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Decompression 2007

The SF Decompression

Sunday, October 7, 2007
Noon SHARP till 12 am
Public Entrance: 19th & Minnesota

On Indiana Street between Mariposa and 22nd, SF
$10 donation in Black Rock Couture/Costume; $20 in streetwear
All ages outdoors; kids under 12 absolutely free!
Outdoor sound ends at Mariposa Stage at 11pm; 10pm other outside areas

Age 21+ inside Cocomo (club closes 1:30am)

DECOMandments (Must Read)


After a total eclipse, double rainbow, two Man burns, and twice the usual dust in Black ROCK City, you’d expect Decom and Black TOP City to be TWICE as spectacular as usual – and it is looking that way! Here is everything you need to know about our 8th Annual SF Decompression Heat the Street Faire. From survival tips to stage schedules, there is a LOT – so prepare your mind and body, then come at noon SHARP because missing an hour would be like sleeping 24 on the playa!

We’re working fast and furious to organize this year's community extravaganza – and we need YOUR pARTicipation!

Here's what to DO:

The DECOMandments

Follow the DECOMandments below to radically enjoy and protect our event!

  • Arrive Early! Come at NOON, pack a picnic and enjoy a full day of amazing art, people and programming! Don't come late or you WILL miss amazing experiences and spectacles scheduled only EARLY in the day. Enter at 19th & Minnesota; the other entries are for registered artists/performers.

  • Green Your Commute! Don’t waste gas seeking a parking spot; parade to the event with thousands of others on public transportation or bike! There will be bike racks at 19th & Minnesota. Or carpool and park at the UCSF lot at 16th & 3rd (3 blocks away with special discounted parking rate), at the ballpark, or on Illinois Street. Please do not park or drive on Minnesota Street or Indiana Street. There will be a taxi stand between 18th and 19th on Minnesota for your convenience.

  • Express yourself! Wear your finest playa pageantry or trashion, using imaginatively recycled and reusable materials! Even better, illuminate them with solar lighting for night! And bring warm layers.

  • pARTicipate! The world is a stage, and we are all performers, not spectators. We always have room for installation art (especially on the fences), but we’re FULL on theme camps, sound, DJ/performance schedules, mutant vehicles and fire. To register art, please email flambe(at)burningman(dot)com TODAY so we can accommodate and celebrate YOUR special contribution to this amazing community. All sound systems, fire art, theme camps and vehicles must be registered - renegade sound or unapproved fire would jeopardize this event. The experience we all share ignites through mass participation, so find your own gift of creative expression to bring!

  • Volunteer! We need more volunteers! To be part of the process and team that makes Decompression so special, email firekitty(at)burningman(dot)com. For a list of volunteer positions available, see here.

  • Share Your Favorite Playa Photos/Videos! We need the content upfront this year, so please email flambe(at)burningman(dot)com and we'll help you get it up on the big Decom screen!

  • HELP US... Express Responsibly! Protect the event and our beautiful new park. We need YOUR help in these ways so we can keep having Decom on public streets:

    - Respect the Dogpatch neighborhood, our home for 8 years - enter and leave surrounding blocks quietly;
    - Don't park in driveways or on Minnesota Street;
    - Refrain from drumming and loud noise after 10 PM;
    - No stakes, unleashed dogs, or vehicles or bikes of any kind in the park;
    - No drumming, loud or amplified sound after 10PM ANYWHERE. The only exception will be the Mariposa Stage performance until 11PM. If anyone is drumming or making amplified noise on the street after 10pm, please stop it!
    - Do stay 10PM-midnight, quietly talk and enjoy the art, theme camps, and community;
    - No unapproved sound systems or fire art of any kind. Even chaos has a master plan!

  • And of course… Leave No Trace! Pick up trash you see and recycle! Breakdown is 10PM-midnight for the park and 12-2AM everywhere else. By 2AM, EVERYTHING must be gone and small debris swept into the street for the street sweepers. If you are a registered art car or theme camp, please take extra care to not drive over ANY electric cables or distro boxes during setup/breakdown. Take special care during exodus.

  • Come back Monday: Please come back Monday, October 8th 11am-4pm for our annual neighborhood and park clean-up! We want to leave things in even BETTER shape than we found them. So, we’ll start on Minnesota and 19th, move to the park, Indiana, then surrounding streets. Many hands make light work and every year we leave the neighborhood cleaner than we found it. Bring gloves, brooms, shovels and plastic bags if you got 'em. We’ll bring donuts and love you even more! HOORAY!!!

We are on our way to making this our best Decompression ever and a showcase for our art and community in San Francisco. So, help us bring our magical green Black ROCK City home to heat the streets of Black TOP City - and cool the world in the process!!

