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2005 THEME CAMPS AND VILLAGES

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Radio Free Burning Man
We're back in Black Rock for our twelfth year with radio you need to get through the day. Listen in on 99.5FM.
Hometown: San Jose, CA
URL: http://www.rfbm.org
Contact: gburke (at) rfbm (dot) org

Radio Free Valhalla
Radio Free Valhalla is the PlayaPoint for the internet's most fun loving drunks and purveyors of solipsism... The Viking Youth Power Hour. Through weekly podcasts the Viking Youth Power Hour empower the fine citizenry of this planet with information and actions to enhance their minds and strengthen their call to Joy. The Viking Youth find themselves not only utilizes of Rev. Raoul Sunshine's "Yes! Advantage" TM but also conduits of its many pleasures.
Radio Free Valhalla will find the Viking Youth Power Hour bringing their ravenous deeds to Black Rock City in 2005. We will free the minds of the denizens of the playa with workshops and lectures on podcasting as well as 4 live-recorded shows throughout the week. Join us in grabbing reality by the balls. Learn to stop dreaming like a pussy! PROCEED!
Hometown: Chicago, IL
URL: http://www.thefeedlot.org/vikingyouth/radio_free/radio_free.php
Contact: alex (at) illmeasures (dot) com

Rainforest Refugee Camp RRC
Rainforest Refugee Camp (RRC) Returns as the Playa's "premier" relief station where over heated Participants from lands graced with lower temperatures and higher humidity can seek Refuge and ask for asylum from the harsh treatment they are enduring on the Playa. The entrance of the RRC has an overhead misting system giving the appearance of mist covered forests and clouds. Stop by and Chill! We have energy healers, Aura readers, people to help you with playa dreams, and vision quest lessons (remote viewing).
Hometown: Hoquiam, WA
URL: http://www.snursery.com/rrc/rrc05.htm
Contact: Omyg (at) snursery (dot) com

Ranger Outposts @ 3 & 9 o'clock
The Ranger Outposts at the 3 & 9 o'clock plazas are conveniently placed to assist participants with any uirgent, emergency, medical, or safety issue. We love ya and we care, but we are not your mother. Ranger ride the edge of chaos, but do not handle whiners very well. Please re-read the definitions of the words "radical" & self-reliance" before leaving your homes and driving to Black Rock City. Bring Earplugs. Expect change, and please feel free to get over it. Thank you, and have a great week in the desert.
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
URL: http://rangers.burningman.com/
Contact: crow (at) burningman (dot) com

Ranger Outpost Tokyo (9 o'clock)
Ranger Outpost Tokyo loves you. Rangers ride the edge of chaos, and have been making reasonable excuses for your behavior since 1992. Please expect change, and feel free to get over it. We are not your mothers, but we want to help. If you have a real problem, please come by for a visit. Or just stop by to say hi.
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Contact: crow (at) burningman (dot) com

Recycle Camp
Recycle Camp!!! This is where Black Rock City comes to recycle its aluminum cans. Bring us your cans, help us crush 'em using our State of the Art Can Crusher, "The Blue Duck". We donate the cans to the Gerlach High School and have a lot of fun doing it. We are open to recieve your cans from 10am to 5pm, Monday August 29th through Sunday September 4th.

See you all out there!!!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.burningman.com/participate/recycle_camp.html

Regional Information Center
Want Burning Man to last ALL year long? Now you can, stop by the Regional Information Center or RIC in Center Camp to see how. Want to travel back in time to Burning Man 1992? Now you can, many times a year all over the place, stop on by the RIC to learn all about these events. At the RIC you can connect with burners in a Regional group where you live. Traveling somewhere? Chances are there are burners and Regional events nearby. For everything you need to know about the Regional Network, go to the RIC in Center Camp.
Hometown: Haleiwa, HI
URL: http://www.kapilina.org/ric2005.html
Contact: andi (at) kapilina (dot) org

Reincarnation Location
Be reborn into the world of the Playa. Confess your sins, spin the Wheel of Pennance, serve your G, R or NC-17 rated pennance and be cleansed of your sins before crawling through our 6' vagina to receive your rebirth certificate.
Hometown: Van Nuys, CA
URL: http://burningman.funkweb.net
Contact: burningman (at) funkweb (dot) net

REMSA
REMSA is the advanced medical care provider to Burning Man.
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Contact: seth_schrenzel (at) burningman (dot) com

Risa
RISA is just like the resort planet from Star Trek, renowned for its breezes and easy-going, uninhibited sexuality. Our main attraction at Risa this year, is the Dancing Peahen and Peacock Shuttle. The atmosphere on the shuttle best represents what Risa is all about. For a ride, look for the shuttle on the open Playa. The Dancing Peahen and Peacock are looking for live music this year!
Hometown: Carson City, Nevada
Contact: brcrogman (at) yahoo (dot) com

ROBOTRONIA
Robotronia - See! self-dementia re-programming before your very eyes! Multiple format video interactions defying all human comprehension! Madness from beyond, as your doing becomes your undoing. The Munzbot patrols the perimeters, d6 controls audio disorientations, intruder alert! welcomes you as the gateway centurion. Enter as human, deport as thinly-weiled disguised sub-atomic quadrant masses.
Hometown: Reno, NV
URL: http://www.robotronia.com/
Contact: d6 (at) robotronica (dot) com

ROOT SOCIETY
The ROOT SOCIETY:
The root of all... all things above and below.
Above the law. Below the line.
Above temptation. Below the belt. The love below...
The below you can not see. The root of all evil? Maybe!
But you want it. Your mind wanders... the mystery draws you in.
Your mind imagines... dreams of its power.
The contrast of the extremes. The conscious vs the subconscious.
The way people and energy move through space.
Keeping score of the activity... away from the natural balance.
The Root Society!
Hometown: Boston, MA
Contact: jeffmonster (at) mycingular.blackberry (dot) net

