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Decompression 2010

Come at noon SHARP for a full twelve hours of art, performance, fire, dance, theme camps, circus arts, live music, DJs, Burning Man 2010 imagery, and more, more, MORE!!! All six blocks, the park, and stages will be overflowing with a stunning variety of creative expression! Bring your imagination to share, help create a shining Decompression Artopolis and BE the art you wish to see in the world!!! Full schedule and partial list of pARTicipants follow below.
This is going to be quite a day to celebrate our 11th Decompression and 25th year of Burning Man!!! It’s also World Hoop Day and Climate Awareness Day, so leave the car at home and hoop to Decom!

Decompression Flyer

The 11th Annual SF Decompression

Celebrating 25 years of Burning Man and
bringing the playa spirit back to the Bay!
Sunday, October 10, 2010. (That’s 10/10/10!)
Noon SHARP till Midnight

Outdoor stages/sound end 10pm, except Mariposa Stage which ends 11pm
Public Entrance: 19th St. & Minnesota St., SF
$10 donation in Black Rock Couture/costume;
$20 in streetwear; kids under 12 always free!
All ages outdoors; 21+ inside Cocomo (club closes 1:30am)


PLEASE TAKE MASS TRANSIT, BIKE and CARPOOL: (Muni bus #22, #48 and BART connects with the 3rd St T-line), ride your bike and avoid driving on Minnesota Street completely! $5 parking available at UCSF lot (3rd Street at 16th Street). Or park on Terry Francois Blvd just a couple blocks away.
PLEASE RESPECT THE NEIGHBORS and enter and exit quietly and without leaving a trace!

TO VOLUNTEER: Email SEvolunteers(at)burningman(dot)com
WE WANT YOU! We also need volunteers to come back 11am Monday, Oct 11th to Minnesota and 19th for our annual neighborhood clean up so we can leave the neighborhood cleaner than we found it! (We’ll have donuts, coffee and new friends! Come earlier if you can get a head start.)

FOOD AVAILABLE ALL DAY: Tasty meat and veggie food options provided by Raz; playa beignets and coffee generously provided by Hal. Sales benefit the Black Rock Arts Foundation grant and public art programs. So, EAT FOR ART! Also food theme camps while supplies last. Come early!


In honor of the 10/10/10 Global Climate Awareness Day, please leave your cars home and consider your impact on the environment. Reduce your consumption of natural resources by at least 10% starting today! Consider what you can do to make your city greener and reduce your carbon footprint. Let’s hear it for 10% reduction in resources starting in 2010 and 10% more celebration at Decom! This is going to be a stellar year and we are chock full o' art, performers and theme camps: Partial lists of participating artists and groups follow: (alphabetized by first name and subject to some change)

EVERYONE should read the Survival Guide DECOMandments before you come:

Survival Guide DECOMandments

FIRE ART: Christopher Schardt, Dan Macchiarini, David Silverman, Earl "Dodger" Stirling, Jason Starr, Takuro Hashitaka

FIRE PERFORMERS: Aileen Lawlor, Azzah, David Silverman, Fire Arts Collective, Hadouken!, Nicky Griffin, Pyronauts, Solar Flare, Vulcan Crew

VJs AND LIVE VISUAL ARTISTRY: Caroluna, Diana Maxwell, JacobEye, Mark McGothigan, Radia, Rayce O’ Brien, VJ Kai, Ron Halbert, and more!

ART and ART INSTALLATIONS BY: Amanda Thomas, Catie Magee, Damien Jones, Dan Lockwood, David Normal, Derek Heineman, James Bahr, Jeff Howe, Jess Hobbs, Julie Bright, Kathy Donofrio, Katy Shultz, Kawika, Keith "Flipit" Privett, Kristian Akseth, Lawrence Batterton, Matthew Silvey, Michael Christian, Michael Hines, Oscillator, Perry E. Schanley, Pierre Riche, Richard Trapani, Robin Russell, Rose Carlyle, Ruby Bettencourt, Ruth Kneass, Sandy McReynolds, Sean Brennan, Seth McGinnis, Stacey Reineccius, Thomas May, Tim Anderson, Tom Haan

THEME CAMPS & BURNING MAN AFFILIATES: Above the Limit, Alternative Energy Zone, Beauty Shop of Horrors, Beignet's for BRAF, Bicycle Coffee, Blood, Guts, and Bass, BMIR, BRCPO, Burning Man Calendar, Camp Montage, Camp Questionmark, Camp Team, Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet, Dancetronauts, District Everywhere, Distrikt, DMV, Earth Guardians, Fontain's M.U.S.E., Friends of Blackrock Highrock, Gate & Perimeter, Guerilla Bass, Happy L&nd, Heart Deco, Hookahdome, Janky Barge, Kidsville, Liquid Latex Lounge, Musement Heights, Opulent Temple, Orgribbar, Matrix Camp, Paddy Mirage, Playa Info, Sacred Spaces, Santon's Lair at the Hammock Hangout, Robot Heart, Scarbutts Café, Shadyvil, Shipwreck Tiki Lounge, Solar Cooking Demo, Space Cowboys, T-Shirt Transfer Booth, The Black Rock City Post Office 2.0h, The Lost Penguin, The Urban Pirates Variety Show, World Hoop Day, WOW!

