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Downton Abbey versus Burning Man Demise - Mar 3, 2015

For those of you who are not aware of Burning Man, it is an event that started back in the 80’s and got together various cross sections of humanity who wanted to hang out, go nuts and do peace love etc. The event kept going up in price and it eventually moved from Baker Beach in San Francisco to the Nevada desert. It’s signature was a huge bonfire. It lasts many days. Even Grover Norquist, the extremely conservative Washington political performer attended with a gaggle of tech entrepreneurs. Tickets that were able to be afforded by the common person, now costs hundreds of dollars to attend and requires time and material investment of hundreds more. Tickets to the event now cost $390 and are being picked up by scalpers for profit. So much for this original “feel good” hang out event. It’s been taken over by the movers and shakers and is on the death bed. Once Silicon Valley got a hold of it, it was only a matter of time.

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