The Latest Ticket Info

Low Income & Scholarship Tickets
Need a little extra help getting to the burn this year? Don’t forget about our Low Income and Scholarship Ticket Programs! We have made substantially more of these tickets available this year than there ever have been before, and we still have plenty of these discounted tickets available for those who qualify. To apply for either ticket program please read through the information on the ticket page and follow ALL the directions to a T! Deadline to apply is May 31, and the Ticket Minions will love you more if you don’t wait until the last minute to apply. Click here to learn more:

Outlets Now Selling Tickets
Walk-in ticket outlet sales have begun! Tickets through our outlets are $295 a piece and require that you have cash (exact change), or a money order. Outlets cannot make change or accept credit cards. Please be prepared when you go to buy your tickets. Buying your ticket through one of our Walk-in ticket outlets is a great way to interact with our community, get your ticket in hand service-charge free, stock up on supplies to get ready for the playa, and support local burner-run businesses! All of our outlets’ information and hours can be found on the ticket page, please do not burden the outlets with phone calls. Tickets are available in our outlets through Friday, August 22, or until supplies run out. If an outlet stops selling tickets it will be posted on the ticket page immediately. That would be here:

Remember, friends, tickets are not being sold at our event site box office this year! Please help by reminding everyone you know that they need to be prepared and have their ticket in hand before they leave for the desert.

Basura Sagrada – 2008 Temple

Basura Sagrada - 2008 Temple

well folks, it is with an incredible amount of joy, anticipation and excitement (and not a little bit of trepidation at the daunting task ahead!) that we make our plans for this year’s temple public. We are extremely humbled by this opportunity and hope to create a temple worthy of the name. The responsibilities that come with a project like this are incredible, but we feel up to the task. Burning Man has been generous in their support of this project, and yet we know that it will take much more to realize the vision. If this is truly to be a temple for the community, then we need your help to make it happen. More than that, we want you to be involved!

oh, and before you ask: yes, it will burn on sunday in the usual spot!

World Pillow Fight Day

On Saturday March 22nd 2008, there will be massive pillow fights in cities around the world!

Pillow Fight
Photo by Dave Schumaker via Flickr

BYOP(illow) to Pershing Square on Saturday afternoon, March 22nd because it’s time to have some fun. It’s World Pillow Fight Day and the LA Burners are hosting the downtown, transit accessible, event. And yes, there are rules:

  • Soft pillows only!
  • Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
  • Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
  • Remove glasses beforehand!
  • Wait until the signal to begin.

The event, which is more fun with feathers, is free and they say appropriate for all ages

Burnal Equinox 2008 Flambe Lounge

Whispered Dream: BURNAL EQUINOX 2008 Flambe Lounge!
March 8, 2008 – 8PM-4AM – 21+ w/ID
At: The Whisper Ultra Lounge
535 Florida St., between 18th St. and Mariposa St. SF
$15 Playa finery; $25 Street clothes
21+ over
Happy Hour Drink Specials from 8p-10p with early bird treats!
Food service available Whisper’s Back Room Bistro!
No ins and outs at this venue. Come early; stay late!

Shouting Fire – Burning Radio

Shouting Fire

Shouting Fire is a year-round platform for sound and vision that engages and amplifies the ethos of Black Rock City. Art, politics, and activism. Music, news, and interviews. Intentional noise from our enclaves around the world, noise to connect you to those you already know–and to those you didn’t know you were waiting to meet.

Nova Express Cafe in LA closing!

Nova Express
Photo by Crashworks

Nova Express Cafe, which has always been the closest thing I have found to Burning Man in the city, is closing its doors this Wednesday night! For some of us debasecampers, we have always associated Nova directly with the event itself, so this is a sad day.

The Nova Express Cafe has existed to make the claim that a unique artistic cafe is an important part of the cultural ecology of the modern urban landscape. Essentially, Nova Express Cafe is an art project designed to explore the parameters of how a kind of art, based on the importance of community and generally motivated by an idea of fun, can function in society. However, The Nova Express Cafe has existed outside the normal channels of either capital investment or art world patronage and now faces severe economic difficulties. The cafe will be closing Wednesday, March 5. The last fifteen years have been a great romantic adventure! Thanks and goodbye!
Nova Express

You will be missed, Nova! Come join us on Wednesday night to pay our respects!

2008 Art Theme



And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe,
And then from hour to hour we rot and rot;
And thereby hangs a tale.
– William Shakespeare, As You Like It

This year’s art theme is about nationality, identity and the nature of patriotism. One species of the patriotic urge conflates the nation state with mass identity. Governments, as actors on a worldwide stage, become a surrogate for self, a vast projection of collective ego. And yet, there is another type of patriotic feeling that attaches us to place and people, to a home and its culture. Both these feeling states (and their attendant ironies) are relevant to this year’s theme.

In 2008, leave narrow and exclusive ideologies at home; forget the blue states and the red; let parties, factions and divisive issues fall away, and carefully consider your immediate experience. What has America achieved that you admire? What has it done or failed to do that fills you with dismay? What is laudatory? What is ludicrous? Put blame aside, let humor thrive, and dare to contemplate a larger question: What can America, this stumbling, roused, half-conscious giant, still contribute to the world?

2008 Pavilion

Obelisk with cutaway view of interior.
Design by Rod Garrett and Larry Harvey. Illustration by Jack Haye and Rod Garrett.

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New for 2008: There will be NO ticket sales at the event gate! You must purchase your tickets before arriving. SRSLY folks. NO GATE SALES.


Did you know that the first 10,000 tickets are sold at below the cost per person to produce the event?

Please help our community and do your part: buy tickets at the highest price level you can afford. When you buy a higher priced ticket it allows lower-income members of our community to purchase tickets at price levels they can afford.

First Level:
$210 tickets are SOLD OUT!

  • Limit 2 tickets per person
  • Available through the Internet sales ONLY

Second Level:
$225 tickets are SOLD OUT!

  • Limit 2 tickets per person
  • Available through the Internet sales and Mail Order

Third Level:
$250 tickets are SOLD OUT!

  • AVAILABLE THROUGH MAIL ORDER (cashier’s check or money order ONLY – NO CHECKS)
  • Also available through Internet Sales

Fourth Level:
All tickets are now $295, while supplies last

  • Available through the Internet Sales, Mail Order, and Walk-in Outlets
  • Absolutely No Mail Order sales postmarked after 6/30/08.

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