Download Decompression Map PDF


Download Decompression Schedule PDF

12:30    CURLY
1:15    DJ Blu
1:45    The Reverberators
2:30    DJ NoMe
3:15    The Tongues
4:00    Bad Unkl Sista Trashion Show Preview
4:05    DJ Piotron
4:45    Bellydance by Samantha (fire stage)
4:50    Circus Metropolus (fire stage)
5:00    Girls Gone Wild West & Yatta Dancers (fire stage)
5:10    The Mermen
5:55    Fou Fou Ha! (fire stage)
6:05    Smoove
6:45    ALBINO!
7:30    Nick Griffin (fire stage)
7:35    Controlled Burn (fire stage)
7:45    Cirque Berzerk (fire stage)
8:15    Mutaytor
9:05    Pyronauts (fire stage)
9:15    Miss Rosie (fire stage)
9:31    Solar Flare (fire stage)
9:41    Fire Arts Collective (fire stage)
9:51    Vulcan Crew (fire stage)
10:00:00    Gamelan X
11:00:00    Burning Man Videos & Imagery - no sound
5:00    Selected Burning Man Videos & 2007 Photography, including "Burn on the Bayou, TV Free Burning Man shorts and more!"
7:45    Fontain's M.U.S.E.
8:30    DJ Dragonfly
9:20    HistErica (The artist formerly known as Erica Candy Cane)
9:30    Doctor Booty
10:15    DMT
11:00    Fou Fou Ha!
11:15    an-ten-nae
12:00    GOOFERMAN
12:45    DJ Laird
1:30    end programming - DJ til club close
12:00    Open Mic
12:30    Celticson
12:45    Mostro
1:15    Amy Obenski
1:45    DJ NeonBunny
2:15    Dirty Blonde on Uke
2:45    Zapper
3:15    Mark Silverman
3:45    Beat Hussy
4:30    Making Love to Life
5:15    Jason Philips
6:00    Persia & Ebbnflo
6:45    BreakBeatBuddha
7:30    L.D.I.
8:15    August III
9:00    The Zoopy Show
10:00    end amplified sound
12:00    Opening Ceremony with Special Guests
1:00    Alpha Shemale
1:45    F'kir Elderfae
2:40    Ted Schram
3:00    NIchole da Luz
3:30    Samba Stilt Troupe
3:45    D6
4:30    The Hobogobbelins
5:15    JC the DJ
5:55    The Evolution Control Committee - The Wheel Of Mashup!
6:40    Leslie Shill
7:20    Marisa Lenhardt
7:30    The Fuxedos
8:15    DJ GlobalRuckus
9:00    TripKnight
10:00    Burning Man 2007 Videos & Imagery - no sound
2:00    Little John
3:00    Bhakti Rasa
3:45    A.B. Didge
4:30    Fantuzzi
5:15    Big Dolla Bill
6:00    Shamanic Cheerleaders
6:15    Trashion Show
6:45    Blacktop City Fashion Show
7:00    Tim Dietz
7:45    BLVD
8:30    Victor Vega
9:15    Guerillasoul
10:00    end amplified sound
4:30    Jonah Morreale
5:30    Paul Carey
6:30    CaroLuna
7:00    Burning Man Videos
10:00    Burning Man 2007 Videos & Imagery - no sound
12:00    Games, Hooping, Face Painting, and Community BYO Picnic
1:00    Random Acts of Kindness - Hooray!
2:00    Monkey Chanting workshop
3:00    Samba Stilt Troupe
4:00    Three Two One (drum & percussion marching ensemble)
5:00    Critical Stilts
 Dark    David Silverman (fire tuba in the fire art area)
also...    The Paddy Mirage featuring live music throughout the afternoon



A.B. Didge, ALBINO!, Alpha Shemale, Amy Obenski, an-ten-nae, August III, Bad Unkl Sista Trashion Show Preview, Beat Hussy, Bhakti Rasa, Big Dolla Bill, BLVD, BreakBeatBuddha, Burning Man 2007 Photography & Video, Butoh Banana, CaroLuna, Celticson, Circus Metropolus, Cirque Berzerk, Critical Stilts, CURLY, D6, Dirty Blonde on Uke, DJ Blu, DJ Dragonfly, DJ GlobalRuckus, DMT, Doctor Booty, Fantuzzi, F'kir Elderfae, Fontain's M.U.S.E., Fou Fou Ha!, Gamelan X, Girls Gone Wild West & Yatta Dancers, GOOFERMAN, Guerillasoul, Hal Robins, HistErica (formerly Erica Candy Cane), Jason Philips, JC, Jonah Morreale, L.D.I., Laird, Leslie Shill, Making Love to Life, Marisa Lenhardt, Mark Silverman, Mermen, Monkey Chanting, Mostro, Mutaytor, Neonbunny, Nichole daLuz, NoMe, Paul Carey, People's Fashion Show, Persia & Ebbnflo, PiotroN, Samantha, Samba Stilt Troupe, Shamanic Cheerleaders, Smoove, Ted Schram, The Evolution Control Committee - The Wheel Of Mashup!, The Fuxedos, The Hobogobbelins, The Reverberators, The Tongues, The Zoopy Show, Tim Dietz, Trashion Show, TripKnight, Victor Vega, Zapper, and MORE!


