Plans for 2018 are in order! Check out the initial drafts of our amaze-balls camp layout below.
Why be a member of our camp? If you haven’t already noticed, we are bad-ass. We strive to uphold the 10 Principles of Burning Man and make it fun with our offbeat, post-apocalyptic, Tank Girl shenanigans. But be forewarned, being a member of our camp DOES NOT give you the right to any special treatment or services. We are NOT a turnkey camp.
Below is a list of said camp perks for 2018:
No. of positions available: One
Be on call to administer medication, wound care, and numerous other personalized interventions in the event of an emergency to camp members and visitors. Make informed, critical decisions about needed actions through hands-on care of patients.
My first year attending Burningman was 2001. I hadn’t heard a lot about the event at the time, other than it was a big art festival with fire. Being an avid survival camper most of my life it was easy for my then girlfriend to convince me to go. Art? I like art… Fire? I really like fire… I know how to camp in the desert, let’s go! So we set off with two of our friends, not knowing really what we had gotten into. (The whole trip was a whirlwind adventure, way too much to get into here.)
Fast forward to waiting in the gate line. As soon as we got through the gate, we stopped at the first spot we saw to make camp (around 7 & I) not knowing how much space the event covered or how incredible everything was. After setting up camp, we made friends with our neighbors, a nice group of British kids (also on their first year) who brought their entire living room including the telephone and London phone book. This kept us at camp all day, and at sunset we decided to go out and explore. As we got deeper into the city, the sensory overload began to set in.
With so many amazing things going on at once it was hard to process it all without feeling dazed and amped up on adrenaline at the same time. This feeling stayed with me all week, slowly building as the days went on.
One day around three or four, I was wandering through the playa at night when I saw in the distance what I call “The Flaming Tetherball.” This mechanical contraption has a tetherball, on fire, that automatically wraps itself around a pole, and then unwraps itself to do the whole sequence all over again. By this late in the week, I had been stumbling around with childlike wonderment, fascinated by everything I came across.
Not thinking, I made a bee-line to the swinging fireball, determined to figure out how it works. As it was dark, I couldn’t make out the mechanics of the contraption and how it winds itself around the pole. So I get really close to get a better look. Just as I start to make out the armature I hear a click. My approach was in time with the start of another wind up cycle and here comes a flaming tetherball towards me, right at head level. I remember thinking, “This is why they mentioned possible death” as the tetherball closed the distance to my face.
Thankfully I have decent amateur ninja skills to rely on and avoided, at the very least, burning my right eyebrow off. My acrobatics thoroughly impressed my friends and my girlfriend, who all thought I was going to catch myself on fire and require some sort of medical attention. I have seen that piece on the playa many of the other years I have attended, and I appreciate the lesson it taught me about not letting my excitement level outweigh my level of caution.
Please take the time to read carefully and sign in the appropriated boxes.
Our Burning Man camp Lip Bomb is looking for performers this year. Fire spinners, poi spinners, grinders, DJs, pole dancers, we like you all. If you would like to join our camp it would be even better. Come, perform at our interactive stage, have a drink at our bar, make new friends and have fun!
To apply as a performer, please submit your information below.
To apply as a performer and camp member, please register and complete the application process.
All green in 2015 and 2017!
Lip Bomb is proud of our All-Green Moop Map Designation in 2015 and 2017! Let’s keep up the solid work!
Leave No Trace is one of the most important principles that we adhere to at Lip Bomb.
By planning ahead…
This is our pledge to you, our friends we meet on our journey, our community but most importantly, to our environment. We understand that all of this is done in fun however we take the environment very seriously and we expect all those that join us to have that same devotion to making this experiment work, and set an example for others to follow.
All members are required to complete our LNT Agreement.
It is a privilege to get placement each year and enjoy the beautiful landscape that is Black Rock City. Our camp and BMorg do not take this matter lightly. Therefore, additional efforts will be made for CLB to be Green in 2018!
1. Regardless of when you plan on departing the playa, a LNT team member must give your site a final scan for any environmental impact. You will also be given your share of camp waste to dispose of properly.
2. Proper disposal of waste: When leaving BRC, LipBombers are especially respectful of the neighboring communities. Take advantage of recycling and waste collection sites which are either free or charge a nominal fee which benefits the local community (and gets the trash out of your car quicker!). Otherwise, recyclables and trash should only be deposited in legally permitted locations.
3. In an effort to demonstrate responsibility and accountability, camp members are encouraged to have a planned disposal site before leaving camp. When all trash and recyclables have been successfully disposed of, campers should message the LNT Officer with confirmation of doing so.
4. The Kitchen, Bar, and other sectors of our camp will also have their own LNT plan. It is the responsibility of all officers, and members to abide by the plan when volunteering and using camp facilities.
A few things everyone can do before arriving on-site:
-Read the Survival Guide on BM’s webpage
-Stay on top of the FB page Burner Hacks. They are a great resource for answering any logistical questions you have about water, tents, RV tips, food, shade, securing your structures, etc.
-Understand what is off limits; glass bottles, glitter, sequins, feathered costumes or anything else that can cause micro-MOOP.
-All cars and RVs should have a means to catch anything leaking anywhere from their vehicles. RVs ALWAYS leak something, somewhere!
-Plan ahead. All cars and RVs must plan space in their vehicles to transport their garbage AND a share of camp waste.
-Know your equipment. Practice at home.
-Review the camps’ policy!
Volunteer shifts for LNT will open early August to include morning, afternoon and after hosted events. Teams will also be needed for the Build and Breakdown of debris removal and line sweeps. After breakdown, we will lend a hand for Community deMOOP efforts.