ANON1234 wrote:This is a long thread so I did not read it all.
I just did my first burn and everyone I met except for one was friendly.
Me and a few virgin friends went to the blackhole not knowing what the bar was.
As we went to enter a 20 somthing year old who said he worked at the gate told us to get lost and that we were not welcome.
He was very aggressive/drunk and insulted my Australian friends accent.
After talking to more experienced burners I heard many similar stories.
Having only burned once, I love burning man and the people I met with the exception of DPW staff.
From now on I will avoid DPW staff like racists cops... they both seem to feel that they are better than the group they are not a part of and abuse their authority.
I'm thankful for what DPW staff does.. but I wish they would give a shit about the 10 principles..
If someone who manages DPW staff reads this, I think it would be useful to spend sometime talking to the staff of the 10 principles.
The Black Hole is the GP&E (Gate Perimeter and Exodus) Bar - Not DPW