Category Archives: TTATC9


ice is confirmed and ordered! I got as much as the freezer trailer will hold! 864 bags to be exact, with the option to have more delivered on Saturday if we run out. Yay!
* Don’t forget to being WATER! No potable water available on site! Bring all you will need!!

Fire Mama



Cabin Burn Fire Conclave Meeting
@ 3:33 pm Saturday
@ the Cabin
Experienced fire dancers and safeties, if you would like to join the group of fire dancers that performs in front of the Cabin just prior to its Burn on Saturday night, you MUST attend this fire safety and planning meeting! Tags will be issued. Come get one! Burn Burn Burn!
<3 Fire Mama

Placement, Theme Camps, and Ticket Transfers, OH MY!

Theme Camp and Art placement forms are CLOSED!
Theme/Art People: Yeah, we bugged some of you about getting them in this year after they were due, and have been kinda flexible, but you know what?…. that poor practice will now END. As we grow in population, things are getting tighter and tighter, both in location, parking, and event, but also with time and efforts of our coordinators! Once forms are due, then our placement, map, and organization can begin. If you delay…. WE DELAY. We’ve been giving up some of our valuable work time to wait for some of you, but no more! Please respect our time and efforts by getting your shit in on time, which we give you MONTHS to do, leaving ourselves only a couple of weeks to put it all together. Moving forward there will be zero extensions, you won’t be placed or on the map, AND any projects that received an art grant that do not follow up with further appropriate placement forms will have their grant VOIDED. Seriously. Yep, that money will then be re-distributed to projects that actually did things on time and worked with us! See how that works?!? We work with you, so please (for the love of fuck) work with us. Thanks!
*** Forms will be updated and tweaked for the future.
*** Theme camp and Art Project People: Stay tuned for a big ole info email (including instructions on how to list/post your own camp events!), coming soon, now that we’ve finally collected y’all!
Ticket Transfers
Rule #1: Don’t ask Mama! (or anybody else, really)
Cuz you know where you can find this information?!?
YEP, the fucking WEBSITE!
Or the BPT website (, or call them, or google it!
Self-reliance is one of the Principles – you got this!
Sell tickets for ONLY face value. FACE VALUE. Or GIFT them. That works too.
The best place to find or sell a ticket is in our TTATC TIcket Exchange Group!
Last stuff for now:
* Volunteer! Lots of opportunities!
Links for volunteer opportunities are provided on the WEBSITE!* If you have a question that hasn’t been answered in the TTATCers group (you should look/search there for stuff too!) or isn’t on the website, THEN you can ask. But if I find the answer to your answer on the website, you are in trouble, and I have no problem shaming you.
* Do you realize how hard organizers are working to get this event set up to make it possible for the community to come together so we can ALL make this event happen?!? I do, and it’s really cool. Impressive really. Thanks to EVERYBODY working hard on camps, projects, and organization! So much appreciation!
* Finally, I want to acknowledge the Dog that took some balls to the face, giving up their dignity, to provide you with a reminder that there is a WEBSITE! Thank you, Dog. Note: Cats are still better than dogs.
One more time….. HERE’S THE WEBSITE!

Fire Mama
PS… Time is flying! It’s GO TIME! Wooohoooo!

WHEN and WHERE does it BURN?!?

TTATC9 Main Events!

NOON: Gates open!
10:10 pm: Speed-friending with Fire Mama (not a Burn, but a super fun thing for the 1st night!)
@ Centergasm

10:10 pm: Friday Effigy Burn (stay tuned for details!)
@ near the Swimmin Hole (our former Temple Burn spot!)

