Welcome to The Now
The Bus Burners and Camp Skullfuck hereby join forces to realize a grand theme camp vision based on live performance. The focal point of the camp will be an outdoor stage with a big sound system.
The Now experience is not something that happened once in a computer or recording studio or on the set of a movie; everything around you is happening in The Now. This is yours forever -- the once and future now.
We envision all types of live musical and theatrical performances and ...?
Care to join us? Join our camp! Join The Now!
Here is a very tenative, incomplete, speculative list of The Now's assets thus far:
- ~ many beautiful people who laugh and run about like soft mad children
~ The Cool Bus (see pics at the bottom of this post) that will be the back wall of the stage
~ a 12'x24' stage and a huge PA sound system for outdoor performance
~ a medium-sized geodesic dome and a rope light sequencing system
~ a big U-Haul to transport things to and from Black Rock City and perhaps house generators
~ a few stage lights and a lighting board
~ a bar
~ a tower
~ fire effects and at least one resident pyrotechnic
~ a laser system
~ art projects and least one art car
~ the greatest shade structure the world has ever known
~ power tools galore and tons of playa building experience
~ a mailbox
~ bands, musicians, dj's, actors, and fire dancers
We're working on the layout of the camp right now and we'll submit our complete plans and questionnaire to the Borg well before the July 1st due date.
If the city plan stays relatively the same this year I envision our stage directly facing the man near the end of one of the "arms" ... maybe around 2:00 & Esplanade....
There will be live music and other performances for at least several hours every day. I imagine theatrical performances and solo musical acts early in the day and bands early in he night. Once the theme camp plan is solidified we'll start the scheduling process for The Now stage.
To realize this vision in its full potential, we are seeking enthusiastic participants to share in costs/labor/fun. Would you like to join us? The Bus Burners are scattered throughout the Los Angeles area and Ireland. Camp Skullfuck also has international membership and is mainly centered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
If you want to be a part of this, camp with us! Follow us! We know the way! And we make it up along the way!
What are your strengths, skills, and assets?
We've started a The Now Yahoo group where the bulk of the discussion and planning will take place.
The vision slowly comes into focus...
The Cool Bus will serve as the back wall of our stage.
...as of this posting....
The man burns in 189 days!
The only ones for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders among the stars
~ Jack Kerouac
Welcome to The Now