alt12 wrote:...They stayed about 6 minutes...
Any thoughts on what we as a community should or can do about this? Is it just something we need to accept that the culture and norms of the default world will eventually permeate burning man? Nothing against people with oodles of money coming to BM (thats nothing new) but it seems to me that the attempt to purchase participation is 100% counter to the spirit of the event and everything it stands for (i.e. radical self reliance vs. radical conspicuos consumption)....However, it is a textbook cultural norm for the U.S.A (I guess in that sense it fits with the American Dream: everything is for sale and everything is commoditizable, including the counter-culture...
Perhaps there is nothing to do here as anyone with the buy Burning Man approach will either a) simply not get the event and not come back (i.e. self-select out of Burning Man) or b) will get-it and come back with a more authentic and participatory role thereby adding to burning man instead of taking away from it.....
That being said, I had one of the best burns ever....
LisaLuckyOne wrote:Birthday Girl wrote:I thought Burning Man is about NO JUDGEMENT?!?!
Thanks for playing!
Birthday Girl wrote:IF it werent for some of the wealthy BM goers, we wouldnt have Art Cars and/or parties/music at BM....do yo know how much it was to get that Duck to BM
Birthday Girl wrote:Just glad all your negativeness is not in my camp.
If you all want to judge us b/c we're successful and try to give back to Burning Man by bringing the best damn art car, awesome music and great fun people...then judge away. We are a great group of positive people...that have been going to Burning Man for over 8yrs...
ANd if you think that it doesnt take a lot of money to bring all those sounds systems, stages, lights and generators to BM...you're insane...so be thankful that they guy from Roots Society has money...he has supplied many people with awesome experiences.
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theCryptofishist wrote:So what claim to the glory of the duck does Birthday Girl have? Because, afaict, it's based on the fact that she was in the same camp as it.
wedeliver wrote:Lurker, have you ever been to Holland? No fat people first of all and they are very happy. They have developed methods to use everything, no waste.
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