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Sakenoma
Sakenoma: Bringing new meaning to the oldest adult beverage on Earth. Serving cold sake during the hottest part of the day. Please come visit our sake-bar and enjoy this ancient beverage with us. While at Sakenoma, please take time to have your eyewear cleaned. In addition to our famous cold sake, we are also an eyeglass washing station. Sakenoma: Leave refreshed and see the world more clearly.
Hometown: Sonoma, CA
Contact: shagstrom (at) worldproducts (dot) com

Salon Soleil
Salon Soleil provides a welcoming space for personal exploration and self-expression through mental (air), physical (earth), emotional (water) and spiritual (fire) interaction with other beings. Conjuring the four elements through the medium of human experience, we invite the Burning Man community to join with us in digging (metaphorically) below the surface of the playa in search of the buried treasures of the psyche. After a night of physical bliss and spiritual be-wonderment, come to the quiet, reflective twin domes of Salon Soleil and explore the emotional and mental underside of your experience. Process your playa adventures with one of our un-certified, non-licensed psych-e-therapists. Discuss the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of the Man with other philosophically-oriented burners at one of our scheduled salon-style discussions. Or, continue the sensual path towards enlightenment with our quack-certified reflexologist. Bring your renewed psyche to our mirrored poi spinning circle for a different approach to self-reflection through practice and transformational performance. Learn new techniques of mind and body manipulation from our poi masters in residence. Or simply absorb the flamboyant manifestations of fellow self-expressionists. Whether your mind is most alert by day or by night, whether you prefer the intimate company of a single confidant or crave some heavy inter-groupulation, Salon Soleil offers a space to enhance your Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Contact: freedman (at) turn (dot) org

Sanctuary Village
Sanctuary Village offers spiritual exploration and physical celebration in a hospitable and inviting enviroment. Visit us for daily yoga, meditation, body adornment and jewelry gifts. Enjoy our sacred refuge from the outside environment. This year we are pleased to present 3 spirtuality themed lounges and elaborate playa-centric visuals!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.sanctuaryvillage.com/
Contact: davemarrvelous (at) yahoo (dot) com

SCARAB Camp
SCARAB Camp (Society for Creative Arts and Radio at Burning Man): In addition to providing staffing this year for BMIR, SCARAB prides itself on its unique art-pieces and art vehicles, interactive events, and dedication to the Principles of Deep Fun. Now in its 4rd year as a spin-off of the Solo Collective, this year's camp theme is "Mardi Gras" (though we will also have art pieces tying in to the event's "Psyche" art theme).
Hometown: Austin, TX
Contact: snipehunt (at) austin.rr (dot) com

Shady Asylum
The folk of Bluehouse return to Black Rock City for our sixth year and are honored to present Shady Asylum. Find the black pyramid and enter into our representation of the subconscious, a 60' triangular-pyramid shade structure floored with live grass and containing a 15' tall meditation tower. Explore your own psyche above the earth, while still reclining on grass and looking out over the playa. This structure, Shady Tower, will offer a public place for learning, teaching, community, and exploration in a physical representation of role of ego, will, and intent in art. Contact us to have your class, wedding, performance, or otherwise in Shady Tower.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
URL: http://www.shadyasylum.org/
Contact: corwin (at) televar (dot) com

Shangri-La Village
Welcome to Shangri-La Village, land of sacredness and peace, and paradise for your head! Feast your eyes on this year's art theme, Through the Eyes of Forgotten Worlds; explore the long lost worlds of the founders of civilization as you explore the inner reaches of your own mind; see the proud terra cotta soldiers of the Qin Dynasty, the depictions of toiling hunters from deep within the earth in the caves of Lasceaux, the wide eyed stare of ceremonial masks of the Pacific-Asian Islanders, and other artifacts and relics of Past Civilizations; study what humanity's collective mind depicts as its most essential source of life and its ultimate demise; or just come and hang out with us!
Hometown: San Marcos, CA
URL: http://www.shangrilavillage.org
Contact: marc_bruce (at) yahoo (dot) com

Shantytown
Shantytown consists of a group of individuals, some old timers-some newbies, coming together and helping each other and the community grow, like in a real Shantytown. Shantytown has been developing a presence on the playa for the past seven years, and finally last year we felt it was time to share our own concoction with the playa at large by having a Shantytown blowout desert sushi and sake bomb party, and now we are looking to put ourselves on the map to share our delicacy with those who seek desrt sushi, great art, fun parties, mentalist shows and general creative fun.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Contact: isisprods (at) yahoo (dot) com

slipmat science
slipmat science. large club with 50,000 watts of bumping 4 corner sound. we will be bringing some of the northwests most talented breaks and house djs. there will be tons of trees on the dance floor to make us feel at home in the forest while in the dessert.we will also have a large downtempo chill area with plenty of seats and mind and eye stimulation... there will also be glass blowing deminstrations every night, with custom gifts being made for anyone!!!
Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: jahspliffed1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sloburn
Sloburn Part Deux: Base Camp Big Balls. Random fun happenings, good music, sometimes night, sometimes day. Broadcasting at 97.7 K.P.O.D. — except when the gennys run out.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
URL: http://www.thedrewshow.com/bcbb/
Contact: drew (at) thedrewshow (dot) com

Sloth Camp
We remain delightfully lazy. We are captive to our our environment and are pleased to enjoy music and food - as long as we are still. We have no psyche. It is too much work. We are not afraid. How can someone be afraid when the goal is complete self annihilation of the ego (the monster that binds us)? Come celebrate the 7th day (of rest) with us. Because, at Sloth Camp, everyday is the 7th day!
Hometown: Calabasas, CA
Contact: cowhitter (at) aol (dot) com

Smite Camp (with Scurvy Monkey)
An open community that seeks out those who have wronged you and rights with the age old tradition of smiting. Join us for a drink and tell us if you feel someone should be smited. Maybe they spilled your drink, or worse forgot your name, or wore your polyester butterfly costume last night when you wanted to wear it! We'll put 'em up in the "bender-puller" and judge them in front of a jury of their peers. The punishment... well it's so old that you may find that you come back for more.
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Contact: eurotrek (at) hotmail (dot) com

Snowflake Village
Snowflake Village (est. 2000)is a collection of long-distance travelers from the Midwest and beyond. Here you will find amazing interactive mayhem from MAPS CAMP, BEDLAM, CLEVIANS/FILM CORPS, VIDEOGASM, AND UBERCARNEY.
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
URL: www.clevian.com/snowflake2005
Contact: eric (at) clevian (dot) com

Snuggletown!
There are natural instincts we suppress under the veneer of civilization. Many normal and healthy actions, are frequently considered improper in today's society. The very natural and healthy need for touch, for open affection, for sensual play is present in all of us. Today's society frowns upon these things. Suppression, however, is not a healthy for the psyche. These desires do not go away when we simply suppress them.

