The Space Cowboys Breakfast of Champions : 1/1/11 The Block Party
Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 6:00 AM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
The 11th annual Breakfast of Champions
presented by the Space Cowboys
Breakfast of Champions FAQs:
****TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR for $25****
* No one under 21 admitted, so HAVE YOUR ID
* No ins and outs
* Backpacks & outside food subject to search
* 30+ porta-potties outside
* Large Coat check available
* ATMs available
* Coffee & Vegetarian food available
* EMTs on site
* Smoove is playing (we're finally making good on the '07 poll!)
* Tenting and outdoor seating available
* Special BOC and Space Cowboy Merchandise available
(its a surprise! bring extra cash! you'll want this schwag!)
* Silent Disco outdoors until 10am
* Free valet bike parking from 6am until lot is full
* Plenty of free street parking, several lots avail nearby
* After-BoC party @ Mezzanine w/ A.Skillz & Slyde (w00t!)
It all started down by the water, off a small pier with a small crew who didn't want to compete with all the events taking place on NYE in San Francisco in the year 2000. Eleven years later, thousands of dancers and DJs have made the annual trek to the Space Cowboy's Breakfast of Champions.
Today we all know it as that halfway point to the playa and the place to see everyone you know in San Francisco in the same place with a metric shitton of your favorite local DJs and then some.
This year BOC will be held at Mighty!!!
and as always starts at 6AM on New Year's Day. It is a magic year, it
is 1/1/2011 and BOC goes until you
(which we all know now is 'we') cry Uncle! Buying your presale ticket
allows you access to a special line with expedited entry. We suggest arriving early and be prepared for rain or shine
to guarantee entry!!
New Year's begins on a Saturday in '11, and in order to accomdate all of our friends we have had to make special arrangements to arrange you all into one venue. We searched high and low across San Francisco to find the perfect spot, and ended up at our favorite home town haunt. Mighty will host BOC, and we have blocked off Utah Street for the over flow and under tow of dancers, DJs, and a portopotty for (almost) everyone.
The Space Cowboy DJs:
bassBen & j9
and from our Friends of Cowboy crew:
Aaron Pope (djaaronpope.com)
Matt Kramer (Distrikt)
Clarkie (Deep End)
MoPo & Tim Deitz (Janky Bus)
Ground Control (TRBL)
Influence & Anthony James (Strategik)
Derek Hena (Pink Mammoth)
J-rod (Deep End)
Brass Tax Mash Up
Aaron Jae & Bam Evil Breaks Mash Up
Dex Stakker (OT)
Including the energetic percussion of Mr. Kevin Wardell
The Space Cowboys are a San Francisco based collective that began its exploration of the cosmos long over a decade ago, as a diverse group of talented individuals who came together in the pursuit of the creation of unique entertainment events, mechanical contraptions and art projects. The group consists of members from all walks of life and vocations – engineers, event planners, programmers, massage therapists, designers, architects, nurses, video editors, electricians, teachers, producers, corporate executives, animators, and financial advisers. Cowboys reside not only in San Francisco, but in Oakland, Lake Tahoe, Hawaii, NYC & Brooklyn, LA & Santa Barbara, Sacramento, and even Laos. The collective serves as an outlet for the members and their friends and family to creatively and socially express themselves beyond their “day jobs”.
Our story begins with wrangling good times in the wild west of Black Rock City. As one of the first large scale dance camps at Burning Man, the group essentially constructed and ran a nightclub for a week each year on the playa, providing free beats and beverages to all nightly. Continuing the legacy of a perennial Burning Man theme camp, the Cowboys have constructed a variety of other playa art projects as well. The collective is responsible for the creation of a mechanical horse, mechanical wagon train (the Beast) consisting of a chopped-down '63 Valiant with a welded steel superstructure and 4 tow-able wagon cars, SCTV versions 0-3 (various forms of video art structures including a fifty-foot wide video wall comprised of five CRT projectors and 5 acrylic screens measuring eight feet square supported by over 2 tons of steel), and a range of other art cars including a duck, horseshoe, turtle, two rockets and two ponies. In 2003, the Cowboys inherited Martha, a deconstructed Toyota minivan from their sister camp Space Lounge (now defunct). Martha has since been fully rebuilt and dutifully serves as a transport for the troops and a mobile lounge on the playa and off.
Since 2001 the Space Cowboys are perhaps most well known for their UNIMOG All-Terrain Audio Visual Assault Vehicle (ATAVAV). Originally a 1973 Mercedes German Military vehicle, the Space Cowboy's UNIMOG was one of the world's first fully self-contained mobile sound systems, and perhaps still one of the largest off-road sound system in the world, completely self-sufficient with lights, video projectors, screens, radio transmitters, on-board generators and a wireless network. The UNIMOG has gone where no other sound system has gone, from the desert of Black Rock, to the snow covered slopes at Squaw Valley and the urban canyons of San Francisco as a lead float in the city's LoveParade as well as countless street fairs, conventions, and BRAF supported art openings across the bay.
To fund these activities the Space Cowboys have produced some serious fundraisers throughout the year in San Francisco. The parties have become legendary events in their own right. Over the years the Space Cowboys have developed an international reputation for producing the finest underground events, including the annual Black Rock Hoe Down, Ghost Ship on Treasure Island, SCAM (Space Cowboy AM), Fresh @Shine, SnowFest in Lake Tahoe and Breakfast of Champions; a party beginning at 6am on New Years Day, which has grown into an infamous block party attracting thousands after outgrowing most suitable venues in the city.
In 2010 we began a weekly podcast called the Space Cowboys RIPEcast. Every week we share DJ sets that have either been created from live recordings (at our parties and events) or exclusive sets crafted exclusively for the followers of our RIPEcast. In one short year we've released over 100 RIPEcasts featuring the talent of our own roster of DJs. We also include guest mixes from FOC (friends of Cowboys) in San Francisco as well as internationally acclaimed DJs including: Krafty Kuts, Soul of Man, Plump DJs, Plaza de Funk, Myagi, Elite Force, Slyde and more. We are truly blessed to be able to share our passion of music with all of our friends and fans.
No one but the greater community profits from the activities of the Space Cowboys. Each Cowboy pays yearly dues and any additional monies from fundraisers are used to create future art events and projects. For us it not about the money, but rather the creative expression, community, and something called a good time. We work hard so that we can play hard, and we play hard with our friends and family in the name of music, smiles and plenty of hugs.