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.
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?
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.