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by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately
Replies: 94
Views: 6372

Re: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately

this year is a learning experience for everyone and I don't fault them one bit. I'm hoping things improve next year. That's a lovely sentiment, but once you've been through 3 or 4 years, it becomes harder and harder to say genuinely. "It was a learning experience, next time will be better!" works w...
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets Offered yet to anyone in STEP line?
Replies: 13
Views: 2403

Re: Tickets Offered yet to anyone in STEP line?

From what I know, nobody is on the STEP list yet. 2000 people have been accepted, in that they've successfully REQUESTED being added to STEP. Nobody has confirmation of being in STEP yet, let alone actually awarded the chance to purchase a ticket. Maybe by that wording they really meant "you've been...
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Let the whine flow
Replies: 23
Views: 2523

Re: Let the whine flow

20000+ people without tickets, 200 STEP tickets supposedly available................ yeah this won't end well. I keep hearing that "We're very confident that everybody who wants to go to Burning Man this year will be able to" mantra over and over in my head, even though BMORG abruptly stopped saying...
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Announcing the "Crush your Hopes" INSTEP Program
Replies: 24
Views: 4008

Re: Announcing the "Crush your Hopes" INSTEP Program

I don't know if I should scream, cry, or LOL..... so I'm doing them all at once right now.
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: what time did you receive your STEP confirmation email?
Replies: 73
Views: 7166

Re: what time did you receive your STEP confirmation email?

usurpedus wrote:I received mine at 12:10 PM PST
Same here, 12:10. I'm not on a very good internet connection, but I was trying since 11:59. Maybe I got lucky?
I wonder how far down the list we are. No "tickets are available for you to buy" email yet.
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately
Replies: 94
Views: 6372

Re: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately

From people I've talked to on MSN, posts in this forum, and other info..... I'm seeing about a 1 in 3 success rate so far, in terms of number of people who successfully got into the STEP lineup, versus number of people who tried but didn't get in. If that's roughly correct, and assuming there are no...
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 206638

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Tell us when you get in the queue, and better yet, SCREAM when you get tickets! Remember, all we've accomplished today is REQUESTING to be added to the 2000-person lineup. The notification I got was: Thank you, your request to be added to the WANT List was successful.. Not "Thank you, you were adde...
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately
Replies: 94
Views: 6372

Re: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately

Looks like STEP is closed. Took about 15 or 20 minutes before people started getting this: We're sorry, but the STEP queue is now closed. You should have received an email from Burning Man with information about the limitations of the queue including if and/or when it will be reopened. Oh boy. :( So...
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately
Replies: 94
Views: 6372

Re: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately

Follow up post, to help others who are working through the process: I did manage to get through to the site after about 10 minutes of refreshing. I recommend refreshing once every minute or two. When you get through, you'll see a blank screen with the BM logo up top, and in the middle of the screen ...
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately
Replies: 94
Views: 6372

STEP has launched... but server crashed immediately

At exactly 12:00 PST I went to the link provided in the STEP email I was sent a few days ago. Nothing connected. A few refreshes, and the same result. I guess the best thing to do is keep trying? Not every second of course, but every couple minutes. Anyone get through yet? Hopefully it won't be down...
by drutter
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT
Replies: 59
Views: 4632

Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Max Callahan wrote:NO, no everyone, this is what we need.
Sure 161 burners don't get to go...
Claiming there are only 161 people who can't get tickets is going to get you in trouble with the 20000 or so who can't get tickets. Don't minimize our pain, maaaan.
by drutter
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: BMORG: The first scalpers.
Replies: 28
Views: 2656

Re: BMORG: The first scalpers.

BMORG may not be the greediest scalpers, but they were the first. I do see what you're saying, and agree. Yes, they knew there would be a mad ticket scramble this year, and yes, they effectively gouged via the early ticket sales. It coulda been much worse, though. I have a feeling a lot of people a...
by drutter
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 43316

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Put us (2) down as another "hoping Step works for us". Would have been our 4th and 5th Burn.
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Please Help Preserve the Low Income Ticket Program
Replies: 50
Views: 6287

Re: Please Help Preserve the Low Income Ticket Program

I registered for 240, as that is my absolute maximum (plus gas from Canada, and so forth). I lost the lottery. I do think it's fair that I get the chance at low income passes. After all, I have a very low income. Poverty level, by North American standards anyway. (Not complaining, just providing bac...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Shut the FUCK up about virgins.
Replies: 91
Views: 10442

Re: Shut the FUCK up about virgins.

