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Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:15 pm

The partnership of plug-and-play and techies will overcome the dog ban by creating packs of robot dogs. They will escape the rvs and invade Center Camp Cafe, and DPW.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:30 am

My predictions about 2005, oops I mean 2015, are all about the ticket stampede.
After this year, I think it's gonna get worse.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by elKay » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:50 am

My prediction is that the only people able to get in will be those willing to pay a lot more than face value. We were planning to go again this year, have the time off and were ready but couldn't find any face value tickets. Our plan is to try to go next year, but it looks near impossible. Certainly wouldn't invest in building anything with any expectations of welcome.

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by Canoe » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:57 am

Well, there were the ~69,000 people who managed to get a ticket from the Burning Man sales or STEP.
It's only some of those above who couldn't go who had tickets up for sale, except scalpers or scammers.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:23 am

The vehicle permit will be a success in 2014 with less than 90% used - decrease for 2015.
The number of presales tickets will be increased to 5,000, with the individual sale decreased.
The number of virgins & international visitors will increase as a percentage of sales.
PnP camps will continue to grow and increase in cost.
Hotels in Reno will mount EDM festivals overlapping with the festival.
The man will stay grounded.
Increasing numbers of hippies and festes will continue to think they can just show up and find a ticket.

Google will get permission to streetmap BRC.
The new satellites will provide traffic and event coverage.
The ORG will have more videodrones.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by gypsy68 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:16 am

Do to all the video being posted on line, people will no longer feel like they can walk around naked.

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by Canoe » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:45 am

Due to all the video making it online, others will be motivated to get naked.
Video games are giving kids unrealistic expectations on how many swords they can carry.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by Thecatman » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:17 pm

But the Rabbi said nudity is to be banned next year :? .
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by Thecatman » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:24 pm

I predict I'm shootin for a presale ticket in 2015. Fuck the price. With OT I'm getting (30 hours this pay period, 16 the last three) and as long as I bank enough.....
I haven't been to TTITD since 2010 and the webcam is drillin it into me to do something more drastic. :)
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:37 pm

Tom Servo, in a Scroogian turn of focus, will discover his inner diva and change the name of his camp to "Blood Bath and Beyonce".
The karaoke will be glorious.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:25 pm

ebola will be a worldwide epidemic and we will have to quarantine the city.




so pack ALL of the things.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by BurnerFinn » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:01 pm

There might be a lot more international tech people in 2015.

Why?

In 2015, the annual Salesforce event, Dreamforce, will start on Sept 15. That's in San Francisco. This year there's many weeks between the events. 2015, they're only one week apart.

Dreamforce should draw in a big international crowd which could potentially be very interested in BM. Maybe not interested enough to fly all the way only because of BM. They might combine the Dreamforce & BM trip and then fly back to Europe, Asia, wherever.

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by Casanova » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:59 am

I predict the LEO at BM to double in size creating more of a controlled festival, where burners are afraid to experience the burn without being harassed and violated. :x

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by Gunslinger » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:26 pm

Theme choices:
Dustopolis
Clusterfuckery
Golden Ticket
STEP right up
Justin Bieber's cuming out party 2015
Green Man, Brown P&P Skidmark
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Post by some seeing eye » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:29 pm

Interesting BurnerFinn & thanks. But have to say, that particular SW does not inspire creativity, wonder how creative their conference attendee base is?
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by forty_eight » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:44 pm

Theme will be Will Call Man ... and the Man will burn even more slowly so people just getting through actual Will Call by Saturday night can see it!

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:44 pm

I agree with 48_love; after reading many more complaints about snail mail this year, I'm betting a lot of folks switch to Will Call. This year's Will Call was longer for me than last year, but still not bad compared to others in my camp (including less than half the time it took for many who had EA passes!).
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by BBadger » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:26 am

BMOrg will continue to explore other methods to decrease road traffic in order to allow for increased ticket sales. This will include issuing even more Early Entry passes to camps, possibly covering all directed distribution holders as a method to encourage people to attend earlier in the week and alleviate traffic problems. Burner Express will also be expanded as an integral service, and its use encouraged by BMOrg, reducing traffic even more.
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Post by BBadger » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:31 am

Oh here's another one for the year 2015: people will still be posting lost-and-found requests for 2014's burn.
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Post by some seeing eye » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:30 am

Good one Mr Badger! Mr Harvey has stated he can see the event going to 100K. I always thought one limit was the BLM head tax per playa day, not sure how that works on EA.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by vargaso » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:52 pm

