The bad news for Occupy Movement old-timers, though, is that attending the festival isn’t free. Tickets for the event are $35 for one day and $55 for two days (which is only slightly less than the suddenly-seeming-mainstream Pitchfork Festival) – distinctly 1% prices. There was a VIP package option featuring exclusive gourmet food offerings, though that has since been “discontinued” in favor of true equality.
That said, 50% of the ticket price goes to support Occupy Chicago. The other 50%, well, no one knows for sure. What we do know for sure is that it will be collected by SolidClarity LLC, a registered Illinois corporation. Yes, that’s right, it seems that the Occupy movement has registered a corporation, fully and ironically taking advantage of the protections offered by corporate personhood.
We laugh, but we’re really going to miss them when they’re gone, or they go to grad school or they form their own subcultural civilization and then get wiped out by long-eradicated diseases like the sweating sickness. We’ll miss them.