Burning Man 2009

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to find your local friends, listed below are links, emails and playa
addresses for the 60 camps from the Reno / Carson / Tahoe area.

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Above The Limit
Darwin’s Monkey Bar & Treetops Lounge, The Crystal Cavern’s 40’ dome chill space, Café Kona’s coffee & chai, The Royal Barge, Evolution Island Bar, F-15 Interceptor, and over 150 gallons of finest homebrew & exotic beverages—join our Be ervolution, entertaining friends new and old around the clock!
Hometown: Reno, NV
URL: http://www.CampAboveTheLimit.com
Contact: info (at) CampAboveTh eLimit (dot) com
Playa Placement: 9:00 Plaza at 2:30

the nest for large art cars. Ken nuts&bolts, chill area, and sounds. beats by DJ,s discosean,Dorje,& giant grenn leperkon (GGL) stop by for a huge! or a lick-ee!
Hometown: Lake Tahoe Nv, NV
Contact: hillasnowman (at) yahoo (dot) com

APOKILIPTIKA Bringing doom to the playa since 2005. Located within the village of Terminal City, APOKILIPTIKA offers a tongue in cheek neo-sovietski mercenary oasis in BRC. Highly interactive, very visual. APOKILIPTIKA- we end the world so you d on't have to!
Hometown: Carson City, NV
URL: http://www.apokiliptika.com
Contact: killbuck25 (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Terminal City Adapt & 3:00

Balyx Boutique
Balyx fashion consultants available Tue-Sat 10a-1p. We have clothes and accessories & a creative area to create your own special look. After you find what you've been missing, take a stroll down the crooked curve runway where u will end at our Ceremonial Arc of Youth.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Playa Placement: 10:00 & Biology

Big Bang Lounge
Bored? Thirsty? Need some shade? Come join the amusement of the Big Bang Lounge. Join us for a martini lunch or an evening cocktail. We provide the spirits, the fun and the atmosphere you provide the cup. Check out the What, When, Where for mor e information and find us located at Martini Village.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: aadams1997 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Martini Village Extinct & 3:00

Black Rock Brews
A camp for the beer Lover! Many gallons of frosty homemade beer for everyone to enjoy. Come on by sit back and relax kick up your feet and enjoy a frosty cold one.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: kirny222 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: Adapt & 3:00

Black Rock Center for Unlearning
Got too much on your mind? All those facts and figures got you down? At the Black Rock Center for Unlearning you'll finally let go of the burdens of knowledge. Let our UNtrained professionals help you UNfigure out where you don't want to go and wha t you don't want to become.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: blackrockcenterforunlearning (at) gma il (dot) com
Playa Placement: Chaos & 7:30

B-man Button Camp
We are the Bman button camp that has been hosted since 2006 This camp is designed for everyone kids and adults We are friendly and welcoming Come on by and make a button We can make a button with a picture of you or a picture of your choice or just down right simply put let your imagination run wild.
Hometown: Sparks, NV
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/Banbutton
Playa Placement: Extinct & 9:00

Booby Bar, The
The B(o)(o)by Bar, a social gathering place for new and returning burners alike, consists of two well-tanned domes that house the best damned bar on the playa. The B(o)(o)by Bar is a theatrically interactive place have a drink, meet new friends, la ugh, and enjoy each day of life in BRC. Come see us!
Hometown: Provo, UT
URL: http://www.apokiliptika.com/terminal_city_2009_index.htm
Contact: ncollide (at) hotmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Terminal City Adapt & 3:00

Brand-UR-Ass N More
Brand-UR-Ass N More will stimulate your entire being, from your mind to your ass. Bare your butt at the hitchin post, get a painless brand. Reveal your soul to our Speedtherapist. Heal with Reiki touch and tibetan sound. Quench your thirst at the M emorial Martini Bar. Y'all come and play!
Hometown: Sparks, NV
Contact: misscyndilou (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: 4:30 & DNA

