If you have a question about the event, it may be answered here. If it’s not, please contact us at Info@DenverBurners.org.
- How much is a ticket for my child?
Children 17 and under that are accompanied by a parent will be admitted for free. These wristbands are available at the door. DeCOmp participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years of age.
- Are DeCOmp participants under 18 able to stay all night long?
Unfortunately, no. Due to venue and Denver Curfew Regulations, those under 18 will need to leave before 9 pm. This, unfortunately, includes performers and artists. Sorry…we don’t make the rules.
- Will I be able to buy tickets at the door?
If tickets sell out online prior to the event, tickets will NOT be available at the box office/door. There will NOT be a Will Call, either. Plan ahead and purchase your tickets in advance. Any tickets not sold online after 12am 10/7/2018 will be available at the door for $35 each. These are available only via credit card. For more information on tickets, visit the Ticketing section of the DeCOmp Page.
- Will I be able to leave and return to the event?
While leaving Denver BRC during the event and returning to the real world will probably be the last thing on your mind, in and outs are allowed. If you leave without a wristband and a ticket, you will not be able to return, so make sure you have that wristband on before you leave!
- Does the event sell out, or have a limit in size?
We are stipulated by our event permit, as well as venue capacity. In past years, DeCOmp has sold out, so it is advised to purchase your ticket when they go on sale.
- Where does my ticket money go?
Our ticket prices are on par with other 12 hour events and small-medium-scale event prices. Here’s where your money goes.
- Preparation: What should I bring?
TODOThank you for asking the million-dollar question. Denver DeCOmp will be held at Exdo Events Center as well as right out front of the venue on Walnut Street. We’re closing down a block of Walnut Street so we can have plenty of space for art, performers, and YOU! Please leave food and drink at home along with hand-held lasers, firearms, and explosives. More information on what you can and cannot bring into the venue can be found here.
- What can I buy once I get there?
Inside the venue, adult and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale by the venue. Outside of the venue on an adjacent street of Fox St. Compound, several food trucks that serve gluten free and vegan options will be parked. Otherwise, DeCOmp adheres to the 10 Principles of Burning Man, including Decommodification, so the event remains a commerce-free zone. You are welcome to leave and explore the neighborhood, but otherwise, there will not be any other vendors.
- What can I expect from the weather?
In Colorado, there is a saying: if you don’t like the weather, stick around for five minutes and it’ll change. The only thing that is completely predictable about the weather in the Denver BRC is Unpredictability. Be prepared anything and everything, including volatile extremes. Temperatures by night may go well below freezing. Snow storms in October arise with breathtaking swiftness, transforming the urban playa into a gigantic snow globe in a matter of moments. Winds are often 20-30 mph under normal conditions, and winds from 40-70mph can be felt during a storm.
While the weather in October can be fall-like, it can be either hotter than an oven or downright arctic. When it comes to the weather at DeCOmp, it’s much better to be over-prepared.
Please note that the 2018 DeCOmp at Fox St. Compound will not have an inside space, though heaters may be available. Fire performances will certainly be around, as well!
- I have some handmade crafts that I’d like to sell in order to cover my travel costs. Where can I set this up?
DeCOmp, like Burning Man, has survived and flourished through sharing, trading, and the giving of the gift of yourself. We have found the buying and selling of goods is a distraction to connecting and creating relationships. Selling is a transaction-based activity and while you’re able to purchase beverages inside the venue and food trucks are available outside the venue, there will be no other vendors.
- What is the policy on taking pictures?
All individuals wishing to shoot still or motion pictures at DeCOmp and distribute that imagery publicly, regardless of commercial intent, are required to have their projects reviewed and approved prior to coming to Denver BRC, sign a professional use contract in accordance with Burning Man’s media policies, and have their cameras tagged.
These steps are designed to protect the privacy of participants and artists alike. If you are considering filming or videotaping for professional purposes, or if you wish to share your images beyond friends and family, regardless of your intent to make money from your images, you MUST have a commercial agreement on file with the Photo and Video Team prior to your arrival on site.
Commercial use of images taken at DeCOmp without permission is subject to cunning legal action. This includes amateurs and professionals who capture images. You are asked to gain consent from all participants within the shots.
- What about medical emergencies?
We encourage radical self reliance and first aid kits. However, Denver DeCOmp is a challenging event in a harsh urban location, and medical needs do arise. DeCOmp has volunteer staffing for the entire event known as Safety Third. Minor medical needs can be handled at the Safety Third booth.
If there is a serious medical emergency, and the participant cannot be moved, contact a DeCOmp Ranger for assistance. Ambulances and helicopter transportation to the hospitals in Denver are available, if needed.
- Can I show my art or attend if I’ve never been to Burning Man?
Absolutely! This event is about community: having it, building it, keeping it. Check out the Art & Performance & Sound Sections of the DeCOmp page for more information.
- What time can I set up my art installation in the outside area?
Set up starts the afternoon of Friday, October 13, 2018. If your art installation has been approved by the Art Committee and has been placed by Placement, you can set up that afternoon / evening.
For detailed information on where you can set up your approved art installation, please contact either our Art Committee or Placement.
- I want to help – what can I do?
Fantastic! Head over to the Denver DeCOmp page check out the Volunteer Section for how you can participate!