Snuggletown! is devoted to nurturing connection, communication, exploration, passion, and playfulness with healthy, caring, communal opportunities for affection and bliss. By providing a touch-positive, open arena for snuggling and body playfulness, we intend to undo the damage that western society has done to the psyche, help connect the conscious to the subconscious and release the desires that have been buried in the unconscious.

Snuggletown! is here to heal the psyche.

Join us for a variety of events and workshops, covering a range of sexuality & sensuality issues, including a meditation dome, Tuesday night's open playa Chez Snuggle "feed your lover" dinner, classes for all including the female orgasm, authentic movement, communication & relationship, mask making, sensual play 101, expressing our sexuality, eye gazing, true living, past lives workshop, "quantum energy" trancework, dream therapy workshop, belly laugh circle, boundary acknowledgement, and intimacy building workshops.
Hometown: Portland, OR
URL: http://www.snuggletown.org
Contact: czar (at) snuggletown (dot) org

Sol System::Solarium II
Sol System presents: Solarium II :: Inside the Auditory Cortex. We plan to bring you a new and improved surround-sound chill-dome for 2005. Experience downtempo/ambient/IDM/experimental DJ and live performances in full 7.2 Ambisonic spatialized sound, with interactive beat-synchronized lighting intended to convey the impression of actually sitting inside the auditory cortex. This synaesthetic multimedia experience will use a combination of video projection, oil-wheel projection, and other custom-built beat-synchronized lighting effects. A tensioned-fabric sculpture will serve as the projection surface. Large furry chill mats to lounge on, and a center stage for aerial artistry, and other anticipated performances.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: akimpel (at) pacbell (dot) net

SomaFM in your head
SomaFM camp will provide you with the musical accompaniment to your various states of conciousness. Visit our Drone Dome when you are concious (groove salad), subconcious (secret agent), or unconcious (drone zone).
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: merin (at) merin (dot) net

Sons of Knut Frozen Trukey Bowling
Sons of Knut Frozen Turkey Bowling Club proudly presents the world best coctails and frozen drinks. Be prepared to get initiated in matters of outerworld, underworld and frozen world.
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Contact: raj_budhabhatti (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sorority Row
Sorority Row is a group of grrrrls that have joined together in a parody of Greek sisterhood.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: loridahm (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Sound of Mind
Looking for a place to feed your psyche with sounds for your mind, body and soul? Sound of Mind is dedicated to bringing quality sound, music and spontaneous art to the playa. If you have a vision stuck in your head, release it on one of our canvases at the live paint stations. Various members of Sound of Mind have produced and participated in outdoor gatherings and festivals for over a decade. We have combined forces to create an environment rich with art, performance spaces, play spaces and more!
We are going to leave the cheese in the fridge and provide to the community deep hypnotic music.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.soundofmind.org
Contact: kepi (at) djkepi (dot) com

Space Cowboys
We're the Space Cowboys.
The Space Cowboys from Burning Man?
The Black Rock Hoe Down?
You know, the Unimog?
Right, the people with orange RIPE logo on their butts.
Thanks, we love you too. Now in our tenth year, we celebrate our union and communion.
Yes, one more year out there, SOMEWHERE! We'll choose an art instillation to gather at on Friday night and have our infamous Black Rock Hoe Down until you cry uncle. Hope to see you there. We will have a saloon to hitch yer horses, ponies, or ducks to. Find one of those wooden nickels and come get yer cold drink. belly up and play some cards too! Also, look for us on the Playa and at the Psyche-ology booth. We will have trained professionals there to help you in yer time of need.
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
URL: http://www.spacecowboys.org/
Contact: cairenn (at) sonic (dot) net


Space Virgins Light Continuum
The Space Virgin theme camp has participated in Burning Man since 1994, out of which we have developed an active, year-round arts collective, a non-profit arts organization with a mission to develop community through large scale collaborative art projects. As a theme camp, the Space Virgins have repeatedly provided Burning Man participants with the opportunity to ritualistically cleanse themselves of their mental baggage, or re-virginize. We structure our interactive art projects to produce transformative experiences that help people let go of the anxieties and inhibitions that develop over the course of a life time, so that they might experience joy to its fullest potential. In past years we have performed revirginization rituals, provided demon workshops, created a crashed space ship from which space virgins leapt to help earthlings burn their inner demons, and burnt a sacrificial virgin goddess. We constructed a Parthenon facade as a testament to the virgin goddess, Athena, to provide a place of joy. For 2005, the Space Virgins will build a Temple to the Ruined Mind to provide a place for people to act out the battle between their id and their super ego, to reflect upon the anxieties that inhibit them and reinvigorate their hedonistic, pleasure-seeking id. We also traditionally gift to the playa a cocktail party on Friday night, which we will do again this year.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
URL: http://www.spacevirgin.org/
Contact: pmunkey (at) gmail (dot) com

Sphericon Labor Camp
Sphericon Labor Camp joins the Brainwave Monitoring, Manipulation and Maintenance Lab to please the eye and tickle the mind and secure ones thoughts. Visitors are invited to assemble their own crystal-cored sphericon, see how it plays on their mind and protect those treasures with a tin foil hat.
Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
Contact: nocache (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Spike's Vampire Bar
The time has come to die and be reborn as an immortal child of the night in our dark den of drinks, dancing and divine decadence. From dusk until dawn you can dine on the fresh blood of our victims as it flows directly from the source. Dance until you expire to the constant melody our coven's extensive collection of Goth and Industrial dirges. Explore the majestic art of pole dancing on the anointed poles of our sacrificial stage. Watch as our Shamans of fire perform their mystical ceremonies of demonic revelry.

