Lakes of Fire - The Great Lakes Official BM Regional 6/25-28

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Are you coming to Lakes of Fire?

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Lakes of Fire - The Great Lakes Official BM Regional 6/25-28

Post by Downtown Dave » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:03 am

Friends, Freaks, and Oddballs of all ages:

Get all excited!

Great Lakes Experimental Arts is pleased to announce that from Thursday, June 25th, through Sunday, June 28th, the Great Lakes region will become home to its very own officially-sanctioned Burning Man Regional Event, Lakes of Fire.

"http://www.lakesoffire.org"

Hosted on private land in Southwest Michigan, USA, this collaborative celebration of art, fire, music, and friendship will be for you, and by you. Lakes of Fire will have outdoor camping, theme camps, music, a glorious effigy, open camping, large and small scale art both fiery and otherwise, and all of the energy and wild spirit that you and 999 of your closest friends from around the Great Lakes and around the world can bring! Envision the upper midwest/Ontario version of Black Rock City. Lakes of Fire will be smaller than Burning Man, more accessible, and with rolling hills, forests, and fields instead of open playa. Instead of dealing with dust storms and temperature swings, you'll deal with mosquitoes, rain, and toxicodendrons-radicans (poison ivy.) Our site also has a small number of public showers.

If you're driving, Lakes of Fire's location is roughly two hours from Chicago, four hours from Detroit, Milwaukee, or Indianapolis, six hours from Cleveland or Columbus, and seven hours from Toronto. Our rules, regulations, and binding principles are simple, and can be found here:
"http://www.burningman.com/whatisburning ... iples.html"

If you can live with these guiding principles, you're beyond welcome to join us at the very first Lakes of Fire.

Details are still emerging. Tickets will be available in March. We hope you can join us for this celebration of art, fire, and friendship!

Love,

Great Lakes Experimental Arts, LLC
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Post by robotland » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:21 am

Right on top of it, DD! You Da Man!

*swelling with pride*

....This is gonna ROCK. A lot of fiendishly clever and downright good-looking people are busting their butts to make this The Greatest Burning Man Regional Event That Southwestern Michigan Has Ever Experienced. ROCKITY ROCK ROCK!!!!
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I'm so excited I just got a chubby!

Post by Downtown Dave » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:25 am

This is awesome!

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:27 am

well HOT DOG, we have a wiener!


sounds like fun....i will pass it along to the local burnerites and burnerettes.


we will bring genesee cream ale, nectar of the Muddy Muddy waters.


it is best served lukewarm, like my christianity.
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Post by mercury_988 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:07 am

I am so there!!!!

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Post by Sail Man » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:46 am

mercury_988 wrote:I am so there!!!!
Your early then :lol:


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Post by robotland » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:42 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:well HOT DOG, we have a wiener!


sounds like fun....i will pass it along to the local burnerites and burnerettes.


we will bring genesee cream ale, nectar of the Muddy Muddy waters.


it is best served lukewarm, like my christianity.
We'll see your Genesee, and raise you a Bell's Best Brown! Don't know if we can get any mead out of there, but buhDANG it's good. Worth the extra 20 miles east!
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Post by klondike_bar » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:52 pm

might look into it. 7 hours is a bit of a drive however.

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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:15 pm

....checking my calendar....
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Post by robotland » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:28 am

dragonfly Jafe wrote:....checking my calendar....


awesome.....
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Post by robotland » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:30 am

klondike_bar wrote:might look into it. 7 hours is a bit of a drive however.
Back in my log cabin days I used to drive 7 hours just to return a book!
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Post by Sail Man » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:38 pm

robotland wrote:
klondike_bar wrote:might look into it. 7 hours is a bit of a drive however.
Back in my log cabin days I used to drive 7 hours just to return a book!
Via Rail to Sarnia.
Amtrak Port Huron to Kalamazoo. I hear Robotland has a good stash of Bell's. You bring the bacon, and I'll bring the Lion Chops.

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Post by Downtown Dave » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:13 am

I'll be there rockin out the Lakes of Fire Pizza Kitchen. Yes, we deliver. You'll love our Chicago style, served up from a sculpted oven that will be erected on the site!

We gatta da dough.
We gatta de reda sauce-a.
We gatta de cheez.
You gatta de toppings.


Stay tuned folks!

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Post by robotland » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:15 am

Downtown Dave wrote:I'll be there rockin out the Lakes of Fire Pizza Kitchen. Yes, we deliver. You'll love our Chicago style, served up from a sculpted oven that will be erected on the site!

