jerroc wrote:Is burningman becoming the next party hot spot of the summer. Are people buying tickets to a art/culture festival or a giant no rules, topless girls, free beer, international Dj week long I'm so getting laid party. I know we have to take the bad with the good in life but at the rate of a 20% population increase when is the bad going to out weigh the good. The idea of this post is not to complain but to create a think tank. How can we preserve the good? Should there be some rules in place to keep burningman from evolving into the party hotspot for the general public? does the promotion of international Djs go aginst the 3rd listed of the 10 principles? should we look at the cons of nudity and make some compormises? Should news media be allowed to film and exploit the event and will they do it with the best intrest of the event in mind? [/i]
jerroc wrote:Should there be some rules in place to keep burningman from.....?
jerroc wrote:should we look at the cons of nudity and make some compormises?
jerroc wrote:I think you missed the intention of the post. I did not complain or even state a personal opinion. I asked some important questions to a very potential problem. Do the new people know the concept of burningman? I'm actually a Techno Dj my self as well as a long time event organiser so really I have no problem with the music or the people. Its the reason why some are there that is my concern. Is the action of gifting being misunderstood? Let's try to offer helpful feedback and less judgement next time.
jerroc wrote:I think the concept of burningman is worth protecting from people who might misunderstand it or not care about it. If we let the people think this is another kind of spring break party we will have lost a great thing. This is grabing strong media attention and too many people are thinking burningman is a big party with no rules in the middle of no where.
Fire_Moose wrote:The future of burning man lies in the past.
did i just blow yer mind or what?
jerroc wrote: We have to keep in mind BLM holds the contract for the event and can decide to impose rules on the BMO in order to permit the event. Are you ready for those kind of rules?
jerroc wrote: Check out youtube there is an alarming rate of nudity being posted this year. Mostly topless chicks. When you look at other years video its not so much. I don't mind people wanting to run around naked. the trouble is when.
jerroc wrote:I think the concept of burningman is worth protecting from people who might misunderstand it or not care about it.
Eric wrote:jerroc wrote:I think the concept of burningman is worth protecting from people who might misunderstand it or not care about it.
While I understand the desire to protect something you love, the discussion for me falls completely apart on the above quote.
Whose "concept" of Burning Man, whose "it" needs to be understood?
Burning Man is completely subjective- what I experience as "it" is going to be different from what you think "it" is. Trying to protect your (or my) vision of "it" as the only correct way is like trying to tell a Catholic, a Greek Orthodox, a Mormon and a Lutheran that there is only one way to view Christ. They all believe their way is the correct one, and have fought & killed each other to "prove" it, even though they all believe in him as the "savior".
Telling members of the Org, DPW, Sacred Spaces, Root Society & Death Guild that we all have to believe in the event the same way is an equivalent impossibility.
The best we can do is try to educate the newbies on the 10 principles (I don't even buy all of those, but if we stick to "Radical Self Reliance" we should be on the right track, at least from my perspective). Some will "get" the event, for others it will be a huge party in the desert. A huge party they look forward to every year and love.
Who says they don't ask themselves the same questions about why we don't "get" that?
jerroc wrote:So we understand I am talking about said 10 principles and importantly ones concerning participation, leave no trace, gifting, communal effort, radical self reliance.