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by wraith
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?

I think we're on the same page BBadger. I give precisely zero fucks if someone wants to pay extra for a guaranteed shot at a ticket, but if they do so then pick up a main sale ticket and look to scalp the higher priced on I get tetchy.
by wraith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?

Names on the pre-sales, I like that. A lot. Seems fair to me. Doesn't create a huge hassle since there's not that many presale tickets to begin with, but it definitely prevents them from being misused. One would think that most of the pre-sale ticket buyers are intended to be people invested in bei...
by wraith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?

People with enough cash flow hit both the presales and the main sale, then try to unload the pricey tickets later. This is a complete and total asshole move. Even people I know and love do this, and I still think it is an asshole move. The cheaper tickets are generally disseminated through the STEP...
by wraith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I want something different
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: I want something different

Burning Man has been known to be the perfect canvass for experimenting and stepping out of your comfort zone. With no judgement, it's your time to try things you wouldn't/couldn't try in the default world. You may find that your 2018 trip to BRC is life altering for you. Just hope your social media...
by wraith
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 37
Views: 4081

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

Yeah, these days showering in the open at the burn lands you on reddits festivalsluts image share before you even have the dust shaken out of your socks. That level of trust of the people around you cant survive smartphones on the playa.
by wraith
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 32
Views: 4645

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

cmrabet, That is an excellent idea. (It's exactly what I do.) However, I have a carport instead of a monkey hut. I bring an ice chest for beer and fruit cups but no perishables. Check out the threads about food. Put up your tent and position some lightweight cloth over the vents. Every window and v...
by wraith
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant

I don't know if ticketing can help you out, but maybe you can contact them about this. BMOrg really should get their shit together to prevent these kinds of SNAFUs. Maybe TicketFly's system is so inflexible that they can't restrict purchases of dependent items (e.g. allowing VP sales only if ticket...
by wraith
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Fewer people getting tickets?
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Fewer people getting tickets?

Think of it also in cynical terms, as the purge of people selling pre-sale tickets has begun. Be curious to see the results of a quick comparison against the main sale rolls and those selling their pre-sale tix. :D
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 10242

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

got in at 12:00 then 1:05 it tells me all tickets and passes gone :( some other year perhaps ( sigh ) Network here, it’s not over until 9/3/18 Initially told me main tickets sold out, vehicle tickets available. Tried again, said main tickets available vehicle tickets available. 666isMONEY reported ...
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 10242

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Welp. Got through, and not even a 'sold out' just back to the ticketfly page. Pressed f5, says my code is invalid. Oh well, guess I don't have to fight for time off this year. :D
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 10242

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Given the frustrations that happen from this every year, I really wonder why the process hasn't shifted to just determining which registered profiles get to buy in what order once registration is closed, and just sending them an email good for 24 hours before the offer is rescinded and the next on t...
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 10242

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Not necessarily done. Depends on how the queue management works. Probably more people in the queue than tickets, though. I mean, it wouldn't surprise me if they're gone already. Nearly everyone I know who's going is planning on buying double the tickets they need if they get through so they can sell...
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 10242

Re: No wait room?

Green man walking!
by wraith
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 10242

Re: No wait room?

Waiting room is up, I've got a 20 minute timer countdown now.
by wraith
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef
Replies: 95
Views: 4830

Re: The NRA and outdoor brands like Camelbak & Camp Chef

Nope. Only banning ALL Military Grade Guns will help to do that. You'd have better luck banning thumbs. Humans are just tool using apes, and have been slaughtering each other just fine for millions of years without the need for modern tools to do so. That said, I'd much prefer that, should a fit yo...
by wraith
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 37
Views: 4081

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

I stopped going nude in 2001. The 'bros' were obnoxious. :twisted: I do go topless, but am prepared/called upon to educate on a regular basis (so much emotional work, I'm an 'A cup' 8) ). If we could just ban the damn cameraphones 'in public' (not gonna happen, I know), it would be a MUCH better pl...
by wraith
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 1565

Re: 2018 drone policy

We're not exactly an edgy experimental community anymore, are we? We're about as regulated as a library in a backwater country with a giant list of banned books. Is anyone interested in stepping up to challenge this bullshit? What, THE FUCK, am I doing burning my entire life to the ground to bring ...
by wraith
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Google East and Selling Out
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Google East and Selling Out

Since when? Since Burning Man was Google's first doodle. Which is neat, but was also 15 years ago when Google was a couple guys in a dorm room writing a search engine, not a multinational company whose major business is to track the actions of internet users to better advertise to them. I don't beg...
by wraith
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 37
Views: 4081

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

Community is harder to build without continuity, and continuity has come hard since getting tickets yearly stopped being a sure thing unless your pockets are seriously deep. I think the last few years are feeling a serious drag that our whole society is feeling: the poison that is social media. Rand...
by wraith
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Google East and Selling Out
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Google East and Selling Out

So I happened to be checking the site today in advance of the sale registration, and came across this lovely thing: https://journal.burningman.org/2018/03/burning-man-arts/global-art/bmp-google-charleston-east-campus/ Burning Man Project to Develop Public Art for Google’s Charleston East Plaza Campu...
by wraith
Mon May 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Suggestions on where to learn to sew?
Replies: 18
Views: 3197

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: 1255

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 from Reno w...
by wraith
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Mod Squad / BRPD
Replies: 12
Views: 1892

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: 99
Views: 11069

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: 99
Views: 11069

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: 99
Views: 11069

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 to change. I th...
by wraith
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Burning Man's Culture is in Danger"
Replies: 99
Views: 11069

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: 99
Views: 11069

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: 1806

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 STATES...
by wraith
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2017 Tickets
Replies: 34
Views: 4698

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...

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