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1999 Themecamps
A-L - M-Z - 1999 Villages

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Madame Tang's Church of Mad Love
This year, Madame Tang and her crew will celebrate amour fou with a sanctuary and library honoring great loves. We hope to connect our coming-together here with the rebellious spirit of sacred communion that exists everywhere, year-round and through all time.

Hometown: Asheville, NC
Contact: agentd(at)pobox(dot)com

Magic Carpet Ride
Come fly away with us on our Magic Carpet ride where every fantasy and wish will be granted, from a hot-oil massage to a belly dancing lesson. Adult-sized sit-and-spins and big wheels provided. Bring a wild imagination and an open-mind.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: kling_99(at)yahoo(dot)com

Magic Glasses Camp
Enter the trance tunnel and experience a thousand points of light. Wear the magic glasses and see out of your third and fourth eyes...

URL: www.magicglasses.com
Contact: mday(at)tsicomm(dot)com

Last year we were GLIMMERLAND this year we have our dolls come give praise and gifts to the rabbit shrine again as well as have a cup of joe.

Hometown: ???
Contact: grumpygirl(at)cheerful(dot)com

Mardi Gras in the Desert
Our theme will be "Mardi Gras in the desert" we will attempt to bring the feel of New Orleans during carnival to the Playa with Hurricanes (drinks), Beads, music, and Jesters.

Hometown: Willoughby Hills, OH
Contact: julest(at)en(dot)com

Masonic Disco Lodge #13
The Masonic Disco lodge #13 will be merging with hotel 666 and will feature the world's largest disco ball... "You'll be able to see this fucker from space!" brought to you by the boys of SimPat & Co. (simon & patrick)

Hometown: ???
Contact: Artelena1(at)aol(dot)com

Create a mask in the Masquetorium and become a part of the grand fantastic spectacle of Burning Man. The beautiful and airy Masquetorium, inspired by the tents of the nomadic Tekna tribes of North Africa, will enfold you in its enigmatic charms as you succumb to the Mysteries of the Mask.

Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Contact: jnelsonic(at)earthlink(dot)net

Maybell's Macabe Marionette & Davis Family
The Davis family will be performing 3 different marionette shows ranging from Evil Punch and Judy, to a 1 hour dramatic piece. We will also have a massage parlor during the day, and a microbrewery.

Hometown: Davis, CA
Contact: satkhalsa(at)ucdavis(dot)edu

The Maze
We are creating a walk-in walk-through maze, 25' x 25' that will be lit up with various lighting and effects. Different parts of the maze will be designed w/ interactive mini-rooms and lounges for sunrise, sunset viewing and connection.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: Gen52(at)fatnet(dot)net

Midnight at the O'Wasted
A cool refreshing oasis for music, interesting conversation and sustenace, and visual delights.

Contact: katospace(at)yahoo(dot)com or anne(at)vrolyk(dot)com

Thirsty? Bored? Never. Come to Moist and let your hair down. Everyone leaves exhausted, happy and wet.

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

Spoof on MOMA, new dimension in art, using '60's medium. Interactive Art Museum as participants flow through turnstyles and gaze at wall less, non temporal museum. We're stoked about possibilities...

Hometown: Dunsmuir, CA
Contact: smp(at)snowcrest(dot)net

Mona's Castaway Sailors
Mona is shipwrecked - and survives on what the surf tosses up - and on the kindness of sailors.

Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: mona(at)aracnet(dot)com

Mos Eisley
We've landed. Travelers from far and wide are welcome aboard our space-craft. Unlike other stories you have heard about abductions and probing, we won't take you {or probe you} unless you're willing. Roomy lounge and ambient sounds await you here. Distractions from around the galaxy stimulate and delight.

Hometown: Hidden Hills, CA
URL: www.newenterprises.com/~gduncan/Burningman/Mos_Eisley/
Contact: gduncan(at)newenterprises(dot)com

MT. Black Rock
The City of Black Rock will be witness to the birth of this mighty Volcano. If we are lucky and can find and sacrifice the one true Virgin at Burning Man we might just keep it from erupting!

Hometown: Brisbane, CA
URL: www.tsgallery.com
Contact: todd(at)tsgallery(dot)com

Mount Olympus
Come as your favorite goddess or god. We will drive our "Roamin' Pleasure Palace" across the playa pleasuring the citizens of Black Rock City. We are about celebrating the ecstasy of life, building an endless community, dreams fulfilled and an abundance of pleasure, wealth and generosity. Come join our Cult of Fun.
Village: HAmlet

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: dniebauer(at)gj(dot)com

Mr. Bubble
Imagine yourself stepping into a world where the atmosphere is entirely filled with bubbles, all around you. Put on your snorkel, wander around a bit, and enjoy the music...

Hometown: Malvern, PA
Contact: skratowicz(at)timlang(dot)com

Muliebrity Contemplation Glade
The Muliebrity Contemplation Glade is a desert oasis dedicated to the worship of the Earth Mother. Cool shade, misting tent, beverages and a nice grass area will be available to all.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Contact: ccbellydancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

Museum of Modern Ulta Violet Art (MOMUVA)
Art installation of Ultra Art by Ultra Artist.

Hometown: Dunsmuir CA
Contact: smp(at)snowcrest(dot)net

The Mutant Hive
Swarm to the wikked buzz of stinging elektrifried bEEtz... MYNDST8, S.P.A.Z., Blakkat and frenz... be insektuous and mutate!

Contact: hovercraft(at)hotbot(dot)com

Mystic Krewe of Satyrs
Mystic Krewe of Satyrs Presents The Phoenix and the Altar of The Sun in Heliopolis. Keep an eye out for the return of the Shrine of the Mermaid and our Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday night to the Man.

