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SeaCompression 2014 is coming…

Saturday, October 13, 6pm – 2am, 21+, SW 150th St and 5th Ave SW in Burien, WA | BUY TICKETS NOW!

A Royal Decree (from your producers) to the masses:

A Summons to the Nobility of the PNW Burner Community!

Their Royal Majesties of SeaCompression XIII: Let them eat cake… are in need of team leads for the production staff.  Doers are commanded to read the following and fill out the form linked at the bottom of the page.  Team leads are needed for the following areas:

Spacement: We are looking for squid masters of tight places who will figure out what goes where and put all the puzzle pieces together. Directionally challenged need not apply.

Volunteer Coordinator:  Are you the pied piper of Seattle? This lead will be in charge of gathering a brigade of volunteers. They will make sure that all leads have enough volunteer support to run their area and all volunteers are in the proper places.

Food: Being able to eat large quantities of food is not really what we are talking about here.  This lead will be responsible for Cake!!!

Bar: Belly up to the bar and take command of the libations offered at SeaCompression. This lead will be responsible for all aspects of the bars.

Door/Gate: No. You are not on the list.  In fact, there is no list.  This lead will be responsible for running the door; from handling monies collected at the door to scanning tickets from pre-sales.

Sound: Bass. How low can you go? This lead will be in charge of finding music and booking the DJ’s for the two main stages, as well as the technical aspect of all SeaCompression sound.

Lighting:  Torches?  No. We need you to come and light up the night.  Creating the atmosphere for SeaCompression is as simple as flipping the light switch. Not really, so if you are a master of the electron, apply within.

Art: Garfunkel. Turning an old shopping center into a Royal spectacle takes a special eye. Can you see the big picture?  Other artistic additions to the event will be under the purview of the Art lead.

Fire : My biscuits are burnin’, help me out. This lead will be in charge of fire, fire safety, and working with other team leads to prevent burning the venue to the ground.

Medical: We’ve got a bleeder here! This lead will be responsible for any medical situation that should arise during the event.
Rangers: Do you look good in khaki? This lead will be responsible for non-confrontational mediation, public safety, and general ranging and walking about.

Click here to fill out the Production Lead Survey and join the team.



 What Is SeaCompression?

Held every autumn, SeaCompression is Seattle’s own annual post-Burning Man arts festival. SeaCompression was named after “Decompression” which is held in San Francisco, and is the home of the Burning Man organization. SeaCompression is a celebration of the interactive arts, music, lights, emotion and experience, with the added emphasis on participation. Participants can watch, learn and grow with live fire art, live music, kinetic sculptures, art cars, multiple dance spaces, sound and light shows. This in an immersive experience that can be discovered, interpreted, and realized at SeaCompression.


As a participant in the SeaCompression event, you will discover in hidden corners or in plain sight random oddities such as a 30′ neon rainbow, a remote-controlled blimp, a 12′ tall bundle of grapes, and a hydrodynamic science project that mixes fire and water in a 6′ whirlpool. SeaCompression is an opportunity to casually encounter the unplanned and the unscripted that influences so much of our daily lives. SeaCompression is unsystematic, an exploration of the mundane and the unusual, it is yours to encounter and experience, leaving no traces behind.


SeaCompression features extravagant live performances, including fire spinners, daring aerialists, interpretive dancers, contortionists, live musicians, and even an eclectic marching band. SeaCompression’s dance floors star impressive lineups of Seattle’s best known DJs. From Art Cars to suspension, experiences and discoveries abound throughout the Kings Hall waiting your accidental and unplanned encounter.


Since SeaCompressions start in 2002, attendance has grown from 500 people to well over 2,000, with a volunteer staff of 200 to 300. Past venues have included the Fremont UnConventional Center, the Ballard Segway, Consolidated Works, Sand Point Magnuson Park, and a two-acre lot in Downtown Burien.  This year we are proud to be on site at King’s Hall in Seattle.  Ignition Northwest and its event producers work closely with City of Seattle Fire Marshals, Parks Department, private property owners, and a professional security team to ensure that our events are managed responsibly and leave no trace.


SeaCompression is sponsored by Ignition Northwest and produced by volunteers. Proceeds help fund large-scale public art projects, an annual scholarship to the Pratt Fine Art Center, and other educational projects throughout the year.


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