Help Fuel the Dancetronauts

Dancetronauts are running an Indiegogo campaign to help them purchase the fuel and propane needed to bring the popular Strip Ship out to the Playa. There are 11 days left to go in the campaign, and they’re asking Burners to please give anything they can. For $20 they’ll send you their new album. Giving more will put you in the draw to win 1 of 50 tickets to Burning Man that they have available to their lucky fans.

Danctronaut’s Deep Space Embrace party will feature more than 60 art cars.

From Indiegogo:

dancetronauts strip shipDancetronauts are reaching out to our friends & fans. Need fuel to make Burning Man ’14 a reality.  Music

How You Can Make Having The Dancetronaut Art Cars At Burning Man 2014 A Reality?

To all our beloved Dancetronauts Friends, Fans & Family. The Burning Man festival is upon us once again… and we are so close to ensuring our presence there this year. However, we are falling short in just a couple areas that would have The Dancetronauts Strip Ship & Bass Station rocking the playa like you all know and love:

  • dancetronauts elevatedDiesel fuel to get the art cars there and back safely.
  • Sufficient filled propane tanks to run Fire FX.
  • Diesel fuel to run our generators.

It’s really that simple. But has come down to the fact the funds for these few items just aren’t in place as of yet to allow us to move forward with being there in full. 

What We Need & What You Get:

Since Dancetronauts conception, the project has been fully funded internally. We have poured countless hours and dollars into creating the most incredible productions for you all… but right now our time is running short. Either we reach the goal necessary… or we simply won’t be able to bring out and operate our art cars for your enjoyment this year at Burning Man.

Yet we are confident and full of positivity that with the huge network of supporters, friends, and fans both in our social media and outside of that, reaching this goal can be an easy achievement, so long as everyone does at least a small part. 

  • We have created a few unique perks for those that can & would like to help more.
  • We have carefully tallied the costs and your donations solely go to the fuel costs needed. (On avg. we burn about $500 a night just in propane for Fire FX to put things a little more in perspective for you. Add a Diesel Generator and a Diesel Truck “The Strip Ship – one of the most fun ways to cruise the playa & view The Burn from the highest vantage point.” you can see how quickly these costs are driven up.

The Impact of your donations:

dancetronauts trailer dj boothQuite simply… they will make or break Dancetronauts being at Burning Man and being able to perform for you this year. For the last 4 years Dancetronauts have been voted one of the best parties on the playa by BRC. Anyone who has experienced a Dancetronauts party or seen us set up and throwing down on the playa… we are confident you can attest to that.

We have been hit up by an enormous amount of world renowned Producers and DJs… all requesting to perform for YOU ALL at The Burn off our famous Bass Station. This years potential line-up may or may not include and is not limited to:

• Darth & Vader • Peep This (Peep’n Tom & Tyco) • Tek Freaks • Miss DVS • DJ Dan • Revolvr • Genisis • Well Groomed • Alex Mind • Sex Pixels • Peodepitte • Brett Rubin • Philthy Phil • Trav Nasty • EJ tha DJ • Skrillex • Diplo • Felguk • Chainsmokers performing “Selfie” live • ((and don’t forgot of course…. DAFT PUNK…. at the trash fence!!!)) etc. etc. etc. 

Risks & Challenges:

We are obviously on a time crunch. Time is critical right now as the days are rapidly ticking down til Burning Man. Now is the time to act. The sooner your donations are received, the sooner we can make the plans to budget and obtain the fuel necessary. 

… anything is appreciated. Especially your help in spreading the word and furthering this campaign.

The soon to be released album “Cleared For Transmission”, slated for the end of September, is going to be chalk full of original productions by Philthy Phil and other Dancetronauts producers & DJs. This full album is valued at $20 and will be yours PRIOR to Burning Man, including an unreleased exclusive track for our donaters only, that will not be available on the final release. Just our added little way of saying THANK YOU for stepping up. We are truly grateful and will look forward to partying with you ON THE PLAYA. 

PLEASE: Aside from your donations, take action and further the cause by showing your support and posting this campaign anywhere you can on your social media sites. 

Use the Indiegogo share tools! Easily made available to you straight out of our campaign. 


Thank You Thank You Thank You. 





Soul Train

cartoon by Christopher

cartoon by Christopher

Our cartoonist Christopher has graciously shared his art with us- thanks, Christopher! He’s so humble that he didn’t even ask us for help with his Indiegogo  campaign to help upgrade the Soul Train. He’s gonna get it anyway! Come on people, show some love, give back to a giver, let’s help the Soul Train.

soul-trainBurning Man is a loud place. It’s time for me to step up!

The Soul Train is my gift to the Burning Man community, and guess what?  I would like to give some more!  There’s nothing I love better then driving it around, making people happy, having instant dance parties wherever I go, and bringing Old School, R&B and Disco to the Playa.  I BRING DA FUNK!

I would like to reach more people.  This campaign is for louder speakers, as well as replacing some lights that got damaged last year.  Burning Man is a loud place, and I need to step up!I’ve been happy to have made such an impact at Burning Man, and I’d like to go further.  I’ve enjoyed adding to the experience of Burn night as well as assisting with the Critical Tit Ride After Party.  This year, I will also assist with The Soul Train World Record Attempt at The Man on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 and The Dancetronauts Deep Playa Party on Thursday night. 

