Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by evulatheng » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:30 pm

STEP (the Secure Ticket Exchange Program) will launch on 22nd of February, and the secondary sale begins on 28th of March with 10,000 additional tickets. Crossing fingers dammit!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by Nipple » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:30 pm

My guess: It will be staged like the secondary sale, but for the people that didn't get lotteried tickets, it will happen behind closed doors, with them first.

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by Bounce530 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:31 pm

How long till the "Hitler didn't win the lottery" youtube shows up?
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by thisisthatwhichis » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:34 pm

Bounce530 wrote:How long till the "Hitler didn't win the lottery" youtube shows up?

It's up already.........


This thread makes me sad...... :(
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by forge » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:35 pm

BetaBox wrote:100,000 ticket requests.......ffffffffuuuuuu

After so many rejections in life, I just never expected Burning Man to reject me.
How do you know there were 100K ticket requests?

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by Rice » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:36 pm

orogob wrote:allright, let's all buy tickets back for 1300 USD each. you somewhat blew it, ticket-crew. welcome tourists with the funny hats. this will be burning man then.

try your lock here; I encourage all of you long time playa goes to buy tickets at outrageous prices:
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by madScientist2012 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:37 pm

If I wanted to buy scalped tickets on stubhub for 700 dollars I would have told you so.

Why is it that I know very few actual burners who got tickets, the most active ones have been denied and all I see is more rules about who can go and who cant.

Not to mention the fact that everyone I know that did get tickets got charged 390 dollars a piece for them.

What is this coming to? Are we going to have to organize a different event?

Rejection from an event that is about being open and free is a horrible way to choose people.

Make it meaningful, guarantee tickets for 2013, especially if the person is rejected for this lottery

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by ecweber » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:40 pm

Bounce,

Been reading the threads and it all sounds shitty. Sorry to hear about all the rejection emails and other correspondence.

So I guess the next option is the STEP...

... or, as I like to put it:

Disgusted
Unchosen
Burner
Secure
Ticket
Exchange
Program

Also known as DUBSTEP

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by Nipple » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:40 pm

madScientist2012 wrote: Make it meaningful, guarantee tickets for 2013, especially if the person is rejected for this lottery
That's what started this whole thing... there are never any guarantees in life.

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by pink » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:43 pm

I haven't gotten a denial email yet either. I was also starting to wonder if somehow my confirmed registration got lost in the ether.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by Ack Shuel Lee » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:43 pm

Last year I bought four Pre-Sale Burning Man tickets. I gave two away and sold the other two at face value due of health issues ( I was unable to attend.) I donated to Black Rock ARTs fund. I also donated over $1000.00 to different art projects (some of which have yet to follow through on their end!) This year BM went to a lottery system for tickets to which I applied for two and WAS NOT SELECTED. Thus, I am sure that the people behind BM ARE NUTS and NO I WILL NOT "try" again to get tickets as they so "warmly" suggest. Burning Man: FAIL!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by Scatter42 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:46 pm

Just got my rejection notice!

The playa hates me waaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaaaa

Guess I'll go sit inna corner and pout, and be pathetic, and cry, and.... and.... and....

waaaaaaaahaaaaaaahaaaaaaa I wanna go home!

(pouting begins.... now)

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by jorgebongo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:47 pm

Hey every one I got 2 rejection letters, so if you were lookin for the one you were supposed to get.
I'll forward it to ya! Cheers
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by BetaBox » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:49 pm

jorgebongo wrote:Hey every one I got 2 rejection letters, so if you were lookin for the one you were supposed to get.
I'll forward it to ya! Cheers
SAME HERE!!! a ha hah

I was like......."that was just a double-tap shot straight through my chest."
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by mattscientist » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:50 pm

I am sure there is an answer to this but... Why didn't they just level the playing field and average out the price of all the tickets so some people don't get stuck with a $390 bill. LAME! A ticket tiered systems make sense when they are trying to get numbers, clearly not the case.

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Post by Bounce530 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:50 pm

Eric- Thats a classic right there! :lol:
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by spacecat » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:50 pm

jorgebongo wrote:Hey every one I got 2 rejection letters, so if you were lookin for the one you were supposed to get.
I'll forward it to ya! Cheers
Same. I received the same email twice, 2 seconds apart.

