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by wraith
Mon May 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Suggestions on where to learn to sew?
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Suggestions on where to learn to sew?

If you want good practice, throw together a few pair of wrap pants. They're an easy pattern you can put together out of whatever cool broadcloth you can get for a price, and the cut is forgiving enough that if you screw up they're more than likely absolutely still wearable. There's a good tutorial h...
by wraith
Mon May 15, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Need Input on Burner Express Bus Ticket vs. BxB+ Ticket
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Need Input on Burner Express Bus Ticket vs. BxB+ Ticket

I would go ahead and buy one. I got my "park admission" ticket separately and didn't get my bus ticket til about a month ahead of time. There were plenty of trip times available on every date except they don't run there on Sat and Sun I believe. I didn't go on return trip but trip there f...
by wraith
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Mod Squad / BRPD
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Mod Squad / BRPD

lucky420 wrote:fuck no ^^

next thing you know, we'll have Shakira law


Hey, man, if those hips testify, we'll all be doin' time.
by wraith
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 97
Views: 6316

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

Any culture needs to have a larger basis of indoctrinated people than newbies. If two companies merge then there is often problems with organisational culture because the foundations are not strong enough for the wave of people coming in. I have only been burning since 2015, but in my limited exper...
by wraith
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 97
Views: 6316

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

FIGJAM wrote:It's just that simple...........................



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FIGJAM always gets it. :mrgreen:
by wraith
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 97
Views: 6316

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

I think that's better than random dumb luck or rich people scooping up tickets who resell them as a Burning Man vacation packages to other rich or well connected people. I actually think the current system lends itself to a "Class System" more because we see it every year & it needs t...
by wraith
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 97
Views: 6316

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

(...) or we ride this train until some catastrophe year that resembles a 1995 Grateful Dead show happens and we all pack up our toys and go home. Was not aware of this piece of history. Googled it and learned about the Tour of Doom. Thanks @Wraith! That was Ano's, not mine, but it made me go read u...
by wraith
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 97
Views: 6316

Re: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"

I'll be blunt here, since it's the fashion : the Directed Group Sale isn't helping. It effectively creates a class system that reinforces an environment where only those sufficiently well-connected are assured entry. It's poison to a sense of community. Unfortunately, I don't see a better solution o...
by wraith
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: I don't get why you can buy in the pre-sale and then continue to buy tickets in the main sale.
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: I don't get why you can buy in the pre-sale and then continue to buy tickets in the main sale.

Let's be fair, Uncle, almost nothing about the entire ticketing process except STEP and the low-income sale work to the advantage of the average proletarian Burner trying to get a ticket. :mrgreen: That said, I agree with Ano, specifically per the terms and conditions : "UNLESS BRC EXPLICITLY S...
by wraith
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2017 Tickets
Replies: 34
Views: 4124

Re: 2017 Tickets

Now that the theme is announced, I'm following the suggestion of moving on to ticket complaints. I plan to be greatly disappointed and NOT get my main sale ticket again this year. I haven't had an easy time of it for the last couple. You'll find me here begging my ass off. (A big 'thank you' to the...
by wraith
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yes there was a waiting room problem.
Replies: 26
Views: 2928

Re: Yes there was a waiting room problem.

KPS 1980 you need to accept and move on. There were 400 people trying to buy 100 tickets. It will be the same next year and the year after that. there is more demand than supply. We all need to be flexible and cunning. Raise the bar on your camp activities. That may get you more directed sales tick...
by wraith
Sat May 07, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: M*A*S*H 4207th is not recruiting for 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: M*A*S*H 4207th is not recruiting for 2016

It brings on many changes!
by wraith
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yes there was a waiting room problem.
Replies: 26
Views: 2928

Re: Yes there was a waiting room problem.

I'd like to see a monetary penalty for these kinds of fuck-ups and agreement violations too. That's the kind of thing a serious company writes into their contracts. You know, monetary penalties for failing on deliverables. The Org's a bit too idealistic to play that kind of hardball I think, and it...
by wraith
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yes there was a waiting room problem.
Replies: 26
Views: 2928

Re: Yes there was a waiting room problem.

Deflection as usual. I'm not really upset about the people who showed up early. BMORG is deflecting here and hoping we'll forget the fact that people who joined the sale after 12:05 got tickets while people in the queue did not. Yeah, there's no reason to be upset at the people who got in early, bu...
by wraith
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle passes do what?
Replies: 36
Views: 2149

Re: Vehicle passes do what?

