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by vargaso
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP Experience thread 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 12292

Re: STEP registration

Still getting error message now. I'm pretty much out of luck with STEP even if I do eventually get in, at this point. I'm pretty damn understanding about technical issue, being in the field myself, but this is cockup after cockup, multiple years running, with Ticketfly. I know it was too late to cha...
by vargaso
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP Experience thread 2016
Replies: 75
Views: 12292

STEP Experience thread 2016

[Mod note: I've edited the thread title and am merging threads discussing STEP experiences here. Please feel free to share your experience registering, buying, or selling your tickets through STEP here, or to express encouragement and congratulations to those who are able to get the tickets they ne...
by vargaso
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3113
Views: 407680

Re: Rest In Peace

https://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/bluetarp [wattachment=0]image.jpeg[/attachment] Really!? Fuck. His writing on Burning Man were some of the first I'd come across on the Web, and instrumental in researching when I finally decided to go. He and Brad Templeton were invaluable resources. Damn. ...
by vargaso
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Solution to ticket problem (2 week event)
Replies: 59
Views: 4564

Re: Solution to ticket problem (2 week event)

I'm sure I'm not alone in not wanting to give more people a chance to go. My main gripe with the BMORG is this messianic idea of "spreading Burning Man culture" by pimping out the event in the media every chance they get. It's the mistaken adolescent equivalent of "Hey, if MORE people like punk rock...
by vargaso
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yes there was a waiting room problem.
Replies: 26
Views: 8951

Re: Yes there was a waiting room problem.

Oops, welcome to the latest installment of being beta testers for their ticket system. Maybe they should spend some time beforehand trying to figure this stuff out before the sale goes live. Or at least not have us pay $15 or whatever the amount was per ticket for the benefit of it. At least when M...
by vargaso
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Yes there was a waiting room problem.
Replies: 26
Views: 8951

Re: Yes there was a waiting room problem.

"In this respect we’re kind of industry oddballs — it is standard practice in most high-volume ticket sales to use a waiting room like this, but it is philosophically out of line with how we feel participants should be treated in a sale." Yes, adorable industry "oddballs," not obstinate and insular...
by vargaso
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: When will the Leonardo DaVinci Art Tickets be available
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: When will the Leonardo DaVinci Art Tickets be available

These are still available. I'm wondering if they really haven't sold 500 of them yet, or if they're just keeping it open to sell as many of these high-cost tickets as possible.
by vargaso
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Let's make the burn a truly multi-ethnic event.
Replies: 47
Views: 7538

Re: Let's make the burn a truly multi-ethnic event.

Bless wrote:There's already plenty of diversity at the event.

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Ha!
by vargaso
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle passes do what?
Replies: 36
Views: 2958

Re: Vehicle passes do what?

Possibly - this thread does have an abundance of the same old complaints and arguments as seen in previous years. Yeah, that's what happens when inane processes are thought up by idiots in charge and they don't listen to feedback and the same stupid shit keeps happening. People keep complaining! Se...
by vargaso
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Solution to ticket problem (2 week event)
Replies: 59
Views: 4564

Re: Solution to ticket problem (2 week event)

A more feasible solution would be to put BRC on wheels and do a 20-city tour. Wheels of Feels! C'mom BMORG, make it happen, why aren't you listening to the COMMUNITY!?
by vargaso
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Best way for an outsider to get involved
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Re: Best way for an outsider to get involved

Hello, I went to my first burn in 2014 and had a wonderful time. I have tried unsuccessfully to obtain main sale tickets in 2015 and 2016. I have been reading about how it's recommended to get involved with the community if you are looking to obtain tickets, but my question is what is the best way ...
by vargaso
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 8511

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

Moderator Sparr has spoken. So anyway, for anyone who doesn't agree that you could use a flatbed to haul in a friend with no VP... what's the point where it's OK/not OK? Let's say I carry a friend's van with all his gear, all the way there from Seattle. That's a trailered vehicle for sure. What if ...
by vargaso
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 8511

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

It remains my opinion that the vehicle passes are an inane process thought up by bureaucrats that like to charge people money for things they were used to doing for free. This NAILS it. The desired effect comes limiting the ratio of passes to tickets sold, but why scalp us the extra $80? To encoura...
by vargaso
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2664
Views: 273428

Re: what are you listening to?

Ugly Dougly wrote:Tuvan throat singers and Bulgarian women's choir, combining two of the most haunting sounds in world music.

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I've heard both of these separately, but the sounds they make together rearrange DNA strands. Geez, just sublime.
by vargaso
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2664
Views: 273428

Re: what are you listening to?

