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Old 05-01-2015, 10:07 PM   #61
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Your job, if you choose to accept it, is

Ok dusty friends, here's what I have conscripted each of you to do on the playa this year. Apparently the Placement Gods didn't reject the application for placed theme camp outright, cause they sent me back this, a copy of your conscription duties:
Thank you for submitting your Placement questionnaire.

Below you will find the information that you submitted in your questionnaire. You cannot make changes to this information once it has been submitted, but we can on your behalf. If you have changes or any questions, please contact us at placement@burningman.com.

Please note, you may see some questions listed in your notifier that you did not see on the questionnaire. Do not worry if that is the case, the notifier lists all questions, not just the ones for your project type. (oh good, I dind't see a lot of these questions before. hmmm)

Your BRC Placement Team will be sending out more information via the Placement Newsletter starting early May. You -- and the additional emails you submitted -- will be subscribed. If you do not receive your Placement Newsletter please check your spam filters first, then contact placement@burningman.com.

Happy planning!

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First Name
Perry

Last Name
FootArmAnkle

Email Address
lazy

Playa Name
NevadaGeo

Address 1
PO Box

Address 2


City
Genoa

Country
US

State or Province
NV

Postal Code
89411

Phone Number
775.209.

What years have you attended Burning Man?
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014

Burning Man Projects and Affiliations
Theme Camp

Describe Your Burning Man Projects and Affiliations
Chief grump and formologist, Airstreameri and Geologists theme camp. By concur, I may change the name to just Airstreameri. Last year it was Airstreameri and What Not. It was Airstreameri and Geologists and Gynecologists two years ago with a Botanist show up. 2015 camp name may be just Airstreameri. One of our main geologists up and died on us last year a couple months before the burn. DMV hottie since 2008.


Camp Category
Theme Camp

Who directed you to this category?


Who is Providing Your Early Arrival Passes


Email of Provider


Camp/Village Name?
Airstreameri and What Not

For Camps within a registering Village: name of village?


Interactivity Description
We plan on being most annoying with a dusty boring scientific talk with prerequizite multisyllabic language and arm waving and absurd theories about the origin of the Playa Itself, or maybe just ask questions for audience answers. Hopefully we'll have another Click and Clack performance by our resident Gynocologists, and sometimes we'll have a surprised scientist campmate with a few words. We do plan on having the Best Playa Post Card table again, the big City hit to keep the world misinformed on where we are. We definitely will be doing High Class Heckling of street passerby at our Street Art Installation. The day time is busy with the Post Card Construction station , the welcoming bar, foot massages and general bonhomie. We organize the camp so that the corner of the street we have occupied in the past is an open courtyard where people are welcome to drop in. All our camp members meet in this courtyard - rather than in hidden shady nooks - so there is always activity going on which induces others to join us. We will also have a placed arterie art headquartered in our camp, and applied to be burned!

Project Interactivity
Scheduled Events,Acculturation for First time Burners,Bar,Body Painting,Heckling,Lectures,Fire / Flame Art,Misting System,Performance

Number of Campmates
41 to 50

Acculturation
We require 5 questions from every camper out of the Survival Bulletin from all camp members before being placed in camp. We query passerby with same questions from the Survival Bulletin. And more Verbosity: We welcome and respect the stranger. All strays are included in our gatherings and potluck meals. Participation is valued and members interact and collaborate with neighbor camps. Generous gifting includes the postcard activity and gifts (generous adult beverage giveaways to support dance camp bars; traypass breakfast to neighborhood, etc). We demonstrate decommodification and radical self-reliance with the individualization and playa adaptivity of the branded product that brings us together. We are self contained and in a position to help others and be a resource for individuals with less hardy shelters. Communal Effort and Civic Responsibility 
are supported by our well-attended playa talks. And our self contained trailers mean less impact to the portapotty system, and members are continually harangued to moop and are physically flogged by camp leadership if they Leave A Trace.

Physical Description
The Airstreameri is a self-contained camp of 22 Airstream camping trailers, from the 1950s up to this year’s models. The trailers and tow vehicles are arranged in two semicircles with a welcoming portal on the main street. Our portal is flanked by our highly popular (and public) Burners’ post card art activity and manikin-manned shade structure relaxation bar. Our only “structure” is an open-sided 14x24 tent canopy where the community gathers for meals and the annual “Playa Vicinity Geology and Ecology” lecture. Most of the Airstreams have roll-out awnings and they are parked in a way that allows for mutual shade and wind barrier support between pairs of trailers. This is a great aid for our 4 tent campers, since we provide pre-planned spots for them to nestle in among the Airstreams. The tow vehicles are parked between pairs of Airstreams on the non-awning side, which makes for a very compact camp. Each pair of Airstreams provides its own power from solar or small, quiet generators that are run only during the day. Other features of the camp are two gray water evaporation ponds, a required Moop container at each Airstream, a fire pit/burn barrel, and a physical arrangement that provides easy entry for large service vehicles (fire, water, sewage service). We start with a plan but remain flexible enough to accommodate being placed at a corner (preferred) or in the middle of a block. This flexibility has allowed the Airstreameri to welcome first time Airstream Burners (and other RV Burners as space permits) who obviously need some Acculturation. We are happy to provide! In addition to welcoming these strays into our camp, we encourage other Burners, through our open portal, to see how we use our Airstreams as self-contained boondocking environments throughout the year.

Project Features


Sound Amplification
No

Sound Amplification Details


Stage
No

Big-Name Performers


Big-Name Performer List


Large Crowds
No

House Managers Name


House Managers Email


House Managers Phone Number


Do You Want to Share Your Camp Name, Location and information?
Listed

Text for website listing
Airstreameri and What Not; come join us Wed evening for dusty scientific talks from a Geologist or Botanist or even a guyno talk by our resident Gynecologist. We have the Best Playa Post Card Table to misinform the folks back home where you are.

Camp Hometown
Genoa

Camp state/province
NV

Camp country
United States

Public URL for Camp


Public Email



1st additional contact
Rober M aka Zeppelinium

1st Additional contact role - Important to indicate, as this person may have more authority than the questionnaire filer.
Chief Wrangler

1st Additional contact email
dr.Q

1st Additional contact phone number


2nd Additional contact name
Laurel V aka Bam Camper

2nd Additional contact role - Important to indicate, as this person may have more authority than the questionnaire filer.
Chief Designer, Artist, Mentor, Goddess

2nd Additional contact email
lhhh

2nd Additional contact phone number


3rd Additional contact name
Jina R aka Gigi

3rd Additional contact role - Important to indicate, as this person may have more authority than the questionnaire filer.
Chief Mischief finder

3rd Additional contact email
jj

3rd Additional contact phone number


4th Additional contact name


4th Additional contact role - Important to indicate, as this person may have more authority than the questionnaire filer.


