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2002 THEME CAMPS & VILLAGES

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KEY: = participating Floating World theme camps

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Mad Cow Country Club
Again and again, Some special people in the crowd wake up, They have no ground in the crowd, And they emerge according to much broader laws. They carry strange customs with them And demand room for bold and audacious actions. The future speaks ruthlessly through them.
- Rilke

Hometown: Portland, OR
URL: groups.yahoo.com/group/madcowcountryclub/
Contact: dustdevil666(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mad-Scientists STS project
ET phoned home. Now so can you. Pick a planet and send a message with our Billion candlepower optical transmitter.

Hometown: San Jose, CA
URL: www.mad-scientists.com
Contact: tblack(at)quantalink(dot)com


Magicglasses
For the fourth year running, magicglasses reveal that things on the playa are exactly as interesting as you think they are. ever-lengthening tunnel increases the diffracted light fantastic while hand-crafted metal dome reverberates to late-night psy-trance DJnauts bring both eyes and ears for short-term eye doctor surgery with myriad long term benefits blink and you'll miss it. so don't.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.magicglasses.com
Contact: ali_manson(at)yahoo(dot)com


Malpractice Camp
A celebration of medicine gone wrong. Come and enjoy Psychic Surgery, The Waiting Room, The Consultation Room, X-Ray Display, or rest in our Cemetery.

Hometown: San Jose, CA
URL: www.greatoasis.com/museum/BurningMan/BM02/index.html
Contact: don(at)infi(dot)net

Marina de Bohemia
Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and above all Love provided in a spiritual, yet illusional (or delusional) and a decadent sorta way! Daily activities will be posted on the activity board for the mind, body, and spirit assisting you in self exploration and enlightenment!

Hometown: Carmichael, CA
Contact: luxacious(at)yahoo(dot)com

MASH 4207th
Those merry madcap MD's of mirth and mayhem are at it again! Come and pull up a stretcher with us at MASH 4207th, the bar is open!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: taylorsr(at)wellsfargo(dot)com

Mermaid's Grotto
You are welcome to experience the Mermaid's Grotto with its cool life affirming mist throughout the day and its calm blue space at night.

Hometown: Nicasio, CA
Contact: rachel(at)cinematrix(dot)com

Mer-moms
Mer-moms will be a shared space for mothers (usually single) and their kids. A giant mermaid shaped slide will be available for kids (of all ages) as well as a kid's play dome. Juice will be served.

Hometown: Half Moon Bay, CA

Midwest Burns/Audio Orgy@Snowflake
Midwest Burns/Audio Orgy is an interactive live PA/open mic camp for you to perform music, poetry, spoken word, drumming etc. It is also to strengthen our midwestern burner community so stop by and sign our email keep-in-touch sheet any time 24/7!

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Contact: bobbyg53211(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mighty Cthulhu Revival Show
An old-time Southern-style tent revival to honour the awesome, octopus-headed god, Cthulhu, and his icthoid servitor Dagon. Includes graven images, the laying-on of tentacles, writhing gill-women, free fundamentalist Cthulhu comics and much joyous exaltation!

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: novaexpress(at)earthlink(dot)net

Mission #42: Worlds Collide
Worlds Collide epitomizes the concept of simulacra and simulation. Our nearly human landscape and miniature golf are irrisistable to the normal human organs.

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Contact: anieslamb(at)yahoo(dot)com

Monkey Time
Monkey Time is all about losing it--hooting, howling, jumping around and having fun! Join us and we'll show you how!

Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: johnjts(at)teleport(dot)com

Moonbase Nevada
Cool grooves and manned exploration of space.

Hometown: New York, NY
Contact: mcrosby(at)marthon(dot)org

Moon Jellies Bioluminescence
Bioluminescent giant jellyfish dancing and floating carelessly along the playa... pulsing amongst the constant beat of the drums. Join us for video projection of these beautiful animals and other sea creature and tidepool themes... come play with us!

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

Moons of Mongo
Rockets and Rayguns! A nice place to chill on the playa. Lounge with dashing heroes and winged hawk-men.

