Burning Man Decompression Party San Francisco, California
The decompression events can occur anywhere from September to December, and anything afterwards is typically considered a warm-up for the next Burning Man. There has been an official Decompression Party hosted by the Burning Man organization since 1999, but the various Regional networks typically prefer to host their own. The Burning Man organization has since made the term "Decompression" a registered trademark and must conform to a set of rules. The atmosphere at these parties vary, but are typically upbeat and energetic. [from wikipedia]
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2018, Burning Man, Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

A decompression party, decom or decomp is a local reunion for Burning Man participants to help ease themselves back into everyday society after the "big event". It is not uncommon for Burning Man participants to experience "post-burn blues", and decompression events can help alleviate the feelings of loneliness and separation that can occur. The events provide an opportunity to participants to share feelings, art, performances and memories. As awareness of Burning Man has spread around the world, Decompression events have evolved to welcome newcomers to Burner culture.[from wikipedia]

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2017, Burning Man, Decompression Party, Pier 70, San Francisco, California

A decompression party, decom or decomp is a local reunion for Burning Man participants to help ease themselves back into everyday society after the "big event". It is not uncommon for Burning Man participants to experience "post-burn blues", and decompression events can help alleviate the feelings of loneliness and separation that can occur. The events provide an opportunity to participants to share feelings, art, performances and memories. As awareness of Burning Man has spread around the world, Decompression events have evolved to welcome newcomers to Burner culture.[from wikipedia]

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2016, Burning Man Decompression, Festival

A festival for those who attended, or did not attend, 2016 Burning Man, to decompress afterward.

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2015, Burning Man Decompression, Festival

A festival for those who attended, or did not attend, 2015 Burning Man, to decompress afterward.

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2014, Burning Man Decompression, Festival

A festival for those who attended, or did not attend, 2014 Burning Man, to decompress afterward.

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2013, Burning Man Decompression, Festival

A festival for those who attended, or did not attend, 2013 Burning Man todecompress afterward.

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2012, Burning Man Decompression, Festival

A festival for those who attended, or did not attend, 2012 Burning Man todecompress afterward.

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