4th Additional contact email


4th Additional contact phone number


Additional Emails


Purchased a ticket?
Yes

Previous Camp Lead
Airstreameri and What Not

Early Arrival Setup Crew Count


Early Arrival Date
Friday

Camp Producer
False

Camp Producer Name


Camp Producer Email


Producer Phone Number


Who will receive the EA Passes?


Requested Sector, 1st choice
3:00 Avenue

Requested Frontage Option
200

Requested Sector, 2nd choice
3:00 Streets

Requested Frontage Option, 2nd choice
200

Requested Sector, 3rd choice
4:30 Avenue

Requested Frontage Option, 3rd choice
200

Requested Approximate square footage need by population
20000

You would prefer not to camp near ...
Not them, not those, and definitely not those over there. Or just not too much noise.


Requested Sector: Other Camps


Other Camp Location: Comments


Requested Approximate square footage need by population: Other Camps



LNT Contact Name
NevadaGeo, Me

LNT Contact Email
yep

Leave No Trace is a cornerstone of the Burning Man ethos and one of our Ten Principles.
Practice the 5 R's: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore and Respect.,Reduce trash when packing.,Create a detailed strategy or plan for Leaving NO Trace

During Burning Man, our camp will:
Keep smelly garbage away from recyclables in BRC.,Clean As We Go and Keep It From Hitting the Ground.,Adopt the seven principles and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man.,Educate all camp members about minimizing our impact on the playa, so that my LNT crew can relax during the event knowing that all of our camp members are doing their part.,Conserve energy, use renewable energy sources and minimize waste.,Collect, reduce and properly dispose of grey water.,Use or creatively use discarded materials for all the components of our camp structure and decorations, so that our camp is sustainable year after year.

As we depart the playa, our camp will:
Bring tools to rake, magnetic rake, sweep and pick up every last nail and wood shard that dropped on the playa surface so that I leave my space and my surrounding spaces better than I found them,Follow the 'rule of thumb for line sweeps'- (hyperlink Leaving No Trace | Burning Man) – performing required multiple sweeps of our camp before leaving BRC. (One sweep is not enough. Do as many passes as necessary: the strength of the line sweep is in the number of people and passes.),Organize neighborhood MOOP sweeps. (Joining with neighboring camps and sweeping an entire block together is the best insurance against MOOP hot spots, bringing your own MOOP scores down.),Secure all vehicles' loads to prevent windblown trash on the highway and in neighboring communities.

Art Installation Name


Heavy Equipment Use
No

Heavy Equipment Details


Share Heavy Equipment


Outside Services Deliveries?
No

Outside Services Details


Outside Services Provider


Number and Type of Vehicles
We are expecting about 22 Airstream trailers with tow vehicles, and about 5 separate vehicles with tents.

RV / Portable Housing Rental
No

Number of RVs / Portable Housing Units


RV / Portable Housing Provider Name


RV/ Portable Housing Unit Provider Email


RV / Portable Housing Unit Provider Phone


Have you purchased a year-round storage container from Burning Man?
No

What is the PC # of the container that you purchased?


Shipping Container From Somewhere Else
No

Water for Civic Benefit
No

Mutant Vehicles
No

Name of Mutant Vehicle(s)


Mutant Vehicle Contacts


Generator Powered?
No

Number of Generators


Kind of Fuel


Fuel Storage
1-20

Alternative Power
Some trailers will have solar panels. Most will have quiet generators. A few will have the noisey generators because they don't have the means for the quiet generators.

Comments
We wish to thank the placement gods for all the tireless work you go through just to get us dusty folk a piece of dust to dust off on. Thank You.
and I still have the bottle gift I brought for you last year, I never caught up with you all week. Be sure to come by and get it this year!

Flame Effects
No

Open Fire and Store Bought Fire Appliances
No

Describe Burn Barrel and/or Fire Appliances


Are You Using Lasers in Your Theme Camp?
No

Laser Safety Contact Name


Laser Safety Contact Playa Name


Laser Safety Contact Email


Describe Lasers and Safety Measures
(NOTE: BURNINGMAN IS PROHIBITING LASERS THIS YEAR, ONE OF THE BLACK ROCK RANGERS WAS BLINDED IN AN EYE LAST YEAR DURING THE BURN BY A LASER) see more information about this from Barts and Barbi.

Camp Layout Plan Must be uploaded to complete questionnaire
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If your project will include activities for mature audience or that raise health and safety issues, which of the following will be included? Please check all that apply.


I Have Read And Understand The Flame Effects Fire Safety Agreement Information And Accept Its Conditions


I Have Read And Understand The Above Information on Fuel and Hazardous Materials Storage And Accept Its Conditions


Fire Safety Liaison Name


Fire Safety Liaison Phone Number


Fire Safety Liaison Email Address


Fire Safety Assistants


Flame Effect Fuel 1


Flame Effect Fuel 1 Consumption/hour


Flame Effect Fuel 2


Flame Effect Fuel 2 Consumption/hour


Flame Effect Fuel 3


Flame Effect Fuel 3 Consumption/hour


Burning Scenario


Via the Web


Safety Plan


Emergency Response Plan


Fuel 1 Type


Fuel 1 Quantity


Fuel 1 Delivery


Fuel 1 Storage


Fuel 2 Type


Fuel 2 Quantity


Fuel 2 Delivery


Fuel 2 Storage


Fuel 3 Type


Fuel 3 Quantity


Fuel 3 Delivery
So, PLAN ON!!
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:21 PM   #62
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Hi! My playa name is Emmo, and I camped with my friend Rick Roelke from New Hampshire in the BurnStream Court in 2004, 2006, and 2007. When I went in 2011, we parked nearby, but in 2013 we got to BRC late and had to park way out on the edge of the city.

If any of you were present back then, I am the guy who made up the Black Rock City GeoLocation Service, where we all looked like officials and went out and told people where things were, whether we knew or not.

So we are coming back home this year and would like to camp in BurnStream Court again, if possible. Given the years that have passed, I am sure that many things have changed; is there still an area "on the other side of the tracks" for a non-Airstream to camp? We just bought an '85 SunLiner 13' trailer which I am repairing and rebuilding now.

If there is no room for us in the official Burnstream Court, are there others who would want to try to camp near each other?

Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:16 AM   #63
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Welcome where's elmo, but Monte took his Burnstream Court band back to Burnstream country 8:15 and Giddup or thereabouts. We're Burnstream Court Lite, or Airstreameri and WhatNot. Was Airstreameri and Geologists but one or our main geolopers upped and died on us last year, there went our Wednesday evening dusty scientific talks. Unless you can give us a couple hours of arm waving multisyllabic discourse on the present theory of the origin of the Great Basin, then double welcome. Be sure to bring some post card postage to gift to the Best Playa Post Cards in BRC.
You might ask Dr. Quark in our camp for our X and Y and Z this year, but the Placement Gods don't know it yet and they haven't told us either. We're generally around 3:00 and Waytfout There cause we're too rowdy to be let near the fine folks on Esplanade.
And nice double rainbow; test question: What's the term for the darker area always between the rainbows? Next, what color sequence does a triple rainbow have?
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:41 PM   #64
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Placement announce no news

Ok dusty ites, where's what we don't know yet. I've been doing the racearound working, happen to be outside of Fresno doing welding inspection today. Just to catch up with the Placement announce, here's Announce #5, we haven't heard anything yet about being placed:



::::Placement Newsletter # 5 - 2015

In this issue:

1. Welcome & Placement Newsletter details
2. When is Placement Announced? (early July)
3. Making Changes, updating information…
4. Email Communication: placement@burningman.org
5. Camp to Camp Discussion

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Hello Everyone who completed a Placed Camp Questionnaire and all of you listed as an additional contact!

Welcome to the Placement Newsletter for 2015!

This newsletter is a one-way announcement list where we share essential and helpful information that will be useful even if your camp is not placed this year.

You will be given Placement related information about twice a month until the event. Topics may include:
Health Department requirements and how to meet them
What?, Where?, When? Playa Events Calendar Submissions
Contracting with Outside Services
Preparing for RAIN - bring a bucket
Early Arrival Passes and First Arrivers
Leave No Trace planning and prepping

As in 2014, we did not purge any previous subscribers as our communications have become more year-round than seasonal, and we receive many off-season subscription requests.
If you wish to opt-out of the list, use the unsubscribe tools found at:



Remember, if you do unsubscribe to this list, you are still responsible for the information you are missing.

Your welcome message may have offered an email to post things to this list, but that is not an option for a group this large.


In the next few weeks, this list will be migrating to Google Groups. Please stand by for more information about this move.

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2. The Placement Timeline:

The Placed Camp Questionnaire Closed April 30, 2015 at noon Pacific time.
The placement team spends May reviewing the over 1300 questionnaires we received.
We spend June creating the map of Black Rock City.
We announce Placement in early July.
August 1, 2015 is the last day to make changes to EA passes requests (for Theme Camps only)
August 24, 2015 - Placers on playa!

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3. Making Changes and Updating Information

Now that you know our timeline, if your camp’s interactivity or layout plans are changing, please provide that new information as soon as you can.

You can email us new interactivity information, new camp plans, camp population changes.

Send all information to placement@burningman.org

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4. Writing to the Placement Team

We have a new email address: placement@burningman.org

We have the same email dispatch system that works better if you ALWAYS put your camp name in the subject line and your 1st choice for sector

To: placement@burningman.org
Subject: [6:00] Fancy and Fabulous Camp

Do not reply to newsletters.
Do not email your Placer directly - always use this email address.

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5. What to talk to each other?

There is a place for discussion about all things Burning Man and Theme Camp related: https://eplaya.burningman.com

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Thank you for everything you’ve told us already - we are so excited to get to know you over the next few months, and be re-acquainted with returning friends!
Please stayed tuned for more information and tips to help us all build the most amazing city we’ve ever seen!!

The 2015 Placement Team

Abdullah, Answergirl, Baulknaub, Bravo, the Flaggers, GetRich, Happy, HepKitten, KGB, Level, Machine, Muppet, Papa Bear, Pono, Retro, Reverend Bloodshot, Shadow, SwAmPy, Sweetthang, The Governess and WhatsIt.
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Placement announce no news #6

This came out a few days ago, still no news except does anyone want to write an exciting blurb to go into the WhoWhatWhenWhereforWhyisit directory? By the way, what are we doing this year? It's usually July when we hear if we're placed:::

:::::Placement Newsletter # 6 2015

In this issue:

1. Playa Event Directory
2. Theme Camp Web listing
3. City Plan is posted
4. SF Decompression

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Hello Citizens of Black Rock City!

Technology can be our friend and our foe. The long radio silence between Placement Newsletters was not intentional. Rather it was because of a behind the scenes issue that thankfully is now sorted. You may need adjust your email filters accordingly.

Besides this Newsletter, everything else in Placement land is great. We finished our second Mapping weekend on Sunday and the city looks amazing.

Three cheers to the volunteers who put all of the Placed Camps on the map and three cheers to all of you who pour your hearts and souls into your camps and the questionnaires we read to learn all about you.

After we pencil as many Theme Camps as we, we edit and move and adjust for another few weeks until we are ready to announce Placement in early July. Our team finds spots for over 1300 camps each year which includes Burning Man departments, work support camps, art support camps, mutant vehicle camps, and Theme Camps!

We will not be able to place every Theme Camp this year, but we are finding room for as many folks that demonstrate interactivity, neighbourliness, good MOOP scores and beautiful design as we can. As the size of your camp grows, we expect your interactivity to scale to your population. More people? More great reasons to stop at your camp!

If you have any changes or updates, please let us know quickly. We will do our best to accommodate any late additions.

Sincere apologies for the late notice about the opening of the playa events listing. I hope you are soothed by seeing your name in lights and by coming to a celebration in San Francisco!

All the best to each of you,

- Answergirl

PS - Want to write to us - email placement@burningman.org please put your 1st requested sector and camp name into the subject line for a faster response.

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1. The "When?" of the What? Where? When? Guide

Get ready to tell the world about your on playa events in 140 characters or less.

The listing opens Thursday June 18, 2014 @noon PT.

Whether you're showing a movie at your hand-built drive-in theater, holding a life-size whack-a-mole tournament, or hosting daily tantric yoga classes at your camp, be sure to add your event to the 2015 Playa Events
Registration, so people know when and where to find it!

Don't worry that you don't have your placed location, we'll take care of listing your address with your events.

The link to add your event to the 2015 Directory is PlayaEvents : Black Rock City

The on-line submission form and directory will be available through the Burning Man event, but only the events submitted before July 1st, 2015 – or the first 1500 received, whichever comes first – will also be included in the What? Where? When? guide, the printed playa events listing that's handed out at the Greeters' Station.

