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Blurb of Bob Vol. 1 No. 7 – 2017

Volume 1, Number 7
November 9, 2017

Hey, guys!

There’s a hard-working crew here on site, sweating like pigs and swearing like sailors. Just what you’d expect from the DPW! We’re going to have things ready when the gates open at 8 tomorrow morning.

Drive safely! We need you to arrive in one piece!

How ’bout that?
Bob


In this issue…

  • Official directions
  • Download the WWWW
  • Perimeter, conclave, and fire safety meetings
  • Perimeter – the most magical volunteer role
  • Real Burners Carry Trash
  • How can you stay through Monday?
  • Grant Salon
  • Tool Drive
  • Community Dinner
  • It’s never too late! Volunteering at the event
  • Out of room? Leave your firewood behind!

Official directions — be sure to turn on Albritton Road, not Sand Lake Road

From Florida Highway 60, turn South on 80 Foot road (there is a Citgo Gas Station on the South West corner of Hwy 60 and 80 Foot Road). Continue south approximately 3 miles. Turn right (West) on Albritton Road. You will then turn left on Sand Lake Road. There will be a 90 degree left bend in the road, follow around this to the gate, which will be on your right. Even if your GPS tells you otherwise, we are directing traffic this way to prevent any backups onto a two lane 50 MPH roadway.

When you come through the gate, you’ll find four lanes: RVs, Theme Camps, Open Camping, and Walk-In Camping. Pick the lane that corresponds to your intended camping spot, and we’ll get you checked in and placed as quickly as we can.


Download the WWWW

Who? What? When? Where? Download your printable version of the WWWW here. You’ll also find it in poster format in the Indaba and at the Gate.


Perimeter, conclave, and fire safety meetings

These meetings are required for anyone who is fire dancing, spinning fire, fire-breathing, serving as a fire safety, or volunteering for Effigy perimeter.

  • Effigy Perimeter Volunteers and Fire Safeties: Either Friday at 5 pm or Saturday at 2 pm
  • Conclave Participants: Either Friday at 5:30 pm or Saturday at 2:30 pm

Perimeter – the most magical volunteer role

Have you ever volunteered for Perimeter? It’s the most magical experience — instead of watching the Burn, you get to watch the amazing faces of all the Burners. Please consider volunteering for this very special job, which makes the Burn possible for all of us.

To volunteer for Perimeter, check with the folks at the Info Booth in the Indaba.


Real Burners Carry Trash

LNT stands for “Leave No Trace.” This is why there are no trashcans at AfterBurn — you are expected to take everything with you, and to pick up any Matter Out of Place (aka Moop) you find as you walk about the property. Real Burners always have a couple of pieces of trash in their pockets!


How can you stay through Monday?

In addition to cleaning up your own camp, we need additional volunteers to stay over on Monday and help us restore the property to its original, wild state. Fill out the DPW form online, and then check in with Comrade Heathen when you arrive. The folks at the Info Booth can help you find her.


Grant Salon

The Grant Salon is in the Indaba at 5 pm on Friday. Hear what folks want to do to improve their communities and vote on who gets funding! It’s super-exciting!


Tool Drive

One of the first things you’ll see when you arrive is the Big Blue BWB Container. This container is destined for the Florida Keys, where it’s badly needed to help rebuild after Hurricane Irma. Bring tools to  help us supply the container, and if you’re making one last stop at Lowe’s, please pick up a few new tools for the project.


Community Dinner

The Community Dinner will be in the Indaba on Friday evening at 8 pm. We’ve got barbecue and all the fixin’s for everyone — just be sure to bring your plate, cup, and utensils. If you’d like to bring your own special dish to share, we’d love that!

Bob’s car was too full to bring pie. Could someone please bring pie?


Volunteer, painting in the shade

It’s never too late! Volunteering at the event

As the old saying goes, many hands make light work. So volunteers are always needed at the event! Please stop by the Info booth in the Indaba and find out how you can volunteer on site. Remember, not only does your volunteerism make you an awesome individual, but you’ll be rewarded when it comes time to buy tickets for the next event — volunteers get first crack at ticket sales.


Bob wuz hereOut of room? Leave your firewood behind!

Robl says there’s a giant pile of firewood on site, so if you don’t want to bring your own, you don’t have to.


It’s getting dark out here, and I have to set up my tent. And you need to be packing, not reading this blurb. How ’bout that?

 

 

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AB2017 Afterburn Blurbs of Bob Events

Blurb of Bob Vol. 1 No. 4 – 2017

Volume 1, Number 4
November 1, 2017

Hey, guys!
We’ve got 23 theme camps registered, all of them bringing super-exciting activities for your edification and enjoyment. Which ones? I knew you’d ask, so if you read all the way through this Blurb, you’ll find the list at the end.

