Nothing will ever change regarding PnP's. They are here to stay. Period. Burning Man has evolved, and has succumb to heavy duty money. If you're too blind to be unable to grasp what kind of behind the scenes activity goes down then so be it. All of these proposed solutions and brainstorming to try and abolish PnP's is absolutely pointless. At this point, its now a matter of keeping some sort of balance between PnP's and "regular" camps...thats it.
It's an absolute shame that scumbag camps like PlayASkool make such strong returns year after year for their camp. They are lowlifes, but no dummies. Mike Henderson works in Finance in the UK, Sasha Jensen works with Wall Street and VC.. Janus is a douchebag but a bit of a bozo. The laughable thing about their Information booklet is that its littered with language stating that they are NOT PnP, which is a total farce.
This is not a free-ride Plug & Play camp. We expect you to come, participate, build, clean- up, breakdown, help and SHARE.
Lastly...we will be expecting EVERYONE to volunteer for 2 x 2.5 hour shifts. Play)A(Skool cannot
run itself. If you don’t want to lift a finger, there are camps that charge $15,000+ per person for
the pleasure. We will need your help before, during and after the week and we will be
contacting you to ask where/how you can VOLUNTEER.
... in reality the camp is already setup before majority of the members arrive. Nothing to build really..nothing to cook..and most people ride off into the Sunset on Sunday night and then their staff begin breakdown. They mention that there are camps that charge 15k per person, but if you total up all of the costs they want, its essentially the same. Camp fee of $500 + RV PARKING SPOT up to $8.5k + Actual RV + Supplies. At least the 15k PnPs cover transport, equipment/bikes, RV... this is just fucking idiocy here... 6-8k for a fucking spot to park your RV. Yet clueless assholes with money to spend and NO concept of the event will happily pay this...because they don't know anybetter..
They act as if they always need to be in the org's good graces and make sure members know that they are working hard with placement to find the best place possible..which is a load of shit. They always get put in their same spot on 10 near Kazbah [Speaking of Kazbah their moop map area looks like 2 volcanos dumped red hot magma all over their ENTIRE camp radius...but guess what..that phallus will be planted in the same spot next year], RH, and etc. It's all one giant facade, one which has Janus and crew pulling their dusty puds and laughing to the bank..while guys like Mario leave BM with a "wtf" experience.. sadly there will be another 5-6 Mario's in line waiting to apply to PlayaSkool this year..and the same regurgitated bullshit will ensue.
This is what the event has become, and it wont ever change. It's an absolute travesty how some of these big PnP camps are making heavy ROI, and then greasing the right palms before heading back to reality, but guess what..it wont ever change. For every Lovin Oven camp, theres 3 Humano the Tribes..