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Contact: neworleans(at)burningman(dot)com


Nail Me
Do you feel pretty? Come express your inner beauty by way of a fresh, kicky manicure from NAIL ME.
Village: HAmlet

Hometown: New York, NY
Contact: getahelmet(at)chickmail(dot)com

No Borders Barter Bookstore & More
No Borders Barter Bookstore & More will make available 'one-stop bartering' for BM participants' books, zines, and CDs/Cassettes. We urge all participants to send us their works for our camp... we'll make sure your art gets into the hands of your fellow Burners.

Hometown: Malden, MA
Contact: cenacle(at)theglobe(dot)com

No Tanline Camp
The natural body is commonplace in the experimental society that is created at Black Rock City. But it need not be that way, there are people across America and around the world living that way throughout the year, so we seek to provide information about them.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
URL: members.theglobe.com/burnmannude
Contact: burningmannude(at)hotmail(dot)com

Now & Zen Camp
The East-meets-West camp where you can sit in the misted shade of our zen garden, stroll through a multi-colored labyrinth, attend reiki classes, receive reiki and acupuncture, ponder sacred geometry. The sand mandala in the center of our camp says it all -- come for the color, the beauty, the parade of life, stay for the spirit and the sacred, go out in a blaze of breath and dust...

Hometown: Boulder Creek, CA
Contact: utterlyax(at)aol(dot)com


OK Croquet Corral
Renowned as the 'Black Rock City Country Club', we step back through time for our return to the playa. Time honored Naked Croquet... western style!

Contact: ASTRO1B(at)aol(dot)com

Oracle-Delphi in the Desert
Drop in and have your fate judged or your character assassinated in general by the oracle... party with the band.

Hometown: Carmel, CA
Contact: labav(at)redshift(dot)com

Oregon Country Fair Embassy
Drop by, visit with some Oregon Country Fair folks. Chill out have some tea.

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

Orphan's Camp
If you are independent, self sufficient, and traveling on your own, join the rest of the stray dogs in our squatters' den. We'll aim for the 'lo-fi' section of the city and will post our location on the bulletin board.

Hometown: d'oh, we're orphans!
Contact: Bayly(at)aol(dot)com


Palookaville Institute of Contemporary Art
This year, the Palookaville Institute of Contemporary Art will be providing an outdoor studio for visual art production, and we will also build "The National Desk," a giant wooden desk with giant office chair. The desk will be available as a performance platform, and will burn one hour after the man falls.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: mvp(at)igc(dot)org

Pan's Horn O' Plenty
Pan harvests the essence of Gaea's bounty and delivers it unto us. Mixed in the water of life they quench the thirst of our desires. Whatever your desire, with a mixture of herbology and organic chemistry, we can create the beverage to satisfy.

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

Papal Indulgence
Be indulged! Live the good graces that life has to offer. You may ask the Popes for permission, that is, indulgence. Too much fun? Scared yourself? Need to confess? No problem see your local Popes with your confessions and near certain absolution of your digressions. Exorcisms available by appointment, but be warned - spontaneous exorcisms may be unavoidable - Please visit us for a free spritz of holy water.

Hometown: Idaho City, ID
Contact: sapidynetg(at)aol(dot)com

Phoenix Tribe
Come relax and meditate in the body of a dragon. Bring offerings and peace and fire, for the firedance is sacred, and the faeries are watching.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Contact: dsrtfaery(at)aol(dot)com

Picasso Camp
Picasso Camp is a highly interactive camp which encourages participants to utilize their talents, and materials which we supply to paint a large prepared canvas expressing the "Burning Man" experience.

Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: motters(at)sprintmail(dot)com

Pimp scouts and pussie cats. Our motto is, be pink, be obnoxious and run rampid!

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: ossuary(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Pirates 'O Pleasure
Pirates of the new millenium. Sharing our vast booty and swashbuckeling antics with all who care to join.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: NMN18(at)hotmail(dot)com

Piss & Wiggle Puppetworkshop
Pissing Clear is fine but pissing straight leaves unsightly divots in the playa. PISS & WIGGLE! Get the trained in the PISS & WIGGLE p.s.a. and with the help of a sock puppet head out on the playa and spread the good word.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Contact: mikec(at)pobox(dot)com

Planet Bruka
A production of artists that build with used art, it's ideas, and matter. Fuel for the wheel, an offering. ~DAYS UNDER STORMY SKIES~

Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: BrukaPro(at)sierra(dot)net

The Playa Rainbow Wax Clock
Bring your wax icons (or make one using some wax from our recycle wax box) and place them on the Playa Rainbow Pinwheel. Come back later when the biggest timepiece, the sun, has marked it's path and changed your wax piece forever.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: jjustice(at)creative(dot)net

Home of the wireless messaging system on the playa.

Hometown: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
URL: www.playanet.net
Contact: taz(at)armory(dot)com

The Playaphone Project II
The Playaphone Project II, is a closed circuit telephone system which allows Black Rock citizens to randomly connect and communicate.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: Green(at)xinet(dot)com

PLEASUREDOME returns once again to Black Rock City with a Thursday night encore engagement of NIPPLEODEON (aka TITTYBAH! - Burnhilda once more filleth your cup for a martini sipping, tail shaking, whumping thumping coctail-dance party in celebration of nipples of all kinds). Playa fireflys... come luminesce yourself and others nightly in our BIG PURPLE BLURRR and move to a groove you know deep in your bones! CAN YOU DIG IT?!!! (I knew you could!)

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: home.earthlink.net/~bvontbridge/bman.html
Contact: KLYDZDALE(at)aol(dot)com

Plug 4 (the camp name) Giant Ghetto Blaster SOW 4080v2 (vehicle name)
"Plug 4", a 20 times scale, bright orange, 6 sided replica of, and shrine to, the almighty extension cord. The ponderous plug will be birthed from the earth with it's 3 huge prongs reaching skyward for connection, it's two huge asymmetrical doors opening mechanically to welcome home the electric powered Giant Ghetto Blaster on wheels from it's forays of funk, soul, rare groove, breaks and hip hop on the open playa. At night "The Cavern Of Plug 4" will double as a public screening room for film, documentaries and animation with it's wall to wall astro-turfed floor and 8'x 8' movie screen. Inquire with us if you wish to have the SOW 4080v2 do a drive by soul vaccination of your camp or village and also let us know if you wish to screen your art in our VHS or Hi-8 mini theater.

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

Popping Camp
Nomads honor the the harvest and their ancestors knowledge. Celebration and Feast... a daily ritual performed by the planter turned harvester: The Sacrifice of Unborn Seeds.

Hometown: San Rafael, CA
Contact: scott.jordan(at)slip(dot)net

Portland Cacophony & Disgruntled Postal Workers
Bend over and accept your incoming mail like a man! Disgruntled postal delivery will probably happen daily, no set time, depending on our state of inebriation the night before. So GREASE UP YER MAILBOXES - special delivery coming your way whether you like it or not!

Hometown: Portland, OR
URL: portland.cacophony.org

Postmen of the Playa
Gruntled Postal Workers PENFOLD & Dena reprise Off-Playa mail delivery to Black Rock City. Leave your postcards/letters (stamped please!) in our Playa Postbox. Mail will be affixed with a special Commemorative stamp. Please don't diss/cuss @ us, we are NOT the Disgruntled Postal Workers! We don't carry weapons or have an attitude, so we can be approached with impunity.
Village: The Blue Light District

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
Contact: penfold(at)artnet(dot)net

The time before dawn where the fairy reside, the enchanted place where the magical and mystical flutter about... Predawn. Let your fairy wings flutter while playing a mystical, magical game of black light mini golf.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: lacie(at)club(dot)net

Primordial Booze Camp
Stop by and quench your thirst with one of our two refreshing Primordial beverages, Primordial "Ooze" or Primordial "Booze" (non-alcoholic and alcoholic). Then hang around and de-evolve in our "Prehistoric Rubber Romper Room Lounge" (a "living room" full of blow-up chairs and alligators and godzillas) while you look out onto the playa and ponder the origins of life and mankin's evolution into the new century. Feel free to contribute to our "Burning Man Time Capsule" that will be donated to Burning Man as our moment in time in 1999. We will also be shooting a series of B& W portraits each day on a simple sweep set up in front of camp at 3:30 each day. (Participants get a free 5x7 sent to you!) Make sure to keep an eye out for "The Glowing Shadow Strobe Wall" each night that is sure to be a trip! See you there!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: home.earthlink.net/~aphoto/
Contact: aphoto(at)earthlink(dot)net

Prom Camp Class Of '99
Trade in your undies for free popcorn and catch a good flic at the "Gigsville Bijou" indoor movie theater. Get your class picture taken for the Class of '99 Internet Yearbook Project. Confess your sins at Reverend Ruvi's ("on the air") Confessional. Tune into Black Rock Cities best KRAP on KRAP radio. Stop by PromCamp for a movie schedule and passport stamp!
Village: Gigsville

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Contact: jimbowers(at)bigfoot(dot)com

Puppet World
Where you can interact with puppets, get your fortune told by madam zelda, after dark puppet show, characters, aliens, you never know what you might see in the puppet world. Herb teas and silver water.
Village: Gigsville

Hometown: Oroville, CA
Contact: bubblefun(at)aol(dot)com

The Pyermid of Ra
The pyermid of Ra is a place to worship the sun god Ra. Come hear his music at night.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Contact: funkeydady(at)aol(dot)com

Three years and running! The PYROMID returns to the Black Rock in all its glory. With a new shimmering silver skin and packed with pyrotechnics, the Pyromid will be a spectacular beacon in Black Rock City and eventually a glorious blazing pyre on the playa. Don't miss Sunday's procession when the Pyromid is levitated to its sacrificial place. After the big burning of theMan, the Pyromid will be ignited. Caution is advised.

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


Rabbit Hole
Come in and inform, perform, astound or lounge. Everybody wins and all must have prizes. So, drink this or it's of with your head at High Tea with Alice and the Hatter at the Hole.

Contact: burtsboss(at)earthlink(dot)net

Reading Room
Come in out of the sun and relax. Pick out a book, relax and read, if you like it take it with you.

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Contact: jonnyj(at)webtv(dot)net

Reno Housewives
The Reno Housewives return to Burning Man again this year, bringing with us obnoxious clothing, cocktails, our ever-growing collection of refrigerator magnets, and local tips about visiting the Biggest Little City in the World. This year, we are also inaugurating the "Russ Berrie Timeless Temple of Wuv" - come spin a "Wuv" prayer wheel and light a candle for the one you wuv!

Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: frank(at)drbombay.reno.nv(dot)us

Reverence is a state of mind, a condition of the heart and soul -- where all are welcome. Assuage the heat with our UV protected chill beats. Smolder in FUEGO Samba, Salsa and other sunbaked Afro beats. Other events such as... ABDUCTION SEDUCTION and AQUA~NET will be posted. When the flag is up we will be chillinlovinplayin&swayin.

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Contact: Colben(at)PacBell(dot)net

Rhthymic Imagination Camp
Our purpose is to stimulate one's imagination of sight and sound while seeking a cure for arrhythmia; lack of rhythm. Instruments of known & unknown origin will be provided and amplified through our sound system. Sight see from our scaffolding tower, and indulge yourself nightly with plenty of eye candy.
Village: Boom Town

Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: shmoe_nameless(at)hotmail(dot)com


S & M (Swap & Meet)
Bring your clothes, costumes, junk/art and swap for ours. Swap ideas in our bar. The Official Swap Meet of Black Rock City.

Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
Contact: Darryl_Krieghoff(at)baxter(dot)com

S.C.A.N. (Society For the Creation of Anarchic Noise)
By night experiments in automated sonic creations, by day mild mannered drunkards and witty banterers.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: xeno23(at)nsccux.sccd.ctc(dot)edu

Safer Sex Camp
Safer Sex Camp distributes and makes available to drop-ins safer sex supplies packaged in a safer sex kit - Never Leave Camp Without One. Distributors needed - all genders and orientations. Help out - Hand out safer sex kits.

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

Sandpainting Camp
Paint the Playa with coloured sands and artistic vision! Sandpainting Camp will provide all the materials for sandplay and shamanic creation in our camp's sacred space, or get in touch with us and ask and the Priesthood of the Sands bring Sandala materials out to YOUR location!

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
Contact: wolfinblack(at)pagan(dot)net

Section 51
Section 51 is coming in 1999! Join us in protecting our city against hostile entities traveling through "Timegates". Get DNA tested in our Bio-Med Lab, Train to be an Agent, Travel through our "Timegate" (with proper security clearance), or just learn about our Time Displacement capabilities.

Hometown: Sparks, NV
Contact: security(at)section51(dot)com

Shakti Sisters of Ganapati
The Shakti Sisters of Ganapati (with help from Ganesh) will be focusing their formidable energies on removing obstacles within and without--come join us in our attempts! As vehicles for change we use and welcome the various tools of music, intellect/reason, performance, muscle/force, meditation, rhythm, gentle persuasion and unstoppable pure intent.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: vhowell(at)cornerstone(dot)com

The Sheikdom
The sheikdom is a place for serious playa gazing in the shade, the hammocks or in the am by the playa side. Join us for an evening of drumming, belly dancing, fireplay and Middle Eastern treats in the blue light district at sunset on Thuresday night.

Contact: brownstein(at)stellarsoft(dot)com

Skate Camp
Inlineskate camp is for people wishing to use skates to get around camp. We will have as many skates on hand as we can find and whose owners would not be terribly upset if they were not brought back. But please do bring them back since they are great for cleaning up on afterwards. Special Friday Night Skate and Windy Day Kite Skates will be held.

Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Contact: social(at)inlineskate(dot)com

Sleazy Speakeasy
The Sleazy Speakeasy will be a small staged non-amplified establishment in Gigsville for those with a vice for inebriation and a passion for any entertaining act or performance.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: sleazy(at)gigsville(dot)org

Soup Advisory Board
Is Indentured Servitude For You? Discover how you can experience personal growth through the willingness to surrender or be surrendered to... Our friendly, professional staff will guide you through presentations, workshops, one-on-one counseling, seminars, groups, and, above all, limited and extensive participatory exercises in the indentured servitude power paradigm. If you are a theme camp or village in need of personpower or a newcomer / nominal-participator drop by our Center Camp pavilion to find out more, or look for our daily, mobile inductions and auctions.

Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Contact: sylvia(at)slip(dot)net

Space Cowboy World
The cowgirls and cowboys are back from the future to review the concept of TIME. Travel the playa on the chariot train to the edge of the wild west. Stop in time at 9:59 URANUS. Put on your best duds, to experience the Space Cowboy Lounge where we barter, trade, howl, laugh, dance and share galactic cocktails and much, much more. Bring a bottle, a twelve-pack or a bag or two of ice to make your lounge hours cool and let your travel through time reach warp speed. Yes, even you can leave earth and end up on URANUS.

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

Space Vikings
Danger Earth Humans! Space Vikings come to enslave you! Quake in fear as they ineptly and drunkenly try to conquer your beloved Earth, and serve up some pretty tasty drinks too. Gasp as humans battle for their lives in the arena for the amusement of the mighty Space Vikings.

Hometown: Ontario, Canada
Contact: bpringle(at)wwonline(dot)com

Space Virgin
"Regain the Sprit of your Virginity" at the new & improved "Sacred Shrine of the Space Virgin". A Black Rock Public Service. A 24 hour self service sensual spiritual para-course of self discovery and purification. Upon completion of course Certificates will be issued, bodies stamped and Passports processed. Bring empty 1 gallon plastic bottles for the growing and living "Cellular virg-a-zoa".

Hometown: Bellevue, WA
URL: thunder.prohosting.com/~svirgin
Contact: kelkph3(at)aol(dot)com

Imagine George Jetson crashing his hovercar onto the set of Barbarella as Napoleon Solo saunters past and Emma Peal stands on the sidelines tossing off witty one-liners. Imagine a world of endless TANG and robot weavers that churn out limitless bolts of Sabre-tooth cat fur to tinny lounge muzac piped through cheeep speakers. It's a collision of cheesy 60's Bondesquery and 50's soooper-future. It's Spacelounge!!!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.spacelounge.com
Contact: adama(at)burningman(dot)com

Spanky's Fantasy Island
Smiles, smiles everyone. Welcome to... uhhh, Burning Man. Come watch Herve Villechaize older, wiser, and taller brother Spanky and his crew work their Island magic to make your fantasy come true. Enjoy a frutiy tropical cocktail while you wait, but be wary of what you wish for... You just might get it.
Village: The Blue Light District 3.0

Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
URL: www.thebeginning.net/fantasyisland
Contact: fantasy(at)thebeginning(dot)net

Spectator Camp
All rules are meant to be broken why not "Participants only no spectators"? Besides were not all as talented and creative as some. Bring your chair, binoculars and cameras for some serious spectating!

Contact: ed-eye(at)webtv(dot)net

Spiral Oasis
Sleep and we shall soothe you, calm you and anoint you, myrrh for your hot foreheads; oh, then you'll feel, everything's alright, yes, everything's fine. And it's cool and the ointment's sweet, for the fire in your head and feet; close your eyes, close your eyes and relax, think of nothing tonight.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: spiraloasis.org
Contact: rachel(at)computerwire(dot)com

Spinner's Post Apocalyptic Bar and Grill
Set in the aftermath of some terrible tragedy a bar opens up in the Black Rock desert. Hundreds of pillows provide seating comfort. Spinner himself will be there to greet patrons, and negotiate goods and services. Master Masseuse Seth will have his own tent to provide physical relaxation from the harsh desert wastes.

Hometown: Temple City, CA
Contact: spinwhip(at)earthlink(dot)net

Spock Mountain Research Labs
Jed Sanders and his band of cyberbilly hyperscientists bring down-home SCIENCE to the Playa. Come to our spacious porch and enjoy Hyperwhiskey and other fruits of beverage research and leisure technology.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.pigdog.org
Contact: mr.bad(at)pigdog(dot)org

The Sporocite brings Body Beautification to Burning Man for the third year. This year, check out our Human Spin-Art paintwheel!

Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Contact: danalynnh(at)aol(dot)com

Star Baby, Ohm, and Spacechild
Bringing music and dance into the twentyfirst century.

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

StarLust Lounge
Once again the Alien Mac Daddys are back on the Playa. Bring your baubles, beads and bodies to see what you can barter for. We have Centaurean Tequila, Galaxy Paints and the Cryptic Clipper to entice you as well as a new Gilded Pole and Musical Couch. Uncover your hidden self.

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA
Contact: harlen_mallis(at)broder(dot)com

Studio Duk-Duk
A functioning ceramic Raku site with hand-made and participant finished tokens, bobbles and charms which provides a base camp for our Papua New Guinea inspired Duk-Duk Performance Artists.

Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
Contact: ligtningbolt(at)neteze(dot)com

Suburbanville USA
A nice quite place where you can raise a family and the unemployment and the crime rate are low, a place where the schools are good and the Astroturf is green year round. Bring your lawn chair and your pink flamingo's, your lawn and a white picket fence. Come on over and borrow some power tools and stay for some ice tea.

Hometown: Hollywood, CA
Contact: andros(at)access1(dot)net

Leave the dust behind and go blind in a hermetically sealed environment. A boy in a nightie and a girl in parade outfit together create the most consensual of portrait studio enviroments. If you like the way you look and the people you are with please document your love of life with us.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.supersnail.com
Contact: julian(at)supersnail(dot)com


Come feel the power in the T's Through Time pyramid built out of historic T-shirts. Each and every shirt has a story to tell, places it's been, breast and chests it's covered. Trade-in's encouraged. Practice your putts on our lifelike Tee Time putting green, or enjoy a cup of tea while you get a free brand or a henna tattoo at the Tea Time Tattoo Parlor.

Hometown: Boulder, CO
Contact: hollabl(at)storagetek(dot)com

Tactile Appreciation Zoo
Visit our infamous timemindspace petting zoo, where all manner of fleecy exotic creatures await your sensory delight. Adventurous visitors so inspired will even have a chance to join the flock of the felt...

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: jasonst(at)nwlink(dot)com

Talk Show Camp Show
Talk Show Camp Show is back and burning at both ends. Aboard Pepper's Motorized Living Room we will shoot a multi-camera talk show then project it on a big screen TV at night!

Hometown: Van Nuys, CA
Contact: weirdam(at)pacbell(dot)net

Tartarusean Sanctuary
The Tartarusean sanctuary a site of nomadic pilgrimage sacralizing unknowing. Nocturnal communals, daytime barter market, fakirs, merchants, beggars...

Hometown: Pleasant Hill, CA
Contact: branscom(at)webtv(dot)net

"The Force will be strong at Burning Man this year." Tattoine brings to life the desert home of the Skywalkers. DJs will spin galactic tunes, live funk from Moustachio will help get yer groove thang out. Come hang with the Disco Jedi and slurp on a Lando Smoovie at the Cantina. Pod Race (open to anyone with a pod) on Friday (see events).

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: kylen(at)fog(dot)com

TCHKUNG, Post-World Industries Outpost
Apocalypse devotees please attend Molotov cocktail instructional range and riot simulator. Hear recordings made on the streets of North Africa and South Asia and live music at times.

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

Technomania Circus
neotribalindustrialtechno -- Live drum oriented music with illuminated dancers, trapeze/web act, twirling guitars, mannequin and whatever the hell pops up from now 'til then.

Contact: harrybra(at)pacbell(dot)net

Temple of Atonement
The Temple of Atonement welcomes all pilgrims in search of spiritual cleansing and emotional rebirth. Purge your soul of karmic debts by sacrificing your body on our Altar.

Hometown: Columbus, OH
URL: www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Barracks/3969/TOA1.html
Contact: pellinore(at)technologist(dot)com

Temple of the Attenuated Wave
Satellite dish with sound light scapes.

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Contact: xounds(at)earthlink(dot)net

Temple of the Burning Question
The Temple of the Burning question is a sanctuary to those who have challenged conventional wisdom, and sought answers to their own *burning question*. Your burning questions may be scribed on the Scroll of the Burning Question which will be ceremoniously burned on Saturday to release the questions into the cosmos.
Village: HAmlet

Hometown: Richardson, TX
Contact: lkloden(at)netscape(dot)net

Temple of Godys
The Temple of Godys offers woman-positive fun for Goddesses of all types. Yoni painting, tribal drum night, free chai and exceptional hostesses.

Hometown: Pacifica, CA
Contact: Godys(at)godys(dot)com

Temple of the Great Outdoors
Welcome to the Temple of the Great Outdoors! Join us as we pay tribute to our almighty Mother Earth.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: hocuspocus(at)msn(dot)com

Temple of Ishtar
We are re-creating an actual, operating Babylonian Temple of Ishtar. Priestesses in the Temple will serve and initiate worshippers of the Goddess Ishtar as was done 5000 years ago.

Hometown: Corte Madera, CA
URL: www.ishtartemple.org
Contact: glenn(at)ishtartemple(dot)org

The Temple of Liquefied Petroleum
What would Burning Man be without our precious Liquefied Petroleum? Our camp will give thanks for all the prehistoric life forms that made the ultimate sacrifice to allow us big time flamage, and we will have much to burn as well.

Hometown: Boise, ID
Contact: dymax(at)bigfoot(dot)com

Temple of Timelesssness
We are all trapped in the illusion called "time". "time devils" have put a spell on humanity which blinds us to the possibilities of timelessness. If you can outsmart these devils you can reach the temple of timelessness, and say a prayer to the time angels, you may find a place where time stands still.

Hometown: Ojai, CA
Contact: IguanaPWR(at)aol(dot)com

Temple of WaterBoy 2.0
A fully interactive SCUBA diver/oricle, offering blessings of h20, water games, and more. Share the Moisture!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.falsegods.com
Contact: waterboy(at)falsegods(dot)com

Tempus Fukit
Come visit us in Disturbia.

Hometown: Denver, CO
Contact: hey-jude(at)netherworld(dot)com

Tesla Coil
Development of large scale lightening facility.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: jon(at)formandreform(dot)com

Tethered Aviation, Floating City
In a temporary community we have a need for temporary art billboards, kites' ie: tethered aviation is the answer. With kites and buggies being more popular than ever on the playa a corral for this activity is our new vision for a "floating city".

Hometown: Inverness, CA
Contact: hasakite(at)nbn(dot)com

TheJyna Camp!
TheJyna Camp invites your to expose yourself! We are a temple dedicated to that precious flower of the desert--TheJyna! Located near bianca's, we invite you to stop by and take a creative, close-up, self-photo (polaroid) of your genitalia--to be anonymously and publicly displayed at our camp. All are welcome to praise and make personal offerings to TheJyna tree. Or, if you prefer, you can pay homage to TheJyna's kindered spirits, PeckerPlant and ButtholeBush. We're sure you'll find what you are looking for... and with our new Scratch-'n-Sniff process, your senses will be delighted! Also be on the lookout for "JynaMan"--our roving field reporter dedicated to bringing you first-hand accounts of his experiences with theJyna's of the playa.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: deanwolf(at)mindspring(dot)com

Thermal Shock Camp
Thermal Shock continues for its fourth year on The Playa and is not necessarily just a 'Ranger Camp'. We welcome Artist, Burners, and anyone who wishes to join our group to party, hang out, and PARTICIPATE in a cooling welcome respite for everyone from the HEAT!

Contact: annaduffy(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Roach Camp
Camp luxotica is getting "cockrotchety" this year. Lift your guzzlers to the sky and let the Tequila princess warrior's quench your thirst, while scurrying giant cockroaches lead you to the burn!

Hometown: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Contact: luxotica99(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thrash Camp
Sunrise punk, noise & hardcore performances, firedancers, 1/2 pipe ramp, P.A. and stage, and the spontaneous conversion to "Quiet Camp".

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: jrv-ii(at)pacbell(dot)net

Through the Time Tunnel
Journeying from the future via The Time Tunnel, synthesist Randy Walters performs for the denizens of Burning Man at the dawn of the new millennium.

Hometown: Bristol, RI
URL: worldpeace.com
Contact: randy(at)worldpeace(dot)com

Tiki Fest
Return to a time when Tiki Bars dot the California coast, the Surf is up, and Disneyland is a new concept. It is the early 60's when exotica is hip, everyone knows how to limbo, and tall, strong drinks beckon with umbrellas and Tiki Gods. Lounge in the Tiki Fest Bar or re-live Disneyland Past.

Hometown: Austin, TX
URL: www.tikifest.com
Contact: tikifest(at)austin.rr(dot)com

The Time Tunnel Project (Project Tic Toc)
The Time Tunnel (Project Tic Toc) has arrived, to dazzle your senses and transport you through time. Listen to, and participate in unique performances while you blow your mind traveling through time and space with us.

Hometown: Folsom, CA
Contact: donsyrek(at)ix.netcom(dot)com

Timely Tarot
Aerialists whose arcane movements flutter the cosmos with their breaths. Enacting for all the archetypal symbology of the tarot divine, reduced to the very kernels of wisdom originally intended to pop off the trampoline of life!

Hometown: El Cerrito, CA
Contact: aryana(at)surfree(dot)com

Tomales Bay Explorers Club
The Tomales Bay Explorers Club presents... Flying Dinosaurs! Trapped in a world they never made... the land that TIME forgot... the Playa is the Playground of The Giants!

Hometown: Point Reyes Station, CA
Contact: bobstahl(at)sirius(dot)com

Tortoise! Camp
Domain of The Sacred Tortoises of Perception, nomads of chaos, a lineage that spans time and space, navigating chaos with grace and majesty. We, the ancients, the eternals, invite all Black Rock citizens to step into Tortoise!Time and enjoy Tortoise!Time Theatre (nightly), do the Tortoise!Tumble (daily), and keep your ears open for The Tortoise!Time Project (at venues and radio stations around Black Rock City). Chant with us now, brothers and sisters... Tohrrr-tuss!

