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by Steel Kitty
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 98608

Re: Plug & Play Camping

Let me just say that I hate all videos about Burning Man because absolutely zero of them represent my experience. Except the Soul in the Machine demo vid and maybe some old Mutaytor shit. And the fireworks. It's hard to fuck up fireworks. I think every time Burning Man is captured on film and sold ...
by Steel Kitty
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 98608

Re: Plug & Play Camping

I always wondered what that sea of RV's was, sitting out on the Playa a week before the event. Now I know.

As with any adventure destination, money will get you anything you want.
by Steel Kitty
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Announcing the "Crush your Hopes" INSTEP Program
Replies: 24
Views: 4198

Re: Announcing the "Crush your Hopes" INSTEP Program

[quote]... the burners who have struggled so hard to keep consumerism, commercialism and the evil hands of capitalism from destroying the "experiment" in exchange for entertainment. [/quote] You're forgetting that a percentage (most likely a large one) of people going this year don't know the first ...
by Steel Kitty
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Acceptance
Replies: 67
Views: 7189

Re: Acceptance

[quote="mullenc525"][quote="Wrath"] Really? I want virgins to see the sickest shit ever. I want them riding an airship sipping a mimosa wondering how the rest of the world is so behind the times. Furthermore I [i]really really[/i] want demand to quintuple next year. Force the issue.[/quote] ^This. I...
by Steel Kitty
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets AVAILABLE
Replies: 44
Views: 3875

Re: Tickets AVAILABLE

Actually, once I saw that MTV might actually be sending the Jersey Shore kids to Burning Man, well, I don't know if I really want a ticket. Or maybe I do, just so I can see the train wreck when a duststorm blows up on JWOWW!! http://gawker.com/5464481/where-in-the-world-should-jersey-shore-season-tw...
by Steel Kitty
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 : Take back Burning Man
Replies: 84
Views: 11023

Re: 2012 : Take back Burning Man

I meant my original post to be somewhat sarcastic. I'm kind of wondering why we don't do several festivals -- Burning Man 1, Burning Man 2, etc. every year. Space them out by about a month so they don't impact the American Association of Rocketry (check out that nice rocket through a tire out in fro...
by Steel Kitty
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Burners In Exile
Replies: 0
Views: 633

Burners In Exile

That's right friends. You didn't get a ticket this year because of the damn Lottery. Even though you gamed the system by getting your in-laws to register for you. Damnit to hell!! S@#$@ that! Join our merry little bunch planning on doing it OUR way. Your inclusion and participation is what's necessa...
by Steel Kitty
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: BRC Fails to even search for duplicate names??
Replies: 21
Views: 1662

Re: BRC Fails to even search for duplicate names??

Ticket Brokering is big business. I know of one friend who does this professionally. Here are some links for some really useful information on the amount of information that exists for people who don't really care about the event, but see Burning Man as an event that has scarcity, like the Super Bow...
by Steel Kitty
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 266
Views: 21409

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

Trilobyte wrote: "What I've seen a lot of, through anecdotal posts on the boards and on Facebook is that there are an unprecedented number of brand new burners planning to come to Black Rock City. Lots and lots and lots of first timers. Not the vast majority or anything, but more than I've ever seen...
by Steel Kitty
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets AVAILABLE
Replies: 44
Views: 3875

Re: Tickets AVAILABLE

[quote="tinydancr"][quote="Bounce530"][quote="tinydancr"]yes, feed the scalpers and profit hungry fucks.[/quote] Easy to say when you've(or your associates) won the lottery.[/quote] Huh? I didn't win the lottery and am not sure what I said that made you assume so. Silly. I will get a ticket either w...
by Steel Kitty
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Scalping Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 2991

Re: Scalping Discussion

I think we all want to believe in the ideology of not buying a scalped ticket, but I know of one ticket buying service in Dallas who employs people to buy tickets with their own credit cards and will pay a finders fee and premium for doing so. The ticket service does this for every single game/event...
by Steel Kitty
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets AVAILABLE
Replies: 44
Views: 3875

Re: Tickets AVAILABLE

Unfortunately, there will be scalpers holding tickets. It's not going to change. I'm not happy about it, but I spend a shitload on bringing out a huge camp every year and I can't really afford to dick around with finding/sourcing tickets when I spend, on average, another 2-3K on getting my stuff out...
by Steel Kitty
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets AVAILABLE
Replies: 44
Views: 3875

Tickets AVAILABLE

I'll get mine on StubHub or Ebay as they're already showing up there for more/less than face value. I didn't get selected by the lottery, but I just bought mine here. If I pay a premium of $100 or $200 to assure my place on the playa, so be it. Using BM's STEP program is like owning and registering ...
by Steel Kitty
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 46266

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Yeah, we didn't have enough on the card at the time of getting remotely charged.. and I think we lost out.

There are other options this year, and probably better that I didn't spend the $3-4K that I normally do on
building out the art car/camp etc.

BM has jumped the shark. Long live BM.
by Steel Kitty
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 : Take back Burning Man
Replies: 84
Views: 11023

Re: 2012 : Take back Burning Man

I feel like that scene from Animal House...