For those of you who fear the intensity of our midnight bacchanal our human minions will offer several daytime experiences to ease your introduction into our macabre world. As the vampires rest enjoy the bar in a more relaxed setting where you can dance to a wider variety of music from the 1980's, taste our libations and find solace from the heat of the sun or the inevitable dust storms. Be sure to check the What-Where-When for the dates and times of these special events.

Spike's currently has select volunteer opportunities available.
Hometown: Oakland, CA
URL: http://www.spikesvampirebar.com
Contact: ladyerato (at) hotmail (dot) com

Spirit Dream Interpretation Café
Camp Kingdom Come returns, with Trained Dream Interpreters who use proven Ancient Hebraic methods for interpreting your Dreams. For the 5th year, we will be continuing our tradition of vast prophetic gestures. We offer the gifts of Spirit as expressed through Water, Espresso, Drum Circles, and Spirit Music. As we contemplate the value of Psyche and how it influences our lives, Spirit Dream Interpretation Café serves to point toward the realm that both encompasses and lies even beyond Psyche — specifically, Spirit. We have fashioned an atmosphere where you can come to experience the peace and joy of Spiritual Community.
Hometown: North Sutton, NH
Contact: recie (at) tds (dot) net

Spock Mountain Research Labs
As a group of Cyberbilly Hyperscientists we pride ourselves on the things that make us proud. We produce one of the only on-playa written and printed newspapers, distribute Hyperwhiskey(TM), and have hillbilly music when we feel like it.
Hometown: Sylmar, CA
URL: http://www.pigdog.org/ssm
Contact: frankenspock (at) yepmail (dot) net

StarLush Lounge
Yes, your favorite neighborhood alien bar-the StarLust Lounge spawns a Groovin' sibling — The StarLush Lounge. With all the charm and energy that you've come to expect from the SLL, the StarLush Lounge offers a twist — DJs, sound, Go-Go Pods, color-pulsing dance-floors — in short, a groovin' good time!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.starlushlounge.com
Contact: martin (at) martingran (dot) com

Stay Puff
The WirlWind burn barrel will warm your cockels, and at irregular moments The Stay Puff Marshmellow Babe/Dude will appear with fresh marchmellow to roast over the open fire, and for well behaved campfire kiddies the miracle of SAMORES will fall form heaven and everybodies night will be oh so much happier.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: jricker (at) meltguns (dot) com

Stoke 'n' Poke's Game-a-Lot
A playground for all ages, featuring the World's Largest Titty-Totter.
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Contact: ebethj (at) yahoo (dot) com

STORM PILOTS
The Storm Pilot village returns for its second year.
Starlight Express returns for another year, raining starlight down on one and all throughout the city.
The Spirit Room takes up residence at the Performance Center this year. Home to Acaplaya, BM's only vocal jazz acapella group, BR Chamber Singers, NeonLove, and many more, Spirit Room welcomes one and all to enjoy and participate. Open to all musicians, bring your instruments and be in the band! Performances begin on Wednesday, August 31st. A daily listing of events available at camp.
Also at Storm Pilots: Lounge of the Spirit will be open starting Sunday, August 28th at sunset. We invite all Storm Pilots to heed the path that will lead you to this place, aside the yellow desert stream. Fill your sails, across the sea of years. With no provision but an open face, along the straits of fear. It's all we ask,
We are located at 5:30 and Amnesia, right next to Center Camp.
Go peacefully amidst the noise and haste. And heed these words Oh, pilot of the storm: Leave no trace, like thoughts inside a dream.
Hometown: Concord, CA
Contact: fleabag (at) gmail (dot) com

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you are the next victim to be sent into the confusional of confusion says? you will witness amazing circus side show fiends as well as a few really impressive warm and friendly fire caldrons...
'cheerio with your friends and have a great day...
convene with the lost children of farseland among others & unite!
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
URL: http://www.howhowhow.com/suchsuch.htm
Contact: chunks (at) mindspring (dot) com

summer camp
Have you ever been to summer camp? Come one come all to the complete tee pee village "Summer Camp" There will be several tee pee's including a main room with live music in the evening, and several other tents to create or recreate your favorate crafts that you can take home! How about an initiatives course and a ropes course!! Not only will this under 3 feet off the ground but there will be several counselors on site at all timesto assist anyone... and did i mention there's a tee pee bar? Well now i did and everyone is welcome :) This will be an excellent place of refuge for musical as well as mind expansion and or consciousness.
Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: illbphunkin4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

Superego Lounge
The Superego Lounge -besides being a fucking sweet spot- is the VIP only access setting where the everyday burdens of moral constraints and taboos can be abandoned and ignored by letting us indulge your dreams of mega-stardumb. Forget the need to adapt to reality and interact with the outside world in a way that accommodates the stupid, toilsome, and restrictive needs of those clinging disciples. Let your big kahuna hair down and let us respond to you like the megastar you know you are.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: amypitner (at) mac (dot) com

SurlyCamp
SurlyCamp, home of the SurlyBird and a bunch of assholes.
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Contact: pcitran (at) rei (dot) com

Sustainabilaville
Sustainabilaville is a camp within AEZ that will try to model a way of being in social and environmental systems that helps us all live sustainably on this planet. We will create a space to be in community and learn about sustainability.
Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA
URL: http://www.sustainabilaville.org/
Contact: sarah_lucy_miller (at) yahoo (dot) com


