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2004 THEME CAMPS AND VILLAGES

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VaChina Town
"VaChina Town" will have the largest interactive vagina on the playa. You will be able to walk right through it experiencing the truest "Vault of Heaven".

Hometown: West Sacramento, CA
Contact: jerry.brown (at) dgs.ca (dot) gov

Vanilla Comfort Camp
Home made vanilla ice cream, vanilla treats, a vanilla solar telescope all swirl around our large vanilla comfort tower that screams out... sometimes its ok to be in a vanilla comfort mood. Fortune telling by Sudan or Michelle, and TheatreSports.

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

Velvet Soulmine
Dissapation Nation presents the Velvet Soulmine! A cozy, chill space with small scale interactive art projects, body painting by Jody, a seam busting Vodka party (7 years running), all in a plush, warm, womb-like environment. We haul it out from the ATL and try to share a little southern hospitality with our playa neighbors.

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Contact: kdlpaint (at) yahoo (dot) com

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Camp
Come be refreshed with yummy caffeinated drinks! Hang out in our shaded bamboo grove while you enjoy your authentic Vietnamese coffee hot or cold.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.noeboys.net/vicc
Contact: jim (at) noeboys (dot) net

Vogon 42: Sake Bar at the End of the Universe
The Vogon 42 Sake Bar at the End of the Universe exists at the end of time. As you sip a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster in a Tyvek kimono, you will witness the end of the universe as it boils away into the cosmic void. Guided by your host Max Quordlepleen, stories of Infinite Improbability from the Heart of Gold will abound. Applying his Genuine People Personalities technology, Marvin the depressed robot will bend your ear for the rest of eternity (which, considering time is at its end, isn't actually very long!).

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.vogon42.com
Contact: panic (at) vogon42 (dot) com

Voodoo Shooting Gallery
Blow guns voodoo dolls
Voodoo shooting gallery
just take aim and blow

Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: timemcavoy (at) hotmail (dot) com

Vortex Casino
Do you feel lucky? Come find out at Vortex, Black Rock City's premier Casino Resort. Play any of our four Chance Wheels, Two Card Tables, or maybe Dice is your game? How many Casino Credits can you earn, or will you loose the shirt off your back? All games are original and VERY entertaining for adults.

Want more of a challenge? Then collect (if you can) all four coordinate keys from playing the chance wheels. Once you have aquired them and have passed a Psychological Exam, then you may attempt a trip into the Black Hole, a journey to an Alien culture 200 light years away. What do they want? What will they give you? Can you survive the trip?

Are we a Casino, or a military experiment to gather secret information from Aliens? You decide! Either way, you'll have the time of your life!

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Contact: dna (at) haven2006 (dot) com

VW Bus Camp
VW bus owners and worshipers unite for the 7th incarnation of VW Bus Camp. Be ye air or water cooled or just enjoy the smell of a toasty engine, all are equally welcome. Renowned for a relaxed atmosphere of sharing and creating, join us as we shed the dogmatic shackles of our so-called normal lives in the true spirit of burning man.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
URL: www.vwbuscamp.com
Contact: campmaster (at) vwbuscamp (dot) com

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Wabi
Wabi. Home of the Cosmonuts. Come make a story.

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

Wacky Shack
The Wacky Shack returns as a part of the Infinite Oasis village. A village of healers, art and we're providing the sonic backdrop with Downtempo and Ambient soundscapes right on the Esplanade during the day and pulsating Goa & Psytrance rhythms @ night. A plethora of blacklight tapestries, mandalas & installations will satisfy the eyes as our Aural Shamen will deeply move your soul. Just look for the blue & red disco ball high above our camp. Also be on the lookout for our roving parties far out on the Playa many nights.

Hometown: Denver, CO
URL: www.WackyShack.org
Contact: gregschmid (at) yahoo (dot) com

Web of Destiny
The Spider is particularly sacred to Tiphereth. It is written that she "taketh hold with her hands and is in king's palaces." (The most characteristic title of Tiphereth is "Palace of the King.") She has six legs and is in the centre of her web exactly as Tiphereth is in the centre of the Sephiroth of Ruach.

Now of course Spiders have eight legs. On the Tree of Life, the Art card is on the vertical path from Yesod to Tiphereth, so it is as if we enter Tiphereth through a cobwebbed portal. Spiders have the ability to span distances through silken threads, and cobwebs of course span space. Another interesting point is that Tiphereth is masculine, particularly the Son/Sun, but we refer to the Spider as 'She', so we may well infer that the Spider enables us to access different worlds Tipareth to Malkuth or Kether of Trees above and below.

