s baby steps at the moment.

    Evolution II : Burning Man 2009, and a brief farewell

    Moontroll has cooked up one more final video presentation featuring photographs, videos and music from Burning Man 2009 : Evolution. Soudtrack features tracks from Bassnectar, Bluetech, Mimosa & Collie Budz and Random Rab, and the photos are from over a dozen different sources found around the internets.

    You can view the full collection of 2009 BM videos on
    our video page or by visiting Moontroll's Vimeo album.

    Hope you dig on it and it stirs up some personal excitement for Black Rock City 2010!


    Another look at Burning Man 2009 from Moontroll, featuring photos from over a dozen sources found across the internets (see closing credits for full disclosure!) Music by Bassnectar, Bluetech, Mimosa & Collie Budz and Random Rab.

    More videos, musical mixes, photos, stories and more at http://www.destinationburningman.com.

    Viva la Black Rock City!



    Things will be pretty quiet here on the dBM blog until the spring or early summer when we start gearing up for the next pilgrimage to the playa. We'll continue to regularly post musical mixes on our dBM podcast page, including a forthcoming serial from DJ Edubious, more installments in DJ Playaduster's Wobble Chronicles series designed to help listeners tap in to the raw power of their bass chakras and stellar sets from a wide variety of Guest DJs.

    Y'all take care and thanks for the encouragement and support over the years. Drop us a line anytime at [email protected]

    Love, the dBM crew

    DJ Grapenuts presents "Hektervision : Glacial Facial at Burning Man 2009"

    HektorVision Presents: Glacial Facial pt.1 from Grapenuts on Vimeo.

    EVOLUTION & Camp Get Found : Burning Man 2009

    This is a multimedia piece I made with photos, videos and music from several different sources, including the amazing time-lapse photography of Ben Wiggins and burn footage from Mr. Nightshade and John Chavez. It is intended as a scrapbook or time capsule to celebrate Burning Man 2009 and the beautiful people I camped and spent the week with (Go Team Love!!). Soundtrack is provided by Random Rab, ill.Gates, Welder, Nosaj Thing, Ezekiel Honig and Shpongle.

    Feel free to download a copy (link below video on the right) and share it with others. Consider leaving a comment if you like this too. Spread the playa love!

    Lots more videos, photos, podcasts and burning blogging at my website www.destinationburningman.com.



    Moontroll has finished posting the last of his video shorts, and now offers this longer, more comprehensive half-hour-long epic that seeks to preserve and celebrate the people, places, sounds, sights and scenarios of Burning Man 2009. We recommend you download your own copy from the Vimeo page -- look for the link beneath the video on the right-hand side -- and play it on as big of a screen, with as loud of a soundsystem, as possible. It's long, so get comfy and make sure you are in the irght frame of mind to take this experience in! Hope you enjoy it -- leave a comment on Vimeo with your reactions. Peace, love and playa!

    More Burning Man video shorts from Moontroll

    Moontroll has spun out two more video shorts from photos and videos gathered on the playa at Burning Man 2009 by himself and co-conspirator Edubious. Both of them capture moments in time at the beautiful and evocative temple (does it have a name?) -- they are like short stories, little windows to look through to be transported, year-round, back to that special time and place. Comments on Vimeo are much appreciated.

    Videos and photos celebrating the temple -- and its fiery demise -- at Burning Man 2009.

    Another video short by Moontroll; original photos and videos by Moontroll and Edubious.

    More at www.destinationburningman.com



    A video short by Moontroll; photos and video by Moontroll, except for fire photos by Edubious. Music by Mickey Hart and Boxcutter.

    www.destinationburningman.com



    View or download the previous video shorts by subscribing to dBMcasts or by visiting http://vimeo.com/album/53765.

    We did it!



    Camp dBM evolved in to Camp Get Found when we moved our home to 3:30 & Lineage. Here's our one family portrait we managed, moments before launching ourselves out in to Burn Night. Torsten left early and was missed; Gabriella and Sugar Cube are our special guests. Many, many more stories to come. For now, decompression back in the Default World. Viva la Team Love!!! xoxoxoxo

    UPDATE: We have a Flickr pool for Get Lost at
    www.flickr.com/groups/get_found/pool/.

