Burning Man bans ‘Billionaire Camp’, rejects Rich and Superficial Culture

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After a serious amount of complaints following last year’s edition of Burning Man, CEO Marian Goodell vows to make changes.

In an effort to keep the simplistic and natural culture of Burning Man, the “Billionaire Camp” has officially been banned. After seeing what the rich and famous did to Fyre Festival, this seems to be a last ditch effort to keep Burning Man from evolving into a reality TV show.

“One of the most distressing trends is the increase of participants who don’t seem invested in co-creating Black Rock City, and are attending as consumers.”

“Mass consumption in our default world, ticket scarcity and some elaborate luxury camps have contributed to the rise of a playa “convenience culture.” In some cases, camps or companies are offering “all inclusive” pre-packaged Burning Man experiences, claiming they will preemptively meet all of their client’s needs.”

“Burning Man is anything but convenient, and therein lies its transformative potential!”

Following last year’s gathering in Black Rock City, Burning Man recorded numerous complaints regarding the negative and immature cultural. One of the most alarming themes that emerged was false promising’s and a superficial setting.

Seems like Burning Man is taking a stand to prevent a mainstream culture.