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Apoaea 2011

YOU made this event happen!

In 2011:

  • Event moved outside Bailey (Fhloston Peak)
  • Theme: Illumination
  • Effigy: Butterfly/Chrysalis “Transformation”
  • Ticket Price: $80 presale, no gate sales
  • Population: 1,100
  • There were 29 grant applications in the first round and 19 in the second, requesting a total of $103,488.
  • There were 28 granted recipients.
  • A total of $17,500 was granted.
  • Another $2000 was granted for the effigy.

Download the 2011 Who What Where When Guide (PDF)

View the 2011 Placement Map

*Indicates a recipient of an Apogaea Creative Grant

Art, Camps & Things

Circus of Fear*

A new circus is in town! Unfortunately, there seems to be something wrong with the clowns. As you enter the “Circus of Fear” haunted house, you realize that you may never get out alive!

High Flying Society Circus:*

Behold and be bewildered by the dazzling and daring circus antics of the High Flying Society, boasting the highest outdoor aerial rig and highest level of aerial talent. This show will combine aerial acrobatics with elements of dance, burlesque, and vaudevillian revue into a dizzying display of preposterous proportions.

Camp Eruption!*

A fiery volcano emerges from the mountains of the Apogaea landscape. Here individuals ready to boogie will find an eruption of epic electronic music from some of Colorado’s top DJ’s. The volcano will erupt nightly, while surrounded by a variety of fire performers for your sizzling entertainment.

Luminous Flux*

Ever-changing, Luminous Flux is a veritable cornucopia of music; Jazz, Funk, 70s, 80s, Rock & Punk during the day all manner of dance music at night and the soon-to-be-infamous Dong Gong Show (see event listing for more details).  Shine On, You Crazy Diamonds!

New Kingdom of Transcendental Bass*

Shake your booty into the next dimension as our truck drivers transport you to a completely new realm. Enter through our Illuminated Gateway and stand amongst our throbbing monoliths. Prepare to be connected to a next-level lighting experience as our subsonic frequencies elevate you to dangerously evolutionary levels. Welcome to the New Kingdom of Transcendental Bass.

Hole in the Wall

Who – Drinkers with sharp objects
What – The Hole in the Wall
When – Whenever you stop by
Where – Out in the woods, but inside the event boundaries!*
(*Danger! do not cross event boundaries! Hungry bears and wolfs have been reported! Taliban sharpshooters and suicide bombers may also be encountered!)

Camp Wardrobe Malfunction

Camp Wardrobe Malfunction will be THE glam camp at Apogaea 2011. Come visit our skilled wardrobe engineers for the latest and greatest playa wear and accessorize your outfit with our carefully crafted bling. Did your pole dancing last night rip the crotch out of your favorite sequined pants? We also provide costume repair. Be prepared for a sexy red carpet fashion show on Friday night… you are the models! Accepting pre-Apogaea costume donations.

Bing Zombie Saloon

A rift in time shall open on the Apogaean mountaintop. Plutonium tommy knockers, uranium spike drivers, silk road prostitutes, alien monkey rustlers, long-dead crooners and deep space truckers will be thrown together to co-mingle in the dim, flickering lanterns of the Bing Zombie Saloon. So shiney up yer tin and belly up for cup after cup of our fine fermented zombie squeezins. Lay that laser pistol down and pick from the ample red light she-aliens, and dosey doe your dusty space spurs until they have worn through the hull.

thursday: TAHITIAN ESCAPE – a polynesian themed saloon with decor to fit. music by DJ DAWN HO. serving ”tahitian slings” drinks.

friday: DRUNK HORSE SALOON – close to the border decor. music by DJ JAUN CASH. serving ”whiskey. more whiskey” drinks.

saturday: BING ZOMBIE SALOON – big band era meets dusty old west. music by DJ BING ZOMBIE. serving ”zombies. more zombies” drinks.…

In space, no one can hear you puke.

