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)'( BM tix are now as low as $150 on but check here FIRST: for list of VOIDED tickets that you should not buy.
Second CHECK BM site for tips on avoiding FAKES. BEST TO BUY from person who has envelope and receipt plus survival guide.

)'( Gates open 6pm Sunday. PRE 6PM ARRIVALS will have to WAIT. cars arriving at 5pm will park in CLOSE lot. Cars arriving 4pm will have to wait for the 5pm cars to enter. Cars arriving 3pm will wait for the 5s and 4s. Cars arriving 2pm will wait for the 5s 4s 3s. GET THE HINT! ARRIVE @ 6pm. Fractal Nation with Area 51 2:00 and E-G DISTRIKT 9 O'CLOCK & F (FOXGLOVE)

8.30 Billion Bunny March to Protest Humanity Thu BMIR in Center Camp 4-6pm 
for bunnification and HOPtails WE MARCH AT 6PM SHARP Afterparty at EGGS Bar.
8.31 Spin jam 8.31 3-6pm Root Society at 2 O'Clock on the Esplanade. 

Poly Asylum is back and offering more terrific workshops and parties Golden Veggie Market 1475 Polk St SF @ California (415) 771-9099 
Mon-Sun 9am-8pm Coconut Water in Aluminum Cans 99 cents each in 24 pack. Mention Jay Jay for Discount.
Our Burning Man Gift to the Community:
∞ Infinity ∿∿∿↷ ∞ ∞ DNA Helix ∿∿∿↷ ∞ ∞< Caduceus :) ☯
)*( -Friday Aug 31st about 11:30am- ")*( HumanCropCircle ∿∿∿↷ for Google Eye Satellite @ BM"
There will another Google Eye Satellite flyby photo  taken over BRC
Playa conditions as of Saturday (Aug 19) from SpaceCowboys on Facebook:
For those of you heading to Burning Man, some encouraging news on the playa conditions courtesy of PK who is out there now: "So, there has been some rain today, and the temperature is actually quite nice.... Rumors of the playa surface being unbikeable are unfounded. While the city blocks are full of dunes the open playa is hard packed and easy to ride. The ride from center camp to Zoa (the old bliss dance spot) is a breeze."
Looks like some of the N. Calif. fires are sending smoke to the Playa:
Android and iOS BM searchable app available. Search for "Time to Burn"
Android app should be there is a day or two...iOS available now.
From developer: I have an iPhone app in the store called "Time To Burn". I submitted an update last week that includes the entire set of on-playa events (over 1,000) and lets you search and sort in various ways.
Google Earth Map (uploadable to GPS):
GPS data for "Golden Spike" (under The Man)
Burning Man location: 40° 47' 11.00 N, 119° 12' 23.40 W (WGS84

Rae Richman: 
"For my Burning Man buddies, my first hand playa account from my rocket run this weekend: The weather was LOVELY - clear days, hot hot nights, a little smokey, rumors of dustapocalyse dispelled. Of course, come prepared for anything, but don't be scared off from what promises to be another magical year! The playa surface IS challenging, so get those biking muscles in shape and/or make good friends with art car owners ;) Looking forward to seeing how everything has grown and evolved when I head back Thursday night - the sense of community and creativity was palpable!"

- still good to be prepared for DUST, bring enough bandanas and dust masks to keep you safe and happy. SKI GOGGLES TO!
)'( 2012 Condition Alpha: Can you handle the Blow?

Everyone should know what condition ALPHA is on the Playa and what to do in case it happens again. 2002 was the last one and it was insane !! Be prepared to deal with anything this year. Its better to be safe than sorry
BurningMan2002, Bruce & Galen's account of Surviving a Condition Alpha Blow
After: Kush Camp! During and momentary clearing, driving to the wreckage of Kush Camp with streaks of dust on the windshield

Trevor Paul Martin ...In case any of you still need a playa bike, reports are saying that the playa is super dusty this year i.e. hard as hell to bike on. 
As your trusty resident Mechanico/ Surgeon del Bicicleta, I suggest fatter tires and bigger wheels (29" to be exact). Yes I know I'm going to hell for buying something from this website but I swear it's only this once! $149 

above links from NEXUS

DUSTY )'( 2012 so YOU Need a BEACH CRUISER or MTN bike and CAMP near ESPLANADE
since MAN is on HARD playa and Streets become dusty somewhere back deeper than ESPLANADE you do NOT want to power through dust dunes every trip.
GOT TO BE NEAR esplanade this year as DUST starts after the streets start.
PLAYA is FLAT. STREETS are DUSTY. this will be my 18th year in a row so I've learned a thing or 2. NEED RECON  on where dust is BAD.
Biking through DEEP dust is DIFFICULT and will REDUCE your MOBILITY and your PARTY.

