Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Thank you for creating The Love Burn!

We are so thankful we are to each and every participant at The Love Burn 2018.

Participation was a step up from even previous years with the amount of Volunteering, Art, Music, Costumes, Theme Camps and more. Love Burners bring their best, most innovative art glowing with positive energy.  We cannot thank you enough for bringing everything you brought to Historic  Virginia Key Beach in Miami, Florida.  Despite some pretty powerful and constant winds, theme camps were set up, big art was built and music pumped through the airwaves from day to night and lasted through beautiful sunrise experiences.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Love from your humble hosts Prosperity, Quantum Glen and more than 20 Team Leaders who are beyond grateful to more than the 80+ theme camps, 80+ art projects, and 3,000 very active volunteer participants.


Now onto the office stuff:

The Census – Tell us what you think, spent, and could improve on.

Next Meeting: FAQ and Your input desired. Join us for the Thursday night call at 7:30pm EST. Details on bottom of this page.

Lost and Found Page

Our Official Facebook Page

Your Facebook Group (run by you and your Love Burn friends – no affiliation to Love Burn)


What’s Next?

The Hands of Love and the Globe are still standing. High winds were great for shooing off mosquitoes but were horrible for burning large structures. The current plan is to host a one-day Burn celebration sometime in March or April.  Long-distance Love Burners requested a Live Simulcast. Locals requested food trucks. It’s an entirely new event to plan with permits, insurance, fire department, ticket sales to cover costs, parking, etc.

Love Burn Effigies. Photo by Karli Evans.

Love Burn Effigies. Photo by Karli Evans.


In The NEWS

Yes, we made the news again and again. You, your art and your energy were shared with the world in a fun, positive way. Newspeople were taken on tours by our amazing host so they could see and hear what magic you brought without interfering with your event experience.

Featured in Miami New Times pre-event

The Love Burn Brings Burning Man to South Florida

“Narnia,” “The Temple of Love,” and “The Landing of the Mothership” are just some of the names of the utopias that will be constructed by the time the park opens for revelers this Friday night…. by Celia Almeida | January 22, 2018. Read more.

Miami New Times Article 2

Love Burn Brought Group Hugs, Raver Fashion, and Dinosaur Installations to Virginia Key

“The group hugs are the first clue there are definitely some genuine connections — whether artificially enhanced by touchy love drugs. Everywhere you turned, groups of people were hugging and lying in stoned cuddle puddles under fire-lit geodesic domes on the sands of Virginia Key Beach Park. Couples made out on the grass next to fire installations. Others raved beneath a jungle gym crafted for an adult dance party. Attendees dressed as those they wish to be in daily life — whether in animal costumes, rave-wear, or partially nude — creating a world where burning art installations takes precedence over the outside world…” by Celia Almeida | January 29, 2018.  Read more.

Miami New Times Mention #3 – Woo Hoo!

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

SouthFlorida.com

The Love Burn, South Florida’s Burning Man, reigniting on Virginia Key

“The Love Burn, for the uninitiated, is South Florida’s version of the massive Burning Man arts festival that attracts revelers every August to the scorching desert of Black Rock City, Nev. Virginia Key won’t be nearly that blistering, but it will get hot: The Love Burn is three days of off-the-grid community fun, sun salutations, costumes, circus-like tents, performance art and parlor games.”  Read more.
by Phillip Valys | January 23, 2018


Share Your Photos

Did you take some awesome photos? Please send them to us. Try to put your name on the file image so we can credit you when Burning Man or media ask to use your photos. Email us at volunteers@theloveburn.com

Check out photos by your friends on FB.  If you want a photo removed, please PM the poster directly then email volunteers@theloveburn.com. We are just volunteers with only so much time to mediate. 🙂


Next Meeting

FAQ and Your input desired. Join us for the Thursday night call at 7:30pm EST.

Join the next VIRTUAL MEETING:
TEAM LEAD MEETING: Tuesdays at 7:30pm EST (30-60 minute call)
ALL PARTICIPANT MEETING: Thursdays at 7:30pm EST (30-60 minute call)
Dial-in Number: (515) 739-1030, Access Code: 884-355-704#
Conference Call Page: http://freeconferencecall.com/wall/loveburn

Team in-person meeting slated for Saturday, March 10th in Fort Lauderdale. Details to be announced.


$how me the money!

Want to see where your ticket dollars went? If you sponsored an art project, then you got to see it, interact with it, play with it and take a hundred photos, but….if you bought a ticket, where did the money go?

The list is long and financials will be posted online soon. But just for reference, your ticket dollars went to venue rental, fencing, wristbands, gifts, porta-potties, bathroom cleaning, venue clean up, fire department, city permits, insurance, generators, propane, fuel, security, medical support, and much, much more. We tried to be frugal, but lots of little costs add up to one very large bill.  We could not have done it without your countless hours of volunteer work.