Blame It On Katie !!

Blame It On Katie !!

Postby HandJamMasterC » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:44 pm

The Birth of a Theme Camp, by HandJamMasterC, The Lord Mayor of Partytown

I've seen questions here like " how does one start a theme camp ? ". Here is how we did it -

So we are hanging out at our camp near 2:40 and I in 2009. We’d camped in the same spot our first year at Burning Man in 2008, since it was quiet and we knew we could find a spot to camp. I’d gotten married in May of 2009, and since we threw our own wedding in our backyard ( and it rained ), I now had two carports from Costco ( plus my friends 3rd one ), a big improvement from the EZ Ups that nearly blew away in 2008! And we had flag poles too. Boy, were we styl’n !!

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One day, and beautiful young lady from San Diego came by. Her name was Katie ( Katy ? ). She befriended our camp, and she and another beautiful young lady friend spent some time drinking and chatting with us. It was part of a wonderful 2nd year at Burning Man. On that Sunday at the end of the Burn, Katie came by and gave me a gift – this metal tinplate sign from an antique shop that said “ One Eye’d Jacks Tavern, Ravage the Wenches, Plunder the Booty “ !
I got home from that Burn and thought to myself, “ I should do something with that sign. So I mounted it in a frame surrounded with Xmas lights with a mannequin head . My first Burning Man camp / “ art “ item was born !!

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Then I thought, “ gee, a tavern should have a bar “. Couldn’t find one to buy that I liked, so I built a bolt together easy to transport bar !! This was getting fun !!

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If you have a bar, you need a “ jukebox “, so I next built a “ jukebox “ with a boom box and sound activated EL wire drivers ( like 100+ feet of EL wire ) !!

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Next came a front sign, and damn, we had a theme camp idea ( and a garage full of stuff ). That and 12 friends that wanted to help run the bar and we were off to our first year as a theme camp in 2010 !!

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And that is how Camp D.O.A. was born – it all started with a metal sign from a sweet college coed from San Diego. I blame it on Katie ! ;^ )

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Postby goathead » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:46 pm

so wheres the pool table, and dart board?

:lol:

Looks Good.

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Postby HandJamMasterC » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:34 pm

I don't know how I'd get a pool table out there, got enough stuff as it is ! Anyway, it's a champagne and wine bar that had a head on collision with a psychedelic discotech, it's mother was a coed, it's father was a pirate ! :shock:

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Postby Bin Noddin » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:18 pm

All those people posting "how do I join a camp" questions should look here and learn "how do I make a camp".
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Postby graidawg » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:54 pm

oh tres' cool indeed
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:43 pm

Bin Noddin wrote:All those people posting "how do I join a camp" questions should look here and learn "how do I make a camp".

I'm going to put a link to this in my "how to start a camp" thread. Cause, it's kinda cool.
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Postby jkisha » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:19 pm

Nice
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Re: Blame It On Katie !!

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:31 pm

HandJamMasterC wrote:Image


Just for the record, I am NOT related to this fella.

Unless he also is from West Virvinia, then anything is possible
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Re: Blame It On Katie !!

Postby ygmir » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:23 am

oneeyeddick wrote:
HandJamMasterC wrote:Image


Just for the record, I am NOT related to this fella.

Unless he also is from West Virvinia, then anything is possible


hhhhmmmmmmm you must'a got off that day of the poster making?
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Postby curiousgnate » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:40 am

really nice post i will have to stop by this year for a drinkie!
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Postby HandJamMasterC » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:43 am

I look forward to having you over ! The best thing about Burning Man, having a theme camp, and life in general, are the wonderful people we meet. :D
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Postby jojofroyo » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:08 am

HandJamMasterC wrote:I look forward to having you over ! The best thing about Burning Man, having a theme camp, and life in general, are the wonderful people we meet. :D


Hah I agree! having a theme camp is a blast!
Our first theme camp got started from a sign as well! one of the kids in the our old camp, somehow got the welcome sign from the gate road. the next year we had it hanging up, and it inspired us to make a theme camp the year after, I think our first year as a theme camp was American dream. we later broke up and reformed as the Champagne Lounge!

Working to build a theme camp is one of my favorite aspects of Burning Man, the work never ends but once you're out on the playa it is sooooo worth all the splinters, cuts, cursing!

Im gonna have to come out and find your champage bar then drag you over to ours! haha
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Postby HandJamMasterC » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:21 pm

Im gonna have to come out and find your champage bar then drag you over to ours! haha


Oh twist my arm !! 8)

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Re: Blame It On Katie !!

Postby HandJamMasterC » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:34 am

Hey Katie, if you are out there, come by Camp DOA this year and see what you started !! 8)
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Re: Blame It On Katie !!

Postby HandJamMasterC » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:21 pm

MY GAWD, I leave for the Playa in just over 1 week - :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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