5:05 pm: Temple Burn (NEW TIME AND LOCATION!)
@ Big Burn Zone
8:08 – 10:10 pm: EMERALD FORMAL (the suggested attire is in the title!)
@ Centergasm
11:11 pm: Fire Conclave and Cabin Burn
@ Big Burn Zone

NOON – GTFO. ❤️🙂❤️

Ok, soooo…. wut?!? 
Yep, there are some new things that we are changing and trying this year! If they don’t work for this year, we can always change it up again year after year. We’re always doing our best to do our best, for the event, the whole team, and the big picture. So this year, we are trying this! 
Yep, there will be tons of other events thrown by Theme Camps, so stay tuned for those! Theme Camps, you will have an opportunity to add and post your events, in a fancy way (ooo!), so stay tuned for info on that, coming soon! Meanwhile, maybe make your plans around this main event schedule…. 
So… WHY the changes?!? 
First of all, we’re switching the Friday night effigy and Temple Burn sites, to create a quieter and more reverent place for our Temple, for visits all weekend, and for its Burn on Saturday at 5:05 pm. So make sure you go to the right place at the right times for these Burns! Check out the Mappy Map, released eventually pre-event, and provided in print at the event.
So…. the new Temple time…. I’ll explain…..
In past years, we have our big fun Conclave and Cabin Burn, party for a couple hours, gather for the Temple Burn, all cry, ambient music takes over most of the event, and everybody goes to bed, and that’s it. In an effort to keep the party vibe going all night instead, we’ll Burn the Temple earlier, and have a few hours to have dinner and get ready for our Emerald Formal! Don’t forget to dress to impress! 
More reasons: In previous years, we’ve been left with a big coal pile after our late night Temple Burn that gets shovelled into metal cans and left at the venue to cool and be picked up weeks later, which we want to avoid. Additionally, we’ve had challenges with gathering sane and sober perimeter crew and volunteers to staff a late night Burn on Saturday night. This Temple Burn time change lets those crews off the hook, and lets them party too! This schedule also lets us all enjoy the Emerald Formal without needing to hurry to the Cabin Burn, then to the Temple Burn…. Instead we get to space things out much more comfortably. No rush! Ahhhhh…..
Yeah, burning something during daylight hours might seem kinda weird, but with all of the benefits of this change, we think it’s worth it. Sometimes there’s a bigger picture that involves more than people realize, and after weighing all the pros and cons, this is what we’re gonna try this year. Thanks for understanding, and playing along! If it doesn’t work, we’ll just change it again in the future! THANK YOU to everybody (that’s ALL OF YOU!) for making it happen!
TTATC is ever-evolving, ever-growing, and ever-amazing…… 
❤️ Fire Mama

Let’s talk about TICKETS….

I’m a terrible graphic designer, but I can put words on a photo! Haha! Let’s talk about TICKETS….
***Best ways to find a ticket:
– Ask your friends
– Be patient, and don’t give up!
– Post your request (and offers!) to the Ticket Exchange Group HERE:
***Best ways to NOT get a ticket:
– Sit on your ass and do nothing
– Post your request to the TTATCers group (that shit will be deleted in a day or 2)
– Asking me won’t help you, it actually will probably give me guilt and sadness that I can’t help, so please don’t do that to me. Thanks! 

<3 Fire Mama


We received 16 apps, and I’m thrilled to report that we will be funding ALL of these projects! I appreciate the range of funds requested so that we’re able to spread the money around a little bit. If you applied, stay tuned for an email with exact reward amounts and more info. Check out this killer list!
So much BADASS, and SO MUCH FUN! 

Fire Mama
Grant funded projects include: (in mama shorthand)
Cabin Radio (GUYS! Radio Station!)
Fuck Shit Stack 
Danger Bike 
Bar 54
Fist a Puppet 
Treasure Hunt 
Behind the Curtain 
Not in KS anymore
(Wouldn’t it be great if this is HOW ALL ART WORKS?!)

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Today I met with Ellen DeRusha, the official leader of our brand spankin new VAG (Virgin Acclimation Group) Department! She’s creating a fabulous TTATC First Timer’s Guide, which will help the newbies, but also contain lots of great info for everybody! One of the things we discussed is trying to explain the “Meanings of the Burns.” We decided to ask you….
We wanna know what YOU think….. 
Help us out! Thanks! 

