Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lakes of Fire 2009



Friends, Freaks, Oddballs and Odd-birds:

Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc., is totally stoked to announce that tickets for the inaugural Lakes of Fire, Great Lakes Regional Burn event will go on sale on Thursday May 7 at 11:00 AM CST / Noon EST. Please recall that you must purchase your tickets on-line, through the link on our website. "http://www.lakesoffire.org/tickets/" There will be absolutely no ticket sales, whatsoever, at the gate . . . as in zero.

The first 200 tickets will be sold for $35, and the remaining 800 will go for $40. We expect this event to sell-out, so don't delay! Everyone 13 and older must purchase a ticket, 12 and under are free. Lakes of Fire has a hard limit on how many participants we're accepting for this event. If you happen to be the 1,001st person to try and get tickets, you will simply be out of luck. And that's no fun at all. Tickets will remain on sale until 1,000 are sold OR 5:00 PM Saturday June 13, whichever comes first.

The Great Lakes area's official Burning Man Regional event, Lakes of Fire is a private event on private land, seeking to bring the artistry and energy of Black Rock City to the upper Midwest, and Ontario. Our site is in beautiful southwest Michigan, USA just about 10 miles outside South Haven. We are approximately 2 hours by car from Chicago, 3.5 hours from Detroit, 4 hours from Indianapolis or Milwaukee, and about 7 hours from Toronto. Specific location details will be sent to those who purchase tickets. Here are our gate hours:

GATE ENTRY:
Thursday – June 25th, 2009
12:00 Noon Gate Opens – 12:00 Midnight – Gate closes.

Friday – June 26th, 2009
8:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight – Gate does not close!

Saturday – June 27th, 2009
12:00 Midnight – 6:00 PM – Gate closes.

Participants only! No spectators please. You must be on site by 6:00 PM Saturday June 27 to participate in Lakes of Fire. No admittance will be allowed after this time.

EXODUS: Sunday – June 28th, 2009
All participants except for volunteer organizers, DPW, and Earth Guardians must be exiting the property at 2:00 P.M. No exceptions.

You can find more details and important information about this event here.

It's critical that you read our Survival Guide as well. You can find it on-line by clicking on this link. This important information really is there to help you. Please read through it thoroughly.

VOLUNTEERING:
Lakes of Fire is a 100% volunteer-run event. That means we need help with Set-up & Placement, DPW, Rangering, Medical/EMT, Parking, Greeters & Gate, Earth Guardians, Effigy, Fire performance and more! So if you want to be a superstar, a rock star and a superhero all at one time-- you can help us pull off this wonderful zygote of a festival, and make the first Lakes of Fire an event we can all be proud of.

Signing up is easy! Just fill out this handy-dandy digital form of wonder. You can check out this link on our website too.

Questions? e-mail Breedlove our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator: breedlove@lakesoffire.org

See you at Lakes of Fire!

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