Demon Funkies Instrument Orgy

Demon Funkies are back and jammin! bring your conga or instrument and come play and dance and sing to some live music! We like to get down kinky style and let it all hang out. Let’s get dirty and funk!

Hula Hideaway

Hula Hideaway is back this year to bring the tropics to Apogaea! Come chillax among the butterflies in our tropical luminescent cave, shake your hula skirts and hukilau to some beach tunes on our platform dance floor, lounge in a hammock with a boat drink from our playa tiki bar, or discover one of our charming places among the palm trees to relax your troubles away! Our hula girls and hula boys look forward to hosting some hoopla including our Grand Aloha Luau on Thursday night and daily safari tours of the wildlife of Apogaea. Check out the Who What Where for details on our daily events.

The Green Room

The Green room exists for those who are green friendly while bringing you an entire environment where you are able to enjoy multi-talented djs, live art, food and drinks. This camp will be Indoors with an all green color scheme. If you’re going green this is the place to be 🙂

My Casa Hedron

Come join us in our festivities of food and art. Friday Morning join us for pineapple upside down pancakes and/or various toppings on pancakes. Come Saturday morning for our omelet bar and win some gift prizes from our ring toss the sculpture game.

TWRG-3000

The TWRG are busting open a stargate to transport you to our past and your future. Our mecha-camel riders in the sky will smite your ears & storm your booty with unholy blasts from the nether regions of a thousand camels.

Cuddle Cavern/Body Magic Camp

Come join us as we explore the richness and sensuality of being present, open, and curious in our bodies. BF Journey, Hug/Spank parade, BF Dance.

Illumitorium

Illuminatorium will stimulate the largest part of your brain dedicated to sight processing and visual memory. In the dark of night, our camp seeks to stimulate the minds and memories of the Apogaea community through both managed optical shows and self guided interactive light and glow in the dark (GID) exhibits. During the day, we will offer a chill space for the community when to relax and process the multiple stimuli that Apo offers.

Niflheim

The Norse ”land of freezing mist and darkness, and the location of Hel”.  Come see the Chromosphere, a geodesic layer of light and sound – an experiment in synaesthetic ambiance!

Shitters*

Oh Shit… they’re back! Better than ever this year, the “cleanest smelling potties in Colorado” will be hosting a number of wonderful events, see your WhoWhatWhenWhere guide to find out more.

Bus Lightyear

…to Burning Man and BEYOND!!!!

The Carnival Café*

Come eat some pancakes, drink some coffee, and find yourself in a bizarre BM carnival atmosphere! Laugh until you cry, don’t be shy!

Illumination Station*

Like a nighttime sun, the Illumination Station shines brightly welcoming weary and lost Apogeans out of the darkness. A solar oasis to warm, rest, and relax, while on their nocturnal journeys. Dancing and philosophical discussions also encouraged. Come to the Sun….


ART INSTALLATIONS

Abstractum*

Abstractum is a collaborative effort to cultivate the consciousness surrounding our symbiotic relationship with our planet. Our Mission is to bring people together, to discuss our expression and to enact that very expression in a sustainable, artistic and creative way using natural and found objects as art objects. These objects (1 – 5 per person) are to be replaced to their original resting places, which will take a keenness of the participant. The collaborative effort brings about creativity in a society that craves for interaction, in a positive setting.

Synthesthesia*

Synthesthesia is a fully immersive audio-visual environment designed to supplement the default human experience with an entirely new and more enticing version of reality. It consists of a pyramid-shaped computer-based synthesizer capable of producing and tweaking sounds in ways limited only by the imagination and an intelligent digital echo chamber allowing you to interactively modulate and fractalize your voice and any other sounds inside the installation.

The Universal Vagina of Light*

Experience ONENESS.