    Camp dBM registration #9

    Registration for Camp dBM : 00.009
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Anneka          
     

     
    Default World livelihood: massage practitioner / circus performer
     
    Hobbies:  circus.  and making purdy things with ruffles.  and functional things with pockets.  and ruffles.
     
    Side-projects:  uh... circus.
     
    Favorite foods:  sushi.  fresh fruits.  cookies.  Anneka wraps
     
    Favorite drinks:  home-made fizzy lemonade, coconut water
     
    Favorite musics:  this question is too hard.  i just can't choose favorites.
     
    Currently reading:  Italo Calvino,
    Invisible Cities
     
    General outlook on life:  roll with it
     
    How many burns? (list years):  2005, 2008, 2009 (pending)
     
    Favorite BRC memories:
    click for more…

    Camp dBM VIP registration #2

    Registration for Camp dBM : VIP.002
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Hende aka snowcone



    Default World livelihood: ski guide, farmer and chef

    Hobbies: spicy curry, magical moments, djembe and more music

    Side-projects: on the farm (chefing up food grown within 25 miles of victor, I-daho) raising up a nearly 6 year old fella capricorn, and healing broken neck

    Favorite foods: steamed sweet chili fish, kelly, wyoming pancakes, elk tenderloin and heaps of veggies

    Favorite drinks: maker’s mark and snowcones

    Favorite musics: roots

    Currently reading: powder mag. and peace like a river

    General outlook on life: click for more…

    Camp dBM VIP registration #1

    Registration for Camp dBM : VIP.001
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Ramona Mayhem



    Default World Livelihood: Bohemian Mama of two (denali & the henster) & currently Gypsy.  Soon:  Natural Foods Industry in some shape or form, growing community gardens with little people, and/or some form of social work.  Hopefully getting my TESL in Thailand this winter and teaching Engirisu.  (heh)

    Hobbies: Photography, Music, HOOPING!!!, Gardening, Nutrition, Organic FOOD!!!, Kayaking, Reading without falling asleep, Volkswagens, Sleeping in without missing the sunshine or being late, Kicking your ass at Quartto.....(lots more, and not necessarily in that order)

    Side-projects: Bouldering without falling off, Freckles, Learning how to be a great Aromatherapist and Herbalist, Writing a Children's Book about House Elves, perfecting the grapefruit marguerita, volunteering at all kindz of festivals, camping in the North Cascades, shit, I have too many to list and need to be somewhere in an hour!

    Favorite foods: (*Organic*) Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, Salad Greens, Kale, Green Curry and Tom Kah Gai, Spices including but not limited to exotic sea salts & peppers, having a hot sauce collection.  (I like Tapatio and El Pato better than Tobasco)

    Favorite drinks:
    click for more…

    Camp dBM registration #8

    Registration for Camp dBM : 00.008
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Torsten



    Default World livelihood: teacher, bike through red lights and advocate of smiling

    Hobbies: Sewing, Kiteboarding, Kayaking, welding, stenciling, dancing, eating chocolate

    Side-projects: getting it all down before i die

    Favorite foods: yummy ones

    Favorite drinks: wet ones that are usually cold

    Favorite musics: do you hear that?  Me too.

    Currently reading: Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link, or about to start, its waiting for me at the Library.  Gotta love that pre teen

    General outlook on life: threading the line from dark to light.

    How many burns? (list years):2K , 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007

    Favorite BRC memories:
    click for more…

    Camp dBM registration #7

    Registration for Camp dBM : 00.007
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Will aka Orbit



    Default World livelihood: Math Professor

    Hobbies: Snowboarding, Biking, Surfing, Diabolo, Dancing, Music

    Side-projects: KW3230

    Favorite foods: Chocolate, Pad Kee Mao, Grilled Salmon and Breakfast

    Favorite drinks: Chocolate, Twilight Ale, Bourbon, Coconut Juice

    Favorite musics: Digable Planets, Metalica, eDIT, Nightmares On Wax, Michael Franti, Chopin, etc., etc.

    Currently reading: The Way of the Superior Man

    General outlook on life:
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    Camp dBM registration #6

    Registration for Camp dBM : 00.006
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Moontroll / DJ Playaduster



    Default World livelihood: communications coordinator for environmental nonprofit org, freelance writer, educator

    Hobbies: many! including blogging and podcasting, dragonfly studies, kite flying, long walks, continually improving my homefries preparations, sea kayaking, landscape gardening, doodling...

