Camp Above The Limit 2009

Come Visit Us at 8:15 and D

Carnivals can take many forms, each seen through the complex mirrored lenses of the beholders. For some, a carnival conjures up images of rides, games, kaleidoscopic images, snow cones, cotton candy, and the smell of fresh popcorn. For others, a carnival is a festival of dazzling costumes, exotic masks, colorful lights, sounds, and textured fabrics. For still others, a parade is required. Above The Limit seeks to combine all of the above into a festival of interactivity, a time of celebration for carefree spirits seeking to make the most of their time before returning to penitence in the default world.


What is the reflection of your drink?

The carpeted Tiki Mirror Bar is decorated with all manner of Hawaiian and Pacific materials, mirrored mylar, colorful lighting, fabrics, and pillows from the tropics. It hosts our bar, which serves water, light refreshments and theme drinks throughout the event. From time to time, other forms of entertainment arise from the dust to entice passers-by.

A surfboard? On playa? Well why not? Take a vacation from the dust. From palm trees and coconuts to fishing nets and bamboo, leave the carnival outside, enjoy the music, and find out what goes into a Mai Tai, Zombie, Scorpion, or Blue Hawai'i.

After Dark: The Flaming Tiki

Everyone loves flames, so why not have them in your drink? Watch our bartenders light up the night sky with flaming drink recipes from all over the world. We presented our flaming bar at Burning Man holiday parties for years, and this is a great excuse to bring it to the playa.(Fire safety folks, don't worry: this bar will be set up under open sky by the Fire Cauldrons and well away from the grass skirting of the Tiki Mirror Bar.)


For years Above The Limit has provided early risers to fresh coffee at Cafe Kona and the Turkish Delight Cafe. This year, revive yourself with fresh tropical coffee every morning in the Tiki Mirror Bar. Want something more than coffee? Ask to sample some of our tropical coffee and other liqueurs.


One of the most inviting of all of our activities in 2014 was the simplest: chairs around a wood fire. Whenever the flames were lit, people came from all around and occupied every one of dozens of chairs. This year, we will present two fire cauldrons set off the ground to welcome people seeking warmth, conversation, engagement--and, of course, marshmallows and s'mores. This year as last, we expect a steady parade of participants to be drawn to the flames.

In the afternoon, barkers invite a stream of participants to enjoy our ever-popular snow cones in our lounge. That barker also calls passers-by to step right up to carnival games; win one, and the lucky participant may receive a gift, a special beverage, or perhaps a flight in the F-15.

By night, there is one sure way to bring in a parade of participants: the smell of fresh popcorn wafting throughout the neighborhood. In 2014, the carnival aromas of our popcorn maker pulled participants in from blocks away, and the lines queued up past our entrance gate. This nightly feature is accompanied by its own special lighting whenever popcorn is on offer.

Our service plans include afternoon and evening service Monday through Saturday. Whenever the bar is open, games are on, food is served, or the fire pits are open, hosts are present at all times to serve and entertain guests.



The F-15 Eagle returns for playa flightseeing, Ranger missions, airport shuttles, video shoots, and occasional apprehension of bike thieves (for which it once received a Sheriff's Commendation).

  •          Aerial video of the F-15 and 2011 Temple: Flying with the Black Rock Air Force (thanks Ken Romero!)
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