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by elKay » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:53 pm

packlet wrote:
The worst is that STEP requires the person selling it back to the community to LOSE $$$. Imagine how much that will piss people off. You would think that BMORG, having created this mess, would suck it up and pay the fee.

In all fairness, if i had an extra ticket to sell, i would NEED to sell at what i paid for it (including fees).
My email says that if I want to sell my ticket through step, ( I don't ) I have to sell it at face value, "minus restocking fees".

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by forty_eight » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:54 pm

The rejection email is like a reach around ... it's the gentlemanly thing to do. Now, where's my reach around, BM! Haha

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Post by AntiM » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:54 pm

Ack Shuel Lee wrote:Last year I bought four Pre-Sale Burning Man tickets. I gave two away and sold the other two at face value due of health issues ( I was unable to attend.) I donated to Black Rock ARTs fund. I also donated over $1000.00 to different art projects (some of which have yet to follow through on their end!) This year BM went to a lottery system for tickets to which I applied for two and WAS NOT SELECTED. Thus, I am sure that the people behind BM ARE NUTS and NO I WILL NOT "try" again to get tickets as they so "warmly" suggest. Burning Man: FAIL!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by AntiM » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:54 pm

Ack Shuel Lee wrote:Last year I bought four Pre-Sale Burning Man tickets. I gave two away and sold the other two at face value due of health issues ( I was unable to attend.) I donated to Black Rock ARTs fund. I also donated over $1000.00 to different art projects (some of which have yet to follow through on their end!) This year BM went to a lottery system for tickets to which I applied for two and WAS NOT SELECTED. Thus, I am sure that the people behind BM ARE NUTS and NO I WILL NOT "try" again to get tickets as they so "warmly" suggest. Burning Man: FAIL!
OCCUPY THE PLAYA is OFFICIAL enacted as of this posting! Right here! Right now!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by selectricity » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:54 pm

spacecat wrote:
jorgebongo wrote:Hey every one I got 2 rejection letters, so if you were lookin for the one you were supposed to get.
I'll forward it to ya! Cheers
Same. I received the same email twice, 2 seconds apart.
Might be to avoid having the email get junk/spam foldered.

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by Nipple » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:55 pm

You people who are hoarding rejection letters make me SO MAD.

You better put those letters back into the STREP program!

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Post by Foxfur » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:03 pm

Nipple wrote:You people who are hoarding rejection letters make me SO MAD.

You better put those letters back into the STREP program!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by BarShirley » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:05 pm

Fawn wrote:Trying to stay positive about this whole thing but right now I just want to cry.....Burning Man means so much to me and my fiance. It was where we got engaged last year and we are planning our wedding there this year...........We both registered for 2 tickets but didn't get them....Just praying that the STEP program or open sale work for us. If it doesn't I don't know what we are going to do....... :(


We are in the same predicament. I registered for 2 and missed out.
Planning a Playa wedding is a challenge in itself but not winning tickets is just shattering.
Our Friend who became an ordained minister to wed us this year got a ticket. Sounds like his free on the 31/08 now.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by BarShirley » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:06 pm

Fawn wrote:Trying to stay positive about this whole thing but right now I just want to cry.....Burning Man means so much to me and my fiance. It was where we got engaged last year and we are planning our wedding there this year...........We both registered for 2 tickets but didn't get them....Just praying that the STEP program or open sale work for us. If it doesn't I don't know what we are going to do....... :(


We are in the same predicament. I registered for 2 and missed out.
Planning a Playa wedding is a challenge in itself but not winning tickets is just shattering.
Our Friend who became an ordained minister to wed us this year got a ticket. Sounds like his free on the 31/08 now.
Fingers crossed our dreams come true and we get "home" to enjoy our wedding day.

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by thisisthatwhichis » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:09 pm

Nipple wrote:You people who are hoarding rejection letters make me SO MAD.

Want to trade your ticket for one? :evil:
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Post by Ack Shuel Lee » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:12 pm

Right here. Write now.

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Post by shamweim » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:15 pm

Does anyone really believe the STEP program is going to work?! Ha! I'm predicting another abysmal failure with STEP.

Make the tickets non-transferable, one per person. Problem solved.

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