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Burning Flipside is held over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26–30, 2016, near the campgrounds of Apache Pass River Theatre, on the private grounds north of the San Gabriel River, just outside the town of San Gabriel, TX.

Burning Flipside is a Texas regional art and music festival inspired by Burning Man. It is a place for radical self expression and an experiment in temporary community building. It is a place of acceptance, inclusiveness, and respect. It is organized entirely by volunteers. The art and entertainment is created solely by participants. There are no spectators. There are no concession stands. No cash transactions are permitted at Flipside. Even bartering is discouraged. This is a sincere experiment in creating a gift economy. If you need something, ask for it. If you have it, gift it! This is a Leave No Trace event. There are no garbage cans. Participants pack out their garbage. Personal responsibility is key. It is a private event created entirely by volunteers.

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Flipside Flame May 2016 - One final week to pack ALL the things, get your costumes and provisions squared away, and decide what NO means to you. This is the final Flame before Burning Flipside Continue Reading →
Announce May 2016 - ZOMGWTFBBQNO! It’s almost here! Packed with info, this Announce message is the last regularly scheduled Announce message before Burning Flipside. Chances are high that there will be another one, but, Continue Reading →
Flipside Flame April 2016 - We’re getting ever closer to Burning Flipside, so publication of the Flame and Announce will pick up the pace a bit. There’s a lot of information heading your way, so Continue Reading →
Announce for April 2016 - The countdown to NO continues. How will you participate? You may NOtice a theme in the rest of the Announce post: Volunteers Needed! There are NO spectators at Burning Flipside, so Continue Reading →
Flipside Flame for March ’16 - March marches inexorably into NO. Several deadlines are coming up, so be sure you’re on top of them! For more info, stay tuned to: Flipside Flame Announce email list Burning Continue Reading →
Announce for March 2016 - March is coming up, and with it we’ll see warmer weather, longer days, and Burning Flipside 2016: NO is rapidly approaching. Are you ready? What will you do to participate? Continue Reading →
Flipside Flame for February ‘016 - Spring Town Hall was a blast, and we saw the first glimpse of what NO means in effigy form. Are you excited yet? Stay tuned to the Flipside Flame, the Continue Reading →
Announce for February ’16 - Announcements abound this month, as we gear up for Spring Town Hall, Theme Camp Registration, Volunteer Calls, and other sundry loose ends we work on throughout the year. Stay tuned Continue Reading →
Flipside Flame January ’16 - Burning Flipside is WHERE IT’S AT. We’ve got two Announcements and a Flame-o-phone… Things to know, places to be, stuff to do! You want to be a part of things? Continue Reading →
January ’16 Special Announce - We interrupt your usual awareness to bring you the following Special Announce! There are a couple of time-sensitive things you should know about, so read on… Stay tuned to the Continue Reading →