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by vargaso
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 108
Views: 7838

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

from the BM twitter: "We are experiencing unexpected technical issues with today's ticket sale. We're sorry for the difficulty and are looking into what happened. We will share more info when it's available. #burningman #ticketing #blackrockcity #brc2019 #bmantickets" "Unexpected." Hahaha!! I total...
by vargaso
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 108
Views: 7838

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

Eplaya is very slow, with intermittent "cannot handle request" errors. Relatedly, the ticket waiting page is on a burningman.org domain. So basically, that domain is getting hammered right now. I'm sure the IT team scaled up capacity for today, but not enough. That said, even if all of AWS was avail...
by vargaso
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 108
Views: 7838

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

Same here. I clicked the button from Burner Profile right at noon, got the "you're early" message until about 12:02, now I'm in recycle arrow limbo. On the upside, I'm having a noontime beer.
by vargaso
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Is there a waiting room for the main sale still?
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Is there a waiting room for the main sale still?

No waiting room. I clicked my Burner Profile button right at noon, "you're early" message displayed until about 12:02, then page updated. Ha. Once again, it's a crapshoot. Maybe some day I'll return...
by vargaso
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17135
Views: 1473337

Re: Fuck!

Fuck. I'm on an all night conference call for work. FUCK.
by vargaso
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Cacophony in action 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Cacophony in action 2018

Love it.
by vargaso
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture
Replies: 22
Views: 6168

Re: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture

http://uprightandstowed.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341cab4853ef0120a569eaf6970b-500wi 2009 Though not particularly lethal, it was a theme park of danger, pain, injuries and goddamn quality family fun! Lots of road rash that year. The only injury I've ever sustained at Burning Man was from that goddamned ...
by vargaso
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP Larry Harvey
Replies: 31
Views: 10263

Re: RIP Larry Harvey

Burning Man would not still be happening today (for better or worse) if not for Larry. Hell, it probably wouldn't have made it past the 90s. RIP and thanks.
by vargaso
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 40
Views: 8950

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

2007 was my first year, so I missed out on a lot of the early days stuff, but at least for my first 3 years there was no widespread internet access. As with all other aspects of life on Earth, goddamn smartphones drastically changed the event.
by vargaso
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 16184

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

Now Federal and local authorities may ask for more staff, comms, surveillance and whatnot, but I doubt it will be physical barriers and the likes. Token I really hope you're right. I didn't care for that fence around the temple. Fingers crossed. The fence was a knee-jerk situational thing. Needed a...
by vargaso
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3108
Views: 400480

Re: Rest In Peace

Meat Hunter wrote:Rest In Peace - Tom Petty....

Saw him in Sacramento just over a month ago, he and the band sounded great. Very sad.
by vargaso
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 6550

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

Well us Leos are known for being a bit aggressive. Must be something about the month of August. It's in the stars, baby!!
by vargaso
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 16184

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

maladroit wrote:They could just have a Man unplugging ceremony.

HAHA!!
by vargaso
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?
Replies: 5
Views: 2567

Re: Why did Burning Man go to the Hualapai Flat in 1997?

I know why and that was just from casual reading about the event. And you're doing a presentation on it? I'll never understand people taking the time to create a thread on an internet message board basically asking "can you Google this for me." For fuck's sake, man!
by vargaso
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 16184

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

The Man and Temple burns are over. The yahoos have ruined something once again. Time to make something else the centerpiece of the event. What would happen if the BMORG staged a Man burn and nobody came? It would be beautiful.
by vargaso
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 16184

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

Or, you know, leave before the Man burn. For chrissakes, if you've seen one you've seen 'em all. It's a shitshow at this point, with hedge fund art cars jockeying for which can be the most ostentatious and annoying eye- ear-sore, and wasted yahoos stumbling around like it's Bourbon St on Mardi Gras....
by vargaso
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3068
Views: 265699

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Perpetual Burn wrote:I see one Burner... the rest are politicians...

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Yeeaahh maaaaannn...
by vargaso
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 148
Views: 31322

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

Oh my fucking Dog, not this tired thing. It's burning man. Do whatever the fuck you want. That's what is done there. Wanna parade naked with your dick in a taco, done and done. Wanna be a rabbi for a day - fucking far out. Need to be Jesus on a cross for a day - there's a place for that too. Wanna ...
by vargaso
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 10642

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Bear Pope's No-TP Really Prepared Survivor Camp. You shall from henceforth be known as the Groom of the Stool The Groom of the Stool (formally styled: "Groom of the King's Close Stool") was the most intimate of an English monarch's courtiers, responsible for assisting the king in excretion and ablu...
by vargaso
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Workshop/studio space around Oakland?
Replies: 4
Views: 3664

Re: Workshop/studio space around Oakland?

Or come to Sacramento, some cool work spaces up here without (yet) the stupid cost of living of the Bay Area. Also, 2 hours closer to BRC.
by vargaso
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 10642

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Make Burning Man Hard Again? Camping isn't hard, though! I haven't quite figured out why Burning Man is supposed to have been so hard - beyond bringing a art car or building something massive. It's really just a camping trip in the desert - child's play, really. Yeah I agree. If you camp, then Burn...
by vargaso
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?
Replies: 51
Views: 8896

Re: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?

I liked the gate guy I had. He was making jokes and being real nice. Gave him a couple beers before I left. I've had nothing but good interactions with the gate crew. I've had nothing but tiresome interactions with DPW. Not bad, just kind of tiresome in an eyerolling kind of way. "Hey, we can't wai...
by vargaso
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?
Replies: 51
Views: 8896

Re: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?

Yeah I agree the OP is making too much of this relatively minor interaction. That said, I avoid DPW like the plague. Most entitled bunch out there. Yeah yeah, you VOLUNTEERED to help build out BRC and it gets hot out there. So fucking what? Go tell it to a full-time roofer and see what that gets you.
by vargaso
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 10642

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Token wrote:
Wouldn't it be grand if there were 64 theme camps (32 each ring, Esplanade and A), limited number of mutant vehicles (and I mean a lot less), and no fucking villages, just open camping and a main ticket sale with no privileged class?

Fucking Utopia I tell you.
Fuck yes.
by vargaso
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Fuckwit of the year! (Messing with Motorbike Matt)
Replies: 17
Views: 5650

Re: Fuckwit of the year! (Messing with Motorbike Matt)

I didn't go this year, but I can think of another person who'd better qualify as the fuckwit of the year, and possibly the entire history of the burn.
by vargaso
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.
Replies: 239
Views: 32218

Re: Prostelytize Here and Only Here.

BBadger wrote:motivational_quotes.jpg

Funny and uncharitable. I'm conflicted, ha.
by vargaso
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3108
Views: 400480

Re: Rest In Peace

RIP Sam Shepard. Great writer, actor and damn handsome man.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/thea ... -dead.html
by vargaso
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer
Replies: 19
Views: 6157

Re: 2017 Black Rock City Airport - Volunteer

I'm not as anti-airport as Chowski, I'm aware of its history and know that there are lots of good people volunteering there. But, let's be honest, the BMORG is using the airport as a shuttle for the wealthy and "influencers." I realize that part of the reason they hype the airport is due to the rest...
by vargaso
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Guess what year...
Replies: 30
Views: 5684

Re: Guess what year...

We are still kicking ourselves for leaving before the Crude Awakenings burn (2007). That was the only year we left right before the Man burn, because we were stupid and thought we didn't "need" to see it. Now we stay until early Tues... My first year, couldn't believe how hot it was and we were WAY...

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