Camp :D
A bunch of silly people from all over the West decided to be silly together. We're happy, we're friendly, we like to smile and hang out.
Hometown: Reno, NV
URL: http://www.audreyobscura.com/BRC09.html
Contact: campemoticon (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: 4:30 Portal

camp be seen
camp be seen. be safe be seen. get a glow stick to enhance your nocturnal illumination and become visible to others.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Playa Placement: Chaos & 9:00

Camp Gallavant
Ahoy, we're The Pirates Of The Playa (infamous creators of the Mutant Vehicle, USS Nevada). We love to Gallavant across the playa spreading fun and adventure wherever we go! Visit us at Redirection Connection Village, the new hub/loading station fo r the Un-Official Public Transit System of BRC!
Hometown: Sparks, NV
URL: http://www.rickmetz.com/Site/Camp_Gallavant.html
Contact: RICKSAX1 (at) aol (dot) com
Playa Placement: in Redirection Connection Extinct & 3:00

Camp L*(ife) E*(nhancement)
Camp L*(ife) E*(nhancement) will provide a chill space with interactive art, massage, meditation, spiritual counseling, music, poetry reading and yoga.
Hometown: Sparks, NV

Camp Nambi
Camp Nambi Hometown: Sparks, NV
Playa Placement: Biology & 3:45

Camp of the Living Dead
Stretch, crawl, drag your reanimated corpse to Camp of the Living Dead for gasps, screams, and horrors of the flesh. We eat BrraAAayyynnNsS! Dance, drink, and nibble at your fellow campers at Camp of the Living Dead!
Hometown: Sparks, NV
Contact: camp.of.living.dead (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: Fossil & 3:30

Camp Welcome
Greetings and WELCOME to our camp! It gives us great pleasure knowing all visitors receive the utmost hospitality and leave with a feeling of gratitude. We cordially invite you to attend our daily happy hour, followed by "Open Mic Nightly" let's en tertain BRC together!
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: trl112 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: Evolution at 2:45

Come play some carnival games! Come on by, win a prize. Gifts appreciated and will help prevent us from running out of prizes. Face and/or body painting may be provided. Tuesday through Saturday 3pm until 5pm.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Playa Placement: Genome & 9:00

Cirque du Cliche'
Stilt craziness and live music. The home-zone of Dookie Doodle (a BRC irreverent novelty band) and Mojo Green (Reno's funkajazzadelic quintet), along with stilters from Reno to the Bay Area. Even more cliche' than last year!
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: mtgordy (at) yahoo (dot) com

Playa Placement: DNA & 4:30

Club Verboten
Club Verboten returns for a very special 10th anniversary week.All of the favorite Verboten retro avant-garde dances will be offered to The Popular Masses at a convenient time and location.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: clubverboten (at) aol (dot) com
Playa Placement: 4:30 & Extinct

Dirty Love Camp
Come on in, sit under the mister,listen to some Zappa . Yeah..THAT kind of dirty love. Although it's not like we dislike the other kind or anything. Hometown: Reno, NV
Playa Placement: Adapt & 4:30

Earth Guardians
We inspire, inform and encourage our fellow Black Rock City citizens to apply the Green & Leave No Trace principles and practices to life in our temporary desert home and to leave positive traces in our desert home. Come, volunteer and partici pate in our daily yoga, talks or just grab a MOOP bag!
Hometown: Incline Village, NV
URL: http://www.earthguardians.net
Contact: earthguardians (at) burningman (dot) com
Playa Placement: Evolution at 1:45

Empress Rosa's Wedding Palace
Getting Married at BM??? Stop by Empress Rosa's self-service Wedding Palace. Rings, certificates, seating for 20-30, legal wedding services available with prior planning. Located within Terminal City. Open 24/7 First Come, First Serve!
Hometown: Reno, NV
URL: http://www.empressrosaweddings.com
Contact: pjpovilaitis (at) hotmail (dot) com

Playa Placement: within Terminal City Adapt & 3:00

F.U.N. Camp
F.U.N. (Fucked Up Nutrition) Camp has been part of Martini Village for the past 8 years. Come imbibe with alcohol or not. Refresh, revive, and repeat – bring your own cup!
Hometown: Reno, NV
Playa Placement: within Martini VIllage Extinct & 3:00