The Combobulator*

Interact with the combobulator, an LED wall that creates lights and patterns that react to your movements and sounds. VIDEO

Ars Mutatus*

While preparing the new land for Apogaea 2010, DPW workers came across a strange metal form buried in the dirt. They accidentally powered it up, much to the delight of participants. They named it Ars Pristinus, meaning Ancient Art. Upon returning to Apogaea in 2011, we discovered that the large alien structure had grown both in size and complexity. What will happen when we power it up this time?

Illuma-doodle!*

Illuminate your mind and body and share in the phosphorescent fun with your old and new friends with Illuma-doodle! Using UV LED’s and perhaps some UV lasers draw on our wall and watch it react and glow for a few tantalizing seconds.

Musical Universe of Faux Fur Flowers*

Sound interactive forest of glow fur flowers.

Sculpture to Measure Air Pollution*

21st century smog sculpture to measure particulate air pollution by artist R.G. Wakeland. Contribute to group sculpture. Capture particles on recycled materials. See what you’re breathing!

String Theory Dome

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Hot Head

Hot Head is a large steel human head that will burn!

Lurch

Crazy giant wheeled tricycle

Temple of Moon*

The Temple of Moon will bring the Temple experience of Burning Man to Apogaea 2011. This unique bridge like structure for 2011 was inspired by and is dedicated to the late Rachel ‘Moon’ Fulmer-Winkelman, her husband Martin ‘Col Mustard’ Winkelman and their baby, the late Urias Gabriel Winkelman. Come leave your messages, gifts, prayers, and offerings during the event. For those who wish to experience the Temple burn, show up just before sunrise on Sunday morning.

LifeLights *

Come join us in the night’s darkest hours to learn about bio-luminescence. Lend your ears, your eyes, your brains, and your muscle. Witness a majestic twinkling lightshow brought to you by mother nature and the energy of your participation, and reflect with other travelers on our interactions with the environment around us.

Kum & Glow Refueling Station*

Sweetie Potamus*

Remember when everything was possible? That Santa really could bring you a hippo for Christmas? Take a ride in Sweetie Potamus and relive those dreams. Step into the pink hippo and join us in our living room inside ready for Christmas eve with friends. Come share stories and laughs as we take you around Apogaea.

Pooka*

The Apogaea mountain Goddess was pissed last year. But why, what upset the Goddess? The answer came to me through the thunder. She demands, “MORE el-wire! More bunnies! ROAR!” Here to obey the calling, for your protection, the Pooka. These enhanced telepathic Pooka are here to wordlessly invade your grey matter. According to Celtic legend they have been known to give advice, confuse, amuse and/or terrify humans, but their duty is benevolent.

Liquidity*

Ahhhhhh! Liquid refreshment! If only there was a way to have non-boring water! Check it out, there is! Thanks to Domestic Scientists, you can enjoy hot and cold beverages that will bring the joy back to drinking. Drink up! Enjoy.

ThoughtScape

An immersive poetry experience that weaves together spoken and written words across space and time. It is an interactive real-time conversation between human participants and electronic voices that follow each other in a connected stream-of-consciousness dialogue exploring profound, poetic and sometimes silly topics. ThoughtScape brings to life thousands of thoughts, reflections and poems scattered across the Cyberspace and weaves them into a magical co-evolving dialogue with your own creativity.

The Foxfire Project*

As you embrace the grand celebration of Apogaea, visit the fire foxes and remember the native fauna of the land we borrow and enjoy here in beautiful Colorado. These playful sheet-metal foxes are an expression of appreciation for Colorado’s natural beauty inspired by the mischievous tricksters of Japanese legend, kitsune. Find all six: waving, stretching, dancing, stargazing, surprised, and joyful.

Solar Pyrographer*

A Solar Pyrographer harnesses sunlight to burn images into wood.

Zenith*

While Zenith is the pinnacle of a celestial body, Nadir is the base, sitting directly beneath the observer. Nadir is a place where participants can come and reflect, providing an opportunity to reconnect with the elements and with themselves. Choose your platform. Choose your path. Stop to take in the beauty of the world, or leave your own token on an altar. Reconnect with the universe. Contemplate. Meditate. Celebrate.