    Side-projects:
    www.moontrolling.com

    Favorite foods: french fries, thai noodles, wood-fired pizza, ben & jerry's, grilled cheese, crunchy things, salmon chowder

    Favorite drinks: blueberry mojitos, Deschutes Brewery grogs, tequilla, coffee, jaegerbombs, smoothies, oolong tea from Taiwan

    Favorite musics: freek folk, glitch, dub, ambient/downtempo, bluegrass, jazz, Dead, whomp, classical Indian, funk, soul, hip-hop, drone and most everything from Mali. (A musical mix of recent favorite sounds is
    right here.)

    Currently reading: Dale Pendell's The Gifts of Burning Man, Rick Bass' The Wild Marsh, Tove Jansson' s The Summer Book, Kabat-Zinn's Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness.

    General outlook on life: Choose your own adventure! But take responsibility for what you manifest.

    How many burns? (list years):
    2004: The Vault of Heaven & 2007: The Green Man.

    Favorite BRC memories: 2008 burns (the man + Crude Awakening) from the Jackson Junk with my brothers,
    sunrises at the temple, The Party Formerly Known as the Prince Party in the Boogie Pyramid, deep-playa cruising on bike, dancing to DISORIENT DJs, discovering Bassnectar and the Glitch Mob for the first time, Hekter's dusty-chap playa side-shuffle and fuckleberry pickle sauce session!

    Least-favorite BRC memories: my very first dust storm was rather surprising -- I remember frantically wondering "what the fuck am I doing here?!?"

    Playa garb you feel most yourself in:
    pig-tailed purple wig

    What 3 items from your BRC funbox is most essential?
    kite, soundstick and picture frames

    If you had a superpower, what would it be? to soar above the land like a raven!

    Top 3 favorite Michael Jackson songs?
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    18 days



    Camp dBM gathered last weekend at the Samish Island Zendo, halfway between Bellingham and Seattle, to set up some of our camp infrastructure and go over all kinds of details for establishing our encampment on the outer perimeter of Black Rock City in less than two weeks-- we went over our plans for travel and BRC rendezvous, food and booze, rebar and tennis balls and nuts and bolts, furniture and soundsystem, medicinal potions and lotions and other essentials. (Ramona, we need a hoop infusion!!!)

    Most gratifyingly, we obtained and then set up a structure destined to become our dBM dome -- the Stereo Sauna -- which took the most work. We also sussed out the giant center pole and army parachute that we intend to cover the entire camp with beneath a balmy shade-- we didn't erect it entirely -- that shit is
    heavy -- but we confirmed the missing structural elements we need to obtain to make that happen (Update: G'nutz took care of it today!). We also put together several Playatech furniture pieces that will ultralounge out our dBM dome and envisioned what else we would need -- lighting, DJ station, bar, hammocks, furriness -- to make the space very inviting and chilltastic.



    Grapenuts drew us a map of where we'll be located at
    2:15 and Lineage (perimeter), an address determined by our loose partnership with the Get Lost temple-builders camp (we're drawing power from them -- literally). So, we're about as far in the boonies as one can be, and all of us are pretty excited about it. For me, having spent one year near Center Camp and another on the Esplanade, I'm curious about the going-ons out there on the fringes of the experimental city, not to mention the opportunities to commune with the natural forces of the Black Rock Desert that I've only dabbled in. Make a note of it -- 2:15 and Lineage (perimeter)-- and come visit us on the playa! Bring some beer and bacon, and let us massage your inner earhole sanctums with delectable musical selections. (If we're not in that location, who knows what happened, but we'll register our location at the Center Camp computer registry thingamajig and you can find us that way.)

    So far, so good. No emergencies or crises or panics or even concerns, really-- maybe that will come later, but maybe not. Things are feeling smooooooth and many pieces have fallen in to place over the past week, including new campmates (see the rest of the
    dBM blog for official camp registrations -- more are in queue.) Getting all our shit down to the remote northwestern corner of Nevada is proving to be the most complicated as we're all on different timelines and coming from various angles -- Seattle, Taos, San Francisco -- but I think we've got it worked out. We're a faith-based oranization. Believe!