Where else do Playa Events appear? If you've marked your event to be public, it will be found in a variety of places:

The API (Application Programming Interface) for software developers to include in their mobile or PC applications.

The Directory computer system at Playa Info, where participants can add more events as well as browse them. If you add a password, you can edit your event on the Directory.


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2. Theme Camp Listing - see your name in lights!

Each year we publish a list of every camp requesting Placement and indicated it's okay to be publicly listed.

This is not a list of Placed camps - just those who completed a questionnaire.

If you indicated that you did NOT want to be "Publicly Listed" on your questionnaire, your camp will not be there.

If you spot an error, please contact placement@burningman.org and we will correct it.

The list is almost live and will be found here: 2015 Theme Camps | Burning Man

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3. The Black Rock City Plan is live:

2015 Black Rock City Map | Burning Man


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4. San Francisco PRECOMPRESSION at American Steel

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 - 6:30pm-2am - At American Steel Studios art space - 1960 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607

Participate in this BIG ART CIRCUS and showcase of art, ideas and culture. You can expect all the trappings you know and love: from big art, theme camps and mutant vehicles to fanciful and firey artists, performers and participants of every variety. This event at one of the Bay Area's most loved art making spaces, brings the party to the ARTy in grand style!
Artists, performers, theme camps, and art cars wanting to participate should email: flambelounge@burningman.com today!

Performers and DJs, please complete info form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ObM...mail_form_link

Want to volunteer? Email Sevolunteers@burningman.org

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Thank you and stayed tuned!!

The 2015 Placement Team

Abdullah, Answergirl, Baulknaub, Bravo, the Flaggers, GetRich, Happy, HepKitten, KGB, Level, Machine, Muppet, Papa Bear, Pono, Retro, Reverend Bloodshot, Shadow, SwAmPy, Sweetthang, The Governess and WhatsIt.
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There's a clue

Here's a clue we might be a placed camp this year; hidden in the list of Theme Camps they have included Airstreameri and What Not. Yeayy. And there's another Placement no news letter #7 too I'll post later. Just now I'm able to sign up for some shifts at the DMV to qualify for the "staff ticket" (half off, for 18 hours of work on playa)
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No news yet, but here's some artwork

No news from the placement gods yet, but here's some artwork we'll get to look at:::

2015 Art Installations | Burning Man
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Placement Newsletter #7

Here's newsletter #7 from the Placement Gods:::::
Placement Newsletter # 7 2015

In this issue:

1. Fundraising for playa bound projects
2. Playa Health and Safety

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Hello Builders of Black Rock City!

With our second mapping weekend behind us, Black Rock City is taking shape!

We strive to accommodate all of your requests while keeping the over all population density and safety of the city in mind.

Making sure that placed camps are distributed evenly throughout the city is important as it affects everything from ice sales lines to emergency response time.

The Placement team also thinks about the look of the city. We've asked you to create alternatives to the RV fortress and you have! Camp plans with RVs are now showing fan shapes and circles and arcs. It is wonderful to see your creativity in action, not just in the public spaces you are creating, but also the private ones. I am hopeful the fortress and RV lined street is soon a thing of the past. Good work fine city, hats off to you!

Well designed camps promote interactivity and neighbourliness. Being a good neighbour is a vital part of being a successful Placed Camp. Good neighbours think about how their sound is affecting people, where their generators are and if their interactivity is spilling into the streets. Good neighbours talk to each other and try to solve their issues together.

Working together is at the heart of what it takes to make Black Rock City, and thank you everyone for your efforts and willingness to work passionately to build something astounding!

- Answergirl

PS - Want to write to us - email placement@burningman.org please put your 1st requested sector and camp name into the subject line for a fast response.

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1. Fundraising for playa bound projects

Since many theme camp organizers may not be aware of our policy on using tickets for fundraising, the Burning Man legal team is sharing information that is helpful when planning fundraising events.

Please read all about it here:

Support a Project Submission Process | Burning Man

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2. PLAYA HEALTH AND SAFETY

Food and Health Permits

In order to fight the threat of food-borne illness on the playa, the Nevada State Health Division (NSHD) has requirements for camps preparing food including the need of a health permit and an inspection. You must apply for and be permitted as a Temporary Food Establishment by the NSHD if:

* You will be cooking or serving food to large groups of more than 125* FELLOW CAMPERS of your theme camp on a consistent basis.

(If you have a communal kitchen shared by 125 or more campers, but meals are prepared individually, or in smaller quantities than for 125 persons, a permit is not required, however we highly recommend you research and review safe food handling practices, starting with the Nevada Division of Health information).

* You wish to share, cook or serve food or non-alcoholic beverages to the general Burning Man population (gifting food).

Here are the permit procedures and deadlines:

If you have already applied for a permit, you should be receiving instructions in the mail soon.

If you are planning to make and give away food or drinks to the public on the playa including fresh squeezed juice, coffee with dairy, or even snow cones, you need a permit. Here's the scoop from Cindy Ulch, Supervisor with the Nevada State Health Divisions Public Health and Clinical Services Environmental Health Program:

The only application any camp needs is the "Food Permit Application for Burning Man" found here:

Nevada State Health Division

On the application, the event coordinator is "Burning Man". Leave the location blank, unless you know what street and intersection you be at during the event. After mailing the application and $50 USD payment, all anyone needs to do is come and pick up their permit at Playa Info in Center Camp during the following days:

*** New for 2015 - a direct response to requests for longer pick up hours from Theme Camps***

We will be handing out permits at Playa Info
Saturday, the 29th: 1-2:30 pm
Sunday, the 30th: 11:30 am -2:30 pm
Monday, the 1st: 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Tuesday, the 2nd - Thursday, the 3rd: 1-2:30pm

We do this so that we can get an accurate camp location from which to do inspections. WE are NOT issuing new permits at Playa Info.

More information about deadlines will come in a future newsletter. We wanted to get this information out now to let you know your feedback is important and influential and to get health permit on your to do list in plenty of time.

Water

Large quantities of water (250 gallons+) being used for projects that entail full body contact or consumption by people must be "potable" and come from state health department approved water sources.

Water being used for misting systems and ways that do not involve consumption do not need health department clearance. It is wise to make sure that you have "potable" water and the source is reputable!

All public pools, bathing, showers, (or 'Slip-n-Slides') – that would risk full-body contact with contaminated grey water – are prohibited.
Art pieces involving water are allowed, unless they are being used for showering or bathing, in which case they risk being shut down.

