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meldoyle
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Virgin burner...My sister got a ticket and I didn't...

Post by meldoyle » Thu May 24, 2018 8:32 pm

Hello all,

We have never been and would be staying in 2 different camps, but looking for the overall shared family experience regardless... I've got access to everything I need... just no ticket. I've registered for STEP but any other help would be amazing and very much appreciated,

Thanks in advance,

Mx

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gbus
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Re: Virgin burner...My sister got a ticket and I didn't...

Post by gbus » Fri May 25, 2018 3:56 pm

I imagine you will get a pre sale ticket on here pretty easily

Good luck

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some seeing eye
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Re: Virgin burner...My sister got a ticket and I didn't...

Post by some seeing eye » Fri May 25, 2018 6:51 pm

There is more demand for tickets than there are tickets.

19% of tickets are sold between people who know one another at face value. So it is a good idea to meet your regional https://regionals.burningman.org/ and start spending time at their happy hours, house parties, campouts and regional events, as well as participating in your regional Faceboooo and other social media. You mention you are connected to a camp already, so reach out through their network.

Another thing you can do is go to the Greeter's Station section of ePlaya - viewforum.php?f=95 - and introduce yourself, talking about your creative passions, why you want to go, what you dream of discovering at the event and very importantly what city you are in.

If you and your sister reach out in your existing social network, that can find a ticket for sale too.
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meldoyle
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Re: Virgin burner...My sister got a ticket and I didn't...

Post by meldoyle » Sat May 26, 2018 6:18 pm

Thank-you both.
I've posted on as many sites as I can and reached out to friends etc... All the advice I have received has made me move forward with my plans... I've rented camp stuff, bike, booked tickets on the express etc... But I'm nervous... Camp-dues at 1.5k are not refundable, just as gear etc... HUGE risk... and it's a lot of money to divert from my family (H& 2 kids), I'm a teacher... and there are no guarantees...

Again, thanks for any help/advice you can send my way,

Mx

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