57 year old virgin here

Start here - tell us about yourself and what brings you to ePlaya.
Post Reply
User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3501
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Camp Threat
Location: oregon

57 year old virgin here

Post by tatonka » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:38 pm

Hi all , cant wait to go next year . everything is well laid out on what to bring and what not to bring. But I cant fiqure out how to buy tickets ?
Sale purchaces arnt till JAN. I guess ,but is there a ticket sales web site ? I want to save it and be ready for Jan ;)
Tales told
Of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
Posts: 12672
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2023

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by Savannah » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:44 pm

Hi Tatonka!

Ticket Information will probably be here, but not for a few months yet:
http://tickets.burningman.com/

In the meantime, I highly recommend joining the Jack Rabbit Speaks email newsletter so you can get announcements:
http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity ... lists.html

They're not really weekly announcements . . . more like every 3-4 weeks in the off-season. Towards Burn time, they do increase in frequency.

Welcome to the board!
*** The Burning Man Survival Guide ***

"I must've lost it when I was twerking at the trash fence." -- BBadger

"Snark away, ePlaya, you magnificent bastards." -- McStrangle

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40313
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:47 pm

Ticket sales were complicating and aggravating last year. At this time, we do not know if tickets will be sold in the same or a like manner as last year (2012, that is). Then we had a couple weeks to register our names and how much we would pay and we'd get contacted if we got tickets through the drawing. Keep your eyes on this board, and on the main burningman site and maybe sign up for "Jackrabbit Speaks" the news letter the public affairs team puts out about once a week (depending on time of year.)
In the meantime, dive into the wonderful world of shade structure controversy )Rebar or Nails? a Reappraisal of Staking Technology), art (To Burn or Not To Burn: or My Mother Didn't Tuck Me Into a Bed of Decomposed Granite) and food (Whatever You Do, Don't Bring a Cooler!) until you can recite it backwards, forwards, sideways and upsidedown.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3501
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Camp Threat
Location: oregon

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by tatonka » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:21 pm

Thanks all , seen the note on dont bring a cooler? I have a trailer w/refrig but why no cooler?
Tales told
Of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

User avatar
gaminwench
Posts: 2996
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:57 am
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: DOTA, EoD, OBOP, Destiny Lounge
Location: Blue Ridge-la

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by gaminwench » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:30 pm

oh, the cooler thing would be an eplaya joke...

attendees range from 'I'll eat only dried fruit and MREs for the week' to 'We need a refrigerated truck to take care of our camp food'... both equally viable, just opposite ends of the spectrum.

note* My personal guess is that most only do the MRE/dried fruit thing once...

Crypto is merely encouraging you to dive into the countless threads covering the minutiae of camping at BRC with gusto!!!

Welcome!
"the prophecies of doom were better last year" trilo

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3501
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Camp Threat
Location: oregon

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by tatonka » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:40 pm

thanks again :)
Tales told
Of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

User avatar
Drawingablank
Posts: 2595
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:46 pm
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp
Location: NY
Contact:

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by Drawingablank » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:41 pm

Welcome. And do bring a cooler - warm beer is so much less pleasant (although not undrinkable on the playa).
Savannah: I don't know what it is, but no thread here escapes alive. You'll get 1 or 2 real answers at minimum, occasionally 10 or 12, and then we flog it until it's unrecognizable and you can't get your deposit back.

Yet Another Crappy Birgin Guide

jerroc
Posts: 178
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:38 am
Location: Oregon

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by jerroc » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:11 pm

Leave the cooler at home and stick with beer that taste better warm.

Welcome.

User avatar
illy dilly
Posts: 4900
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:02 am
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Gnome Dome
Location: Denver, CO

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by illy dilly » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:10 pm

Hey Tatonka! Welcome to Eplaya!

Really don't listen to either of those last two guys! They don't know what they're talking about.
Just stay clear of beer all together.
Stick with shots of liquor and your favorite canned soda. That way, it really doesn't matter if its warm or not.
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
Plan for the worst, expect the best. Make the most out of it under any conditions. If you cannot do that you will never enjoy yourself. ~CrispyDave

User avatar
Spliff
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:17 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by Spliff » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:32 am

Your never too young to change your life.

User avatar
Elderberry
Moderator
Posts: 14854
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:00 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Mudskipper Cafe
Location: Palm Springs
Contact:

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by Elderberry » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:18 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
JK
Image
http://www.mudskippercafe.com
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 9275
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: 2021
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by lucky420 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:26 pm

Hola and Hello... :mrgreen:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3501
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Camp Threat
Location: oregon

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by tatonka » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:33 pm

Hi everyone , cant wait to go :)
Tales told
Of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3501
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Camp Threat
Location: oregon

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by tatonka » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:05 pm

I went to the FAQ and looked up how you buy tickets and it said they were done selling them. But I wanted to know how ya buy them , I would like to get the pre sale tickets, I signed up for jack rabbits news letter. But Im still un sure on the whole process.
Tales told
Of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
Posts: 12672
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2023

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by Savannah » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:17 pm

Typically the holiday pre-sale happens in December, and the other tickets sell beginning in January. I guess we'll see!

I'm glad you added yourself to the Jack Rabbit Speaks newsletter; it will tell you everything. No doubt 2013's sale will be different from 2012's.

