Our Decompression party, decom or decomp is a local reunion for Burning Man participants to help ease themselves back into everyday society after the “big Nevada event”. It is not uncommon for Burning Man participants to experience “post-burn blues”, and decompression events can help alleviate the feelings of loneliness and separation that can occur. The events provide an opportunity to participants to share feelings, art, performances and memories. As awareness of Burning Man has spread around the world, Decompression events have evolved to welcome newcomers to Burner culture.
Our decompression event can occur anywhere from September to December, and anything afterwards is typically considered a warm-up for the next Burning Man. There has been an official Decompression Party hosted by the Burning Man organization since 1999. The Burning Man organization has since made the term “Decompression” a registered trademark and must conform to a set of rules.
Our decompression parties are sometimes reminiscent of early Burning Man festivals due to their informality and smaller size.
The name comes from an analogy to diving, where decompression refers to a period of time spent by deep sea divers either in decompression chambers or at various depths on their way to the surface henceforth, gradually adjust to surface pressure in order to avoid the bends.
To get involved:
Step 1: Like our facebook page
Step 2: Get your Burning Man NL Event Membership (yearly). Note that only registered event members will get access to our event ticket sales.
Step 3: You will be invited to our events through your registered email.