Fallout Shelter Welcome and Escape the elements in our 16x32 Military tent while listening to rock music and have a cooool drink, YES, with ice. We light up the night with sound chasing lights and other eye candy. Enjoy spirits mixed by Frank and J ose,They make a Mean Playa Passion. Hometown: Sparks, NV Contact: LOSIDE (at) CHARTER (dot) NET
Playa Placement: 4:30 Plaza at 8:00

FERN CAMP - full of Friendly E.R. Nurses, as well as many others who staff the REMSA Clinic tent. We are circled by aprons, hanging on the line. We don't know why.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Playa Placement: 6:30 & Fossil

Fusion Valley
Fusion Valley, home of the 3 headed cow... This year we'll have couches, Internet Cafe, music, movies, painting, games, video arcade games and other fun activities under our carpeted shade. Silk Screening will be available too this year! We also ha ve black light art, with many paintings on display.
Hometown: Gerlach, NV
URL: http://www.fusionvalley.net/
Contact: taz (at) burningman (dot) com
Playa Placement: Biology & 3:00

Gallavant Goddesses & Lost Boys
The Gallavant Goddesses & their Lost Boys bring stability to the Playa by giving their fellow citizens BALLS. Located within Redirection Connection Village, sit in our inviting front yard while we supply you with a brightly colored tennis ball for your bicycle kickstand and lively conversation.
Hometown: Sparks, NV
Contact: debiofgallavant (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Redirection Connection Extinct & 3:00

Get Nailed ~ Nail Painting Salon
Our goal is to add color to peoples lives through their nails. We know how grimey everyone's nails get out on the playa during Burning Man. We would like to beautify hands throughout Black Rock City by offering nail painting. We will be open Tuesday through Friday from 5-7p (Sat 4-6p). DJ too!
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: jamied2 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: Hominid & 9:00

Green Zone
Hometown: Reno , NV Contact: randyrmiller (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: Fossil & 6:00

Hokey Pokey Camp Man or Monkey
Hokey Pokey Camp Man or Monkey Dance The Hokey Pokey at noon daily-Friends of Bill W. meeting at 5 daily. Largest Take One Leave One north of the south pole. This is 24 hour Camp. Everyone welcome.
Hometown: Gardnerville, NV
Contact: marvo03 (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: 3:00 Portal

Home Brew 4A Home Brew
A Home Brewers Community where brewers of the Playa can meet and share. Hand crafted beer, mead soda and wine all celebrated cold in the shade. Bring your home brewed keg and we'll refrigerate, tap, give credit,discuss it and enjoy W/BRC. RSVP plea se. We are old school B.M. Open, community, low tech
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: homebrew4ahomebrew (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: Evolution at 6:00

Jub Jub's Plastic Circus
aMonkey'srEvolution. Does what seems to have changed only a rePresentation of the familiar? Is the mud on the stone rolling down the hill changing the course of the universe or only a reassignment of location for a continued oeuvre? No matter how far the poo gets flung is anything really different for the monkey? Jub Jub, one of your favoritely familiar of monkeys wonders perhaps that the more things change the more they stay the same.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: archideaz (at) aol (dot) com
Playa Placement: Esplanade & 4:00

Hometown: Sparks, NV
Contact: simpletil (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lenny Camp
Come visit the now legendary Pope Lenny O The Playa and his loyal minions as they wreak their very special brand of havoc from the friendly confines of Lenny Camp, situated within Redirection Connection Village. We're the secret substance that hold s it all together.....come see how!
Hometown: Sparks, NV
URL: http://www.rickmetz.com/Site/Lenny_Camp.html
Contact: RICKSAX1 (at) aol (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Redirection Connection Extinct & 3:00

Lollipop Shot Camp
Lollipop Shot Camp! This camp has evolved and now is a result of Natural Selection. "Survival of the Fittest" is our theme. Our glow in the dark shot glass has "mutated" and Darwin would be proud. Shot Party celebrating your "personal evolution" o n Thursday 6-9pm. Evolution playa wear encouraged.
Hometown: Reno, NV
URL: http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=47265638594
Contact: potionmasterx (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Martini Village Extinct & 3:00

