Yea i agree. In 2014 they charged 380$ and 66,000 showed up! Is my math right? 25,000,000$
hell of a take that year! They got greedy IMOI
It was free for the first 4 years. then went to 30$. and up from there.
The BLM Special Use Permit costs about 10 million dollars now, they raise it yearly. If anyone is getting greedy, it's Uncle Sam.
From Burning Man Org, referencing 2013:
On that note, we’d like to shed some light on what it costs us to build this incredible city every year. The Black Rock Desert is public land, but we don’t get to use it for free. It also takes a lot of equipment and hours of labor to put things together out there. The following are just a few highlights of costs we incurred in 2013:
The space we use is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and our 2013 fees to them totaled $4,522,952.
Our 2013 cost for Rental Equipment (heavy machinery, portable buildings, staff radio gear, cars and trucks) came to $1,166,307.
Port-o-potties are crucial for our fair city and those related costs alone racked up to $970,836.
To offset the impact that our temporary population has on emergency services in the local area, we pay $301,660 to local agencies such as county law enforcement, Paiute Nation, and Nevada Highway Patrol.
We still take care of our own though, and our on-playa medical services costs came to $455,024.
Getting tickets printed and shipped is also a nice chunk of change, coming in at $479,741 last year.
Building our iconic center piece, The Man, isn’t cheap either. Last year we spent $407,055 to bring it to life and share the ritual of burning it down.
The other “Man” — the government — likes his cut as well and we paid $1,021,851 last year in taxes and other licensing fees.
Edited by TurkeyRanch, 25 April 2015 - 09:44 AM.