We gatta da dough.
We gatta de reda sauce-a.
We gatta de cheez.
You gatta de toppings.


Stay tuned folks!

:twisted:
Heh......you said "on site".
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Post by Sail Man » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:41 pm

Downtown Dave wrote:I'll be there rockin out the Lakes of Fire Pizza Kitchen. Yes, we deliver. You'll love our Chicago style, served up from a sculpted oven that will be erected on the site!

We gatta da dough.
We gatta de reda sauce-a.
We gatta de cheez.
You gatta de toppings.


Stay tuned folks!

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Better then Edwardo's? :D
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Where's the art???

Post by emotionlovesyou » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:41 pm

So is this just gonna be like a bunch of hippies camping or is there going to be art and music performances? Will people be spinning fire???

Either way, I'm game. Hehe

I understand there will be pizza and I'm sooo game for that as well
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Post by Sail Man » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:03 am

Art - Yes
Music - Yes
Fire - Yes

Pizza - Yes you can bring many pies with you as your gift for us hippies and freaks burning up sw Michigan.

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Re: Where's the art???

Post by robotland » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:38 pm

emotionlovesyou wrote:So is this just gonna be like a bunch of hippies camping
I'm guessing that the Michigan Peace Festival will be happening again this year...it's usually right before Burning Man, so I've never been. They fit the "Hippy" stereotype more effectively than we do BUT there'll be some Tie-Dyed Minds at LoF, f'sher.
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[SIGH]

Post by Downtown Dave » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:56 pm

I tried to convince people that no hippies should be allowed, but was shouted down by an angry mob of long-haired maniacs in peace shirts.

BTW: The Michigan Peace fest is an awesome event, and I hope to go one o' these years meself.

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Alrighty then!

Post by Downtown Dave » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:24 am

"http://www.lakesoffire.org/"

Our website is up and at least minimally functional.

Whut whut!!!!

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A SHIT-TON MORE INFO & BASICS

Post by Downtown Dave » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:38 am

WELCOME!!!

Lakes of Fire is a private gathering on private land in beautiful Southwest Michigan, USA. The Great Lakes area’s official Burning Man Regional Event, Lakes of Fire is sponsored by the Great Lakes Experimental Arts, LLC, and seeks to bring the artistry and energy of Black Rock City to the Upper Midwest and Ontario. Specific location details will be sent to those who purchase tickets.

GATE HOURS:
Thursday – June 25th, 2009
12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight – Gate closes.

Friday – June 26th, 2009
8:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight – Gate does not close!

Saturday – June 27th, 2009
12:00 Midnight – 6:00 PM – Gate closes.

Participants only! No spectators please. You must be on site by 6:00 PM to participate in Lakes of Fire. No admittance will be allowed after this time.

Sunday – June 28th, 2009
All participants except for organizers, DPW, and Earth Guardians must be off the property by 2:00 P.M. No exceptions.

The Greeters’ Station will be your first stop on your way into the event. We ask that you stop your car, stretch your legs, and come say hello to the Lakes of Fire Greeters. They will fill you in on what you need to know for the weekend of fun, family, friends and FIRE! You can check in your Art Car here! But please do not try to run the blockade at Greeters’ Station. Pink Gorillas are on hand with stun guns to deal with such individuals. You’ve been warned.

TICKETING & ENTRY:
You’ll need to purchase a ticket on-line to enter Lakes of Fire. No ticket? No Entry. No Exceptions.

As of St. Patrick’s Day (3/17/09) tickets are not yet available on-line, but they’ll be coming soon. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The tickets will be very reasonably priced.

There will be absolutely no ticket sales at the gate. Do not show up to Lakes of Fire expecting to pay cash. Tickets must be purchased on-line, via our website, in advance.

You must have a valid ID to enter Lakes of Fire. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You must be 21+ to drink alcohol at Lakes Of Fire. Every participant at Lakes of Fire will receive a wristband identifying them as either over or under 21. Your wristband proves that you’re a participant of Lakes of Fire, so please keep your wristband on throughout the weekend. Failure to wear your wristband may result in your removal from Lakes of Fire.

We understand the need for some participants to leave Lakes of Fire for provisions, hotel access, and emergencies. We ask that everyone limit or eliminate the need to exit and re-enter by planning ahead. Carpooling is encouraged. Upon exiting, you must notify the gate staff and sign out. You must also keep your wristband on, and be sure to present it to the gate staff upon re-entry. Without strict adherence to this policy, we cannot guarantee your re-entry to Lakes of Fire. Please be nice to the gate staff. They work very hard to accommodate your needs.