Darren Barnes, Borister, Paul Carey, Ron Halbert, Louis Luxvibes, Allen Lundell, Jacob McKean, Peter Kosho McKenna, Sun McNamee, Carol Michaelson, Spoon, Celestine Star, Jason Stephens, +++


Cirque Berzerk, Controlled Burn, David Silverman, Fire Arts Collective, Mutaytor, Nick Griffin, Pyronauts, Miss Rosie, Solar Flare, and Vulcan Crew!!!


Adoration, Billion Bunnies' HARE-itics Lounge, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Black Rock Brain Trust, Black Rock Roller Disco, Blacklight Bongo & Art, BMIR, Burners without Borders, Camp ?, Camp Montage, Camp Stella, Coda, The Deep End, Department of Public Works, Dr. Le Taudrie's Freak Show, DUSTFISH, Eridu, Figment Cafe, FreeStyle Palace, Friends of Black Rock, Gravity Point, Green Gorilla Lounge, House of Lotus, Kidsville, The Lost Penguins, Old Fishin' Hole, Opulent Temple, Paddy Mirage, Pancake Playhouse, Paradox Lounge/Corner Store, Pink Mammoth, Playa Info, Playa Q, Playa Video, Rangers, Red Nose District/Circus Metropolus, Rhythm Wave, Space Cowboys, Spike's Vampire Lounge, Temple of all Gods, TV Free Burning Man, Burning Man Earth, Missing Dust Storms?, Liquid Latex Lounge, and more!


Blood Vessel, Caution Car, Corner Store, Disco Limo, Hug Mobile, Ganesh Mobile, Love Dove, Martha, Nautileo, Pig Mobile, Playa V, Purgatory Cruiser, Swarm Mother Ship, Solar Death Ray, Robotic Chariot, Sky Bed, Unimog, +++


Apocalypse Stagecoach - Robin Frohardt & Renn Jinn Bao Puppet Theater, A Tribe of Artists - Geoffrey Nelson, Bottle Cap Tree - Kitty Gordon, Celtic Forest - Laura Kimpton and Bob Hofmann, Chi - Ruth Kneass & Betsy Haggerty, Coexist - Melany Castillo, Dancing Trees - Dragon Debris, Day of the Dead Dome - Craig Walker, Daze Inn – Playatech, Equatorial Encounter - Matt Evans, Ewok Cafe Installation - Elizabeth Mallory, Fink, Inc. - JJ Holoubeck, Gort - Stefan Werner, Green Shoes – Seano, Hexayurt - The Hexayurt Project, Homouroboros - Peter Hudson and Crew, Le Museum de Material Retrouve - Treiops Treyfid, Panoramics - Brad Templeton, Phoenix Rising - Brett Emerson, PlayaShard - Cinammon Twist, Prime Green - Naomi Bock, Refoliaton - Jennifer Forbes and Jessica Reeder, Sunflower Robots - Stefano Corraza, Swarm - Michael Prados, Temporal Anomaly - Just Johnny, The Shroom - Miguel Caballero, Tree Spire - Iron Monkey Collective, U-ME - Jellyfish and Killbuck, Tsunami, MEZ - Chris Pirazzi, and more amazing artists!


Café Racer – Chicken John, Fire Shiva – Phil Spitler and Matt long, Fire Tuba – David Silverman, Greenman- A Crucifixion – Kasia wonjnaski, Hydrogen Economy – Brett Levine, Neverwas Runabout – Neverwas Crew, Steam bike – Tom Sepe, The Healing Eye – Pierre Riche


Burning Questions - Jacqui Lindsay and Ian Manheimer, Conscious Carnival - Jonathan Youtt, Eco-City Visions - Tawni Aaron, Energy Is Water - Russell Wilcox, Myopoly - d'andre Teeter, Pedal Power - City of San Francisco and The Exploratorium, Permaculture Playground - Starhawk, PlayaTech Open Source Lounge - Playatech & Silicon Village, Running the Numbers - Chris Jordan, Ship Kites - Dean Jordan, Single Cell Solution - Meggio

Alpy, John Adams, Uriah Anderson, Babalou, Bill Barany, Borister, DaMongolian, Darren Barnes, Tim Barsky, Bettie June, Blondie and Blondie, Blue, Joegh Bullock, Cameragirl, Marcia Crosby, Daniel Alexanyan, DaveX, DB, Eggchair Steve Bissinger, John Elk, Kristy Evans, FireKitty, Tim Foster, Ron Halbert, Tanya Hurd, Peter Ittner, Jones, Juicebox, Justin Katz, Robbie Kowal, LadyBee, Laird, Allen Lundell, Louis Luxvibes, Yvonness Marshall, Shayn Marshall, Jacob McKean, Peter Kosho McKenna, Carol Michaelson, Sun McNamee, Masha Oguinskaia, Mithra, Rob Oliver, Partyradar, Playaquest, Joseph Pred, Rooster, Crimson Rose, Sparkle, Kelly Spiars, Spoon, Celestine Star, Jason Stephens, Sunshine Daydream, Tabasco, TK, Paula Jayne Treadway, Tim Treadway, Andrew Wong, Xtian, $teven Ra$pa, and so many many more!!! Thank you all!