This year is going to be one of the DUSTIEST we've seen in like, ever. There is a thick layer of loose dust on top of the playa just waiting to get kicked up. So, this is NOT the year to bring a bike with narrow tires ... you're going to want one with FAT tires to push through the heavy spots. Yes, really.

Going to Burning man? Do you like DUST? HABOOB: An intense dust-storm...

John William Fairclough As we speak I'm working on a more portable device to filter out dust. It's a large tube you can wear on your chest, partially filled with water. A smaller tube carries the dust laden air through to the bottom of the water. You inhale through the top of the larger tube, the bubbling action traps the particulates in the water, supplying you with a much purer air supply. I'm going to call it the Bing.

Sachi Ivy Just got a new one from and love it! Cool designs, comfort fit, and easily reinforced with a wet scarf. BM15 in the promo code box gets you 15% off

above links from DUSTFISH

I would not care so much about the dust if it did not contain radioactive isotopes from Fukushima.

Burning Razor TIP: Playa Dust will ruin every razor you use every day. So bring a dozen old razors. No sense in ruining 12 good ones.

The Making of Video: The Burning Man 2012 Sign. See ya in the Dust! - Mad Dog Man 2012 - Fertility 2.0 Festival Sign

GeoEye's GE1 Satellite will do a capture over BRC starting at *precisely* 11:45:40 on Friday August 31st. Now just have to come up with an idea for a symbol that is universally loved and simple enough to create.... ???

say hi and remind me where we met and where we usually see each other cause CONTEXT is KING if I'm gonna recognize you :)

August 27 - Sept 3 2012 tickets!/event.php?eid=221044507950706
Timelapse-icus Maximus HD Burning Man 2011 by James Cole, Music by Elite Force/DISTRIKT "Playa Time: Dust to Dust" - Burning Man 2011 Time Lapse 


This year the eight-day Special Recreation Permit is from 6pm on Sunday, August 26th to 6pm on Monday, September 3rd.
- The Gate will open at 6 PM on Sunday.

The city plan for Black Rock City 2012 is now available:
It includes this year's street names (hooray!), which are quite lovely ... in the spirit of Fertility, we have the following:

Building REsources San Francisco's only source for reusable, recycled and remanufactured building and landscaping materials. Building Resources is a not for profit org 701 Amador St. SF, CA 94124 (415) 285-7814

The Themes of Burning Man: 2012 Fertility 2.0 (announced by Larry Harvey at Artumnal event on 19 Nov) 2011 Rites of Passage 2010 Metropolis; The Life of Cities 2009 Evolution; A Tangled Bank 2008 American Dream 2007 The Green Man 2006 Hope & Fear; the Future 2005 Psyche; The Conscious, Subconscious & Unconscious 2004... The Vault of Heaven 2003 Beyond Belief 2002 The Floating World 2001 Seven Ages 2000 The Body 1999 Wheel of Time 1998 Nebulous Entity 1997 Fertility; The Living Land (Mysteria was theme of an event at SOMArts in San Francisco) 1996 The Inferno/HELCO 1995 Good & Evil TerraSAR-X image of the month - Tents in the desert

If you still have questions or concerns about the ticket process this year, chances are they're answered in our Ticket FAQ: ... or somebody's discussing them on this ePlaya thread: Weird TV - Burning Man - Early Years An Idiot's virgin Burning Man experience (2011) Burning Man~Magic People 

)'( Last year BM Tix on Craiglist started out HIGH and ended up going at face value before the event
RELAX. You are safe enough to ASSUME you are going. Plenty folk asked for more tix than they needed to cover their friends / family / camps.
You might post a Tix ad in the WANTED section of CL with fun creative text of who you are, once a week if you are bored, or try different text each time.
also List trades or OFFERS of what you will exchange in the SIGNATURE of your EMAIL
speaking of TRADES take a look at
perhaps you can ask for what you want; perhaps stop saying oh I'm fine each time a friend or stranger asks how you are doing. Instead answer that you seek a BM ticket then repeat your offers or trades. Let your friends be your angels and matchmakers. :)

Burning Man 2012 Tickets - Part 2 halcyonstyn Hitler finds out about Burning Man Ticket Lottery  Hitler Reacts to Burning Man Being Sold Out. 

