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by Mitch
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: MONEY - a tricky subjsct
Replies: 70
Views: 4008

Re: MONEY - a tricky subjsct

... Although, as I type, I could see a huge benefit to improving (there are a number of methods) an alternate route for ingress and egress, ala Jungo or a similar route. If it was a little used path, like Jungo, it has to be upgraded enough for the idiots who will drive it (or toll-booth giving an ...
by Mitch
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Looking for Camp to Join - please help
Replies: 25
Views: 2076

RV Pumping Update

I was just told by United Site Services that the minimum size to schedule RV pumping for your camp this year is 5 RVs per visit. Otherwise you have to flag down a driver.

Cost is $60 plus a $12.90 environmental fee.
by Mitch
Sun May 03, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Ive never been to burning man and am trying to go.
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Ive never been to burning man and am trying to go.

If I decided late in the year that I wanted to go and didn't have a ticket, I'd plan to get myself to Reno, making sure i had a vehicle lined up (which may mean that you'll have to fly somewhere else and rent a car there to drive to Reno), bringing all of my camping supplies with me or shipping them...
by Mitch
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Looking for Camp to Join - please help
Replies: 25
Views: 2076

Re: Looking for Camp to Join - please help

I'm pretty sure that's just a troll message, albeit with a good sense of camouflage. But it IS pretty hard to find info about RV water/pumping on the Playa. To my knowledge, the one company that will bring you water is http://www.meco-reno.com/burningman2014.php (last year's page) and to get it cart...
by Mitch
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?
Replies: 104
Views: 6260

Re: Who got tickets in the Directed Group Sale?

Mine worked fine, except that I got the anachronism thing at the start (2 minutes - 5 minutes - 9 minutes - 7 minutes - 3 minutes - 2 minutes - 1 minute - less than a minute - done. Elapsed time: 6 minutes, which was never one of the options. Having been trained by previous encounters, I didn't even...
by Mitch
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Please cash pre sale ticket money
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Please cash pre sale ticket money

Simon of the Playa wrote:buying 800$ pre-sale tickets and renting an RV AND bitching about a 23$ price change as a result of currency change?



fucking priceless.



Like I said, it's adding insult to injury.
by Mitch
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Please cash pre sale ticket money
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Please cash pre sale ticket money

that's it mitch, bring your fucking comfort zone with you.... Now you're changing the subject. Well, you are bitching to Simon, who drives a motorcycle from NY every year. Not exactly bringing his house with him, ya know? And last year we had a camper from India and one from Germany. Neither had RV...
by Mitch
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Please cash pre sale ticket money
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Please cash pre sale ticket money

Simon of the Playa wrote:that's it mitch, bring your fucking comfort zone with you....


Now you're changing the subject.
by Mitch
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Please cash pre sale ticket money
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Please cash pre sale ticket money

True, you don't absolutely need a generator....but I left out bathing/dishwashing facilities. What is he supposed to do with his gray water?

If you are sharing an RV, it's much cheaper per person than buying all of those things and then getting rid of most of them each year.
by Mitch
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Please cash pre sale ticket money
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Please cash pre sale ticket money

I also had to make RV reservations maybe a tent instead of the thousands of dollars this will cost. might be more cost effective than bitching about the exchange rate and the time in which your order is processed. just a thought. I'm always curious when people who live within driving distance of BR...
by Mitch
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Please cash pre sale ticket money
Replies: 22
Views: 1161

Re: Please cash pre sale ticket money

If you're that worried about the extra couple bucks due to exchange rate dipping by the hour, I'm curious why you felt compelled to spend the extra 400+ dollars for a rip-off ticket? You are aware that tickets for less then half that amount are available soon, and they're just as easy to obtain. Ti...
by Mitch
Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: ?Black Rock Beacon 2013?
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: ?Black Rock Beacon 2013?

Hi there Engineer, glad you like our paper! We're even slower-moving than usual this year, but the Beacon will be back for another fun year of news, views, and corny jokes about bacon. We're also lethargically revamping our website, and we don't have 2012 PDFs there yet, but they can be seen here: h...
by Mitch
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 6:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 39
Views: 28644

Re: 6:00 Neighborhood camps for 2012

The Black Rock Beacon, the longest-running daily newspaper in Black Rock City, 1:15 on the Inner Circle. Come by to hang out, discuss the news of the day, tell us stuff that we want to know about, and relax in our shade structure overlooking Center Camp. We'll be open pretty close to 24/7, and we lo...
by Mitch
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: ❢Ξ☞The Black Rock Beacon: Back With More Bacon☜Ξ❢
Replies: 0
Views: 287

