that story seems more about how hard you worked and how good it felt to be part of a team and.. of course, to do a good job.
people can experience that feeling all sorts of ways, from fully funded by a patron to paid for with the crowd.. wanting to make the best use of the resources would be paramount for any sane person
it seems unsavory to me that some of the things the LLC board have decided are a part of the event (see: the business) are things theyd rather not pay for.. like how they decide burning man needs a temple.. so they decide what gets built and by whom.. also the CORE thing (see: regional advertising for the brand)) ..... both of these bring in TONS of people, well over 10,000, and, unlike the large scale sound camps.. these are things the LLC decided to do as part of the attractions at their event... it might be built, and designed by participants.. but it is still very much 'OFFICIAL BLACK ROCK CITY GARNISH' ..its not some individuals idea for an art project, its not a popular theme camp asking for cash. its their business and the attractions they put on the 'bill'
the way it looks to me, with the LLC and some of their pet (crowdfunded) projects is like if BONNAROO announced that BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ..and some HIP new group were gonna be some of the attractions on the bill. but you know,.... they also run a fundraiser to pay bruces and the hip new groups expensive fees.... because you know, its for you!
rude to say 'fuck you larry'? sure! but this isnt exactly a childrens charity. its a business that has millions in assets and brings in over 20million a year...... larry is founder and executive director and chairman and senior staff on the Black Rock City LLC executive committe.. if i cant say 'FUCK YOU' to him, or the board, for doing what i see is wrong in the business ive supported for a long time who is left ?
sure!! participating in burning man is an empowering experience, it feels great and it makes you appreciate lots of things.... working in close with the organizations own projects certainly gives one an important perspective.. but at some point, we cant lose the perspective that our hard work, our art, and our efforts are all built on the back of the business that larry founded.. .. and with that, it seems to me that at some point, with some things, that larry isnt going far enough to ensure that the things hes decided are an important attraction to ticket buyers actually are there.
to me, the fact that people have to stress over getting 100% funding for the temple project is pretty damned disgustin and silly at this point, and i cringe when i see that larry and the board couldnt find the funds to pay the bands they booked for their own rock concert. *
*pending crowdsourced fundraising round... (local wedding band will be booked if goal isnt achieved)