Posted on May 8, 2013 by Info-bot
Lakes of Fire 2013
Thursday, June 20th, - Sunday, June 23rd
Lucky Lake Campground - 3977 West Wilke Road
(Enter on Winston Road) - Montague, MI 49437
Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc. (G.L.E.A.) has sold through all of the tickets for Lakes of Fire 2013. If you're unable to obtain tickets thus far, fear not! Then, go here: http://tinyurl.com/loftixxchange . Or, connect with your local Burning Man community by going here: http://regionals.burningman.com/ . Resale tickets WILL become as available as the event date nears. DON'T PAY MORE THAN $65 FOR TICKETS. Stick it scalpers and save money!
As a reminder, simple open camping, where you just plop down your tent in an empty space, WILL be available in designated Open Camping areas at Lakes of Fire. Ask the Greeters or the Placement Team for directions, when you arrive.
If you wish to spin fire, bring an art project or art car, get your camp placed, this year we have one streamlined form for ALL OF THE ABOVE, and it starts here: http://tinyurl.com/lofmasterform.
2013's Survival Guide is available right here: http://www.lakesoffire.org/survivalguide/
To volunteer to make Lakes of Fire a reality, follow this link: http://www.lakesoffire.org/volunteerform/
Lakes of Fire respects the needs and regulations of the communities surrounding the event. Some of your music may travel beyond our perimeter and into these communities. Therefore, we must limit high–powered sounds to reasonable hours. Basic sound rules are listed below, but please note that they may be subject to change before or during the event. Excessive sound is the single most likely reason that law enforcement officers will visit Lakes of Fire.
1) Report the sound equipment you have with you at the Gate upon entry, even if it's just a boom–box.
2) The Sound Squad (Rangers, Organizers, and Sound Team Volunteers) may ask you to turn your volume down, or completely off. Honor these requests.
3 ) All sound equipment 100 watts or larger must be registered prior to the event as a Lakes of Fire theme camp. Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/lofmasterform If you're bringing lower-powered sound equipment or musical instruments, please check with the Gate or Placement volunteers for information on where to set up your camp. Ask for a Placement or Sound Squad assistance in placement.
The event's guidelines for having amplified music are simple and can be found here: http://www.lakesoffire.org/survivalguide/#sound .
The Sound Squad will be monitoring and working with sound camps throughout the event. Failure to comply with their requests will be grounds for removal. If the police arrive with noise complaints, they may be directed toward camps that violating sound policies. Please protect the safety and success of Lakes of Fire by complying with all sound restrictions when they are in effect.
Car–pooling with friends, family, camp–mates, or random strangers is highly encouraged. Lakes of Fire's site has parking available, but it is limited. Upon arrival, you may drop off your gear at your location, and then you will be asked to return your car to the parking area. If you do not return your car to the lot within the allotted time, your car may be towed at your own expense, or you may be asked to leave Lakes of Fire, resulting in less of a good time.
If you do leave for an emergency, please stop back at parking upon return.
You may not camp in your car, in the parking lot.
Car camping is permissible if you have a medical condition or will be using your car as part of a camp's infrastructure. You must request a Car Camping Permit from the Parking Depatment by June 1st. parking AT lakesoffire DOT org http://tinyurl.com/lofcarcamp
If you receive a Car Camping Permit, decorate your car in some way, to work it in with the atmosphere of Lakes of Fire, your surrounding camp, or to your imagination's extent. You may not drive your 'car camping vehicle' out of your campsite once the event begins, nor may you block roadways or emergency exits.
Your big fire!
Lakes of Fire's Effigy Burn is the pinnacle of the event; the Saturday night inferno around a large wooden sculpture designed and built by a hard–working crew of Effigy volunteers. As a tribute to our region's communal effort, the Effigy is based on culture surrounding the Great Lakes. Please honor this art by not smoking or using open flames nearby, intentionally damaging, or burning it. Participants may leave memories and thoughts on the Effigy (non–destructive) and/or hug an Effigy Guardian.
Introducing Superstition's Effigy for 2013:
The Tree of Life
Ancient cosmologies tell of a magnificent World-Tree that grows at the center of the universe and encompasses all realms of existence: its stem pierces through the world of human affairs, its branches reach high up to the domain of the Gods, upholding the firmament of the heavens and all the stars and planets, while its roots stretch far down into the dark, chthonic Underworld, forming a gateway to the realm of the dead. The image of the World-Tree or Tree of Life is truly universal. It can be found at the centre of archaic cosmological iconography in widely separated cultures all over the world. A tree of life is a common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. It alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet and serves as a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense. It is the root of Superstition.
There are many ways for people to interact with the World Tree. There will be a swing and small seesaws to encourage playful experimentation. The tree will be climbable externally with natural climbing holds and perhaps internally as well. There will be a safe upper deck that people will be able to climb to and hang out on. There will be actual tree branches and trunk material in and on the effigy so people can carve into or draw onto it as well. .
You belong here!
Anyone may be a part of Lakes of Fire. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community in the general sense. And the only prerequisite for joining Lakes of Fire the event, is having your ticket (and thus your wristband).
Lakes of Fire, the event, welcomes all ticket-holding participants, embracing all comers with open hearts, and a positive, non-judgmental spirit.
From all, to all, with love!
Lakes of Fire is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
Even in times of generalized economic privation, when each one gives of what s/he can with an open mind, and an open spirit, a remarkably creative abundance can be shared by all!
That's what we got for ya this week!
Can't wait to see everyone at Lakes of Fire 2013 (SUPERSTITION)!