..tiers? What?

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..tiers? What?

Postby ProoN » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:09 pm

So, I have no idea what the hell is going on. I've never been to Burning Man, but planned on going in 2012.

I don't understand this "tier" system at all. What's the difference between them? Does one set of tickets offer something better (or worse) than the next?

Is a ticket good for the entire duration of Burning Man or is that the purpose of the "tier" bit? Like, one tier will keep you in for X days, and another, X, etc etc.

I'm completely in the dark with this. The FAQ doesn't really explain. I'm quite a Burning Man00bian.

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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby trilobyte » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:25 pm

Hello, and welcome to ePlaya. All the tickets offer the same general admission access to the event starting from when the gates open at the start and through the end of the event.

Different pricing tiers allowed for a way to allow lower cost tickets to the event (below the cost of putting on the event), which offered an opportunity for those on a tighter budget to be able attend (as well as what amounted to an early buyer discount to many).
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby Eric » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:31 pm

The tiers mean absolutely mean nothing except for the price you pay to get in the Gate (the only VIP sections on the playa are the ones you bring yourselves).

In the oldy days it was to get early income to the LLC in the slow season so they could work on the event, now it's a hold over. Lots of people don't understand why we still have them, these are the same people who would raise holy-hell if they were eliminated.

Figure out the highest price you can afford, enter the drawings at that price; you will automatically be entered for any lower priced tiers as well.
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby vargaso » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:59 pm

Eric wrote: Lots of people don't understand why we still have them, these are the same people who would raise holy-hell if they were eliminated.


Nope, I'd love to see them eliminated. There are valid reasons to be critical of the tiered system, and the ticketing system in general.
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby JStep » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:16 am

Quit messing with this guy!

1st tier = front row seats.

2nd tier = floor seats.

3rd tier = balcony.

Don't let anyone tell you different.

It's the tiers for fears system.
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby Nipple » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:27 am

JStep wrote:Quit messing with this guy!

1st tier = front row seats.


The first tier ticket holders need to sit down during the big burns. It's getting out of hand.
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:37 pm

And the second tier assholes need to get there earlier if they think they deserve a better view.
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby Nipple » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:18 pm

Wait... are we still talking about tickets? I'm confused.
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:22 pm

I'm waiting for them to send the third tier ticket holders to another burn...by the trash fence.

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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby mgb327 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:38 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I'm waiting for them to send the third tier ticket holders to another burn...by the trash fence.

Rabble.

Rabble...Rabble...Rabble.
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby BBadger » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:10 am

Nipple wrote:
JStep wrote:Quit messing with this guy!

1st tier = front row seats.


The first tier ticket holders need to sit down during the big burns. It's getting out of hand.


Fuck that. We earned it. Next you ingrates will be complaining that we shouldn't be allowed to light the effigies.
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:27 am

BBadger wrote:
Nipple wrote:
JStep wrote:Quit messing with this guy!

1st tier = front row seats.


The first tier ticket holders need to sit down during the big burns. It's getting out of hand.


Fuck that. We earned it. Next you ingrates will be complaining that we shouldn't be allowed to light the effigies.



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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby JayBobBoy » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:12 am

I thought the first tier tickets only got you as far as Gerlach....

You mean those cheap bastards get to go all the way in?
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Re: ..tiers? What?

Postby JStep » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:13 am

I know my complimentary gift Zippo and gallon of white gas really came in handy for that and a hundred other things that week!
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