That's the big conundrum. When everyone rides the bus, everyone will be a spectator. That's worse than just having the population remain capped where it is. I'm not going to say it's impossible to bus in and provide both sufficient infrastructure to support yourself as well as art and/or a project ...
by wraith
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Requiring names on tickets and IDs ... have we reached a pain level yet?
Replies: 19
Views: 1460

Re: Requiring names on tickets and IDs ... have we reached a pain level yet?

How does this solve the real problem that: DEMAND >> SUPPLY Because names/IDs for tickets only helps with scalping, and scalping is really a small-fry problem these days compared to the real problem of overall demand exceeding supply. That's 2012 thinking. You're still allowing for lossless ticket ...
by wraith
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 5905

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

The intent of the VP program is to limit the outgoing flow on 34-447S for safety and exodus times. So towing in a vehicle that is going to drive out off the trailer all the way to the I80 junction defeats the purpose. The Gate-GPE is smart. They are not going to permit nonsense. The VP system is no...
by wraith
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8512

Re: Main Sale

That's a good question, and I'd think the Org would have some idea based on number of tickets sold vs tickets redeemed at the Gate. I know the goal would be ~99%+ redeemed, with a few going unused due to last minute trouble, but I am curious if they presently break the data down with that level of d...
by wraith
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8512

Re: Main Sale

Edited to add this: Actually it might help with scarcity in that straight up scalpers, those that never intended to attend the event in the first place, would be discouraged. Scalping is an issue. The root cause is simply scarcity. The playa, due to both physical constraints road-wise and the BLM c...
by wraith
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8512

Re: Main Sale

thats the spirit. never ever ever give up. i have bought tickets a day before the event. i have bought tickets way beforehand. all kinds of crazy obstacles have been overcome as well as periods of smooth sailing, and everything in between. plan all you like, but shit happens....it ALWAYS happens......
by wraith
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8512

Re: Main Sale

Hrm. Well, that went as well as I expected it to.

I hate to be a pessimist, but getting tickets is getting to be more of a problem than getting to the desert. :roll:
by wraith
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?
Replies: 160
Views: 8692

Re: Burners who don't go to Burning Man?

does any of this really matter? call yourself whatever you want It matters in the sense of "I'd like to know what other people mean when they use the word". I know there isn't just one true answer, but this thread gives me useful information on that front. I have a better idea of what the...
by wraith
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 11th Principle Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 1925

Re: 11th Principle Suggestions

I still insist the 11th principal is :

"Fuck your couch."
by wraith
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 4962

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

I tell everyone on the fence about going: Buy the ticket, first go 'round. Put it on your refrigerator. Can always sell it. Honestly, I think this is pretty terrible advice to give anyone these days. The demand's gotten high enough that it's no longer a given that the really motivated people will g...
by wraith
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man just got more expensive
Replies: 68
Views: 3178

Re: Burning Man just got more expensive

So the fun question is how much noise you could get the congresscritters in Reno to make if BM decided to suspend the Burn for a year and start courting other BLM sites to bring it back.

It works for the capitalist corps, why not use the threat of re-locating to assist a nonprofit, eh? :mrgreen:
by wraith
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 16182

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Funny thing is this would be less of a problem if everybody and their mother wasn't picking up a second ticket just in case someone else they know doesn't get through.
by wraith
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 16182

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Frustrating... when I first hit the site at noon I got right to purchase tickets, then it 404'd on me.. reloaded at went to queue. I had thought to go to the URL before the 404 but was so nervous about losing my queue I didn't... I am still in queue and upon hearing the sellout, I loaded the url an...
by wraith
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Well, It Started Right Up...
Replies: 40
Views: 2969

Re: Well, It Started Right Up...

Muahahah. IT LIVES! :twisted:

I hope you do decide to come out, LCN. I've been wanting to see that thing in person since I joined up here, and it looks like this year is going to get me back to the Playa as well...
by wraith
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: My hope:
Replies: 54
Views: 18165

Re: My hope:

Well, glad that's over. Now hopefully the gaggle of idiots we call Congressmen can get off their asses and actually vote on some bills rather than putting everything off further.
by wraith
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 35341

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Stopped for a dirty Lic. plate and end up have the dog brought in.. There has to be more to this story... It's hard to listen to a good cop story, When you only get half the story.. I dunno UJ. I was hearing from a "friend in high places" that the police were pulling people over for any r...

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