Lakes of Fire’s site is private property owned and operated by our friend and trusted partner. We insist that you comply with all state and local laws, and any reasonable request that our organizers, our host or his associates make of you.

Sorry puppies! There are no pets allowed at Lakes of Fire.

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Post by Sail Man » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:37 pm

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Post by robotland » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:17 am

Woot!
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Re: Camping

Post by Downtown Dave » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:49 am

CAMPING:
Lakes of Fire has primitive camping. Aside from porta-potties, about the only amenity you’ll find on-site is the ground, to prevent you from falling into the Void. There are a limited number of fire rings for small camp fires, and several dozen picnic tables. The site also offers a small number of showers for public use. (Ask at the Greeters’ station for details.) But there are no cabins, no ice sales, no food concessions, and no Starbucks. Rely on yourself for your survival.

Here are some of the very basics that you will need:
Tent
Bedding (sleeping bag/pillow)
Changes of clothes (both warm and cool weather)
Rain gear
Matches/lighter
Bug Spray
Sun screen
Flashlight
Food
Water/drinks
Ear plugs
Eating utensils
Cookware
Garbage bags

You can find a more detailed list of necessities here.

Failure to bring these necessities will result in way less of a good time.

LEAVE AT HOME:
Fireworks - they are illegal in the state of Michigan
Guns or weapons of any kind
Pets - aside from ADA-qualified assistance dogs
Glass - a serious impediment to our Leave No Trace Principle, if it breaks. Cans are preferred.
Firewood from outside the state of Michigan - this is also against the law due to bug infestations
Illegal substances of any kind.

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Post by Hazardrus » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:26 pm

:idea: Bring load of firewood and Bells :idea:
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Post by Sail Man » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:16 pm

Hazardrus wrote::idea: Bring load of firewood and Bells :idea:
:lol: I love it when somebody steps up to the volunteer plate Hazardrus! There's liable to be a grand of us burners there, so I'd start stockpiling those loads now. Let's here it for our new wood and brew team lead! Woo Hoo!! :P
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MO INFO RE: Tickets

Post by Downtown Dave » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:44 am

Minors 12 years old and under will be welcome to participate in Lakes of Fire free of charge. Participants 13+ must pay the full gate price.

Once they are available, 200 tickets will be available for the price of $35. The remaining 800 will sell for $40 - so stay tuned, and keep checking back. We expect tickets to go on sale in mid-April.

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Re: MO INFO RE: Tickets

Post by klondike_bar » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:24 am

Downtown Dave wrote:Minors 12 years old and under will be welcome to participate in Lakes of Fire free of charge. Participants 13+ must pay the full gate price.

Once they are available, 200 tickets will be available for the price of $35. The remaining 800 will sell for $40 - so stay tuned, and keep checking back. We expect tickets to go on sale in mid-April.
oh, thats all? thats cheaper then i expected.

in that case, just how difficult is it to bypass the "under 21" armbands?

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Re: MO INFO RE: Tickets

Post by Sail Man » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:20 pm

klondike_bar wrote:
Downtown Dave wrote:Minors 12 years old and under will be welcome to participate in Lakes of Fire free of charge. Participants 13+ must pay the full gate price.

Once they are available, 200 tickets will be available for the price of $35. The remaining 800 will sell for $40 - so stay tuned, and keep checking back. We expect tickets to go on sale in mid-April.
oh, thats all? thats cheaper then i expected.

in that case, just how difficult is it to bypass the "under 21" armbands?
Ummm, purely for informational purposes, right? :wink:

Actually, they'll be tattooed onto the wrist. You'll have a choice of a Tribal design, or neo-classical :P
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Re: MO INFO RE: Tickets

Post by klondike_bar » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:17 pm

Sail Man wrote:
klondike_bar wrote:
Downtown Dave wrote:Minors 12 years old and under will be welcome to participate in Lakes of Fire free of charge. Participants 13+ must pay the full gate price.

Once they are available, 200 tickets will be available for the price of $35. The remaining 800 will sell for $40 - so stay tuned, and keep checking back. We expect tickets to go on sale in mid-April.
oh, thats all? thats cheaper then i expected.

in that case, just how difficult is it to bypass the "under 21" armbands?
Ummm, purely for informational purposes, right? :wink:
obviously. I would never consider the use of drugs without parental supervision and my bible. :wink:

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