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Postby incubus_pantomime » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:28 am

I really don't understand all the complaining and carrying-on about this whole process. I'm still not sold on the lottery process, but I'm not about to spout some stupid idea like an Occupy BM scheme, especially when we haven't heard all of the details. I'm inclined to think that I will still be able to attend my virgin burn, regardless of this new ticketing process, because I planned ahead (both monetarily and mentally).

I'm thinking that this lottery system is anything but a game of chance. I think that the BMOrg is going to take in all the bets they receive. Let's say 50,000, though I know that it will likely be more. The lottery will then have exactly 50,000 winners. Everyone is going to get a ticket, but they will receive them in waves, to take the burden off of BM's ticket servers, and reduce a lot of stress (which is so ironic at this point). By the time the event rolls around, everyone who "placed a bet" during the registration process will have received a ticket. If my hunch is correct, I see no problem whatsoever with this lottery system. Ok, so I'll have to wait. Big deal.

Now, I know that Burning Man is not a music festival by any stretch of the imagination, but hear me out. I'm 23, and I'm from Texas. I just graduated from college, and now I'm in grad school. So, by nature, I'm always broke. Given that, I still attend at least four different music festivals every year, one of which is in California. I've been going to Coachella for a few years now, and though I am broke, I manage to babysit/work longer hours/ask for money at Christmas/whatever to scrape together the $800 it costs for me to go ($300 for my ticket, $200 for my portion of the rental car and hotel, $100 for my part of gas and food, and $200 spending money). This also applies for Austin City Limits ($200), FunFunFun Festival ($200), and Free Press Summer Fest ($150), all of which I plan ahead for and make it to unscathed. I'm also able to go to these events while enrolled in school full-time, even when it means that I have to take tests a week early or turn in a final project in advance. Point is, I fucking make it work. Sorry for the harsh language, but it's sad to see so many people that are close to my age, bitching and complaining about something they can't change, instead of taking control of all of the other aspects of this pilgrimage (transportation, money, food, etc), and being content with the fact that the people who created this event are not going to screw them over for no reason. They know there's a problem, and they're using what resources they have to fix it. Plan ahead, quit bitching, and wait until you know everything before you start some asinine Occupy scheme. If I get a ticket, and I see people actually doing this, it's going to take everything in my power to not kick the shit outta someone.

I know I'm new, so feel free to sling mud at me and say I'm young/stupid/etc...but take a moment to take in the information and truly process it before you say I'm wrong.
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Re: Let's see a positive turnaround here.

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:46 am

incubus_pantomime wrote:I know I'm new, so feel free to sling mud at me and say I'm young/stupid/etc...but take a moment to take in the information and truly process it before you say I'm wrong.



You're dead on right. Welcome to eplaya. :D
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Re: Let's see a positive turnaround here.

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:52 am

We need new blood like you. You'll make a fine burner. Welcome.

The lottery is not an ideal answer, but last year's was no walk in the park either - a lot of people missed out on getting tickets if you can recall.

The man will burn in 2012 and the vast majority of us will be there. That's as good as it ever gets. Deal with it. :)
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Postby trilobyte » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:54 am

I'd venture to guess that everyone who's making ticket plans this early will be there.
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Postby wh..sh » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:56 am

incubus_pantomime wrote:I fucking make it work.


That applies for burning man and everything else about this economy.
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Re: Let's see a positive turnaround here.

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:13 am

trilobyte wrote:I'd venture to guess that everyone who's making ticket plans this early will be there.

So we'll be able to watch from the metaphoric shore as the procrastinators battle it out for seats on the lifeboats?
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Re: Let's see a positive turnaround here.

Postby remi » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:16 am

Agree x 23.741³
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Re: Let's see a positive turnaround here.

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:17 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
trilobyte wrote:I'd venture to guess that everyone who's making ticket plans this early will be there.

So we'll be able to watch from the metaphoric shore as the procrastinators battle it out for seats on the lifeboats?



Oh.. the fun has only just begun. This years ticket drama will end up making last years ticket drama look like a spitball fight.
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Re: Let's see a positive turnaround here.

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:57 am

YOU, my dear,
Are SCORCHINGLY HOT in so many ways.


i love it when a newb "Gets it"...
incubus_pantomime wrote:I really don't understand all the complaining and carrying-on about this whole process. I'm still not sold on the lottery process, but I'm not about to spout some stupid idea like an Occupy BM scheme, especially when we haven't heard all of the details. I'm inclined to think that I will still be able to attend my virgin burn, regardless of this new ticketing process, because I planned ahead (both monetarily and mentally).

I'm thinking that this lottery system is anything but a game of chance. I think that the BMOrg is going to take in all the bets they receive. Let's say 50,000, though I know that it will likely be more. The lottery will then have exactly 50,000 winners. Everyone is going to get a ticket, but they will receive them in waves, to take the burden off of BM's ticket servers, and reduce a lot of stress (which is so ironic at this point). By the time the event rolls around, everyone who "placed a bet" during the registration process will have received a ticket. If my hunch is correct, I see no problem whatsoever with this lottery system. Ok, so I'll have to wait. Big deal.

