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BURN2: Burnal Equinox 2017

BURN2 Burnal Equinox – poster via BURN2

Friday, April 28th marked the opening of the 2017 BURN2 Burnal Exquinox event, which will run through until Sunday, April 30th.

The theme for this year’s event is Scared and Profane, with the press release for the event reading in part:

What does this mean? The sacred–profane dichotomy is an idea posited by French sociologist Émile Durkheim, who considered it to be the central characteristic of religion, “Religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden.”

In Durkheim’s theory, the sacred represented the interests of the group, especially unity, which were embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involved mundane individual concerns. Durkheim explicitly stated that the sacred/profane dichotomy was not equivalent to good/evil. The sacred could be good or evil, and the profane could be either as well.

Throughout the playa, is a series of builds offering various takes on the theme. As one might expect, religious symbolism is heavy throughout, together with the more “traditional” images of BURN2. Plenty of humour is also on offer – such as the Lanterns That Must Not Be Touched (but which rain carrots if they are…).

A full weekend of entertainment and festivities will be taking place through the three days of the event, which kicked-off at 10:00 SLT on Friday, April 28th with a Lamp Lighter procession. You can find full details of activities in the BURN 2 calendar, some of the highlights of which include (all times SLT):

  • Saturday, April 29th:
    • 19:00 – 19:30: BURN2 Acrobat Fire Dancers
    • 19:30 – 20:00: Royal Lepus Fashion Show
  • Sunday April 30th:
    • 10:00 – 11:00: Lamp Lighters and Fire Dancers
    • 11:00 – 12:00 noon: first Burn of the equinox
    • 12:00 noon – 13:00: Chang High Sisters
    • 15:00 – 16:00: DRUM
    • 17:00 – 18:00: Lamp Lighters and Fire Dancers
    • 18:00 – 19:00: second Burn of the equinox

About BURN2

BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups and the only regional event allowed to burn the man.

The BURN2 Team operates events year around, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall – a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.

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BURN2: a Fire Moon in Second Life

Saturday, January 28th marks the start of celebrations for the Chinese New Year – so gong hei fat choy a little ahead of time, while before it, Friday, January 27th marks the first new moon of 2017. Given both of these dates, the BURN2 team have opted to host a special Fire Moon weekend from Friday January 27th through Sunday, January 29th.

Announcing the event in December, the team stated:

The pairing of the moon on fire and the fire rooster, the new year, a new beginning…such an exciting time of year! No one shall be a mere bystander; everyone participates in some way, by exploring, driving an art car, joining the Lamplighters as they walk the playa, witnessing the burning of the Fire Rooster, grooving to the tunes emanating from the stage, marvelling and experiencing the creative builds scattered throughout the playa. You become the event, with us!

Since then, builders have been at work putting together installations and ideas reflective of the Chinese New Year theme – 2017 being the Year of the Rooster – all built around the Fire Rooster, which in the tradition of BURN2 will be burned twice over the weekend. To help keep the weekend swinging, there will be live entertainment and DJs performing through the three days, at the Fire Moon main stage.

At the time of writing, the schedule of entertainment was as follows; please check the BURN2 website for any updates. All times SLT.

Friday, January 27th

  • 11:00: Lamplighter’s Walk-on
  • 12:00-14:00: Ktahdn Vesuvino
  • 14:00-15:00:  DJ Patricio
  • 15:00-17:00: Open
  • 17:00-18:00: PsyTwins
  • 18:00-19:00: Lamplighters Dragon March
  • 19:00-20:00: Rod Eiland
  • 22:00-23:00: Storytime with Mia

Saturday, January 28th

  • 04:00-06:00: Daphne
  • 08:00-09:00: Miss ChillyMilly
  • 09:00-10:00: FirstBreath Firestar
  • 10:00-11:00 Markus Davidov
  • 11:00-13:00: Maia Antarra
  • 13:00-14:00: Mania Littlething
  • 15:00-17:00: Lunna Darwinian
  • 17:00-18:00: Mario Zecca
  • 18:00-20:00: DJ Vivienne
  • 20:00-22:00: DJ Rocky
  • 22:00-00:00: DJ Keli

Sunday, January 29th

  • 09:00-10:00:  SuperSuz
  • 10:00-11:00: ChangHigh Fire Rooster
  • 11:00:-12:00 noon: Fire Moon Rooster Burn
  • 12:00 noon-13:00: Cuga Rajal
  • 13:00-14:00 Pilou Joubert
  • 14:00-16:00: DJ Patricio
  • 16:00-17:00: DRUM live show
  • 17:00-18:00: PsyTwins live show
  • 18:00-19:00: Fire Moon Rooster Burn
  • 19:00-20:00: Cuga Rajal
  • 20:00-22:00:  DJ Rocky
  • 22:00-00:00: DJ Keli

About BURN2

BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups and the only regional event allowed to burn the man.

The BURN2 Team operates events year around, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall – a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.

Related Links