ANNOUNCEMENT #8, '07
~ ICE SALES
~ BMIR 94.5 FM
~ BIKE REPAIRS
~ NO LOCKSMITH SERVICES
Hello busy campers!
Welcome to Placement-Announcement #8.
Well, things have certainly revved up a notch around here -- it's
that fun time of year! Placement was announced and we are busy
helping out those with special issues now. The Black Rock City map
has gone to press and we are in the final phases of getting all the
information you will need to know out to you. Some of us are on the
playa already, and some of us are packing - or thinking of packing.
Emails are flying back and forth and everyone's running around doing
a ka-zillion things at once. Woo Hoo! It is almost here!
Most of the Early-Arrival and Weekend-Arrival issues have been sorted
out. Thanks for your patience. The placement team will be leaving
soon, so if you have any questions for your placer regarding your
camp, please let us know now.
In our past Placement-Announcements, we've given you lots of
information about preparing for the playa. This one has things to do
ON the playa.
JOIN THE LAMPLIGHTERS
Come join the Lamplighters at 5:00 at their Center Camp workspace and
help light Black Rock City! Anyone can be a Lamplighter for a night.
Or more! It takes just a few short hours, during which you will be
greeted and praised by your fellow citizens for your efforts.
Participate in this time-honored tradition!
For more information, or if you'd like to sign up as a theme-camp,
please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A NOTE FROM THE GREETERS
Looking for something playful, fun, energetic, wild, crazy and yes,
important to do at Burning Man? Why not greet?!?!? Help us welcome
everyone to our great city. Greeters still have open shifts that need
to be filled! Many theme-camps sign up as a group. Visit our
sign up now!
For any questions, please contact:
ICE AT 3:00 AND 9:00 PLAZAS
As mentioned in an earlier announcement, there's great news: ice will
now be available in the 3:00 and 9:00 plazas.
So you can now get your ice in three flavors:
A. Arctica, in center-camp.
B. Ice3 (ice-cubed), in the 3:00 plaza.
C. and Ice Nine, in the 9:00 plaza.
Monday -- Sunday 9:00am -- 6:00pm
Labor Day Monday (Arctica only) 9:00pm -- NOON
PLAZAS = ART + COMMUNITY
The plazas at 3:00, 4:30, 7:30 and 9:00 have grown into an important
part of our city -- and can be thought of more like public squares --
places where people gather, events are held, art is placed --
fostering a sense of community within Black Rock City.
This year we will have community bulletin-boards installed in each of
the 4 Plazas -- message boards where theme-camps can post notices
about events, happy hours, classes, movies, etc. in that area of the
city. Also can be used for lost + found, rides, items-needed, fashion
tips, whatever. It's yours!
We're also happy to have some cool public art placed in each of the
plazas, to enjoy and interact with:
"Tall Grass" -- by Glen Easley
a 65 foot bamboo installation
"Angel of the Apocalypse" Head -- by the Flaming Lotus Girls hosting a
community burn every night
"The Horny Fireball" -- by Vamp Camp
hosting a community burn every night
"Anesthesia" by Rob Buchholz
a 40 foot steel flower installation
If your camp is interested in adding some art to the plazas, talk to
BMIR 94.5 FM
BMIR 94.5 FM wants to publicize your artistic endeavors and
theme-camp shenanigans to the entire Black Rock City community. So
crank up that home studio, record those MP3 spots, and send them to
email@example.com to secure a spot in the station's rotation for
To ensure easy airplay accommodation, hit us with your noise by
Sunday, August 19. We'll be on-playa after that, and email
receptivity might be inconsistent -- so beyond the 19th you'll need
to email your spots AND drop by the station to hand-deliver them on
As usual, we can record you at our our studios from noon to 4:00pm
each day of the event -- but we encourage you to produce your own
pieces if possible, since on-site production tends to be of the down
and dusty variety.
VOLUNTEER AT BURNING MAN!
Find your V-Spot!
Bored with your Camp Mates? Sick of pounding rebar? NO PROBLEM:
Simply stroll on over to Playa Info in Center Camp -- just inside,
you'll discover the V-Spot, where we help people find their "special
place" in Black Rock City.
No need to sign up in advance, just come on by The V-Spot within
Playa Info in Center Camp, open Monday to Sunday 10:00am -- 6:00pm
Like the last few years, there will not be a bike repair camp in
Center Camp, so come prepared. Bring a fully functional bike AND your
own tools AND repair-kits AND a mechanic to spare -- to help yourself
NO LOCKSMITH SERVICES
Also, as in the past few years, there has been no locksmith services
available in Black Rock City. Please be mindful of this and prepare
your camp mates as well!
One last note: you'll be glad to hear that the Placement Team has
scheduled a Lunar Eclipse for your viewing pleasure.
Monday the 27th (actually the early morning of Tuesday, August 28th)
1:51am partial eclipse begins
2:52am total eclipse begins
4:22am total eclipse ends
5:24am partial eclipse ends
(all times Pacific Daylight Time)
More Soon! And then we're off!
Gomonk and the Placement Team
To read the past placement-announcements, go to
placement-announce mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org