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Swinger's Lounge
The zip-line camp with the killer homebrew... that's us. "Higher, Faster, Farther" is the mantra we live, breathe and drink, and all to the tune of swing, lounge, blues, and backbeat eclectic grooves. Join us again for more incredible handmade beverages and of course, the longest zip-line on the Playa.
Hometown: Springfield, OR
URL: http://www.swingerslounge.cjb.net/
Contact: vipalmer (at) comcast (dot) net

synaptic casualites
Hey you! Yeah, the one still clutching the dead glow stick and looking in your pockets for sunglasses for the FIFTH time. Do you really want to know what happened last night? Well, our superb group of research scientists will be able to help you do just that. Sure we may laugh at you, but isn't that what Burning Man is all about? We'll help you remember how well you've been participating, or not spectating, or gifting/bartering/ or whatever the phrase is this year. Our team can help you get back into tip top form to once again burn those synapses night after night.
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: jaywalker (at) gigsville (dot) org

Synapse Village
Synapse Village, where you can experience the Theme with the Memes. Explore, Psyche, the Conscious, the Subconscious, and the Unconscious, at the alien crop circle on the Playa. Although the crop circle pattern is only fully visible from an early dawn rise in our hot-air balloon, three arms of pulsating, other-worldly sights and sounds brilliantly radiate from our live, open-aired stage all day & all night, just like a Giant Robot Squid. Join Kan'Nal/Lunar Fire, Love Scene Clear, Fractal Cowboys The Metamemes, Jagged Sound, Quazon, Zik / Matutero (Greece), Amanda, Ghreg on Earth, Wacky Shack & the Colorado Fire Tribe, as we celebrate the joy of our collective, conscious evolution that is Burning Man! Fire! Fire!! Fire!!!
Hometown: Denver, CO
Contact: nani.booboo (at) gmail (dot) com

Synesthesia
Syn-es-the-sia n. Physiol. Sensation produced at a point other than or remote from the point of stimulation, as of a color from hearing a certain sound (fr. Gk, syn = together + aisthesis = to perceive)

Come tantalize you senses as you trance into the abyss of our psyche. Let's go and visualize the sounds of your soul. Join us as we explore the possibilities.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: wondersalice (at) hotmail (dot) com

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TaoSite
TaoSite is a residential neighborhood of Hushville surrounding our camp from Taos, New Mexico. It is open to anyone in Black Rock City to camp in, with the four requirements of no sound systems, no generators, leave no trace and all vehicles need to be covered or disguised. This is to provide not only the aural oasis of Hushville's environment, but a visual oasis to the "camping in a parking lot" syndrome that much of BRC suffers from. To camp in TaoSite, you MUST apply to camp in Hushville at their website registration. This does not guarantee space, as that is on a first come basis.
Hometown: Taos, NM
URL: http://playachicken.com/hushville
Contact: h (at) harlanemil (dot) com

Tazii
As part of Sanctuary Village, Tazii is a chill space that welcomes folks to wander into our authentic Moroccan tent filled with flowers, candles, tapestries and ambient music each night. During the day Tazii hosts yoga and reiki and impromptu music jam sessions.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.sanctuaryvillage.com
Contact: loridahm (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Teknoasis
Teknoasis is a rest stop and percussion refueling station for interdimensional cyber-nomads. At the core of teknoasis lies the interactive essence of artistic expression ... Art, dance, fashion, individuality, music, performance and spirituality combine to create an ever-changing composition. All travelers are welcome.
Hometown: Emeryville, CA
Contact: marshal (at) swatsound (dot) com

Temple of Poi
rEvolve your flow through toys! Temple of Poi is a community of flow artists dedicated to creating an environment which Empowers artist's flowology practice. Our practice develops the skills, mindset and artistry to allow flowologists more access to their center. We propel individual development while cultivating the style each person uniquely brings to their art form. We invite you to join us for play/exploration time with poi/staff/hoop/flags, etc (instructors will be on hand). Come join the flow rEvolution!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.templeofpoi.com
Contact: ebutens (at) itsa (dot) ucsf (dot) edu

TempleWhore
The badass kids of TempleWhore provide Reiki, massage, acupuncture, herbal medicine, yoga, and adult themed events on the playa. TempleWhore is the calm in the storm of the rave and the lights and the noise of Burning Man, just another varied beauty to bliss you out and hang with your body and spirit.

All served up to you with a Kali-smile and a Magdelen-kiss.

TempleWhore: Serving a higher power through our lower parts since 2004.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: compassionate_bastard (at) hotmail (dot) com

That Bloody Camp
That Bloody Camp returns with its haven of morning-after repose. We will cut through the dust of the playa and the previous night's excesses with spicy bloody marys and even spicier servers. And of course we will give you space to relax, connect and maybe even make a new friend.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: thatbloodycamp (at) sbcglobal (dot) com

The Bouncy Bouncy Club
The BBC. A jolly nice place to bounce.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: paynie (at) mac (dot) com


The BRANE Village
Forever melding the parallel dimensions of tribal dance culture from all up and down the west coast, The BRANE returns to get you PSYCHEd about livin' and lovin', as free as can be.
Hometown: Playa del Rey, CA
Contact: ultraviolet (at) moontribe (dot) org

The Bubble Lounge
Slide in under the reflective dome of The Bubble Lounge and reflect on the contents of your own dome... pick up your free bubble generator, create a floating orb, focus on the rainbow iridesence of that perfect orb, one molecule thick and ask yourself the question, "Am I in the bubble or is the bubble in me?"
Performances nightly on the circular center stage of the Soul Carbaret. Don't miss the adults only Cirque Libido on Thursday night. Enjoy the bubble toys and dance among the spinning spheres of consciousness. Create and contemplate... and remember... the softer you blow, the bigger the bubble!
Hometown: Venice, CA
Contact: esquire55 (at) verizon (dot) net

The Bush
Additional Influence and Mix Movement presents an exploration into the growing musical world of Jungle and Drum and Bass. We have brought together some of Southern California's best DrumNBass/Jungle talent and taken them to burning man so that you might experience them in our camp. Also if you have time, contribute to the community art wall, or stay off-hours and kick it in the atmospheric tent. Hope to see ya there, peace.
Hometown: Palm Springs, CA
Contact: bradenx (at) mixmovement (dot) com

