Low Income Ticket Program

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Postby MsOneil » Fri May 18, 2012 6:47 am

mys on and his wife applied (separately) for low-income tickets, and were awarded one for her only, apparently "due to cancellations." I said great, just wait and see if there is possibly another cancellation and maybe you will get another one. My daughter in law said, "I said that, but was told that it wouldn't happen, and they should "find other means" of getting him in.
Find other means?? What does that mean? If they could afford to buy a regular price ticket, they would. They only applied because I told them I'd give them some $ if they got tickets - they barely afford to eat!
None of us really know what to do with one ticket.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby junglesmacks » Fri May 18, 2012 6:56 am

Not to belittle, but truly asking/wondering..

If they can "barely afford to eat".. then how on earth are they going to transport themselves all the way to the middle of the Nevada desert and survive for a week with all related travel costs?
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby BBadger » Fri May 18, 2012 11:03 pm

They can barely afford to eat and they're going on a vacation to the middle of nowhere? Literally hand-to-mouth?

You sure didn't raise financially responsible children.

Don't know what to do with that single ticket? Here's a hint: don't attend. Maybe then your son can then afford his next meal.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby MsOneil » Sun May 20, 2012 8:53 am

junglesmacks wrote:Not to belittle, but truly asking/wondering..

If they can "barely afford to eat".. then how on earth are they going to transport themselves all the way to the middle of the Nevada desert and survive for a week with all related travel costs?


They can ride with us in the RV.
Wow - mean answers.
BTW, not having extra income does not make a person financially irresponsible. You never know a person's situation. Just one good reason to extend kindness to others as a rule. I guess a person with "badger" in his name can be expected to have teeth. They are rather unpleasant creatures, I believe, although this would be my first encounter with one. Kind of makes our desert rattlesnakes seem kinder.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun May 20, 2012 9:40 am

Wow - mean answers.


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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby BBadger » Sun May 20, 2012 9:51 am

MsOneil wrote:BTW, not having extra income does not make a person financially irresponsible. You never know a person's situation. Just one good reason to extend kindness to others as a rule. I guess a person with "badger" in his name can be expected to have teeth. They are rather unpleasant creatures, I believe, although this would be my first encounter with one. Kind of makes our desert rattlesnakes seem kinder.


I do know that person's situation. You described it. Your son and his wife can--in your own words--"barely afford to eat." Yes, it does make a person financially irresponsible to be blowing his non-discretionary income that should be spent on surviving--a situation qualified by "barely afford to eat"--on luxury items such as going to Burning Man.

Perhaps you should have treated your son to a little "tough love" with respect to responsibility. Showing "kindness" (e.g. sympathy) to financial irresponsibility is harmful, and only encourages it. But of course, the apple rarely falls far from the tree.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun May 20, 2012 10:03 am

i will buy the T-Shirt with the list of people who have plonked BB...

or even better, post the list and i'll zap it to zazzle and donate all proceeds to those people who can barely afford to eat.

like me....cuz i spend all my money on whores and cocaine.

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby MyPlayaUserName » Sun May 20, 2012 9:11 pm

i would like to apply for a low income whore.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby ApolloPan » Sat May 26, 2012 3:26 pm

technically, I'm qualified as a low-income slut, as I never charge for my services :wink:
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby MyPlayaUserName » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:56 am

Has there been any word on when we'll be receiving the second confirmation?
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:09 am

Low income ticket recipients should have already received a confirmation email. Nothing is mailed out to them, those tickets are held at the gate. If you've been awarded a low income ticket, bring a printout of your confirmation email along with your ID and of course payment, then proceed to the will call line/box office to pick up your ticket upon arrival.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Witch Baby » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:20 pm

hello eplaya, first time poster, long time lurker!

trilobyte, in our original confirmation email for low income they said they would send a second confirmation email this summer for us to print. did you mean the second email has already been sent out?

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby MyPlayaUserName » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:17 am

Thanks Trilobyte--I actually knew all that, but I was pretty sure it said when I was awarded my low income ticket that we would receive and second notification later in summer after they did all the cross checks to be sure nobody was playing the system and getting low income & normal tickets. I should probably pull up my initial email before I come here asking questions.

EDIT: Just read closer, that's what I was wondering about Witch Baby.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:15 pm

Nope, a second confirmation email has not yet been sent out to low income ticket recipients, and would not be a part of this current process (mail out of physical tickets). I suspect that would come somewhere closer to or shortly after August 7, when STEP closes.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby deutlich » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:02 am

Thanks for the info, Trilo.

I like to pretend like I'm good about not stressin' about this stuff but... I've been anticipating that second email for months. With two weeks left 'till I fly to Reno I've been F5'ing my gmail like mad.

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby JovReef » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:32 am

deutlich wrote:Thanks for the info, Trilo.

I like to pretend like I'm good about not stressin' about this stuff but... I've been anticipating that second email for months. With two weeks left 'till I fly to Reno I've been F5'ing my gmail like mad.

lol


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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby phoenix808 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:52 pm

no word yet! ill be sure to post something when i get it, i have the next three days off! im going to start packing today now that i have all my supplies! i leave just over two weeks!
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby MyPlayaUserName » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:34 pm

I'm having trouble believing I am going until I get the second confirmation. I really don't want to spend all my savings and then find out due to some computer error I don't have a ticket.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby phoenix808 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:11 pm

Just got the email after getting home from one of my last supply shopping trips. So stoked!!! I'm sure it'll take a few days for all of them to trickle out, but know that you will get one!
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Sheyanah » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:15 pm

Got my confirmation tonight @ 8:05 p.m. Yeah Baby!!
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby MyPlayaUserName » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:48 pm

It came. I shook for like an hour after. For some reason I still wasn't convinced I was going.

I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO!!!!!!!!
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:02 pm

MyPlayaUserName wrote:It came. I shook for like an hour after. For some reason I still wasn't convinced I was going.

I HAVE SO MUCH TO DO!!!!!!!!


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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Oldguy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:08 pm

Yay, I got mine tonight too, woo hooooo ! 8)
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby maryanimal » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:13 pm

*sighs* still waiting...feeling unsure.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby TomServo » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:15 pm

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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby JovReef » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:45 am

Got mine last night at 5:37pm :mrgreen:
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby incubus_pantomime » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:22 pm

So happy to see all the happy posts! My brother and I got ours today. I can't wait to leave my (symbolic, not physical or MOOP-y) mark on the playa! :D
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby maryanimal » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:00 pm

Still haven't heard a thing...shoot...
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby lucky420 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:12 pm

take a deep breath...and relax.

it will come. You will be there.
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Re: Low Income Ticket Program

Postby Rice » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:44 pm

maryanimal wrote:Still haven't heard a thing...shoot...

Maybe "try" to wait another day or so, then send them a email... (I completely understand how stressful it is to not see that email, this close to the game. - I would be twitchy too ;)) Still 14 days till the gate opens, and, wont you be picking up your ticket at will call??
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