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Burning Man Contradance Camp

Aug 25 - Sep 2, 2019

Tickets, Tickets and more Tickets!

posted Feb 28, 2019, 10:44 PM by Matt Mathis

We just finished purchasing our "Directed Group Sale" tickets for key staff.

Next up is the main sale, which is a massive lottery for the bulk of the Burning Man admission tickets.

If there is ANY chance that you might want to attend (or be a Ticket Fairy), please participate in the main sale.   If you change your mind about attending, I assure you our camp ticket exchange will find a happy contra dancer to buy your ticket.

Note:  You MUST register to participate in the lottery between April 3rd and 5th (noon Pacific Time).

The lottery will be at 12pm (noon) PDT on April 10, 2019 .  Do not be even one minuted late for the lottery.

We are getting organized for 2019

posted Jan 28, 2019, 7:13 PM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 10:25 AM by Mark Stowe ]

First time visitors to contraburners: as we have not yet updated the site, please start by looking at past years' antics (What a Hoot! Gallery link in the sidebar).  Our organizing is ahead of where it was at this time in 2018 and we are looking forward to even more fun this year.  

If there is any chance you might want to join us please get in touch ASAP - you want to maximize your chances of getting the Burning Man tickets you will need to get in the gate.

Calling all Contra Dancers!

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:39 PM by Matt Mathis

If you have never been to Burning Man, you should try it.  I can almost guarantee a life changing experience.

Burning Man is always intimidating and extra hard the first time.  What better way to get over the hump than to camp with a bunch of like minded contra dancers!  

Join us and dance on the Playa!

Even if you are only thinking about it, sign up at "Get Connected" and we will help you through the process, including coaching you to maximize your chances of getting tickets.  There will be plenty of opportunities to decline, but if you don't get an entry ticket early, it will be extra hard to join later. 

Camp Registration is Now Open!

posted Feb 13, 2018, 10:01 PM by Matt Mathis

Now it the time for all good people to visit "Get Connected" (left) and sign up for camp, so we can dance in the dust together!

Join us in 2018

posted Sep 8, 2017, 3:38 PM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 10:07 PM ]

If you would like to join us in 2018, please monitor this web site, or join the FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/burningmancontradance/ for announcements and instructions, etc when we start forming a new camp and accepting campers.

If you are a caller or musician, direct enquiries to talent@contraburners.org.

Other questions: matt.mathis@gmail.com.

Burning Man tickets might be coming available!

posted Jul 28, 2017, 10:03 AM by Cathy Clary   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 10:04 AM ]

From Matt, July 27: 

There are a couple of BM tickets that might free up, and I no longer have a wait list of people looking for tickets.

If you (or anybody you know) might be interested a last minute opportunity if a lifetime, please have them get in touch with me or sign up for camp at http://www.contraburners.org/campers/connected.

Some details: I have two tickets that are reserved for people who have not actually committed to come to camp yet.   If they drop out, I will be at risk having to sell the tickets to people outside of camp.  I would much rather sell them to contra dancers than somebody else.

At this instant I am still holding onto the tickets, but I really don't want to get stuck with $1000 paper souvenirs, so I won't hold them forever. 

Thanks,
--MM--
Matt Mathis  Home/Cell: 412-654-7529  Daytime:650-417-3029

Weekly organizational meetings

posted Jul 22, 2017, 5:34 PM by Matt Mathis

Weekly organizational meetings (prior to camp)

These meeting are optional, but please try to make a few of them: it will help us all to be better prepared.   On a weekly basis the meeting rotates: ½ Sunday, ¼ Monday, ¼ Tuesdays.


For more information see the [this document].


All will be 7:00 PM Pacific Time, 10: PM Eastern Time

Via Google Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/contraburners.org/campers?authuser=0


Please try to test the hangout well before the meeting: if you don't use hangouts you may need to install an applications, etc.   Video is not required.  You should see the message “Nobody here yet” if you try at random times.


We can try to add you on a regular voice line if you email or message matt.mathis@gmail.com.


The planned schedule:

Tue 7/25

Sun 7/30

Mon 8/7

Sun 8/13

Tue 8/22 (I may already be remote)


Calling all campers!

posted Jul 20, 2017, 5:37 AM by Matt Mathis

Please update the travel doc ASAP!  Something it REQUIRED if you want a "Work Access Pass"  AKA "Early Entry".

Tickets

posted Jun 24, 2017, 10:37 AM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Jun 24, 2017, 10:38 AM ]

Tickets! Tickets! Tickets!

They have started mailing Tickets!   This means that after market tickets are going to start appearing real soon now.  Start monitoring Craig's list and other venues for tickets.  (Never pay scalper prices!)

We (camp) may also have a couple of tickets come free.  I will be in touch with people on the camp's wait list to check to see if you are still interested.

Time to get organized

posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:13 PM by Matt Mathis   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 9:17 PM ]

Time to get organized
We have about 10 weeks until the trec to the Plays.

Everybody, Please start gathering supplies for the Playa.    There is lots of online advice on the burning man web pages and YouTube.   
Remember that camp includes a kitchen.  We plan to bring most food for everybody, but everybody must bring their own emergency rations.

Please take a moment to do a quick review everything on the website and read the stuff that has been updated.

I will be calling people soon, seeking volunteers for specific jobs.






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