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2002 THEME CAMPS & VILLAGES

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KEY: = participating Floating World theme camps

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Da Rat's Bikes

Hometown: Sparks, NV
Contact: nv_desert_rat(at)nvbell(dot)net

DAGAZ
In each life there comes at least one moment which, if recognized and seized, transforms the course of that life forever. Rely, therefore, on radical trust even though the moment may call for you to leap empty-handed into the void.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: drfugufish(at)earthlink(dot)net


Damnedsterdam
Leave your soul at the door, to get it back be a whore! Take Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District, submerge it into the brimstone oceans of hell and you have the Damnedsterdam lounge with entertainment, drinks, crafts and our very own brothel window.

Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Contact: greg(at)spy-wireless(dot)com

Dancing Waves
The place where you can find costumes if you forgot to bring yours, and partake in Shamanic readings by a trained and experienced Shamanic counselor. Next door to and associated with the folks at Cafe on the Nile.

Hometown: New York City and New Hope, PA
Contact: dspark(at)comcast(dot)net

Dante
The specifics of this year's Dante are still in committee, but you are promised a highly interactive hell themed camp guaranteed to be the biggest rip off on the playa!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: bindiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dead Sea
Happy-go-lucky and especially whacky sailors on the ship of fools cavort and croon through day/night, port to port, anchor in harbor santurary, and back again over THE DEAD SEA, enjoying the journey that melts into a dream.

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Contact: loryo(at)sonic(dot)net

Department of Built Exceptions
The Black Rock City Department of Built Exceptions (DBE) is a public service agency that conducts random and scheduled building and vehicle inspections, and whose mission it is to promote the creative act of building; with sensitivity to the environment; participation; and ingenuity. Our inspectors give ratings on triplicate forms and are influenced by bribes through an interactive process. You Build It - We Inspect It!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: junebug(at)rangers(dot)org

Department of Public Miracles
Have you experienced a Miracle? Report it publicly, or fill out a "Miracle Request Form" at the Department of Public Miracles!

Hometown: San Rafael, CA
Contact: fuegocorazon(at)mac(dot)com

Department of Tethered Aviation
The Department of Tethered Aviation brings the oceans to the sky this year. Come float with us at Flailing Camp.

Hometown: Inverness, CA
Contact: bwmbwmb(at)mac(dot)com

Department of Mutant Vehicles
This is not your usual governmental agency. Mutant Vehicles planning on driving during Burning Man 2002 must stop by to register. (Please read the regs then fill out the pre-registration form.)

Hometown: Oakland, CA
URL: on_the_playa/playa_vehicles/dmv.html
Contact: grits(at)burningman(dot)com

Dionysus Radio 97.9
We are back as Dionysus radio KXTZ 97.9 celebrating the Greek God of Joy and ecstacy. Our Camp will indulge in Music, Arts, Henna Tattoo, Decadence and Debauchery. Come and joint us a get a Henna tattoo drawn by our expert Henna painter.

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
URL: kxtz.net
Contact: dionysus(at)pcmagic(dot)net

DISCO

Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
Contact: dinesh_prasad(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dismal
Dusty, despicable and downright decrepit, just ask the buzzards or dogcatcher... I mean Sheriff!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: BJB(at)Dolby(dot)com


Disorient
Disorient is a circular spaceship that uses mylar, 3D graphics, sequenced light, the sand of the playa and large scale video projections on domes and inflatable structures as means of transportation. Come to Disorient my child and relearn to navigate in our soothing liquid spaces.

Hometown: New York, NY
Contact: leo(at)disorient(dot)com

Dissipation Nation
Dissipation Nation hopes everyone that happens into our village that they feel like they just have attended one of the coolest family reunions. We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Paper, Rock, Scissors tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the winner. Come play neon croquet at Squid Row or get body painted in sealife by our talented artists. Seek knowledge from the Ambassador at Happy Now? Also come belly up to Squid Row's Headbangers Bar throughout the week. On Sat. Aug. 31 at 2pm be sure to attend our 4th Annual Vodka Party made with Dolphinsafe Vodka.

Hometown: Decatur, GA
Contact: jody(at)hotshotty(dot)com

Disturbia
Disturbia Village 2002 - it's all connected!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: teiwaz(at)disturbia(dot)com

Docks of Delirium
Your safe haven from the the solitude of the quiet playa, and here you will find your long awaited absence from everything normal. Just for you!

