The FINAL YEAR?

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The FINAL YEAR?

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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by actiongrl » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:28 pm

Not even a little. The Shroom is like The Onion for Burning Man. Sorry to ruin the joke.

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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by neon tetra » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:31 pm

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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by cpart » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:34 pm

That is what I had thought I read before. I just haven't roamed around The Shroom. I'll have to check it out now.

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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by MisaBlue » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:36 pm

I read it on Facebook so it must be true!!!
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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by cpart » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:37 pm

TROLLOL

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Post by MisaBlue » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:41 pm

cpart wrote:TROLLOL
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Post by cpart » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:52 pm

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Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by Kimo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:02 pm

According to The Shroom, "Black Rock City's Least Best Newspaper", Harvey was quoted today that 2011 will be the last year for Burning Man. Scalping tickets was cited as one of the reasons. The event was created not for others to profit from, but for everyone to come together and celebrate and participate in a one of a kind event. Capitalism has finally caught up with our beloved event and has now destroyed it. Scalpers suck!!! Period!

Full article: http://theshroom.wordpress.com/2011/07/ ... rning-man/

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When pressed for the reasons behind the abrupt end to the iconic festival it was Harvey’s turn to be silent. Clearly stifling tears, he finally mustered up the ability to provide some answers. “We never intended that Burning Man would run forever, but we had hoped to go out a bit differently than this. It just sort of all came together as things often do on the Playa,” he said. Harvey continued, “When we realized we’d actually sell out this year I had an inkling this was the end. When it was clear demand would outstrip supply and market forces came to bear I knew that there was a strong possibility people would abandon the ethos of the event and turn to profiteering by scalping tickets, offering tourist packages and other practices we’ve been opposed to since the beginning.”

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Re: Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by waywardvirtuoso » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:04 pm

Per Burning Man Tweets and Facebook:
"TRUE STORY: Burning Man 2011 tickets are sold out. FAKE STORY: This is the last year for Burning Man"
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Re: Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by Kimo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:11 pm

I sure hope you're right Wayward! Nothing on the official site yet... But Harvey is quoted in this blog today, so if this is fake... then this is one shroom I will never swallow again!

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Re: Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by gaminwench » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:19 pm

The Shroom is like 'The Onion' for burners...
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Re: Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by Kimo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:49 pm

Gaminwench - To quote Harvey is just wrong, Onion or no Onion. Maybe the official website could respond to this. I'm just having serious withdrawals right about now. Not my idea of parody really.

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Re: Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by International Incident » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:58 pm

I for one thought the article was hilarious! And wondered how many peeps would fall for it.
Enjoy it for what it is - a laugh at the panic that ticket sales have turned into.

Kimo - take a chill pill please.

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Re: Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by Eric » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:02 pm

Kimo wrote:Gaminwench - To quote Harvey is just wrong, Onion or no Onion.
Oh please. Larry is just a guy in a stetson who knows how to organize a party (or hire people who do); he's not some sacred figure that can't be mocked.

I thought the story was brilliant, and knew immediately it was going to add to the Tickepocalypse frenzy. Which of course only makes it funnier.
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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:03 pm

Every year is the final year. That joke goes back to the Stone Age.

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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by magic8ball » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:05 pm

I are sensing, Mr. Ugly Dougly, you channeling Nostradamus, perhaps Edgar Cayce, from your American past?
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Re: Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by illy dilly » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:13 pm

Is Tickepocalypse what were calling this?
I kinda like Ticket Hysteria of 2011

Or Ticket Bust
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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by AntiM » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:35 pm

This is three of the same topic merged together. Geez, I wish people could at least scam the fucking forums before jumping in with their stale breaking news.

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Re: Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by Kimo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:39 pm

I'll take a few chill pills MJ. I feel like the kid in school now with the "kick me" taped to his back.

As far as the ticket hysteria goes, it's all a bunch of crap as far as I'm concerned. Pretty much made up of procrastinators and capitalists. Too bad there isn't a secret place where true burners could go and buy from other true burners for face value. All these "desperate" people that absolutely need to be there and will do anything for a ticket makes me want to vomit. I got a pair in time for Xmas.

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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by Oldguy » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:45 pm

To paraphrase Halcyon : don't smell the shit that's on your shoe, just enjoy the icecream cone that's in your hand... :)

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Re: Scalpers bring down our event - 2011 the final burn?

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:45 pm

Kimo wrote:I sure hope you're right Wayward! Nothing on the official site yet... But Harvey is quoted in this blog today, so if this is fake... then this is one shroom I will never swallow again!
Action Girl is one of the public relations team, Kimo. Okay, that's not on the "official site", but maybe it's close enough?

So when three threads are merged and I've read part of one or more of them, are the combined in such a way that I will see the posts I've already seen to read the posts I haven't or vice versa?
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Post by cpart » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:20 pm

This post evolved more beautifully than I could have ever imagined

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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by TomServo » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:53 am

The point many people miss: You don't need an overpriced event, to entertain you!...or maybe you do!? Does it give you financial satisfaction? We do the same thing, on the same playa, for free. Minus the big firey things. In a lot of ways, its better. If Burning Man ends after 2011..so what? If you've been, hopefully you still remember the feeling. If you haven't, you can still get that feeling at the off season events.


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Re: The FINAL YEAR?

Post by wedeliver » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:36 pm

It is sooo very sad. First let me say I love you all and if I did something that fucked you up or bothered you or anything at all, I am truly sorry and you can bet it won't happen again. that said I will miss you all from the bottom of my heart.


edited to add.. mutherfucker..damn, they got me again. kinda like that year with some shitty april fools joke. back to my cave to sulk but I am very happy to hear that bm is not over.. damn article had will chase crying...
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Post by TheShroom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:16 pm

wedeliver wrote: damn article had will chase crying...
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