❢Ξ☞The Black Rock Beacon: Back With More Bacon☜Ξ❢

The Black Rock Beacon is tickled a rosy pink to be announcing our 8th year serving Black Rock City with crispy and chewy morsels of news, views, and totally tangential references to pork-related products. We will be producing five issues during the week to entertain and inform the record population ...
by Mitch
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 10937

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

Indeed, it is from the comments area. Do any of you Mods know for sure that it's bogus?
by Mitch
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 10937

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

From the Burning Blog: Marian Goodell Says: March 2nd, 2012 at 12:27 pm OK People Relax! There are only 17 tickets on the STEP have queue anyway. Currently, there are a little over 21,000 on the STEP want list. So, we are going to suspend adding to the STEP want list until we get some more flow on t...
by Mitch
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 10937

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

Total population growth last year was 5% Okay, lets not use last year's population growth as indicative of anything, since there was the cap from the permit. We know that demand outstripped supply, we don't know what supply was... Also agree that ARGUING about it is futile, but if you want to be in...
by Mitch
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 10937

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

Eric: The theme camps are a wide, diverse group. If they're reporting that they received 33 percent of the tickets for which they bid, then on the face of it you can assume that everybody had a one-in-three win rate. Bmorg has said that three times as many bids were received as there were tickets, s...
by Mitch
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 10937

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

Trilo, Unless the numbers we're getting from Burning Man are totally off base, only 40% of the tickets went to newbies, so there should be many, many more than 30% of the theme camp members with tickets. There's no way around that. We're not hearing any of the them camps saying "we only got 30%...
by Mitch
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 10937

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

Aaaaaaargggg! how many times must I restate the math. Yes, there were 120,000 requests for tickets but some large number of those were from people gaming the system. If everyone put in for twice the number of tickets they needed then there are only 60,000 people trying to attend (numbers made simpl...
by Mitch
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped
Replies: 131
Views: 10937

Re: Why Are So Few Tickets Being Scalped

Scalpers aren't going to list many tickets this early. They'll put up some postings on Stubhub etc., to gauge interest, but there's no point to trying to sell while people are still hoping to get some from STEP and via the Theme Camp sale. Once THAT's over, you can expect to see the sales start. The...
by Mitch
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What constitutes "low income"? (talk amongst yourselves)
Replies: 123
Views: 11719

Re: What constitutes "low income"? (talk amongst yourselves

L'il Reality Check: Amtrak from NY to Reno is $212 per person each way, so $848 for 2 people round/trip. Then you have to get to and from the Playa, maybe free, maybe not. Certainly not free, getting to and from Penn Station in NY (lady indicates she's upstate). If they are planning to spend $1,400 ...
by Mitch
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 ticket
Replies: 207
Views: 10199

Re: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 tic

Won't it be obvious which camps got tickets? They'll be the ones that are there.
by Mitch
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 43767

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Or so I think. You are not the only one to think that! Some virgin burners contribute fantastic things to BRC and some veteran burners contribute very little. It DOES sound patronizing, but it's also very true. A newbie is just not going to bring along a fully functioning, LNT-compliant, interactiv...
by Mitch
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 16267

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

Mitch, also, on your data, i think some of your camp mates who said they bid at $390 really didn't, there may have been some confusion between what's tier 1 and what's tier 3 or something. Beach Bum Hi BB, Indeed, they may have communicated what they did incorrectly or may have bid differently than...
by Mitch
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 16267

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

I know we were 4/4 in the $420 sale, and that we were 1/1 at $320 and 2/2 at $240 (!) and then I think we went 6/14 in the $390 sale -- with 2 winning at $240, but I don't know for sure that all of those WERE at $390, except that nobody who lost said they weren't. I'll post again when I have solid ...
by Mitch
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 16267

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

Mitch, what is the data from your theme camp? What bids, what percent of entries in each tier were wins? Our data is approximately: $390 - 7 of 8, $320 - 4 for 6, $240 1 for 7 I'm checking, it's a bit hard to do, we're one of the most dispersed camps, so it takes a while to gather the info. I know ...
by Mitch
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 16267

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

No Signore Columbus, I won't fund your expedition. Your theory of a round earth has no proof.
by Mitch
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 283
Views: 16267

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

Correction to the math done in this thread (except for a few posters): The estimates of how many lottery entrants, based on the probability of them getting tickets, need to be calculated per tier, not overall. From our own camp's results and what's been posted in the more reliable, minimally trolle...
by Mitch
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 16532

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

When we bitch about things please understand it's nothing against newbies, it's just that we had a group of people assembled that we knew. They have a good vibe, minimum drama, they don't drink 'till they puke in my RV's, they don't throw tantrums, and they have a genuine desire to have fun and cre...

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