Decompression

Decompression. noun.
An afterburn party, to ease your transition into the default world.
After a burn, especially that big one in the desert, making your way back into the world of enclosed spaces, flushing toilets, and people in line ups who don’t want to talk or share stories can be difficult.
A Decompression helps remind you that the burnerverse is not too far away, gives you a chance to share some stories, relieve some memories, and reinforce some of the connections that you made at the burn.
“Official” Decompressions must follow Burning Man principles and guidelines, and are often organised by the regional representative, but many places and groups throw decomps and afterburns that fill the same role.
~Shenanigans

 

See also: http://kitoconnell.com/2010/10/08/lexicon-decompression/#Decompression

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