Here are my notes:
11. Harvie points out that the audience at Disneyland is far less interesting than the audience at Burning Man. Although that is no doubt true, I think this is something of an unfair comparison. The whole point of Burning Man is that the audience is the performance, and the people who attend Burning Man are people who buy into that aesthetic. The Disney parks are based on a more traditional audience / performer dichotomy. I also point out that just our one park that we attended that day had 50,000 or so attendees, and they do numbers like that more or less every day of the year. Burning Man does about 50,000 attendees a year, and the attendees spend a non-trivial amount of the year preparing for that 1 week event. It is certainly an interesting comparison but they (Burning Man and the Disney Parks) are very different sorts of things. I might even call Burning Man a more elite counterculture type of event, which by its very nature can not be sustained year round.
12. Harvie and I both noticed that people seemed to be wearing "custom" mouse ears that were very colorful and creative. Harvie concluded that people had made their own, which was my first impression as well. They are very nice mouse ears, don't get me wrong, but I am pretty sure that everything I saw was for sale at various places in the park. I think that Harvie was observing this through his Burning Man filters and giving the audience a bit too much credit here. The mouse ears were no doubt entertaining and value added however, but I am pretty sure they were an expression of a whimsical purchasing decision not a personal creative endeavor.