Thank you Xiija…

…for this lovely video of the Fire Dancers just before the Temple Burn last Sunday.


Lamplighters, Help Bring the Festival to Its Close

We are called to perform the last four processions of this festival, today the 22nd of October, and tomorrow the 23rd of October.

Please arrive 30 minutes before each scheduled procession time.

10:30am SLT for the 11:00am procession followed by the 12:00pm Burn
4:30pm SLT for the 5:00pm procession followed by the 6:00pm Burn

Fire Dancers, be ready to perform upon arrival at the Man (Saturday) and Temple (Sunday)

Lamplighters Procession credit: Radioactive Rosca

As the Festival at BURN2 Winds Down…

I have some information to give about our schedule with processions on the two Burn days. We will follow abbreviated procession routes on Saturday and Sunday, details will be in a group notice sent out Thursday night.

At both the Man and Temple Burns, Lamplighters will be in attendance to lead the community to dance after the Burns. The Man will Burn on Saturday the 22nd of October at 12pm and 6pm SLT; the Temple will Burn on Sunday the 23rd of October. Lamplighters, especially Fire Dancers, are asked to be at the Lamplighters Village by 10:30am SLT and 4:30pm SLT to get ready for the processions.

In closing I leave this link with you, a beautiful thing to ponder as we look ahead to the Temple Burn and closing of Da Vinci’s Workshop, “DEAR GUARDIANS – A Burning Man Short Film”, created and uploaded by Ian MacKenzie.

Lamplighters Press Fun and Procession Schedule

Our Press Day event was such fun! We did a ride-on with Lucy which was hilarious. Quite a feisty old girl is our Lucy!

We drove all around the playa even through fire (!) and passed up all sorts of slow moving mutant vehicles along the way.

Press Day 2016

We’re looking ahead to tomorrow and beyond – and we want you to know our procession schedule, so here it is. All times are SLT.

SATURDAY October 15: 10:00am and 6:00pm
SUNDAY October 16-Friday October 21: 12:00pm and 6:00pm
SATURDAY October 22: 11:00am and 5:00pm (Man Burn after Procession and Fire Dancers)
SUNDAY October 23: 11:00am and 5:00pm (Temple Burn after Procession and Fire Dancers)

There’s lots going on, much music and merriment – check, see the calendar and artist build information. But nothing beats being there!
BURN ON with us!

The Lamplighters on the Playa on Press Day!

BURN2’s annual Big Burn themed “Da Vinci’s Workshop” is set to open with the Lamplighters leading a procession onto the playa at 10:00am SLT. We will welcome everyone to the event and follow a route around the playa, from the Welcome Area and ending at the Lamplighters Village. This will also be the first of the twice-daily processions the Lamplighters will lead; however all other processions will start from the Lamplighters Village.

The Lamplighters procession schedule will be daily at 12:00pm SLT and 6:00pm SLT (except for Saturday the 15th, when we start at 10am instead of 12pm) from the 15th through the 21st of October. The 22nd and 23rd are Burn days, and for those our processions will be at 11am and 5pm – we’ll be treated to performances by the Fire Dancers at each of those, just before the Burns.

So that’s our schedule. Lucy our trusty truck will be with us, taking us around the playa on Press Day, and she will be parked near the Village throughout the week of the Burn. All Lamplighters are urged, invited, delightedly coaxed to come and join us at any or all of our processions. The more the merrier, with a few surprises thrown in!

Now, about Press Day – that is Friday, the 14th of October! Lamplighters, we have Lucy to drive us onto the playa and welcome the press onto the Playa. There are two Press Day sessions when the playa will be open to press. We want you there! Come in your robes at just before 12:00pm SLT, or just before 7:00pm SLT, to join us in the ride-on. Our trusty old girl Lucy is ready to take onto the playa and on to the Village!

Lamplighters Village 2016