ARRIVAL

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ARRIVAL

Postby winger » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:20 am

Maybe someone can help this BM virgin. I have two times they say that the gates will open. One is around 6pm on sunday and the other is monday morning. Anyone got an answer?

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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby mgb327 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:47 am

:roll:
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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby Ano » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:02 am

survival guide

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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:47 am

Read this front to back to front to back and front again.

And then again.


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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby plantmandan » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:19 am

6pm Sunday. If you arrive early without the proper early entry pass, they will divert you into a makeshift parking lot that will take hours to exit when the gate finally does open. If your goal is to arrive at 6pm sharp, plan on arriving in Gerlach at 5:30ish.

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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:39 am

50,000 people will be there with you. :shock:

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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby Eric » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:22 pm

plantmandan wrote:If your goal is to arrive at 6pm sharp, plan on arriving in Gerlach at 5:30ish.


You will not be at Gate at 6pm sharp so don't even try. If you get there early, you end up in D Lot and may not get in until Monday morning.

Don't plan on hanging out in Gerlach, it pisses off the locals (who we need to continue to like us for the event to keep on keeping on). Leave Reno at 4-4:30 and you should hit the line for Gate sometime around 6-8ish, depending on how many other thousands of people decide they want to be at Gate at 6pm sharp.
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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby winger » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:46 am

I am confused. on the ticket it says monday morning and dont be early.

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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby Jackass » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:14 am

Nobody likes an early emily
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:22 am

winger
I guess when the ticket was designed they didn't know that it would be at 6 on Sunday evening, so the ticket isn't accurate. Maybe it will help spread out entry, at least this year.
The reason why they say "don't be early" is that they don't want the two-land highway to become a parking lot.
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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby trilobyte » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:31 am

Giving this a nudge over to the Transportation board.

Both are right. Technically, the event begins at 12:01am Monday morning (as the ticket says). However, the BLM has granted Burning Man the permission to open the gates at 6pm on Sunday.

As others have said though, don't make plans to come queue hours (or days) before the gates open. If you show up very early they just turn you around and send you away (and it's a couple hours' drive back to Reno), otherwise they move you to D-lot, which is a holding area and something along the lines of Burning Man purgatory.

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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:12 am

trilobyte wrote:...and something along the lines of Burning Man purgatory.

*brain starts whirling with Dantesque ideas...*
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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby mamasharon » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:55 pm

I am determined to make this years' lines a party. I mean, really, if I'm going to be stuck in a line for eight hours, I think it's stupid to not start partying then and there. How about a thread suggesting great ways to pass the time? Mama

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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby Rice » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:27 pm

mamasharon wrote:I am determined to make this years' lines a party. I mean, really, if I'm going to be stuck in a line for eight hours, I think it's stupid to not start partying then and there. How about a thread suggesting great ways to pass the time? Mama

By partying, you mean joking around and having good conversations?? Right?

Law Enforcement will ticket anyone with open containers. (and probably search your vehicle too) So, be smart. Wait till you are at your camp before having a "cold one".

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Re: ARRIVAL

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:54 pm

What's the rush?


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