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The Great Dust Off

Vancouver regional Decompression 2011

Set up has officially begun!

Posted by jdeane on September 30, 2011
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The power grid was laid today be Jake DeNiro, and Yvonne. Lots of supplies and equipment delivered, including the porta potties, scissor lift, dance stage sound system,oh,and really importantly the booze! can’t have a party without that!


There are NO tickets!

Posted by jdeane on September 27, 2011
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really, there are no more tickets, just don’t bother to ask.



Posted by jdeane on September 25, 2011
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Larry Harvey told me it’s cool to sell out, so I’m trying my best not to disappoint him.

Almost there, only about 50 tickets remain, get em while you can, cause Vancouver scalpers are greedy…



General Site Visit

Posted by jdeane on September 24, 2011
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WOW, today a whirl wind of activity..!

we had the general site visit this afternoon, ticket sales were faster than instant. I turned around and the 25 tickets i brought with me were gone..

almost all the theme spaces have been spoken for, with the exception of Victorian, Polynesian, and Jungle.

The excitement is high and the participants are all working together very well. I love this, it’s some amazing shit bringing this all together.


Sound stage needs some gear

Posted by jdeane on September 20, 2011
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The live performance sound stage could use some gear, if you have anything to donate. We are looking for a nice PA system that is suitable for live music, and a 24 channel or greater sound board. Mic’s stands, and¬†maybe some lighting to…


Stage Managers, appointed

Posted by jdeane on September 13, 2011
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I would like to welcome a couple of very important people to the Dust Off team today.

Adrian Wilson (DJ tango) will be coordinating the D3/Dance stage
Cal Nairne will head the Live performance stage

you guys ready to make some magic happen..?


If you’ve got artistic idea’s of grandeur, but need a little financial help making it reality,
click the link, and apply for some dough to turn your art into reality.

Art Grant Application – Click Here

be the art you want to see..


First Site visit

Posted by jdeane on September 10, 2011
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It’s Saturday afternoon, I’ve gathered the core team at the venue,door,bar, DPW, fire, there all here looking over the space, getting the lay of the land. So
many idea’s so much inspiration. Dust Off is going to be awesome,I can feel it!

If you have an art project, or a need to preview the venue, we will be doing another site visit Saturday Sept. 24th at 12:00 noon. Come on out and
reserve your mini theme space, and work with the decor team to place your art project. Lets share a communal vision for the space.

21 days till we dust off….


We Have a Volunteer Survey

Posted by jdeane on September 8, 2011
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That’s right, we have the ability to take your gift of time. Thank you very much to those people that make this
event happen, without you, it would not be possible.

How do I volunteer you ask…

Click the Volunteer tab on the left of your screen


had a little moment today…

Posted by jdeane on September 6, 2011
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Driving home from work, and I passed a car all covered in playa dust, 2 bikes strapped to the back, motoring down the 99 towards Vancouver. That was the moment i realized I missed
burning man.

My heart felt real heavy, and I almost wanted to cry. I really wanted to stop them, and touch the playa, smear it on my face. But then I got up along side this playafied vehicle, and saw the tired weary travelers,that looked like they hadn’t showered or slept is days. Then I wasn’t so sad anymore… In fact I was a bit relieved.I can only imagine the creativity you dusty fuckers experienced out in that magic place this summer. You’re a lucky bunch, believe it. Nobody else except you and 52,000 of your closest friends got to experience the temple’s magnitude, or got to climb that big ass sculpture out in deep playa, feel the heatof the fire balls around the man burn. You did it, you lived it, I just watched on Ustream. You are bringing that flame of Burning Man back into our lives for all to¬†experience, all of it’s creativity, love, and excitement.spread it all around, cause it’s your gift, to tell the tale of the playa.