Hometown: Folsom, CA
Contact: donsyrek(at)winfirst(dot)com

Dragon Alley
What fate awaits those who venture off the edge of the map to There be dragons here? Surely adventures and new experiences are just the beginnings. Dragon Alley welcomes you with a 30 foot long suspended beast hovering above the alley. Mirrored walls on either side reflect participants as well as the bright eyes and innards of the beast. Adventures who dare the alley will be rewarded with two possibilities: a hidden tunnel to a musical chill space, or -- if they choose wrong -- a scary ride into the red stomach of the beast!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: verve(at)ucker(dot)net

Draka's Lair
All neu for 2002! This lizard runs only on alcohol, so fill 'er up & lets chase some ships. Scooters welcome.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA
URL: www.drakaarts.org
Contact: lisa(at)burninbush(dot)org

Dreams to Reality
We create our lives through our thoughts and focused energy. Join creative forces together and watch the power multiply turning your Dreams to Reality.

Hometown: Van Nuys, CA
Contact: kimballsa(at)aol(dot)com

Drift Catalyst
Drift Catalyst challenges reality and opens minds - a place where you might get your soul ripped from your chest, only to become a more whole and beautiful person. A freely-evolving exploration of eclectic sound and radical experimental performance, we have fire theatre, a crafting Playshop, live music, the Absentia Abyss sanctuary, mind machines, light Beacons, unusual DJs, and Skeito bata skat.

Hometown: Portland, OR
URL: www.corporatecollapse.com/driftcatalyst/
Contact: nightmarebaby(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dude Ranch
The Dude Ranch will pay homage to the Greatest Movie Performance of all time in the Greatest Movie of all Time... 'The Big Lebowski'...

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Contact: adam(at)firedance(dot)org

Dustfish Man-oh-Teez
Dustfish Man-oh-Teez are a tight group of loose individuals who know love conquers fear. We are addicted to costuming and silly music. We love dust, we need dust, we are dust.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: marcia(at)burningman(dot)com

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11:11 Camp
A giant fish swims across the playa... cool yourself off in its spray, be swallowed and relax in the opium den within, or challenge the pirate crew in games of skill and chance.

Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: blueberr(at)templeofsound(dot)com

Earth Guardian Camp
Welcome to this year's Earth Guardian pavilion. We're hoping to stimulate the Burning Man community to appreciate the Black Rock environment and embrace Leave No Trace in their own creative ways this year. By focusing the community's tremendous artistic, technical and spiritual energy, we can go beyond no trace and leave positive traces on the land. We will have daily activities including: daily (9:30 am) camp and volunteer meeting, daily (10:00 am) yoga classes, afternoon performances by puppet, circus and musical groups. Classes on didgeridoo and drumming. Nature walks, hot spring patrols, trash fence patrols, daily (4:00 pm) transect walks, camp of the day tours.

Our camp will include an interpretive walk, a discussion lounge and library of environmental books, the Oasis cafe and Water Bar and a stage. The interpretive walk can be described as an interactive, self-guided 24/7 attraction that includes information on the Black Rock desert, its history, Leave No Trace practices and desert stewardship activities. It is an introduction and tribute to the Black Rock Desert and an examination of our roles in the desert.

Hometown: Incline Village, NV
URL: home.earthlink.net/%7Ekarinaoc/burn99/playa.html
Contact: karinaoc(at)earthlink(dot)net

Easter Island
EASTER ISLAND is imagined as a south sea ceremonial village supporting on-playa installations of MOAI, the enigmatic stone HEADS of Rapa Nui. It's a candy-coated fusion of indigenous idolatry and contemporary commercialism.

Hometown: West Hollywood, CA
URL: dragondebris.com
Contact: dragondb(at)pacbell(dot)net

Eclectic Playa Tribe
A camp where lovely multi-talented individuals gather to form a community... a family... a home. We are artists, geeks, educators, performers, healers, divas, would-be chefs, former postulants -- all positively insane, beautiful and dusty. We'll have a giant fish shade structure/lounge and some of the most incredible peeps you'll ever meet. Come as your eclectic selves at the EPT cocktail party on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
URL: groups.yahoo.com/group/eclecticplayatribe/
Contact: playa_nazi(at)yahoo(dot)com

Eden's Path
Search for like-minded people at Burning Man using Eden's Path computerized matching service. A few minutes in our garden will grow a lifetime of friends.