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

Motown: The Grass is Green
In keeping with this year's Floating World theme, the Motown Historical Fabrication Recreationist Society is proud to introduce their rendition of the Tokugawa era Japanese Desert Garden. Kick off your waraji and relax in over 350 square feet of imported Nishimura Blue Grass. Enjoy a cup of homemade sake while making wagers on the daily kendo sword fighting competitions just like they never did hundreds years ago before those meddlesome black ships arrived.

Hometown: Mountain View, CA
Contact: HinduStan(at)soon(dot)com

Mudance
Mudance 2002 - During the day participants will create art with our bodies in the mud. At night participants will float in a black light pyramid and all to be projected on the outside surfaces.

Mystery G Spot
The Mystery G Spot: an interactive journey seeking to experience the strange & natural phenomena known as, The Mystery G Spot!

Hometown: San Ramon, CA
URL: communities.msn.com/TheMysteryGSpot/homepage/
Contact: blackrockmitch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mystic Mermaid
This Mermaid will be made of perforated steel, scrap metal, & found objects and stand about 17 feet tall while she basks in the warm playa sun. Her hips will contain a secret chamber and her tail a slide. Burning Man participants will enter her from the front and feel the urge to relax in the cool, watery depths of her interior. Had enough of the shade? Then climb up the rope & wood ladder and venture out to the viewing platform discreetly cradled in the small of her back. Take in the sights within the city limits and beyond or take a ride on her slide. At night enjoy the ambiance of the cauldrons burning bright in her chamber or just admire her from afar with her entire body glowing softly with colored lights from within. She is considered the High Priestess in the Tarot; to the alchemist she is the Siren of the Philosophers, crowned and lactating the milk of enlightenment... She will surely lead many astray at the rocky shores of Black Rock City this year.

Hometown: Gerlach, NV
URL: www.brc-dpw.org/who/metric/mermaid/
Contact: zedragonlady(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mystick Krewe of Satyrs
Six years running, we will bring New Orleans Mardi Gras to the desert. Enjoy our bar, see our parade, experience our ritual and feel the burn.

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Contact: satyrs(at)cox(dot)net

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Narcosis
Narcosis - a state of happy delirium - albeit with the dangerous side effect of impaired judgment. A deep sea chill space.

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

Necklace Factory
Join the citizens of Black Rock City in a pleasant workshop environment, which will supply the materials and technical assistance necessary to create your own Burning Man jewelry. Meet people from around the world and hide from the dust and heat while your hands have fun, your eyes meet fellow travelers, and a quiet moment of conversation and music will refresh your spirit.

Hometown: Houston, TX
Contact: kctc(at)vonl(dot)com

New Bardo Motel
Welcome to the Playa branch of the famed New Bardo Hotel, complete with low-rent rooms, Sangria Sunset Service every night, and a full host of drunks and ne'erdowells stumbling about the grounds at all types. Also Starring: THE CYNJADOME.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: roar(at)qwest(dot)net

New World
The New World is a series of three canvas and bamboo structures which open up on the playa like nautilus shells. They are islands. They are ships. They are for meditation and screaming. They are dedicated to the great explorers of our generation: the Burners. Come explore.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: daniel(at)nono(dot)com

N-Gon's Bay of Pigs
Join us for beach games and beach art performed by you.

Hometown: Martinez, CA
Contact: stromsmo(at)pacbell(dot)net

No Tanline Camp
Imagine the joy & freedom of swimming in the buff without a soggy swim suit that you have to keep pulling up. Get started at Lake Lahontan now, and get info about your local nude beach to continue this at home.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Contact: burningmannude(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nomadic Nutria Hunters
Nutria: innocent herbivorous aquatic rodent, or vicious boot-eating creature which deserves to be roasted in casserole?

Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: theta444(at)yahoo(dot)com

NOMADIX Tribe
A wandering tribe of performers, fused together by numerous styles of music, have created a mysterious sound for the future. Combining an explosive blend of visual arts and culture, Nomadix brings the diversity of the world to the stage!

