Hey Chicago Burners:
Your B.U.R.N. Steering Committee is thrilled to invite you to the Official Decompression 2009 at Thatcher Woods in River Forest, IL, near Chicago's west side. Next weekend we're all having a picnic, and you're beyond invited!
WHAT: Chicago's only Official 2009 Burning Man Decompression
WHERE: Thatcher Woods, located near Chicago's West Side - 8020 W. Chicago Ave - River Forest, IL
WHEN: 10:00 AM to roughly 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 26th
WHY: Friends. The Sextathalon and other things that are fun. Music. Drinks. FOOD.
BRING: $10 donation, food (and lots of it) for yourselves and your friends, sunscreen, umbrellas & ponchos, anything you need to eat in the great outdoors, a picnic blanket, a picnic basket, your friends, more food, your volunteerism and enthusiasm, outdoor games like frisbee, more food, hackey sack, kickball, etc., bacon, coffee, pictures of Burning Man 2009, a team of two or four people to run the first ever Sextathalon, and costumes to run it in!
Frequently Asked Questions below.
More info to come.
SO WHAT'S GOIN' ON HERE, EXACTLY?
This year's Decomp will be a smorgasbord of food, drink, and fun featuring yourselves, your friends, and your lovely families! The main idea here is to have a fantastic picnic, an awesome Miniature Chiditarod - the Sextathalon, and a bunch of participatory games you can take part in. You make it happen, we all enjoy each others' company, leave no trace, all-inclusive etc.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Organizers need volunteers for setup, cleanup, and for running and judging the very first ever Sextathalon during the event.
The Sextathalon will require judges, timekeepers, and a willingness to both dispense and receive PBR.
Bring food to and drinks to give away and enjoy yourself! Picnic blankets are a must.
Finally, we're looking for volunteers with vans to soberly take heads to and from the Metra, and possibly the Green Line.
$10? A WHUH?
We're not turning people away, but please try to give something to the cause. We'll have porto-johns, a fantastic space, a sound system, food & drinks, etc. Get a wristband and help build this up.
SEXTATHALON: WHO DAT WITH THE WHAT NOW?
The Sextathalon is exactly what the name implies: a six-part race that you can take part in. At around 3:30 PM, teams of four, two, and one will compete for an array of fancy prizes including a six-pack of PBR for all 21+ participants. You will experience the Obstacle Course, the Circle of Fury, the Sack Races, the Chug of Love, the Divine Conception, and the Three-Legged Triage.
Get your team of two or three together. Then dress up & join up. It's free. It's fun. And you can win PBR!
More to come.
WHAT SHOULD I LEAVE AT HOME?
Weapons or fireworks
I AIN'T DRIVIN, HOW DO I GET THERE?
Take the Metra Union Pacific Line from Ogilvie Downtown toward Elburn. Get off at River Forest.
Trains leave at approximately 8:30, 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30. Ir's just a 20 minute ride. Our site is just a short half-mile from the River Forest stop.
Returning trains are at 3:15, 5:15 and 7:15.
Alternatively, you can take the Green Line.
More to come.