The Toronto After-Burn, hosted by House of Dust, took place on Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 and yes, the love was flowing all over the place: the community came together as one, dressed up in “bling and blink”, people volunteered and took care of the door – thank you Tiphaine, Pascale, Rob, Sarah, Debby, J Rock and Kim; delicious Guayusa tea was made with the help of AuBrey and Ben, amazing vegan tacos by Amor and her kitchen crew, Jen, Clarinda – who also brought the yummy veggie samosas, Marc who brought pulled pork sandwiches, and Bassline friends; someone brought large and juicy green and red grapes to share; face and body painting were done by Kudashinka and Wayne; Massage table appeared together with Michael. all-star DJ lineup with Rollin Cash, Martin Fazekas (Brad Neil), JD mack and the duo Marc-Paul Gauthier and Sadeq. Audio system was provided by Jen and Jon from 40Hz, sweatin’ and luggin that heavy bass bins and tops up and down the stairs to give us big and warm bass. Last special thank you goes to Craig from Bassline, you said you would and you made it happen!
The outfits were fantastic and everyone made a huge effort to bling and blink; food kept coming out of the kitchen – we barely used the food we bought, the community provided so many delights – no one was left hungry!
“I really needed that!” someone said. Smiles all over. Beautiful gifts were showered upon all – moon & sun pendants, playa dust captured in miniature corked glass bottles, playa dusted sunglasses showed out of someone’s bag and found their way to happy faces of fellow burners, someone handed out black envelopes with their own version of the survival manual, promptly named “burn after reading”, a playa sex play manual.
The face and body painters did their magic, adding a layer of color and beauty to the event, using nothing but headlamps and pure talent. We lined up to become art.
So thank you, Toronto, for coming, sharing, and spreading the love!
See you soon,