    Lil' Fox believes

    Of course, some aspects of Camp dBM, as humble and simple as it is, will go awry -- the unexpected will grace us with unknown challenges and unforeseen possibilities -- so we cultivate a posture of flexibility and spontaneity, and are ready to laugh at ourselves too, sticking together and enjoying the ride, wherever it takes us...



    Click below for many more photos of Camp dBM preparations at the Zendo...

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    Camp dBM registration #5

    Registration for Camp dBM : 00.005
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Scotty/Shantidas



    Default World livelihood: Raft guide

    Hobbies: Writing, photography, backpacking, mountain biking, digeridoo

    Side-projects: Energy work, Yoga teaching, writing and photography,
    scottglackman.blogspot.com

    Favorite foods: Herb salads, gumbo, medium rare steak, burnt bacon, huevos rancheros over medium christmas, kim chi, sashimi, vanilla ice cream, tiramisu and any vessel for garlic or butter.

    Favorite drinks: Water, coffee, earl grey with cream and sugar, hoppy beer and wine you can eat with a fork

    Favorite musics: Funk, bluegrass, exotica, electronica (world and mystical sounds), '80s new wave, skate punk, Irish and what comes out when I pick up an instrument. Ironically, when I'm alone I spend most of the time in silence.

    Currently reading: Return of the Bird Tribes

    General outlook on life: burn bright and light your way

    How many burns? (list years): '04 and soon '09

    Favorite BRC memories:
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    20 days

    My people! Are any of you having as much trouble focusing on 'default world' obligations as I am? My mind and spirit are at the threshold of the Portal waiting for the green light to go Home. In the meantime, my body is held up and directed by the remaining faculties and autopilot systems that keep the blood moving and the air flowing. I am being tested in my practice to stay Present. I guess that's why it's called a "practice". Needless to say, I'm getting my workout.

    In the past week, many necessary details have fallen into place and camp dBM is creeping ever closer to manifesting on the playa. I easily convinced my business partner that we need to purchase a PA for our upcoming gig and for future performances, so this week I will picking up a bumpin' ass soundsystem to hype up the dBM dome (it's a tax right off, of course :o)!
    Grapnutz got the green light from Erik - the mastermind behind 2007's Boogie Universal Pyramid Project -- to "take whatever Boogie gear is in his garage" Really!!!??? Aaaah yeah! click for more…

    Camp dBM registration #4

    Registration for Camp dBM : 00.004
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Robin



    Default World Livelihood: Shleping Organic Food

    Hobbies: Puppy upkeep, Cello, Water Play, Scuba, Art, Making Oneself Scarce.

    Side Projects: Searching for Logistically Sound way to Pursue Higher Purpose.

    Favorite Foods: Mixing Temperatures and Textures. Salt. 

     Drinks: Tequila in hot and self-abandon; Hoppy Beer in times of rest; Good Whiskey always. 

     Music: Loving Zoe Keating ->> electromixology of cello. That which gets into my core and compels my body to respond. 

    Currently Reading: The Ape That Spoke; Language and the Evolution of the Human Mind, John McCrone
    Beyond God the Father, Mary Daly
    The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan
    Rereading: The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
    If on a winter's night a traveller, Italo Calvino

    Just Finished: All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence, Fox Butterfield

    General Outlook on Life: Hard. But not really. Blessed. 

    Burnt?: 2006 Self-awareness/ Self-dillusion
    2007 Self-healing/ Loss / Acceptance
    2008 Family/ Self-Affirming
    2009 ... 

    Favorite BRC Memories: 

    Gifted playa name on trampoline, reveling in the sunrise, pink bandana, leather boots. Grace. 2006.
    Meeting my future partner for sunrise Mimosas at the Temple, biking to the airport, hammocks, stinky feet, air flight. 2007. 
    Ocean glistening wale fins at the end of night, feel of cold metal on my cheek, crying at the sight of my love for the assembled family. 2008.  

    Least Favorite:

    the cold crows nest.
    not feeling welcome. 

    Playa garb most comfortable in: 

    Red mohawk, lace up boots, furry rabbit coat, inflatable penis key, 80s Prom dresses. 

