James Porto-CNN interview about Burning Man

james_porto_cnn_burning_man_08Through a random series of events, namely, commenting on a post on White Ocean’s facebook page which detailed the vandalism they suffered while at Burning Man this year, CNN International reached out to request an interview. They read that I was a veteran burner and apparently that was the only qualification they needed. I agreed and appeared on Richard Quest’s show, Quest Means Business. You can view the short clip here and it includes some of my Burning Man images; it was a blast to be on live TV.

The issue was that White Ocean camp, who gift a massive sound system and incredible lineup of DJ’s had their camp vandalized at this year’s Burning Man. My position is that this type of behavior goes against all the Ten Principles around which the entire event is organized and has no place in magical Black Rock City. Many burners complain that White Ocean is aloof and exclusive however that is a completely separate issue and they do not deserve to have their camp vandalized on account of these complaints.

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