Do I need a photo ID for BM

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Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by kiken » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:29 pm

I lost my photo id and wont have a replacement in time for BM, do I need a photo ID to enter through the burner express if I have a physical ticket (not will call)

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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by Rice » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:59 pm

Looks like you will need photo ID in order to ride on the Burner Express bus. Best to contact Burner Express Bus directly for confirmation...
Passengers will be required to show ID at the point of embarkation. We verify that passengers have Burning Man event tickets so we cannot allow transfers of bus tickets.

https://help.burningman.org/customer/en ... 1&t=659262
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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by kiken » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:43 pm

and what if I arrive via car?

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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by gaminwench » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:40 pm

If you want to hang out in playa bars, yes.

I'm 55 and I get carded every year.
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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by burner von braun » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:54 pm

If you have a physical ticket in hand and arrive in a car (truck, RV, etc) you won't need any ID to enter Black Rock City.

As GW said though, the bars will check your ID before they give you a drink.

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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by Pow Pow » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:08 pm

Is a picture of your drivers license on your phone good enough for playa bars? That coupled with I’m 63!
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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by kiken » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:33 pm

Pow Pow wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Is a picture of your drivers license on your phone good enough for playa bars? That coupled with I’m 63!
Ditto

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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by Token » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:33 pm

Pow Pow wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Is a picture of your drivers license on your phone good enough for playa bars? That coupled with I’m 63!
Nope. NV laws apply.

If you are 63 and don’t have multiple forms of ID ...

Just get a pouch on a lanyard and hang it from your neck.

Besides, showing a smartphone at a bar could be grounds for refusal of service and expulsion with extreme prejudice.

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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by kiken » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:34 pm

burner von braun wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:54 pm
If you have a physical ticket in hand and arrive in a car (truck, RV, etc) you won't need any ID to enter Black Rock City.

As GW said though, the bars will check your ID before they give you a drink.
Well that's good news, I just want to be sure before I spend money on a ticket.

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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by lucky420 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Honestly, I’ve never carded anybody who looked older than 40, on playa and off
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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by Papa Bear » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:22 pm

My understanding is that the law doesn't require photo id to obtain alcohol. It's just that requiring ID is an affirmative defense for the provider should the person obtaining it turn out to be under 21. So it's a bar-by-bar decision, and some are more strict about it that others.

As for me - these days, if I'm being carded (whether on playa or off), I take it as flirting.

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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by Drizzt321 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:52 am

I've used printed out copies (front & back, clear packing tape as if it's a single ID) of my license and always was allowed drinks. Others will use clear tape and tape the front to the side of their cup. In my experience, reasonably clear copies of your license will work fine to get served.

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Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Post by Rice » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:23 am

I have an old photo Canadian drivers license that I have punched a hole in one corner and attached to a lanyard. Never had anyone refuse to serve me.

YMMV
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