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by ACfromSAC
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Placement 2019-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1559

Re: Placement 2019-2020

90-95% of requests are granted. For Maths, let’s call that 92.5% Not counting Villages ... 1750 x .925 = 1618 placed camps. 32000 DGS tickets. Divide the two numbers and you get ~ 20 tickets per placed camp on average. 32000 / 1618 =~ 20 So please tell me, what kind of fucking awesome could you bui...
by ACfromSAC
Thu May 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Placement 2019-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1559

Re: Placement 2019-2020

Last year was brutal for those of us who enjoy open camping in the suburbs. I was in the city less than an hour after the gates opened and already the vast majority of open camping was being held. This year is gonna be tough for us peons.
by ACfromSAC
Fri May 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Experiences buying Limited/DaVinci/FOMO/EXPENSIVE tickets in aftermarket?
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Experiences buying Limited/DaVinci/FOMO/EXPENSIVE tickets in aftermarket?

Buying them is easy. They sell out but there is no mad rush, as their is for Main sale tickets. People are always able to sell them to other burners if they have extras. Prior to last year, many sellers were forced to sell the presale/DiVinci/FOMO tickets for less than what they paid for them, espec...
by ACfromSAC
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the lottery?
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Re: What was wrong with the lottery?

The new ticket vendor needs to bring on the green man as a consultant prior to next year's sale.

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by ACfromSAC
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 93
Views: 6819

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Nothing would please me more than to see the airport go away forever. Experiment over.
by ACfromSAC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 108
Views: 7514

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

This must have been a low bidder cost saving measure. This sale vendor sucked way more than normal. Bring back the green man!!!
by ACfromSAC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 108
Views: 7514

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

My girlfriend and a campmate were able to get tickets minutes ago. Got the zero option, refreshed, refreshed, refreshed, got tickets.
by ACfromSAC
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 108
Views: 7514

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

Go back to Ticketfly. This sale was a shit show. Error messages, time outs, false accusations of attempting to skip the queue!
by ACfromSAC
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Misappropriation and commodification of BM camps
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Misappropriation and commodification of BM camps

I'm ok with this. They're not using Burning Man or any related / peripheral event related subject matter to promote themselves, just the name of their art car. I've seen other camps / art cars do similar things as fund raisers. If the flyer said something like "Your favorite Burning Man art car!" or...
by ACfromSAC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: BRCCP: Black Rock City Communist Party
Replies: 1224
Views: 76195

Re: BRCCP: Black Rock City Communist Party

Simon of the Playa wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:09 am
comrades, your orders are as follows:


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you know what to do.
Lots of this. Vice Theme 2019
by ACfromSAC
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket information announced.....
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Ticket information announced.....

Fewer general sale tickets available... so that's cool.
by ACfromSAC
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: No Presale for 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 1780

Re: No Presale for 2019?

I'm with Lucky on this one. That's eeeeasy money. No way they'll pass it up. I don't mind the presale... except for when it's used as a "just in case" cushion for people who just sell them back immediately after they get a main sale ticket. If you can afford a presale ticket, get a presale ticket & ...
by ACfromSAC
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Not Going to Burning Man at Burning Man
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Not Going to Burning Man at Burning Man

I would love to see a graph of my years plotted out depicting the amount of time I spend at camp. The time has definitely increased year over year. Time at camp sitting under my shade structure with my camp mates is always a major highlight for me. Same goes for getting more sleep every year. I know...
by ACfromSAC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 5926

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

Token wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:24 am
Decommodificatio above all else - no fucking services. Make BM hard to pull off, not Disneyland in the desert.
This was the crux of most of my answers. Burning Man is supposed to be potentially fatal. Stop it with the fresh fruit deliveries WTF!
by ACfromSAC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 5926

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

I took this survey yesterday & was surprised by some of the questions asked. Some acknowledgement of some of the major issues that are souring burners to the burn. Whether it will have much (any?) actual impact on future camps / placement / behaviors / burns remains to be seen, but it's nice to be a...
by ACfromSAC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 592
Views: 43798

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Plug n plays is how we get shit like this in the Temple: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnVSJJ3B4ix/ BLLLLEH!! This year was definitely the worst for witnessing lame photo shoots on the playa. Tons of it. All over the place. Next year (and all future years), I support a movement for increased photobom...
by ACfromSAC
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: THIS is the year that tickets hit critical mass...
Replies: 3
Views: 813

THIS is the year that tickets hit critical mass...

