November 4th, 2005

Swinging Tig

New York City Decompression: November 19

Step Right Up, Ladies and Gents, Freaks and Creatures of the Night....

NYC Burning Man Decompression 2005
PSYCHE'S SIDESHOW: A Carnival of the Conscious

The center of Burning Man was a distorted funhouse where we distracted ourselves with blinking lights and colorful murals; capering our way through revolving doors and twisting corridors, coming face to face with fellow Burners, our own reflections and the Man Himself. This labyrinth of the human self, our Psyche, is where light meets dark, blending into shadows that seep into unconsciousness beyond our wildest dreams.

Now, as we brush the playa dust from our tents and hunker down for the long winter ahead, it's time for one last blow-out. Get ready for Psyche's Sideshow, a thirteen-hour interactive carnival where we bring the Playa to the city and reveal our souls through art, music, performance and revelry. Pull out your top hat and fishnets, dial up your inner freak and become part of Psyche's Sideshow.

We invite art and performance that explore these shadows, from the darkest recesses of the soul to the brightest gleam of enlightenment. This is your chance to run away and join the circus! For more information on how to participate, please email

This year's Decom will be held in a cavernous space with a massive outdoor area and a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline. There will be theme camps, art, demonstrations, live and electronic music, dancing, a grill, cotton candy, monkeys, drink specials, porta potties, fire performances and daring acts of unprecedented skill and genius. Nothing is too wild and weird for Psyche's Sideshow.

WHEN: Saturday, November 19th, 2 PM – 3AM (or later)
WHERE: Brooklyn Sugar, 289 Kent Ave (entrance on South 2nd), Williamsburg
WHO: Due to contractual agreement, this event is 21+.
HOW MUCH: Step Right Up (limited number for release): $15; thereafter $20. $25 in COSTUME day of event; all others $35.
WHY: Because we love partying with all you freaks.

You can purchase tickets here:

For one week, 500 $15 tickets will be available. Please only use
these if you cannot afford the $20 ones.