Bars and Drinks

If you are providing alcoholic beverages – without fresh juice, and with ice from a health dept -approved sources like our ice sales – no health permit is needed.

Fresh juice is food. If you are giving away freshly-squeezed fruit drinks to 125+you must get a permit.

Ice

Ice is considered food by the health department. Although there should be no permits needed for bars, your ice source must be approved by state health. The easiest way to comply is to purchase your ice from commercial sources in the surrounding towns as you enter our city, or from us at the event. (Monies from our ice sales go directly back to the town of Gerlach as a gift.)

More info.

Check out our page on health related issues. There are all kinds of interesting topics covered, from pregnancy to rebar safety, first-aid kits, fuel storage, etc.

Health and Safety | Burning Man

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Silver Dragon on Playa

The Silver Dragon was on Playa for 4thJuplaya. We stayed for the 5th, was going to stay that night but at about 7 there was a very dark cloud coming over the mountain and we decided to head for high ground. Started to rain just as we were getting to 12 mile entrance, I got drenched getting out of the truck when we parked a half mile up and off the asphalt. Amazing to see the Playa turn into a lake in a few minutes. Just a few minutes longer and we would have been stuck for a day getting off. I suspect there's a geologic reason why the north west side of the playa, at 12 mile is a bit lower than the rest of the playa.
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And, oh yeayyyyy!

Fellow dustyites, start your engines, get your planning gear on and lets do this!!!! From the Placement Gods:::::::::::

Congratulations!!!

It is our pleasure to inform you that Airstreameri and What Not has been officially placed for Burning Man 2015: Carnival of Mirrors!
Your approximate location is Geek & 3:15 and will measure approximately 200 by 200. If your dimensions contain a + or - sign, it means your camp is an odd shape.

We have approved x Early Arrival Passes to be used on or after Friday before the event.

How to find your location on playa:

1. Inform Gate or Greeters you are with a Placed Camp

2. Have them radio the Placement team and ask for Whatsit & Pono

3. Proceed to a meeting point as directed by your placer

4. Await your placer to show you to your camp location

Please note: If your ticket is at Will Call, do not arrive before Monday, August 24 at 12pm (noon) PDT when the Box Office Will Call opens.

Each camper must have both their paper ticket and a unique printed Early Arrival Pass in hand to enter Black Rock City before our event opens to the general public.

If you have any more questions, send an email to placement@burningman.org and put your camp name in the subject line.

Good luck, we’re excited to see you out there.

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WOOHOO!!! Thank you Perry! Love the playa photo, it's a good one. Happy you made a quick exit before having to extend your stay. See you soon!
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Mr. Peepers Closet

Hi all, we won't be camping with you but we will be back at Mr. Peepers's Closet providing everything you need to augment your playa wardrobe. AIways Gorgeous and I (Pole Dancer) will be body painting again this year and we have a big, welcoming shade structure that you are welcome to stop by and visit. Our placement this year is Arcade 7:45. We are so excited, never been that close to center camp.
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Hello all.
I was out of the country for a couple of months but I'm back now and looking forward to the Burn this year.

The small bar will be up and running and available for everyone's use. Feel free to step up and play host/bartender and serve up whatever food or beverage you'd like to the community at large.

I do still have signs for our post card booth. Is anyone planning to host that? Annie? Bill? Pink? Did everyone get their tickets?

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Hi all, we won't be camping with you but we will be back at Mr. Peepers's Closet providing everything you need to augment your playa wardrobe. AIways Gorgeous and I (Pole Dancer) will be body painting again this year and we have a big, welcoming shade structure that you are welcome to stop by and visit. Our placement this year is Arcade 7:45. We are so excited, never been that close to center camp.
Wow, you are up close and personal to a lot of fine things going on. Bring lots of earplugs! Please come by our Best Playa Post Cards and do some painting on us and the artists making misleading post cards for the folks back home. And everybody, please bring some post card postage to gift to the post man. So, I think our address will be Airstreameri and Whatnot, 3:15 and Geek, Black Rock City, NV 89412 so we can mail ourselves something on playa.
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Golf cart desired for our disabled Flaming Crutchees

Hey, we have a lady coming that has a Calif disabled placard ( for some real injuries besides pins and steel in her back). No, I didn't step on her foot, her horse did that; So we'll be able to have a Disabled Vehicle on playa for her to get around on, and maybe if we're extra special she'll give the rest of us gimps a ride out to deep playa. We're looking for a golf cart; if someone has one that could come to the playa or bring to Genoa, let us know. I'm not sure yet how we'd connect to get it out of the D lot but I'm sure we can get that figured out. Had a great one found on Craigslist nearby but it got away yesterday; there's another one we want to look at with "new batteries, but needs some wiring?" I haven't had energy to check out. Thanks if you know of one.
With the Disabled sticker, the vehicle doesn't need to meet all the Mutant Vehicle requirements of the DMV, just the Disabled-ee has to be in the vehicle, the sticker would belong to her.
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And more Placement Announce, Number 8

Here's Number 8 from the Placement Gods:::::::

Placement Newsletter # 8 2015

In this issue:

1. The Placement Process
2. Reading your address
3. Early Arrival Passes
4. Planning your LNT effort
5. Health and Safety, edits
6. BMIR PSAs
7. Last call for submissions for the Remembrance Plaque


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Hello Fine People of Black Rock City!

Last week was a big one - we announced Placement and by now you've received your email and you have questions. Hopefully this newsletter will answer many of them. For the unplaced camps, even if you are not being placed, we hope you continue to read the information in this newsletter as it is relevant to everyone camping in BRC.

This newsletter gives some details about the placement process to help you understand why some camps do not get placement and some camps get moved around.

I am going to explain how to read your address and dimensions.

This Newsletter contains a correction from the Nevada State Health and Safety folks.

We also have something from our friends at Playa Restoration - it is never too late to start planning your LNT efforts.

Finally, some information about getting your Camp into the BMIR PSA list and the Remembrance Plaque.

Thanks for all the you are doing and planning - it's July and the energy is electric - keep those lists at the ready and the smiles on your faces!


- Answergirl

PS - Want to write to us - email placement@burningman.org & please put your sector and camp name into the subject line for a faster response.

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1. The Placement Process

The Placement team considers many things when we are laying out Black Rock City. We start by reading your questionnaire and reviewing what you write in the "described interactivity" section. This is where we get to know you and the plans for the theme camps. We think about what you are offering, how many people are in your camp, how many years you've attended the event and if we received any feedback about your camp.
Then we try to find the right spot for as many camps as possible that are offering high levels of interactivity, that are unique and new or have a great history of captivating our community.

