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by CaptainVic
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2014 increase in foreigners?
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: 2014 increase in foreigners?

In my experience there have been significant numbers of internationals since I started attending in 2002. Back in 2006 we asked everyone that walked up to our bar where they were from, and we counted 20 countries in one evening. This year my highly objective random survey found burners from Australi...
by CaptainVic
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Best bar this year
Replies: 58
Views: 3112

Re: Best bar this year

Our camp has hosted a bar for about 10 years. A change I have seen over the years is a sense of entitlement in a larger proportion of bar visitors. A growing percentage of people who come to our bar are expecting quick, professional service - they are coming to be entertained in a one-way relationsh...
by CaptainVic
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 10453

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

After attending many burns, I have lost interest in "being in the crowd". I have seen the unpleasant behavior mentioned above a number of times. This year I left BRC on Saturday morning and had a pleasant drive home. In some previous years I have watched the burn of the man from a high poi...
by CaptainVic
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 44433

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

I liked Trilos's piece on the ticket problem, by far the best I have seen. Having said that, I am not sure that I agree with his argument that non-transferable tickets (personal ID on tickets) will not work. No question that it would be more expensive, but why not put in twenty lanes at the entry ga...
by CaptainVic
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 16803

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

Members of our camp, the Children of Chaos, received 6 out of 15 requested tickets (40%). Added to this the grim fact is that about 10 of our regular members did not enter the January lottery, and were thinking about getting tickets later in the year. (Maybe a few of them will get tickets later in t...
by CaptainVic
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 44433

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Given that the number of tickets is limited by the BLM agreement, at some point the demand for tickets is going to exceed supply. That happened last year (early summer ?), and it looks like it happened this year in January. When this happens, there are not too many ways it can go. Either ticket cost...
by CaptainVic
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: How to Start a Theme Camp
Replies: 125
Views: 69007

Re: How to Start a Theme Camp

I have been a member/participant in larger theme camps several times, and have served as the organizer of smaller theme camps (15-30 members) eight times. I have also had many discussions with other camp organizers over the years. Here are a few things I have learned. There are as many ways to organ...
by CaptainVic
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 44433

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

The use of ID photos on event tickets has been successfully used before. The Gastonbury music feastival in England, which is roughly three times the size of Burning Man, has been printing photos on tickets since 2007. https://glastonbury.seetickets.com/Regi ... n/Register
by CaptainVic
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 44433

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

I have a suggestion that might help preserve lower cost tickets for those with limited resources and discourage scalping of those lower cost tickets. It might be too late to do this for 2012 tickets, but maybe it could be tried in 2013. Require names for the lowest cost tier of tickets - print the b...

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