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by bleurose51
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 29214

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

Looking at those numbers, even assuming a reporting bias, and making an assumption that even HALF of the people in those camps actually DID order tickets in the lottery (hopefully more, but lets be conservative), that means something like 44 out of 350 tickets ordered, or just over 12% were fulfille...
by bleurose51
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 8075

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

[quote]The claims of bleurose51 are not accurate when it comes to the Lamplighters. People who volunteer with Lamplighters are not guaranteed a ticket to Burning Man. Q. If I promise to work at Lamplighters, can I get a free ticket? A. Nope. But what you'll get in return will far exceed your expecta...
by bleurose51
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Lets start talking about how to fix this
Replies: 82
Views: 8075

Re: Lets start talking about how to fix this

Random comments/responses: 1. Regardless of the lottery, this year has NOTHING to do with last year. Anyone who thinks that this year's ticket sales would have worked "the same" as last year's (lottery or not) is smoking crack. The problem this year was caused NOT by the lottery (although that didn'...
by bleurose51
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 29214

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

The 1.7 number quoted was the average number of tickets order per request, i.e., if 100 people ordered tickets, then 70 ordered 2 tickets and 30 ordered 1 ticket, i.e., 70*2 + 30 = 170/100 = 1.7. That number in no way told us how many ticket requests were actually submitted. As noted, it could have ...
by bleurose51
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme
Topic: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man burn?
Replies: 80
Views: 20749

Re: Doesn't the new theme get posted right after the Man bur

I specifically remember that both Beyond Belief (2003) and Vault of Heaven (2004) weren't announced until very early January a few weeks before tickets went on sale for those years. I missed 2005 and 2006 but I vaguely remember The Green Man (2007) being announced earlier in the fall, possibly very ...
by bleurose51
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: I want to make a mutant vehicle for BM
Replies: 66
Views: 18069

Re: I want to make a mutant vehicle for BM

Hi, I worked DMV this year and it was quite eye-opening. First of all, BEFORE you even start to worry about the mechanics of an art car, come up with a concept of what you want to do. Read all the info about mutant vehicles on the burning man website (I assume you have already done that - if NOT, yo...
by bleurose51
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

By the way, I believe any 3- or 4-wheel undecorated vehicles that were tooling around were probably licensed for disabled patrons. That is permitted by the rules.
by bleurose51
Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

Maybe its even time to have more organized "viewing" areas. The worst thing this year was the number of people who tried to crowd in front of those who were already sitting or standing, as if coming late was justification to push and shove through the crowd to get a better view. Most of the time, pe...
by bleurose51
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

Oh, and also maybe its time to move the people and vehicle perimeters around the Man burn back a ways. My last burn, 2003, had 33,000, this one was almost 50,000, almost a 50% increase. Yet, as best as I can tell, the perimeters for both people and art cars hasn't changed a bit. Anyone who understan...
by bleurose51
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

I don't think anyone should think of themselves as "guilty" of bringing an RV. I have been to 5 burns, this is the first with an RV, and I don't feel guilty. As Jack pointed out, there were a LOT of pros and a few cons. As a relatively experienced burner, I used my RV as I think it should be used, a...
by bleurose51
Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

My wife had an interesting idea. 1. Start having a separate ticket for people and vehicles. Vehicle tickets should be based on size and should be limited. I.e., no more than say 5,000 RV tickets and 2,500 big truck tickets would be sold. Cut off sales for RV tickets on August 15 or some earlier date...
by bleurose51
Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

Banning RVs is probably an interesting thing to ponder. We went in an RV this year for the first time and it was very enjoyable (fresh shower water every day without the need to deal with greywater problems). However, I also realized that some of the "burning man" experience got lost in our shelter....
by bleurose51
Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

I guess this is just the pains of growth. I don't see any rational way to deal with it. What worked in a society of 10,000 works very differently in a society of 40,000. It isn't surprising that there needs to be more rules, better enforcement, etc. Most of the ideas suggested are unworkable. You ca...
by bleurose51
Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Some Theme Camps unaproachable
Replies: 159
Views: 50200

My point was that the purpose of an "art car" is the "art", not the "car". In addition, a mutant vehicle MUST have a license and as with any license, it comes with obligations and responsibilities. So when you say if I have space because I am enroute to pick someone up, my point was precisely that t...
by bleurose51
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

On the subject of golf carts, I saw several undecorated carts but when I approached them, learned that they were for disabled people. I think we should be careful before we jump to conclusions about those carts, they may be correctly licensed by the DMV if the users are handicapped. As far as I can ...
by bleurose51
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Some Theme Camps unaproachable
Replies: 159
Views: 50200

Ah, interesting. It does not appear that the DMV has any requirement for carrying passengers. I do think it SHOULD require that any art car en route that has empty space should be required to offer a ride to anyone who wants it, and once someone gets on, you should NEVER be required to exit at any p...
by bleurose51
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

Here is a rant. I thought the so-called "reformatted" Playa Guide SUCKED ROCKS! In previous years, the listing of events with descriptions also included the times/dates of the events. By separating the descriptions and times, it made it damn near impossible to find out WHAT event had good hot raw se...
by bleurose51
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 18687

Unfortunately I don't think it would help all that much. What would happen is some enterprising entrepreneur will purchase 500 or 1000 tickets the day before ticket sales end from BRC LLC and then go into business selling those tickets are a REALLY STEEP premium and make a lot of money to boot. The ...
by bleurose51
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Entrance signs... can we read them anywhere else?
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Entrance signs... can we read them anywhere else?

We all come to BRC through the front entrance (well maybe not ALL, but certainly 99.9% of us) and depending on when we get there, we have a good/not so good chance of being able to READ the entrance signs on the way to the security and greeter gates. This year, I was VERY tired when we arrived (driv...
by bleurose51
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The Oil Derrick Burn Thing
Replies: 44
Views: 12982

The appropriate response to the PA jerks was "fuck you, I paid for my ticket." Do you think they could actually MAKE you move? Let THEM move and get a different shot. I agree, the commercialization of that was one of the reasons we decided to NOT go see that burn. However, I have to say, we were wat...
by bleurose51
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Some Theme Camps unaproachable
Replies: 159
Views: 50200

To be fair, a couple of blocks in from 3:00 and Landfill isn't precisely "prime real estate". We were at 2:30 and Intertidal and we saw a few theme camps like that too. On the other hand, if you wandered around between Arctic and Estuary from about 4:00 to 8:00 or around the plazas, you would find t...
by bleurose51
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Entrance signs... is there a web page?
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Entrance signs... is there a web page?

We all come to BRC through the front entrance (well maybe not ALL, but certainly 99.9% of us) and depending on when we get there, we have a good/not so good chance of being able to READ the entrance signs on the way to the security and greeter gates. This year, I was VERY tired when we arrived (driv...

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