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by nocturnal_steve
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant

Relax, there will be plenty of legitimate VP's for sale at face value about three weeks before the event here on Eplaya, Craigslist etc. Practically everyone who gets a pair of tickets in the main sale opts for the VP as well, the cost is relatively small compared to ticket prices. Many wind up car ...
by nocturnal_steve
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 29
Views: 2088

Re: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!

Hold on....Let's not be too judgemental..... Cyberia camp rent's RV's ! Verbatim from their website: "..... fully stocked with bedding, linens, towels, cooking set, paperware, red cups, plastic ware....... event your trailer will be picked up from the playa and you will not need to be present." Now ...
by nocturnal_steve
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 11361

Take a Valium....

..... breathe

....... take air into the lungs and then expel it, especially as a regular physiological process.
by nocturnal_steve
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Theme Camps vs Solo... whats wrong with this picture
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Theme Camps vs Solo... whats wrong with this picture

What you say about it being easy to get tickets if you're a theme camp is pure bullshit Never said that. Re your camp & policy, kudo's. Vs. I am not sure...... but looking at the number of camps actively recruiting here and on FB I am guessing there are some Directed Sale tickets up for grabs. Othe...
by nocturnal_steve
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Theme Camps vs Solo... whats wrong with this picture
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Theme Camps vs Solo... whats wrong with this picture

Registered theme camps get prime real estate, if you are camping solo or with a small or impromptu (non registered ) group you are left to the outer rings. At the risk of sounding like a crusty old burner; When I started going in the 90's placed camps were the exception. When people started asking "...
by nocturnal_steve
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Looking for a wing/wo/man
Replies: 16
Views: 3568

Re: Looking for a wing/wo/man

I think they sold the bus to an ice skating rink to be converted to use as a Zamboni.
by nocturnal_steve
Fri May 27, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Requiring names on tickets and IDs ... have we reached a pain level yet?
Replies: 19
Views: 2330

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

Other point I will make is the FIRST principal is radical inclusion. With 21% of tickets purchased via "someone I know", you have to be in the loop, know a burner for opportunity to purchase, How radical is that... excludes all newbies intrigued and wanting to go to the event who don't know any burn...
by nocturnal_steve
Fri May 27, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Requiring names on tickets and IDs ... have we reached a pain level yet?
Replies: 19
Views: 2330

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

For an event whose third principal is Decommodification,
even ONE scalped ticket is too many.
by nocturnal_steve
Mon May 02, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP Experience thread 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 8557

How many before me in Step ?

Assuming you have successfully registered for STEP (I got my email confirmation that I was in the que),
Is there any way to find out how many people before you ?

This will give me at least a vague idea if getting STEP tickets is feasible.
by nocturnal_steve
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: List Your Good Bad and Ugly...
Replies: 5
Views: 766

List Your Good Bad and Ugly...

I'll start the Bad list... Driving the 447 Monday night just after sunset, after a three hour gate wait (no problem sharing snacks and stories as we pulse)... I drove speed limit or as safe in my small 20' van with trailer . I did not tailgate & gave safe space between me and whatever vehicle was in...
by nocturnal_steve
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any way to get in contact with someone on the man crew?
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: Any way to get in contact with someone on the man crew?

That's my alien probe. Please return COD to planet Kapteyn b.
by nocturnal_steve
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: When is the appropriate time to panic about missing tickets?
Replies: 36
Views: 2258

Re: When is the appropriate time to panic about missing tick

I am not a "the sky is falling" type of guy; as of next Saturday a full day into the turn of the month I will begin looking up.
by nocturnal_steve
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 491
Views: 26510

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

.... you had to use an underscore in a file name to denote a space, as seen in my nickname on eplaya.

I still use the underscore sometimes out of habit.
by nocturnal_steve
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Still haven't gotten your tickets?
Replies: 337
Views: 18276

Re: Still haven't gotten your tickets?

Got my tickets today YEAH. There was no prior e.mail, just a loud "knock on the door" in the form of a loud sound like an M-80 or sledge hammer crashing through the roof. Fearing the worse I unplugged the power source to my Hydroponic Herb garden, cowered in the basement and waited for an hour. Noth...
by nocturnal_steve
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: vehicle passes, my two cents.
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

Re: vehicle passes, my two cents.

but they screwed themselves They have their tickets How did they screw themselves ? Putting names on tickets actually makes it even harder for someone to get one, because they can no longer be given to a friend If my friend is motivated, interested is going they will register & get their own ticket...
by nocturnal_steve
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: vehicle passes, my two cents.
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

Re: vehicle passes, my two cents.

vehicle passes being offered is slightly more than enough to cover this year's expected population, based on what Burning Man knows from past years' events So how has implementing the vehicle pass supposed to reduce the number of cars ? Will Burners paying $400 for an event ticket, $600+ or more fo...
by nocturnal_steve
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Order screw-up - missing ticket and given extra veh
Replies: 26
Views: 1654

Re: Order screw-up

I heard that the ticket stuffing task has been outsourced to Nigeria.
by nocturnal_steve
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 276
Views: 152753

More fountain evaporator notes...

