Hello all! My name is Dave, never thought that I'd be looking for a low income ticket at this stage in my life, but here I am. I stepped back from life after getting far too stressed out and bought a bicycle to try to ride around the world, to see peoples smiles as opposed to emoticons. I travel as far as I can go in a day and live in a tent at night while trying to maintain a logbook of the project at http://www.tiredofit.ca
- Anyways, I've been trying to figure out what my route is going to be for the next 5 months as I have to head to the westcoast, and have been deferring looking for a cheaper ticket until I had the chance to sit down and plan loosely where I could be. It wasn't until today that I arrived in Philadelphia, sat down and noticed that low income tickets are long gone now. My friend is tying the knot and has asked that I be there as the 'best man' and I don't think I've got the funds in me to support one of the higher priced tickets at this time. I also think its fitting that I'm going through major changes in my world testing the boundaries of what is fearful and uncomfortable in my world to find a proper series of balance in my life.
I last burned in 2005, started in 2001 and was involved providing support, building a community and bringing people together in the Canadian prairies up until 2007, before I moved back to Vancouver, where I am originally from. Since then I made contributions to the community with a rather large sound system installation for events, fundraisers, and general gatherings. I didn't think I'd be going back to the Playa but think that it seems to be a part of my journey this year and I might see the experience in different eyes since I've been living in such a different way for the past few.
I'm certainly low income (I have no job!, no home, 'cept for 6 bags!), would love to be able to experience 2011 and embrace the warmth of the community, and wonder if anyone is out there who has a lower cost ticket to allow me to attend this year? I'm also looking for opportunities to volunteer with people, whether it be a theme camp, large scale art installation, or WHY - Would prefer to stay off the Esplanade however.
Regards, and crossing my fingers the universe is smiling in my direction, Dave