serafaery wrote:One of my least favorite things about Burning Man was the elitist feeling I got from all of the fancy theme camps close to the center. I felt unwelcome and unimportant to them - they were all doing their own exclusive thing with their friends and didn't seem to have any interest in being available for random people from outter areas. Having camps out farther was more fun for me. They felt much more welcoming and easier to participate in. I felt appreciated there, and it wasn't intimidating like the centralized theme camps were.
mamagrrl wrote:Oh aye, we were in Iron Rose.
And wasn't it amusing having Hushville as neighbors? (chuckling)
We did all we could to point the sound/gennies away from them, and block with trailers/trucks - but to place any kind of music-camp next to Hushville... ouch. (and no, we weren't big sound...)
...heard y'all in Wheeeville moved your sound away from hush as much as possible too.
Amusing placement decision.
Sweet people, Hushville-ians, especially that Ohio fellow who's into ballooning. Still sorry I missed his bacon and sausage fryup.
digitalrhino wrote:I was ok with it once we got there, we had a fair bit of foot traffic, BUT we were at the corner of 4:30 and Fetish. I could see it getting a bit trikier to get people farther off 4:30.
I guess I like the idea of it, maybe it just needs some refinement. I did like the neibhorhoodie feeling of it, even if our block party didn't happen.
haptotrope wrote:As far as welcoming spaces, I think that the invention of 'private tents' and 'private spaces' is what felt wierd to me... I didn't know what was private and what wasn't... so I often didn't tread into the themecamp spaces... which i think would have little to do with placement of camps on the map.
Id love a 'greeter' at the entrace to camps, welcoming people in, annnouncing the offerings of a camp... but that maybe I'm shy that way.
I hated that you ran into one or two camps that closed the road running through a gaint theme camp. One road just pettered out into personal living area full of tents guide lines and no way out
The real question: What's the most effective way to provide feedback to the BMorg planners? Do they plan on changing anything this year? Will they listen to input from the community?
mamagrrl wrote:If you're going to email, might as well email
themecamps (at) burningman (dot) com
harley (at) burningman (dot) com
They do placement and probably have some sort of input into the layout.
If nothing else, Harley and Frog really DO want feedback on themecamp issues, your placement... and they even want to hear about themecamps who appear to theme for a secure spot, rather than interactivity. After all, they haven't the manpower to visit camps once they're placed.
So, speak up and let 'em know directly whatcha think.
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