To the Native Americans, Grandmother Spider is the weaver who brought the gift of fire from the other side of the world. Gary Buffalo Horn Man says:

...her webs bind all things together and form the foundation of the Earth. Still other stories talk of Spider as the weaver of the threads of life. Spider's gift is the ability to shape the patterns of one's life. If Spider has walked into your awareness, it is a reminder that a person's Earth walk should be like a web, balanced and even and cohesive, made according to the design that Creator has given us. Watch the Weaver and see where your life has gaps and snags, and rebuild the web of your life.

Hometown: New York, NY
Contact: gerry (at) squared-up (dot) com

We Crashed in the '80s!
The interstellar roach coach Galliano was forced to earth in the 1980's by a Star Wars defense laser. Galactic Mixoligists Box and Sandman now hawk their invention, the Harvey Wall Banger to earthlings for a mere song or dance in the 80's genre. High tech dance media and karaoke equipment available for assistance. 80's music.

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Contact: doug (at) foodwork (dot) com

Wheeeee!villle
Wheeee!villle is a the collective gift of the 3playa bulletin board community. Between rounds one day, someone suggested a village as a way to entice new participants to come over and play. Theme camps within the village will lure in unsuspecting dustmonkeys in a number of highly varied, moderately disturbed ways: Smite Camp will return to deliver its peculiar flavor of liquid justice (and croquet). Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro will bring back the sick-not-funny art of the friendliest concentration camp on the playa. DonutLove will explore the romantic/erotic possibilities of deep-fried pastry. Dreamtime will weave stories and word play into a fantastic fabric of perpetually renewed possibility. Belly Dance Boot Camp will get you maggots up & groovin', and Black Rock Body Paint Shop will help you accessorize your birthday suit.

Hometown: Denver, CO
URL: dreamtime.bluedream.com/wiki/index.php/3playaVillage
Contact: booker (at) burningman (dot) com

Whirligig
Located on the Esplanade in Asylum Village (3:40), features the performance art troupes Groove Hoops, FireFlyDance, House of Saint Eve & Darlinda's Polyester Players. Come by for interactive performances/classes in hoola hooping, burlesque, belly dancing and aerial dance.

Hometown: NYC, NY
Contact: paigestevenson (at) hotmail (dot) com


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Whiskey and Whores Saloon
The Whiskey and Whores Saloon is the Headquarters for Asylum. The name says it all. Get your whiskey. Join the whores. Dance on the bar. Be entertained. Be entertaining.

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
URL: www.quietempire.com/whiskeyandwhores/whiskeyandwhores.htm
Contact: decognito (at) bellsouth (dot) net

Whistleworks
The Whiskey and Whores Saloon is the Headquarters for Asylum. The name says it all. Get your whiskey. Join the whores. Dance on the bar. Be entertained. Be entertaining.The Burning Chicagoans Present: Camp Tanabata Featuring The Raku Ceramic Studio and WhistleWorks Steam Sculpture and Drumming Performance. Participate in the mythical Asian celebration - Tanabata - and wish upon a star at the Tanabata Tree. Camp Tanabata is where visitors write their wishes, their heart's desires or perhaps a haiku on tanzaku paper strips. The strips will be gently hung on theTanabata tree before being cast into the river of fire. The river of fire then becomes the fire that starts the WhistleWorks steam sculpture and drumming performance.

The WhistleWorks performance will honor the two separated lovers from the myth, Altar and Tanabata's daughter Vega who are only allowed to meet once a year on the bridge over The Milky Way. But the flame of Tanabata lives on! Come to Camp Tanabata during the day and glaze your very own ceremonial Japanese tea bowl. Your bowl will be fired one of five nights, in the tradition of Japanese Raku, a true fire-spectacle. Support our self-sufficient gift economy by gifting your bowl made at Black Rock City's only established ceramic studio - a gift you created right on the playa! Stop by, glaze your very own Japanese ceremonial tea ceramic bowls, learn the Tanabata mythology and "prepare to fall into the sky."

Hometown: Chicago, IL
URL: www.barkley.org/whistle/
Contact: barkley (at) barkley (dot) org


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Winking Lotus
Lounge, protected from the elements, in our sacred stupa, where you will encounter our teacher, our guru, The Oracle of Teas. Participate in the ancient and mystifying tea divination ceremony led by our master soothsayers. Come and marvel at The Mind of Buddha and drink sweet wisdom from The Great Lotusio. Winking Lotus is a sanctuary for truth seekers and connoisseurs of the ultimate in exotic downtempo and chill.