The event has been selling out since 2011, however prior to this year there have been quite a few tickets that popped up for sale in the month / weeks before the burn that wound up being sold below face value. Particularly the $1,200 level tickets, but even some of the presale $900 level tickets wer...
by ACfromSAC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Theme camp map
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Theme camp map

Avoid the blue flags, those are for placed camps (as far as I know) Later in the week free spaces closer to the Esplanade will become available I always enter the city as close to gate opening as possible. The past couple of years have been a sea of land grab with everything from blue flags (legit)...
by ACfromSAC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Theme camp map
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Theme camp map

Traveller in Time wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:52 pm
https://burningman.org/event/black-rock ... city-plan/

Radical Self Reliant ?

Google site:burningman.org 2018 city plan
Shyte. I saw that without even realizing it was colored for placement. Seems a bit... fuzzy this year.
by ACfromSAC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Theme camp map
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Theme camp map

Did the Org release the usual camp map with the purpled out areas showing where placed camps are versus open camping areas?
by ACfromSAC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: In Tent Fans
Replies: 23
Views: 2386

Re: In Tent Fans

Last year my girlfriend brought small evaporative cooling towels for us to help with the morning heat. She also bought cool touch mats. The combo of the two were surprisingly effective.
by ACfromSAC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: In Tent Fans
Replies: 23
Views: 2386

Re: In Tent Fans

Chiming in encouraging a shade structure... even a small one just to keep the morning sun off of your tent will make a world of difference. Monkey hut it up. A few lengths of PVC, some rebar, shade cloth & bungees. You'll be very happy that you did it. A fan is just going to be pushing hot air around.
by ACfromSAC
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone
Replies: 27
Views: 3280

Re: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone

I agree in general. However last year there was a guy in a suit & Trump mask standing in a cage. People were taking turns banging on the cage with a stick while "Trump" recoiled & cowered. I thought it was funny.
by ACfromSAC
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket... Gamble?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1584

Re: Ticket... Gamble?!

Echo to the wait comments. However, if circumstances may change that make you unable to attend in future years, just plan to go. Tickets always pop up in the waning months/weeks before the event for well below $1,200. People sell them at a loss every year. If you want to go, plan to go. You will alm...
by ACfromSAC
Wed May 23, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Playa surfers / scooters
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Playa surfers / scooters

All hail the greatest of all playa scooters. I love this thing.

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by ACfromSAC
Thu May 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 34
Views: 6972

Re: Catching a Thief

AC, This is not a new suggestion. I've seen the debate and several mean ideas. That's what they are. Mean. Personally, would you crack someone's skull open or break their wrist for taking your bike? Some people would. If the answer is yes, (and understand I am not asking for your answer), then go a...
by ACfromSAC
Thu May 10, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 34
Views: 6972

Re: Catching a Thief

Thoughts, please. In the name of tomfoolery, combined with punishment for low down dirty scoundrels out stealing bikes, I've been wanting to do something like this for years. One lag bolt with some parachord tied to the rear of a bait bike. Would this make me an asshole or a participant? Stolen Bike...
by ACfromSAC
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant
Replies: 18
Views: 2684

Re: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant

I understand your frustration, but don't fret. There will be tons of these popping up for sale as the event approaches. Make all of your plans as normal and pay attention to the for sale board here. People often buy extra VP's "just in case" and then as plans materialize, they sell what they don't n...
by ACfromSAC
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 29
Views: 3503

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

To echo EGAZ's point on contribution Karma. I put in the work for my camp and for the city. I create on my own without relying on some camp I found on the interwebs to lay the foundation for me. Playa karma has come through three years in a row by way of rewarding me with tickets during the main sal...
by ACfromSAC
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 29
Views: 3503

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

Every year there are threads with people making suggestions for how to fix the "broken" ticket process. This is the absolute worst one I've ever read. I'm not joining some stupid f*cking camp just so I can go to the event. I camp with my friends and family. We do our own thing. We are self-reliant. ...

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