This event is not about commerce. It's one thing to sell an NFL or concert or music festival ticket for profit. Those things are all about profit, and I don't see any reason why a ticket-holder shouldn't get in on that revenue-stream.
But this is essentially a non-profit event, that is an experiment in alternatives to commerce. If tickets become so expensive that only the wealthy can afford them, it sabotages the experiment.
Please help us preserve the nature of this event.
I just signed the following petition addressed to: StubHub.
Stop selling Burning Man Tickets at above their face value
Burning Man is not simply a concert or a sporting event. It is a community. By reselling tickets above face value, StubHub is contributing to a black market that is destroying the Burning Man community. StubHub should immediately stop the reselling of Burning Man tickets above face value.
We will not use StubHub for any future purchases if they continue to sell Burning Man tickets above face value.
Thomas Hunt started this petition with a single signature, and now has 336 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.