Burning Man Tickets 3 aka "Crap or Cone?"
Tickets, A Tale of Xara & Surrender. Feb 8 *The Xara leader in the story is Mark Hinkley. » Barn Raising BRC 2012
This is the time to jump around all excited at the mutations occurring in this petri dish of an experiment in community. It’s a moment in time – perhaps a paradigm shift of magnanimous porportions. I for one don’t want to miss seeing it in action, whether it rises like the Phoenix or crashes and bur... 
looking to offer a ride or get a ride to BM? check out the above link

Falling Man 2011 Screensavers available only at
The Burning Man Screen Saver Project at

Coexisting with Coyotes
with Camilla Fox, Project Coyote Executive Director & Stacy Carlsen, Marin County Agricultural Commissioner
Tue Aug 28 7-9pmPT @ Marin Humane Society, Novato, CA Aug. 30 - Sept. 3 Strawberry Fall Music Festival - Camp Mather, CA

Sep 2012


Mon Sep 2 Labor day Sept. 6-9 Bhakti Fest - Joshua Tree, CA

Sat Sep 8 2012 MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD present POWER to the PEACEFUL in GOLDEN GATE PARK SF @ Speedway Meadows, JFK @ 25th ave/ Fulton
power to the peaceful this year is charging $10 admission.  
I've been working that beautiful party for years but this year (after the break year) the only way it could happen was to charge a nominal fee.  - the years of "gift economy -aka 'free'as you list it" are over due to the gift economy being seen as free not a reciprocal of love energy exchange.  We still have a huge vollunteer staff and truly anyone wanting 'free' admission can just ask to help out.  All the garbage - everything -the healing - there are many jobs to make it run - they're all still run on vollunteership. We as an organization love your community list and I (this is Liz) especially do.  - 
Its unfortunate that this is the news.  Power to the Peaceful still wants to get the main message out: That this is an event to empower the peaceful.  
Loves.  Liz Sunday Streets in Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square Sunday, 9 September 2012, 11:00 - 16:00
Fillmore Street between Fulton and Geary, Fulton Street between Fillmore and Baker, Baker Street between McCalister and Grove, Grove Street between Broderick and Central, and Central Avenue between Grove and Fell Street


“SAN FRANCISCO EROTIC ART EXHIBITION 2”, will feature 25 artists, sculptors and photographers presenting 
over 400 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs.  Fri 4-10pm $5, Sat 1-10pm $5, Sun 12-5pm Free
Gallery 4N5, 863 Mission SF @ 4th/5th Sept 21-23 weekend of Folsom St Fair.

Saturday September 22, 2012 SUPERHERO STREET FAIR 2010 It will be in the same place but moving to the warmest month: September. Inianna and Cesar Chavez St. SF @ Islais Creek.

3rd Annual SUPERHERO STREET FAIR Saturday September 22, 2012 San Francisco, CA
2pm to Midnight  @ Islais Creek, newly renovated for 2012. Entrance: Indiana @ Cesar Chavez  MUSIC..  from the likes of.. 
Symbiosis, Opel, Distrikt, Pink Mammoth, Forward, Compression,  Beat Church, Dancetronaughts, with nore TBA!
ZONES..    Sporting Green: Climbing Wall, Boardwalk Oasis, 
Intergalactic Valley of the Vendors, Go Go Floating Barge   Circus Side Show, Eco Amusements Kid Zone Interactive Space
PLUS..    Art Car Regalia, Super Hero Award Ceremomy, Spider Climbing Wall
Extreme Sports Demos, Floating Go Go Barge, Super Cirque Acrobats
Food, Craft and Beverage Bazzar, Supper Club Sky Lounge
Video Mapping Zones, Gallery Exhibits, Super Hero Fashion Show Contest
Family Fun Interactive Games, Eco Amusements and so much more!

FOLSOM STREET FAIR 2012: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Folsom St SF btwn 7th / 12th st 11am-6pm Sep 24  Critical Mass 20th Anniversary and Interstellar Ride

(staged) CIA/US/Israeli bombing of Iran Sept / October 2012 Similar to 9/11 False Flag Covert OP leading to Afghan 2001 invasion. 
Mind you the USA was running running 4 drills the morning of 911 that "went live"
Or do you believe that 19 arabs with box cutters (who could not land a Cesna) led by a dude in a cave on a dialysis machine, stood down the US Air Force for 2 hours on 911? 
Well if you do believe the official BS version then you are a conspiracy theorist.
911 INSIDE JOB! How did our oil get under their sand?

Oct 2012

)'(  SF DECOMPRESSION 10/07/12 13th Annual SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE! on Indiana Street SF starting Noon.

