I TOLD you, Burning Man is over, here’s why.

07 Feb

A few months ago I wrote a blog about how Burning Man was done and gave some reasons why.

And almost all of it was dis-proven.

Except for the “It’s all over part.” That is.

I realize that my original theory was flawed.

You cannot shut down a massive event like this overnight.

Why shut it down when you can evolve it.

This gets even more sinister.

This years Art Theme is Fertility 2.0

As in, to create something new.

It begins with the current ticket fiasco.

In a somewhat confusing move, the powers that be in the Burning Man Org have changed the ticket selling process and making it a lottery.


A lottery implies some sort of randomness to it.

But why would you need to take all of that demographic information down for a supposed blind drawing?

Because it wasn’t blind, it was fixed.

Did you say that?

Yes I did.

So, if the fix was in, what was the purpose?

To change the event.

But the experienced burners would never let that happen.

Would they?

Except that, with very, very few exceptions, almost no veteran Burners got tickets.

So, if a HUGE percentage of the attendees are brand new to the event, where will all the veteran burners be next year?

At the regional events.

That is the master plan.

The main Burn is chicken scratch compared to a couple dozen events thru out the year.

Each with their own flavor and feel.

Is all of this based of guessing and horse shit theory?

Pretty much.

But that doesn’t mean its wrong.

I am fully expecting hate mail and to be ripped apart on this one.

So be it.

Doesn’t mean its wrong, though.


Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “I TOLD you, Burning Man is over, here’s why.

  1. cr

    February 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Todays blog sucks balls. I know – if I dont like it I dont have to read it. Blah Blah Blah – You owe me ten bucks. Now make me laugh blog boy!

    • Bittermac

      February 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      What are you, homeless? I don’t have any change. Go hang out by Starbucks and beg like the rest. Bite me.

  2. lee braman

    February 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    dude been to the burn last 5 years….yes last year with the tickets were screwed up….but i was able to buy from guy on side of road for 400.00…..which i thought was not a bad deal…….tickets face value was like 350.00….the real vets of the burn will never die……they get in some way or the other

    • Bittermac

      February 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      This will be my 5th year. I think the big push is build the regionals. Or, I could just be trying to start some trouble.


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