Anyone whose life has been affected by Burning Man knows what it’s like to want to give the same feeling to others, and I am no different.  I’ve been told often how much I “made someone’s Burn more memorable”, and that has always been my goal.  This is a fixed funding campaign… either I do this right or everyone gets their money back.  Thanks for reading this, and I hope you can help!

Donate here.

Posties Go Postal!

A Nevada postie travelled back from the future to chastise us for promoting this young up-start:

going postalJust reading an article you have here on Nick Farr’s Playa Postal Union. This confuses me! He says it’s Black Rock City’s functioning postal system!? First of all there is NO FUNCTIONING POSTAL SYSTEM in Black Rock City! They are all THEME CAMPS. The Gerlach Post Office has been working with the Black Rock City Post Office in Center Camp for many, many years. It has become very overwhelming but we have managed and I think we do a good job. We have a good system going. I am so unhappy about this ‘other’ post office. I work at the ‘real’ post office so I guess this is my personal rant for the day! :0/

I searched and searched for the article she was talking about, and couldn’t find it. So I thought I’d better write one, to avoid a rift in the space-time continuum.

Playa Postal Union wants to raise the postage required for everyone on the playa to send a postcard back to the default world.

playa postDid you know that Burning Man has a fully-functioning postal service?

The Playa Postal Union is a collaboration between two individual theme-camps, BRC3PO and PO9, which act together to provide unofficial, volunteer-powered postal services in Black Rock City. We are the team that lets you send mail to and from Burning Man. 

This year we’ve decided to offer something really extraordinary. Possibly the most ambitious, universally participatory and postal-y aggressive project attempted at Burning Man yet. 

Our goal is to make it possible for every participant on the playa to gift a free postcard to anyone, anywhere in the world. 

This will entail printing and providing postage for 70,000 postcards!

polaya post boothWhat does one postcard for every participant look like? Stacked, they would be 93 feet tall, 3 feet higher than the Man! Laid end-to-end, they would stretch 6.63 miles or 4.4 times the diameter of the playa! 

But you know what’s even more impressive than that? Ensuring that 70,000 people out in the default world get a beautiful, dusty postcard from Burning Man.  70,000 dots on a global map, each one a person holding a bit of the burn in their hands. 

So what can 70,000 postcards do? They can do more than carpet 1/3 of Black Rock City; they can reach past the trash fence and open the world to Burning Man.

Since there will be sufficient postcards to carpet 1/3 of Black Rock City, a lot of unnecessary MOOP will be created if Burners don’t take up this free offer. Not only can the postcards reach past the trash fence, they can blow over it too.

This sounds a bit like a class action lawsuit – the lawyer wins a $1 billion settlement on behalf of 10 million people, if they don’t all submit the necessary paperwork to get their share, the lawyer keeps the proceeds and interest in a “trust” account.

post-office-at-burning-manPossibly, each one of 70,000 Burners will go and send a postcard. Assuming the Black Rock City Post office keeps the same hours as my local USPS, and is not open after The Man burns, they would have to process 1628 Burners per hour, which is 27 per minute or pretty much one every 2 seconds. In my local post office, if there are 5 people ahead of me in the queue, I’m probably gonna be there for 15-20 minutes – definitely not 10 seconds. Maybe they are using this new space-time distortion technology I alluded to in the introduction. If you grab a postcard from a big pile, grab a stamp from another big pile and affix it yourself, then drop the card in a slot attached to another very big pile, the processing effort will be less – but then, of course, you would be trusting bike-thieving newbies to treat free stamps with respect rather than contempt.

The problem with that theory, though, is that apparently many newbies don’t know what a postcard is or how to send one. Is there an App for that? What’s this “writing” you speak of? So radical self-reliance is being addressed with this educational program.

postal cartoonAfter we gave BRC its own zip code (89412-0149) in 2013, the plaza post offices noticed an distinct uptick in incoming mail and a distinct downward tick in outgoing mail.

It turns out that many first-time (i.e. virgin) participants have never sent a postcard, nor do they know how to write one! 

Through this campaign, we hope to raise awareness for the post office, as well as participation and filthy money. We want other Burners, theme camps, and art projects to know about us, as well get more people involved with the mail

Every Burning Man theme camp is always in need of cash, but this year we’re pushing above and beyond anything we’ve ever attempted before. Plus, unlike the some of the other camps that offer services, like the Airport, Earth Guardians, Greeters, Lamp Lighters, Placement, Playa Info, Recycle Camp, or the Shuttle Bus, our services are entirely self-funded. 

Except for the bit about killing trees, generating MOOP, and making filthy money for the organizers…I like this idea. Philatelic performance art – people writing, and adding stamps, with a quirky twist (BYO twist). Read all about it at their IndieGoGo page.

Whether you contribute to their crowd-funding campaign or not, Playa Postal Union lets you mail things to people at Burning Man. Anticipating Burners questions, I checked the mandatory-memorizing Survival Guide to see if drug sniffer dogs hang out at the Post Office, but I couldn’t find the answer…

SEND MAIL! You can send mail to specific people at Burning Man, or just send a postcard to any random burner you can think of! Delivering your mail is the best way we have of spreading the mission of the Playa Post and getting postcards into the hands of participants. Just use this as the address:

(Default World Name/Playa Name/Description of Random Participant)
(Camp Name)
(Address as a Time + Letter Street Intersection / Man or Mountain Side)
Black Rock City NV 89412-0149
Disorient – Hack Rock City
2:15 and A / Man Side
Black Rock City NV 89412-0149