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.
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