Gateway Burn is an experiment in temporary community. For one weekend we will create a society where community, participation, self-expression, and self-reliance are our tenets and our lifeblood. Everyone is welcome at Gateway Burn. However, this is a NO SPECTATORS event. Gateway Burn is a highly entertaining place and it can be far more than just a diversion. You will proportionately gain what you put into your experience here, and then some. Play along. Jump in with both feet. Participation is mandatory. There is as much freedom and acceptance here as you require. We look forward to experiencing what you have to offer. We hope you make the most of your experience with us by helping to add to the experience of others. While you are welcome to express yourself freely in our temporary autonomous zone, we do have some rules. These rules exist solely for the overall safety and comfort of the community. We use the ten principles to guide us in hosting this event.
You must purchase a ticket on-line by June 4th to enter Gateway Burn.
No ticket, No entry, No joke. You will be turned away at the gate. You cannot gain admittance by volunteering.
Also, tickets at Gateway are virtual, so be prepared to take notes and print stuff out yourself.
|Thursday||6/9/2010||9:00 am - 10:00 pm||Event opens at 9:00 am|
|Friday||6/10/2010||9:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Saturday||6/11/2010||9:00 am - 8:00 pm||
Gate closes at 8 pm
Effigy Burn at 10 pm
All participants must depart the site by 5:00 pm
- You must have a valid ID to be amitted to Gateway Burn.
- No one under 18 will be allowed admittance without a parent or legal gaurdian.
- Gate will verify you for necessary food, water, and equipment to survive a weekend camping in Missouri. If you are not prepared you will be sent away to go get prepared and return.
- There will be no exit-and-reentry for the duration of the event.
1. Participant arrives at site and follows signs to the Gate.
- Gate signs in participant, including ticket reference on windshield and make, model, color, and plate in gate check in notebook.
- Greeters welcome participants to the event and educate participant about Burn expectations.
- Participant drives into event and drops off their stuff.
- Participant returns with car to Greeters/Gate.
- Parking Attendees assist participants with parking their car.
- Go to Gateway Burn.
I-44 West to Lebanon, Exit 129, Highway 64. Highway 64 West to AA.
North on AA to end of pavement. West on gravel road approximately 4
From Kansas City:
Highway 71 South to Highway 7 South to Highway 65 South to Highway 54
East to Highway 5 South to Highway E. West through Eldridge. South on
NN to end of pavement. Left 1 mile on gravel road.
I-44 East to Lebanon, Exit 129, Highway 64. Highway 64 West to AA.
North on AA to end of pavement. West on gravel road approximately 4
For more information about Mountain Creek Camp Grounds: http://www.mountaincreekcanoes.com
Contacting Gateway Burners
Mailing List: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gatewayburners
Please remember that even though we have our own rules at Gateway, it is still within county, state, and federal jurisdictions. Local law enforcement may need to enter the property at some point. We do not expect to see them, but if they do arrive, please show them hospitality and respect. The event organizers will cooperate fully with the land owner, their representatives, and the authorities.
Be considerate of the rights, safety, comfort, and anonymity of others. This is an official Burning Man Regional event, so please mind the "10 Principles".
Bring your kids. Gateway Burners are a community and community includes children. An adult or legal guardian must supervise minors at all times. There may be subject matter considered inappropriate for minors, if you bring your children, be prepared to supervise them THE ENTIRE TIME.
Children 12 and under will be admitted to Gateway Burn free of charge.
All minors must be registered at the Gate by their parent or guardian before entering the event
NO PETS ALLOWED. Sorry. While we understand the desire to bring your pet, we are adopting a NO PETS stance at Gateway Burn.
There will be NO COMMERCE OR VENDING. Vending is strictly prohibited at Gateway. This means there are no concessions, souvenir t-shirts, or coke machines at Gateway. If you need something, bring it yourself. YOU MAY NOT SELL OR ADVERTISE ANYTHING ON SITE. We are not a commercial or consumer event.
