This video above helps explain Consent. We did not make this video but it has been shared in the Burning Man community for many years to explain Consent in simple terms.
Consent can be communicated in many ways. Love Burn nor anyone is not in a position to ultimately define consent in all circumstances.
Thou Shalt Always Get CONSENT
What is consent? Before any action that involves another person, there is a moment where consent is requested. Whether you are offering a cup or tea or a booty call, you must ask for and get consent before pouring that cup of tea, taking a picture or tapping that you know what.
NO MEANS NO
If you don’t know, you must assume the other party did not give consent. If they say no, it means no. If they say maybe, it means no. If they say nothing or stay quiet, it means no. If they are asleep, it means no. If they say yes and then change their mind, it means no. If they are too drunk or out of it to answer you in their clear mind, it means no.
Stay with me here, so when is a YES A YES?
If you ask for consent, and they say yes and mean it, then it is a yes. And you must get a yes every time. Never assume that because they wanted that cup of tea an hour ago, means they want another cup of tea now. Always ask first.
Thou Shalt Sign A WAIVER Accepting Responsibility for Thine Actions
Speaking of yeses. If you decide to participate in the Love Burn, you are giving us consent that you willingly will sign a long and detailed waiver written in relatively simple but extremely boring legalese.
What Happens If You Do Not Consent
If you decline or refuse to turn in a properly signed waiver, you waive your right to participate. In other words, you said no and no means no. If you do not consent, you cannot enter the event. Your ticket will not be refunded. See the section above about no refunds and transferring tickets.
If you choose to participate in Love Burn, you should accept and agree to follow the standards laid out in the Code of Conduct and Consent Agreement below.
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GENERAL ENTRY HOURS
Gates Open at 10am on Thursday, February 10th. Placement is open until 10pm.
GENERAL EXODUS HOURS
Campers are asked to leave the event by 2pm on Monday, February 14th. (Theme Camps read below)
DURING EVENT GATE HOURS
The gates will be open for limited hours DURING the event celebrations.
Gates will be closed during celebrations.
Friday Gate Hours
Gates open at 10am on Friday. Gate closes during Parade and Celebration from 6-9 pm. Limited entry from 9-10pm.
Gates open at 10am on Saturday. Gate closes during Effigy Celebration from 6-9pm. Limited entry from 9-10pm.
No entries on Saturday after 10pm even if you already have a wristband. This is a participatory event. We need your participation not partiers showing up just to party at night. This is a community celebration. Bring your cups.
NO NEW EVENT ENTRIES ON SUNDAY.
MORE INFO TO COME.
THEME CAMP EARLY ENTRY HOURS
Theme Camps can enter for set up on Wednesday, February 9th at 10am without additional permission.
THEME CAMP EXODUS HOURS
Theme Camps are asked to remove all structures from the event by 6pm on Tuesday, February 15th.
Please reach out to production via email if you will need more time.
File A Report:
Encountered an issue that you would like to report?
If you are at the event, the quickest course of action is to find a Ranger and report the situation immediately.
These reports will not be read until a couple weeks after the event is over so immediate action is not possible.
BASIC CODE OF CONDUCT (COC):
Participants are responsible for their own behavior.
Participants are strongly encouraged to report any incident involving abusive, intimidating, threatening or unsafe behavior manner to a Ranger or Event Producer, at the Ranger Headquarters, COC tent, or by emailing the event organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical hazards, including, but not limited to, unsafe art installations or fires, should be promptly reported to Rangers or anyone with an event radio.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian at the event venue.
Participants must comply with the principle of Consent. Consent regarding another person’s body or property is reached when someone clearly agrees, gives permission, or says “Yes” to an activity or physical contact with another.
Participants must respect and stop an activity or physical contact with another if that person says “No.”
REMOVAL AT THE DISCRETION OF PRODUCTION:
Failure to respect others boundaries that are not of a physically aggressive or sexual nature.
Photographing or videoing another participant without their consent. This also includes the public releases of photography/videography taken without the consent of the individual.
