As a camping event for friends, we live by the following great principles and then some. As an event attendee, you are upheld to hold the same principles listed below, at least during the time you are at the event.
If you choose to live by similar principles, you may learn like us and our amazing friends, that these principles make life more fun, more powerful and just more exciting in general. Bring what you have experienced to your local community.
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69 Principles for The Love Burn
JOKES, FUN AND MORE. As a first time event, these will be expanded and hashed out as you come to the event.
- Give a Buff, Get a Buff
- Community of Sarcasm
- Safety Third
- Sarcastic Shenanigasm
- Your mom isn’t here to clean up after you
- No MOOP – no matter out of place at The Love Burn
- Bring the BASS
- Interactive arts
- Participatory event
- Theatrical lash outs are accepted
- Art Cars appreciated
- RV Campers welcome
- No Sparkle Ponies or Sparkle Jacksons allowed
- There will be voting on Twerking and other acts of talent
- Cheesy 80s theme camps encouraged
- Score cards recommended (1-10 and wow cards)
- Cheesy 80’s costumes for whole event
- WEAR LIGHTS EVERY NIGHT!!!! That means you, DARKWAD!
- Flash Mobs encouraged
- Silence does NOT equal consent.
- Kama Sutra priniciples to be added
- List yours below in comments for Principles 23-59…
Plus, we are inspired and seeking to follow Burning Man’s principles. Click Here to go to Burning Man’s official site.
Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regionals Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
Burning Man 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.
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
Leaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.
Please go to Burning Man’s website to learn more about these principles and more at www.BurningMan.com.