We have areas of Black Rock City where we place Theme Camps and areas that we leave available to folks arriving when the gates open.
Some folks wonder why we move camps around; for example why would we move a camp that was on the Esplanade one year to a letter street?
The Placement Team strives to layout an engaging and dynamic city. We think about how people move around Black Rock City, how they ride their bikes and how they explore their neighbourhoods.
We think about where morning coffee should go, where afternoon snacks will get good foot traffic, and we make sure that complementary camps are near each other. We think about nighttime and how all of us are drawn to head for the lights and how to keep streets inviting and enticing. We try to accommodate what camp leads are asking for too.

While we think that on playa parties are terrific and mobile theme camps are a lot of fun, we do not consider what you are doing outside of your theme camp when we are thinking about you. We place camps based on what they are offering within the boundaries of the camp itself.

We know that some camps are well known and always draw a crowd, so we might move your off of the Esplanade to change the dynamic and give another camp a chance for front and center placement.

When we decide not to place a camp, it is usually because the described interactivity is not at the level of the other camps requesting placement. Our expectations are very high, because what is offered by Theme Camps is incredible and gets better from year to year. Things that were great last year, might not hold up as well as other camps are increasing their offerings.

The best advice to increase your chances of placement is to give us as much detail as you possibly can about what you are offering, the days and times of your activities and tell us what sets you apart from the others. We are looking for unique offerings that will inspire all of us.

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2. How to read your address

The You've Been Placed email states your camp is 100 x 150 and your address is time on the clock and street name, or street name and time on the clock.

Or you are in a plaza or center camp and your address is street name @ time on the clock.

Help!!
First - dimensions: the first number is your frontage and the second number is your depth. If you have a + or - sign, that means your shape is a not a square or rectangle and your placer can help with the details.

Second your address. The first street listed is where we consider your frontage. If the first street of your address is a number, that means you have frontage on a time avenue. If your first street is a letter street, you are probably mid-block.

If you are in a plaza or Center Camp, your address will contain the @ sign - and that means you are on a circular part of the city. We've told you what time on the smaller plaza clock face you are closest to, with towards the Man being 12:00.


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3. Early Arrival Passes

Early Arrival Passes are required for everyone entering Black Rock City before the gates officially open.

The Placement team gives Early Arrival Passes to placed Theme Camps only. All other Placed Camps receive their EA passes from either their Department managers, the Art Department, the DMV or the Container program.

The Placement Team only issues Early Arrival passes for up until Saturday before the gates open. We need your camp to be in your reserved camping spot by Saturday. The gates open on Sunday morning and we cannot hold your space when that happens.

Early Arrival passes are offered to people who are building Black Rock City. The time before the gates open is a time to work. Burning Man is the time to play.

If you are a theme camp, your placer(s) may reach out to confirm the number of EA passes required. You can only make edits or requests for additional passes until August 1. No last minute requests will be accepted.

Early Arrival passes are not a commodity and any selling or trading or offering in exchange for anything is frowned upon. We can cancel your EA passes if we think you are using them for anything other than getting people within your camp into Black Rock City to set up your camp.


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4. Planning and Documenting your LNT effort

After the MOOP map is published each year, a few people ask for details about the yellow or red marks that appeared in their camps. Our friends in Playa Restoration give us as much detail as possible about what they found, and we share it with you if you ask.

We know that strange things happen on an empty playa after the event is over and we know that sometime MOOP shows up that does not belong to you.
What can you do about MOOP that is deposited in your space after you have left the playa? Unfortunately, not that much, but you can be proactive about leaving your site spotless.

Start by Documenting your Clean up effort

Keep track of the following information:

How big was your camp? How many participated in line-sweeps?
Describe your clean up - how many people, what day, what time of day, what did you find.

Describe everything that was found or happened during the line sweep.
• write down the things they found in camp - during line sweeps
• take pictures of each direction - that their camp spot was clean - take a 360 showing there was not anything in the site when you left - if you have GPS - keep track of that too

Be thorough - be as thorough as the Playa Restoration Team

The Playa Resto team marks the red xs - so they know what and where they found abandoned materials. Big things are the Xs - Evaporation ponds, carpeting, trash bags, coolers, vats of urine.

The MOOP map starts a conversation - it is not a punitive measure, it is a process for feedback. We all want the entire city to be green - and we want everyone working together to achieve this.

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5. HEALTH DEPARTMENT: FOOD PERMITS & DEADLINES

Please disregard the Health Department information from Newsletter #7 - the following information is correct.

In order to fight the threat of food-borne illness on the playa, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (NDPBH) has requirements for camps serving food or beverages including the need of a health permit and an inspection. You must apply to the NDPBH and be permitted as a Temporary Food Establishment if:

* You wish to share, cook or serve food or non-alcoholic beverages to the general Burning Man population (gifting food).

* You will be cooking or serving food to more than 125* FELLOW CAMPERS in your (theme) camp.

(If you have a communal kitchen shared by 125 or more campers, but meals are prepared individually, or in smaller quantities than for 125 persons, a permit is not required. However we highly recommend you research and review safe food handling practices, starting with the NDPBH website's information).


PERMIT APPLICATION:

If you are planning to prepare and give away food or drinks to the public on the playa including fresh squeezed juice, coffee with dairy, or even snow cones, you need a permit. Here's the scoop:

The only application any camp needs is the "Burning Man Temporary Food Establishment Application" found here:

Nevada State Health Division or Temporary Food Establishments at Special Events - Forms

Look for the "Burning Man" header towards the middle of the website for this application and other food safety information and guidelines regarding Burning Man.

DEADLINES:

Via Mail: Applications must be received by AUGUST 16, 2015
Mailing Address:
NDPBH – EHS
475 West Haskell Street, Suite 38
Winnemucca, NV 89445.

In person: No later than FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st
Office Locations: 4150 Technology Way, Suite 100, Carson City, NV. Phone: (775) 687-7550 or
475 West Haskell Street, Suite 38, Winnemucca, NV. Phone (775) 623-6588.

Don't wait until the last minute. It would be a shame to have to cancel your plans.


PICKING UP THE PERMIT:
Once your application is approved, you will receive written notification of approval. However, you must pick up the permit at the event.
You will need to pick up the food permit at Playa Info in Center Camp during the following days:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH THROUGH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD FROM 1:00 -2:30 PM
We will also provide early-extended hours- SUNDAY, THE 30TH AND MONDAY, THE 31ST FROM 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

We do this so that we can get an accurate camp location from which to do inspections. We are NOT issuing new permits at Playa Info.