Unsafe biking or driving, this includes, but is not limited to, art cars, bikes, golf carts and failure to comply with DMV regulations.
Damaging the structures, facilities and land, including flora and fauna: digging, felling trees or limbs, movement of or damage to park infrastructure, diverting ocean water, interference with beach life, etc.
Failure to comply with Love Burn policies, that include, but are not limited to, Sound, Laser, Fire, and Service Animal policies whether stated or hereinafter created.
Vending or commerce of any kind.
Behavioral violations involving the Effigy, Temple, or other Burn Perimeter violations.
A NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS OF LOVE BURN:
Love Burn is concerned and committed to the safety of the participants, volunteers and staff.
The national Burning Man community, of which we are a part, is taking steps to move towards a safer interactive and socializing culture.
By presenting standards based on the input of our participants and promoting a culture of affirmative consent; we hope to participate in a growing standard of communication, exchange of ideas and education to foster a safe and comfortable environment for all participants.
With this in mind, we propose that the Ten Principles add two Principles: Radical Accountability and Consent.
Principle Zero: Radical Accountability
Accountability means each and every participant is totally and completely accountable for their own actions.
This means that as a community we each individually strive to be self-moderating to the same high standard of behavior of respect and support for one another without personal bias.
In support of this goal we are, collectively and individually, committed to transparently providing the necessary resources to achieve that goal.
11th Principle: Consent!
Our community values the transformative experience of consensual touch, play, and interaction by hearing and honoring the informed consent (or denial thereof) of those we interact with. We believe that consent plays a vital part in our connectivity and community. Our vision is that all parties feel empowered to participate as they feel comfortable, by “opting in” from a place of enthusiasm and autonomy.
Enthusiastic Consent applies to more than just sexual encounters.
Touch: Just because you hugged someone yesterday doesn’t mean you can surprise them with a hug today. “Surprise contact” isn’t always wanted, even if it’s affectionate.
Kink: Consent for one thing isn’t consent for another. If I said you can spank me, that doesn’t give you permission to grope me.
Sex: Consent can be revoked once it’s been given.
Gifts: Disclose what is in your gifts, even if it’s just essential oils. Some people have sensitivities.
Foods: Disclose the ingredients, one person’s innocuous ingredient can be someone else’s allergy.
Photography: Ask before taking pictures. Remember consent to take a picture is NOT consent to post it on your blog.
Consent can be communicated in many ways. Love Burn is not in a position to ultimately define consent in all circumstances. If you choose to participate in Love Burn, you should accept and agree to follow the standards laid out in the Code of Conduct and Consent Agreement.
Just remember, consent is FRIES!
At an event like Love Burn much of the time the people around you will be new to you.
There is a constant blend of new friends and ideas from all over the world. Communication to the point of over-communication is key to avoiding conflict and trouble.
All participants should seek to continually give and receive consent. This consent is for any and all activities and ought to be clear. Hoping others understand you is not enough, be clear about what you are and are not consenting to. Failing to respect another participant’s boundaries may subject you to removal from the event.
If for any reason you cannot ask first, do not pursue that activity. This includes taking photos or videos from afar, dancing with new friends in loud spaces, giving food or drinks, hugging, etc.
Consent is a mind-set of respecting others that virtually applies to anything at all times while at Love Burn and in most, if not all, areas of life.
If you need help, please ASK for it immediately.
If at any point you need support for yourself or another participant, seek help from other participants, Rangers or other staff.
The Love Burn event strives to provide 24 hour resources to the participants during the event.
Should you at any point feel unsafe, witness unsafe or troubling behavior, or need support in resolving/reporting a conflict or consent violation, please find The Ranger Station, the COC Station at Gate, or the Producers with a radio for immediate emergency assistance.
AT ANY TIME, TICKET SALES AND/OR EVENT ENTRY
MAY BE STOPPED DUE TO PANDEMIC, OTHER EVENT OR PERMITTING DELAYS.