The Cold Wet Spot
A bunch of Santa Cruz Mountain Boys & Babes, aka SCMB, have created this camp to honor and salute the Wet Spot! A 53' refrigerated semi housing a friendly bar ensures that wet spot stays cold! We will also be hosting the First Annual Black Rock Rock-a-Thong!
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Contact: thor (at) couvillionmarketing (dot) com


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The Deep End
High Spirits, Deep Grooves
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.thedeependcamp.com
Contact: cgalindo (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Elders
"The Elders" are providing Brie, Bach, & Talk from 4:00 to 5:00 each day. Join us for a snack of Brie, a glass of wine, some soothing music (not all Bach), and lot's of conversation. We have no idea how many to expect, so if we run out of Brie and Wine we'll still have "Bach and Talk! In our 18 foot dome we'll also have an assortment of puzzles and the the Glass Plate conversation game based on The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse.
Hometown: Corvallis, OR
Contact: jim (at) thenoels (dot) us

The EnHightened Beings Of Leisure
We are the EnHightened Beings of Leisure. We want to indulge your Higher conscience. We want to take you to Higher Heights and show you a good time there...If you are a stilt walker you have now found your watering hole... so, stride yourself on over to "The High Chair", kick back on the couch and relax with a High Ball. Ladies? Hard to relieve yerself from way up there ain't it? Come, retain your decorum and use our "High Head Rest room". The High Chair will also be the finish line,the pot o'gold, at the end of this years Critical Stilts Parade. Where, with libation in hand the finest in Height Couture will be judged and rewarded. Now, if aerial work is your forte, bring your tissue, your trapeze, your rings and hook up to our "High Hang-Up" and have your way with it. Now,let's say, you have a lot to say... step atop our soap box on the "High Minded Stage" where you'll find an open mic for the cunning linguist in you. Our larger stage "The Highly Motivated" is a forum for anyone to perform monologues, dance, play a game of oversized Twister or just practice their violin. Our "High Concept" screen will show 3D movies... get out the glasses. Aaaannndd... all this activity can be appreciated by spectators seated in our "High Browse Bleachers". Three tiers of cozy, lush seating, shaded from the heat by day, swaddled in blankets near fire bowls by night.

Of course you might just be stopping by for High Tea being served at "The High Chai Cafe". Come to restore your weary reserves thru massage, aromatherapy, chinese tinctures and our Highly acclaimed Billy Chai.There will be readings, Ohm chanting, dancing, yoga, percussion sessions and story & tarot card readings... Or... if you've never committed yourself to many, or to one, or even to yourself, you will yearn to be made whole by our resident Reverends: Jasmine Moonfire and Indigo Moonstar. Our in-house Higher Powers are here to Marry or Baptize you into Consciencia, guiding you to the land of self knowledge. Baptize your Playa self or your given name self with Black Rock City blessed holy water. Marry your alter ego,a friend, a lover, a dream, or an essence... give your heart over.You may want to become an ordained minister of The Universal Life Church... this ceremony can also take place for you... check the Chai Times calendar at our walkway entrance for all event times. At night, surrounded by beautiful music,witness the suspended fall of the tears of all. Our mesmerizing Fountain of Frozen Tears... will still your waters deeply... allow you to cry, open your eyes to the night sky, and with a lighter heart fly High. Our "Highly Self-Conscious Reflections Booth" will video you and in a virtual reality you will see yourself as others do. Or, you might have your portrait taken as your playa self by a 3D camera.

Lastly, you won't want to try to miss... our "High Skool Bus"... A lounge, dance space, movie house that will guide our nightly parades across the playa to our fire sculptress Kasia's masterpiece "Ajna". Join our theme parades (perhaps catch a ride on one of our lovely "High Way Rickshaw" taxis) as the bus drives by, or meet The EnHightened Beings of Leisure back at their lair and we'll all get High on ourselves and take our Psyches for the ride of their lives.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EnHightened_Beings/
Contact: playaplay (at) earthlink (dot) net

The Faces of Burning Man
Release your oh-so-familiar self as you are released from the plaster mold that will forever hold the likeness you present to the world today. Permanently record your face in "Playa Plaster", release yourself to the power of your inner phyche, and be part of our art installation - The Faces of Burning Man!
Hometown: San Leandro, CA
Contact: anderjenn (at) comcast (dot) net

The Fire Station
The Fire Station will hold impromptu fire spinning and drum circles nightly starting about an hour after sun down. Bring your fire tools and glowy things and show your stuff. Bring a drum to beat upon. Fire safety tools will be available. Fuel donations accepted. The Fire Station is also the home of Bongo Buti, a unique acoustical experience. Located within Shangri-La Village.
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Contact: devito (at) adelphia (dot) net

The Fringe
From the still vibrating ashes of last year's Relativity Camp has sprung an entirely new and radically funky beast. Great successes and positive feedback have encouraged the creation of a live music and performance venue unlike any other. A variety of live musical treats will transform your attitude and singe your fringe, while the chill domes reconnect your psyche with your bootaay. Burning man is at the Fringe of society, we will be at the Fringe of Burning Man, pushing the musical limits.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: shaug2u (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Golden Cafe
The Golden Cafe offers exotic cocktails, live music, shaded sidewalk seating, and giant checkers and backgammon games, hidden away in the heart of Black Rock City. If you're looking for a casual place to escape the sun, meet new people, or showcase your artistic or musical talents, drop on by!
Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA
URL: www.thegoldencafe.org

