CBS News did a video story on “Silicon Valley Elite Accused of Ruining Burning Man”. Larry insists that they’re not, that people have been saying “Burning Man is ruined” since the beginning, and in fact every demographic migration enriches the culture. So the culture should be awesome in the future, once politicians, Broners, and Safari tourists fill the spots formerly held by the artists and techies. It seems this Sherpa idea is a real drawcard for Virgins.
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UGH, thanks for reminding me why I disconnected my TV many years ago. Such banal idiocy and ignorance.
I fuckin love seeing that art car (board meeting i think) and its well dressed crew! They wear shorts not pants under their suits. last time they passed me on the playa, someone asked me if I got the memo and to be on time for the big company meeting. Of course I was naked and baked so I said hell yeah! Those guys rule!
CBS (and other mainstream media) should not report on Burning Man, they were 100% clueless and just threw in a bunch of words like “billionaires” “sherpas” “hippies” free-spirit”… done!
Not available in our country. Really *rolls eyes
Whatever we might like to think, very little “may seem like an unlikely playground for wealthy capitalists.”
is that guy really in a suit? he looks like he fits in oh so well
That suited dude is on the mobile boardroom, a fantastic and subversive art car out of Vancouver that has been coming to BM for the past 10 years or so. The suits, laptops, and coffee mugs are part of the gag.
Damn. Wish I had thought of that! Could skip the WalMart shopping spree and just pack like a normal trip – maybe schedule some work on the way.