Hometown: Los Altos, CA
Contact: mprince(at)mikeprince(dot)com


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Eggchair Camp
If you can't find the meaning of existence while doing something as simple as sitting in an eggchair, then where the #*$&* else ya gonna find it?!

Hometown: Alameda, CA
URL: home.earthlink.net/%7Eeggchairsteve/
Contact: eggchairsteve(at)earthlink(dot)net

El Circo's Isle of Iris
Enter a land accessible only through the mind's eye-a floating world, unbound by space and time, that moves over the surface of the deep, interdimensional. Once inside become an embodiment of your dreams, light and dark. You have entered a place where the soul exist in flight.

Hometown: Ashland, OR
URL: www.elcirco.org
Contact: ondatiffa(at)hotmail(dot)com

Elfenland
Keeblers with codpieces, Hobbits with hard-ons, and mystical Celtic warrior-fairies, we offer small-scale art and costuming, and medium-scale comfort to all those who pass by the Elfenhold.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: bscanlon(at)sonic(dot)net

Emptysea Project
Dark, sexy lounge. Chill - visit - imagine.

Hometown: Tacoma, WA
URL: sail.to/theemptysea/
Contact: texredballs(at)hotmail(dot)com

Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest together with The Last Stand is a place far off, a frame of mind, a zone in the twilight, a refuse, a barrier, an island of the last stand. It's a jungle, shelter, and storm of interaction for the visual, audio, and sensory perceptions with light shows, sunrise and sunset concerts of music and dance. We will create a jungle of dozens of trees and sculpture that will offer picture frames to assist your imagination of perception coupled with evening lights shows and specialized music concerts for sunrises, sunsets, and whatever you fancy between.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.dandasmann.com
Contact: gen52(at)earthlink(dot)net

Enchanted Forest
Fairies and goblins alike are welcome at Enchanted Forest.

Hometown: Hollywood, CA
Contact: roger(at)toonshoppe(dot)com

Engedi
Engedi is a tent filled with the smells, sights, and sounds of heaven. Come experience the Source of the river in the desert.

Hometown: Kings Mills, OH
Contact: bohlender(at)cincyvineyard(dot)com

Evening Lounge on Cleopatra's Barge

Come hang out, take a break from the playa madness, escape from the sun, relax on our couches, and share experiences with other burners on Cleopatra's Barge. Get the Man on your t-shirt, race a juice boat down the Nile, gather treasure, and have slaves fan you and care for your weary feet while enjoying the soothing sounds of our magnificent DJ's.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: ebutens(at)itsa.ucsf(dot)edu

eVille

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: hralph(at)byz(dot)org

Expatria
Expatria is a nation without borders; renounce your citizenship and join us! We're the home of Spit Take Camp, the Human Gnome Project, and our motto — Leave No Witnesses!

Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Contact: richard(at)gothicradio(dot)com

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420 Tea Party Lounge
Come chill in the 420 Tea Party Lounge and possible home of Free Radio Takilma, where you can come and listen to 420 music. We will be serving sun tea everyday at 4:20. Be sure to bring your own cup... Come and help create the ambience with your presence. Bring a friend, a song or a poem if you wish. See you there.

Hometown: Cave Junction, OR
Contact: sunshine(at)cavenet(dot)com

451 Bookmobile
CAUTION: Dangerous Books Inside

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Contact: j0nn1j(at)webtv(dot)net


Fairyland (on the Isle of Avalon)
Come to Fairyland and make a set of fairy wings for your playa excursions - materials and helper fairies provided. Additional workshops to be announced - check our website for more details.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact:
Contact: sflilbear(at)aol(dot)com

Fandango: Acid Cabaret

San Francisco, CA
Contact: acidcabaret(at)hotmail(dot)com

Filthy Rich Camp
Come and visit the highest concentration of wealth north of Gerlach!

Hometown: Ventura, CA
Contact: pixerellidust(at)yahoo(dot)com

Fire Camp
Fire Camp is a place for fire performers from everywhere to meet and share ideas. Our burn circle is open to all, please come and burn with us.

Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: acontrolledburn(at)hotmail(dot)com

Fire Conclave Camp
Convergent traffic for all members of the Fire Conclave as well as an outreach to other fire performers that have an interest in becoming connected to the Fire Community. Show Me Salon — sign ups, meeting schedule, safety information and a meeting place for all those fiery ones.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
URL: on_the_playa/performance/fire_conclave.html
Contact: crimson(at)burningman(dot)com

FIREDANCE Drum & Dance Sacred Fire Circle
FIREDANCE is a magical drum and dance celebration. We join together in community and we create a sacred place for deep play. We drum and dance the fire circle, connecting nature, our bodies, our voices and our selves with the magic of the fire and the spirit in each of us -- join us for the FIREDANCE Drum & Dance Sacred Fire Circle at our Fire Circle out on the Playa, at about 60 degrees, between The Man and The Esplanade. Look for our banners. Wednesday at 10 PM. Thursday at 11:30 PM. Friday at 1 AM. Saturday after the burn until sunrise! Bring your drums and shakers and other percussion toys, bring your dancing feet.

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
URL: www.firedance.org
Contact: adam(at)firedance(dot)org

Fire Fabulon & BurningMime
Join us nightly, just after dark, as we co-host fire spin jams in Snowflake Village with the Space Vikings. We will thrill you Thursday evening with fire performance, glass walking, bed of nails, feats of human endurance, odd body part tricks, plate spinning and more. Visit BurningMime's Clownfessional anytime to confess your sins and earn redemption.

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Contact: cynthia_jones(at)prodigy(dot)net

Fire Freaks
Come to the fire freaks during the day for lessons on playing with fire and come at night to be amazed by our fire tricks.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: jdhood14(at)hotmail(dot)com

Fire Island
We invite you to experience the oasis of Fire Island. You will be attracted from all over the playa by flames emanating from Fire Island. As you approach, discover a world surrounded by white sea foam clouds, vegetated with flaming flowers, cactus and trees. Float into the bay of Fire Island, dock on our pier, and play with fire. Operate a variety of propane and kerosene flower flamethrowers, and create fire that shoots, 5, 10, 50 feet into the air. Women are invited to join the cult of the Flaming Lotus Girls.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: burningart.com/lotus
Contact: mizpoon(at)burningart(dot)com

Firetown
Come explore Firetown, featuring the Firewater Pub and the Color Grid - where your steps control our illuminated floor! Laugh with us in Giggleland's Island and then cool off in the mists of the Mermaid's Grotto before climbing into an alternate reality in the original and historic Dream Machine. Enjoy!

Hometown: Avondale, AZ
Contact: towncrier(at)firetown(dot)org

Firewater
Everyone loves a fire! It was the cohesive element of tribal communities; Where rituals, legends and traditions were shared and passed on from one generation to another, we will offer a space for all to gather and celebrate our favorite element--FIRE! Drummers, musicians, and fire enthusiasts are welcomed every evening after darkness has fallen to welcome in the night with flame. So bring your drums, guitars and singing voices to accompany the dancers and discover your passion for fire. All fire dancers are welcome to dance within the flaming fire arena.

Hometown: Reseda, CA
Contact: nuclearfamily(at)onebox(dot)com

Fish Bait
Fish Bait: Spend an afternoon on our raft people fishing.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: bleah3003(at)hotmail(dot)com


Flight to Mars
Journey to the Red Planet, experience the magic and mystery of the unexpected at this ultimate vacation wonder-land. Get caught-up in our spin at the sensuous Orbital Lounge, Navigate through the dazzlingly Gland Canyon, Penetrate our inner sanctum, Float high above stunning vistas of endless Martian desert, and struggle for air in our thrilling Sandstorm show.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: jeff(at)flight2mars(dot)com

Fl'oasis Marine Mammal Sanctuary
Fl'oasis Marine Mammal Sanctuary is a place of refuge from the turbulent seas of the Floating World. It is a calm port in any storm, a space to chill in, where you can bask in fun and sun and be pleasured and pampered. Let us take care of you...

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: erickaaj(at)pacbell(dot)net

Flower of Life Camp

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: peyotepictures(at)yahoo(dot)com

Foot Garden
Put your best foot forward at foot garden. Come walk the paths of play, danger, repose, mystery, man-made and nature, and you may just find your own path to enlightenment...

