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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2019, Burning Man, Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

For those that ventured to Black Rock City this summer, the change of seasons and arrival of fall is often met by the responsibility and privilege of unpacking. Unpacking not only dusty gear and boxes, but experiences. The work of processing your Burning Man experience and embodying the ups and downs of your personal decompression can be hard work. For some, returning to daily routines and responsibilities may come easily; others may experience waves of disorientation and flashbacks to life in Black Rock City. If you're missing the dust, there are a myriad of ways to connect with fellow Burners this fall![from burning man website]

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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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