Martini Village
Welcome to the next step of natural selection! Here you will find a plthora of activities with Martini Lunches, lollipop-alcoholic natural selections, carbon based libations, swimsuit parties with contests and conseling on the future and the past. Stop in, say hi and explore your own evolution.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: aadams1997 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Martini Village Extinct & 3:00

MidNite Popcorn Palace!
The triumphant return of The MidNite Popcorn Palace! We're Back! Serving-up fresh hot popcorn to the people. The Popcorn Palace first appeared on the Playa in '99' as a mobile pushcart. In '2000' '2001' & '2004' we were a theme camp. This year we Evolve into a theme camp and mobile popcorn service.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Playa Placement: 3:00 Plaza at 8:00

nevada barbarians
we are at best, we are a group of locals that love the desert and love to have fun, we welcom everone with open arms. so come party like a barbarian if can hang. so come have a beer, or a shot, or just listen to some cool tunes. come see what we ar e all about.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: burning_man_girl (at) yahoo (dot) com

Picasso Camp
Picasso Camp is back! We've got fresh paint, fresh canvasses, and fresh vibes for the playa. Always a participant's best friend, our camp provides Burners a place to express their ideas on two huge canvasses 24/7. Our FUBAR is stocked and ready to serve and our crew of eclectic DJs set the mood. Our chill domes provide the space to create and collaborate!
Hometown: Reno, NV
URL: http://picassocamp.org
Contact: megstockwell (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: Center Camp at 9:00

PLAYA MAGIC featuring Close-up Magic of THOMAS of Carson Valley, Nevada. He will be performing 3 shows daily in an air conditioned, dust free zone. 30 minute show in the day who and one 40 minute evening show. You may request his appearance at yo ur venue upon inspection.
Hometown: Gardnerville, NV
Contact: nonvpro (at) charter (dot) net
Playa Placement: Adapt & 3:00

PLAYATART'S PARLOUR barstools,tarts in aprons,playaserpent, plenty of fixins for the bloodies, let us thank you in our very special way. Happy hours -whoredurves. Calling All tawdry tarts and Codgers strutt you wedges and huevos on over. We will whore ya up- if you aren't already.
Hometown: Incline Village, NV

PPR: The Prod Pump and Rest
The Echo People return to run the Reflection (Wall-of-Lights) Dance Club & Bar at the "PPR." Come entertain us with your rhythmic dance moves, maybe we'll give you a special elixir or honor. Learn the secret word of the day, feel the Monolith – have you evolved? Make contact at the 'Copy Cat' party.
Hometown: Vc Highlands, NV
URL: http://archnevada.com/echopeople
Contact: echo (at) archnevada (dot) com
Playa Placement: 3:00 Plaza at 11:00

Pyramid Scheme the sequel.
This is a 40' pendulum swing with the ability to free your mind and heart and return you to a time when your life was much simpler. Remember jumping on a swing and pushing the limits of the swing, it was as if you were flying, free from all your wo rries. This swing is sure to deliver.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: pyramidburn (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: 7:30 Plaza at 1:00

Redirection Connection
Welcome to the 2nd year of Redirection Connection Village! Drop in for a ride on one of the many Mutant Vehicles docked at the new hub/loading station for the Un-Official Public Transit System of BRC and get Connected for Redirection to another loc ation on the playa!
Hometown: Sparks, NV
URL: http://www.rickmetz.com/Site/Redirection_Connection.html
Contact: RICKSAX1 (at) aol (dot) com
Playa Placement: Extinct & 3:00

Reno Housewives
Helping costume BRC since 1998. Do you need bridesmaids for your playa wedding, or are looking for the perfect outfit for that party? ASK US! From frumpy to fabulous, we have you covered.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: renohousewives (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: Genome & 9:00

rEVOLVE Your Balls
Get a pair of balls! Golf balls that is...connected by a rope. Stop by and play a game of Nut Toss! Toss those nuts around our rack and score for points, prizes, and laughs. Celebrate your victory on our winner's podium.
Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Contact: hendersonecology (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
Playa Placement: Evolution & 6:00

