Whether you’ve been to Burning Man since 1991, or want to go for the first time this year, come join your fellow local burners at the
2013 PRECOMPRESSION WEEKEND – SOULFIRE VII!
June 21st - 23rd
the seventh annual regional summer precom in the Los
Gatos hills! Get ready for three
days and two nights of community, dance, art, performances, drummers, musicians,
theme camps, random acts of radical self-expression, and more!
Gear up for the playa, do some practice CAMPING (shake the dust out of your tent, test your air mattress, see how warm your playa coat really is!), PARTICIPATE in the creation of a playa-rific experience for everyone who attends. BRING you favorite theme camp, camp mates, art car, costume or music, ANTICIPATE how the "Cargo Cult" theme will manifest in costume, and CONTRIBUTE by bringing or leading an activity to show your fellow burners how it's done! And ... get a sneak peek at this year's CORE project!
Interactivity and community involvement are the driving forces behind SoulFire ... get in touch with what makes YOU real and find a way to share your SoulFire with everyone!
To chat with your fellow burners about the event, see our Facebook event at
BURNING MAN PRINCIPLES: As a Burning Man Regional event, this gathering is for the entire community, and participants are encouraged to embrace the 10 Principles of Burning Man: http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/principles.html
Radical Inclusion Communal Effort
Gifting Civic Responsibility
Decommodification Leave No Trace
Radical Self-Reliance Participation
Radical Self-Expression Immediacy
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration through PayPal is now open. Fee of $60 per person includes 3 days and 2 nights of camping (RV or electrical hook-up extra upon check-in at the venue).
ACTIVITIES, THEME CAMPS AND ART: We especially invite YOU to help bring the spirit of ART and PARTICIPATION to your regional event. Or, schedule a workshop on any topic under the sun and it will be included in the What/Where/When! Prior years have seen participants on such varying topics as the annual Virgin Workshop, Chill Dome Construction, Yoga and Burlesque Workshops, Aerial Rope performances, and the More Cowbell Saloon. If you are interested in participating in SoulFire with your theme camp, have an art piece you would like to display, or want to schedule a workshop, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Placement".
PARTICIPATE: We welcome volunteers to ensure SoulFire is successful. If you have experience working Gate, Greeters, Rangers, First Aid etc., or would like to help out with parking, LNT, and other infrastructure needs, then plug in locally and bring your enthusiasm to this event! If you would like to be a volunteer, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject, “Participate”.
MUSIC: We will have music by the pool by day, and inside the restaurant at night. This is not a major music festival, but we welcome your participation to create an environment that is enjoyable for all! If you would like to DJ, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Music”.
LOCATION: Lupin (www.lupinlodge.org) is a 110-acre
private club and resort in the Los Gatos redwoods which was founded in 1936. It
offers a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, showers and other recreational
amenities including free Wi-Fi. As a family-friendly, clothing-optional retreat,
social nudity is not required (although bathing suits are prohibited in the pool
and hot tubs.) So
feel just as free to radically self-express yourself through costume (or lack
thereof!) as you would on the playa. No pets, please!
IDENTIFICATION: Lupin requires that each guest show an official photo ID such as a driver’s license, state-issued ID, or passport. IMPORTANT! Even if you have pre-registered with SoulFire you will not be allowed to enter Lupin without confirming your registration/ID in the Lupin office.
Attendees under 18
must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. (NOTE: Serving alcohol to minors under the age
of 21, or being under the influence if you are under 21, is against the law and
may result in ejection from the event.)
MEALS: A community kitchen is available with a stove, microwave, coffeemaker, sink etc. (please leave no trace!) Because of high fire danger in the mountains, no open flames orBBQ grills may be used for cooking at tent sites. Cooking in enclosed RVs or vans, or on a Coleman-type propane camp stove, is permitted.
Lupin Clubhouse Restaurant also serves breakfast,
lunch and dinner as well as beer, wine, juices, espressos and a variety of
snacks. Although you may prepare your own meals, the restaurant will be
preparing buffet-style meals over the weekend as well (vegan options will be
available at all the buffets).
FIRE: There is a fire ring by NuDome that can be used so feel free to plan activities like s'mores and to stoke the fire all weekend long! However, no fire performances of any kind will be permitted at SoulFire. But do, please, bring your light poi, hula hoops, even a burn barrel with a floodlight inside … we can still play!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Due to privacy concerns, only members of the Lupin Camera Club are permitted to take photographs during SoulFire. If you would like to find out how to join the Lupin Camera Club, please call the office at 1-408-353-9200.