Any Eplayans coming to the SF Decom??

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Any Eplayans coming to the SF Decom??

Post by Ratty » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:46 am

Sunday Oct 12th Noon to 10 or 11pm. I go every year and I hardly ever see eplayans. But I see pictures later and wish we had run into each other. I'll be the one in the park on the blanket with popcorn and a big smile.
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Re: Any Eplayans coming to the SF Decom??

Post by ygmir » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:12 pm

maybe
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Re: Any Eplayans coming to the SF Decom??

Post by spacetime » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:51 pm

I'm planning to go!

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Post by Jackass » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:31 pm

I think so...are you bringing enough to share?
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Post by torrey.smith » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:08 pm

Sextant Camp will be there with a static display of our Tesla Coil, and we will also be gifting Titanium Man pendant bottle openers, which we will grind, polish and flame paint together as a little interactive fun.

We have the BRC Scouts and East Bay Burners all together in our booth to take advantage of the footprint that the Tesla Coils require. We've got a little Dome to be the public area so we can have a little bubble of Playa Magic :wink:
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Post by ranger magnum » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:12 pm

I'll b there!
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Re: Any Eplayans coming to the SF Decom??

Post by Zealous » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:33 pm

I'll be there...do people dress up for this? If so, I will be the crazy dancing guy in a dinosaur suit.

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Post by Savannah » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:42 pm

People do dress up, yes. This IS San Francisco, you know. :D
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Post by Ratty » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:51 pm

Wow! This is great. Lots of eplyans. I'll make a sign, bring a blanket and find a conspicuous spot in the park to park it. Nobody will hang there for long but I'll leave a little notebook attached to my rolly cooler. You can leave a note or arrange a time to meet back there. Plus you can help yourself to a drink and snack. I love Decom. I haven't heard back from the Greeters so I don't know if I'm working or not. I know Trillo goes and I think Marty comes too. Wheeeeeeeee.
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Re: Any Eplayans coming to the SF Decom??

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:06 pm

I'm considering it... It would be nice to see some people.
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Re: Any Eplayans coming to the SF Decom??

Post by Ratty » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:54 pm

Yippie!! I'm volunteering as line control. Hey! Stand up straight there! You, yes you. Move along. This ain't no soup line. Maybe I should wear chaps and bring a riding crop. Oh, and a whistle. (What's line control?) Anyway I'm sure it'll be fun.

So. I'm bringing a tie dyed blanket with a couple of eplaya signs. I'll leave my rolling cooler there in case you stop by. Help yourself and leave a note like, "Ratty will be back at 3" or "Ha, ha, fuck you I drank your beer". Etc...Hope to see some of you.

The reason I'm doing this is because last year there were quite a few eplayans there and I didn't see a one. :cry:
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Re: Any Eplayans coming to the SF Decom??

Post by spacetime » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:01 am

Sounds good to me. I'll hold down the cooler and make sure the contents are "safe" while you keep that line ship shape.

I'm not sure if the information is posted on eplaya yet, but I pulled this from the FB event page in case more folks from the boards are interested in attending.:
The 15th Annual San Francisco DECOMPRESSION Heat the Street FaIRE! 2014

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Starts at Noon!

Indiana Street between Mariposa and 22nd Street in San Francisco

Public Entrance: 19th St. & Minnesota
$15 donation before 4:00pm; $20 after; free shwag while it lasts
All ages (under 12 free)

Almost all sound ends at 10pm this year, so come early!
Food and beverages available with sales benefitting public art and culture programs. Eat for Art!
Full schedules and map will be posted on this page when ready!

PLEASE TAKE MASS TRANSIT, BIKE and CARPOOL: (Muni bus #22, #48 and BART connects with the 3rd Street T-line), ride your bike and avoid driving on Minnesota St completely! Inexpensive parking available at UCSF lot (3rd St at 16th St). Or park on Terry Francois Blvd. There will be bike parking, taxis and pedicabs.

This year is explosive with creativity! Come at Noon SHARP to enjoy all the installations, performances, fire, dance, theme camps, circus arts, live music, DJs, Burning Man 2014 imagery, and MORE!!! All six blocks, the park, and stages will showcase a stunning variety of creative expression! Bring your imagination to share and BE the art you wish to see in the world!!!

