For many it is about sharing ourselves and who we are: our inherent arts, gifts, and talents. It is about celebrating the moment together. It is about not only being free to be ourselves, but also being able to bring out the best in each other. It is about the overwhelming creativity and inspiration, the smiles and hugs, the crazy art, the antics, and the fire. Community, participation, self-expression, self-reliance; these tenets are also lifeblood of the Burning Man community. Thus, as a guide for your journey we have included a link to the 10 Principles from the Burning Man website that we believe are also integral to the AfterBurn experience even though AfterBurn is not an official regional burn. Read them, and reflect on how they operate in your own life.
With AfterBurn we will create our own experimental community, burn our own effigy, and PARTICIPATE in our own back yard! There are no rules about how one must behave or express oneself at this event (save the rules that serve to protect the health, safety, and the community at large). Rather, it is up to each participant to decide what and how they will contribute to our community. Whether you are new to the Burner experience or are a seasoned veteran, you are encouraged to reach into and connect with yourself to find your niche in our community. Participate! The giving of yourself is the greatest gift you can give to your community, and is imperative to the survival of this unique experiment.
AfterBurn is also an official fundraiser for Burnt Oranges Inc. All funds raised from AfterBurn will go directly toward funding the art grants and operations of Burnt Oranges, including our annual Interactive Art Grant.
A NOTE ABOUT OUR INVITE SYSTEM
Once you click on the "Buy Now" button the system reserves the invites for 30 minutes to give you sufficient time to complete your payment through PayPal. If you do not complete your payment within 30 minutes the invites are released back into the system. Each time you refresh the page and click "Buy Now" you place more invites in reserve, thus making it appear that a Tier is sold out prematurely. Due to the way the program and PayPal interact, we do not have the capacity for instantaneous payment and inventory reduction.