RISA is just like the resort planet from Star Trek, renowned for its breezes and easy-going, uninhibited sexuality. Our main attraction at Risa this year is the Peacock Shuttle. Look for Risa and the Shuttle within Redirection Connection Village!
Hometown: Carson City, NV
URL: http://brc-risa.com
Contact: brcrogman (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Redirection Connection Extinct & 3:00

Robotronia returns for its' 10th attempt as a "theme camp". Hotshot the Robot, Spectral Interactive Video Screens, d6 and Hug02 will be joined this year by The Mantis, Mr. Jellifish, and even a special performance from Zsu-Zsu. Show your (de)evolut ionary skills while getting your photo with us in 09.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Playa Placement: 3:00 Plaza at 2:00

Sex Filth Avenue Boutique
SEX FILTH AVENUE was a great success. We gave away more than 1000+ Naughty sexy costumes. We need costume donations to make this happen again next year. Please send me a box of costumes. Please post any pics you have from SFA on the website below.
Hometown: Carson City, NV
URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/S_e_x_Filth_Ave/
Contact: mikebrisbin (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Terminal City Village Adapt & 3:00

Shallow End (of the gene pool)
The Shallow End of the gene pool. Welcome to our "ool" notice there is no "P" in it, let's keep it that way! Every one knows someone from the shallow end. Come hang out with us, the main event on Thursday at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be a poolside swimsuit competition, with judges, dance, and flirtinis.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: szideck (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: within Martini Village Extinct & 3:00

Super 8 Sasquatch
Come Yak with the Yeti upon his plush, fluffy pad. Receive the wisdom, warmth, and fuzziness from our friend of the forests.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: dobbshead (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: Adapt & 7:00

Terminal City
Terminal City- Your Evolutionary Dead End. No Gas, No Food, No Mercy. An interactive village of the themeiest theme camps in Black Rock City! Day and night activities, theme nights, games and art.
Hometown: Carson City, NV
URL: http://www.apokiliptika.com/terminal_city_2009_index.htm
Contact: Killbuck25 (at) gmail (dot) com
Playa Placement: Adapt & 3:00

Tomorrows Panties
Hometown: Reno, NV

Do include in your journey thru BRC a stop at Vamp Camp lounge at night and the Mr. mister lounge during the day. You will be able to enjoy the cool down of the mister lounge and the bidet in the heat of the day and you can enjoy the Vamp Juice and the warm Vamp culdrun at night.
Hometown: Gardnerville, NV
Playa Placement: 7:30 Plaza at 10:30

Voted Best Camp
Bring your skateboards, put on your drinking caps, and of course, bring your appetite for destruction. VBC will wet your thirst for whiskey and Punk Rock with the usual romantic accomodations. After dark we are rated R so leave the kiddies back at camp. See you there.
Hometown: Reno, NV
URL: http://votedbestcamp.ning.com
Contact: votedbestcamp (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: 2:00 & Kinship

Wander's Camp
Our Camp is an oasis on the playa for the Wandering Burner who happens upon our camp and finds HUGS, Hot Dogs, Sacred G, Sacred L.O.V.E. Readings and Energy Healing Sessions. We also provide information about the Black Rock's early inhabitants/expl orers/wanders, provided on a kiosk for all to enjoy!
Hometown: Reno, NV
URL: http://www.jeffreywenner.com
Contact: bodie992000 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Playa Placement: Fossil & 4:30

What are funkyhatpants? I dunno, just wear them!
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: pettipa2 (at) un r (dot) nevada (dot) edu

WhiteTrashSuperstars F**K yr couch
All are welcome to come by and pimp out your cup with some bling! Enjoy our white trash lemonade, while being entertained by your fellow burners on our community stage. We have shade and couches to escape the heat of the day. We have All types of m usic playing. p.s. Fuck your couch!!! )'(
Hometown: Reno, NV
Playa Placement: 2:00 & Inherit

Yabba Dabba Dome
Theme camp based on the Flintstones TV show. The featured attraction is a 32' diameter dome made to look like a house in Bedrock, with a fun interactive play space inside.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Contact: suncrest (at) intercomm (dot) com
Playa Placement: Adapt & 3:00