Sway*

Sway is a mesmerizing hanging mobile that will be suspended from a large copper sculpted frame. Be mesmerized as the seeds of life move above your head. Sit or stand beneath the handmade paper pods as they sway and circle above you dancing in the wind.

Smoking Glow-Me Gnomie*

The Glow-Me Gnomie will a 35ft tall gnome that smokes a pipe and the ‘fire’ will travel up the pipe into the lungs and then spiral into the gnome’s head. Come and check him out!

Astral Calendar elecTRON Dome*

Climb into an Atari. Our racer stripes light your imagination, but hey, I was into this style when it was popular back in the thousands. Before the movie you saw this year. Wait…there was an 80’s version? Bring your highlighters if your rods and cones need melting!

 


WORKSHOPS

Thursday:

LifeLights

Come join us in the night’s darkest hours to learn about bio-luminescence. Lend your ears, your eyes, your brains, and your muscle. Witness a majestic twinkling lightshow brought to you by mother nature and the energy of your participation, and reflect with other travelers on our interactions with the environment around us.

Friday:

Camp Wardrobe Malfunction

Camp Wardrobe Malfunction boutique will be open for shopping and our ongoing runway fashion show Friday and Saturday noon-4pm. Come get costumed with our fashion experts and take a saunter down our runway to the pulsating, gyrating beats of Dj BrookStar and Dj Rolf. Seamstress will be available for your fashion emergencies. CWMF will also feature our roaming crew of fashion police intent on preventing fashion emergency’s. Citation recipients from our police will be taken into custody for fashion makeovers.

Camp Wardrobe MalFunction brings to you, on a silver platter, “Lucky Charms’s School Of Burlesque’s”~~ The Art Of the Tease Burlesque Workshop~~ Learn the tantalizing glove peel, the sexy shimmy, the saucy saunter, the seductive stocking removal, and the devastating shakes and quakes. Bring gloves, stockings and your sweet sexy self. 4:30 pm Friday, (Rated pg-13)

Aerial Acrobatic Workshop

6pm on Friday: Come fly with the High Flying Society! Learn the basics of aerial dance including climbing silks, foot locks, and other beginning level skills. Feel the wind in your face and the burn in your arms as you experience the joy of playing in the air.

Saturday:

4th Annual Hoop It Forward Hoop Decoration Workshop!

Saturday at noon at Hula Hideaway. Hail schmail! What is a hoop? Just plain old got knocked in the noggin’ by a hail pellet last year and forgot that we were GIVING away hoops? Come to the 4th annual Hoop It Forward Hoop Decoration Workshop! Hail or shine (or something in between) we will provide hoops for you to try out. You supply your inner hooping child to pick one out, decorate it, and take it home with ya (hell even let you use it at the rest of Apo!!!)
Equal opportunity for all. Dub step lovers will be embraced (firmly, but with hooping love!)

Aerial Acrobatic Workshop

Mid-Afternoonish: Come fly with the High Flying Society! Learn the basics of aerial dance including climbing silks, foot locks, and other beginning level skills. Feel the wind in your face and the burn in your arms as you experience the joy of playing in the air.

Camp Wardrobe Malfunction

Camp Wardrobe Malfunction boutique will be open for shopping and our ongoing runway fashion show Friday and Saturday noon-4pm. Come get costumed with our fashion experts and take a saunter down our runway to the pulsating, gyrating beats of Dj BrookStar and Dj Rolf. Seamstress will be available for your fashion emergencies. CWMF will also feature our roaming crew of fashion police intent on preventing fashion emergency’s. Citation recipients from our police will be taken into custody for fashion makeovers.

