trilobyte wrote:Those kind of package operators are affected by the stuff announced in yesterday's blog post. Specifically,
- Adventure outfits will no longer be allowed at Burning Man (fyi, report them to firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Those companies that are allowed at Burning Man will be on the hook for 3% of their revenues to BLM.
Ruleryak wrote:I understand collecting dues for a theme camp where a few folks are personally funding things until the event or for groups that can't do a fundraiser for any of a number of reasons. A camp with dues or fees is still (in most cases) going to expect its members to bring their own living setup and (in most cases) bring their own food, water, shower, etc. Shared shade space, community gear, and whatnot makes sense as a group collaboration though of course.
That being said I don't understand how these pay to play camps are getting away with what they're doing. Essentially they're creating a paid-stay resort within Black Rock City which could only possibly cater to the chiefest and most ultimate of spectators. The people willing to shell out $5000+ for accommodations at Burning Man are not going to be the people bringing something of value, they're going to be the people that see it as an oddity that must be experienced at some point in their lives. Going to BRC and not lifting a finger just doesn't mesh in my head. For me, and for tens of thousands of burners out there over the years, going home means intentionally going through a very difficult, exhausting and rewarding undertaking. I know there are folks out there that just see it as a huge party where they don't have to work to enjoy it and personally I'd like to see fewer of those people attending down the road. Proving that a camp is selling pay to play style services should be added as a reason the BLM will pull your ticket in future years in my oh so important opinion
Scalpers for the most part are nameless, faceless entities that are done with Burning Man for the year the moment they part with the last ticket. These resort creators are a far worse animal. They make their money on the ideas and work of others and then have the audacity to live among us during the event.
well where do the real burners fit once the super rich buy it all out?
Cheyenne wrote:[edited by moderator to remove threats of criminal activity]
moonrise wrote:What could the burn evolve into next? Hmmm....
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