The God Box
All those seeking Mystical Revelation are called forth to supplicate themselves before the great and wonderful MYSTIC TOAD. Take the sacred oath of secrecy, purge your spirit by writing in the BOOK OF CONFESSIONS, be purified by the ritual priests, and enter deep within the LAIR of the MYSTIC TOAD, wherein lies the mysterious GOD BOX. There you will open the GOD BOX and reveal the secret contents within, coming face to face with the ULTIMATE REALITY OF ALL EXISTENCE, SPACE, TIME, AND BEING! Come and revel in the most profound of experiences on the Playa.
The TOAD is happy . . .
Hometown: Buellton, CA
URL: http://mystictoad.net/
Contact: martinball (at) verizon (dot) net

The G-Spot
The G-Spot is an interactive location for BRC residents to journey through their Inner Child with other destinations to include but not be limited to the Higher Conscienceness as well as the Sub Conscience. Please stop by and experience the Self Medication Station, Elevation Destination, Recreation Excitation, Stimulation Exploration, Restoration, and if you are truly fortunate you may even get Brainwashed!
Hometown: Concord, CA
URL: http://www.findthegspot.org/
Contact: blackrockmitch (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Illumination Village
It is our 11th year on the playa, and the mission of the Illumination Village stands as firm as ever — to support and create both large and small-scale artwork, especially fire art, in a comfortable and welcoming environment. 11 years, and we're still creating world-class artwork — and lighting it on fire!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.illuminationvillage.net
Contact: ariesboy571 (at) speakeasy (dot) net


The Lost Penguin Café
The Lost Penguin Café makes its 5th appearance on the Esplanade at BM'05.
Luxury, entertainment, the comforts of "home", revelry, chocolate, and wine.
Come and get it.
No need to get specific.
Y'all know how we roll.
Get yourself on up in this.
Guaranteed: You'll never forget the hospitality, luxury, fun, and entertainment that you'll find at The Lost Penguin Café.
If you don't know, you better ask somebody.
Scheduled stage performances available. Slots are limited.
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
URL: http://lostpenguin0.tripod.com/
Contact: cryingbunnies (at) earthlink (dot) net

The Messiah Complex
Discover the savior within you! The Messiah Complex will help you build a new religion that features YOU as the founding prophet. Through our mystical methods of divine contact, you will learn the deepest secrets of the universe, which you will spread to the infidels. If you can gather the largest flock, you can brand everyone else as heretics!
The Messiah Complex features a holy symbol and vestment workshop. Paint, sew, or mold your very own sacred artifact, pendant, or banner. Stitch up a genuine prophet's robe, kimono, or other priestly garb.
In the evenings, our DJs will be playing some psytrance, house, and breaks.
Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR
Contact: tray (at) entheist (dot) com

The necklace factory
Escape from the bustle of black rock city and relax in the luxury of the necklace factory. taste the joys of craftsmanship and the riches of planet earth's bead cornicopia, as you construct your own necklace in the luxurious workshop of the necklace factory.
Hometown: Kingwood, TX
URL: http://town-center.net/burningman/burn.html
Contact: kctc (at) vonl (dot) com

The Oedible Complex
The Oedible Complex is a search for meaning in random tones, a musical invocation of the divine, and a portal to the eternal. Also, we'll have some really good food and drinks for those who join our journey.
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Contact: peterandanne (at) mindspring 9dot) com

The Pickle Joint
Fresh, cold, crisp, juicy JUMBO pickles served to you with a smile night and day at The Pickle Joint.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: http://www.gamesandtheory.com/thepicklejoint.html
Contact: c-love (at) moontribe (dot) org

The Pink Flamingo Lounge
The Pink Flamingo Lounge is making it's debut on the playa with music, dancing, meetings, classes and love. Learn to pole dance, negotiate some lovin, come to the virgin 2005 meet and greets, ladies day at the bar, stop by for a drink and some rest and so many other things. Come feel the love of Pink!
Hometown: Chehalis, WA
Contact: Dragiu2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Playground formerly the GLOM
Welcome to the Playground, formerly the GLOM.

Home of the BurningBand, The Chairway to Heaven, gASSo Station and showcase for all the marvelous adult devices created by our Mayor Joey. For past burners that have had a great time with us, please cum see us again for even better times this year! For newbies, please bookmark us for a visit to one of the event's must see, must do attractions. Ride the chair to 40 ft. heights and experience the best overall view of the city to date- day or night. Stop by the gASSo station and get your tires fluffed, ass spanked by the Spank-o-matic machine, ride the Ogasmatron till you're satisfied or enjoy a refreshing propane enema by ethyl our unique gas pump (converted).

If you play a band instrument, come and join the BurningBand for the best time you can have on the playa! Or simply chill at the Intergalactic bar and sing or dance or whatever!
Hometown: Fallon, NV
URL: http://www.playaplayground.com
Contact: akadweeb (at) aol (dot) com

The Provider
The Provider has returned to Black Rock City after a brief hiatus. Stop by and relax your psyche with some of the Playa's best and most intriguing literature.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: chaiguy (at) gmail (dot) com

The Q
The Q is an evolution of the original conGLOMerate camp. With the intimate support of The GLOM's founders and former leaders The Q is evolving into its own stand alone camp in 2005. The Q is focused on delivering sensory experiences that cause an explosion of taste, touch, sight, sound and smell and is home to the infamous Playa-Q, the Q-Bar (formerly The GLOM bar) and the ever popular Pickle Joint (formerly in the center camp ring).
These destinations will catapault you through your senses in ways never before conceived on the playa. Come enjoy our Pickles, lunches and libations.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
URL: http://www.playaq.com
Contact: rick (at) gr8day (dot) com

Therapeutic Mind Scan
See your subconcious thoughts in high def-video and audio! Using ultra-advanced, formerly top-secret technology your mind is scanned then your inner-most thoughts are projected in living color and sound. Nothing touches your head and there are no side effects, except a better understanding of your mind and psyche. It's enlightening, educational, entertaining and psychologically psychedelic!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: michaelfasman (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Red Tent
As in ancient times, the Red Tent will be a sanctuary for women who are on their moon flow or who have entered their menopausal years. Join your playa sisters here to rest, rejuvenate and nourish yourselves!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: astrokon (at) hotmail (dot) com

Thermal Shock Village
Thermal Shock village supports the Berlin Ranger outpost and features various artistic endeavours presented by our individual camps.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Thermal_Shock/
Contact: dpapple (at) inetworld (dot) net

The Temple of the Quick Fix
Humans continually seek a simple resolution to complicated problems. Our camp offers simple resolutions to ALL problems. We are The Temple of the Quick Fix. The Temple founders were in a large camp last year. Too much work. This year we are about fun, chill, low stress and high energy. The Temple has a simple motto: "If it can't be done in an hour, we ain't doing it." We encourage everyone to embrace our mantra. Either way, don't look for elaborate theme camp stuff here.

