People have complained about the cost of Burning Man tickets for years, and we’ve listened.
So we’ve spent the last couple months investigating new revenue streams that would allow us to reduce ticket prices (which are our only major source of revenue) while maintaining the operational budget necessary to produce the Burning Man event and continue growing our culture around the world. After much discussion and deliberation at Burning Man Headquarters, we’ve decided to move forward with the first of these initiatives.
You’ll notice some of these changes reflected on the Burning Man website homepage starting today, and you’ll see them in Black Rock City as well at this year.
We realize that this change represents a significant evolution of Burning Man’s cultural ethos, and as such, we welcome your feedback about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Happy April Fools’ Day everybody!