Now, I know that Burning Man is not a music festival by any stretch of the imagination, but hear me out. I'm 23, and I'm from Texas. I just graduated from college, and now I'm in grad school. So, by nature, I'm always broke. Given that, I still attend at least four different music festivals every year, one of which is in California. I've been going to Coachella for a few years now, and though I am broke, I manage to babysit/work longer hours/ask for money at Christmas/whatever to scrape together the $800 it costs for me to go ($300 for my ticket, $200 for my portion of the rental car and hotel, $100 for my part of gas and food, and $200 spending money). This also applies for Austin City Limits ($200), FunFunFun Festival ($200), and Free Press Summer Fest ($150), all of which I plan ahead for and make it to unscathed. I'm also able to go to these events while enrolled in school full-time, even when it means that I have to take tests a week early or turn in a final project in advance. Point is, I fucking make it work. Sorry for the harsh language, but it's sad to see so many people that are close to my age, bitching and complaining about something they can't change, instead of taking control of all of the other aspects of this pilgrimage (transportation, money, food, etc), and being content with the fact that the people who created this event are not going to screw them over for no reason. They know there's a problem, and they're using what resources they have to fix it. Plan ahead, quit bitching, and wait until you know everything before you start some asinine Occupy scheme. If I get a ticket, and I see people actually doing this, it's going to take everything in my power to not kick the shit outta someone.

I know I'm new, so feel free to sling mud at me and say I'm young/stupid/etc...but take a moment to take in the information and truly process it before you say I'm wrong.
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Postby RedHeaven » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:08 pm

AND he's got a cool username!
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:12 pm

How do you know incubus_pantomime is a he?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:16 pm

Well, the chest is not Mae West pnumatic...however, red roses seem so girly.

Of course, we all know my gender sense it a little skewed.
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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:21 pm

RedHeaven wrote:AND he's got a cool username!


That av looks perrty damn female to me..
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:21 pm

i can smell her thru the screen...she's a she.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:25 pm

remi wrote:Agree x 23.741³

Oh, great, go ahead and spoil it with maaaath. (spits) ;)


An incubus is male and a succubus is female, but I don't expect every birgin to be versed in demonology.
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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:26 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:An incubus is male and a succubus is female, but I don't expect every birgin to be versed in demonology.


Nor the non-burgins for that matter.. :oops:
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Postby trilobyte » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:35 pm

If only she had written us some kind of awesome introduction as one of her first posts...
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Postby RedHeaven » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:40 pm

d'Oh! I shoulda known. That perspective and positive spirit would NEVER be male! :mrgreen:

I kid boys, I kid. People used to think I was a dude until I put the pic up, I think people still think Im a dude sometimes. :checks pants:
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Postby wh..sh » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:45 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:How do you know incubus_pantomime is a he?


I was just hoping he is he so I can... let's say... hmm... eat sandwich with him.
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Postby Eric » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:04 pm

wh..sh wrote:
Dr. Pyro wrote:How do you know incubus_pantomime is a he?


I was just hoping he is he so I can... let's say... hmm... eat sandwich with him.


It's Burning Man, why limit yourself to one gender?

I've read a couple of her posts- definitely someone who's Doing It Right! Welcome aboard I_P !
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Postby trilobyte » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:18 pm

FWIW, Dude's always been a gender-neutral word for me.
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Postby FIGJAM » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:18 pm

[quote=
An incubus is male and a succubus is female, but I don't expect every birgin to be versed in demonology.[/quote]

I thought that was part of the "10 principals"! 8)
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:22 pm

I thought it was denimology.
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Postby incubus_pantomime » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:20 pm

Holy cow. I wasn't aware that my gender was up for debate. :|

I am female, just for clarity. I'm well aware that the creature known as an incubus is male, but my name doesn't refer to the creature. Incubus is my favorite band, and "Pantomime" is one of my favorite songs by said band. Maybe a little cliche', but I like what I like.

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Simon of the Playa, this is both hilarious and thoroughly disturbing, all in one sentence...well done, sir.

trilobyte wrote:If only she had written us some kind of awesome introduction as one of her first posts...


See? I may be a "n00b," but at least I do it up right. :D
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Postby incubus_pantomime » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:23 pm

Oh, and that is me in the picture. Pretty damn sexy, IMHO. Haha... :P
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Postby britzbitz » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:06 pm

The world needs more people like you, miss.
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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:13 pm

I mean, she can obviously bake..

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Postby britzbitz » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:21 pm

junglesmacks wrote:I mean, she can obviously bake..

Image


Delicious!


….wait, what's in these?
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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:22 pm

britzbitz wrote:….wait, what's in these?


Too late now.. :twisted:
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Postby remi » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:28 pm

junglesmacks wrote:I mean, she can obviously bake..

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Wow.. I can smell those through the screen! Nom nom nom!
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