 


PERFORMANCES

Thursday:

What: Effigy Performace: Running of the Caterpillar
Where: Meet at Fire Convergence (be in the caterpillar or get eaten!)
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2pm to 4pm
Happy Fun DJ Time (HFDJT) – Noon – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Enjoy the lazy afternoon with an eclectic mix of music you can sing to, laugh at and/or cringe in pain from. Hosted by DJ Gretsky & The Angry Bologna Monkey with special guests including the debut of DJ Fa Can Lee‘s Jazzumentary

What: Fire Preformer Check-In and Sign Up for Participation in Performances.
Where: Fire Convergence
When: 4pm to 6pm Thursday and Friday
2pm-4pm Saturday
Help us keep fire performances and our play time safe and enjoyable for the community. Please bring your fire toys by for inspection and learn about the current days Fire Ban Status. Also, sign up for Special Performances during Apogaea!

Happy DJ Fun Time
Enjoy the lazy afternoon at Luminous Flux with an eclectic mix of music you can sing to, laugh at and/or cringe in pain from. Hosted by DJ Gretsky & The Angry Bologna Monkey with special guests including the debut of DJ Fa Can Lee‘s Jazzumentary

What: Opening Fire Ceremony
Where: Meet at Fire Convergence, Parade through Apogaea
When: Thursday 7pm (meet at Fire Convergence)
Come and open and celebrate this years Apo with us! Meet us at Fire Convergence, Bring your Saftey, and let us parade with our toys to Illuminate Apogaea 2011! Please make sure you check in at Fire Convergence before signing up for the parade 🙂

Luminous Flux– 6 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Every Damn Night. As darkness descends and the stars lead the way, Luminous Flux turns up the decibels, down the Hz, blooms to life and ignites the fire of dance. A multitude of DJs will descend upon the camp bringing nothing but the best house, techno, electro, progressive, psytrance & breaks, Luminous Flux will emancipate your derrieres and leave you begging for more! Bring your dancin’ shoes and come tear it up with us – they’ll get some serious mileage here.

Friday:

My Casa Hedron
Friday Morning join us for pineapple upside down pancakes and/or various toppings on pancakes.

Happy DJ Fun Time
Enjoy the lazy afternoon at Luminous Flux with an eclectic mix of music you can sing to, laugh at and/or cringe in pain from. Hosted by DJ Gretsky & The Angry Bologna Monkey with special guests including the debut of DJ Fa Can Lee‘s Jazzumentary

What: Fire Preformer Check-In and Sign Up for Participation in Performances.
Where: Fire Convergence
When: 4pm to 6pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm-4pm Saturday
Help us keep fire performances and our play time safe and enjoyable for the community. Please bring your fire toys by for inspection and learn about the current days Fire Ban Status. Also, sign up for Special Performances during Apogaea!

What: Effigy Performace: Running of the Caterpillar
Where: Meet at Fire Convergence (be in the caterpillar or get eaten!)
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2pm to 4pm

Dong Gong Show – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Think you can hold your own while performing Karaoke? Sign up at Luminous Flux to perform your favorite song. Bring your “a-game” Karaoke voice and your A.A.R.P. (Apogaea Association of Retired Participants) card for Early Bird Specials – dress in your senior citizens’ best to share our Fountain of Youth Elixir (a.k.a. Matt’s Gas Can Hooch). Be sure to bring your cup!

Luminous Flux – 6 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Every Damn Night. As darkness descends and the stars lead the way, Luminous Flux turns up the decibels, down the Hz, blooms to life and ignites the fire of dance. A multitude of DJs will descend upon the camp bringing nothing but the best house, techno, electro, progressive, psytrance & breaks, Luminous Flux will emancipate your derrieres and leave you begging for more! Bring your dancin’ shoes and come tear it up with us – they’ll get some serious mileage here.

Camel Toe Jam 3: Ménage à Twat
Dusk ’til Dawn at TWRG-3000
The sun goes down & the booty pirates in blue creep out at night. . . back from the future. . . the filthy TWRG-3000 activate their Pyramid Stargate and smite all infidels. . . poison the well of the morally righteous. . . and bang your maidenhead like a drum! There will be Mayhem! Savagery! And Sexytime! . . Spinning up this Camel Toe Jamboree like the Angry Mother of All Sciroccos. . . Venture only if you dare. . . Best that your ass is either wearing blue or showing skin. . . Nothing is true. . . Everything is permissible. . .TWRG akbar!