Hometown: McDonough, GA
Contact: info(at)decibel420(dot)com

Nuclear Family
Burningman's favorite dysfuntional family is back and, with the benefit of intermarriages and inbreeding, has doubled in size. Join us to dance to the groovy tunes playing in our lounge, meditate with our zen leader, get some good advice, pay homage to the Sultan (all forms of Jihad are strictly forbidden!!!), drop in for a duct tape service call, get a new bracket to close off your conjunction or a semi-colon cleansing if you feel you are in the wrong state of tense, play with the naughty nuns and sinners, come by for your very own serving of the sacred cow and surrender to the rhythms of the DEA (Drum Enforcement Agency). Vote SNORTLE FOR MAYOR! Do your civic duty this year. Snortle the Mole believes that life is fun. And that oranges are good. And smiling. He likes to run and laugh and play. He will be 2 in October, and this is his third Burningman. However you do the math, that's experience you can trust.

Hometown: Tarzana, CA
Contact: debfrog(at)earthlink(dot)net

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Oaktown
Camp Oaktown, home of Vulcan Free Radio 87.9 FM. 24/7 audio broadcast, nightly talent show and drive-in movie theater.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: darkat(at)vulcanradio(dot)com

OCF Embassy
Our unique of brand of quality festing inspired by the Oregon Country Fair.

Hometown: Eugene, OR
URL: eugeneweb.com/~bm
Contact: clif(at)eugeneweb(dot)com

Octopus' Garden

Hometown: San Francsico, CA
Contact: funking(at)mindspring(dot)com

Octopussy's Garden
Inside Moby's Dick (a 15' ft tall, 30' long whale) we'll have a TV lounge showing a variety of films, old TV shows and progressive videos. We also will have an 8' high metal Burning Man holding up our windmill (power source) and a large treasure chest for take something, leave something. Come by to see the schedule of films and when our Moulin Rouge (Can-Can) theme party will be. Come by during the day to have your costume rated and a chance to make Moby's Dick spout. Also watch for us driving around in our Sun Bug-Es - solar powered bicycle carriages.

Hometown: Chico, CA
Contact: kalitara22(at)hotmail(dot)com

Odeon
The Odeon bar. Terrible entertainment. Lousy drinks. Poor service. Chicken John. Just like home...

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

Om Bayou
Om Bayou--purge the inner demons that keep you clinging to the banks of the floating world--stick it to a voodoo doll, attend a debutante ball and come out as you are--keep your juju pure with yoga and refill your hex remover prescriptions.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: andrew_draper(at)yahoo(dot)com

Opera Arkipelago
Opera Arkipelago invites musicians and singers to our SINGING CAMP. Join us for our guerilla performances on board of our flag sheep, the Ark of the Nereids.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.burningmanopera.org
Contact: pepeozan(at)earthlink(dot)net

Oracular Ghosts of Lahontan
Poetic and musical invocations of plant allies by Oracular Madness and the Poison Path Travelers.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: laura(at)botanikos(dot)com

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P.U.N. People United for Nothing
We support nothing and are united to bring nothing into manifestation. Our enemies, the People United for Something (PUS) and the less threatening People Opposed to Everything (POE) have threatened our efforts in the past, but we know they will not succeed. We are looking for interested volunteers to support our cause. Sign up at the Nowhere bar or come visit our Metaphysical Library.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: snohbeast(at)lycos(dot)com

Pamper Camp
Pamper Camp Salon returns to treat your dry and dusty toes and fingers to a manicure and pedicure. Knock back a cosmo cocktail and catch up on People magazine while we make you pretty on the Playa.

Hometown: Albany, CA
Contact: kendra(at)dogumentarian(dot)com

Panty Camp
The beauty of ladies panties: exposed! Lounge in a mound of panties in the Panty Pavillion, learn how to accessorize with panties, receive panty fashion advice and pick up some clean and fashionable panties for yourself!

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

Pastie Camp
In 2001, Pastie Camp provided the tools, materials and expertise to help the average playa persona make their own pasties! We'll be back doing it again for 2002, so swing by and make a pair.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: denisetr(at)hotmail(dot)com


Pepperland 02
Thump it, Hump it, Ride it, Glide it, Pick it, Stick it, Rub it, Love it, Bite it, Fight it, Stroke it, Poke it, Sniff it, Stiff it. The Flying Glove comes to BurningMan 02.

Hometown: Muscatine, Iowa
Contact: jameso(at)machlink(dot)com

Philadelphia Experiment
A little East Coast flavor for your ear.

