Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chicago Burning Man Decompression 09

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!

WHO: YOU

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
"http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=8020+west+chicago+avenue+river+forest,+il&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=32.197599,56.513672&ie=UTF8&ll=41.896176,-87.827196&spn=0.014758,0.027595&z=15&iwloc=A"

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.

xo,

Downtown Dave







FAQ's:

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?
Glass
All pets
Your MOOP
Illegal substances
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.
"http://www.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&f=d&sll=41.812267,-87.837067&sspn=0.732868,1.450195&saddr=1+N.+State+St,++Chicago,+IL&daddr=8020+West++Chicago+Avenue,+River+Forest,+IL&ttype=dep&date=9%2F15%2F2009&time=8:47+PM&dirflg=r&ll=41.901766,-87.73407&spn=0.233555,0.441513&z=11&start=0"

"http://www.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Ogilvie+Transportation+Center&daddr=8020+West++Chicago+Avenue,+River+Forest,+IL&hl=en&geocode=FUIUfwIdHrfG-ikXo5QFxywOiDFQWb2DVJ6csQ%3B&mra=pe&mrcr=0&dirflg=r&date=9%2F15%2F2009&time=8:57+PM&ttype=dep&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=&tline=&sll=41.888258,-87.733749&sspn=0.116803,0.220757&ie=UTF8&ll=41.887966,-87.733727&spn=0.116803,0.220757&z=12&start=0"

Returning trains are at 3:15, 5:15 and 7:15.

Alternatively, you can take the Green Line.

More to come.

No comments:

National Geographic POD