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The Great Dust Off

Vancouver regional Decompression 2011

Dust Off

Post event report is up at: Dust Off Report

The Sun has set on our Burning Man experience for another year. The magical playa moments are only in our hearts until the next time the warm glow of the playa sun kisses our face. Each year, hundreds of dusty
participants return from a magical week in the desert and begin the difficult process of re-entry into the Default World.

We have experienced something nearly impossible to explain,the cosmic shifts inside of us are not reflected in the world around us. Friends, family and co-workers expect us to be the same, but we are not the same. We long to escape the confines of our daily existence, but we’re stuck in the patterns of our lives for another, long, year.

The decompression process culminates in the opportunity to re-create our experience for one night, here on our home turf. Here, we can share our experience, celebrate our personal transformation and officially
make the transition back to life as we know it. We can also party with a few hundred of our closest friends, and check out some of Vancouver’s best Burning Man art, music, theme camps, performances, activities,
costumes and revelry.

Burning Man Vancouver we present to you, your very own Decompression!

Like the Burning Man festival itself, it is most rewarding when experienced as a participant rather than a spectator – so get involved! Bring the project you brought to Burning Man, left half -finished on your couch, or
have been dreaming of for months. Help us build, decorate, ranger, greet or break down. Invite your cool friends who will “get it.”

Thanks to Burning Man Vancouver community for its participation and creativity & to the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society (GVIAS) for making this all possible.

Welcome to the web site for The Great Dust Off, Vancouver’s Decompression 2011