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Contact: micah1971(at)aol(dot)com

Piazza di Luna
Piazza di Luna & Piazza Solare Astro-Nautical Lounge Day and night unite and solar power fuels evening delights. Float to the moon and beyond sipping special lunar elixirs in our gravity-free, lounge environment.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: glitter.org/piazzadiluna
Contact: alicia(at)glitter(dot)org


Picasso Camp
Search within yourselves for something sacred, take it to Picasso Camp and paint it.

Hometown: Kirkland, WA
Contact: Danimal226(at)cs(dot)com

 

 


Pinhole Camp
The smallest thing on the playa.

Hometown: Venice, CA
Contact: ali(at)archinect(dot)com

Pink Pussy Cat Delight

Hometown: New York, NY

Pirate Tea House
Ahoy Matey! All tea, all the time, that's us, the Pirate Teahouse. Aaarrr! Come drink tea with us and bask in Piratey Goodness.

Hometown: Corvallis, OR
Contact: kennric(at)hypothetical(dot)ne

Pirate Television

Hometown: Nevada City, CA
Contact: sjmichelsen(at)hotmail(dot)com

PISS CLEAR Alternative Newspaper
PISS CLEAR, Black Rock City's only alternative newspaper. Burning Man's snarky reality check, publishing on the playa since 1995!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.pissclear.org
Contact: pissclear(at)blue-period(dot)com

Planet Anodyne
Was Don Ho singing about "Tiny Bubbles" in Spacetime Foam?

Contact: kevob(at)earthlink(dot)net

Planet Bruka Bohemian Rescue Squad
Crusaders from another world are establishing an outpost on the Black Rock Sea with special assignment to recruit a highly diverse and talented militia for top security operations. Applicants may apply and be screened (auditioned if you will) at the p2brs main ops station on the Black Rock.

Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: ArchideaZ(at)aol(dot)com

Planet Kolob
Travel to Planet Kolob by transcending through three degrees of glory on your journey to the center of the universe.

Hometown: Wanship, UT
Contact: cricket(at)allwest(dot)com

Planet Smurf
Far across the galaxy, on a planet much smaller than ours, live a race of people only three apples high, who share the common color blue, and a blissful quasi-communist/chauvinistic living experience. All working for the good of one, they travel to a land called Burning Man, where they must reestablish their community. This is Planet Smurf...

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Contact: ryanl812(at)aol(dot)com

Plastic Paradise
A plastic paradise to rest your weary feet and mind. Come enjoy the relaxing benefits of kava-kava and our aloha.

Hometown: Kekaha, HI
Contact: carnal(at)hawaiian(dot)net

Playa Beach Club
Playa Beach Club returns again! Chill beneath the Swaying Palm trees to surf sounds and imbibe at the Tiki Lounge barter bar. A cooling shower is even available for the right bribe!

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Contact: rfehlman(at)pacbell(dot)net

Playa Info
If you need information, we have it!!! Come find out where your friends are camped, answers to questions, register your video camera, retrieve found items, locate a locksmith and much more. We're located in center camp at 6:00 under the red shade cloth. Look for our big blue i on top of our 30 foot tower. Stop by and say hello!

Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
Contact: sacredflame(at)burningman(dot)com

Playa Play Yard
We're bringing the toys, a place to chill, and something to drink. Playa Play Yard: We'll spark your imagination.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
URL: playabound.org
Contact: donald.nygaard(at)attbi(dot)com

Playa Potions and Potables
The camp that leaves a good taste in your mouth. Conveniently located in the heart of Asylum village. Come by for a "flavor explosion" or for one of our magical potions. Your tongue will thank you.

Hometown: New York, NY
Contact: jd(at)fivebyfive(dot)com

Playa Serpent
An ancient serpent will emerge from the depths of the playa to greet travelers in the 'Floating world. A four part metal sculpture will depict a large serpent that participants can climb over or crawl under. The serpent will glow at night with a solor/battery powerd lighting system.

Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: artboy(at)moondog(dot)net


PlayaGoRound
Let the PlayaGoRound soothe your day as you float around our magical world. Sit back and relax in a lush oasis of sound and vision. Blue sky, shade, lush greenery and a rotating float-around. Day or night. PlayaGoRound is ready when you are.

