San Francisco Decompression 2017: Black Top City!
Saturday October 14th (new date this year, and yes, Saturday!)
Pier 70, 22nd & Illinois St, San Francisco (map)
Event runs 2:00pm-4:00am
All Ages welcome!
Tickets $25-30 advance, $35 door
Kids under 12 free!
Food & beverages available with a portion of food proceeds benefitting art. Eat for art!
Mass Transit: Near the T-Line on 3 rd St. and near major bus lines #22 & #48
Bike Parking: 22nd St & Illinois
Rideshare: Illinois between 20th & 22nd; Taxi Stand: Illinois between 22nd & 23rd
Bring the spirit and imagination of Black Rock City to the Bay and help create: “Black Top City” — an urban version of Burning Man in the historic Pier 70 buildings and surrounding lots. Together our community will create a microcosm of BRC – blocks, camps, inner- and deep-playa filled with art and performance – in a black-top setting at this brand new location. We’ll have extra setup and strike time, so together we are going to be able to take the art and theme camp participation to the next level!
Friends and Burners,
While we are very excited to Decompress with all of you this Saturday, members of our Community in the North Bay have been experiencing devastating fires and many folks have lost everything but their lives.
Three groups of Burners will be collecting specific supplies at the gate. We ask any clothing or bedding be clean/folded or new, and please only bring items detailed below. Items not specifically requested may not be accepted.
Skinny Kitty — Looking for spare clothing (shirts, pants, socks, shoes, new underwear) for adults and children, canned food, blankets, pillows, and toys for the children.
Kazbah — Looking for socks, boxers, tote bags, potatoes, onions, blankets, sleeping bags, & pillow.
Burners Without Borders — Details here: bit.ly/2wUkO0d
Art & Art on Fire:
Beatboxer, Body Paint, Booth of Booths, Burning Man 3D Lenticular Prints, Carousel Candeo, CBT The Lucy Booth Project, Chinese Beyond Borders, Cirque d’Reflections, Conversations I Wish I Had, Daruma, Dia de los Muertos Piano, Deities of Yesteryear, Fire Inside Art, Galactus, Galerie d’Art Cher, Geotriptych, Glowwind Sculptures, Goddess / Third Eye Painting, Gummy Bear Pyramid, In the Line of Fire, Infinite Bloom, Kinetic MerKaBa Vehicle, Laboratory of Hallucinations, Le Attrata, LED Couches, Mezmerize, Mobile Resource Unit (BWB), Mystic Flyer LED Panels, Reverence, Shrine of Dough, SearchLights + Rainbow Gyro, Shrunken Heads, The Birthing Canal, The Bridge and The Cage, The Hypnosphere, The Luster Cluster, The Mumblewaze, The Sacred Order of the Cats Eye Nebula, The ZOA, Watercolors of BM2017, Gallery of Burning Man Art, and MORE!
Theme Camps & More:
Above the Limit, And Then There's Only Love, Black Rock Beacon, Black Rock Explorers, Black Rock Observatory, Black Rock Rangers, BRC3PO, Burners Without Borders, Burning Man DPW, Camp Beaverton, Camp Orange Banana Stand, CLITS-Cover Logos If They Show, Discovery, DPW/ DPW Karaoke, Eggs Bar, Everywhere, Flowtopia, The Golden Guy, Hardly, Hookahdome, Kidsville, The Love and Meditation Dome, Mad Max Model Extravaganza, Naked Espresso, Pancake Playhouse, Playa Info, PlayaTerps, Porta Party Pizza, Sextant Camp Tesla Coils, Shantitown Pizza Training, Sketchy Camp, Skinny Kitty Tea House, The Everywhere Pavilion, SK8 Kamp, Sun Guardians: Sun G's Teas, Unicorner, Volunteer Resource Team, Yummy RUMinations
Sound Camps & Vehicles:
Airpusher, Black Rock Roller Disco, BMIR-FM, DPW Karaoke, Dusty Rhino, Fuckin’ Yay Camp, Kindred Spirit, MagnusFlora, Opulent Temple, queerFACES, The Bounce Car, The Kazbah, Zero dB
Bahamut, Dawnstar Space Bus, Kissy Fish and Mello Mtneers, Hermie the Crab, Landau the Dragon, Nasha Lodka, Quesadillo, Sofamatic, Space Kraken, The Game Train, The Gifting Zephyr, The Playa Crawler
Ali Khalili (The KASBAH), Amanda Gerstle (Bounce), Amber Leigh (MagnusFlora), Anycha, Babs (Fuckin’ YAY!), Ashley Ames (Opulent Temple), Beya (Polyglamorous), BWB (Kindred Spirit), Chris Jaramillo (TekFreaks), Collin Bass (Dad Rave), Craft, CWills (Kindred Spirit), Daniel Boyer (Bounce), Dave Kim, David Wayman (BAAAHS), DJ Axel Holmes, DJMK (Dusty Rhino), DJ Bimes, DJ Cheese, Dj Dane (Dusty Rhino), DJ Danimal, DJ Rundown, DJ Taylor Wolfsen, Dodley (Kindred Spirit), Dusty Carter (The KASBAH), Elizabeth Ann (The KASBAH), Eunuchorn (Kindred Spirit), Funkhauser, Glitter Ranch Butt Darts Society, Gooferman, Grammar (Opulent Temple), Hologram, House of Inanna Belly Dance, Jacie (Fuckin’ YAY!), Jason Godfrey, Jeff Mcdermott (The KASBAH), Jeff Taishch (TekFreaks), Jill McDonald, John Halloran (The KASBAH), Kelly Naughton (BAAAHS / D.A.D.), Lawson Terrell (The KASBAH), Liquid Love, Luis Reader (The KASBAH), Lucho (Fuckin’ YAY!), Manitou (Kindred Spirit), Michael Romano (Otterbots), Mystr Hatchet (Dusty Rhino), No Rush, NOVA, NYCTEA, Nugz (Dusty Rhino), OOPUS, Phil Plastitina (Dancetronauts), Ronin, Shahid Buttar, Somnia, Sophia Prize, Steve Ward Moore, STRGD, Sychosis, Syd Gris (Opulent Temple), The Long Way, The Mule, The Playa Players Collective, The Quart of Blood Technique, Traaven (GlamCocks), Trapeze, Trever Pearson (Comfort & Joy), UdoU, Vacation, Varona, Victor Crulich, Willie SaySo, Wolverine, Yama… and MORE!