IMPORTANT: LAST YEAR A NUMBER OF CAMPS DID NOT PICK UP THEIR PERMIT AT PLAYA INFO AND COULD NOT BE LOCATED FOR INSPECTION. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT HAVING YOUR ACTUAL PERMIT ON HAND IS THE SAME AS NOT BEING PERMITTED. DON'T BE SHUT DOWN. YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR PERMIT AND BE INSPECTED TO BE IN COMPLIANCE.

FAQ about the Application:

Event Coordinator: The event coordinator is "Burning Man."
Location: List the location of the camp using the cross-streets (i.e. 3:30 + L). If you are a placed camp, you will know your location, but if you do not have a set location, it is fine to leave the location blank.
Source: The "source" of the food is the location where you purchase your food or ingredients (i.e. the name of the grocery store).
Fee: $50 USD payment. If you are sending a check or money order from another country please be sure to account for any exchange rate and/or make the payment in USD (United States Dollars/ US currency).
Permit Information and Exemptions: Permit information and a list of exempted foods and drinks which can be served without a permit are noted in the "Information for Temporary Food Establishment Permit at Burning Man (pdf)" document on the website.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Please contact the NDPBH at (775) 623-6588 or email ekunz@health.nv.gov

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6. BMIR (Burning Man Information Radio) PSAs (Public Service Announcements)

Now that you've been placed, it is the perfect time to record a promo announcement for your camps events and performances that will play on BMIR, 94.5 FM. - Burning Man Information Radio. BMIR is the official radio station of Burning Man and the best way to let the citizens of Black Rock City about your camp. All the details on how to record a promo and get it to them is here : http://bit.ly/1dNclSM


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7. Last Call for Remembrance Plaque of Names of Burners Lost: 2014-2015

Each year since 1996, an anonymous Burner has created a plaque to commemorate members of our community who have passed away the previous year. This tradition honors those who have participated in creating Burning Man and affected our Burning experiences.
This is a call out to you, our community, to please let us know of any Burners lost in the last year whose names you feel should be added to this year's Remembrance Plaque.
Please send only their name, exactly as you would like to see it appear, to remembrance@burningman.org. (Please DO NOT hit reply to this newsletter to submit a name.)
Submissions must be received by July 20 to be included on this year's plaque. Submissions after the 20th will be added to next year's plaque.
Please note that the plaque is displayed at the Man Base, not the Temple, where more elaborate and personal memorials are created by participants.
May their spirits move on to the eternal playa!

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Abdullah, Answergirl, Baulknaub, Bravo, the Flaggers, GetRich, Happy, HepKitten, KGB, Level, Machine, Muppet, Papa Bear, Pono, Retro, Shadow, SwAmPy, Sweetthang, The Governess and WhatsIt.
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Placement Newsletter #9

More oldnew info from placement. And no, haven't seen anything else from them yet.:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Placement Newsletter # 9 2015

In this issue:

1. Bars on Playa
2. Trenching
3. Announcing DJ Lineups in BRC


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Hello Fine People of Black Rock City!

Is it just me or has time suddenly sped up?
Here at Burning Man headquarters we no longer talk about how many days until the man burns, but in the back of our minds we know that great day is coming fast.

Before we gather in the dust, we have to talk about a few dos and don'ts.

So this newsletter is about trenching, bars and announcing your DJ line-ups. Thanks to all of our friends in other departments for their contributions to this newsletter.

Also, some of you are writing in asking about Vehicle Passes. Our friends with Ticketing say "For those who have not purchased a vehicle pass from us yet, there will be an option to register to purchase just a vehicle pass in our OMG sale later this summer— so if you got tickets but didn't get a vehicle pass in the Individual Sale, or Directed Group Sale you'll be able to register for your chance to purchase one in the OMG Sale."

What good news.

As we enter the final push of prepping and planning, I wish you all good list making and great collaborations!

- Answergirl

PS - Want to write to us - email placement@burningman.org & please put your sector and camp name into the subject line for a faster response.

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1. BARS ON THE PLAYA

Local law enforcement would like to see us continue to address the potential issue of underage drinking at our event. Though we, the organization, are not offering alcohol to anyone and are not responsible for bars at Burning Man, there are possible consequences for camps with bars and us if we do not address this concern. Please read the following to make sure you are fully informed.

We do not believe that there are any rampant problems with underage drinking at our event that would merit investigation. Unfortunately local law enforcement does not agree with us. Therefore, you should be aware of Nevada laws on underage drinking. Here are some useful facts:

- It is a misdemeanor to serve alcoholic beverages to anyone under 21 years old in Nevada. The law still applies if the alcohol is gifted as opposed to sold. Theme camps are considered public space and subject to enforcement of this law. (NRS 202.055) In 2001 the Nevada State Supreme Court limited the application of NRS 202.055 to only servers who had actual or constructive knowledge that the person seeking the alcohol was under 21. This means that you must card someone who looks underage. Conversely, if someone looks of age you are not required to card him or her.

- It is a misdemeanor for a minor to consume or possess an alcoholic beverage in a public space (e.g., theme camps, open playa, center camp, etc). (NRS 202.020)

- It is a misdemeanor for a minor to pass him or herself off as being of age. (NRS 202.040)

- Misdemeanors carry the following penalties: Up to 6 months in county jail, and/or a fine up to $1,000. Alternatively, community service may be sentenced in lieu of, or in conjunction with jail time and fines. (NRS 176.087)

- If a minor loiters in a place where alcoholic beverages are consumed (besides a food establishment) then the minor could receive a fine up to $500. (NRS 202.030) Also, if the person in charge of the "tavern" allows the minor to loiter then he or she could be fined up to $500 also. (NRS 202.060)

Historically, enforcement of the laws is either done by carding the person outright, or through undercover sting operations. None of this is new and not terribly different from most other state laws.

But what can you do to #1 Avoid illegally serving minors?, #2 Avoid being cited, or #3 If cited, demonstrate the due diligence against serving minors you used when operating a bar on the playa?

