Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

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Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by pirozhok » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:51 pm

Hello, everyone. We've never been to BM, and planning (hoping) to attend next year.
Based on previous 7 years data i assume next year dates will be 08/30-09/07. Plan is to pick up RV in LA area on Monday 08/31 and drive up there to hit the target on Monday night or Tuesday early morning.
Is there still line to enter by that time?
Is it still possible to find free space to set a camp or all spots will be taken by that time and we would have to park somewhere in "the sticks"?
Thanks in advance for your answers and any suggestions :)

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Re: Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by Canoe » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:26 pm

Here's a graph of Arrival times.
viewtopic.php?f=286&t=102241&start=90#p1190934
You can look back through the thread for comments on issues.

Note that times can and will change radically when there's a traffic accident.

Most of BRC in 2019 was Placed space for camps.
Apparently it's an issue that's going to be addressed, somehow, somewhen, ...

Being in the sticks usually means less crowd and lower noise for where you're sleeping.
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Re: Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by Grumpy Otter » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:58 pm

If you are not associated with a placed camp you will be in the “sticks” even if you arrive Saturday night at Midnight. This year I was surprised that there were still open spots on Monday, but they were out around K, and L on the 2:00 side.

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Re: Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by pirozhok » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:55 pm

Grumpy Otter wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:58 pm
If you are not associated with a placed camp you will be in the “sticks” even if you arrive Saturday night at Midnight. This year I was surprised that there were still open spots on Monday, but they were out around K, and L on the 2:00 side.
So there is a chance that parking spots won't be available at all on Monday night?

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Re: Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by motskyroonmatick » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:32 pm

pirozhok wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:55 pm

So there is a chance that parking spots won't be available at all on Monday night?
I've never in 16 years of attending the event ever heard of someone leaving because they could not find a place to camp. You will be fine. Everyone finds a spot to park and camp. Consider arriving Sunday to have more time at the Burn.
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Re: Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by Joeln » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:32 pm

We were near 2:45 and J this year. There were still spots to be had on Wednesday - granted you had to look around and ask. There were a number of interior block parcels that never filled for the whole burn.
Collapse first and avoid the rush

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Re: Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by pirozhok » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:32 am

Thanks for your replies, guys, very helpful information for newbies :)

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Re: Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by Canoe » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:33 pm

Go to the link and follow its links to find higher resolution images of BRC.
Gives you an idea of how filled in BRC has become.

viewtopic.php?f=542&t=102325&p=1190932#p1190737
Video games are giving kids unrealistic expectations on how many swords they can carry.
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Re: Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by pirozhok » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:50 pm

Canoe wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Go to the link and follow its links to find higher resolution images of BRC.
Gives you an idea of how filled in BRC has become.
viewtopic.php?f=542&t=102325&p=1190932#p1190737
Population density is obviously increasing from the outer perimeter to the center. But even outer rings look so packed on satellite photos. So you think next year late Monday arrivals won't find the space to camp? Wouldn't they add M,N,O,P rings next year (i assume there will more tickets allocated in 2020 comparing to 2019)?

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Re: Monday night or Tuesday morning arrival - challenges?

Post by motskyroonmatick » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:16 pm

pirozhok wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:50 pm
Canoe wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Go to the link and follow its links to find higher resolution images of BRC.
Gives you an idea of how filled in BRC has become.
viewtopic.php?f=542&t=102325&p=1190932#p1190737
Population density is obviously increasing from the outer perimeter to the center. But even outer rings look so packed on satellite photos. So you think next year late Monday arrivals won't find the space to camp? Wouldn't they add M,N,O,P rings next year (i assume there will more tickets allocated in 2020 comparing to 2019)?
From the way the city was modified this year(making some blocks deeper and some narrower) there seems to be a substantial reason the actual diameter of the city is not increased. It may be with the new permit to hold the event(for 2020 and beyond) comes more streets added to the outside of the city. These things we don't often know until well in to the year that the event is being held.
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