Posted on June 15, 2015 by Info-bot
Lakes of Fire 2015:
Lucky Lake Campground
It’s all happening! Literally! At this very second, our advance team of DPW, Effigy, and organizing volunteers are ON-SITE at Lucky Lake, building the Fabulous Contraption!
Get all excited! The S.S. Pandemonium burns in just five days! And the gates at Lakes of Fire open in under 48 hours! http://tinyurl.com/loffigy15countdown
Be ready for mild and wet weather, folks. Current forecasts are quite bullish on rain, with highs in the mid-low '70's.
Donate to our unopened, non-perishable dry or canned goods to our food drive! More info will be available on-site, and in this email.
To learn more about Lakes of Fire’s principle of Immediacy, scroll down. Or just go here! https://soundcloud.com/lakes_of_fire/immediacy
Wednesday-Sunday, June 17th-21st, 2015
3977 West Wilke Road
(Enter on Winston Road)
Montague, MI 49437
BASICS: You need to know.
GATE HOURS - Eastern Time Zone:
WEDNESDAY – June 17th, 2015
11:00 A.M. Line formation begins. Please don’t arrive too early.
12:00 noon. – 12:00 Midnight – Gate closes.
THURSDAY, June 18th, 2015
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Midnight – Gate closes.
FRIDAY – June 19th, 2015
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Midnight – Gate closes.
SATURDAY – June 20th, 2015
10:00 A.M. – 6:00 PM – Gate closes!
SUNDAY – June 21st, 2015
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 PM – (Exodus only)
If you show up at Lakes of Fire when the Gate is closed, you will have to wait until it’s open.
Ticket sales are now closed, and G.L.E.A. Inc. has sold through all available tickets. Thanks to all who participated! IF YOU HAVE A TICKET because you or someone close to you successfully finalized a purchase using your registration number, YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT OUT ANYTHING. Just bring a valid gov't-issued ID that matches the name on your registration.
We’re sorry, it is now too late to apply for early entry. If you DID receive an Early Entry pass, be aware that Early Entry closes Tuesday night, June 16th, at Midnight. There is no Early Entry on Wednesday the 17th.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Leave No Trace and learn up on being a TRUE M.O.O.P. WARRIOR. Start here: http://tinyurl.com/moopwarriorSG15 Then remember that when we say leaving no trace means “pack it in, pack it out,” we mean TAKE YOUR TRASH & RECYCLABLES ALL THE WAY HOME WITH YOU. Remember our principle of Civic Responsibility and p lease don’t dump trash in private dumpsters of the surrounding communities. That makes you and us look like bad neighbors.
MAP & WHAT WHERE WHEN
The final versions of the What Where When, and the Map are live and on the website! Check ‘em out!
Print these and feel free to use them, as long as you get there may be some final tweaks!
Please read the Survival Guide. http://www.lakesoffire.org/survivalguide/ It’s there to help you.
Finally, your friendly neighborhood Info-bot is being unplugged shortly, so that it too can join the event! Sorry, the Info-bot won’t be available to answer any further online questions until after the event, though we’ll be there in person to help out!
FOOD DRIVE: Giving back!
Burners Without Borders, Chiditarod, Greeters and G.L.E.A are all teaming up together to host a food drive at LoF for the local community!
Please bring additional non-perishables (cans preferred) to donate! Be sure to drop off any unused/unopened non-perishables on your way out on Sunday!
All food is being donated to the Trinity Lutheran Community Food Bank in New Era Michigan. This food bank feeds over 4,500lbs of food to more than 180 families every week. This area of Michigan has one of the highest hunger rates and you can help! The Greeter station will be accepting the food donations during our shifts and exodus. Please drop by Greeters station with your donations!
Food Donation Requirements:
Cans are preferred
No glass please
(Unopened/Unused Toiletries Are Also Welcome!)
FIRE: You know you love it!
FIRE: You know you love it!
Fire is a spectacular part of our event, and one for which we take safety extremely seriously.
As you can imagine, there are a lot of requirements and local fire code regulations that Lakes of Fire and G.L.E.A. Inc. 501(c)4 have to bear in mind in approaching the spectacular glory of a fire-loving event like ours. Lakes of Fire embraces many different fire art forms. The Fire Art Safety Team (F.A.S.T.) requires that you contact us first regarding fire spinning performances, fire sculptures, flame effects and open fires. All these elements require prior pre-event signup. All fire art requires inspection onsite, which may require a phone interview to discuss your art and safety plan. F.A.S.T. members don't bite, we limit risk and prevent friends from getting hurt. While pre-registration is closed, please check in at the F.A.S.T. HQ (site 102) when you arrive to register and inspect your flame effect or burn barrel.
If you have fire art, are a fire spinner, or in general want to know how to safely make fire a part of your camp, project, performance, etc., you NEED to check out this highly informative page, and look at the sections that pertain to you. http://www.lakesoffire.org/fireart/
This year’s event will have more effigies than ever, including our Friday night Wee Burn! Here’s what’s up with the big burn!
Saturday - The Peninsula
All time estimated and subject to change.
9:05: first warning shot fired
9:35: second warning shot fired
9:45: conclave performance starts
10:15: conclave ends
10:35: Effigy fireworks begin
10:45: Peninsula Fireworks begin
10:50: Effigy Ignites
DMV: Gettin’ around!
Mutant vehicles are a unique type of art that is welcome to roam Lakes of Fire. If it has a motor and is not completely powered by human propulsion, it's considered a motorized vehicle and therefore must be registered as a Mutant Vehicle by its owners to be driven at LoF. Owners are responsible for the use and behavior of their vehicle during the event at all times, regardless of who drives it . All drivers agree to only drive in approved areas of the event, to yield to pedestrians, bicycles, Rangers, Staff, and Medical traffic. All drivers must operate vehicles in a safe, sane and sober manner. No one is allowed to drive over 5 mph. If you are planning to bring a Mutant Vehicle to Lakes of Fire you must pre-register with the LoF Department of Mutant Vehicles. We’re sorry, the registration deadline has passed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have, or visit http://lakesoffire.org/vehicles.
IMMEDIACY: Live the moment!
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.
This is your time – this moment – right now! Changing your life, your relationships, your perception of the world, your mind, and your relation to the universe . . . . these things are up to you. Why wait?
For a funner take on immediacy, just go here: https://soundcloud.com/lakes_of_fire/immediacy
All this just off the wire from Chicago’s west side . . . and speaking of immediacy, you’d better get on it folks! The Fabulous Contraption opens very . . . VERY SOON!