Hometown: Denver, CO
Contact: ronnienelson(at)prodigy(dot)net

Playland
Volcano sits on the playa 50 yards in front of the camp. A show-front entrance leads to a giant spinning disc and various games for all to be apart of.

Hometown: Sausalito, CA

Pleasure Cove
A shipwrecked schooner along the rocky Esplanade coast marks the entrance to the Pleasure Cove. Pass through a cave to enter the Octopus' Garden, an underwater kelp bed filled with strange, floating sealife where you can relax with other refugees taking shelter from the rough Playa seas.

Hometown: Ojai, CA
Contact: dave(at)glenmuse(dot)com

Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island featuring The Pleasure Island Club will be offering a place to cool down in the shade, a fine assortment of beverages in The Message in a Bottle Message Center and Bar, and a place to leave and collect information about your neighbors and friends. Activities will include automatic ass spankings, drumming, massage, performances, parades, body painting, and much much more! Come and see us, kick your feet up, and enjoy the company.

Hometown: Boise, ID
URL: home.rmci.net/patrick_morrison/
Contact: pat_64(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pleiades Mission Research
Pleiades Mission Research will be conducting an exercise designed to explore humans' attraction to the Unknown, and its role in generating the perfect community for deep space travel. Lectures will be scheduled and an open forum is invited to discuss establishment of a University on the PMR grounds.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: maxqpeck(at)yahoo(dot)com

Plug 4 & The Giant Ghetto Blaster
Plug 4 is back 'yall. You know what time it is. The original and foremost home of raw funk, soul, hip hop and rock steady on the playa. Look for the redisigned Plug on the Esplanade skyline and find the Giant Ghetto Blaster parked out front. P4 is the home of nightly graffiti and mural battles and neverending B-Boy summits. Also come feel the Elemental Orgasmitron exhibit on the playa side of the Plug.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: www.plug4.com
Contact: grandprix63(at)earthlink(dot)net


Podville
Traverse the seas of inner dimensions in a LovePod at Podville.

Hometown: Redmond, WA
URL: thepod.net/podville.htm
Contact: Sanford(at)IcosaVillage(dot)net

PolyDomes
The Poly Domes are a mecca and training ground for folks with MPS (Multiple Partners Syndrome). Stop by for how-to tips @ 1 PM, the dermal purification ceremony @ 11 AM, or lessons in deep energetic contact for non gender balance groups. We will again be joining The Portlandia Confederation.

Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: polydomes(at)att(dot)net

PolyParadise
We are a group of polyamorists seeking to live our dreams, and this camp is one manifestation of that. Polyamory involves openness to multiple loving relationships, with honesty among all partners.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
URL: www.azcompuguy.com/polyparadise/
Contact: scott(at)azcompuguy(dot)com

Poohzatch
Poohzatch is a pooh-colored fuzzy blanket, held overhead by members of this ambulatory theme camp. Look for us on the playa this summer, invading a theme camp near you!

Hometown: North Arlington, NJ
Contact: gear(at)thirteenthirtyseven(dot)or

Porn Star Lounge
Come dressed in your finest Porn Star Regalia for a Friday Night Cock & Tail Party of momentous proportions. Come prepared for adventure and come fabulous!

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

Prometheatrics

Hometown: Topanga, CA
Contact: pan(at)dreamerdesign(dot)com

PsyCamp
PsyCamp serves up the psychedelic experience with a healthy dose of black lights, chill space, yoga, henna, and improv theater, good company, and some third-eye-worthy cosmic laughs. Slide in on the serpent's tongue, paint some tribal marks on your skin, and chill in the belly of the beast.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: tadg(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

Psychofunkodiscodelic & Brass Tax
Keepin' it sweet and funky on the desert flo'!

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

Puddin' Tang
This year at Burning Man, the ancient powdered rivals of the Puddin' Posse and the Tang Gang battle for playa supremacy! Sip a frothy Tangarita, throw back a few pudding shots, and join the struggle!

Hometown: Acton, MA
Contact: beatfix(at)nstop(dot)com


Pyromid
Not to be missed; The Pyromid. Oh yes, it returneth. Sunday night's burn is guaranteed to give you that personal, up and close, feeling of the Burner.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA