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2004 THEME CAMPS AND VILLAGES

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

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Madame Dante's Psychic Salon
Madame Dante will change your life.
Clairvoyants, palm readers, wisdom.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: stuff (at) suchascream (dot) net

Marauder
Marauder camp brings you, the infamous Marauder, mutant vehicle created by a team of New York Art Stars. We will be at BRC for the third consecutive year, giving the notorious art tours for which we have received so much acclaim. You too can ride in the most dangerous art car on the playa that spits fire and dances. We have a limited amount of space in the vehicle and there will be sign up sheet for advance reservations if necessary.

The Vehicle is designed is a manner to allow seating and standing with an over heard grip bar that is the spine of the creature similar to a NY city subway car with open air 360 degree viewing. A signboard will be posted out in front of Camp Marauder, which will be in Asylum Village. We like to shower and eat just before sundown, so dont bother us then. If you like to work on vehicles or think you might, come on by as we can always use an extra hand. We will also be giving an occasional lecture or workshop on vehicle mechanics. Secret Hint: For those of you entering the Miss BRC pageant, auto mechanic aptitude will be an important part of the preliminaries so now is the time to get that gear head running.

Tours will be periodically given through out the day and evenings. We intend to give participants a unique perspective of the Black Rock City and it's citizens. We will explore the hows and whys of the city that does not sleep from the perspective of jaded New Yorkers. Expect scathing reviews, historical perspectives, delicious critiques, sarcastic wit, some good humor and the dirty bits. Feel free to tag along if you are lucky enough to have your own transportation, such as a bike. We move slowly so you should be able to keep up. People will be given preference if they are pregnant, disabled or injured.

We have mechanics, guides, drivers and safety personnel on hand to enhance your experience and we do expect participation. We can use some more help so come on by the camp to help out especially if you have want to assist with the tours as a guide or safety personel. Artists with work on site are welcome to hop aboard and give a presentation when we come by.

This is not a Taxi Cab service but we have been known to make special trips to pick up people under certain circumstances, like broken leg.

AND DON'T FORGET OUR GIFT. Oh yeah, free rides to the medical tent.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
URL: home.earthlink.net/~taraball
Contact: taraball (at) earthlink (dot) net

Massage Confessional & Diyafa
The shaman Gecko returns to the playa to liberate the mind. Make your pilgrimage and release your internal disturbances while receiving a relaxing aloe massage in a cool, shaded space. While waiting, step inside Diyafa, a haven for weary travelers. Enjoy hot coffee, cool tea and impromptu raks sharqi and drumming performances. Hospitality offered to all visitors. Located at Shangri-La Village.

Massage Confessional: 2-5pm, Tue-Sat
Diyafa: Anytime

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Contact: jason (at) crispyneurons (dot) com

Maui Yumtribe
Maui Yumtribe camp unites the world's most delicious dakinis and demigods into a super-conscious collaboration of creative energy. Focusing on live foods, yoga, meditation, community building, and hemp legalization, the Maui Yumtribe crew will spread artistic awareness and bubbly bliss to all the Playa fairies and freaks. Some of the organizers of the Yumtribe will be returning from a three-month tour of Europes hottest festivals, in collaboration with the Raw Temple crew (rawtemple.org), the Green Goddess family (greengoddess.info), and the Enlightening Film Corporation (enlightening-films.com). Ignited by island mana and sparked with international inspiration, our tribe is going off the hook to make this years Burn a luscious and luxurious experience. Our camp will feature a throbbing sound system radiating basswaves of enlightening psytrance and naughty breakbeats; a full live foods kitchen serving up a raw gourmet meal every day; a languid tropical lounge; and a healing zone for shamanic clearings, chakra healing, and therapeutic massage. Firedancers from Mama Maui and the rest of Planet Earth will congregate daily for pyroritual and fire alchemy. If youre coming from Maui or just an islander at heart, contact us and contribute your goodness to our mission. See you on the Playa!!!

Hometown: Haiku, HI
URL: www.greengoddess.info
Contact: amandameowmeow (at) yahoo (dot) com

MedCamp
MedCamp is a camp designed for the volunteers, friends and families who volunteer for the BurningMan Emergency Services Department (Medical, Fire, Communications, Mental Health). We will be arranging community meals, a community shower, community shade, and the volunteers will have 24-hour access to Branch Chiefs, schedules and ESD resources.

Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Contact: seth_schrenzel (at) burningman (dot) com

Mellow Mountain
UberCamp

Hometown: Mountain View, CA
Contact: jwatney (at) hotmail (dot) com

Militant Love Warriors
The Militant Love Warriors is a theme camp with dedication to our theme of LOVE, therefore, our camp color is pink, look for us in one of our pink cars! This is our second year on the playa, last year was an enourmous success. With the addition of a 2nd art car and a party dome, we plan on bringing it up a notch or two this time around. We will be throwing day/evening parties with several dj's well known to the SanFrancisco, Portland and Salt Lake City areas... we will gladly accept walk-in dj's as well.

Hometown: Park City, UT
Contact: jonl (at) skyware (dot) net

Mind Shaft Society
The Mind Shaft Society is a conceptual, hallucinatory collaboration of artistically oriented pseudo-scientists utilizing anthropology, astronomy, archaeology and chemistry to embark on extraterrestrial expeditions.

Concurrent with the 2004 Burning Man theme, Vault of Heaven, the Mind Shaft Society is in Search of The Cosmic Giggle.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.arewereally.com/mindshaftsociety.html
Contact: really (at) arewereally (dot) com

Ministry of Statistics
Do you wonder what your fellow Burners are REALLY like? Visit the incessantly cute and scientifically accurate Ministry of Statistics to find out. Take a break from the heat and help us collect this year's data!

Hometown: Portland, OR
URL: www.ministryofstatistics.org
Contact: blueberr (at) subtend (dot) net

Miss Black Rock City Headquarters
Calling Miss Texas and Miss New York! Calling Miss Disorient, Miss Thunderdome, Miss TOA, and Miss HOTD!

Its time to take beauty out of the hands of corporate America and back into the eyes of the beholder. At the 2004 Burning Man, Asylum and Disorient will hold the First Annual Miss Black Rock City Beauty Pageant. Participation in the preliminaries at Asylum is open to all men and women, all sexual preferences or identities, all theme camps, villages, tribes and tents! Ten finalists move on to the main pageant event on Friday afternoon at Disorient!

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
URL: www.missblackrockcity.com
Contact: stacycats (at) nyc (dot) com

Mohammeds Mini Martini and Erotica
Mohammeds Mini Martini Camp has the coolest martinis and the hottest erotica on the playa. Come savor a teeth numbingly cool martini while perusing "Scheherezades Tale of 1001 Erotic Nights" written by YOU,the sexy burner. Inside this ancient tome we have the true stories of the erotic encounters at Burning Man. Come lay on our seductive poofs and pillows and read about"The Nun and the Pizza Delivery Boy",or "The Frenchman by the Fire" or better yet write your own true story about getting laid at BurningMan. No story will be rejected for being too lame or implausible. So dredge up those deep dark secrets and head over to Mohammeds for a nice cool stiff one. We are open most hours and closed most hours but when the sun is as high as a camels bum we will probably be shaking our martini thing.

Hometown: Incline Village, NV
Contact: tilt (at) earthlink (dot) net

Monkey Puzzle
Heal your weary Playa souls in rhythmic step with the good folks of the Monkey Puzzle tribe. Stretch your limbs amongst celestial themes of the illustrious Monkey Dome, then jig over to the mighty Amphitheater and shake your new found tails like monkey rock stars. POWER UP!

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

Monkey vs Robot
Monkey vs RobotThe feud between the monkey and robot stretches back so far that neither of them can recall how it started. Somewhat clearer are the reasons why the battle continues: The monkey and robot see themselves as counterposed enemies, destined to be in an eternal struggle over the soul of humanity. The permanence of the fight figures prominently in their philosophy, and they believe it will only end when the world does.

The monkey looks at the robot and sees a soulless automaton, disconnected from nature, emotion, and hedonistic pleasures. It deals in inscrutable formulas that keep it repressed and divorced from the honest world of existence. The robot looks at the monkey and sees a base, simple beast, unable to transcend its roots and progress. It is obsessed with biological function and the past, barred from abstract thought and the deeper life that comes with it.

Take a deep breath and look inside yourself... Who are you at your core? Do you identify with the primal, artistic, and traditional - the Monkey? Or are you analytical, technological and in the pursuit of innovation - the Robot? The realization should come quickly. Take a moment to recognize this center of your Being. Be prepared to represent it in all it's beauty side by side with your fellow creatures. For you, and everyone at Burning Man, will be banding against the enemy team in a week-long series of games for control over Black Rock City, the key to gain supremancy over the MultiDimensional Universe.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: stephen (at) false-profit (dot) com

Moons of Mongo
At long last Burning Man has succumbed to our cosmic influence! The Vault of Heaven awaits our third playa landing. Once again, our Mothership brings you Bicycle Laser Tag at every setting of your earth's sun; nightly samplings from our consumable liquid science bar, Ming's; tutelage in creating your own space tiara, antennae or other stellar accessories; a spectacular evening celebration of your own planets' space dance music, featuring a selection of Mongo approved earth "D.J.'s"; and, as always, our quest for data collection continues through our roving expeditions, probing and scientific experiments.

Our Mothership is fully equipped with the necessary blinking consoles and intimidating instruments, and sparkly costuming for a complete interplanetary experience. If your puny earth body finds our scientific beverages and data collection processes strenuous, you will be permitted to rejuvenate in our sister pleasure moon Cythera.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: pokie_dot (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mootopia
Moooo - welcome to Mootopia - a haven for your tired hooves - rest in our pasture of pleasure - graze upon some healthy grass / food - let our soulful music ring your cow bell- come and have your utters milked at Mootopia!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: dlandis007 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Muppetville
Muppetville - Come to the Muppetville command center... FLY the giant ship, see pigs in space, refuel at the docking station, be a muppet. Or just play one of the really big games. yay.

Hometown: Portland, OR
Contact: mcfarland43 (at) hotmail (dot) com

MYSDOM Glow Puppet Theatre
Another world of giant beast, silly creatures and beautiful beings all under a blacklit sky. Our theatre is a one of a kind event for all using large costumed dancers, marrionette puppets, engineered sound, interactive audience participation forum and incredible floresent enclousure, come see, come join, come alive.

Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Contact: bryan (at) imaginaryartstudios (dot) com

Mystik Krewe of the Man
Who builds the Man? Is he getting smaller? Visit the Mystik Krewe of the Man and learn how the Man gets built every year. Learn the history behind the Man and interesting facts about his construction. Did you know that the Man has a heart? Each afternoon one of the builders will give a presentation and share with the participants what it's like to be a member of this special group. Visit the graphics depicting the steps in building the Man and how he gets to his position in the center of it all.

Hometown: South San Francisco, CA
Contact: jro (at) jroworkshop (dot) com

Mytheme
A mytheme is a basic element found in similar myths of different cultures. So, at [mytheme] we discover our place in the great myth being written by the collective human mind. Read, meditate, converse and beautify with us; come get a mythical make-over.

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

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Nat'l Alien Support Authority-NASA
An alien mothership and 9 robot rovers have landed on the playa seeking contact with BM residents. People interacting with the rovers can exchange 5 of the rovers' names for a surprise gift at the National Alien Support Authority -NASA-theme camp.

As technologically advanced as they are, the rovers may be unable to return to their mothership; so if any rover is found to be in distress, please administer the usual BM protocol and point them to the mothership, or, if more obvious measures are needed, bring them to NASA.

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Contact: blzhunt (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nebula: Intergalactic Commission for the Advancement of Leisure
Nebula: Intergalactic Commission for the Advancement of Leisure. We nebulacurly bring the science of requiescense and the art of repose, sporadically providing chance demonstrations of recreation action (and inaction).

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: amypitner (at) mac (dot) com

New Day's Eve
Why is it that most people only celebrate each New Year. Shouldnt each new day be cause for celebration? Every day is a chance for a new beginnings and new opportunities. What is your resolution for tomorrow?

Visit us throughout the day and post your resolutions for all to see. Grab a noisemaker, hat and a glass of champagne and join us at Playa Times Square at 11:30 each night and help us usher in a bright new day. Tomorrow may just be the greatest day of your life.

Happy New Day!

Hometown: New York, NY
Contact: jodie (at) walrus (dot) com

Nexus Nebula
As our name implies, Nexus Nebula consists of many cosmically charged elements conjoined by the bond of Nexus with great beauty and even greater potential for stellar novas and powerful reactions. We are from many places and will combine to generate a playful, energized, affectionate and creative camp environment complete with opportunities for participation. Orbital Mayhem (a planetary installation)could leave you dizzy with revolutionary rotational virtigo, beyond which we'll explore the spatial dynamics of evolutionary live sound from talented artists, you or both!

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
URL: nexusnebula.iwarp.com
Contact: trev10dan (at) hotmail (dot) com

N-gon's Cosmik Debris Wreck Center
Cosmik Debris Wrecreation Center where the flotsam and jetsam of the universe come to play. Use our facilities to keep your athletic skills sharp. Launch yourself on the tramp, volley the globe, train for that next long space walk.

Hometown: Martinez, CA
Contact: stromsmo (at) pacbell (dot) net

Nose Fish
Camp Nose Fish hosts and operates the Desert Nose, a gesodesic replica of Buckminster Fuller's nose that contains the Great Un-Hot: a wind/spray cooler capable of inducing a coolgasm in some people and levitating others. We also operate the Fishmobile which contains an interactive experience in personal transformation guided by many blacklight-lit sea creatures.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: hoco (at) timefold (dot) com

Nuclear Family
Black Rock's favorite dysfunctional, slightly radiated family is back. This year we are bringing an interactive art installation called GIFT to our corner of the playa. It is a huge sculpture devoted to the Gift economy that challenges participants on the very nature of giving and receiving. This sacred space is the Nuclear Family's Gift to the people of BRC.

Once you have experienced GIFT, sit down a spell at PORCH CAMP! and tell us about it. The ultimate spiritual redneck porch experience is here for you again...placed right on the corner of our infamous Semi-Pro Slacker Sector. Remember that at any moment it can miraculously transform into PORCH BAR! with knarly cocktails mixed with a cordless drill.

Also in the compound you will find Electric Mayhem, Fur Galaxy (at the Nucleus), The Evil Empire of Can-Do, The Limery (complete with Fire Spinners), and the sensational drumming of the DEA (Drum Enforcement Agency) This is a family reunion you actually WANT to attend.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: www.lulievision.com/nucfam
Contact: realcoburn (at) yahoo (dot) com

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OBOP
Sit at the foot of the throne of God, the omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, omnivorous, and maybe omnisexual One and Only Being. Some will be invited to take the throne, to become filled with divine energy, providing answers to burning questions, giving guidance, receiving emergency calls and taking complaints. (Note: calls may be monitored for quality assurance. Messages may be encrypted for your security.)

Hometown: Ojai, CA
URL: www.obop.org
Contact: dave (at) glenmuse (dot) com

Olla Podrida
olla po*dri*da 1. A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables. 2. An assorted mixture; a miscellany:

Since we are an eclectic group of peoples from different areas, (unknown to each other until now) we consider ourselves a bit of a stew. Like a stew - We will become even more tasty by the end of our marinating together. Our camp speaks directly to the socially interactive and survival aspects of Burning man, as we hunt and gather on the playa, we will prepare cauldrons of stew for our fellow burners and passers-by.

Hometown: Pacifica, CA
Contact: kikiontheplaya (at) yahoo (dot) com

Opera Camp of the Spiral Eye
The Historic Burning Man Opera returns to present Ann Hallatt's "The Spiral Eye of the Celestial Falcon," with accompanying processions, performances, and workshops.

Hometown: New York, NY
URL: www.burningmanopera.org
Contact: jrp (at) interport (dot) net

Oracular Madness
By day: zazen around 11:00, informal conversations on the Poison Path and the occasional poem.
By night: high music & improvised words: a refuge for travelers in the late hours.

Hometown: Penn Valley, CA
Contact: ljp (at) botanikos (dot) com

Organized Confusion
Home of the Fugahwe Tribe discovered on a dry lake bed, wondering around bumping into one another asking "WHERE THE FUG ARE WE" Originally thought to be a small tribe, it is now believed a very large tribe, once all of the lost members are found. If you are wondering where the fug you are, then come by and be counted. Also some smaller groups like # 1 where the fug are we going and the much smaller groups like # 2 where the fug have you been and # 3 where the fug was I last night.

If you have ever wondered where the fug you are then you are a lost member. Come by Organized Confusion Camp. Sign up and be counted. The Tribe will meet for a group picture on Friday at seven in the evening about 200 feet in front of Center Camp towards the Man for a group picture.

In 2003 we were at Authority and Imagined (8:30). That was one street in from the playa and we were closer to 9:00.If not there we will leave a sign. Relax and have some refreshing conversation and water and shade. Entertaining you at Black City. Everyone welcome.

Hometown: Charter Oak, CA
URL: home.earthlink.net/~pops60/page_2.html
Contact: pops60 (at) earthlink (dot) net

The Orgasmateria
The Orgasmateria Tactile Playground & Pleasure Lab recruits daring Skinsationauts to help expand the frontiers of the Pleasurescape through sensational explorations under the guidence of our expert Orgasmateers. We demonstrate sensual teasing techniques on lucky volunteers, give away tactile toys and host workshops in everything from erotic bondage to oral pleasuring.

Hometown: New York, NY
Contact: tinkerbill (at) nyc.rr (dot) com

Ornsbee Campaign Headquarters
The Ornsbee Campaign Headquarters. The Black Rock City mayoral race has begun. Come on by and meet the one and only Ornsbee. Vote early and often.

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Contact: shamrockbk (at) hotmail (dot) com

Our Lady of Schlongs
Our Lady of Schlongs Meat Inspection Center is commited to assuring the public that the meat roaming the Playa is fresh and consumable. Stop by for an inspection and a cold beer.

Hometown: North Hills, CA
URL: www.schlonghappy.com
Contact: tataume (at) hotmail (dot) com

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Pamper Camp
Pamper Camp. Pretty on the Playa.
Come on over for some pampering! Pamper Camp is a comfy and friendly place to spend a leisurely afternoon. We will wash the playa dust off your feet & hands and give you a relaxing & rejuvenating manicure and pedicure... with lots of lotion. All while serving your a refreshing, cold cosmopolitan cocktail.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Contact: twito (at) twitoent (dot) com

Pandora's Matchbox
Pandoras Matchbox, Cocktail Lounge and Space Station invites all curiosity seekers... Admire our amazing art bikes and tall bikes... Be captivated and hypnotized by our fire spinning tricksters... Luxuriate in our lounge as you are transported by an icy cocktail blended in our fantastic bicycle powered blender... Stilt walkers and tall bike riders will appreciate our High Bar section, no need to dismount... Confess you sins and cleanse your soul as you perform penance and recieve absolution from the Priestess of the Soul Collector... Pay homage to Our Lady of Artica... Have your brain aroused by the remarkable Lunar Rover and Lunar Module... Get Poi repair help at our workshop... Have your spine straightend out by the fabulous Doctor G... Spectacular distractions available Wednesday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m.

Hometown: Clayton, MO
Contact: doctorgould (at) hotmail (dot) com

Peace Camp
Peace Camp. Under the giant lighted Peace Sign, come share your meaning of peace in our Community Album; thoughts, art, poems, quotes. We will be bulding an alter to peace thoughout the week. Come sit and share, contribute to the Alter of Peace, take a ride on the Peace Train. Leave with a button, pendant, quote, poem, or other gift to share with others, off and on the playa, and Spread the Peace.

Hometown: Paradise, CA
Contact: keitha (at) sunset (dot) net

Penetration Village / Jiffy Lube
A gathering of gay and bi-sexual camps who collectively encourage a sex-positive atmopshere and playground on the playa!

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


Pepperland "04"
Both by day and by night, Pepperland will transmit the light. Come check out the Sundial of the Gods' at Pepperland "04".

Hometown: Muscatine, IA
Contact: jameso (at) machlink (dot) com

The Philadelphia Experiment III
The Philadelphia Experiment is back and better then ever for the third year running. Come and get out of the sun and rub Buddha's belly while listening to some sweet sounds of funk, reggae and hip hop with a dash of soul for flavor. Everything from Bill Withers, Bob Marley, to James Brown and a bit of De La. All brought to you by those guys from the 215.

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Contact: spclblend215 (at) aol (dot) com


Picasso Camp
Come by and paint on our giant canvasses! We also have a place for poets, a dome for artists to get creative in, and our playa-famous FUBAR for refreshments.

Hometown: Everett, WA
Contact: scottyhunt (at) earthlink (dot) net

Pigmalions in Space
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, at Pigmalion's Pink Breafast Box!

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

Pinhole
Pinhole is dedicated to bringing large scale pinhole photography to the playa. Please come visit us and help us capture the essence of Burning Man.

The pinhole camp has been creating large-scale portraits with festival participants since 1999. The pinhole came about of the desire of four first time participants to contribute in a unique and lasting way to the ephemeral pleasures of the playa.

Each year, we build, operate, and burn a van-sized walk-in pinhole camera/darkroom. As we have grown, so too has our belief that this device is the reason that we make our annual pilgrimage. As we have evolved, so too has the camera, not only in functional and technical capabilities but also in its role as a seed of meaningful engagement with other participants.

The pinhole camera is posited as one possible answer to certain questions which essential to places like the playa: what is the nature of 'documentation' on the playa? And how can one transform the exploitative nature of a relationship with a 'subject' into interplay between the documenter and the documentee where the result is a record of something that might otherwise have never come about?

Pinhole photography on the playa seems inevitable. It is a medium that engages swaths of time, where clouds stretch across the sky and the endless chatter of movement melts away. It can extract an essential stillness from the world through a primitive apparatus of reflected sunlight passed through a minute opening.

We believe in this process, and we hope that our belief and our creations embody what it is that drives us all on the lifelong journey of creation that flowers each year on the playa.

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Contact: invest_igator11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

PinklecticaE
"Planet Pinklectica: Eclectic Expressions for a Pink Universe".

Wise, beautiful, strange, and fashion-conscious beings from the enlightened pink planet, who have traveled to earth over the dimensions of space-time to commune with and inspire you towards a higher frequency of pink. Pinklectica will pamper your women during our 1/2 day spa prior to the critical tits ride, will raise your lovers of pink up during our pink fashion show, and will educate you all on consciousness expansion with our resident hypnotherapist.

This year marks the first Pinklectica Pink Fashion Show for the best, most outrageous pink outfits in all of Black Rock City!

We love pink. We are pink. Are you pink? Wanna be pink?

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA
URL: groups.yahoo.com/group/Pinklectica/
Contact: djdunkle (at) aol (dot) com

Pink Pleasure Palace
The Pink Pleasure Palace was founded in 2000 and is a shrine to all things pink. We are a part of the Illumination Village and can be found near the flaming lotus girls fire art. Some of our events include Pink Oil wrestling and we host the Pink Parade every year at midweek at sunset, when the sky turns pink! Come by and lounge in our pillow pit and relax in the cool mist. If you ask nicely we may even make you pink sangria or some other yummy pink drink. In honor of Illumination Village's 10th anniversary and Pink Pleasure Palace's 5th year on the playa, we will be celebrating with a phenomenally pink extravaganza. Join us at sunset on Friday in your pink finest.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: www.illuminationvillage.com
Contact: funkyamazon (at) hotmail (dot) com

PISS CLEAR Newspaper Offices
Celebrating its tenth year of publishing on the playa, PISS CLEAR is Black Rock City's favorite independent newspaper, a snarky and witty alternative to the BMorg-operated, propaganda-fueled Black Rock Gazette. Over the years, it has evolved into Burning Man's snarky reality check, with its unusual name coming from the Black Rock Desert's #1 survival tip: "drink enough water so that you piss clear."

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.pissclear.org
Contact: pissclear (at) blue-period (dot) com

Plan B
Based on insights gleaned from ancient Mesoamerican numbers analysis and WU meditation techniques, and using a network of powerful digital amplifiers and infrared sensors mounted in the radios of vehicles parked throughout Black Rock City, Plan B employs electromagnetic impulses, radio spectrometers, and standard microwave systems to conduct experiments with crowd clusters, mind manipulation, mood management, and voting behavior. Although past side effects have included disorientation, memory loss, and mild hallucinations, improvements to the system, including the piggybacking of transmissions onto GPS satellite signals, now allow Plan B to create feelings of acceptance, compliance, and mental integration in a vast majority of those affected.

Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Contact: jnelsonic (at) earthlink (dot) net

PLANETENTIARY
PLANETENTIARY - 15 billion years in the making - the universe yearns to contract with you! Night opens up a world afar, a prison refuge presents you the star. Enclose, connect, reach the planets night, confinement begets a conflicting flight. The reckless whisper beckons a spark; to sky, to dust, to make your mark. Join our journey on clouds of white, razor wire, and starry night.

Hometown: Maynard, MA
Contact: mlegrand (at) monster (dot) com

Planet Pancake
Planet Pancake is THE source for hangover bliss. Brought to you by the Pancake Playhouse - feeding burners body and soul since 2001. When soft rock is heard, pancakes are served.

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

PlanetWOW
In the beginning was the word and it was WOW... an expression of awe and wonder for all that is. The Church of WOW has gone forth to colonize our own planet, a phantasmagorical heaven on earth. PlanetWOW invites you to experience virtual and visceral realms provoking quantum consciousness of the connectedness of everything. Fly through the awesome 3-D VIRTUAL PLAYA, playing on the mammoth PLAYAVIDEO screen. which is updated throughout the week. Come late morning for WOWZERCIZE and PRIMAL WRESTLING MASSAGE which promote x-treme undulating flexibility to bring out wave forms of energy. Join late afternoon STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN post-modern shamanic rants and EXPRESSIVE TAROT tapping the original genius of fundamental archetypes. As twilight approaches come for SUN SETS of ACOUSTICAL JAMMING and DRUM MAGIC. Attend evening premiere performances of SKIN, an live performance with musicians and aerial acrobatics, layered original soundtrack, video and projections. Blow your mind with WHAT THE BLEEP, a spiritual film that combines quantum physics, multi-dimensional visual effects and animation, a dramatic story and interviews with leading scientists and mystics. Under the stars boogey to the MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, with DJs spinning ambient grooves and chunky beats all evening, accompanied by VJ artistry on the PlayaVideo screen. To top it all off, embrace your sexy self on the all-new open-to-all GODDESS-A-GO-GO stage. Open to your divine erotic essence. Dance the primal ritual of Shiva/Shakti, seduce and be seduced. Can this all really be on the same planet? To find out, BE HERE WOW.

Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Contact: kitty (at) webcastcentral (dot) com

PlayaGoRound
PlayaGoRound gone TurtleGoRound! See the expanse of the universe from our rotating turtle that holds the weight of the universe. Needs to relax? Enjoy the Casbah Lounge. Sit back and enjoy a brahmin's life while you listen to soothing eastern beats. When nighttime comes round, we'll step it up. Come to PlayaGoRound and see the universe!

Hometown: Denver, CO
Contact: john (at) playagoround (dot) com

Playa Info
Come join us under our cool shade structure at Center Camp. We've combined many of the information services into one, easy-to-find, location.

Our Oracles answer participant questions, help recover found items, and assist with other needs such as finding a locksmith and personal video use tags.

Directory is the place to leave messages for those friends who you haven't seen in a year, or that guy or gal you met last night, where you let your camp mates know where you are camped, where you have moved to since arriving, or the latest trivia. And, it's where you can find theme camps, people, and the latest event listings.

Burning Man Information Radio broadcasts public service announcements, information on events, and other data to keep you informed while on the playa.

Playa Bulletin Boards are a Burning Man tradition. Post messages about your theme camp events. Find fun things to do while in Black Rock City.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.burningman.com/participate/information.html
Contact: robo (at) burningman (dot) com

Playatography
Playa Portraits in the Photo Dome... Within cozy confines you share yourself, creating beauty and finding truth.

Hometown: Woodland, CA
URL: www.imageevent.com/photogenics/burningmanportraits
Contact: solo (at) yolo (dot) com

Playa World Record HQ
In 2003, members of the Temple of Twisted Truths camp got into a heated debate. What was the largest mutant vehicle on the playa the pirate ship or the Whale? A unanimous decision was never reached. It led us to realize, however, that the time was ripe to begin documenting and recording an archive of any and all records established on the playa. And thus, the Playa World Records was born.


From largest mutant vehicle to hairiest back, the Playa World Records Executive Committee is open to any and all submissions. Every application will be considered for entry into our archive.

Our Playa World RecordsHeadquarters will be open daily to witness and verify Record attempts. The Executive Committee is sworn to complete impartiality and promises to maintain a commitment to integrity and truth.
For more information, please visit our URL below.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
URL: www.playaworldrecords.com
Contact: peg_oberste (at) gspsf (dot) com

Playfully Yours
Playfully yours a dungeonous experience, our dungeonmaster will instruct and share the pleasures of S&M play in our fully equiped dungeon, you can also interact with others, under his supervision or instruction.

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Contact: pndlaino (at) aol (dot) com

PLUG4
"After a brief hiatus in 2003, Papa's got a brand new PLUG! The completely redesigned WOODEN structure is a replica of, and shrine to, the single most important item in Black Rock City, the extension cord plug. This years PLUG was designed, with the structural lumber pre-cut, by The Parts Dept. and the newest members of the family from Port Townsend, WA. Chris and Brad. The fully carpeted, 1200 square foot space will be home to the PLUG4 DJ's at night, and PLUG4 Cinema screenings during the day (come by around 4PM each day to check schedule). Rising nearly 30' off the playa floor, PLUG4 stands as the epicenter of soulful, sophisticated urban culture on the playa, bringing the hardest in raw funk, soul, independent hip hop and rock steady reggae. The grounds surrounding the Plug will offer walls for muralists and graffiti artists to come showcase their skills and contribute to the energy of the PLUG. Linoleum areas will be provided for B-Boy and B-Girls to get down. Returning for it's 6^th tour of dirty, The GiantGhettoBlaster SOW4080 will be parked in front of the PLUG to serve the outdoor dance floor for the star starved city types. The GGB will also be on it's annual tour of soul vaccinations around the open playa at night. Come through, bring you cans and tips, good pop locking skills and positive energy and we'll all build a brand new PLUG4 legend together."

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
URL: www.plug4.com
Contact: charles (at) ksdmusic (dot) com

Pole Vault to Heaven Kosmic Sports
The Pole Vault to Heaven & Kosmic Sports Arena Camp

Are you above the bar or below? Does it matter?

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: bman (at) dialogworks (dot) com

PolyParadise
PolyParadise has been influencing the Hearts & Minds and Washing the Bodies of Playa Citizens from '2:00 - 10:00' for the past 5 years.

We are a group of polyamorists seeking to live our dreams, and this camp is one manifestation of that. Polyamory involves openness to multiple loving relationships, with honesty among all partners.

Come in from the sun... take a load off your feet...

Trade in your "OLD" Playa dust for "NEW" Playa Dust at the Infamous 'Human Carcass Wash' 3:00-4:30p Daily.

Join us for 'Poly High Tea'
4:30-6:00p Daily.

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
URL: www.azcompuguy.com/polyparadise
Contact: scotto (at) burningman (dot) com

Port of Entry
The Port of Entry is home to the Black Rock International Airport and the Lake Lahontan Harbor. Come aviate or navigate with all the amenities; customs, duty-free barter shop, travel agency, and of course, an airport bar and lounge.

Hometown: San Jose, CA
URL: www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/airport/
Contact: tigertiger (at) burningman (dot) com

Postal Service & Dead Letter Truck
The United States Potsal Service will collect and deliver W.A.S.T.E. mail throughout the Playa via Tristero's minions. Undeliverable & heavenly bound mail will be mishandled and dealt with appropriately by the Dead Letter Truck. Use our mailboxes and distribution boards throughout the playa to send or receive mail (playa only)!

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
URL: potsoffice.com
Contact: chassy (at) umich (dot) edu

Procrastinator Camp
manna from heaven will be given by god in the form of processed spice ham sandwiches (spam)

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Contact: rfauer (at) cox (dot) net

Prometheatrics
Bringing the Gift of Fire to Humanity since the Dawn of Time.

Hometown: Topanga, CA
URL: www.prometheatrics.com
Contact: jnaylor129 (at) earthlink (dot) net

Proscenium Lounge
"Proscenium" is what you call the part of the stage that is in between the curtain and the orchestra. The Proscenium Lounge collaborates with the surrounding community to create great experiences at the edge of theater.

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

Pueblo Sparkle
Our History: (Fall, 2001) Casting about for a phrase for the "female equivalent of a boner" we embarked on a scientific mission to find a name for that physical condition. Many terms were suggested, but none with the special ring of delight necessary for such an amazing phenomenon. Proving that inspiration is often at our doorstep, a pillar of our organization said "Call it 'SPARKLE'"... and a title was born. Months later our sage elder was dancing around a fire when it occurred to him that he had the term confused with an orgasm. "No, no," we corrected, "that's a THUNDER SPARKLE!" It's a noun, it's a verb, it's a mental state. It's the stuff our universe is made of. It's the glue that holds Pueblo Sparkle Together. Sparkle On! Pueblo Sparkle is home to the friendly tribe of those who worship Our Lady of Perpetual Sparkle. We are dedicated to spreading the true word of Sparkle hither and yon and to encourage gleeful Sparkling across the playa and across the planet. During your fine stay at BRC, look for Commander Sparkle, Major Sparkle, G.Sparkle, SparklEng, Sparky, Mount Sparkle and secretagentsparkle to guide and inspire you in The Way of All Things Sparkle. AND! By all means, stop by Pueblo Sparkle for a visit and a Sparkling Beverage.

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM
Contact: feralwoman3 (at) earthlink (dot) net

P.U.N. (People United for Nothing)
We are all stars in the Vault of Heaven. Come share and shine on us, and we'll shine on you. We are an ongoing social experiment intended to explore the reorganizing of the tribe culture as a collection of abstracted individuals. Come and contribute by participating in our experience. We thank you for uniting for nothing. Come get your membership button.

Hometown: Seattle, WA
URL: peopleunitedfornothing.tribe.net
Contact: snohomish (at) bluehouse (dot) org

Pushkart Kamp
Home of your roving Pushkarteers. The gift economy is alive and well at Pushkart Kamp. Look for us on a street near you peddling miscellaneous fraggle, grundus, flume and dard. Each pushkart reflects the twisted psyche of the pushkarteer who made it. No two alike. Call the neighbors. Wake the kids! We be Pushkart Kamp!

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Contact: art4artsake (at) cox (dot) net

Pyramid Scheme
Enter the pyramidal vault to sit under the stars, participate in daily events, take part in one of the rituals, hang in our relaxing chill space, or visit with the colorful personalities of our universe.

Hometown: Tempe, AZ
URL: www.water-brother.com
Contact: katisca (at) yahoo (dot) com

Q

QUBE QAMP
Queer and queer-freindly 60's groovaliscious wine bar with hip visual projection art and cool loung/chill music open 9-11 pm.

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