Lakes of Fire - The Great Lakes Region's Official Burning Man Regional Event

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Lakes of Fire - The Great Lakes Region's Official Burning Man Regional Event

Time: June 25, 2009 at 12pm to June 28, 2009 at 2pm
Location: Southwestern Michigan
Website or Map: http://www.lakesoffire.org
Event Type: official, burning, man, regional, event
Organized By: Burners
Latest Activity: Jan 14

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Event Description

Friends, Freaks, and Oddballs of all ages:

Get all excited!

Great Lakes Experimental Arts is pleased to announce that from Thursday, June 25th, through Sunday, June 28th, the Great Lakes region will become home to its very own officially-sanctioned Burning Man Regional Event, Lakes of Fire.

http://www.lakesoffire.org

Hosted on private land in Southwest Michigan, USA, this collaborative celebration of art, fire, music, and friendship will be for you, and by you. Lakes of Fire will have outdoor camping, theme camps, music, a glorious effigy, open camping, large and small scale art both fiery and otherwise, and all of the energy and wild spirit that you and 999 of your closest friends from around the Great Lakes and around the world can bring! Envision the upper midwest/Ontario version of Black Rock City. Lakes of Fire will be smaller than Burning Man, more accessible, and with rolling hills, forests, and fields instead of open playa. Instead of dealing with dust storms and temperature swings, you'll deal with mosquitoes, rain, and toxicodendrons-radicans (poison ivy.) Our site also has a small number of public showers.

If you're driving, Lakes of Fire's location is roughly two hours from Chicago, four hours from Detroit, Milwaukee, or Indianapolis, six hours from Cleveland or Columbus, and seven hours from Toronto. Our rules, regulations, and binding principles are simple, and can be found here.

If you can live with these guiding principles, you're beyond welcome to join us at the very first Lakes of Fire.

WELCOME!!!

Lakes of Fire is a private gathering on private land in beautiful Southwest Michigan, USA. The Great Lakes area’s official Burning Man Regional Event, Lakes of Fire is sponsored by the Great Lakes Experimental Arts, LLC, and seeks to bring the artistry and energy of Black Rock City to the Upper Midwest and Ontario. Specific location details will be sent to those who purchase tickets.

GATE HOURS:
Thursday – June 25th, 2009
12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight – Gate closes.

Friday – June 26th, 2009
8:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight – Gate does not close!

Saturday – June 27th, 2009
12:00 Midnight – 6:00 PM – Gate closes.

Participants only! No spectators please. You must be on site by 6:00 PM to participate in Lakes of Fire. No admittance will be allowed after this time.

Sunday – June 28th, 2009
All participants except for organizers, DPW, and Earth Guardians must be off the property by 2:00 P.M. No exceptions.

The Greeters’ Station will be your first stop on your way into the event. We ask that you stop your car, stretch your legs, and come say hello to the Lakes of Fire Greeters. They will fill you in on what you need to know for the weekend of fun, family, friends and FIRE! You can check in your Art Car here! But please do not try to run the blockade at Greeters’ Station. Pink Gorillas are on hand with stun guns to deal with such individuals. You’ve been warned.

Details are still emerging. Tickets will be available in March. We hope you can join us for this celebration of art, fire, and friendship!

Love,

Great Lakes Experimental Arts, LLC

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Comment by Rhiannon on June 12, 2009 at 6:15pm
hey y'all! can't wait to meet the northern midwest burners! Find me in the steampunk camp under name Tigger Skylar
Comment by Downtown Dave on May 5, 2009 at 9:55am
Friends, Freaks, Oddballs and Odd-birds:

Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc., is totally stoked to announce that tickets for the inaugural Lakes of Fire Great Lakes Regional Burn will go on sale on Thursday May 7 at 11:00 AM CST / Noon EST. Please recall that you must purchase your tickets on-line, through the link on our website. "http://www.lakesoffire.org/tickets/" There will be absolutely no ticket sales, whatsoever, at the gate . . . as in zero.

The first 200 tickets will be sold for $35, and the remaining 800 will go for $40. We expect this event to sell-out, so don't delay! Everyone 13 and older must purchase a ticket, 12 and under are free. Lakes of Fire has a hard limit on how many participants we're accepting for this event. If you happen to be the 1,001st person to try and get tickets, you will simply be out of luck. And that's no fun at all. Tickets will remain on sale until 1,000 are sold OR 5:00 PM Saturday June 13, whichever comes first.

The Great Lakes area's official Burning Man Regional event, Lakes of Fire is a private event on private land, seeking to bring the artistry and energy of Black Rock City to the upper Midwest, and Ontario. Our site is in beautiful southwest Michigan, USA just about 10 miles outside South Haven. We are approximately 2 hours by car from Chicago, 3.5 hours from Detroit, 4 hours from Indianapolis or Milwaukee, and about 7 hours from Toronto. Specific location details will be sent to those who purchase tickets. Here are our gate hours:

GATE ENTRY:
Thursday – June 25th, 2009
12:00 Noon Gate Opens – 12:00 Midnight – Gate closes.

Friday – June 26th, 2009
8:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight – Gate does not close!

Saturday – June 27th, 2009
12:00 Midnight – 6:00 PM – Gate closes.

Participants only! No spectators please. You must be on site by 6:00 PM Saturday June 27 to participate in Lakes of Fire. No admittance will be allowed after this time.

EXODUS: Sunday – June 28th, 2009
All participants except for volunteer organizers, DPW, and Earth Guardians must be exiting the property at 2:00 P.M. No exceptions.

You can find more details and important information about this event
here: "http://www.lakesoffire.org"

It's critical that you read our Survival Guide as well. You can find it on-line by clicking on this link: "http://www.lakesoffire.org/survival-guide/" This important information really is there to help you. Please read through it thoroughly.

VOLUNTEERING:
Lakes of Fire is a 100% volunteer-run event. That means we need help with Set-up & Placement, DPW, Rangering, Medical/EMT, Parking, Greeters & Gate, Earth Guardians, Effigy, Fire performance and more! So if you want to be a superstar, a rock star and a superhero all at one time-- you can help us pull off this wonderful zygote of a festival, and make the first Lakes of Fire an event we can all be proud of.

Signing up is easy! Just fill out this handy-dandy digital form of wonder: "http://small-url.com/?eE" (you can find this link on our website too "http://www.lakesoffire.org/volunteer-ipate/")
Questions? e-mail Breedlove our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator: Breedlove@lakesoffire.org

See you at Lakes of Fire!

Love,

Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc.

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