Any info you see right now is from this last year's Burn. :)
*** The Burning Man Survival Guide ***

"I must've lost it when I was twerking at the trash fence." -- BBadger

"Snark away, ePlaya, you magnificent bastards." -- McStrangle

User avatar
piehole
Posts: 501
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:44 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: MiscreAnts
Bants
Glitter Apocalypse
Location: San Diego

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by piehole » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:31 pm

Welcome to ePlaya!
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

User avatar
Ugly Dougly
Posts: 17499
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Burning Since: 1996
Location: เชียงใหม่

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:13 am

tatonka wrote:But Im still un sure on the whole process.
Haha, join the fucking club, pal! ;)
Welcome, Tatonka, love the avatar!

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3501
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Camp Threat
Location: oregon

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by tatonka » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:58 pm

Savannah wrote:Typically the holiday pre-sale happens in December, and the other tickets sell beginning in January. I guess we'll see!

I'm glad you added yourself to the Jack Rabbit Speaks newsletter; it will tell you everything. No doubt 2013's sale will be different from 2012's.

Any info you see right now is from this last year's Burn. :)

Thks guys and gals ,
so if there is a pre-sale in dec , anyone is sure to get a ticket at the higher price ?
Tales told
Of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

User avatar
gaminwench
Posts: 2996
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:57 am
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: DOTA, EoD, OBOP, Destiny Lounge
Location: Blue Ridge-la

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by gaminwench » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:35 pm

The truth is...

No one knows nuttin'.
(if they do, they're not talkin')

Since last year's ticket sale(s) were such a mess, we're fairly certain (and hopeful) that the system will be different.
There has been no information disseminated about this year's ticket sale process,

so we don't know.

but we're happy to speculate, oh yeah!
"the prophecies of doom were better last year" trilo

User avatar
dangerous
Posts: 151
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:54 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: Camp Retrofrolic
Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by dangerous » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:00 pm

gaminwench wrote: Since last year's ticket sale(s) were such a mess, we're fairly certain (and hopeful) that the system will be different.
i thought the 2012 process was perfect since i got a ticket in the lottery my virgin year :)

welcome to the fun Tatonka! see ya in the dust

The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

Chardin

clocksnmirrors
Posts: 1220
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:20 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Location: Arizona

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by clocksnmirrors » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:20 pm

Savannah wrote:Typically the holiday pre-sale happens in December, and the other tickets sell beginning in January. I guess we'll see!
i can't wait to purchase my ticket!!!! it feels like the start of the next great adventure!

User avatar
illy dilly
Posts: 4900
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:02 am
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Gnome Dome
Location: Denver, CO

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by illy dilly » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:33 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
Savannah wrote:Typically the holiday pre-sale happens in December, and the other tickets sell beginning in January. I guess we'll see!


i can't wait to purchase my ticket!!!! it feels like the start of the next great adventure!
I always consider this time of year, after the burn before main ticket sale, the "Burning Man Off-season". Cause once tickets go on sale everything will get super crazy and start the 2013 Burning
Man season.
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
Plan for the worst, expect the best. Make the most out of it under any conditions. If you cannot do that you will never enjoy yourself. ~CrispyDave

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40313
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:54 pm

tatonka wrote: so if there is a pre-sale in dec , anyone is sure to get a ticket at the higher price ?
If there is a pre-sale, I expect it to be swamped. After last year's ticket traumas, people are going to be going after the surest, earliest thing possible, rather than gambling on something cheaper.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3501
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Camp Threat
Location: oregon

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by tatonka » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:38 pm

thks all , got my 1st e-mail from jack rabbit speaks :) , cant wait for the one to buy tickets ")
Had another question , was on a bike trip this year and went thru gerlach on Sat. a couple of days before the opening of BM2012 . We stopped at the res and got some fry bread and talked to the ladies there. They said by Mon. the lines would be all the way back to the res . We seen many Rvs and such headed in already ( must have been art people )
Then I read in survial guide that you cant arrive early and wait at the gate. Is this true? and what is a good time to arrive ? If I got a ticket I would like to get there early and be up close in line. thks :)
Tales told
Of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
Posts: 12672
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2023

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by Savannah » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:46 pm

Exactly, don't be early, you get thrown in detention and held for a few hours. Count on 3-5 hours to get in, no matter what, if you arrive at a high-traffic time (Sunday or Monday).

Here's the most recent "When can I arrive?" thread.
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... 1&p=848203

Note: In 2013 we don't know if the event will open at 6pm on a Sunday, or 12:01am on a Monday. More info will be available later. However, at least the last two years have been a 6pm Sunday open, with varying degrees of publicity in advance. This year, everyone knew about the 6pm entry. The year before, it was rumored, until very close to the event . . . (same with the year before, if I remember correctly).
*** The Burning Man Survival Guide ***

"I must've lost it when I was twerking at the trash fence." -- BBadger

"Snark away, ePlaya, you magnificent bastards." -- McStrangle

User avatar
tatonka
Posts: 3501
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Camp Name: Camp Threat
Location: oregon

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by tatonka » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:11 pm

") thks
Tales told
Of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

User avatar
xhoosier
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 8:43 pm
Burning Since: 2009
Location: Washington

Re: 57 year old virgin here

Post by xhoosier » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:50 am

tickets and a cooler are both very necessay for your 2013 BM experience. But you can buy the ice on the playa. It is easy and really really fun when you get it! Go Artica!!!!

Post Reply

Return to “The Greeter's Station”