Each year Burning Man attracts thousands of creative people to Nevada. Years ago, the Los Angeles organizers and burners, as they are called decided to create a festival in LA to help attendees to “decompress” so they can ease back into their normal life. The Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Art & Music Festival has become a spectacular event that many Los Angeles residents look forward to participating in. Many residents can’t attend the yearly event, but are thrilled to enjoy a day and night of what BM has to offer. Now in its thirteenth year, the event features four stages: the IgNight Fire Stage, Charlie the Unicorn, the Art Car Bus Stop, and the Subtract Music Stage.
DJ Todd Spero has been involved with the Decom event since the very beginning. He started as one of the music coordinators, then worked as a stage manager for the various stages. He still contributes his time to this day. His sets feature Techno and Tech-House with some progressive grooves.
Spero has been attending Burning Man (in Nevada) since 2000 and said he believes that Decom is an important event. "I love being able to come back with a speck of the magic we bring out to the desert and share it with everyone who can't make it out there. To be able to show people that have never been, and have pre-conceived notions about what we do, is pretty amazing.”
Artist Shana Koenig is known for her illuminated sculptures which appear to be deep sea creatures. These one-of-a-kind color-changing light sculptures, use fiber optics, glass, crystals, and LEDs. Koenig said she is excited to participate in Decom once again. “I love the community, the people, the generosity, the inclusiveness, the art, the music, the laughter, and the fun.” For this year’s event she has created hanging fiber optic LED powered color changing jellyfish.
DJ Jacob Casmir plays mostly techno/house music, he said he is excited to once again participate in the Decom event. “I love meeting non-Burners. So many people think they have an idea about what “Burning Man" is and write it off, mostly out of intimidation, I think Decom is a great way to introduce a small taste of what it's like to all kinds of people in the comfort of our great city! “
The event will take place on Saturday, October 14, 1:00pm to 11:00pm, at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St. 90012 Los Angeles, CA, US.
Admission is $20 per person (cash only) at the door. ATMs will be set up at the gate, if needed. No re-entry after 6 pm. Children under 12 are free. Enjoy a cash bar, food trucks, performances on four stages.
Attendees are encouraged to take the Metro since it is next to the Chinatown Metro Stop. There will be paid parking on the site for about 1000 cars for $10. Ride sharing and mobile car services are encouraged.
Visit the LA Decompression 2017 FB Page for the most updated information. See the 2017 Decom website at ladecom.com. Find out about the newly renovated venue at the LA State Historic Park FB Page.