Art Installations & Fire Art include: Alien Sanctuary (Kathy D’Onofrio), Alien Siege Machine Display (Dan Fox), BioTronEsis (Erick Dunn), Burning Man 3D Lenticulars (Harold Baize), Crossroads of Curiosity (David Normal), Dragon Smelter (Daniel Macchiarini), Fire Tuba (David Silverman), The Healing Vibe (John Wunderley), HYBYCOZO: The Hyperspace (Yelena Filipchuk), Inspired (Erik De la Cruz), Light Curtain (Christopher Schardt), The Lightening Forrest (Kevin Lewis), Little LOVE (Laura Kimpton), Mezmerize (Jay Conners), Occidental Oasis (Debi von Huene), Ourorboros Sphere Burn 2014 (Travis Holm), Photos by Todd Huffman, Praying Mantis (Todd Cox), Project Flashlight (Neal Strickberger), Rebar My Heart (Wesley Skinner), Reflectahedron (Dallas Pesola), Sapphire Portal/Star Portal Outline (Harlan Emil Gruber), Spawn of Dodgasourus & Budding Sea Garden (Jon Dickinson), Temple of Promise (Jazz Tigan), The Union (Derek Heinemann), Unnecessarily High Five (Hans Kramer), Wheel of Life, (Stuart Chapman), Zomes of Zonotopia (Rob Bell), and more!

Participating Theme Camps and Groups Include: The Aquatrope, Black Rock Beacon, Black Rock Roller Disco, Black Rock Rangers, Black Rock Scouts, BMIR, Bubble City-Cuddlefish Productions, BRC Census Lab, BRCPO, Burning Haiku, BuzzInn, Camp Flow Hoop-d-Dew, Candy Corn Cupcake Car, CDC (Cat of a Different Color), Charlie the Unicorn Art Car, Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet, Decom Costume Xchange, Dustfish, Dustfish Hill Billy Spaceship, East Bay Burners, Emergency Circus, EMT/ Medical, First Church of the Last Laugh, Flirt Camp, Grokit Ship BEhicle, Hack-a-Cola, Hardly Saloon, Icarus, Jerk Church, The Kazbah, Knight Bus, The Lost Tea Party, Love Potion Transcender and Love Bar, Magic Carpet Art Car, Magick Pancakes, Miso Horny, Morris Burner Hotel, Nautilus X - Precious Xchange, Opulent Temple, Party Jitsu Demo Area, Perry Windsor Airship, Pink Heart Camp, Playawalker, Portable Love Chapel Instant Weddings, Rhino Redemption, Sextant Camp, Shipwreck Tiki Lounge, Silent Disco by Silent Storm, Space Ambulance, Temple Guardians, he All Genders Chillout Den, Twilight Spaghetti Theatre, UNAVERZ, Volunteer Resource Team, World Hoop Day, and many more to come!

Performers Include: Alex Kane, Brass Band: Mssion, Burning Band, CelloJoe, Conandrum, Crossroads Collective, Disco Kitty, DMak, DJ Kelly, DJ Valerian, Dr. Notorious, El Radio Fantastique, Eli Wise, Everett Wayne, Fontain's Muse, Gamelan X, Heart Touch w/ Keno Mapp, Hydrah, Ivo Naries feat Mari Meentalo, JOill, Jonboy, Kompare, KSA Disco Katz, Materialized, MegaFlame & Sexbombe, Megapxl, Michael Vincze, Miss Emma Nation, Mitztronic, Mood Swing, Naudible, Neon Bunny, Pallasite Project, PBBBBLT!, Rachel Lark, Rich DDT, Samba Stilt Circus, Sex Pixels, Smudge, Snail Trail, The Speakeasy Syndicate (Ezra Croft), Struggle Entertainment, Tim Vance, Trapeze, TrashKan Marchink Band, Vesper, Wu Wei, Xzist, and more!

Food provided by Cajun Queen and other Burners with a portion of proceeds benefitting Burning Man Project art programs. Eat and drink for ART!


San Francisco Decompression is powered by an amazing team of volunteers and tons of communal effort.

TO VOLUNTEER:
Email SEvolunteers(at)burningman(dot)com
Or complete this form: tinyurl.com/vol-decom2014
We also need volunteers to come back 11am Monday, Oct 13th to Indiana & 19th for our annual neighborhood clean up so we can leave the neighborhood cleaner than we found it! We’ll have donuts, coffee, great thank you schwag, and new friends!