Not a week goes by that I don't spend at least a little time listening to Underworld, but with a new record dropping in a couple weeks and having just gotten tickets to see them next month, they've been the soundtrack to my last couple days... https://youtu.be/he8JwYDL1wk?t=31m42s LOVE Underworld. ...
by vargaso
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2664
Views: 273428

Re: what are you listening to?

New Order, 1981. Soooo good.

by vargaso
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3132
Views: 277737

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

You are forgetting the cornerstone of his campaign. He even says he can't do it--WITHOUT YOU! That's the whole point. He's not trying to rally you out and vote for him so he can win. He's trying to rally you out and into a hugh coalition that will continue to be a force after he is elected to put p...
by vargaso
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3132
Views: 277737

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

I've love to see Bernie win IF there was a chance in hell he'd accomplish even 10% of his platform, but there's no fucking way. So it's Hillary for me. There is only ONE reason Sanders would lose, and you have hit it on the head. People have to BELIEVE IT to ACHIEVE IT. If you ever heard your kids ...
by vargaso
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Let's make the burn a truly multi-ethnic event.
Replies: 47
Views: 7538

Re: Let's make the burn a truly multi-ethnic event.

It seems to me that there's a big difference between asking: "Are we as a community doing anything (even unintentionally) that might be discouraging members of certain groups from attending? If so, what are those things, can we address them, and how?" vs. "We don't have enough people from these gro...
by vargaso
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 3132
Views: 277737

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

Kasich looks like a pretty decent guy given what we have to work with. Party politics be damned (my politics lie squarely Libertarian), he looks as good or better than most. And compared to Hillary? Please. Kasich is the only Republican candidate left who isn't a legitimate nutcase. I'd be OK with ...
by vargaso
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Let's make the burn a truly multi-ethnic event.
Replies: 47
Views: 7538

Re: Let's make the burn a truly multi-ethnic event.

I watched the video, seems like it was put together by people of color to explain to other people of color what Burning Man is about and that while it may seem like a "white people" thing, it's actually quite inclusive and has something offer to people of all hues. There's even a black guy on there ...
by vargaso
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 8511

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

An interesting thought from DustyCrevasse (heh) on the Main Sale thread (https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?p=1105120#p1105120): SO here’s the thing. Assuming it worked as they said: "when the sale opens, everyone in the 20-minute waiting room will be assigned a place in line that is not re...
by vargaso
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13526

Re: Main Sale

Assuming there were more people in the waiting room than their were tickets available then nobody who was NOT in the waiting room should have gotten a ticket at all. If there were fewer people in the waiting room then their were ticket available then everyone in the waiting room should have gotten ...
by vargaso
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13526

Re: Main Sale

The only thing that would reduce scalping, yet not increase your chances at getting a ticket, and in fact would probably decrease individual chances, would be to tie an ID to a ticket. Look that one up in the search bar here, and you'll see countless pros and cons on that one. The fact is that peop...
by vargaso
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13526

Re: Main Sale

By minimizing this and not taking steps to seriously revamp the ticketing process, this is just going to keep getting worse. That's the thing, what would you have them do? No matter the setup, tickets will sell out in under an hour. As explained a few times earlier in this thread, "true" first-come...
by vargaso
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13526

Re: Main Sale

Burning Man is a weird and freaky thing. Even in these last few years of ticket scarcity, getting a ticket is the easy part. I would disagree with that statement. Ticket procurement has been the biggest pain in the ass for me with regards to the event. I don't blame anything other than supply and d...
by vargaso
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Forgot to registerate for main sale. what do I do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: Forgot to registerate for main sale. what do I do?

tamarakay wrote:Oh I see, the important dates doesn't say registration opens, you have to click through to the step page. I hope everyone catches that
I don't. :)
by vargaso
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13526

Re: Main Sale

I feel like there's something missing or I don't understand something about tickets. So in lottery years (aka this year and 2012) I was unable to get ticket in the main sale. Fine. But I really cannot wait until the Last minute sale and possibly not even STEP to make sure I have a ticket. Last year...
by vargaso
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13526

Re: the waiting room

I'm in the queue. For what it's worth, I'm using Chrome on a Mac, but I don't think it matters. I hit the link from the ticket email at 11:30 just to see what happens and was placed in the waiting room with the "The sale will start soon. There is no need to refresh this page. You'll automatically be...
by vargaso
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Site Upgrade & Feedback 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 6444

Re: Site Upgrade & Feedback 2016

The new look is great and long overdue, nice job! Page load does seem a bit slower, but that could just be internet connection today.

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