<3 Fire Mama (and Ellen!)

TTATC9 ART GRANTS!!! Wooohoooo!

This year we are offering $4235 (including the $235 in donations during ticket sales – thanks!) in art grants, at a max of $500 each. This is more than a 25% increase from last year!
– If you’d like to donate to our art grant program, please let us know! We’d love to add to it! Every little bit counts!
Art Grant apps are due at noon on Friday, May 17. 
Art Grant awards will be announced on Sunday, May 19.
* MUST have a TTATC ticket to apply for a grant..
* Filling out this form does NOT replace the Theme Camp or Art/FAST form app. You must fill out BOTH! For more info, placement, and all that good stuff.
* Must follow through on all agreements if your art grant is awarded. (See form for agreements.) 
FILL OUT THE FORM to apply! 

❤️ Fire Mama

TTATC9 Ticket Sale

Hey there TTATCers!
Now that the dust has settled from yesterday’s crazy ticket sales, I’m here to share some info, stats, thoughts, and ideas. Everything is always a work in progress, and thanks for playing along! We’re all in this together!
Fun Facts: TTATCs that have sold out: TTATC3 (at the Cabin!), TTATC5, TTATC6, TTATC7, TTATC8, and TTATC9 (TTATC4 was our first year at the Caribou Gun Club, and didn’t sell out, but it didn’t take long for us to find our groove there!) 
We have never sold out this fast before! TTATC7 sold out in 5 weeks, TTATC8 sold out in 5 days, and here we are at TTATC9, which sold out in 2.5 hours. This is a blessing and a curse. This is fun, amazing, and awesome, but also presents it’s own set of problems, now and moving forward. Lots to discuss around this issue. We’ll do our best!
First of all, if you didn’t get a ticket, hope is not lost! Tickets tend to get passed around a little bit (especially just prior to the event) when people discover they can’t go, or whatever. Stay tuned in our TTATC Ticket Exchange group at
Ticket Stats: 
– 450 Total Available Tickets
– 68 tickets (of the 75 offered) went to Directed Ticket Sales across 18 returning, desirable camps and art projects that we wanted to bring back! New this year, and glad we did it. 
General sale started Friday, April 5, at NOON.
– 150 Tier 1 tickets sold in 3 – 4 minutes (CRAZY!)
(at the 40 minute mark 333 tickets were sold)
– 232 Tier 2 tickets (ALL TICKETS) were gone in 2.5 hours total.
-19 Free “Kid under 12” tickets were claimed (do not count against total sales)
– 27 of our 32 available RV spots were purchased (you can still get one, if you want)
– $235 was donated to our Art Grant Program – thank you! 
– # of messages I got asking for tickets within an hour of them selling out – 6
– # of those people that got tickets from me – 0
We will not be offering any more tickets. We raise our available ticket # by 50 each year. Slow grow is the way to go. Our beautiful venue has some serious general parking issues, and as we grow, we have to keeping figuring out how to deal with this problem. Work with us, y’all, and CARPOOL! 
Volunteering: Only 28 of our currently posted 126 positions have been filled
-Please sign up! We’ll keep bugging you.
– We will also be seeking volunteers for specialty positions (Burn Perimeter, Transport Drivers, DPW, and Rangers), so stay tuned for those opportunities!
– Thanks for for participating, we need you! That’s how Burns work! 
Applications for Theme Camps, Art Projects, Flame Effects, and our Art Grant program will be released shortly. Stay tuned for those!
OK… that’s enough for now. I’m so impressed, amazed, and thrilled at all the excitement around TTATC every year. I guessed we would sell out in 2 – 3 days, but once again (this keeps happening!), my expectations have been far exceeded. Love you guys. 
❤️ Fire Mama