Ticket Paranoia!!!

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Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Dr Helix » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:48 am

Anyone else experiencing this? Bought my tickets on the first day. They arrived and I put them in my file cabinet and forgot about them. Then the announced sellout and hysteria. Now I start to worry. Are they really safe in my house? What if there's a break-in and they inadvertently take them? Oh shit!!!! So I bring them to work and lock them in my safe. But I started to check every day to make sure they're there. I am at the point now where I have to see them each night before I go home. Am I nuts? Is anyone else in the grips of TICKET PARANOIA??????????
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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Savannah » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:55 am

Haha, yeah!

I have a Will Call ticket. I'm terrified of losing the confirmation number. I am now keeping the confirmation number in four secret places (one of them in Oregon).

So now I'm scared of losing my ID. :lol:

(I look forward to looking for backup pieces of ID at home tonight, and salting them into my luggage . . . though I think most "extra" pieces of ID are expired).

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Post by capjbadger » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:03 pm

Just last night I checked my ticket to make sure I didn't imagine getting it. :lol:

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Post by shykat » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:29 pm

Me too, look at them everday to make sure they haven't wandered off..
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Post by junglesmacks » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:32 pm

Mine has sat pegged to my fridge via multiple magnets since the day it arrived. I sit and glance up at it from my "office" at the dining room table constantly..
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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Savannah » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:35 pm

Ticket, you get BACK on that fridge. :lol:

I've got my eye on you.

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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Dr Helix » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:56 pm

Well to double my pleasure, I've got mine AND my fiancee's here. And we're doing a whole wedding cermony out on the playa this year. Woe to me if they disappear! Could be a deal breaker. :!:
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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Sham » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:36 pm

I made color copies of the front and back of my tickets just in case they get lost. I'll just show them the copies and ask the ticket people to trust me! :shock:

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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Dr Helix » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:38 pm

Shambala wrote:I made color copies of the front and back of my tickets just in case they get lost. I'll just show them the copies and ask the ticket people to trust me! :shock:

See you're always thinking.....that's what you're good at. :idea:
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Post by Bounce530 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:41 pm

When my house was burgerized last month, my tickets were among the first (not the first but high up there) things I checked to see if they had been stolen also.
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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Sham » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:49 pm

Dr Helix wrote:
Shambala wrote:I made color copies of the front and back of my tickets just in case they get lost. I'll just show them the copies and ask the ticket people to trust me! :shock:

See you're always thinking.....that's what you're good at. :idea:
I'm good at other things, but the judge says I can't do them anymore. :roll:

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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by poplopo » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:56 pm

My tickets were purchased before they sold out, but they haven't arrived yet, and I'm so scared they won't. :(
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Post by Savannah » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:01 pm

Aw, poplopo. How long ago was it?

2-3 weeks seems quite typical.

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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Asherbeez » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:04 pm

Bounce530 wrote:When my house was burgerized last month, my tickets were among the first (not the first but high up there) things I checked to see if they had been stolen also.
Priorities, right?

The day they sold out I had realized that I hadn't caressed my ticket in quite some time, so I gave it some loving right when I got home. Don't want it to feel unwanted and wander off!
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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by burner von braun » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:48 pm

Where.. exactly.. is your mailbox poplopo? ... :twisted:



hehe, I'd bet your gonna get your tickets real soon, no worries. :D

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Post by pizzamancer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:30 pm

Shambala wrote:I made color copies of the front and back of my tickets just in case they get lost. I'll just show them the copies and ask the ticket people to trust me! :shock:
I heard that you need to put glitter nail polish on the copies so they work.
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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by ZenoBoy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:33 pm

I have mine and my girlfriends in my Burning Man drawer of essential items and tools that go with me every year. Even though I know they're in there I can't get to sleep at night unless I peek in and touch them and say good night. It's freaking me out. I realize the only solution to this is to just get my ass out there already but that's still 26 days away for me. :(

