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					Burning Man                                              www.burningman.com




August 21, 2002

To Whom It May Concern:

Burning Man is a weeklong arts festival held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. During the
week of the event, participants from all over the world convene to build a temporary city dedicated
to self-expression, interactive art and gift giving. One of the values we uphold readily as a
community is that of non-commercialization. We operate on a gift economy emphasizing the
principles of self-reliance and gift giving. Nothing at our event is for sale other than ice and coffee
drinks, the proceeds of which are donated to the local community.

Tickets are $135-$250 depending upon when they are purchased. Funds from ticket sales are
wholly dedicated to paying for the essential services we require during the event. This in no way
includes entertainment. There is no centrally booked nor paid entertainment whatsoever at the
event – it is dependent upon participants to provide the entertainment as a form of gift-giving.

We ask that you realize the Canadian citizens coming into the United States to attend the Burning
Man festival are not paid agents, receiving no monies whatsoever from the Burning Man
Organization nor from their fellow participants. For this reason, we ask you grant them entry into
the U.S. with the express understanding that they do not require a visa to work in the U.S.

We thank you for your time and prompt attention in helping Canadian citizens expedite their entry
into the U.S.

Sincerely,

Marian Goodell
Business &Communications Director,
Burning Man
Black Rock City, LLC




 Burning Man PO Box 884688 San Francisco CA 94188
       phone 415.865.3800 fax 415.865.3820

				
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