> How many GPH pump to use .... I estimate ( needing to evaporate) 20 gallons per day I think my 500 GPH does 10-15 running partial day not sure .. .The trick is not so much the GPH but to get the entire hardware cloth screen to fill. The GPH pump you use will depend on if you use a 3' or 4' or 5' d...
by nocturnal_steve
Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 276
Views: 152753

Re: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator

how do you manage to keep the whole thing vertical and not tilting off to one side?
just shim the bottom of pool one way with blocks or anything under, shim the hardware cloth where it sits in pool
counter the other way
by nocturnal_steve
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 276
Views: 152753

Improvements Water Flow El Subcomandante Marcos

Hard to believe thread now 8 years strong has evolved into wick/fountain/other evap systems ! I have been using El Subcomandante's design for that long Must see: For flow rate see this ingenious solution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ttu8_vS2Uv4 then come back... (thanks to Denise, Dillon, and Jenn...
by nocturnal_steve
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme
Topic: No pavillion ?.....The Man Will Rise !
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

No pavillion ?.....The Man Will Rise !

I was wondering why no pavilion, pedestal this year ? Cost saving austerity measure ? Some philosophical statement about the Man returning to it's roots pre 1995 when there was no pedestal ? Now this just in courtesy Wiki Leaks.... "TOP SECRET the man will seemingly be anchored to the ground... in r...
by nocturnal_steve
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ach yea or nischt ? "Orders will begin shipping mid-June"
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Ach yea or nischt ? "Orders will begin shipping mid-June"

General Sale : 38,000 tickets at $380 each
Did you get yours ?

ach yea
or
nischt nischt

(If ach yea what arrival date ?)
by nocturnal_steve
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Ethics (A true story)
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

Re: Ticket Ethics (A true story)

Ehhh... Appreciate you wanting to make it right, but as soon as she broke her agreement to call and confirm Sunday you owe her nothing. It's called taking care of yourself. There are SO many flake stories around; people about to sell their tickets at below cost but all of a sudden they get a better ...
by nocturnal_steve
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Fiasco Kitty Litter
Replies: 1
Views: 2116

Ticket Fiasco Kitty Litter

I am buying all extra Burning Man tickets will pay $1.00 each. the first 100 tickets will be placed in The Temple to burn & commemorate the Great Ticket Fiasco of 2012. The rest will be shredded re-used, recycled as kitty litter. Seriously folks, there are some interesting lessons to be learned from...
by nocturnal_steve
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ethical tickets: what is a fair markup for re-sale tickets?
Replies: 39
Views: 2927

Ten principals

I am not sure how you are interpreting the principals. Besides who says the principals are the end all be all ? While the Borg may tacitly OK raffling , they have had to obviously had to bend break interpret there own rules as reality sets in, situations arise. Directed tickets vs. Radical Inclusion...
by nocturnal_steve
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ethical tickets: what is a fair markup for re-sale tickets?
Replies: 39
Views: 2927

Re: Ethical tickets.... Fireball

I got my ticket at face value from a Burner who could not make it .... minus the Fireball .

Since the original purchaser was the beneficiary of the Fireball, is that scalping ?
by nocturnal_steve
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Still in the mail?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Same question ... directed tickets

I was fortunate enough to get an assigned 'directed ticket' from a member of a registered Esplanade theme camp who could not make it. I will be taking their place and helping to build etc. I guess the deal was the recipient got a code, used it and paid for the ticket. Any directed ticket recipients ...
by nocturnal_steve
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL
Replies: 42
Views: 6312

Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

Ummm... Pat is actually Patricia Nixon, wife of former President Richard Nixon.
She is trying to vindicate the family name by being of service to the BORG.
by nocturnal_steve
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL
Replies: 42
Views: 6312

Re: Scalped Tics / BEST OF the BULL

BM is the biggest scalper out there - having raised prices $100 ...... manufacturing a ticket-shortage .... etc. I am afraid this is accurate information. I have contacted and verified it with Senator Joseph R. McCarthy's office and also with the same people who brought you Area 51. P.S. the Moon l...

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