I had a great night at SeaCompression 8 – Metropolis Now. SeaComp is the local burner decompression party put on by Ignition Northwest that follows the yearly Burn. This year’s theme is a bit of a play on what’s intended for BurningMan’s theme next year — Metropolis.
At any rate, there were many wonderfully dressed people at SeaCompression, and I had a great time photographing them. I also had a great time running into friends that I haven’t seen in too long. My set of images from the event is up on flickr, here’s the link.
I volunteered to work a shift of Door for the event; this process consisted of taking people’s money/tickets, and giving them a wrist band. That was fun, and it provided a great opportunity to say hello (which I did about a hundred and fifty times.) The greeter shift passed quickly, and was greatly enjoyable.
My wife attended the event for the first time, and she had a great time. She dressed up as a punkish version of herself, complete with a crazy-wonderful purple and black wig, and silver goggles. She met many people, and said she was glad to attend. I was also glad she attended, because I love my burner community, and want her to enjoy it, too. So that’s cool. We’re going to be going to the playa this summer together, and that should be a blast.
The job done by Suspended Animation, a theme camp that ties people up and suspends them, was very nice. They lit their subjects beautifully, and clearly showed great skill and concern during their performances. I enjoyed their performances, and look forward to future events.
There were many other wonderful things to see: The Black Rock City Cinemas, showing videos from participants of previous years of Burning Man; The dance stages were full and replete of Untz and the cacophony of chest-thumpingly loud dance techno music blaring across the room; and the fire spinners, doing what they love.
SeaCompression was a hell of a party, and I look forward to next time. I heard it was better next year.