starlightbright wrote:that doesn't change the demographic, though. most of these week-long warriors aren't paying attention to the burning man calendar because being a burner is something they are for 1 week a year. they buy their tickets after they've rallied enough people to go-in on an RV - usually pretty late in the game.
If these burners are anything like the burners I know, they plan months in advance for an event that they look forward to the moment they leave the previous year. Not a huge loss then.
So this person would be the same type of person who buys an airline ticket from Australia, rental for an RV, and yet doesn't buy the ticket? Because if I were paying to bring an art project to BM, the absolute very first thing I'd be purchasing is the ticket to get in the door.
meaning the type of person who works in a coffee house? i don't think this would include international burners (excluding canadians) unless they threw some pretty big fund raisers.
It's the same kind of thing because there is a substantial investment in attending, and yet they drop the ball on the most important thing that will actually allow them to attend. I see little distinction.
Coachella doesn't attract the same type of people;
you mean, spectators?
Spectators who have to bring their entire camp with them for a week instead of staying at a hotel at a polo club? Spectators who don't need to travel to the middle of a dry lake bed in hellish conditions? Spectators who aren't just there to watch their favorite mainstream band? Yeah, I think it attracts different folks.
it doesn't have easy accommodations;
burning man doesn't have easy accommodations.
Sorry, that was a typo.
it is only half the size of BM;
do you mean in terms of area? in 2010, coachella had 75,000 spectators or more each day.
You're right, that was incorrect.
and it has mainstream bands people want to see.
burning man has mainstream DJs booked though agencies by bmorg.
As stated before, BMorg doesn't book anyone. Actually, all Bmorg organizes are the temple, man and megatropolis burns and the facilities. Everything else is brought by other people.
BM may sell out again next year, and there will be scalpers. It won't be a problem though, because tickets will be available for a long time.
coachella tickets were being scalped for $800, and many people thought that was a good deal. professional scalpers scooped up hundreds of tickets each. i don't know why they'd leave burning man alone now that they know the event can actually sell out. the race will be on, and there will be tens thousands of dollars to be made by pro scalpers. i'd be surprised if tickets are available after one week.
We'll see. I'm betting it'll be another replay of this year.