Our quick fix involves getting in touch with your body through movement. Our DJ invites you to dance. Our drummers keep your feet moving. Our fire spinners inspire you to ignite your passion. Our aerialists make your heart and imagination soar. Come and spin poi, hoops, staff, whatever. Bring your drum for our nightly drum circle. Aerialists, we will have a shaded 30 foot rig with both tissue and trapeze. We don't have a bar. Ours is a different buzz.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: YerNotDaBossOMe (at) aol (dot) com

The Theta State
Visit The Theta State. Dream machines to make you sedate. Drinks to make you irate. Burgers will be used as bait. Within the domes, We'll make our homes, Maybe you'll find a mate.
Hometown: Lawrence, KS
Contact: damonish (at) gmail (dot) com

The Third Inversion Jazz Cafe
Escape from the rave and experience the etherial tones of live jazz. The Jazz Cafe returns for its 3rd year, providing a sanctuary for musical exploration, personal introspection, and a stellar cup of irish coffee for the weary Playa traveller passing in the dark night. Come on in, the band's about to start!
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PlayaJazz/
Contact: reverbsf (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Tittyman
God instructed me to go to the desert. To build a city. A city made of Tittys. If I built a city of Tittys they would come two by two and they have. I have been building my city of Tittys for 6 years. Come leave your prints at The Tittyman's Camp and become part of Burningman History.
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Contact: hrock1 (at) juno (dot) com

The Trash Fence
The edge of civilized-ation
"you're either inside the fence or outside the fence!"
Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: skip (at) fortythree (dot) com

Thunkytown cause we thunk of first
Stop by any time to thunk about life and experience self-reflection beforethe flash fountain. Join us in the big dome Wednesday night for a Thunky time. At night you will be able to watch flames dance about.
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: jdhood14 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tikidom
As a community grows, it acquires the need for self-regulation. This year Tikidom presents the Black Rock City Liquor Control Commission, assisting you in altered consciousness, encouraging the use of strong drink and making sure that all community beverage establishments are makin' 'em stiff.
Hometown: New York, NY
URL: http://www.tikidom.com
Contact: deette (at) withacapitale (dot) com

Tiki Oasis
Hometown: Land O' Lakes, FL
Contact: Bootsie99 (at) aol (dot) com

TIMI Tribute Camp
We live for good times and popping wheelies! If you're ridin' a bike, you're gonna have to pop a wheelie through our "wheelie only zone" or you'll be facing the consequences. We'll also be handing out complimentary liquid refreshment for a day or two so you can get your drink and some laughs on! Just beware of the SNAKE!
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Contact: chorton (at) robotoolz (dot) com

TOTEM Massage Camp
Did you know that your Psyche is a muscle? It is! And sometimes it gets tired and needs a little rest, or a good massage, just like your poor tired butt does. TOTEM Massage Camp can help. We provide a comfy indoor chill space where you can relax, meet new friends, and enjoy our delicious music. You might even get one of our massagers to give you an hour or two on the tables.
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
URL: http://www.eternal-mysteries.org
Contact: tadmuck (at) comcast (dot) net

Trancendance
TRANCENDANCE: Bringing world class psytrance to the desert. Come join us in a journey of illumination. First enter the Magic Glasses trance tunnel and experience a thousand points of light. Wear the magic glasses and see out of your third and fourth eyes. Exit onto our psychedelicdance floor and be taken on a journey where the gradual intensification of musical effects bring your body and mind into an exquisite dark night of the soul. Surfing the psychedelic bardo transcend into a liminal zone evoking dreamtime, primal rites and deconstruction of your ego. At Dawn feel the rising heat and light reconnect you to the human family, nature and your fellow desert travelers.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: http://www.soularrecords.com/BM2005
Contact: brit_grrl (at) hotmail (dot) com

Trashistan
The Republic of White Trashistan will heckle you from their porch. Live punkrock and magic shows are on the agenda.
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Contact: thebrillianthen (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tribal Thunder
We like to drum, we like to drink.
Hometown: Martinez, CA
Contact: Lidu213 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Twilight of the Gods
Worship and prayer in our Tabernacle introduces seekers to the embrace of suffering (not just happiness), the tearing of our conscious selves from idolatry to embrace of the mystery, awakening from a blind and peaceful slumber. Pray to god to be rid of him.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
URL: http://www.twilightofthegods.info
Contact: kittrdge (at) hotmail (dot) com

U

Ubercarney's (un)Safety Town
Perhaps you remember riding your tricycle through the streets of Safety Town in your elementary school parking lot, learning the rules of the road, meeting McGruff the crime dog and having that nice fireman teach you to stop drop and roll — now imagine that idylic childhood scene recreated with a special dark Detroit spin on it. Come on out to (un)Safety Town to revel in the wonders of urban decay, bet on Borg 2's ability to outdo the Org's art at our casino, dance in our little goth club, crawl through the liquor lotto deli to see what new porn is on the shelves, and then redeem yourself at our church of karmic release. Feel free to spend some time as a bum in the abandoned train station, bob for krack rocks, or show off your urban survival skills.
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Contact: michiganburn (at) yahoo (dot) com

uvART camp
The uvART camp is a multidimensional interactive blacklight art show, 3D abstract experience. Featuring psychedelic trance music everynight and pink floyd music everyday.
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
URL: http://www.uvart.org
Contact: djfeather (at) hotmail (dot) com