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Old 03-23-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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I know there are a few fellow burners here- so just a friendly reminder about ticket registration....
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How much are tickets this year?
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I Believe 425. I think 24 dollars go to the Organization, and the other 401 dollars go to line the pockets of the BLM and other state and federal leeches.....
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Seriously, the government is in on the money grab for Burning Man?
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dayum i never realized BM was a pricey endeavor... , but alas there im sure are permits and porta potty rental fees and cleanup crews and all other kinds of stuff that goes into it as big as it seems to be now...

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dayum i never realized BM was a pricey endeavor... , but alas there im sure are permits and porta potty rental fees and cleanup crews and all other kinds of stuff that goes into it as big as it seems to be now...

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Yup! I went in 1999 and 2009. Big difference in those years. In 99, I was able to buy my ticket at the gate for $110! Couldn't do that in 2009. Had to buy online for over $350...ouch! In 99 - the population just hit 20,000 and that was a big deal! Now, its around 60-70,000 I think...

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Is that desert a park? Even if it is a park, prices like that are simply price gouging from the government. How big a mess do they make out there that Parks and Recreation needs to charge that kind of fees?

If I pay that much to go to a party, Parks a Recreation probably needs to supply the booze and entertainment.
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Is that desert a park? Even if it is a park, prices like that are simply price gouging from the government. How big a mess do they make out there that Parks and Recreation needs to charge that kind of fees?

If I pay that much to go to a party, Parks a Recreation probably needs to supply the booze and entertainment.
They do make a HUGE mess.
And its not just the greedy govt... the whole thing has become a giant money grab.
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A non profit whose board get huge salaries.
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Oh, I'm starting to understand now. Thanks for the link.

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Even the cleanup is volunteer, necessary based on the permit from Parks Dept. Like your article said, the board members profit from thousands of hours of volunteer labor. No mention of free tickets for the volunteers either.



I love hippie gatherings and it would be a lot of fun to see the artsy vehicles and other interesting things. Besides, who doesn't love a good week long party? Still those dust storms don't look like a good time.
The information demonstrating greed and deception by the board about ticket pricing is easily available, although I've never looked it up before. It's a massive event (over 70,000), but honestly I'm surprised the hippies will pay that much to go there. I have no doubt that it's a good time there, but people I know said it was miserable with dust and grit blowing in the strong wind most of the time.
Bus camping would be the way to go, especially if you had a shower to rise off with.
I'm not the accountant type, but there was mention of over $7,000,000 in value. The board members give themselves $48,000 each as disclosed paid board members, unusual for a non-profit entity, but they are also allowed to withdraw unbridled amounts as bonuses and expenses. Disclosure is practically non-existant from the board, and they seem to continue to put out false information.
This is a money grab hidden behind a non-profit. Nondisclosure allows them to continue. The weird part is they could run the entire thing as a normal business venture.
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