Right at .38 .. <snark>

by Steel Kitty
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 : Take back Burning Man
Replies: 84
Views: 11023

Re: 2012 : Take back Burning Man

Two hundred square miles of playa don't get shut down, only the area leading into where BM locates the event. There are myriad number of ways to get on/off the playa without going through Gerlach. It's a bit more complicated, but the roads are gravel and not too bad. Go north of the event site by ab...
by Steel Kitty
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Let's see a positive turnaround here.
Replies: 50
Views: 2941

Re: Let's see a positive turnaround here.

Better count in travel costs from Texas, renting (with your friends.. an RV), costumes, and alcohol. So, that's $400 in travel costs, $250 for your part in an RV, Stuff you buy at Target/Walmart in Reno $150, camp dues, stuff breaking down that you can't control.. etc. IF this was Coachella, for exa...
by Steel Kitty
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 : Take back Burning Man
Replies: 84
Views: 11023

Re: 2012 : Take back Burning Man

[quote="ygmir"]4th of Juplaya?[/quote]

Interesting that it falls on Independence Day? Maybe we can proclaim independence from the BORG?
by Steel Kitty
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 : Take back Burning Man
Replies: 84
Views: 11023

2012 : Take back Burning Man

That's right, Fellow Burners! Pay the Federal Parks and Recreation system your Camping Fees, ($4 a day for seven days) Bring a small compact porta john for you and your campmates, and we all agree to show up in Early August on the Playa. (or somewhere) This is quite possible given the myriad ways of...
by Steel Kitty
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012
Replies: 1163
Views: 76093

Re: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012

Perhaps it's been said on here but Glastonbury (175,000 participants) has a very nice way of preventing scalpers. Here's the text: Full information about how to buy tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2013 will be posted here during the course of 2012. For the moment, please refer to the basic informat...
by Steel Kitty
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012
Replies: 1163
Views: 76093

Re: New Burningman Ticket Process - 2012

Think maybe it's time to stop going after 13 years, and support one of the local alternative festivals. End of an era. I can't imagine any theme camps actually investing in infrastructure if they *may* not go due to bad luck. I know that I would be reluctant to build anything substantial with the un...
by Steel Kitty
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: Burningman in 20 years
Replies: 44
Views: 30431

Rock Lobster

Falk, that already happened. We had the misfortune (or were somehow damned in hell on the way there) of locating next to the "art" car covered in plush, cutesy toys blaring a repeating tracklist that included the venerable B-52's Rock Lobster. Over. And Over. And Over again for the entire fucking we...
by Steel Kitty
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: THE LAST YEAR OF THE DEEP END CAMP?
Replies: 29
Views: 17476

still waiting...

I'm still waiting on my cool DEEP END hanky and tee-shirt I bought last year. You know, the orange one with the deep end logo.

Guess that was the joke after all. Fuck.
by Steel Kitty
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Billionaire Camps
Replies: 148
Views: 52426

Just like anything in life..

Simon, I'm sad to see you go. Thank you for the great times. I've gone over to Opulent Temple every year (except this one, sadly) and helped them moop because I knew that come Monday morning after the burn, nobody would be helping them. This year I was living the dream and being completely selfish. ...
by Steel Kitty
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man has jumped the shark
Replies: 95
Views: 21760

Jumping the shark?

I had a fucking great time this past year. I didn't give a rats ass what the theme was, and I had a great time doing abso-fucking-nothing the whole week. We put on a show, had a great time entertaining people, and generally had a fun time doing nothing. Yeah, the playa this year was all mushy so bik...
by Steel Kitty
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 Event - Cheers and Jeers!
Replies: 63
Views: 26132

2008 Event - Cheers and Jeers!

Opinions everyone? Cheers -- 1) Pancake camp, for serving everyone on the playa. Even those folks who didn't gift them anything. 2) The tarot readers in center camp, who, despite the whiteout, kept giving readings to people in line. 3) Soulicious for throwing down the best music and brunch on Saturd...
by Steel Kitty
Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Muslims at Burning Man?
Replies: 155
Views: 72603

my 02

people can make all the distinctions they want about how Christians, Jews, Hindus, et. al are all alike.. with the exception being: In the Modern age.. the PRESENT, there exists no other religion which advocates KILLING by stoning or other means, for various offenses. Eric, of the many sects of chri...
by Steel Kitty
Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: connectivity to the outside world? Separation?
Replies: 0
Views: 875

connectivity to the outside world? Separation?

How do you feel about connections to the outside world? Cell phones? Electricity? Services? "Does it bring us together, or draw us apart?" is the question I think you should ask in considering whether to bring a technology out here on the Playa. My personal belief is that cell-phones and wi-fi only ...
by Steel Kitty
Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Video of the Burn is now posted
Replies: 2
Views: 5052

yay!

Now I don't even have to leave my outrageously huge RV (with Dish Network and all the comforts of home) to watch the Burn. yay!

<end dripping sarcasm>
by Steel Kitty
Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Thank you Piranha Bus
Replies: 2
Views: 5011

Thank you Piranha Bus

To the camp with the Red Piranha mutant school bus... I didn't get the name of your camp (anyone, anyone?) but your DJ's rocked out an amazing set at the Man on Saturday. I can't thank you guys (and girls) enough for playing some amazing music during the burn. If I could get my hands on that track (...

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