HELP US OUT BY DOING THESE THINGS:

ARRIVE EARLY! Enjoy the full day & keep the line shorter.
Take mass transit or bike; bike parking at 19th & Minnesota; No driving on Minnesota between 19th and 22nd. PARK at UCSF lot at 16th and 3rd -- discount rate till Midnight!
Respect our neighbors, no loud noises entering or leaving, don't block driveways, use OUR toilets.
NO boom boxes, renegade sound systems or unapproved fire and keep noise off and voices down after 10pm!
Pack out all trash you bring, properly separate any discards you get from the event by putting them in the right bin, and LEAVE NO TRACE! We have 70% waste diversion and want to do even better!
Come back Monday at 11am to help with our neighborhood-wide clean-up and help leave things cleaner than they were!
Read the DECOMmandments / Survival Guide below.
FYI: Smoking is now prohibited on any open air public property in the city of SF, including the park as per Article 191: Prohibiting smoking in city park and recreation areas.

THANK YOU!!! for your part in bringing the spirit of Black Rock City to SF and for making this a year-round community! Special thanks to ALL the artists, performers, theme camps, volunteers, our neighbors in the Dogpatch, Dogpatch Neighborhood Network, Homes on Esprit, SFFD, Bayview Police Dept, ISCOTT, Entertainment Commission, and others involved with this day. Thank you to CRESCO Rentals for clearing out their lot for us and being so darned helpful over the years. Thank you and HOORAY!!!

The 2014 DECOMmandments & Survival Guide

October 12, 2014 Starting at Noon.
Park closes at 10 pm Sound ends by 10 pm everywhere
*except the Mariposa dance area (until 11pm)*

Located just off the T-Line on 3rd St. and near major bus lines. Please use them:
Muni bus #22, #48 and BART connects with the 3rd St T-line

Public Entrance: 19th St & Minnesota St.
Bike Racks: Corner 19th & Minnesota
Taxi Stand: 18th & Minnesota

Here's how you can make this our best Decompression ever:

Arrive Early! Come at NOON to enjoy a full day of amazing art, theme camps, people and performances!
Respect Our Neighbors. No loud noises, don't block driveways, use OUR toilets and enter and leave the area VERY quietly. Don't drive on Minnesota St at all. Do not camp overnight.

Green Your Commute! Take mass transit or bike! There will be bike racks at 19th & Minnesota. Or carpool and park at the UCSF lot at 16th St. & 3rd St. (3 blocks away with special discounted rate), at the ballpark, or on Terry Francois Blvd. Please do NOT drive or park at all on Minnesota Street, Indiana Street, or 19th/20th between Indiana and Tennessee. There will be a taxi stand at 18th and Minnesota for your convenience. And mass transit is VERY convenient.

Express Yourself and pARTicipate! Wear your finest playa pageantry and costumery. Bring warm layers for evening. To register art/performance/theme camp, email flambelounge(at)burningman(dot)com so we can accommodate and celebrate YOUR special contribution to this amazing community. ALL sound systems, fire art, theme camps, vehicles and stage acts MUST be registered and confirmed in advance.

Perform Random Acts of Art, Kindness and Gifting.
NO Boom Boxes, Renegade Sound, Unapproved Food/Beverage Service/vending, Fire Performance, Fire Art, Fire Hats, Candles or Burning Clumps of Sage: These will jeopardize the event. Leave unregistered sound and fire art home. And if you see anyone with fire outside the fire art barricades or fire stage, ask them to PUT IT OUT!
Pack out all trash you bring and LEAVE NO TRACE! Please help us pick up trash and deposit it in appropriate sorting pails. Breakdown is 10-11PM for the park and 12-2AM on the street. By 2AM, EVERYTHING MUST BE GONE and small debris must be swept into the street for the street sweeper to work its magic. If you are exhibiting at Decom, bring a broom to sweep the sidewalks clean, pack out what you brought, and pick up large debris in the street. Also, please remove unwanted fliers from cars.
Volunteer! This is a volunteer-driven event. To be part of the team that makes Decompression so special, email SEvolunteers(at)burningman(dot)com . Or stop in at Volunteer Sign-Up at Volunteer Check-In on 20th St or Playa Info. At a minimum, EVERYONE is part of our Leave No Trace team, so please pick up any trash, club fliers and feathery bits as you go.

Express Responsibly! Protect the event and our beautiful park: No stakes, fire of any kind, BBQs, unleashed dogs, amplified sound, vehicles & bikes in the park.
Do not cut through bushes, where you could damage sprinklers.

No drumming, live instruments, loud sound, megaphones or amplified sound after 10PM ANYWHERE. The only exception will be the Mariposa dance area, which goes til 11PM with a chill set. If anyone is drumming or making amplified noise after 10pm, please ask them to keep it quiet. Thanks! After sound ends, talk quietly and enjoy the art and amazing community.

