Hello SUNSET friends and family!
As we pass Labor Day weekend, our energy shifts into planning our Fall events and we reflect on the good times we had this Summer. Next Sunday, we head back to our favorite park, Stafford Lake, to spend one last day this year frolicking in the Sun with the people we love. This time around we have Russian producer Nina Kraviz of Radioslave's Rekids imprint sharing her musical prowess alongside your Sunset Music residents.
PLEASE read entire post to see very important information for making your experience at Sunset fantastic and ensuring we can keep these wonderful gatherings alive!
Sunset Music Launches New Fundraising Effort:
Next Sunday we embark on realizing a dream of combining Sunset Parties in a way of helping those in need from our community. This Sunset Park Party is dedicated to help a very dear friend and a long time Sunset supporter, Durek Verrett aka Shaman Durek. Durek has been active in the Sunset Community since almost the beginning from helping to set up and break down parties to providing blessings at the first series of Sunset Campouts. He was part of us and provided individual life and spiritual guidance to so many people in the Sunset Family. But Seven years ago, Durek was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure. He has been living on dialysis ever since. This has extremely limited his ability to live life the way most of us do and take for granted. It kept him from doing what he loves which is to share and help others and be a part of keeping the Sunset vibe marching on, we miss his presence. We now strive to give to someone who has dedicated his life to helping others reach happiness and realize each own's potential on this planet. Durek cannot survive much longer on dialysis and has now reached another critical juncture in continuing his life. Angelina Verrett, Durek’s sister, will be donating a kidney to him and he will undergo surgery next month. This surgery is only one piece of the long and critical recovery so Durek can once again join us at a Sunset Campout and most importantly begin to live a life not tied to a machine that painfully scrubs his blood every other day.
We will be fundraising at Sunset in a few capacities:
- $2 has been added to the per car entry
- Donation boxes will be at the dj booth and around the event for those who wish to give a bit more.
- The after-party is a sliding scale of $5-$20.
If you can't make the event or would like make an additional donation, please do so here: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr
We will announce the outcome of our fundraising efforts 1 week after the Sunset Party.
The entire Sunset Family thanks you for your support! Let's spread love wherever we can...
RULES of the LAKE...tell your friends!!
-NO DOGS/PETS Allowed!
-Do Not Pee in the Bushes
-Smoke in the designated smoking section
-No underage drinking
-Keep lit BBQ's off grass
Due to the large attendance over the last few years and the need of infrastructure to maintain this event, the County of Marin has required us to put many systems in place (ie. more bathrooms, parking staff. security, highway patrol, EMTs, zero waste teams, etc.) to insure everyone's safety or they will cancel any future SUNSET events. As we did last year, we will be adding a small donation on top of the already established park entrance fee that exist at all times. Cars must park in Stafford Lake, NO cars will be allowed to park on the side of the road which will be closely monitored by CHP.
Carpooling and Parking Lots:
We urge you to COME EARLY & CARPOOL! Carpool to share the gate fee. Carpool to save gas. Carpool 'cause it's fun! Once the main Stafford Lake parking lot is full all cars will be directed by CHP to an overflow lot a 1/2 mile down the road.
We have worked very hard to preserve the culture of this event. Please designate a SOBER driver to get you home safely.
SUNSET Music Picnic + After-Party:
Sunday - September 30th, 2012
Stafford Lake Park, Novato - California
11am - 7pm, all welcome
Gate Fee & Donation - $22 per car (Cash Only) ($2 per car donated to Durek's surgery/recovery fund)
DJs: GALEN | J-BIRD | SOLAR
NINA KRAVIZ (Rekids - Moscow)
Sound by: OPUS AUDIO
Community Altars: ANNE of Living Fae
Florals by: INTRINSIC
AFTER THE PARK... in San Francisco
Monarch. 101 6th St., San Francisco
8pm - 2am | 21+ | $5-$20 sliding scale (all proceeds for Durek's surgery/recovery fund)
dancing - lounging - mingling