    What three items are essential in your funbox?:
    click for more…

    Camp dBM registration #3

    Registration for Camp dBM : 00.003
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Paul/GrapeNuts



    Default World livelihood: Musician-Teacher-Designer-Hustler

    Hobbies: Building stuff, playing music, scouring the internets for cool stuff, traveling, dancing, cooking, eating, drinking, laughing

    Side-projects:
    www.dirtfactoryrecords.com

    Favorite foods: Quesadillas, sushi, seafood, fresh veggies, ice cream, donuts, BLT sandwiches…

    Favorite drinks: Chocolate malts, Patron, g&t’s, mojitos, red wine, fresh grapefruit juice

    Favorite musics: Everything that’s NOT on Clear Channel radio stations

    Currently reading: Terry Pratchett, anything by Tom Robbins, Kurt Vonnegut, I was shaped by Daniel Quinn and Carlos Castaneda and I guess Stephen King; he started me reading

    General outlook on life: Let it roll like water off my back

    How many burns? (list years): 1997, 2005, 2007, 2008

    Favorite BRC memories: My amazing mushroom adventure last year

    Least-favorite BRC memories: Blowing a clutch cable with a very grumpy (ex)girlfriend during exodus 2 years ago

    Playa garb you feel most yourself in: Rice Patty Hat, Big Sunglasses, Tight Grandma Polyester Pants, Bright Tennis Shoes & Utility Belt

    What 3 items from your BRC funbox is most essential? flask, chapstick, led flashlight

    If you had a superpower, what would it be? Intergalactic time travel

    Top 3 favorite Michael Jackson songs? The first 8 bars of “Billie Jean”, The vocoder break in “PYT”, and the “Mama Say Mama Sa Mama Makosa” break at the end of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'"

    What is pent-up inside of you waiting for the right opportunity to come out? My true potential

    Your one wish for humanity: Don’t take yourself so damn seriously

    Hopes for BM '09? everything

    Fears for BM '09? nothing

    Arts & Crafts for the Playa

    We've got it together...right?  The looks and verbal affirmations from Grapenutz and Playaduster say so, but I still wonder, "What am I/are we missing?"  

    There is only 37 days
     until the Man burns.  Until he burns!  We will have been on playa for almost 8 days by that time.  I've got...no WE'VE got to get our shit together!

    But I'm cool.  

    It's
    happening.

    Trusting in the our collective ability to harness and direct the Pure Power of Potential, I know we'll have more than we need when we are on the playa.  But who's gonna take care of.....

    Camp dBM converged this week for a throw-back summer camp arts and crafts experience at Dancing Dog Clayworks to create some unique gifts for the playa. The 20 or so Burning Man Evolution pendants will be but one of our gifts for the BRC community (music, of course being another).

    During our convergence we got crafty and did some planning for the upcoming journey to the Portal and beyond.


    A few preliminary sketches and plaster to carve


    DJ Playaduster is already sportin' his playa goggles


    Grapenutz prepares his crafting surface.  Every piece he made was a one of a kind.

    After our art barn session, we bolted to Lake Padden where we took a long awaited swim (it was over 90 degrees that day) and rendezvous'd with Lil Fox and Robin, the newest Camp dBM members.  The vibes were smooth, some plans were discussed, but mostly we shared our excitement about the fast approaching Burn. 

    So, all of us here at Camp dBM are getting it together.  Yeah.  I'm starting to pack already.  Not so much to be sure that I have time to get everything that might be desired, but also because I'm am stoked  to step through the Portal.  Soon come.

    I hope I can dance with you in Black Rock City!

    Onward, towards the Burn.

    ~ Edubious

    Camp dBM registration #2

    Registration for Camp dBM for Camp dBM : 00.002
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION

    Name, playa or otherwise: Kelly/Lil' Fox



    Default World livelihood: bellingham

    Hobbies: drawing, biking, swimming, reading, loving

    Side-projects: trying to keep up on the art making

    Favorite foods: asparagus, cheeses, all fruits, sandwhiches :]

    Favorite drinks: cola & lemonade

    Favorite musics: funk

    Currently reading: kite runner

    General outlook on life: most positive

    How many burns? (list years): one: 2008

    Favorite BRC memories: the people i met

    Least-favorite BRC memories: maybe the 12-hour windstorm when we first arrived, i thought that the entire time would be this way. and it was not!

