For his 50th birthday, Jim Tananbaum, chief executive officer of Foresite Capital, threw himself an extravagant party at Burning Man, the annual sybaritic arts festival and all-hours rave that attracts 60,000-plus to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada over the week before Labor Day. Tananbaum’s bash went so well, he decided to host an even more elaborate one the following year. In 2014 he’d invite up to 120 people to join him at a camp that would make the Burning Man experience feel something like staying at a pop-up W Hotel. To fund his grand venture, he’d charge $16,500 per head.



I'd be interested to here what you have to say though, the article finishes with one of the people on the board for BM talking about the all inclusiveness idea they try to promote. I can't see it mattering much if they are in a private campsite. Just like staying at a gated resort in another country you miss out on a lot of opportunities to experience the culture.

posted by thenewgreen: 1562 days ago