Hello Nectarines! I’m Soup, the enabler of Nectar
Village. The burn is getting very,
very close and I can’t wait to see all of you out there!
Now that we are close to the burn, you’ll begin getting
emails from me every few days. These emails will contain important information,
so please read them!
Today, I am writing you because some of our projects need
-Early Arrival Passes
Although we have over 300 campers in Nectar
Village this year, we have only 110
people on this list! That means that about 200 people won’t receive these
important messages! Please forward this to others in your camps AND
tell them to join this list! They can join here:
I want to ring our village and the keyhole we will have with
flags. We need about 40 flags. I’d love for these flags to be designed by you
and made by you. So, I’m writing to ask you to make a flag (or two, or more) to
bring with you to the playa. It’s simple to do.
Please let me know if you will make one or more at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let me know what day you are arriving with the flag too, please.
The flag can have whatever you want on it- abstract design,
words, whatever. I want you to express yourself and create something to share
with the rest of the village and greater Black Rock community.
There are great instructions at http://www.ehow.com/how_4692608_make-a-flag.html.
I’ve done it a little differently; here is how I did it:
went to a fabric store and bought 2 yards of ripstop nylon fabric in one color
(the base color) and then a bought a yard or less of some other colors, from
which I would cut out shapes, letters, designs to later glue/sew onto the
larger piece of fabric. If you don’t want to sew, buy some fabric glue at the store,
while you are there. I used glue, because I can’t sew.
are making flags that are 3’x 5’, but we need to created a pocket for the
flagpole, so leave 3.5” excess length. We’ll glue the pocket shut and the flag
right onto the flagpole, once on the playa. Also, if you want to ensure your
flag will last for more than the week, you should leave a 1” excess beyond the
dimensions above, on each boarder, and then fold the excess back, and sew or
glue, to create a hemmed edge.
out TWO SETS of whatever you are going to decorate the flag with, from the
other colors of nylon you bought. You will need to glue one set, onto each
or sew the pieces onto the flag.
it dry, and then bring it with you!
Once we are out on the playa, I’ll use that extra 3.5” to
attach the flag directly to a pole, and then we’ll put it up for everyone to
Another thing we are in desperate need of is a sign! We need
a large nectar village banner. If you are interested in making one, please let
me know! You’d need to be arriving Monday, or send it along with someone that
is. I’m thinking this should be a large 8’ type banner, painted on canvas or
some other heavy material. I’m pretty flexible on the what and how, so just let
me know if you are interested. I will reimburse you for your costs too.
We will have burn barrels in the village again this year. As
far as I know, none of the ones that were with us last year are returning. We
are going to cut two new ones in the Bay Area. However, we need to know if anyone
else is planning on bringing – OR CAN BRING – a burn barrel?
Please let me know. We would like to have 3-4 barrels, and I
also need to plan for firewood. If you bring a barrel for the village, we
provide the wood to burn it.
--EARLY ARRIVAL PASSES—
Early Arrival passes are distributed from Burning Man to me.
I then distribute them to the camp leads. I have begun to get some early
arrival passes, but I have not been told how many to expect in total. I hope to
have that information soon. Once I know how many total passes we have, then I
can begin distributing to the camp leads. If we do not get as many passes as we
have requested, which is likely, then we will have to ration the passes. This
has happened before with little impact. This should all be worked out soon- don’t
Thank you all for reading. Expect more soon.
Please contact me if you can help with any of the projects