All information subject to change.
Who? What? Where?
What is the Ticket Policy?
Everyone buys a ticket to help cover the many event production costs - we like having bathrooms and a nice venue, we bet you do too. Love Burn is a Volunteer run event, meaning everyone volunteers to bring the magic that happens each year. Please do NOT ask for a free volunteer ticket. It’s like splitting a meal with friends, everyone pitches in.
There are NO REFUNDS for this event. If the event does not happen for any reason, the ticket and/or parking pass will be transferred to the future event. There will be NO REFUNDS for any reason. Event date or location subject to change at any time for reasons beyond our control. NO REFUNDS.
Ticket and parking pass transfers to another amazing person are allowed up to 7 days prior to the event. Click the link for Ticket Transfers on the page where you bought your ticket to transfer tickets to another awesome person. If you cannot find the link, search your email and spam folder for the receipt and the link will magically appear. There may be a processing fee to transfer the ticket.
VALID TICKET, PHOTO ID AND SIGNED WAIVER REQUIRED AT GATE TO ENTER EVENT
NAME ON TICKET and WAIVER MUST MATCH NAME ON ID CARD.
Everyone MUST have current legal ID with your photo, official Love Burn ticket, and signed waiver for entry. Tickets required for entry into the event. Everyone will have to sign a waiver to enter the event. Legal guardians or parents will sign waivers on behalf of their child under the age of 18. No guest list at door.
OFFICIAL WRISTBAND MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
Anyone caught not wearing a wristband will be removed from the event immediately. If your wristband gets damaged or lost, please go to Rangers immediately to help you get a replacement wristband from Gate. Anyone caught gifting, sharing, selling or stealing wristbands will be removed from the event and banned from future events.
NO TICKETS SOLD AT GATE! < < < NO REFUNDS
Check In and Gate Hours for Love Burn 2023
Subject to Change - Updated 1/29/2023
GENERAL GATE HOURS:
Thursday, February 16: General Entry 8am-2am EST, Placement closes at 11pm
Friday, February 17: General Entry 8am-2am, Placement closes at 11pm
Saturday, February 18: Gate 8am-12pm, Placement 8am-1pm, Re-entry Only 12pm-6pm
Sunday, February 19: Re-entry Only for Participants with valid Wristband 10am-4pm
Monday, February 20: General Campers Exodus by 2pm
People can leave anytime. Vehicles will have limited entry and exit times. Cars must be parked at Miami Marine Stadium. There is a shuttle service that may drive you back to the venue.
Friday, February 17: 7pm Parade Lineup, 9-11pm Firework / Show
Saturday, February 18: 9-11pm Fire Dancers, Water Fireworks, Effigy
Sunday, February 19: 7-9pm Fire Dances, Community Temple Burns
EARLY ENTRY FOR ARTIST & THEME CAMPS:
Tuesday, February 14: Artist Builders Only can arrive 8am to midnight with Placement open until 6pm.
Wednesday, February 15: Theme Camp Builders can arrive from 8am to 2pm with Placement open until 11pm.
EXODUS FOR ARTIST & THEME CAMPS:
Tuesday, February 21: Artist & Theme Camps must be out with a clean site by 6pm.
WHAT ABOUT EXITING?
Check In Hours above specify when you can go through Check In to get your Wristband to enter the event. PEOPLE may leave the event at any time. However, please be aware that VEHICLES may not be allowed to enter the Event Venue except during the hours above for set up or breakdown. Also, NO vehicles may be allowed to enter the venue during celebration hours for safety reasons. Please be kind to the hard working Volunteer Gate, Placement, Shuttle Crew and Security Teams.
GPS Address to Gate (Must have TICKET, ID and be prepared to sign waiver):
Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
Want to make it better?
Volunteer for CheckIn, Gate or Placement!
Aerial View from Sky Bar at Love Burn 2020.
Thursday to Sunday
February 15-18, 2024
There are NO REFUNDS on tickets or parking passes for the Love Burn.