    Playa garb you feel most yourself in: wigs

    What 3 items from your BRC funbox is most essential?
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    Camp dBM registration #1

    Registration for Camp dBM : 00.001
    re: Burning Man 2009 : EVOLUTION
    Name, playa or otherwise: Edub/Edubious/Doobsauce/The Most Dubious E



    Default World livelihood:
    Hookin’ up people and makin’ em function (Facilitator/Trainer/Organizational Development Consultant)

    Hobbies:
    Drumming, skateboarding (downhill & bowls), snowboarding and gardening, tinkering with anything that electronically manipulates music and sound

    Side-projects:
    Building bridges, constant self-improvement,

    Favorite foods:
    Bacon (of course), BBQ Ribs and my Mom’s apple pie

    Favorite drinks:
    1) Water (give thanks!),
    2) Beer (There was a time when I’d preface this with the word “good”, but recently my taste and appreciation of…lesser beers has grown),
    3) Good coffee (I
    am from Seattle)
    4) Grey Goose Mandarin and tonic w/ a twist of orange

    Favorite musics:
    reggae-glitch-acousto-pop-break beat-rock-a-folky-electro-funk-house-dubstepped-up/down/mid tempo-groovalicious-punk-hip hop

    Currently reading:
    The Shadow Rising
    by Robert Jordan from The Wheel of Time series (right now I’m on book 4 of 11 – reading the whole series again for the 4th or 5th time)

    The Big Leap: Taking Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks

    Way of the Superior Man by David Deida (ongoing)

    General outlook on life:
    I am so fucking blessed! I can create whatever the fuck I want to and anything that is in my life that I don’t like is on me – I created that too. The Universe is abundant and will provide you with all that you need and desire. It’s all good, even when it isn’t. Death is inevitable so live your life so that when death comes you can embrace it (hopefully without fear or regret).

    Burnt? Yes, 2007 was my virgin Burn

    Favorite BRC memories:
    ***The Purple Palace with Torsten, Fundi, Hekter, Calamity and Jocelyn – OMG!!! what was in that water bottle??? Are we going to tip this thing over? We’re rocking so fucking hard!!!

    ***The Purple Prince Party @ the Boogie Pyramid – Go Playaduster, go!! WTF??!! Where did all these zombies come from? Prince is bringin’ em’ back from the dead with ‘I Would Die For You’ Hyphee fo sho’!!

    Least-favorite BRC memories:
    ***Whatever sound camp that was across from Boogie Universal with their heinous fucking music blasting out of speakers that were pointed straight at our camp. That was THE WORST music I heard on the playa – no doubt!

    ***Sunrise wake up at about 10 am – everyday - after partying all night. No more tent sleeping for me if I can help it.

    Playa garb you feel most yourself in:
    sleeveless shirt, vest or jacket/ long flowing robe or jacket with a deep hood / a skirt or ¾ length pants / comfortable boots

    What 3 items from your BRC funbox is most essential?
    1) Googles
    2) Purple velvet sleeveless trench
    3) Tabi boots

    If you had a superpower, what would it be?
    The “kung fu jump”

    Top 3 favorite Michael Jackson songs?
    1) Smooth Criminal
    2) Billy Jean
    3) They Don’t Care About Us

    What is pent-up inside of you waiting for the right opportunity to come out?
    That is a surprise for you and me. In the immortal words of my favorite author, Robert Jordan, “wait and find out…”

    Your one wish for humanity: An explosion of LOVE CONSCIOUSNESS

    Hopes for BM '09?
    1) A solid camp of brothers and sisters who are open to the moment to moment experience of possibility.
    2) To tap into the Pure Power of Potential even further to manifest a truly transformative experience for me and those around me
    3) To stay healthy and safe
    4) To dance my fucking ass off to new music that will take me to the edges of what is currently being done

    Fears for BM 09?

    1) Reintegration into the Default World
    2) Loosing some cherished part of myself as I explore the boundaries of my current being

    Introducing Camp dBM



    We've been keeping the good word under wraps for the past month or so, to see how our concepts would solidify into actual plans. But now, with exactly 50 days until the Burn, we're confident enough to announce some news: Destination Burning Man will be representing on the playa this year with a camp made up of all your friends here at www.destinationburningman.com, offering a cozy dBM dome for music, dance parties, soirees and fuzzy lounging!

