FireDrop is a Theme Camp planning on participating in Burning Man 2013- Cargo Cult.
We are a collective of multiple burning man camp groups from the Nevada City/ Grass Valley, CA area. Mainly we consitst of members of BeOnFire Tribe, a Fire Conclave member group, and Samba Drop, the Tribe’s rhythmic backbone.
Here is a description of how our camp will interact with Black Rock City:
FireDrop 2013 will be version 3 of our plan and intentions for camp from the last two years. We bring the gift of our unique pairing of Beyond FireDancing and electrified Samba to Black Rock City. Beyond Firetribe was member group of Fire Conclave in 2009, 2010 and 2012. They work to weave together all possible performance types and inventive fire toys into their circus flavored show. Samba Drop is a marching band that makes beats that make the booties shake! They have been active for the last few years and have had some notable shows at Big Bounce, Symbiosis and Cognitive Awakening Gatherings. More recently they have performed in collaborative shows with the likes of Bay Area favorites Vaudeviere Society and Gamelan X. Their unique take on Samba fuses some traditional samba rhythms with lots of originals and fresh mix of electronic sounds. Our mutant vehicle Sol Riser 3.0 will be an integral piece of Firedrop as it will bring our gifts of performance anywhere on the playa. Our camp will be a constant celebration of of samba drums, firedancing, life and community. We revel in the family and community that the fire and drums have brought to us and seek to radiate that love to the greater Burning Man community.
Some things our camp offers include: a chillaxation station where people can rest on our shaded hammocks to stay cool during the day for a nap, we have a Sauna in a trailer which will be fired up on occasions. There will be lots of opportunity to dance in camp with soundsystems drums and lots musicians and djs in our crew. With the collection of musicians among us, we will be set up for spontaneous improv live music jams either in camp or on Sol Riser. Colby will be bringing a section of his Kalidascopic Dreams piece which will serve as a gateway to camp and a viewing portal to the firespinning zone in camp. He is also bringing a light art canvas of photoluminescent paint that passers by can draw on with a flashlight or laser and watch the art fade away soon after We have a cacao alchemist who will be gifting her chocolate creations to anyone who is into that sort of thing at the Cacao Cove. We will be giving a few classes for anyone interested in learning about any firetoys. Along with this we will bring many practice toys to share. We will also have gifts like trucker hats and toys and seed medallions.
As part of our LNT plan, we will be offering a moop cleanup rewards system. We will have intentionally placed moop in the street on the end of a fishing string and when someone picks it up, lights and bells go off like they won the jackpot. We will then have a victory ceremony where the moop gatherer will receive a gift of shwag.