Contact: shamanbliss(at)yahoo(dot)com

TOTEM: Temple of the Eternal Mysteries
Our theme is personal transformation through ecstatic experience. In keeping with this theme, we are throwing a week-long party for 20,000 of our hottest friends, in air-conditioned comfort -- and we want you to join us!

Hometown: Westford, MA
Contact: nichols(at)bose(dot)com

Tower of Power
A psychedelic trip to the stars high above the dusty playa. Come hang out and enjoy the view with your new friends.

Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
Contact: motofab(at)fusiontechnology(dot)com

The Transcendental Realm
...featuring the Cosmic Love Temple and Tiki Mist Lounge
Need a break from the Wheel of Time? Transcendence is always available...

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA
Contact: stayton(at)sonic(dot)net

Tribal Thunder Camp
Inspired carpenter builds many huge drums out of PVC and raw hide. All invited to come beat the hell out of them.

Hometown: Martinez, CA
Contact: toddtool(at)netvista(dot)net

Tribe of Hammockia
Come let your mind, body, feet and soul be rested and relaxed with the Tribe of Hammockia. We shall woo you with hammocks in the shade, delicious morsels and vital fluids, time checks, Ministry of Statistics surveys, our Brownie Troop, plus foot baths, massage and lotion for those tired, dry feet (water donations for washing welcome).

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

Twentieth Century Death Camp
"The only good 1900 year is a dead 1900 year." Twentieth Century Death Camp hosts the genocide of the 1900's.

Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Contact: sandoren(at)att(dot)net


U-Hurl/Ingenium Diaballein
U-Hurl/Ingenium Diaballein returns to the playa, ready to hurl your favorite objects across the desert. Bring over that spare watermelon, and let the trebuchet (a form of catapult) cast it free (at least temporarily) of the surly bonds of gravity.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: ted.hullar(at)bigfoot(dot)com

Undersea Octopi of the Coastal Kelp Forest
Camp Undersea Octopi of the Ancient Coastal Kelp Forest invites you to explore the beauty of the coastal shelf and encounter the Great Octopus. In the great migration from the land to the sea the Octopi's post-human mythic friends have not forgotten how to entertain land-lubbers with games and sweet ocean fruits.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: daniel.james(at)sierra(dot)com

Up With People
Enjoy free lemonade and aspirin at our oasis of can-do camaraderie. Every evening at sunset, people of goodwill can join us for a hootenanny of toe-tapping folk music and life-sustaining marshmallow treats.

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Contact: joewill(at)postnet(dot)com


VW Bus Camp
Welcome all air and water-cooled nomadic bus gypsys' to our concentric crop circle of fun. Join our Phamily in the all new Bus Camp Lounge as we Burn together with peace, love and buses.

Hometown: Orange, CA
URL: www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Freeway/5269/vwcamp1.html
Contact: Rons_bus(at)webtv(dot)net

The Village Printer
Enjoy the tactile pleasure of Printing! Join in creating your playa cards on a 1930's printing press. And have your new playa address in print!!!

Hometown: New York, NY
Contact: ladymerv(at)netscape(dot)net

Viridian Theme Camp
Please read www.bespoke.org/viridian/, notes 1,2,3. These essays by Bruce Sterling explain our movement better than I could.

Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Contact: catnhat(at)dnai(dot)com

Vortile Whorled
Where Alice in Wonderland meets Willie Wonka.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: juliaw(at)methodologie(dot)com


Warm Fuzzies
Everyone needs Warm Fuzzies!! Take one, Give one, Share one, Keep one!! Come visit Gigsville and get your very own Fuzzy.
Village: Gigsville

Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA
Contact: CaptnELF(at)aol(dot)com

Warm Fuzzy
Warm Fuzzy camp is back, we'll have a menu of warm fuzzy things (compliments, hugs, gold stars, body paints) for you to pick from. Just come by when you need some warm fuzzys to brighten up your day.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: home.earthlink.net/~karinaoc/burn98/warm.htm
Contact: karinaoc(at)earthlink(dot)net

Wet Paint Camp
Wet paint camp, wet paint camp, you can paint yourself blue, you can paint yourself red. You can paint on our canvas, those thoughts in your head.

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

What Time Is It, Anyway? Camp
Past, Present, Future. We will have the answers, and the questions. At any given time it may be time for cocktails, pinatas, backrubs, footrubs, rub-a-dubs, body painting, spin the donkey on the tail, or whatever we feel like doing at the time. Time will tell.

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: yanmanoo(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wheel of Misfortune
PetermanDotOrg proudly presents The Wheel of Misfortune: America's favorite syndicated game show, with a decidedly Burning Man twist. Instead of landing on "Lose a Turn", you might land on "Get a Wedgie." And just wait until you see the phrases on the big board! Show times will be prominently posted.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Contact: david(at)peterman(dot)org

White Trash-A-Go-Go
THE camp for scintillating conversation about NASCAR and big-time wrestling. Mini-Marshmallow casserole, old copies of Hustler and that 'Nilla wafer/banana pudding crap available upon request. An all-night 'bluegrass only' rave Thursday night. Free beer if you are Barbara Mandrell. And a 25-foot "Wham-O Slip-N-Slide" coated with Wesson Oil. This is Young Country, you old sonofabitch!

