This past weekend we had some amazingly fun times with great tunes, interactive art builds, games, lots of laughter, and FIRE as the giant picnic basket and huge ant were consumed in wonderful, glorious, beautiful flames. We also had a lot of curious visitors new to BURN2 and even to Burning Man who were exposed to our special brand of Burner joy. The joy doesn't stop just yet, however.
This next weekend, April 9th and 10th, Ahnue Heartlight brings a unique Afterburn experience to the virtual playa, with two days, six hours each, of some of the best music you can hear in SL. Each day will also feature an incredible art installation from two very talented 3D artists, Duna Gant and Shade of Loud. See the schedule below and in our calendar. Come and join us, see all the Burnal Equinox builds - they will stay on the playa through Monday the 11th of April.
There are a few set events we have each year on the playa and we are coming up to the first for this year. The following is a little bit of poetry you may like to add some more stanzas to, as a way to show what things would interest you in the event. The best rhyming couplets of 9 syllables will be added on, and maybe read on stage at some point.
The Equinox is fast approaching and balanced eggs are good for poaching Artists old, and especially new Answer the call, come Home we want you Opposites make for level scales Let imaginations weave their tales A time for community once more Friends come together step to the fore...
For those wanting some further details of Equinox on the playa this year, here we go:
DATES: Friday 27th to Sunday 29th of March
WINNING THEME: “Balance”
Equinox is the time when the day and night are of equal length, it is also the start of both Spring and Autumn. In the virtual world we can mix all things together, so we can have bats flying down to sip the nectar from the new spring flowers in the daytime, or autumn leaves transforming into butterflies at night. As always our only limitation is our imagination.
The really important bit: We want YOU.
Builders, experienced or new and barely able to place a block (we have people to help you learn to build).
Artists of all kinds photographers, painters, builders, poets, dancers, DJ's, musicians, designers, and ideasmen, show us what you have, and be part of it all.
This year we are trying hard to take all into account, welcome all time zones and all parts of the globe. With this in mind we like to remember that while Equinox is when day and night are in equal measure, it is also both Spring and Autumn/Fall at the same time with the Northern and Southern hemispheres. So what does Balance mean to you? Don't just give us your ideas (although at least that is good too), but join in and help make some of them happen. In the spirit of balance, experienced and inexperienced, long standing members and brand new additions to the community are welcome and encouraged to take a part.
If you have an idea, want to help, or offer yourself on the altar of.... hmm, don't think we are allowed to do that one, anyway, contact us. Send a note with any details of how you would like to be a part, or add to the poem to Huntress Catteneo, iSkye Silverweb, or any team member you know and feel comfortable with that can present for you.
The next event at BURN2 is coming up: Burnal Equinox. We seek the community's input on the theme. At some events in the year, especially at the October Burn event, we adhere as closely as possible to playa aesthetics. However Burnal Equinox is one of those events where the playa aesthetics rules are somewhat relaxed. The playa surface is still there, but there is more freedom to do interesting things that aren't possible outside of this incredible virtual environment.
So, Burn2 community - let's hear it! What ideas for a theme for Burnal Equinox do you have? Share your thoughts or vote on one (we will show a list as we receive ideas) in the survey we have set up at this location: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y2D5YD7