If you are a registered art car or theme camp, please take extra care to not drive over electric cables or distro boxes during setup/breakdown. Take special care during exodus. Have someone safely guide you out of your spot and get home safe.

Leave Quietly and help one another to your cars and next destinations. Remember this is an urban environment, so watch your stuff; and it's best to travel in numbers at night. If you are alone, ask a Ranger for help. PLEASE do not drive if you have had anything to drink. Have a designated driver or catch a taxi at 18th & Minnesota.

Come Back 11am Monday Morning!: Leaving the neighborhood cleaner than we found it is a gift we are serious about giving. If you're up early, get a head start and pick up any trash, feathers, cigarette butts and leftovers you see. Or come from 11am-4pm for our main annual neighborhood clean-up! A group of us will meet at 19th and Indiana and start our clean-up on Minnesota St., move to the park, Indiana, then surrounding streets. Many hands make light work and every year we leave the neighborhood CLEANER than it was. Bring gloves and brooms if you got 'em. We'll bring supplies, free donuts, coffee and thank you gifts! Thanks! This really means a lot to those of us that have to stay up all night and need your support to make it fun and fast.

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Re: Any Eplayans coming to the SF Decom??

Post by Aurelia » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:29 pm

I will be there Early.. working in the Commissary and going home early as well ,
unless someone wants to drive me home.. and stay at my place in Marin


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Post by Lonesomebri » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:28 pm

I'm trying desperately to get a dog adopted out on that weekend but if I make it to the park on Sunday I will bring a bouquet of flowers to that blanket you're sitting on Ratty, try and make up for my lack of joke posting, for your anger at the bull I've participated in. And if I can't get the 90 pound German Shepard/Rottweiler mix who adores me adopted, I will bring him also, there are several people here I would like to introduce him to.
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Post by Ratty » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:36 pm

Yes! Come and bring the Shepweiler along too. I'll be working from 3 to 6 outside on line patrol. I'd been hoping for an excuse to wear my shiny metal hardhat. the big dog will make you easy to spot.
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Post by Ratty » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:02 am

Tomorrow is Decompression. Oh poo. It just makes me miss the playa that much more. Anyway. When you get there, if you come in through the general admission gate, after the Greeter hugs you, turn left into the park. Find the tie-dyed blanket with the Eplaya signs around it. Grab a snack and a drink leave a note have some fun. Loooooove going to The City.
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Post by Zealous » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:56 pm

Did you guys end up meeting up? I stopped by the blanket/sign a couple times but the only people I saw there were non-eplayans so I left a poorly scrawled note for Ratty.

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Post by Ratty » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:05 pm

Hi Zealous, I saw your note. Sorry I missed you. Looked for the dinosaur but it was jam packed. Hope you had a great time. Spacetime I missed you too. Got your note. Those guys hanging around on the blanket were a mixed bag of French, San Franciscans and a nice trio that are coming to next years burn. It was a long day. Good though.
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Post by Jackass » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:55 pm

I too went to the blanket and found no eplayans, left you a poorly written note and some nicotine!!

Looked for you at greeters to no avail.
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Post by Ratty » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:42 pm

Hey thanks Jackass. I was wondering where that Marlboro and Giants lighter came from. Thanks also for the pipe. Very cunning. Hope to see you at the burn.

My assessment of this experiment. A big success. Having a blanket, (on a tarp), gave me a place to flake out several times during the long day. The grass was wet so I was glad for the tarp. Sure, none of the eplayans saw each other there but I met a lot of nice people that I wouldn't have otherwise. All the beer gatorade and water disappeared. The chips and raisins were eaten and I finished off the cookies. Good times.
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Post by spacetime » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:24 pm

Ratty, I found the blanket and it had non-eplayans on it. I hung long enough for one eplayan to stop by. When it was clear regulars were not around he bounced and I did too not long after. I feel like eplayans should wear their avatar so you can be properly identified.

I did munch a few chips and was that your backpack cooler w beer in it? Because they were drinking it and I didn't but if so, I wish I had.

I left a little note for you tucked into one of the signs you put up. Thanks for placing the blanket and organizing.

I traipsed along the greeter line for you but didn't find you. It was later in the afternoon by then.

Overall, I wish I had brought company with me, because I wandered all over the event by myself. I did get some dancing in at OT and also the roller disco which was full of life and absolutely the jam.

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