Nothing quite like a 3½ hour meeting to really make a day great.
What with 45,000 participants (at around $250 a pop), arson, a suicide and former partners suing each other over Black Rock City, LLC, it appears as if Burning Man has jumped the shark (then again, I thought the whole gig was up when Wired Magazine made Burning Man the cover story back in 1996).
Update on Friday, August 31st, 2007
I just received the following comment from resilient:
Yup! [1998 and 1999] are the two years I went. On the last year I
went I heard about people taking their business partners to the
event for networking purposes and that's when I knew the glory days
were totally over.
I found the following article about Burning Man rather amusing.
Maybe it's a coincidence that local health workers have
complained to me that they think there's a noticeable increase in
around the Bay Area after Labor Day weekend, presumably from those
who found bliss and new friends for life (of the genital virus
variety) while spreading the, um, love and art at Black Rock City
… The Man might be burning, but so is your ass. It's no wonder
the attendees are called “burners.”
Man and safer sex
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