Badger wrote:I really want to this to be a memorable first burning man experience and i heard that there are camps that provide all for you..Sorry
Two words come to mind.
'Entitlement' and 'spectator.'
The perception that there are cushy camps available to those who seek them suggests (to me) a transitioning from the idiom of self-sufficiency to pampered, consumerist spectator. I think this is the slippery slope so many have alluded to over the past few years.
When people are invested more in seeing the spectacle than being the spectacle is when some people start jumping the shark. Annectodotally this is what I'm starting to see. That may not translate into numbers just yet but my gut tells me that overwhelmingly those who elect not to return do so because of the frustration and mild contempt they hold towards people holding such perceptions. There's just not much to be gained from being partially surrounded by folks who expect to have their asses washed just because they can afford it.
Captain Goddammit wrote:IF you're for real...
I don't know where you got that idea, it goes against everything playa living is about. The whole point is that NOTHING is provided, you take care of your own needs.
I live very "cushy" on the playa, I keep the A/C in my camper on at all times, I cruise in a mutant vehicle, I take a nice hot shower at least once a day, etc. because I like it that way and I bring all my own shit to make it happen.
You can do that for yourself too if you want it like that. Expecting anyone else to provide it doesn't fly, it's so un-burner that so far no one even believes you're for real.
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