Nah I wasn't offended, just saying it's weird to tell people to "be nice" via screaming swear words in their face. Our Dad used to threaten to beat us whenever we hit each other because "violence is bad". Rather conflicting message! LOL I just want to share my story about being a virgin last year. L...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 19748

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

Lottery ended our theme camp plans for this year, but we might still scratch something unofficial together, depending on who's able to go. We're about 30% ticketed at this point. :?
Good luck all.
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man
Replies: 80
Views: 5463

Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Just try to dive onto the various trampolines scattered about. What could go wrong?! No parachute? No problem. Hmmmm. That adds a whole other element to my plan, thank you. On one hand, if you have good aim, the initial impact will be negated. On the other, depending on trajectory, you could end up...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man
Replies: 80
Views: 5463

Re: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man

Nipple (above), that was HILARIOUS! Wow... that humour was right up my alley! I'm still LOLing :D :mrgreen: :twisted: :P :D :mrgreen: :twisted: :P Personally I plan to dress up as a giant lotto ball and just roll right in. Everyone knows about the lottery and loves it! What could go wrong :) Hmmm, n...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Shut the FUCK up about virgins.
Replies: 91
Views: 10442

Re: Shut the FUCK up about virgins.

I don't really appreciate the tone of the OP. Hard to tell people to be nice by shouting nasty curses and threats in their faces, and be taken seriously. That said, I think us "veterans" should realize just how inexperienced at Burning we really are. I'm hoping to make this my 5th year. A veteran by...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Sad...when I should be extremely happy
Replies: 20
Views: 1499

Re: Sad...when I should be extremely happy

I was one of the fortunate ones...I got selected to go to BM. Two tickets - one for my husband and one for myself. But the more I read the forums the more I think about just selling mine back to the STEP program. It seems everyone has lost the BM spirit. Camps are getting split up, some of them are...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "GOING TO GET TICKETS" Thread.
Replies: 45
Views: 2438

Re: Official "GOING TO GET TICKETS" Thread.

*spreads pure positivity and happy, fun, tasty, sexual (if consenting), exciting, delightful, glorious, unabated pure OPTIMISM all over the thread*
YAY!!!! Burning Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "GOING TO GET TICKETS" Thread.
Replies: 45
Views: 2438

Re: Official "GOING TO GET TICKETS" Thread.

u will get a ticket as will everyone else who wants to go Nice sentiment, but that's all it is, a hope with no basis in reality. There are already thousands of Burners who won't be able to go because of this - read around the forum a little. Some people need to begin their buying and planning TODAY...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Prediction: text of the upcoming YOU LOST THE LOTTERY email
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Prediction: text of the upcoming YOU LOST THE LOTTERY em

Just did Thanks, as I'm still waiting for my rejection letter. Here it is, as per your post in that thread: Title: Burning Man Ticket Main Sale Notification We're really sorry to inform you that your entry was not selected in the Main Sale to purchase Burning Man 2012 tickets. But remember this isn...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Prediction: text of the upcoming YOU LOST THE LOTTERY email
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Prediction: text of the upcoming YOU LOST THE LOTTERY em

Nipple wrote:Could someone post the entire text of the email and the subject?
Agreed! Anyone? :|
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Prediction: text of the upcoming YOU LOST THE LOTTERY email
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Prediction: text of the upcoming YOU LOST THE LOTTERY em

oneeyeddick wrote:There are people on FB saying they already got their denial notices.
Sweet, still nothing here.
So... how close is my prediction?
litlaur wrote:I'm guessing there will be no apology because they consider the lottery to be a success.
They raked in record profits... of course it was a success! :wink:
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Prediction: text of the upcoming YOU LOST THE LOTTERY email
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Prediction: text of the upcoming YOU LOST THE LOTTERY email

The lottery is over, and anyone who "won" has been emailed. Those of us who lost haven't yet been emailed. Here's my prediction of what it will say: 1 ) We're so sorry, so very very sorry. This was a learning experience for us and it will be much better next year. Work with us! 2 ) We believe that ...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 50705

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

Hi! This is my first year. My boyfriend registered for 2 tickets at tier 2, and recieved them yesterday! YAY! :D I registered for one and still no dice. Maybe the system noticed you were 2 people trying for 3 tickets? Apparently, they had ways of knowing, and were dropping people's lottery entries ...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 63665

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

I've never entered a lottery in my life, until now. Turns out my skepticism of random draws was right! I lost. :( My best friend was awarded two tickets when he only requested one. As in, two different confirmation emails, two different bank charges for the same amount. We went back and checked his ...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 63665

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

I get the impression that the cost of tickets doesn't go to personal gain... it goes to the cost of the construction of BRC, the art grants, the cleanup, etc. etc. Perhaps that's optimistic of me. Nice notion :) Unfortunately it just isn't the case. Many people within the organization are profiting...
by drutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 63665

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

Hi! This is my first year. My boyfriend registered for 2 tickets at tier 2, and recieved them yesterday! YAY! :D I registered for one and still no dice. Maybe the system noticed you were 2 people trying for 3 tickets? Apparently, they had ways of knowing, and were dropping people's lottery entries ...

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