Hometown: San Jose, CA
URL: www.winkinglotus.com
Contact: clayton (at) mac (dot) com

Wire Donkey
'Bicycle' translates as 'Wire Donkey' in parts of Africa. In Sebastopol, California, we train and employ handicapped adults in bicycle restoration. At Black Rock City we will deliver 100+ of these bikes (pre-reserved) for the event.

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA
Contact: Sammymnasr (at) comcast (dot) net

White Dragon Noodle Bar
Come for noodles, fortune cookies, drinks and voight kampf tests. The off world colonies are your chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure.

Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Contact: poe (at) slackworks (dot) com

Women's Temple
Women's Temple is a place where every woman's boundaries and unique growth process are deeply respected. It's a place where women believe in the healing powers of coming together and sharing the wisdom of their embodied spirits with each other. Our vision is to create a sacred space for women to rest, rejuvinate, nurture and learn from each other.

Hometown: Portola Valley, CA
URL: www.womenstemple.com
Contact: dandelion (at) velma (dot) org

WonderLounge
Come wonder, come lounge, have a drink and dance on the bar. Learn how to yell, "Screw you, we're from Texas" shaking your fist at the Sun and laughing at the moon. Please, BYOcup, a sense of humor and adventure and above all remember, "This is just a ride."

Hometown: Austin, TX
Contact: marrilee (at) hotmail (dot) com

Woonami Village
We will... Woo will... ROCK YOU! Be ready to shake your booty, watch the sun rise, snuggle with champions, and hang out with some of the most amazingbeautifulphenomenalinspiringhotheartburstingsexyexpansivelovemonkeys that you'll ever meet. Woo represents Portland, S.F., Seattle, L.A., N.Y.C., B.C. and beyond... A continual heart and soul freedom jam that'll get you where it counts. Woonamaste... Woo do you love?...Woo fuckin' WOO!

Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: kaosgyxie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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Xanadu / Spin 'til You Win!
This year Xanadu joins with Spin 'til You Win (formerly BRC Casino) to bring you 24 hour addictive roller skating and gambling behavior. This new combination of muses and dealers promises plenty of fun and trouble for all. We promise everyone will go away dizzy one way or another.

The rink will be nearly twice as large this year. Bigger is better! We will also be bringing our partially complete set of skates to loan out again, but to guarantee correct size and time on the rink, bring your own pair.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
URL: xanadu.freeservers.com
Contact: icequeen (at) burningman (dot) com

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Yes Camp
Back for another year of unsurpassed hospitallity. Come join us for libations and our weeklong celebration of everybodies favorite word "YES".

Hometown: Winnetka, CA
Contact: edeye (at) mac (dot) com

Yes, Have Some!
Visit "Yes, Have Some!" and have some Zenith Martinis (aka a Zenitini) at the Alien Tiki Lounge, check out 'UrAnus at the ASStral Projection Station, or participate in some Intergalactic Trick or Treat. At "Yes, Have Some!", no job is too big, no fee is too big.

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
URL: www.sbburners.com
Contact: yosh (at) sbburners (dot) com

You Are Here
There are those who say, "wherever you go, there you are." We prefer to say, "wherever you go, You Are Here."

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: joebob805 (at) hotmail (dot) com

You are That Pig presents: Everything Revolves Around Uranus
Come play a round of golf in your very own Zodiac Pig Paradise. Take a rest at the 10th hole and enjoy a cool beverage while relaxing with the crew of Pigs inSpace in the PIGLOO. At night, come enjoy some tasty cold beer under our LED spectacuLAR! Marvel at our tribute to the Uranus, the other other white meat!

Hometown: Redwood City, CA
URL: groups.yahoo.com/group/You_are_that_pig
Contact: brian_herbek (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Zerbo's
Zerbo's... an exchange of energies, resulting in a creative image capture of some of the most unique handcrafted gifts found on the playa. Questing not only for the image, but the story behind the gift, the thought that inspired it's creation and those who have labored for the gifts to be given. The exchange of energies... will be remembered... not only by the creative capture, also by the your experince with Zerbo's and new friends made in the life cycle of your gifts journey into "The Vault of Heaven ".

Hometown: Rocklin, CA
URL: www.spikezerbo.com/burningman
Contact: spike (at) spikezerbo (dot) com

ZooZ Ooz
An ecclectic collection of collections from the bay area, come and see the heavenly delights plushie garden, or stop to cool off in the spritzer dome, or swap a book at our book shop. At nightime, come and bring your music and share some mellow sounds.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: sfaaron26 (at) yahoo (dot) com