ART VEHICLES: Blinkysaur, Cat of a Different Color, Chopper Rockets, Dodo Bus, Fishy, Hillbilly Space Ship, Lovebus, Martha, Masayume, Nautileo, Nautilus X, Neuroweapon, Nomadic Café, Now-A-Saurus, PainKilla, PartySnail, People's Truck, Psychic Taxi, Strip Ship, The Dusty Rhino, the lollygag, The Toaster, Unimog

DJ’S, BANDS, & PERFORMERS: Aaron Glass, Acid Angel & The Jugtown Pirates, Airpusher, ALBINO!, Anodyne Industries, Antioquia, Baby Seal Club, Bass Ritual, Black Rock City Allstars, BoRoCop, Brother Dan Palmer, Butoh Fusion, Caroluna, Cheesepuffs, CODE_E, Culann's Hounds, Cynthia Rauschert, darkMatter, Dex Stakker, Diva Marisa, divaDanielle, DJ FurSure, DJ ICON, DJ Neon Bunny, DJ Purple, DJ X-10, Exit Wonderland, Firefingers, F'kir Elderfae, Fontain's, M.U.S.E., Gooferman, Gravybrain, Hobo Gobbelins, Hot Nutz Burlesque, HystErica, Johanna Chase, KAWEH, Keno Mapp, Los Angeles Television, Madame Spinach, Matthew Schoening, MegaFlame, Metamorphosis Ballet, Mia & T, MIND.GHOST.SPIRIT, Moldover, Organic Candy, Parlor Tricks, P-DUB, People's Fashion Show, PLAYBACK, Pym and Surly, Raks Hakohaveem, Richard Hartnell, Rob Smiley, Rumpel the Kangaroo Fool of Oz!, Samantha Giron Dance Project, Samba Stilt Circus, Samira (SEISMIC, Sister SF), Saynt, Shakey Gibson, Shovelman, Small Flowers, Smokin Roots Crew, Sonic Valium, The Fossettes, The Lotus Moons, The Mermen, The Orphics, The Substitute Preachers, Tiger Honey Pot, Tornado Rider, Trip Delight Fantastic, Vibrant EYEris, Virginia Suicide, Wahnder Lust, World Hoop Day + A Prayer for Peace, Zack Darling and MORE! Too many to list.

To find out about other Decoms and Regional Events in a city near you, see: This is a year-round community with events being planned here, there, and EVERYWHERE, literally every day of the week!

Keep your fire burning! Come and participate in this year's SF Decompression: Heat the Street FaIRE!!!

(Subject to some change and unexpected dust storms.)


12:00-1:00    Richard Hartnell
1:00-2:00     Samba Stilt Circus
2:00-3:00       Hot Nutz Burlesque
3:00-4:00       BoRoCop
3:30-4:30       Cynthia Rauschert
4:00-5:00       Rumple the Kangaroo Fool of Oz!


12:00-12:45    Johanna Chase
12:45-1:30     Kirin Rider
1:30-1:40       Madame Spinach
1:40-2:25       Black Rock City Allstars
2:25-3:10       JaimieCole
3:10-3:55       KAWEH
3:55-4:40       DJ FurSure
4:40-4:50       The Fossettes
4:50-5:35       Baby Seal Club
5:35-5:45       Hot Nutz Burlesque
5:45-6:30       darkMatter
6:30-7:15       Tiger Honey Pot
7:25-7:55       Burning Band w/ Flaming Tuba - fire stage
7:55-8:00       Nicky Griffin - fire stage
8:00-8:15       Fire Arts Collective - fire stage
8:15-8:30       Hadouken! - fire stage
8:30-8:55       Pyronauts - fire stage
8:55-9:10       Azzah - fire stage
9:10-9:40       Solar Flare - fire stage
9:40-10:00     Vulcan Crew - fire stage
10:00-10:05    Aileen Lawlor in "Nostalgia" - fire stage
10:05-10:55    ALBINO!
10:55-11:00    Thank you & Closing Remarks


12:05-1:05     the Lotus Moons
1:05-1:50      Moldover
1:50-2:05      Rumpel the Kangaroo Fool of Oz!
2:05-2:50      Sonic Valium
2:50-3:35      Samira (SEISMIC, Sister SF)
3:35-4:35      The Mermen
4:35-5:20      Dex Stakker
5:20-6:05      Antioquia
6:05-6:50      DJ Viajay
6:50-7:35      Culann's Hounds
7:35-7:55      DJ Neon Bunny
7:55-8:40      Bad Unkl Sista
8:40-8:55      Diva Marisa
9:05-9:50      Tornado Rider


1:00-1:50      Exit Wonderland
1:50-2:05      Raks Hakohaveem
2:05-2:50      Jef Stott
2:50-3:35      DJ Dragonfly 3:35-4:35      Small Flowers
4:35-5:20      Mighty Dub Killaz
5:20-5:50      People's Fashion Show
5:40-5:50      World Hoop Day + Prayer for Peace
5:50-6:35      Radiohiro
6:35-6:45      Butoh Fusion
6:45-7:30      Fontain's M.U.S.E.
7:30-8:15      David Starfire
8:15-9:00      Trip Delight Fantastic
9:00-10:00    Cheb I Sabbah


1:30-2:30      DJ X-10
2:30-3:15      Smokin Roots Crew
3:35-4:20      Parlor Tricks
4:40-5:25      Hobo Gobbelins
5:45-6:30      Gravybrain
6:50-7:35      MegaFlame Big Band
7:55-8:40      Wahnder Lust
9:00-9:45      Acid Angel with the Jugtown Pirates


Due to circumstances beyond our control the Cocomo Inside Stage is cancelled. There will be a new stage created in front of Club Cocomo. The schedule will be posted on site. Thank you!


Due to circumstances beyond our control the Cocomo Patio Stage is cancelled.


1:00-2:00      CODE_E
2:00-3:00      P-DUB (guerillaBass)
3:00-4:00      Whiskey Devil
4:00-5:00      Bass Ritual
5:00-6:00      Pym and Surly
6:00-7:00      Organic Candy
7:00-8:00      MIND.GHOST.SPIRIT
8:00-9:00      Saynt
9:00-10:00    Kitkaliitto

PUBLIC MAP: Decompression 2010 Map! (pdf)