Remember, you can always email me at bob@burntoranges.org if you have a story to share or a question.
How ’bout that?
Bob


  • Pre- and Post-Event are where the REAL fun happens
  • HURRY! WWWW closes on November 4 at 6 pm
  • Got an idea to help your local community? Get a grant to do it!
  • Community BBQ: Bring your plate, fork, cup, and appetite
  • Last call for RVs and other vehicular sleeping accomodations
  • Got an extra ticket? Need a ticket?
  • Drumroll, please! The registered theme camp list.

Pre- and Post-Event are where the REAL fun happens

EZ and Comrade Heathen have some super-duper volunteer opportunities to offer. Can you help with any of these?

The DPW, or Department of Public Works, is responsible for infrastructure — and because we’re in a new venue, that’s a big job! They need folks for Thursday, before the Burn, and Monday, after the Burn. The hours are 10 am to 6 pm, on-call. To sign up, email heathen@burntoranges.org.

This weekend, November 4-5, there’s a work weekend at the property — the more, the merrier! Come out to work and meet your Event Coordinators and team leads. You can work for both days or just a few hours, but bring chainsaws, weed-eaters, and implements of destruction. Wear bug spray, sunscreen, and gloves. Volunteer hours rewarded!

Also this weekend, CueTip needs help with effigy construction, starting at 8 am. Construction experience and tools are helpful, but warm bodies will also do. Volunteer hours rewarded!


HURRY! WWWW closes on November 4 at 6 pm

We’re accepting submissions to the Who-What-When-Where for a few more days — get your events and activities in there! AfterBurn: Restoration is going to be packed with nonstop fun, art, and learning, so be sure your offerings get listed. Use the Google form to submit your events.

Hug counters
Hug counters

Here are just a few of the items submitted so far:

  • Introduction to taiji and qigong
  • Who can collect the most Hugs for the Needy? Get your hug counter at The Hermitage — it might be you!
  • Take the giant puzzle challenge at “Esoteric, a year’s growth” in the Indaba
  • Get your morning coffee and snacks from Camp Java
  • At the Tainted Tater: Saturday evening dance with DJ Goodwood’s beats while noshing on hot delicious fresh cut French Fries
  • Bring your thoughts & positivity to “Inspire,” an interactive art piece in the center of our city

Got an idea to help your local community? Get a grant to do it!

Community Action Grants are intended to fund grassroots projects that help our local, Florida communities. Submit your idea now for a chance to present it at the Community Grant Salon at AfterBurn: Restoration. You can read more in the blog on the Burnt Oranges website. Here’s the link to apply — use this Google Form.


Community BBQ: Bring your plate, fork, cup, and appetite

You all know the importance of bringing your own cup to events at AfterBurn. But for this one, you’ll want a plate and a fork, too! The Board of Burnt Oranges is hosting a community-wide BBQ dinner at AfterBurn: Restoration at 8 pm on Friday, in the Indaba. There will be pork, chicken, beans, mac & cheese, slaw, and buns. Bob has noted a distinct lack of PIE on the menu, so if you want to bring some, or anything else to share, do it!

Email bob@burntoranges.org for his favorite pie recipes.


1970's Girl Scout Tent
The tent of Bob

Last call for RVs and other vehicular sleeping accomodations

Friday, November 3 is the deadline to submit your “Camping Vehicle Application.” If you haven’t registered it by then, you’ll have to sleep in a tent, like Bob does.


Got an extra ticket? Need a ticket?

There’s a Facebook group, “Florida Burns Invitation Exchange,” where you can post ticket requests and available tickets. Use this link to request access to the closed group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1443944539178932/


Drumroll, please! The registered theme camp list.

And now, the list you’ve been waiting for. Here are the theme camps you’ll find at AfterBurn: Restoration.

Camp Java
Camp Java

Bohemian Grove
Burners Without Borders
Camp 1997
Camp Bitchbook
Camp CHAMMPS
Camp Java
Camp Psychonaut
Car Camp
Darwin’s Jizz
The Djembe Jack’s Spirit Grooves
Furies
The Hermitage
The Intergalactic Bank of 808
Jupiter’s Arcade
Keeping it Classy
Lemonade
Nanner Hammies
Neondia
Parade Brigade
Rogue Flamingo
The Tainted Tater
Those Assholes
Wongopelago


Hey, guys! The thing’s gonna burn in 9 days now! How ’bout that?

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Blurb of Bob: Vol. 1 No. 1 – 2017

October 20, 2017
Volume 1, Number 1


CONTENTS

  1. Hey, guys! … a Message from Bob
  2. Submit your AfterBurn activities to the WWWW
  3. Burnt Oranges announces Community Action Grants
  4. Would you like to be a Ranger? Sign up for training at AfterBurn
  5. Sign up to perform or place art under The Indaba
  6. Volunteering is sexy…current state of sign-ups


Hey, guys!

