trilobyte wrote:I strongly disagree. I didn't read malice into her post either, but strongly disagree that someone would want to impose their personal preferences as a policy or a means to basically ban people from being able to attend the event. It's ludicrous, and it's fucked up, just as I thought it was when someone suggested in another thread that sound camps should be banned as a means to reduce attendance/make more tickets available.
Probably my suggestion.
We seem to be past the point of unlimited tickets.
So, to be clear, you would ban a number of random hardcore burners from attending?
That's really what we are talking about, if ticket sales are less than the demand.
Not making choices is a choice.
Burning man has a long history of restricting things that are available elsewhere, when limitations have to be added, as with vehicles.
I have already seen the results of limited tickets with regionals.
Entire camps everyone wanted to see not attending, because too many in the camp didn't get tickets.
Do you really think there aren't a lot of people coming just for raver camps and nothing else?
I know I can get that without spending a week in a car burning gas.
I think there would actually be more music, which might be nice, to actually be able to hear it in some places, over the pa blocks away.
I hear more complaints than joy over excessive noise.
There's no reason there couldn't be reasonable powered amplified music, except that outside of the center cafe, the event has shown a clear inability to control this.
Random chance is still a decision to restrict attendance.
It hasn't turned out well for regionals, from what I've seen.
Who do you choose to not attend?
Or to not lure in, that wouldn't attend otherwise?
These are already decisions being made every year.