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:
Camp welcome swag bag: patch, lip balm, dog tag, stickers, etc.
One communal meal a day (with veg and non-veg options) + 2 breakfast meals
Covered common area with seating, tables, lights
Beer or mixed drinks daily
Power grid (at the discretion of Camp Command/availability)
Camp ice (at the discretion of Camp Command/availability)
Professional camp photographs (available for download)
We’re still in need of donations to our bar the “Soul Paradise Western Delirium Desert Bar“. We raised some money on IndieGoGo, but unfortunately did not meet our goal. We’re continuing our fundraising on Gofundme all the way up until we leave for the burn.
We’re also taking donations in the form of liquor and mixers at the burn! If you are planning to head over to Lip Bomb for the evening, we can always use some bottles of vodka, tequila, mixers or anything else you might have extra that’s just lying around.
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.
We are a party theme camp at Burning Man, SHORT AND SWEET! Our 2017 party schedule is now available, stop by 7:30 & C each night of the week. We have sick beats, cold beers on tap, vapor shots, the wheel of misfortune and giveaways. Let’s party like the world is ending, you’re not going to want to miss it. This list doesn’t include our full week of food giveaways and workshops, check out our 2017 Program for more.
8/28 – Opening Pre-apocalyptic Meltdown Party (Till The Break of Dawn!)
Monday, August 28 at 6:30 PM – 3 AM
All our welcome to our opening party, after the camp’s mandatory meeting for members.
Debauchery (music, booze and everything in between) at its finest.
Start your burn on the right (or wrong) foot, here at Camp Lip Bomb!
Get ready for the down and dirty Trash Disco Dance Party that turns our bar into STUDIO 69 for the night. Hottest EDM Dj’s spinning the sexiest Disco inspired music. Disco attire is encouraged. Spin our Wheel of Misfortune, Ice cold beer and our famous vaporized alcoholic shots (VAPE-SHOTS).
It’s that time again folks, we’ve received our Burning Man placement. We’re happy to announce that Camp Lip Bomb has received placement at 7:30 and C for our second year of mischief, chaos and misfortune. We’re excited to show you all of the bada$$ shit we have in store for you this year kiddies. Things are going to get rough with our brand new wheel of misfortune. Only those with strongest will and booties will survive it’s wrath. Plus, we’ve got a shitload of new parties for you to check out, we promise it will be a spectacle.
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.