This is Bob, your new AfterBurn spokesperson! Every few days, I’ll be gathering up the hottest AfterBurn news for you, putting it all together with a flourish, and publishing it via email and the FloridaAfterBurn.com website.

I’ll be sharing super-exciting news and updates from the Event Coordinators and Team Leads, as well as keeping you up to date on artists and theme camps who are bringing their “A” game to AfterBurn: Restoration.

Write down my email address, because if you have news or stories to share, I want to hear them! You can reach me at bob@burntoranges.org. Did you get that? Write me!

How ’bout that?

Bob

P.S. What, you want to know about lil’ ol’ me? OK, here’s my thang: I love, Love, LOVE to pARTicipate.  I’ve been to AfterBurn and PreHeat a bunch of times, and I’ve gotten dusty at TTITD. I’ve built art, painted murals,  given public talks, served in a bar, and run a theme camp. I’ve volunteered for greeters, GLOO, Sanctuary, pool monitor at Maddox, and CATS. I’m just your average-Bob Burner, smaller than an elephant, bigger than an ant. I’ll ask for permission before I hug you, but if you say yes, I’ll hug the stuffing outa ya.


What are you doing at AfterBurn? Get your activities in the WWWW!

Huggable Meps says:

Are you hosting a scheduled activity or event at AfterBurn: Restoration? If so, submit it to the WWWW, that valuable compendium of who, what, when, and where! Submissions close at 6 pm on Saturday, November 4. Don’t wait — send us your event right now!

If you are not sure what you want to do, there’s a great place to go for ideas. We don’t have an archive from past AfterBurns, but the burningman.org website does have an archive of past events. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose one of the “Previous Years” for hours of hilarious browsing.

Personally, I’ve always want to throw an event called “One Naked Cartwheel.” Who wants to join me?

Questions about the WWWW? Email Huggable Meps: meps@burntoranges.org


Burnt Oranges announces participant-led component to ongoing grant programs

From the Directors of Burnt Oranges:

Lakeland, Florida:  Microgrants will help fund community projects that engage residents, produce direct action, create collaborations between different groups, utilize several of the 10 Burning Man Principles, and creatively tackle problems.”

These grants were created as a means by which our already active community can self-fund and magnify their efforts and create real action. 

To read the entire write-up, go to the new Community Action Grant web page.

To date, $480.00 has been raised in donations to be made available for grant programs. Given the newness of the program, we’re encouraging participants to make additional donations that Burnt Oranges will match to provide additional funding for this round. If you’d like to help fund these community-led initiatives, just visit http://floridaafterburn.brownpapertickets.com and donate to the “Community Action Grant”. 100% of funds will be used for this project.

If you’d like to submit an idea for the community grant program, simply email communitygrantprogram@burntoranges.org and we’ll get you immediate feedback on whether the project qualifies for inclusion, and if not how you might be able to adjust it to qualify.

If you have feedback on how this program could be improved in the future, or would like to help lead, emcee, or facilitate the salon, email communitygrantprogram@burntoranges.org.


Would you like to be a Ranger? Sign up for training at AfterBurn

From Kive:

Would you like to contribute towards helping others and mediating when issues arise? Sign up for Ranger training at AfterBurn.

Ranger Training will be held on Friday at 4 pm and Saturday at 10:30 am at Ranger HQ; the sessions last 60 to 90 minutes. Folks who would like will be signed up for “Alpha” (training) shifts from there.

To sign up for the training, go to SignUpGenius. Once you sign up, we’ll e-mail you the FB group and training manual.


Sign up to perform or place art under The Indaba

From Fluffernutter:

Do you want to share spoken word poetry, lead a yoga workshop, a musical performance, or speak about something you’re passionate about and want others to get involved?

Or perhaps you’ve made art in the past, and you have a sketch, prototype or model that you’d like to share so others can learn from you.

I’m currently working on the Indaba schedule, so I need your inquiries no later than 11/3/17.

Sign up here! Click the button that says: “Yeah I’ve got art to share!” and fill in the form accordingly.


Volunteering is sexy…current state of sign-ups

Woo hoo! All the Guardians of the Earth and Loo shifts have been filled. We’re going to have the nicest potties ever! We’ve also filled all the Welcome Home Greeters’ shifts. We still have openings for CATS (fire safeties and perimeter), parking, rangers (see Kive’s post above about Ranger Training), and info booth. If you haven’t signed up for your volunteer shifts, what are you waiting for? Go to SignUpGenius today — it’s easy, and volunteering is as sexy as h-e-double hockey sticks!


Hey guys! Thanks for reading the Blurb of Bob! The thing burns in 21 days! How ’bout that?