MASQUEROTICA XX-TRAVAGANZA - 10.20.12 The Second Annual X-Travangaza Halloween Masquerade
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012 @ SF Concourse Center/ SF, CA
)'( Masquerotica635 8th Street (@ Brannan), SF Sat Oct 20 8:30pm- 3am 
More Info (Coming Soon!):
So Far.. So Very Good.. With More to Come!
- RON KAT'S KAT DELIC (Live Electro FunkaDelic)
- Action Jackson (Disco Funkn' Soul Revue)
- Syd Gris (Opel / Opulent Temple)
- DJ Icon (
- Smasheltooth & Jocelyn (Club Exotica)
- Tranny Shack w/ DJs Carnita & Brown Amy (Hard French)
- Traci Lords & the RuPau Girls
- Aaron Delachaux (Kinky Salon)
With the Incredible..- HUBBA HUBBA REVUEFeaturing..~ Kara Nova PoleStar~ Molotov's Wheel of Death~ Midori and Mirror - Aerial Ballet ~ & Many More TBA!NINE Magikal Nine Ero-Worlds w/- KINKY SALON - CLUB EXOTICA- KINK.COM DUNGEON - ASIAN DIVA GIRLS- BONDAGE A GO GO- C
@ San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center 
635 8th St. @ Brannan / SF, CA 94103
21+ / Costumes & Creative Sexy Wear Passionately Encouraged! Sorry, no street clothes, no pure spectators 
From the Co-Creators of Sea Of Dreams NYE, How Weird St Faire, Opulent Temple & SF Lovevolution

 David Wolfe & David Wilcock Oct 18-21  Epic Eden Adventure Arizona
~ Multiple Lectures w/ David Wolfe & David Wilcock ~ ~ Daily Yoga Flow Classes w/ Pluma ~
~ Organic Vegetarian & Raw Cuisine by Chef Kirsten Gum ~  ~ Epic Eden DJ Dexx ~ Daily @ The Big Pool ~ ~ Special Musical Guest ~ Sasha Rose ~
~ Seven Geothermal Hot Spring Pools ~  ~ Optional Private Healing Sessions ~   ...and so much more!!

Bassnectar Fall Tour 2012:  10/20/12 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - SF


Nov 2012

Nov 6 VOTE to LABEL GMOs! GMO Interview with Jeffrey Smith ::: Prepare for the November 6th Vote on Prop 37! in California
Hi there, Please make sure you are prepared to teach people why we need to support California Prop 37, the mandatory labelling of GMOs.
Please watch this video to educate yourself about just how and why GMOs are harmful to the environment, to farmers, to animals, to babies, and to you! In just a few minutes Jeffrey Smith, acclaimed author of 'Seeds of Deception,' will describe to you why we need to remove GMOs from our diet and from the planet. Also, please make sure you support the vote for Prop 37 on November 6th, 2012 in California, the vote to demand mandatory GMO labeling on all foods!
Note: In all other states (20 states so far) where this law was proposed Monsanto was able to reverse it because Monsanto literally rules/owns the key government positions/offices relative to this issue. However, California is different. Prop 37 is a grassroots initiative created by the people (A Grandmom in Marin started it). Hence, in California, Monsanto must stop the people to stop the vote. Monsanto may have control over the government, but they don't have control over us now do they. So please rise up and stop them. The Government can't stop Monsanto but the People Can! If we get this law passed it will deal a serious blow to Monsanto. 
By the way, a big reason why I am so vehemently opposed to Monsanto is that I have a massive amount of first hand eyewitness experience of the carnage they wreak in India, where every 30 minutes another farmer commits suicide by drinking roundup. Often it is hard to control my outrage against these diabolical Monsters. Someday I hope they all experience the fate of Icelandic bankers. Indeed, may Monsanto's Execs come face to face with Polly Higgins in the The Hague's ICJ!   Thanks    Prashanti

Odwalla. Cascadian Farms. R.W. Knudsen. Horizon. Pepsi Coke Smuckers Kellogs. That’s just the short list of brands owned by companies willing to spend thousands of dollars to keep you from knowing what’s in your food.
Say it Isn't So: Organic Brands Backing the Campaign to Defeat GMO Labeling The next time you take a swig of Odwalla's Organic Carrot Juice, or munch on a bowl of Orville Redenbacher's Organic popcorn, take note: A lot of popular organic and all-natural brands are made by companies that are spending
"You might want to think twice about food shopping at Walmart before the next family barbecue. The store has admitted it will start selling genetically engineered sweet corn – the first such sweet corn to be widely available as a whole food on American supermarket shelves." Read more here:
Say it Isn't So: Organic Brands Backing the Campaign to Defeat GMO Labeling The next time you take a swig of Odwalla's Organic Carrot Juice, or munch on a bowl of Orville Redenbacher's Organic popcorn, take note: A lot of popular organic and all-natural brands are made by companies that are spending..

SLR is gearing up to launch a very exciting campaign to support the campaign to Label GMOs in California - Yes to Prop 37. We are looking for volunteers in the Bay Area who can join our efforts. Everything from marches, to public art projects, teach-ins, BBQs, pub-crawls and more!! Please leave a message here or email to get involved!!! Nov. 10-11 Green Festival SF, CA Green Festival is back in San Francisco this Fall! Please volunteer with us once again.

Harmony Recommends: Synthesis 2012 Fest Global Gathering In The Yucatan, Mexico  Dec 20-23 2012


Mar 16 + 17 2013 10am-6pm Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ The Armory 1800 MIssion SF @ 14th st.
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