Hometown: Victoria, BC
Contact: alisonmm99(at)hotmail(dot)com

Franziaville
Do you have what it takes to Spank the Wine? 2001 had you fighting for your soul on the court, in the mudpit and at the alter/bar. Now the sin smorgasboard just got itself a first class upgrade. Looking for: the Church of Naismith Basketball Camp? the Eden is Burning Wedding Bar? Netherworld Ranch? Look no further. Your one-stop dose of fear, loathing and cheap box wine just got easier to find.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: milknchees(at)aol(dot)com

Free Photography Zone
Free Photography Zone (aka Polaroid Camp) for 6 years, 5,000 portraits and 1,200 prints (given to the Participants) of BM continues the tradition of a large scale photographic studio on the Playa. Come, be photographed, and take home what may be the best photograph you have ever had made.

Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
Contact: johnbrennanphoto(at)yahoo(dot)com

Freezer
The home of the infamous Mr.Freeze. BEWARE!!!

Hometown: Burlingame, CA
Contact: mrfreeze(at)burningman(dot)com

Frogstone Island
Frogstone Island w/F.A.R.T... A mystical island full of forest creatures that await you and invite to feel the cool mists and stay for some gaming.

Hometown: Marina, CA
Contact: texasmartin(at)msn(dot)com

Frutti di Mare
A starfish of glowing pink; a chill space where you can come and get a smoothie and hang out when the dust and the party gets to be too much. Relax and replenish your electrolytes enmeshed in the loving arms of a friendly jellyfish.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: jricker(at)meltguns(dot)com


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Funkcamp
Funky People. Funky music. Funky good times. Funkcamp: Keeping it on the one since 1999.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.funkcamp.com
Contact: colinl(at)walmart(dot)com

FusionValley
FusionValley, home of the 3 headed cow, and home of PlayaNet!

Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Contact: taz(at)burningman(dot)com

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Gates of Sotoumi
The Gates Project presents the Gates of Sotoumi, and LA communal living environment.

Hometown: Venice, CA
URL: www.tedward.org/village/
Contact: tedward(at)burningman(dot)com

Genital Portrait Studio
A full service portrait studio for the more private side of you, offering many ways to capture your most intimate details in the picture of a lifetime. Polaroids or digital imagery (for the Internet-fearless), props to maximize your moment on film, couples sittings, and the opportunity for photos to be displayed (at your discretion) in our gallery for the pleasure of all.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.genitalportraitstudio.org

Get Lost
If you find us you've found yourself lost...

Hometown: Kingsbury, TX
Contact: lucid(at)neuron(dot)net


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Gigsville
The community of Gigsville will be hosting its annual That Thing in the Desert retreat between August 29th and September 2nd 2002 in Black Rock City, NV. Come sing, dance or drop your pants! All participants welcome - Gigsville is a No Media zone.

Hometown: Glendale, CA
URL: www.gigsville.org

Good Vibes... Or Bad?
The national and global resurgence of religious fundamentalism threatens every individual's liberty and right to possess Personal Massagers. Examine opposing displays by the National Vibrator Association and by Vibrator Control Inc, and cast your vote in our poll.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Contact: sknapp(at)rcsis(dot)com

Grave Camp
Goth rave camp in conjunction with Irrational Geographic Society.

Hometown: Somerville, MA
Contact: cobweb(at)ftso(dot)org

Group W

Hometown: Bay Point, CA
Contact: rolfinhell(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gravity City

Hometown: Zephyr Cove, NV
Contact: gravitycrew(at)hotmail(dot)com

Green Fairy Bar Camp
Experience the Green Fairy Happy Hour, learn how make your own absinthe, and bring something for the barter bar.

Hometown: Ventura, CA
URL: www.deadflesh.org/fear
Contact: philfear(at)rain(dot)org

Gypsy Witch Camp
Gypsy Witch Girl Camp. Are you coming alone, first time to BM, we are your camp. We are all gypsies and nomads and such. We'll meet as strangers and leave as friends. Individuals only, few exceptions. Centrally located and fully functional. The name says it all. Don't miss our world famous Salsa at Six (sometimes Seven). We can help you get to BM and tell you what you need.

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: Blondy232(at)aol(dot)com

Gyrational Bliss Asylum

Hometown: Sun Valley, CA
Contact: kathydee(at)earthlink(dot)net