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by AbundantChoice
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 217933

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Got into the queue. Hairy experience. Server timed out over and over, then I got nothing but a white screen a bunch of times, then I finally got the "click here to convert your request" page, which then ALSO timed out when clicking, then about a minute later I got the confirmation page and a confirm...
by AbundantChoice
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: has anyone received the STEP participation Email?
Replies: 133
Views: 11421

Re: has anyone received the STEP participation Email?

Got my e-mail too. The one thing that would be nice to know is whether it's (a) "your location in the queue has already been determined, so please don't come try to crash our server at 11:59am desperately trying to be first in line" or (b) "when we say first come first served, we mean it, so you'd b...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot (mods please delete)
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Marian confirms that open sale is cancelled

Anyone can fake a blog post response, wait until it shows up as a legitimate post before believing it.
by AbundantChoice
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Amateur astronomers, unite!
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

Re: Amateur astronomers, unite!

Now, sunspots are going to peak in 2012 so a telescope in the daytime with a solar filter could prove interesting. You'd just have to take mechanical precautions to ensure a practical joker couldn't pull your filter off while someone was observing the sun, causing instant blindness to the observer....
by AbundantChoice
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Just a buncha' balloons..
Replies: 93
Views: 10427

Re: Just a buncha' balloons..

you can do some very, very cool things with balloons, LEDs, and little power winches:

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Clearly something like this or this complicated would die a horrible death in the exposed playa, but consider potentially adding some sort of motion?
by AbundantChoice
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Real evidence that the lottery is better....
Replies: 67
Views: 4375

Re: Real evidence that the lottery is better....

Not sure how Coachella works, but as stated elsewhere on the boards, Burning Man tickets aren't mailing out until June and most ticket sites don't allow people to sell something they don't have physical possession of, so I believe that is the reason for such low numbers of scalped BM tickets online...
by AbundantChoice
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin
Replies: 117
Views: 16885

Re: Post Apocalyptic Bedoin

I would also totally read a comic book featuring your outfit on the main character. Love the look.
by AbundantChoice
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Maid Marian talks about ticket issues on the Burning Blog
Replies: 46
Views: 2971

Re: Maid Marian talks about ticket issues on the Burning Blo

An idea that might help: - the 10,000 remaining tickets are sold through the STEP system rather than an open sale - tickets purchased through STEP can only be resold through STEP somehow (has to be a way to make that happen) Doesn't solve the problem, but is actually doable this year? Maybe the way ...
by AbundantChoice
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Anubis
Replies: 133
Views: 30399

Re: Anubis

Get this guy to perform before (or heck, DURING) the burn! I mean, how can you go wrong with "A lost love affair, ancient Egypt, pyramids and skies on fire, a young queen, magic, the afterlife, Anubis, the Underworld, Vampires." [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINYgVtRVjU[/youtube] Seriously...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Unofficial: Idea-share on how to sneak into Burning Man
Replies: 80
Views: 5788

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

I plan on surgically attaching wheels to my knees and elbows and practicing my best engine noises and getting in as a Mutant Vehicle.
by AbundantChoice
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: If the burn does sell out (Positive ideas)
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: If the burn does sell out (Positive ideas)

Orphan Burns! Just the thing. Southern Utah is stunning, not just the National Parks, our state parks rock too. Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels, salt flats. Lots to see and do in Utah. 100%. While Arches and Canyonlands are jaw-dropping, Goblins State Park is like another planet and frighteningly surreal...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Favorite "small" experiences at BM?
Replies: 55
Views: 7904

Favorite "small" experiences at BM?

So given all the negativity in the ticketing threads and the chance that a lot of the big theme camps may be messed up this year, what are some of your favorite "smaller" experiences at Burning Man? My friend who went last year said he spent the majority of his time wandering around off the Esplanad...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 46366

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

I'm bummed out; I got nuthin' I'm totally committed to going (i've already paid camp dues and everything), so i'm going to try STEP, then the open sale, then eventually (ugh) scalpers. So foer now it's less the "damn, I didn't get a ticket" aspect of it, and more the uncertainty of it now. Because I...
by AbundantChoice
Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from the East Coast!
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Hello from the East Coast!

Good to see some other Boston area people around; I'm down in Jamaica Plain myself. You've certainly got more playa experience than I do! Posts from a looong time ago on the board suggested that there was a semi-regular burner meetup over at the Cambridge Beer Company; do you know if that's still go...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme
Topic: Theme: as official an announcement as we are going to get
Replies: 22
Views: 7662

Re: Theme: as official an announcement as we are going to ge

I just hope a number of artists work around the concept as something greater than just human fertility. Soil can be fertile, a phoenix's ashes are fertile, self-replicating machines are fertile in their own way,, etc. I think it'd be more interesting to see the "2.0" aspect of it inspire people to e...
by AbundantChoice
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Other festivals
Replies: 41
Views: 4349

Re: Other festivals

If you want another festival that centers around fire, but in a totally different way, check out the Festival de las Fallas over in Valencia. Basically these groups create massive satirical parodical statues of celebrities, politicians, etc. Then over a week there are crazy parades, "percussive" fir...
by AbundantChoice
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Troll Bait
Replies: 65
Views: 8016

Re: Troll Bait

At entry, you will be asked by your Greeter to provide your best mouth-based "wobble bass" line. If your "wobble bass" is not judged as up to par, a team of three greeters will be assembled and you will be asked to provide a "heavy drop". 2 of 3 must find your "drop" sufficiently "heavy" in order to...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Finally getting to the Playa in 2012!
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Finally getting to the Playa in 2012!

Welcome aboard. I hope that whitish object in your profile is a potato--which is this year's theme--and not a pineapple--which might set off Simon's PTSD. Fear not, it's potato. Just a little Potato Sun God sacrificing a Potato Peon to the Shiny Purple Elder Egg. Certainly less menacing than pineap...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Finally getting to the Playa in 2012!
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Finally getting to the Playa in 2012!

Hi everybody, it looks like I finally get to come out to the playa in 2012. I actually lived in SF 12-7 years ago, but never had a chance to pull off a Burning Man trip while I was actually local. Now, even though i'm on the other side of the country in Boston, i'm finally in a situation where I can...

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