i dunno, i have a feeling that whatever the 230 hardworkin volunteers in my camp were eating night, it was probably better.... whatever night it was.... than the stuff these people got..
cuz ya know, we make our meals with love!!! real love, the kind that comes through the hard times and builds into friendships that feel more like families...
NO we dont make it with chintzy corporate advertising circle jerks in mind!!!
lemur wrote:thanks folks..
I get tons of help to make that kitchen happen.. but we are the Lamplighters and we do indeed kick ass! So, we make it happen even if its tough...
Something in me dies a little seeing that setup with the fancy tables for the corp sponsored wine special guest thing..
I have no idea what it took to make that happen, surely it was tough!! making food out there is hard.. for sure.
but still, the whole chintzy, out in the open flaunted thing seems a bit cheezy.... i mean uhh.. why not back in camp?
did anyone actually care? or was it just another stop on the tour? ...that wmagazine thing really doesnt make it seem very awesome to me.. feels advertisementy
in showing what i was responsible for this year i guess i wanted to show some other side of things.... if this thread is an example of a type of meal burners could frown upon maybe what i showed is what we can use as a 'doin it right' example.
Lamplighters kitchen is for the dedicated villagers who volunteer to light the city every night of the week, working every day to make it happen. The kitchen isnt open to the public or walk-up one night only volunteers or VIP's..just registered hard workers who actually do stufff for the city. When villagers get their food they wander off to their tent or to the lounge. We eat well because we work hard.. We build community over food... Our meals are important to us.... not something thatd be flaunted in front of anyone on the playa who drives past .... i even feel kind of weird having shown it here on eplaya!
the way i see things on the playa is the worst place to flaunt your VIP guests only stuff... and this meal / event depicted in those magazine photos is a good example of what not to do... it is even more lame than an invite only party bus with only 10 VIPs on it
just my 2 dusty playa pennies worth of insight
lemur - lamplighters kitchen manager
theCryptofishist wrote:If you're not sick already, this will almost certainly make you os.
Bob wrote:Might be nice to know whether *some* official person approved the placement, or looked the other way, though Andie with the Media dept says the org had no prior knowledge of the nature of the media piece. I'm sure those involved have gotten stern emails.
Lady V wrote:I've been thinking about this since the OP posted, and feel worse and worse about it. It was essentially an ad for the cool people who make and buy W magazine--and I'll bet it sold some advertising in the magazine, too--the setting is, of course, unique and gorgeous. Of course, if they just wanted a vaguely similar setting for a photo shoot, they could've gone to the salt flats in Utah... If I'd have been able to go this year, I would feel even more used than I do already.
Bob wrote:Bonneville is BLM too, pretty sure they would have had to get a permit for commercial photography -- as opposed to sneaking it in at Burning Man.
clerkkent wrote:So when 'corporate infused' camps and events occur at BM, particularly non-sanctioned by the BMORG, should BMORG take a stronger stand against them? Or is it up to we the BRC people to just ignore these 'camps' and their sponsors?
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