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by Key Man
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Shipwreck Tiki Lounge "Tickets"
Replies: 49
Views: 12989

Shipwreck Tiki Lounge "Tickets"

Today I got the following email, which made me a bit seasick: Friends of Burning Man's Shipwreck Tiki Lounge The 2012 burn is coming fast. Hope you all mamaged to get tix for this year as the Shipwreck Lounge is going to be better than ever! Check out photos of our work in progress of a fully self c...
by Key Man
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 266
Views: 22870

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

I understand what you're saying, but I don't see how, under the circumstances, a photo can be enough. Photo ID can get very gray area. Costume-y looks could make people hard to identify. What are gate personnel supposed do do if someone shows up who looks a "little different" than the photo? Maybe i...
by Key Man
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 266
Views: 22870

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

...if the transfer of funds was thru the borg wouldn't that prevent it from being sold above face value? CM Not really. A seller could still say to a buyer "Pay me $500 and then I'll send a request to transfer the ticket to your name through STEP". You'd pay your premium directly to the scalper, th...
by Key Man
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 266
Views: 22870

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

I'm not an economist, though I HAVE played one on TV. I think the sample IS valid because it's not only the people on ePlaya, but their reports of entire camps, encompassing thousands of Burners. Unless you think they're lying -- and Marian has reportedly confirmed the 1/3 guesstimation -- then you...
by Key Man
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers
Replies: 266
Views: 22870

Re: Do the math: over 50% of tickets went to scalpers

1 eplaya is NOT a representitive sample. This is known because...? There are a mere 36,000 users registered on eplaya. Many are inactive accounts, and many are "dead" spammers who haven't been weeded out, some are sock accounts of one person, and many are one post wonders who forgot their password ...
by Key Man
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The stony silence of the BORG
Replies: 28
Views: 2665

Re: The stony silence of the BORG

Predictions of this precise situation abounded pre-lottery, and the Borg didn't pay attention. Members of the community who pressed the issue were belittled by a handful of lottery drumbeaters, and now we've found that -- indeed -- everything you need to know about this system could have been predi...
by Key Man
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Next year: non-transferable tickets?
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Next year: non-transferable tickets?

Totally agree with the OP. Despite BM's reluctance to go the non-transferable route, I think it is inevitable and will happen, maybe next year.
by Key Man
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: well it looks like it failed.
Replies: 229
Views: 15184

Re: well it looks like it failed.

Interesting point about the Olympics but there are big differences. BM is simpler -- only one event, only one kind of ticket. The bulk of ticket exchanges (especially if a lot of people have duplicate orders now) will happen months in advance, with little time pressure.
by Key Man
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: well it looks like it failed.
Replies: 229
Views: 15184

Re: well it looks like it failed.

YES. Requests outstripping supply by a big margin simply means "Oops, our solution failed". I knew it, I've been predicting it. Yep, no doubt people did recruit friends and relatives to apply for tickets, as backup. And no doubt a decent % of "applications" were from scalpers -- or from their (anony...
by Key Man
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 55368

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Yes, the scalpers don't want to wait too long. Sellout confidence is high (though admittedly not 100% since higher prices will scare some away, the economy might scare others if there is another dip in particular, and some people claim they are even not going because they don't want to play the lot...
by Key Man
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 55368

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Trilobyte, are 2 or more members of a household (or 2 or more people with the exact same address) both/all allowed to buy in the pre, main, and open sales? What about family members with the same address and same last name - does that make any difference? What about a husband and wife with different...
by Key Man
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 55368

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Thanks for the info. Two questions: If in the main sale I opt for the highest tier, do I still have some chance of being selected for a lower tier? I assume that after the tickets are mailed out in June, they can still be gifted, bought, and sold as in previous years, is that right? See you on the p...
by Key Man
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Additional Information
Replies: 87
Views: 7039

Re: Additional Information

I've read lots of the other threads here, though certainly not all - wish you had been more specific about your disagreement. Logistical headache no doubt, but I don't think it's a nightmare, or impossible to manage. More complicated for the buyer and selling agency - yes. A hassle for people whose ...
by Key Man
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Additional Information
Replies: 87
Views: 7039

Re: Additional Information

I've read many opinions here (there have been lots of good ones) and given this a lot of thought. It's tricky and there is no easy, do-no-harm solution. No matter which way this ticketing thing goes and how excellently it is planned, there will be some downside. The inescapable problem is that we ar...
by Key Man
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Free - large burlap shade panel, used
Replies: 1
Views: 3532

