New York Times joins the discussion of Gate-gate

Organizers said they were looking at a multipronged solution that might include printing names on tickets to discourage scalping, requesting that the federal Bureau of Land Management increase the cap on participants allowed on the site and perhaps distributing some of the remaining 10,000 tickets scheduled to go on sale in March to established theme camps.

Multi-pronged, huh? That brings to mind an image sort of like this:

The NYT story reminds us that Burner culture is now mainstream, and goes everywhere around the world. Even good ‘ole Kentucky!

“This is a Burning Man cataclysm,” said Mick Jeffries, 46, a ticketless graphic designer from Lexington, Ky. “The people who did not get tickets are the people who make Burning Man captivating.”

For several years Mr. Jeffries has been a lead organizer of the Kentucky Fried Camp, a group of several dozen Burners who serve up a daily breakfast of fried baloney and shots of bourbon (free, of course, since Burning Man operates on a “gift economy”).

The camp had big plans to add deep-fried Twix bars to the menu this year, but only two people who entered the lottery got tickets — not the quorum needed to run the kitchen.

No Kentucky fried baloney Twix’t the bourbons? A cataclysm indeed.

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