> It's not just toilets and camp space you are paying for.
> It's a lot of infrastructure too, like the roads, the materials
> and labor that create center camp, all the clerical and
> administrative work, and the grants that help fund the
> artists who make all the groovy little installations we all
> like to ooh and ah and trip out on.
What ever happened to radical self-expression and radical
self-reliance? Didn't that used to be the byline on the web
site before the penultimate redesign? How come I'm subsidizing
If you're going to use my ticket money to pay for "services,"
then I'd prefer that only ticket holders benefit from those
services. Gate searches help ensure that. Yeah, it'd be great
if everyone were honest and no one tried to sneak in. But
human nature being what it is, that's not feasible.
I do agree that the searching needs to be more efficient.
I'm sure there are lots of ways to do that, and do it safely.
Since this seems to have been the first year when gate
searches drastically held up the entrance line, I wouldn't be
surprised if gate staff made streamlining the search process
a priority for next year.
* OK, I have no idea if they got a grant. I'm just being pissy.