Unless you get an EA pass, you're camping between 2 and 5
Fresh Prince in 2014 can only lead to DJ Jazzy Jeff in 2015
Larry will announce a new type of hat
Shrug and Pray camps will be the hot new thing (or Hug and Play, or any other such rhyme)
BMORG will finally start shipping physical tickets overseas
Will Call line changed to Won't Call line
I will be attending once again

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by desertwind » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:28 pm

I think the ORG will do a line to rein in the EDM camps.
there was a definite presense of "ragers" ie.. kids who just showed up following the DJ's
and didn't do anything to contribute aside from ending up in the med tent and having diarehha on the open playa after their molly kicks in

practically the total banning of sound lineups up to say 7 days before the event will do wonders and perhaps that commitment
to not even announce (like the old days) any named acts would do nicely and keep that herd away.

that being said, skrillex at the trash fence was the best act this year by far. </>

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by BurnerFinn » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:36 pm

some seeing eye wrote:Interesting BurnerFinn & thanks. But have to say, that particular SW does not inspire creativity, wonder how creative their conference attendee base is?
Good point. Let's say they'd all be corporate drones. I'd say they will be the above than average creative and intelligent corporate drones. :) Definitely they're not going to be the most creative artists you see out there. Also, sadly few of them can contribute with a lot of art. Well, think of how much art you could fit into your carry on luggage when flying for a few thousand miles to get there. ;)

Nevertheless, the event (being close to BM in 2015) will give a nice opportunity to people from Europe and Asia to extend their stay in US and attend BM.

Let's see how it goes for myself. I might attend both events myself.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:01 pm

BurnerFinn wrote:I might attend both events myself.
Ha! I might be bribed to have lunch with you near Moscone, if you ply me with Moomins.


(And where else, but eplaya, will you find people demanding to be plied with Moomins?)
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by Lonesomebri » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:32 pm

Camp placement, direct ticket sales and place in individual ticket sales line will be determined by the amount of money willing to be paid, for the community. Low income ticket sales will be targeted to the security and camp staff at the Plug and Plays, sort of how corporate thinking puts it's low rung employees on food stamps and welfare, for the community. More DJs and Plug and Plays, for the community. More celebrities and obscene wealthy acting like they are one of us, and plenty of us pretending that they are just like the celebrities, for the community. More generators, RVs, ravers, bucket-listers, for the community. Personally I can see myself asking more people over on the 9’oclock side if they are in Camp Douche, because I know it’s around here somewhere. Also mocking douche-ways and their incredibly weak and spineless riders will increase for me also. I also envision myself enjoying the comfort of air-conditioned porta-potties alot more, and striking up acquaintances with various security drones working for Plug and Plays. This will be for my own satisfaction, not the community.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by maladroit » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:35 pm

Following the trend....

2015 Theme: "Fuck. Whatever."
The Man: No legs, waist placed directly on the playa. Made from welded steel girders draped with old tires. Head is DJ booth crewed by Dancetronauts.
Tickets: You buy a raffle ticket and the winning numbers are announced at Will-Call, must be present to win.
Vehicle Pass: Program is extended to require a pass for each bike brought into the event

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by caffeineslinger » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:47 pm

Vehicle passes will be divided into two types, 9 o'clock side and 3 o'clock side. 9 o'clock side will of course go for a higher premium.

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by BurnerFinn » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:03 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
BurnerFinn wrote:I might attend both events myself.
Ha! I might be bribed to have lunch with you near Moscone, if you ply me with Moomins.


(And where else, but eplaya, will you find people demanding to be plied with Moomins?)

What's with this Moomin stuff that people like so much?

Is it like the hipster version of Hello Kitty (before it was cool globally)? :)


But sure... I can bring you some. What would you like to have?

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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by shroom » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:02 am

maladroit wrote:Following the trend....

2015 Theme: "Fuck. Whatever."
The Man: No legs, waist placed directly on the playa. Made from welded steel girders draped with old tires. Head is DJ booth crewed by Dancetronauts.
Tickets: You buy a raffle ticket and the winning numbers are announced at Will-Call, must be present to win.
Vehicle Pass: Program is extended to require a pass for each bike brought into the event

I think you may be correct.


I predict I will be there.
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Re: Predictions for Burning Man 2015...

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:56 am

BurnerFinn wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
BurnerFinn wrote:I might attend both events myself.
Ha! I might be bribed to have lunch with you near Moscone, if you ply me with Moomins.


(And where else, but eplaya, will you find people demanding to be plied with Moomins?)

What's with this Moomin stuff that people like so much?

Is it like the hipster version of Hello Kitty (before it was cool globally)? :)


But sure... I can bring you some. What would you like to have?
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