Re: Free - large burlap shade panel, used

Gone, has been gifted to a fellow burner who saw this post. Hope it's helpful to you, Kurt.
by Key Man
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Free - large burlap shade panel, used
Replies: 1
Views: 3532

Free - large burlap shade panel, used

If anyone is interested, a used burlap shade canopy, roughly 10 x 16 feet, with an additional large section. Was used on the playa for a few years. Was well rinsed after the last use, though you can never get all the playa dust out of a thing like that. Fairly good condition. Seems to block about 50...
by Key Man
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: The 1200 sequenced LED party pants: A step by step
Replies: 69
Views: 12564

Re: The 1200 sequenced LED party pants: A step by step

Very impressive and nice work! You've got me thinking about doing something similar (albeit on a smaller scale) next year. Just a couple of quick thoughts. The resistors are wasting a bit of power. Not sure what your running voltage is, but couldn't you wire it with LED's only, in series strings wit...
by Key Man
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: What are your favorite images of years past?
Replies: 11
Views: 2845

Re: What are your favorite images of years past?

I've always likes these two...

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by Key Man
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

Re: HexaYurts

We use the expensive stuff, but if cost is an issue all I can say is try it. Most of what I post here is knowledge gained from reading and then trial and error. Because the Yurt is our home on the playa we don't feel comfortable on skimping on materials for it. Regarding the rough edges, we have ne...
by Key Man
Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

Re: HexaYurts (repair)

Hey yurters, I inherited a nice 8' hexayurt this year and am doing the necessary preparations + repairs this weekend... and then the practice setup on sunday. I noticed that quite a bit of the foil on a few of the walls is torn off and some parts with no foil at all... - what is the best way to rep...
by Key Man
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

After getting home I saw that my Hexayurt needed some repair and clean up before getting put away for next year, so I decided to go for it and install a better door while I was at it. AIt took most of the weekend and about 12 trips to the hardware store, but I'm quite happy with the result and thoug...
by Key Man
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Your Burning Man Traditions?
Replies: 96
Views: 26291

After the hard prep work is done and the trailer is loaded, take a test drive in the mountains and know that I'm almost on my way. That always feels good. On the way up north, revisit some favorite places and explore new places along the 395. Think about the Owens Valley, have good Mexican food in B...
by Key Man
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

My wife and I were EXTREMELY happy with our new hexayurt this year. It was well worth the modest expense and less modest prep time. We had the "standard" 8 foot version and it was totally comfortable. Never hot in the daytime, and just slightly cool at night. A few observations... The door is indeed...
by Key Man
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How to meet up with / find friends who arrive before you
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

There's always a big bulletin board near center camp, you could post notices there with camp locations or a meeting place & time. Or just agree to meet on the man side of center camp (for example) at a certain time.
by Key Man
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

I agree that it may or may not work well. My inverter is 1000w so that's not an issue. It will just be a matter of charging capacity of my 80w panel vs. the number of hours I run the cooler (and other stuff) each day. And to what degree the cooler is a piece of junk. :? The panel is 80 watts (maybe...
by Key Man
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

I agree that it may or may not work well. My inverter is 1000w so that's not an issue. It will just be a matter of charging capacity of my 80w panel vs. the number of hours I run the cooler (and other stuff) each day. And to what degree the cooler is a piece of junk. :? The panel is 80 watts (maybe ...
by Key Man
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

I commend you for building your own low power swamp cooler but my pre playa to do list was already overwhelming me! I found a small 60 watt portable swamp cooler at a So Cal supplier for $99 though, and decided to give it a shot. http://www.atrendyhome.com/portableswampcooler.html The solar panel in...
by Key Man
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

(Quote function doesn't seem to work for some reason) Kman, regarding swamp coolers, etc... That's very interesting. I already have a complete solar system and inverter that I use for laptops and little stuff, which has a large marine battery and beefy inverter. I "assumed" that a swamp cooler would...
by Key Man
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

Double post, not sure what's going on here.
by Key Man
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 277590

I know that nothing NEEDS to be beveled, but I have read that many people bevel the joining edges for a tighter fit and improved strength. Seems like a fair amount of extra work, but I plan to do it. Might go your easier route on the door though again, I've read (on this thread) that some take it a ...

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