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by reader2580
Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What happens if you get tickets and no vehicle pass?
Replies: 19
Views: 2723

Re: What happens if you get tickets and no vehicle pass?

Remember, the number of passes on offer is not less than the number of passes used this year. I think that people who ended up paying $40 for nothing will be less willing to do so again. I think they should have provided more wiggle room, but I don't think there's any reason to panic about scarcity...
by reader2580
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What happens if you get tickets and no vehicle pass?
Replies: 19
Views: 2723

Re: What happens if you get tickets and no vehicle pass?

It seems at some point that vehicle passes will be even more valuable than the entry tickets as the number of vehicle passes are reduced. My fear is you won't be able to find a vehicle pass at any price. With 27,000 vehicle passes they expect each vehicle to average about 2.6 people per vehicle if t...
by reader2580
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akward gu
Replies: 40
Views: 4760

Re: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akwar

I didn't realize they are cutting vehicle passes fairly dramatically this year. For general sale there is only about one vehicle pass available for every four tickets being sold. That seems to make it pretty hard to get a vehicle pass. While I would like to go to Burning Man at least once, I might j...
by reader2580
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What happens if you get tickets and no vehicle pass?
Replies: 19
Views: 2723

What happens if you get tickets and no vehicle pass?

Burning Man has reduced the total number of vehicle passes by over 20% for 2015. What happens if you get tickets, but can't get a vehicle pass? Do you just end up having to sell your tickets because you can't go? The general sale has 40,000 tickets, but only 12,000 vehicle passes. Assuming most will...
by reader2580
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akward gu
Replies: 40
Views: 4760

Re: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akwar

Bless wrote:
reader2580 wrote:We even made the 4,000 mile round trip twice in 2013.
Might I ask why you drove 4,000 miles to and from the playa but did not attend the event?
Our group goes to other events out on the Playa. The event we attend every year is several weeks after Burning Man.
by reader2580
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akward gu
Replies: 40
Views: 4760

Re: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akwar

Elliot wrote:Can you repair bicycles?
Yes, actually I can. I've even built an entire touring bicycle from the frame up once. It has been a long time since I did major bicycle repairs, but I can still do the basics for sure. I would have to relearn some of the stuff.
by reader2580
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akward gu
Replies: 40
Views: 4760

Re: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akwar

Counting on friends to go with you can result in disappointment, so be ready emotionally and financially for people not to commit, or for people to drop out of the trip by June. Have a Plan A & a Plan B, at least. (It is more expensive and more time-consuming to prepare than most first-timers imagi...
by reader2580
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akward gu
Replies: 40
Views: 4760

Re: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akwar

I think it would fun to go to Burning Man once, but I am concerned I might not enjoy it. I really wouldn't know until I do it once. I would feel guilty about taking up a ticket if I didn't like it. I'll have to talk to my friends and see if anyone is really interested. Who knows if we could even buy...
by reader2580
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akward gu
Replies: 40
Views: 4760

Re: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akwar

I feel like I wouldn't be prepared infrastructure wise after reading about everyone bringing monkey huts, swamp coolers, and everything else. My party tent has never been tested in the 40 to 60 MPH winds like are not that uncommon on the Playa. My guess is it has been in winds maybe 30 to 40 MPH. I'...
by reader2580
Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akward gu
Replies: 40
Views: 4760

Is Burning Man the right place for a shy, socially akward gu

Some friends of mine have indicated a desire to someday attend Burning Man. I'm wondering how I would do at Burning Man as a shy, socially akward guy? I don't drink and I don't go to bars or anything of the like. I also don't typically stay up too late at night. My friends would fit right in at Burn...
by reader2580
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New car fees and more great ideas
Replies: 96
Views: 20587

Re: New car fees and more great ideas

The MN State Fair started charging for parking in the early 90s. At first, cars with 4 or more passengers got free parking to encourage car pooling. After a decade or so they started charging all cars for parking. The MN State Fair at least used all the parking revenue to start a massive free park a...
by reader2580
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Circus Tents
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Circus Tents

The best place to get party/circus tents is from tent rental companies at the beginning or end of the season when they sell off older tents to get new ones. I have a 20x20 commercial Eureka tent I bought from a rental company. It has survived very high winds out at Black Rock.
by reader2580
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Questions about lnt, gray water removal, large kitchens
Replies: 55
Views: 10983

Re: Questions about lnt, gray water removal, large kitchens

Each person doesn't have to set up their own wash station at a communal camp. Just set up a communal set of dish pans and have everyone wash and rinse their personal dishes. Now, this doesn't work if everyone doesn't eat at the same time. My solution is simply to use disposable plates and silverware...
by reader2580
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Professional Playa Power Protocols
Replies: 43
Views: 6599

Re: Professional Playa Power Protocols

Would the generator rental places really be able to satisfy the demand for rental units if everyone started doing that instead of bringing their own? Remember, the LLC already rents a lot of generators which means fewer for burners. I looked into renting a generator from the local Cat rental place i...
by reader2580
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Is the BMIR audio stream really live?
Replies: 4
Views: 3554

Re: Is the BMIR audio stream really live?

I think I figured it out. If you hit stop in Media Player and then hit replay later it seems to start playing an archived copy of the stream instead of going back to live. I restarted my Media Player and now I'm pretty sure I'm getting the live stream as they were talking about the temple being prep...
by reader2580
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Is the BMIR audio stream really live?
Replies: 4
Views: 3554

Is the BMIR audio stream really live?

I have been listening to the BMIR audio stream on and off through Windows Media Player. Is this really live, or are they replaying from earlier in the week? For the past few days I keep hearing promotions for events such as Tutu Tuesday that happened several days ago. I just a few minutes ago heard ...
by reader2580
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What hours does traffic move at speed limit on 447?
Replies: 24
Views: 4488

Re: What hours does traffic move at speed limit on 447?

Reader Ive done the drive many times. there are plenty of safe places to pull off. That holds true for other two lane highways. Selfish power tripping slow drivers refuse to pull over, they dont care if a 100 cars are following them. So youll continue to get passed with inches to spare and have to ...
by reader2580
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What hours does traffic move at speed limit on 447?
Replies: 24
Views: 4488

Re: What hours does traffic move at speed limit on 447?

There is almost no place to pull over on 447, especially for a motorhome or any vehicle towing a trailer. There are metal or fiberglass posts along the road for much of the length of 447. The best place to pull over would probably be in one of the towns along the way. We had a tire issue along north...
by reader2580
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Drilling holes for rebar
Replies: 30
Views: 18984

Re: Drilling holes for rebar

I have pounded 3/4" 40 inch long stakes into the playa before. I use a 1/2" 36 inch long masonry bit to drill holes first. A cordless drill doesn't have enough power for such a long bit. I use a really old really big Craftsman drill to make the holes. I have a stake extractor to get them out when le...
by reader2580
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Nevada Food License
Replies: 39
Views: 28342

Re: Nevada Food License

I sold food out on the Playa for a different event last month. Getting the Nevada temporary food permit was easy. The requirements are pretty lenient compared to what I have seen in other states and cities. My total cost for permit and stuff to comply was maybe $80. I didn't get inspected probably b...

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