The Tribe is an eclectic group that fits no known demographic. We cannot even name our Tribe as no one name would fit without excluding someone that does not fit that description. After all, mankind is ALL one TriBe - JimBowers

The Ticket Lotto fiasco in 2012 left less than 10% of the Tribe with tickets in hand after the drawing.  As a result the majority of the Tribe opted to not attend BM 2012.

In 2013 the Tribe is BACK!

City Lights 2013

The City of Lights Project brought was started by members of the Tribe and has grown into its own ongoing project.  With the City Lights, we have installed hundreds of solar powered illuminated art pieces on the dark streets of Black Rock City since  2010.  City Lights will return with even more lights in 2013.  For more information visit:


PortaPottyLit Shitters

“Lit Shitters” will be a solar powered LED lighting system with an auto off function so the batteries charge all day and put out sufficient light to keep users from having to employ the “braille” of knowing if anyone before you peed on the seat or left you with any paper! Read more…

The Clock Makes it into the Guinness Book of World Records!

Clock at night by Jason Phipps

The Clock at Night – by Jason Phipps

In 2011, artist Jim Bowers, The Tribe and a team of laser researchers and artists from around the world created the 1MileClock Project (“Burning Time”). In 2012, it OFFICIALLY was listed into the Guinness Book of World Records! Read more…



 Location for 2013

2013TribeMapWe got our placement.  We have a 100′ x 200′ space.  The nearest intersection is 4:00 and Desiderata – and we are likely not at the intersection, but close to it.  We have a 100′ frontage on Desiderata.

Our early arrivals team will secure space and send us an update.  As soon as that happens, I will update the website and FB page.  Please check on the Saturday before the burn for updated information.  And see MAP page for more information.

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