Jstrat wrote:Thank you Savannah.
Yet the edict does not preclude the consumption and gifting of mass-production elements of commercial culture. Is that generally frowned upon? (I.e., gifting neon bracelets or alcohol or just about anything produced as part of a for-profit culture.)
The short answer, regardless of what anyone might say to the contrary is NO. It costs literally thousands of dollars to create a theme camp, rent equipment, transportation and storage costs, etc., that if not spent with real dollars, the event would not be what it is today. That's sort of a contradiction, but it's only OK to commodify in preparation for the event. Once you get past the gate, it's a no commerce zone.