Shangri-Lawless Burning Man Theme Camp

Shangri-Lawless is a Burning Man theme camp founded in 2011, whose members are mostly spread across the grand west, San Diego to San Francisco and beyond. Our old nemesister camp, The Loose Birds of Domosaurus Roxx, also joined forces with us during our founding year. We have been providing the playa with a super cozy hookah bar and lounge environment replete with shennangannery (unsobriety checkpoints, playa poker, robberies, virgin sacrifices) since our inception, and we're always changing and pushing the limits.

Shangri-Lawless is centered around the fusion of two classical elements: the mythology of Shangri-La, a supposed lost, paradisaical city and the Steampunked American Old-West era from the 1800"²s. We felt this encompassed our personal love for all things mystical, weird, or chaotic, while also giving us a great deal of theme flexibility. Is our camp a lost paradise for sun-beaten adventurers, or a den of chaos for the wild hearted? Come to investigate for yourself the legends of Shangri-Lawless.
In March 2012, we joined forces with the prodigy Camp Ego Trip from San Diego, to create a compound village of pure awesome. With approximately 20,000 sq. ft., unlimited talent and supreme raging prowess, this year will not likely be forgotten for some time to come. For 2013 we will once again be a united force with Camp Ego Trip. We will be building a large, delicious and positively lawless Hookah Bar & Lounge which will seamlessly flow into Ego Trip's bar to create an even larger, harder-hitting space for our own members and wary travelers.

Shangri-Lawless is run in a pretty democratic fashion, and survives off of the hard work, selfless dedication and love of its members. Indeed, our motto "Peace, Love and Anarchy" is taken to heart, as anarchism is more of a form of participation-based government with decisionmaking at all levels, rather than total chaos. Participation is mandatory, and there is no limit to how much you can do. It is people like ourselves who make Burning Man what it is, and for that very reason we strive to blow the minds of our fellow citizens of Black Rock City. They will be doing the same for you!

Your support and donations will go towards:

Art Projects
Bar Supplies/Drinks
Building Materials

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Thank you for your consideration of donation!
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