late wrote:Just a thought. What if, during the burn, theme camps are given certificates for x amount of NONtransferrable tickets, tied to name and ID. That way your core participants are guaranteed tickets.
I hesitate to be elitist in any way, but if a camp can't get it's members there, it will cease being a camp...
This could still be done for this year in a haphazard way, where camps get some preferable treatment to get their core members tickets.
Just a thought and trying to help out!
Yeah can't get behind this. Honestly though I do believe that theme camps ARE important, I can't really remember ANY particular camp over the years that was better than another by name. I'm not the kind of guy that spends the whole week hanging out at a particular location, I prefer random encounters.
Art installations, though, I think are different. The big projects are CRUCIAL to our community, as are the core Volunteers that make the event possible. I think everything else though can exist a little bit in flux...
You say potato, I say (eff you!) potatoe.
In the years to come, if we did witness a large problem, like there's too many camps, therefore we're watered down (wait, that's already happening?) then perhaps they could "sponsor" a limited number of camps each year chosen by, you guessed it, lottery - or some other not too preferential criteria. That would ensure at least that some of the larger camps on esplanade can pull off their outrageously eeeeviilllll plans...
Even mutant vehicles, due to a limited number of permits, have to apply for a permit, and not everyone gets licensed on the playa. But the application process allows the Borg to make a decision up front about whether or not a vehicle idea appears to have merit. It's flawed, but at times is a better solution to having an unlimited number of them where the quality is not guaranteed.