Please don't advertise your business, band, DJ, etc. at Gateway. Fliers can make a lot of MOOP(Matter Out Of Place) and may get you kicked out. Also, to preserve the spirit of non-commercialism, we ask that you try to block or alter any large corporate logos or advertisements on your rental trucks and equipment.
Gateway is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
You voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury and/or death by attending Gateway Burn. Leaving and returning to the event is heavily discouraged. Gateway Burn is a primitive camping event. Have everything you need when you arrive to suvive comfortably for four days of camping.
There will be potable water on site, but you may wish to bring your own. 1.5 gallons minimum a day per person is suggested.
BRING YOUR OWN FOOD.
BRING YOUR OWN POWER. There will be no electricity. Bring batteries, solar panels, or if you need a LOT of electricity, you'd better bring a generator... and fuel to power it!
Some Other Suggestions
Bedding (sleeping bag/pillow)
Clothes for all possible conditions
Costumes for all possible conditions
Don't forget your kids
Sense of Humor
Personal Medical Necessities
First Aid Kit
Things NOT to Bring
Fireworks - not here sorry
Guns or weapons of any kind
Pets- sorry no pets
Glass Bottles - broken glass is a super bummer
Illegal substances i.e. illicit drugs - remember they are illegal
If you do choose to bring a generator, please be considerate of others by following these guidelines:
- Bring the quietest generator you can afford and the smallest that will meet your actual needs. Larger generators are more difficult to transport, use more fuel, and create more pollution.
- Don't run your generator way late at night or early in the morning.
- Place the generator as far from other camps as possible.
- Cover your generator with a sound shield or baffle or outfit it with a motorcycle muffler.
- NEVER bury it to shield the noise.
- Make sure people can't trip over any power cords.
Fireworks and guns are prohibited. Period. If you are planning a fire performance, please contact our Fire Keepers. There will be designated areas for camp fires. Fire will only be allowed in these designated areas. Period.
If your radical self expression involves a sound system of some sort, while you are encouraged to express yourself, we do ask you keep the following in mind:
If you are bringing large scale sound systems, you must register so that your camp can be appropriately placed. We are also requesting that large scale sound art decrease their volume from 4am to 10am.
"Embedded" media will not be tolerated. Public press wishing to cover the event must get prior approval from both Black Rock City LLC and Gateway Burners, as well as all necessary releases.
Personal media, pictures, and recordings of participants or their art without their consent is prohibited. Always ask for permission to take pictures, if you plan on publishing personal photos on the internet, you must get written permission from the subject of the photo or footage... while they are completely sober.
Remember that ALL images taken BY ANYBODY at Gateway are the exclusive property of Gateway Burners and may not be used in any professional or commercial application without our written permission.
All video recording equipment must be registered at the Gate .
If you read nothing else here, please read this: The site will be returned to its pre-Gateway Burner original condition or better - by you.
There will be no garbage cans, bins, or dumpsters.
Pack it in, pack it out. This LEAVE NO TRACE (LNT) ethic is a core tenet of Gateway. BRING GARBAGE BAGS! Cigarette butts, pistachio nut shells, plastic baggies, wrappers, paper plates, you name it... if you pack it in, PACK IT OUT! This also applies to sequins, feathers, buttons, or any other costume finery that may fall off (or be rubbed off) and left on the ground as MOOP. If you are not sure if something is LNT appropriate, do not bring it.
- MOOP (acronym) Matter Out Of Place: Anything on the ground that nature didn't put there.
Trash Reduction Tips:
- Don't buy disposable cups, plates, utensils, etc. Instead, encourage people to bring their own.
- Leave excess packaging at home, e.g. bring the cereal in its bag, but leave the box.
- Putting individually packaged items into Zip Lock bags or Tupperware.
- Use reusable/collapsible water cans instead of disposable jugs.
- Bring crushable aluminum cans instead of heavy/breakable glass.
- Be a LNT representative for your camp and make sure things are kept tidy. Fifteen minutes a day to clean up makes departure day super quick and easy.
Anyone may be a part of a Burn. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
Burns are devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.
Burns encourage the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.
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.