SWISH EMBASSY

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SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Pachanga » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:06 pm

Swish Embassy Openings-

2014 will mark the 3rd year of The Swish Embassy theme camp at Burning Man. Get ready for another year of Rockin’ the Playa with awesome theme nights complete with Music, Costumes, Projection Video and the best drinks on the Playa! We are comprised of new and old burners that share a love of interactive parties, production. dress -up, and good dance moves!

Located in 404: Village Not Found, we are a tight knit crew that works hard to create a unique and inclusive interactive experience for all who come by. Our Village mates include (but not limited to) M*A*S*H 4207, Playa Waste Raiders, Bamboozled & Universe University. We share space, good times, some resources and occasional meals together.

Bring you, what you need to survive on the Playa, your amazing ideas, and a fun-lovin’ attitude, if you want to be part of Swish Embassy

Participation is required to camp with us. Cooperation and a sense of humor are a must!
Beyond that be prepared to:

-Participate (via Facebook) with theme night ideas and planning.
-Participation in at least one theme night
-AT LEAST 3 handles of liquor for the bar donation, TBA
-$20. for fuel to run the bar/kitchen
-Misc. mixers
-Participation in one camp meal


Ability to help with set-up and/our break down of camp infra-structure a super plus!!!

If you are interested in becoming a member you are welcome to check out our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/174170769334791/

Meet other members and contributors.

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:38 pm

Welcome home, darlings! This year is going to be spectacular!!
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Pachanga » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:56 pm

This year is gonna be EPIC!!!!!
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Lukky » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:13 pm

I cannot wait for this year... 8)

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:27 pm

Some of the awesome people that camped with us last year. I hope most, if not all, make it back this year!!

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:16 pm

So - we're all about the theme nights, and the costumes, and the music, and the videos, and - of course - the awesome people that have come by to visit us over the years... We'll be announcing this year's line-up soon (I hope), but in the meantime, here are a few selfie-ish shots from last years parties...

We took the "Cult" from the overall theme and went with Cult Movies as a starting point -

Monday was Star Wars: Han Shot First! Night but I was so zonked from getting everything ready that I didn't get a single pic that night (a rarity, for me - lol)

Tuesday was The Dark Side of Oz Night and the hosts built a gorgeous Emerald City for the occasion:
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Wednesday was Repo: A Genetic Opera Night and we were really surprised when one of the executive producers came by to join in the festivities:
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Thursday was Thursday Night Fever Night and the awesome folks with the Crisco Disco art car spent the night ferrying our guests around the playa checking out the fabulous art:
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Friday was A Clockwork Orange Night that featured Lucy, the Milk-Plus (White Russians and Pina Coladas) lactating mannequin. She may be making a return for one of the theme nights this year:
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And finally, Saturday was Burn Night with our default musical genre, K-Pop, going until people stopped coming:
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In a nutshell, it was a spectacular year for us and more fun than I could have imagined. Veteran campers and newbies make a great mix for our camp and we are hoping that we can find some special people to join us again this year!
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Pachanga » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:03 am

YES
LUCY MUST RETURN!!!!! :D
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by UNK » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:28 pm

It will only be better this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:27 pm

This year we will be bringing back one of the fun events we did for Cargo Cult: Leti's "Broadway Beakfast". Last year we had lots of our friends and neighbors stopping by to enjoy a pancake breakfast and great company with a The Sound of Music backdrop. The contenders so far this year are Jesus Christ: Superstar and The Book of Mormon. Do you have an idea for a soundtrack more along the lines of this year's theme?
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By the way...if you took pics during the breakfast last year, I would love to see them! :D
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Lukky » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:25 pm

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Could you handle being this happy? If so, check out the Swish Embassy!

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:45 am

best.pancakes.ever.


my vote is for Book of Mormon, btw.
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Killbuck » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:28 pm

Welcome back Swish!!!

We shall swish on by... and theme nights we should prep for?
Visit SIDESHOW at our kewl website http://sideshow2017.weebly.com

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by UNK » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:58 pm

If you are interested in joining Swish for 2014, click on Nicole or Pachanga or both and send an email
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by UNK » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:00 pm

Kill buck, we are fine tuning the list of theme nights now, stay tuned.....
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:07 am

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Aurelia » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:54 am

very cool indeed !

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:20 pm

Things are falling into place slowly - tickets purchased for the hardcore early entry team, people signing up for bar supplies, and theme nights are taking shape...! Here's one:

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:21 pm

And here's another:

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by UNK » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:37 pm

Nice! But I'm not on camel moop detail. :?
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:52 pm

No worries - they have been bred to eat very little - they practically live on air - and they hold everything in until they literally explode... But I doubt that will happen for the first dozen or two races. :shock:
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:52 am

Here's another idea for a theme night based on a movie - Simon of the Desert - directed by Luis Buñuel in 1965... 8)

"Simon a deep religious man in the 4th century wants to be nearer to God, so he climbs a column. The devil wants him to get down on earth and is trying to seduce him. But Simon recognizes him every time. So the devil takes him to a nightclub in New York of the 1960s."

Seems pretty legit. Here's a trailer:

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:23 pm

Of course, the Exterminating Angel is soooo burningman.
Although the Milky Way is my favorite. Jesus is pate.
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:47 pm

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:13 pm

Is *that* what that line translates to....? Huh... :lol:

Ahhhh... New York in the 60s...a fabulous time! Anyone pick Simon and I out in the dance crowd? I'm at about the 1:18 mark... The dance was called "Radioactive Flesh," by the way.
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:20 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Of course, the Exterminating Angel is soooo burningman.
Although the Milky Way is my favorite. Jesus is pate.
The complete Exterminating Angel is available on YouTube...but it's without subtitles. It looks really interesting, though. Simon of the Desert and Exterminating Angel (as several others) can be picked up through Amazon at pretty reasonable prices - except for The Milky Way. It's three times more than any of the others... :?
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:47 pm

It's not as famous. Well, I haven't seen Simon of the Desert, so I don't know how it measures up. But a whole of Bunuel left me in wtf-mode. Milky Way was genuinely funny.
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Post by Nicole Hyde » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:56 pm

It's only forty-five minutes long - I'm surprised that it isn't just an extra on one of his other movies...
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:52 pm

Simon of the Desert?
Never knew that. They could make that, L'Age D'or, and Andalusian Dog into a triptych...
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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Nicole Hyde » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:32 pm

One more alternative soundtrack before we put this toy back in the box... I like it. Oh, and I still dance like this btw. :lol:

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Re: SWISH EMBASSY

Post by Aurelia » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:12 pm

Yep
I was there

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