Dutch Decompression

November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017


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.

In 2017, our annual Dutch Decompression event will  take place on November 18, at Radion in Amsterdam for the fourth time in a row.

It will be an eve and night full of Art, performances, surprises, Hugs ‘nd Hello’s and music, together.

Our Dutch Decompression event has occurred in November the past years, 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: Save the date! Block November 18 (and 19) 2017 in your calendar.

Step 2: Get yourself a ticket… SORRY BUD, you’re too late, we are sold out!

Step 3: Fill out a form if you want to contribute actively with Music, Art or Performance (see buttons on this page). Or think about becoming a Lead (we NEED you to make this happen! Mail us at volunteer@burningman.nl)

Step 4: Volunteer and register here, because Dutch Decom won’t happen without your service and devotion!

Step 5: Follow the eventpage for all info

For more information see our BM NL facebook or event page