Bring your extraordinary self, dress to express, and please help out by doing these 7 things:
Arrive early! Enjoy the full event and help keep lines short and moving.
Bike or take mass transit – avoid driving on Illinois Street.
Respect our neighbors. No loud noises. Don’t block driveways. Use OUR toilets.
NO boomboxes, renegade sound systems, or fire.
NEW THIS YEAR: No outside beverages are permitted at Pier 70, don’t bring ’em in!
Leave no trace! Pack out all the trash you bring in & help sort any litter you see.
Come back Sunday at 11am to help with our neighborhood cleanup.
BYO empty water bottle for the free water bars.
Update on Call For Participation:
Our submissions for Theme camps and sound camps, 3D art, fire art, fire performance, art cars and mutant vehicles are now closed, thank you for sharing your gifts and helping build Black Top City.
We still have room for 2-D art that hangs on fences and walls – contact [email protected]
if you’d like to participate!
Also, performers of all stripes, musicians, bands, dancers, DJs, variety acts – we still have just a bit of room to add to our stages, please complete this quick submission form if you’d like to join: bit.ly/decom2017performers
Decompression is built through incredible volunteer efforts, cooperation, and community in action! Just like Black Rock City, nobody builds alone, and nothing disappears by itself! Your community needs YOU to help. Contact our Community Events volunteer coordinators at [email protected]
to be a part of Black Top City! No Spectators!
The 2017 DECOMmandments & Survival Guide
Oct. 14, 2017, 2pm-4am. Outdoor sound ends 12am. Indoor ends 4am.
MASS TRANSIT for best results! Just 2 blocks off the T-Line or take bus lines #22 and #48.
RIDESHARE: Pick up between 20th and 21st on Illionois St. NOT on 22nd Street.
TAXI STAND: Between 22nd and 23rd & Illinois; BIKE Parking: 22nd & Illinois
Important Info & How YOU Can Help!
Dress expressively – layers for outside and inside
Perform Random Acts of Art, Kindness and Gifting.
Volunteer! Stop in at Volunteer Check-In. At a minimum, pick up any trash, club fliers, and feathery bits as you enter and exit to Leave No Trace.
Respect Neighbors: Don’t block driveways, use OUR toilets and enter and leave the area VERY quietly. Do not camp overnight in the neighborhood.
Don’t drive on Illinois Street to avoid traffic.
Free water bars at 2 locations. Bring EMPTY water bottle.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND “NOT ALLOWED” LIST:
No outside beverages — no exceptions, venue rule!
No mobile sound systems or any amplified sound
No food/beverage service or vending
No Fire performance, fire art, BBQs, fire hats, candles or burning clumps of sage
No smoking as per Article 19L SF Health Code
No bikes beyond bike parking area before entry
Pack out all trash and help us LEAVE NO TRACE! Pick up trash and deposit it in appropriate sorting pails.
Breakdown is 4:00 AM!
FOR OUTSIDE LOT: No drumming, live instruments, loud sounds, megaphones or amplified sound after 12am Midnight.
Take special care during exodus. Have someone safely guide and walk you out and get home safe.
Leave Quietly and help one another to your cars and next destinations. This is an urban environment, so watch your stuff; and it’s best to travel in numbers at night. If you are alone, ask a Ranger for help. PLEASE do not drive if you are intoxicated.
Return 11am Sunday Morning! Join us between 11am-5pm for our annual neighborhood clean-up! Meet at 22nd & Illinois. We will start on Illinois St. & Terry Francois, move to 22nd and 3rd Streets and surrounding streets. Many hands make light work and every year we leave the neighborhood CLEANER than it was. We’ll bring supplies, breakfast treats, coffee and thank you gifts!
THANK YOU for your part in bringing the spirit of Black Rock City to “Black Top City” in SF and for making this a year-round community! Special thanks to our volunteer Community Events Team and ALL the artists, performers, theme camps, volunteers, neighbors in the Dogpatch, SFFD, the Port, Jack Sylvan and Forest City, Bayview Police Dept, ISCOTT, Entertainment Commission, and many others involved with this day. Thank you and HOORAY!!!
To volunteer: Email: [email protected]