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Post by maryanimal » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:29 pm

Since I've moved recently, I went to get my ticket out of the box I put mt ticket in. I remember when I got it...I coveted my ticket and lovingly caressed it. I put it back in the envelope it came in and safely tucked it away. I opened the box with a kind of child-like glee, when, THERE'S NO TICKET IN HERE!!! I heard myself saying outloud, "Think DAMMIT! Where's that ticket?? there's only one person going to jail and it ain't gonna be me!!!!"....sorry, was thinking about that scene from It's a Wonderful Life. :oops:

Anyway, I dumped the box out on to my bedroom floor. Just then, panic set in. It wasn't in the box!! I hoped is wasn't in storage because I'd have to dig it out, box by box. When all hope was gone, I saw something gleam in the corner of my eye. There sat the ticket peeking half way out of the envelope. I recognized the stamp with the 25 year anniversary. It was in the box after all. It was stuck on the side of the box, inside. Oh Joy!! Rapture!!

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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Eric » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:34 pm

Mines on the fridge where I can see it every day.

Tomorrow we're getting a new fridge (finally the landlord listens!). What do I do with my ticket??? Aaaarghhhhhhhhhhhh
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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Savannah » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:53 pm

Why, what anyone sensible would do: place it in a ziploc baggie (freezer bag if it's still in the white envelope), place it against your chest, and use a roll of 2-inch white medical tape to wind around and around your torso until your ticket is safely ensconced in your man-bosom. Bonus: improves posture.

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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Scatter42 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:21 pm

No worries here....

I have mine safely tucked away in the original mailer, somewhere, buried, in all my BM crap taking up the entirety of my dining room. Haven't seen it in weeks - don't need to cause I know it's there; I can feel it - it talks to me, I swear....


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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Savannah » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:24 pm

Has it given you any sinister instructions?

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Post by Scatter42 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:35 pm

Yes! I keep finding myself wandering around my front yard in brightly colored skirts and harem pants in front of the neighbors. I know it wants me to walk out the front door nekid, covered in glitter but I do resist - that thing is evil ( help me )

(I guess none of that really qualifies as sinister - oy, can't even get sinister right)
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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by BBadger » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:32 pm

Hopefully the condom with the tickets doesn't burst in my stomach before the event. I don't know how well they'd react to stomach acid. So much magic in that ticket...

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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by Dr Jet Sinister » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:46 pm

Savannah wrote:Has it given you any sinister instructions?
Yes. "Spend all your money on toys for the desert!"
Suck it.
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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by goathead » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:56 pm

Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
Savannah wrote:Has it given you any sinister instructions?
Yes. "Spend all your money on toys for the desert!"
shit, it gave me the same message?
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Post by Savannah » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:01 pm

goathead wrote:
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
Savannah wrote:Has it given you any sinister instructions?
Yes. "Spend all your money on toys for the desert!"
shit, it gave me the same message?
:shock:
Same here. :shock: And if you consider that my ticket (at minimum) is transmitting from approximately 678 miles away, one must accept that these tickets are intensely powerful (the tin foil hats are not working) and one's only chance is to do what it says until you have a chance to escape.

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Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

Post by poplopo » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:22 am

Savannah wrote:Aw, poplopo. How long ago was it?

2-3 weeks seems quite typical.
Well.. it's a bit of a clusterfuck. I actually ordered them in April and expected to get them in two weeks or so. A month later, I moved out of my apartment, and the tickets came right then, so they were returned to sender and I was told they would be held at Will Call. Then in June I was told that having tickets at Will Call was a bad idea because there's a good chance of them making a mistake with your confirmation number, so I called to have them reshipped to me at the proper address. A month later, I still hadn't received them, so I emailed them with a "WTF" and they were like "sorry, we'll ship them right away." And then a week ago I got an email saying they had shipped, but I'm not even sure these tickets actually exist anymore. :cry:
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