Saturday:

My Casa Hedron
Come Saturday morning for our omelet bar and win some gift prizes from our ring toss the sculpture game.

Camp Wardrobe Malfunction boutique will be open for shopping and our ongoing runway fashion show Friday and Saturday noon-4pm. Come get costumed with our fashion experts and take a saunter down our runway to the pulsating, gyrating beats of Dj BrookStar and Dj Rolf. Seamstress will be available for your fashion emergency’s. CWMF will also feature our roaming crew of fashion police intent on preventing fashion emergency’s. Citation recipients from our police will be taken into custody for fashion makeovers.

Happy DJ Fun Time
Enjoy the lazy afternoon at Luminous Flux with an eclectic mix of music you can sing to, laugh at and/or cringe in pain from. Hosted by DJ Gretsky & The Angry Bologna Monkey with special guests including the debut of DJ Fa Can Lee‘s Jazzumentary

What: Effigy Performance: Running of the Caterpillar
Where: Meet at Fire Convergence (be in the caterpillar or get eaten!)
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2pm to 4pm

Dong Gong Show – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Think you can hold your own while performing Karaoke? Sign up at Luminous Flux to perform your favorite song. Bring your “a-game” Karaoke voice and your A.A.R.P. (Apogaea Association of Retired Participants) card for Early Bird Specials – dress in your senior citizens’ best to share our Fountain of Youth Elixir (a.k.a. Matt’s Gas Can Hooch). Be sure to bring your cup!

Camp Wardrobe MalFunction is delighted to present, for your viewing pleasure, the Apo-A-Go-Go slappy hour Burlesque Show and talent review. Come watch Apogaea’s beautiful, bodacious, burlesque bombshells strut their sexy stuff on our stage, all are welcome to participate. 6pm Saturday (Rated R) → Camp Wardrobe MalFunction respectfully requests, no photography of the performers during the show without specific permission from the performers.

What:Conclave Performace
Where: The Effigy
When: Saturday 8pm
Come watch as HOT COCO (Colorado Conclave) performs an Illuminated Spiritual Rites of Passage – come journey through the Seven Chakras.

Luminous Flux– 6 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Every Damn Night. As darkness descends and the stars lead the way, Luminous Flux turns up the decibels, down the Hz, blooms to life and ignites the fire of dance. A multitude of DJs will descend upon the camp bringing nothing but the best house, techno, electro, progressive, psytrance & breaks, Luminous Flux will emancipate your derrieres and leave you begging for more! Bring your dancin’ shoes and come tear it up with us – they’ll get some serious mileage here.

TWRG-3000 Happy Hour Ho Down Slave Auction Game Parlor & Lemon Squeeze
2:00-6:00 at the TWRG
Not at all what you think it is. . . you foolish infidels! Just when you think your hangover & disturbed memories will never go away, we punish you again with afternoon barbarity at its best. Yahya & Dirty Chavez will whip our menagerie of slave girls into a dancing frenzy at the Two Hump Saloon. Fallen casualties of the Camel Toe Jam shall be sold to the highest bidder. And the lemons shall be squeezed. . . as they’ve never been squeezed before. TWRG akbar!

Sunday:

Temple of Moon
The Temple of Moon will bring the Temple experience of Burning Man to Apogaea 2011. This unique bridge like structure for 2011 was inspired by and is dedicated to the late Rachel ‘Moon’ Fulmer-Winkelman, her husband Martin ‘Col Mustard’ Winkelman and their baby, the late Urias Gabriel Winkelman. Come leave your messages, gifts, prayers, and offerings during the event. For those who wish to experience the Temple burn, show up just before sunrise on Sunday morning.