Calling all Burners, Freaks and everything in between!

If you’ve come home from that hot, dusty desert and want to re-connect with some of playa magic — or, are curious about what it’s all about, then get yer ticket for the 2011 Toronto Decompression: Cold Compress happening Jan 22 at 99 Sudbury!

Tickets are $20 until Jan 22 and $25 at the door.

Tickets also available at: Sideshow Cafe, Shanti Baba, and Fairies Pyjamas.

Workshops start at 2pm, doors open at 9pm, event closes at 4am!
Doors close at 1am

The Queen Streetcar runs all night and there is plenty of parking around the area.

What to bring:

A positive, playful attitude & a smile is (almost) all you
need! (Well, and maybe some cash to pay for cheap drinks.) Please also have on hand:

1. Government issued photo ID showing you are 19+
2. A non-perishable food item or a Toonie ($2) to donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

** Please Note: First entry admission and alcoholic beverage sales will close at 1am. No outside alcohol allowed. Drinks sold at our specially negotiated and *affordable* rate go towards making this event possible, so please support us! **

Our party is your party, so become involved and pARTicipate!

If you’d like more information about Burning Man visit, or for more info on the Toronto Burner scene.

What to wear:

Anything but street clothes! Dust off those fabulous boots and hot pants or that sexy leather number or even your clowning costume and strut your stuff! Don’t have anything outrageous to wear? Call a friend and borrow something fabulous — or, visit one of the numerous second-hand and vintage stores in town and find the playa-wear gold you need!

What’s Happening?

DJ’s & Live Music:
9:00 – D22T – Dubstep –!.mp3
9:45 – Spazzbor (ORP) –
10:30 – Mental Floss – Funkthumpy DJ/looping from the dancefloor –
11:15 – Solid State Drive (electronic music artist) –
11:45 – T-minus (cirQlar) –
12:30 – Hollywood Death Squad (live band) –
1:00 – DJ RoLo – Funky/Booty Breaks –
1:45 – Zum One – +
2:30 – Schema Factor (electronic music artist) –

Workshops: [See full schedule here:]

Workshop Highlights:
• Woolley Blanket — Make a Tutu to Wear at Decomp
• Sheelagh Trache — Balloon Art
• Martin Sneath — Yoga
• Mentalfloss — How To Be a Digital DJ
• Jason — Burn Barrel Creation with Plasma Cutters
• Gabrielle Loesch — Women who dare to make the right choices
• Slava — Flogging fundamentals
• Kecak! … and more!!

Performances: [See full schedule here:]

The Cold Compress Cabaret
• Hosted by our fabulous MC’s Sketchy and his Mystery Playa Lova!

Cabaret Highlights:
• Sultry and Theatrical bellydance acts by Mystic Caravan, Ocean and Rosanna McGuire
• Burlesque Performances!
• Spoken Word
• Music-theatre by Aimee Collins
• Super – Clowning Around
• Songstress Lady V
• … and more!!

Sounds Amazing! How can I Get Involved??

To volunteer for Cold Compress, please contact the following hard-working people to put your skills to the test!

For general volunteering:

Set-up & Strike: Ben –

Greeter Shift sign-up form:

Workshops: Sam –

Performances: (for inclusion in the Cold Compress Cabaret, contact Ocean by Sunday January 16th!)Ocean –

Decor: got decor items to donate or loan to the event? (Lights, fabric drapings, funky artwork, etc.) Contact our Decor Lead –Mike –