Honey Buckets Move In To Prep Burien For ‘SeaCompression’ Fest This Saturday


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If you happen to drive by the vacant lot that once held Burien’s Interim Art Space Tuesday, you might notice some stuff is being moved in – today fences were installed and Honey Buckets brought in, all in preparation for this Saturday’s SeaCompression: Mocktoberfest!

This will be the 10th annual ‘decompression party,’ which is produced mostly by local ‘Burners,’ or artists who attend the Burning Man Festival every August. This Saturday, they promise that they’ll be “stuffing two acres of downtown Burien with Fire, Music and Art.”

Tickets are $15 – $40, and can be purchased online here.

Over the next few days expect to see more stuff moved in – shipping containers (to be used for vendors, etc.) tents, more gear and finally various art installations, as this vacant lot turns into Burien’s own Black Rock this Saturday night.

SeaCompression previously was housed at the Sand Point Magnuson warehouses, but is moving to B-Town this year thanks to local arts peeps Kathy Justin (who was on site Tuesday) and Dane Johnson.

SeaCompression is an annual fundraising festival for Ignition Northwest, a non-profit, volunteer driven, 501(c)3 community arts board that funds a variety of annual art and educational programs.

Here’s the floorplan for Saturday’s party:

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Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer noticed the line of Honey Buckets and immediate screeched his car to a halt. Sadly, they weren’t yet ready for use, so instead he just whipped out his camera and took these pics:

On Tuesday (Oct. 11), numerous Honey Buckets were unloaded in the former B/ IAS lot, where 'SeaCompression:Mocktoberfest' will be held this Saturday night.

If you happen to get locked out of your Town Square condo this weekend, at least you'll know where to find a Honey Bucket. And fire. And live DJs. And art. And food. And drink. And...

Here’s more info from our previous post:

“We invite you to come celebrate with two full acres of theme camps, interactive displays, fire spinners, DJs, live music and performers, dance, art cars, grilled cheese, suspension rigs, small blimps, neon rainbows, and every other odd thing we can think of,” reads the release. “Imagine one city block of Burning Man being transported – streets and all – to downtown Burien!

SeaCompression is a 21 and over event, because, along with all the fire, performers and grilled cheese(!), there will be five highly decorated theme bars serving a wide range of tasty adult concoctions.

There will also be several local food vendors on site, as well as a variety of special treats throughout the evening.

SeaCompression will have two different sound stages performing a wide variety of musical acts, including a DJ-driven dance hall, with 10 different DJs spinning dance tunes though the night. There is also a performance stage with an amazing lineup of fire spinners, musical acts and other performances.

SeaCompression is an annual fundraising festival for Ignition Northwest, a non-profit, volunteer driven, 501(c)3 community arts board that funds a variety of annual art and educational programs.

Tickets are pre-sale $25 (buy them online here), and $40 at the door.

You can bet your buddies at The B-Town Blog will be there, both covering this event as well as enjoying it!

Here are the details:

WHAT: ‘Seacompression: Mocktoberfest” Celebration with “theme camps, interactive displays, fire spinners, DJs, live music and performers, dance, art cars, grilled cheese, suspension rigs, small blimps, neon rainbows, and every other odd thing we can think of…”

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15th starting at 6 p.m.

WHERE: The empty lot once occupied by B/ IAS, located at 500 SW 151st Street just north of Burien Town Square.

TICKETS: Tickets are pre-sale $25 / $40 at the door.

INFO: For more info, go to Seacompression.org.

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=239540092735597

VIDEOS: Here are some videos from previous SeaCompressions:

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Here’s even more:

SeaCompression typically features a wide range of art that includes large scale kinetic sculptures, art cars and buses, fire art, and sound & light shows. You might see random oddities such as a 30′ neon rainbow, a remote controlled blimp, a 12′ tall bundle of grapes, or a hydrodynamic science project that mixes fire and water in a 6′ whirlpool.

SeaCompression has been running annually since 2002. It takes place in Autumn, typically in late October or early November. It has been held at the Fremont UnConventional Center, the Ballard Segway, Consolidated Works, and Sand Point Magnusson Park. Ignition Northwest and its event producers have worked closely with City of Seattle Fire Marshals, Parks Department staff, and private property owners, and a professional security team to ensure that our events are managed responsibly with minimal impact on the surrounding community.

SeaCompression is sponsored by Ignition Northwest and is produced by an all-volunteer staff. Proceeds help fund large scale public art projects, an annual scholarship to Pratt art school and other educational projects throughout the year.

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