Contact: bluegrassrave(at)patrickmcavoy(dot)org

Whore of Babalon Gnostic Temple & Titty Bar
The Bavarian Illuminati Motorcycle Cabal invites you to achieve Gnosis through Eros by exalting the Exhibitionist/Voyeur within you. Within this Temple, showing off and feasting your eyes are acts of worship, not shame, because every body is sexy, beautiful, and thus Divine. Temple/Bar opens with Midnight Mass WotansDay and ThorsDay nights, followed by libations and gyrations, rituals and initiations throughout the wee hours.

Hometown: Monroe, WA
Contact: marxaos(at)earthlink(dot)net

The Woo-Woo Field
Cosmic woo-woo is running low! We will erect a large copper pyramid and enhance its power with sensory stimuli aimed at focusing and disseminating cosmic woo-woo to all participants and the world at large. Step into the Woo-Woo field... feel the love.

Hometown: Hollywood, CA
Contact: theox(at)earthlink(dot)net


X-goth intends itself as a camp of goths who love feeling depressed and lonely whilst still wearing glitter and listening to music of happy nature. We will dress according to the dictates of goth culture even in the expanse of the lonely and forsaken desert.

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA
Contact: amity(at)imaginationunlimited(dot)net

Amongst the illusional phenom known as Black Rock City, emanates an unfamiliar apparition looming through perpetual mists of cloud forest and concealed deep within the glow woods, a pyramidal eidolon is rediscovered within a ravenous jungle that is known a Xara-its saga and aspirations shrouded with mystification. Partake in archeological digs; witness the dawning of the great chamber; unbend on lawns beneath the dappled canopy of lush verdant surroundings and succumb to the enchantments that are all around you. The lands of Xara will seduce adventurers as these concealment's are revealed from a past lost to time...

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Contact: flamedduck(at)aol(dot)com


Dance around the claypole. Make a Peace Chain Reaction and drink the lawn.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA
URL: www.well.com/www/joepeace
Contact: joepeace(at)well(dot)com

The Y2Knot
Arrange a rope of words long enough to hang yourself with the "The Y2Knot".

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

Yo' Mamma's Camp
Brought to you by the Wingnut Cabaret, Yo' Mamma's Camp is an adventure in the exploitation of urban culture. An oversized, chunky, cartoonesque porch will house tasty eats and trip-hop beats.

Hometown: Redmond, WA
Contact: howjor22(at)evergreen(dot)edu

We are the link between the Wild, Mild West and the Wild Blue Yonder with a dose of a Trailer Camp awaiting a tornado. Trespassers should watch for low-flying rockets and water cannon-fire.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: barely(at)aol(dot)com

You're Soaking In It!
Kitty, Bunny, and Bambi Lamb invite you to take a trip back to the 50's to their astroturf garden of yard art and they'll return you to the present complete with a shiny new coat of glamorous paint on your fingernails.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: sclark(at)wisemangroup(dot)com


Z Society
Worship the Zed, the infinity, the Gods and Goddesses of Time... past, present and future. Relax and bask under their glow; partake of their sacrament amd be transformed for all time.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: o_man(at)email(dot)com

Zagmianda Sideshow
Open invitation to all Carnival/Sideshow performers and freaks to join us at THE LIVE EXHIBIT... see, 'The Bearded Lady', 'The Floating Sphere Of Wonders', auto-cannibals, the carney band-LOWBROW... and much more...

Hometown: Houston, TX
Contact: zagmianda(at)webtv(dot)net

Zoner-hill is a place for worldwide "zoners" to gather their marbles on the playa. Blah... blah... blah... see you on the hill!

Contact: pbraga(at)cruzio(dot)com

1999 Villages

The Blue Light District 3.0
Middle North (Loud)
Our oldest official village. The Blue Light District has been at Burning Man since 1997, and ever since they've been building their community on the playa, over an e-mail list, and through numerous mid-year events to provide a supportive, entertaining, loving, playing, dancing, singing, guffawing, ridiculous home for all types of friends. You will find BLD members to be a welcoming bunch of rugged individualists, comprised of BM "veterans" and "newbies" of all types. Based in San Francisco, CA

Contact: Sculpto105(at)aol(dot)com

Boom Town
Far North (Loud)
Our latest and final Village on the far loud side of the playa will be a techno collective. They are about spreading love, creativity, happiness, and education through electronic music. We are bringing major music artists from around the world to participate for the first time in Burning Man, and to play their music for whoever wishes to listen.

They wish to establish a camp where people interested in electronic music can camp together and share stories, meet new friends, and explore creative music avenues together.

URL: www.thump-radio.com
Contact: boomtwn(at)excite(dot)com

Middle South (Quiet)
After last years success, Gigsville is ready to reign again. They have theme camps (Temple of Atonement, Gift Camp, Camp Skynyrd, The Delightful Paintbrush, Sandalla, Dish Camp, Pole Camp, Camp Digital, The Last Outpost, Storm from the East, Prom Camp), Interactive Art (Gateways, Dancing Gig-men, a Good Vibes VooDoo Doll), Public Games (Black Rock Electrical Parade, Gigsville Drag Races, He-man competition (to contrast), Radio Controlled Demolition Derby, Community potluck dinner, Homecoming Dance) and more! Based in Anaheim, CA

URL: www.gigsville.org
Contact: jimk(at)hitchhiker(dot)com

Far South (Quiet)
Celebrating the diversity of the two genders. Named after HA, the man/woman figure burned at Burning Flipside (an Austin based Burning Man event), it represents the union of opposites, community built out of individuality. A community of Texas burners invites you to join our vision with art, projects, and participation.

HAmlet is ideally suited for individuals, first time Burning Man participants, vetrans and theme camps looking to make a substantive contribution to a larger community within Black Rock City. Based in Austin, TX

Contact: prost(at)justamonkey(dot)net