1 Don't serve anyone without ID, who appears underage.
2 Ask for ID for anyone who appears underage. Learn to read it properly and determine by the date of birth if the person is old enough to drink.
3 Post "No Minors Allowed - No Minors Served" signs to discourage minors from committing a misdemeanor by loitering, requesting, or consuming alcohol at your bar.
4 Do not allow minors to loiter at your bar: ask them to leave.
5 Confer with a co-server -- get a second opinion -- when a patron appears "youthfully" over 21.
6 Work together - if you have refused to serve a patron because they do not appear to be of legal age, notify all your bar servers of your decision. There may be undercover operatives working with local law enforcement that attempt to be served more than once.

(NOTE: Federal and local law enforcement priorities differ on one or more of these issue. If you find yourself in an unfortunate encounter please get a badge number and/or name and note what agency you are dealing with. It might come in handy.)

Bottom line: NEVER, NEVER knowingly serve alcohol to a minor! It's illegal and it's not cool.

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2. IN THE TRENCHES

As Black Rock City grows, and more camps rely on power and fuel distribution, the issue of trenching becomes more common place.

Trenching within camps is one thing - Please follow the guidelines listed below.
However Trenching across roads is NOT OKAY. Okay? Seriously.

Our temporary roads never seem to recover very well during the event, when trenching across them is followed by a week's worth of foot, bicycle, and mutant vehicle traffic.
Similarly, large Mutant Vehicles with draggable mutations could disrupt trenching, leading to all manner of dangerous conditions.
Please plan accordingly.

If you are an Esplanade Camp and need to trench across this no vehicle traffic road, you must gain the approval of the DPW Heavy Equipment Manager via your Placer on playa. We need to hear ChAos say OK before you can trench anything across the Esplanade.

Trenching/Digging Conditions (instructions to outside service providers)

Provider shall strive to minimize its impact on the playa and shall restore the playa to its original condition at the conclusion of its operations. Provider shall use good judgment to minimize playa disturbance by limiting digging and trenching to main power distribution lines running from the power source to key power distribution points, and situations where a safety hazard will be created by leaving wires exposed.

The primary intention for trenching is the burial of electrical cables. No trenching for other purposes may be completed without prior approval from the DPW Heavy Equipment Manager.
1 Maximum depth for trenches is not to exceed six inches without prior approval from the DPW Heavy Equipment Manager.
2 No trenching may be done across city streets without prior approval from the DPW Heavy Equipment Manager.
3 Power lines must be placed immediately upon completion of trenching operations, and trenches must be appropriately backfilled and compacted. No trench may remain open overnight or for an extended duration regardless of circumstance.
4 Special care should be taken to avoid the introduction of foreign matter into open trenches during both installation and removal of cables.
5 Once cables have been removed, Provider shall follow all Leave No Trace practices which include the restoration of disturbed surfaces to their original state. Provider shall fill and compact all trenches to a surface level with the surrounding area.

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3. Announcing DJ Lineups in BRC

Dear artists, organizers and leaders who make Black Rock City what it is,

We're writing to you with a request. We want you to refrain from pre-announcing and promoting your on-playa DJ lineups, a practice that many sound camps already employ. If you absolutely must announce your lineups ahead of time, we ask that you wait until the week before the event. Here's why:

As you may be aware, the beloved Mayan Warrior Mutant Vehicle crew recently announced their DJ lineup, much like it was the lineup for an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival all its own. (They have since taken the lineup down from their website, which we appreciate.) We want to share with you this comment a Burner posted in response to the announcement at Resident Advisor:

"Hey, I really love Burning Man, and I really love music at Burning Man, and as a long-time Burner, I love the artistry behind your car, the sound system, and as always, the people you bring on your car to play.

But releasing a lineup like this, over a month in advance, flies right in the face of the rules and is pretty disrespectful in general. We want to avoid turning Burning Man into an EDM festival, with people hunting for lineups and timeslots. Burning Man is not an EDM festival, or even a music festival. It's something else, undefineable."

Even to someone who loves EDM enough to comment on an EDM news site, the practice of posting on-playa DJ lineups causes an upsetting sensation that there's un-Burning Man-like activity going on. We couldn't agree more — in fact, for many years, we've discretely requested that camps keep their line-ups a surprise. So yes, we feel that sensation, and we bet some of you do, too.

These kinds of promotions create notoriety in a community that doesn't necessarily share our principles, and specifically commodifies and commercializes artistic experiences. Promotion beyond Black Rock City gets especially uncomfortable when on-playa camps, Mutant Vehicles and events are connected to off-playa commercial enterprises.

Promoting lineups to a worldwide audience is not the same thing as listing an act or an event within the confines of Black Rock City, in resources like the online Playa Events Calendar or the printed WhatWhereWhen guide distributed to participants when they arrive. Those are for reaching people who are already going to be on the playa to let them know what's going on. They are not intended to build a brand on the merits of an appearance at Burning Man. It's simply unnecessary to promote beyond ticketed Burners for an experience you're giving to Black Rock City.

Burning Man is an experiment in temporary community, not a traditional festival like the others. So when our participants post splashy DJ lineups, EDM sites and forums talk about us as though we are, spreading that message far and wide. It can also add to an already painful ticket scarcity issue — we don't want to artificially drive up demand for tickets that aren't available, and the attraction of big-name DJs can also drive up the price of after-market tickets.

Burning Man doesn't have "headliners". We pride ourselves on that. Burners don't follow anyone else to Black Rock City, they go for themselves. Please understand, we don't have anything against EDM, an art form whose vibrant community has made great contributions to Burning Man for many years. But we welcome members of the EDM community to come to Burning Man for a different experience than they're used to: to fully participate in an experiment in a temporary community.

So, while we used to ask this on the downlow, we've seen enough instances in the last couple years that we feel the need to formally ask you not to announce your lineups. If you are dead-set on it, OK, but please wait until a week prior to the event before you do so. However, as surprise is great fun, and playa rumors help make things more exciting, we'd suggest that not announcing your lineup at all would be ideal. We're asking you to listen to this request, think about it, and do what's right for Burning Man culture. Thank you.

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Thank you and stayed tuned!!

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Greetings! Pink and PattyDuke managed to get 2 tickets! Yahoo!
My friend has some Czech burners that are coming over with artwork and they need a place to camp. Can we adopt them? There are 7 people and they have tents. We can bring a stove for them to use.
What do you think? The more the merrier!
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NevadaGeo and BAM..

Thanks for all you work again this year. We will be with in spirit.

See you next time!


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Hi all. If we can come up with something to play her music on, playa daughter Angela may gift us a Fire Dance on Wednesday evening, darkish. "Just something to play it on. Something to plug a usb or a headphone jack into" is what she needs. Anybody have something that can help? The 4 track player in the Silver Dragon don't have a plug in.... Thanks!
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