    This here website -- hosting the dBM blog, musical mixes distributed via podcasts, videos from the playa, burn reports and interpretations, links to the Burning Man universe, photo collections and Burner profiles -- began on April the first, 2007, to document the voyage of "three broke dudes with a dream and a desire to burn" to Burning Man 2007. Originally envisioned as a way to raise funds for our visions, it soon morphed, along with our evolving plans, in to a record of
    Boogie Universal's Pyramid Project. Our crew grew to something like 40 people, and we committed to the creation of an esplanade theme camp, with many logistics and hours upon hours of labor involved. A goodly portion of that story can be found here, here, here, here and here.

    The principals behind Destination Burning Man --
    DJ Playaduster/moontroll and DJ Edubious -- took 2008 off from the Burn (not necessarily by choice -- it is a long and unpleasant story) -- but have held tickets for Burning Man 2009 since the first day they went on sale last winter. They knew that their co-conspirators Hekter McElliott and Ramona Mayhem would likewise be traveling to Black Rock City too, creating their own parallel plans that would allow the four to join forces on the playa and raise some holy ruckus together.

    With open minds and hearts, and the experiences of creating an epic burn together in 2007, moontroll and the Most Dubious E began whispering visions of a smaller, more intimate camp to be erected back towards the fringes of the city with an elevated state of comfort, a vigorous sense of adventure and soulful seeking and a mission to bring the dBM groove -- a deep groove that encompasses more diverse musical ideas than is typically found in the loudest sound camps -- to the people.

    It was a natural fit then when DJ Grapenuts, a leading creative and musical force from the Boogie Universal camp, stepped forward with similar ideals for his 4th Burn -- comfort, music, dance parties, freedom, adventure, independence, pushing boundaries. And with the inclusion of G'nutz came....the RV (more on that later).

    An initial summit at the Samish Island Zendo brought forth a rush of ideas for camp construction, amenities, playa art installations and hijinks, along with rough sketches visualizing the dBM dome. It was agreed that creating a simple environment in which the DJs Playaduster, Edubious and Grapenuts could plug in laptops, fire up a sound system and mix music for friends, new and old, was essential. Spinning sets from their overflowing vaults of grooves -- funk, salsa, reggae, raga, dub, breaks, soul, downtempo, cumbia, glitch, ambient, etc. -- became the organizing principle behind the mission.

    It was likewise agreed that the dream camp included other friends that they either knew or hoped would be in BRC too -- Camp dBM would not emulate Club Exclusivo but instead be open to fellow merry-makers and rabble-rousers, dreamers, musicians, circus performers, healers, artists and seekers. Each of the original three have passed on the whisper on to a few friends that they could envision spending a very intense and edgy week with in the desert, with positive results at the end of the double-rainbow.

    Torsten (playa name not registered) of San Francisco, with seven burns under his belt, knew what kind of experience he sought and thus eagerly jumped at the opportunity to merge with Camp dBM. His last burn was in 2007; while moontroll, G'nutz and Edubious were erecting the Boogie Pyramid at 9 o'clock and Esplanade, Torsten was working like a monkey on the epic Crude Awakening installation on Open Playa. Needless to say, he too was looking to gear down in 2009 and experiment with a smaller, tightly-knit camp existing on the fringes. It was also suggested to Torsten that he might know of some fellow Bay Area Burners, carefully selected, that might add good ju-ju to Camp dBM.

    There are rumors that Grapenuts has found two more friends enthusiastic to join the camp -- including a childhood chum and rumored Burning Man virgin -- and there is secretive campaigning going on for another brother in Taos, New Mexico, underemployed and newly single, to commit to the amorphous tribe, a tribe that is slowly but perfectly converging intentions, mapping out possibilities, and counting down the weeks and days until the Man burns...

    Over the next 50 days, Camp dBM intends to chronicle with some regularity the evolution of their journey to Black Rock City. First step: this dBM blog will begin to introduce each camp member, starting with a spicy dose of Doobsauce. Check back frequently and get yo'self ready to rumble!