The Burning Flipside 2014 theme started off the way most legendary things at Flipside do—as a joke. A theme-
camp utterance, their oath, “By Lurko’s Beard,” was playfully submitted as a theme, and a few burners presented it
at Fall Town Hall.
The spirit of the theme was never intended to celebrate one person – although Lurko is in fact a beloved burner.
It was about his beard. “There’s a little piece of all of us in Lurko’s beard.” And it’s true. Lurko has been so many
places, and helped so many people, that we all feel that we’re in that beard. Lurko is a great volunteer. He works not only during the event, but year-round to ensure that our commnity’s needs are met, and he does it all without seeking recognition or stardom.
Your ticket money pays for things like the Warehouse, the port-o-potties, the effigy, and more. But it has never
paid a salary. Instead, countless hours are volunteered by everyone to make our event be the way we want it to be
Burning Flipside is a blank canvas: expect nothing…bring everything..