We hereby declare that all burners who live south of Highway 92 in the San Francisco Bay Area are officially South Bay Burners (yes, even if you go to the City for burny things, too!) There are parties, workshops, fire practices and pot lucks in your own back yard, ya know! We hold monthly Meet & Greets across the region (Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Jose, Santa Clara, and San Jose) to make sure YOU are radically included.
Significant events in South Bay Burner history:
2002: Precompression party and film show and founding of the region
2003: Second annual Precompression party and film show, first Decompression party
2003: Decompression party
2004: Third annual Precompression party
2007: "Burning Silicon" is renamed “South Bay Burners”, Burning Man Film Festival, First official Regional camping Precompression, “San Flameado” near Los Gatos
2008: Hosted Peter Hudson’s playa zoetrope, “Homouroboros” in downtown San Jose, Second annual camping Precompression, “SoulStance” near Los Gatos, Hosted 2 screenings of Laurent Le Gall’s film, “Voyage in Utopia”
2009: Third annual camping Precompression, “SoulStance” near Los Gatos, Hosted screening of Olivier Bonin’s film, “Dust & Illusions”, First annual camping Decompression, “SoulFire” near Los Gatos, monthly Meet & Greets begin, South Bay Santa Con
2010: Fourth annual camping Precompression, “SoulStance” near Los Gatos, Costume workshop, Gray-B-Gone evapatron workshop, Meet & Greet virgin picnic, South Bay Santa Con
2011: Fifth annual camping Precompression, “SoulStance” near Los Gatos, Hosted Burner Day at San Jose Museum of Art, Costume workshop, gathering for San Jose First Friday Art Walks, first Circle of Regionals Effigy (CORE) burned on the playa, Second annual camping Decompression, "SoulFire" near Los Gatos, South Bay Santa Con
2012: Sixth annual camping Precompression, “SoulFire” near Los Gatos, Costume workshop, second Circle of Regionals Effigy (CORE) burned on the playa, BBQ-A-Newbie picnic, Third annual camping Decompression, "SoulFire" near Los Gatos, South Bay Santa Con
2013: Seventh annual camping Precompression, “SoulFire” near Los Gatos planned for June 21-23 weekend, third Circle of Regionals Effigy (CORE) being built this summer!
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“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the wood, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. (Yup, kinda applies to how you inspire burners, too ... substitute the word "playa" for "sea" and we're pretty much there!) ”