Yes, it is true. I have resigned from the Board of Directors of the Burning Man Project. Let’s be real: they weren’t going to kick me out, were they? 😉
Being on the board of directors started to have a teensy weensy bit of negative impact on my pet project of building extravagant theme camps. If I hadn’t been on the board, nobody would have ever heard of Caravancicle. We would have anonymously sat in the middle of a cluster of hyper-expensive concierge camps and nobody would have batted an eye. The negative press generated by my association with the Burning Man Project has impacted our camp in several ways:
- We had to drop our trademarked ‘Sherpa Wear’ line of clothes.
- Our Mistresses of Merriment have asked for post-playa doctor visits to be reimbursed.
- Most of our volunteers have demanded to be paid.
- Our Guides tried to unionize, and even demanded overtime!
None of these things would have happened if I had not joined the board. The bottom line is that the only reason I joined the board was for access to tickets. Now that Larry has decreed that Plug-n-Play camps get real placement, that need has been alleviated. We simply applied as a theme camp, and we got all the tickets we needed. Once that was a done deal, I promptly resigned from the board.
Ironically, it is all the bruhaha over Caravancicle that has finally opened the door to getting Plun-n-Play camps the respect, and more importantly the placement, they deserve. For that, I wish to thank you and everyone else who made such a fuss. Out of the shadows and into the light. You got us the recognition that money alone hadn’t been able to buy!