(this is all conjecture and assumptions, based upon no inside info of the STEP program, my opinion only and not likely to occur, not representing what black rock city LLC will do because i dont know what they will do with STEP.. this post is not that of an official representative or anything of the sort.. speaking for me only, from me.. based on no facts at all, just guessing..and reading tea leaves and making bullshit up, this is rumors and possibly falsehoods) So
.. theres some ticket stuff..
There is this much talked about STEP (Secure Ticket Exchange Program) program.. and there is some kinda ticket thing going on..
It turns out that a lot of camps/groups/projects did not get the tickets they wanted and/or needed. This has caused much hand wringing and even in some cases, behind closed doors.. I think some teeth were gnashed. A lot of the important parts of our community might not be able to make it without something to help em a bit.
Anyways.. we still are waiting to see what happens with STEP (opens on feb 22, announced in november).. and we are waiting to hear about how the LLC will address the ticket shortage that is having an impact on theme camps/art groups/mutantvehicle crews/volunteers sometime on feb 15th..
well: my prediction... there will be a system so that some
of those theme camps/projects who registered for tickets in the lottery and did not get them will be able to get first dibs on any tickets in the STEP program.
Now we know that somewhere it was promised that all of those who did not get selected for tickets in the lottery would get placed into the queue for tickets that are made available in the STEP program.
That will still happen.. But
.. serving our community and its vital theme camps/projects and infrastructure stuff just might be very important to those running the event and our culture. So, I think it may occur that some camps/projects may get to go to the front of the line.
If my prediction is true.. such a system would allow these camps/projects a greater chance at making it..
Perhaps these camps might be ones that arent granted some OTHER
kind of assistance from the LLC.
Yes, i also predicted in the past that maybe thered be a solution where the LLC offers for sale about 1000-3000 tickets to some camps/projects.. So, in this second prediction.. I predict we might actually end up with TWO
ways for camps and projects to make it there.
In the end we would (if my predictions come true) have a way where the camps who get direct offers of a chance to buy a ticket at a 'open sale' price will be more likely to make it. And camps who arent directly offered such a chance at directly buying tickets at an 'open sale' price will be put into a queue in STEP where they get 'first dibs' before all other participants who did not get selected. as a result their camp/project will be more likely to make it
This way.. the camps/projects which are mainstays and hugely vital to the culture of burning man get a direct opportunity to buy a ticket.. their concerns end up being heard
and those camps/projects that might be not-as-hugely-vital.. but still a very important
part of the culture of burning man (we need both big and small things to really kick ass, both vets and newcomers, too) ..will get first chance at tickets through STEP.. this way their concerns end up being heard and they arent totally shut out.. either
(also regular participants who signed up for the lottery without being selected get in the queue before it is opened to the general public, as promised)
that is all.(again i have no inside info about STEP, i am speaking of my own opinion and dont know any facts, this is all based on assumptions and conjecture.. i am not speaking in a capacity that represents Burning Man or the Black Rock City LLC ..i do not know what will happen i am just making guesses and saying stuff that i am thinking on eplaya because i thought my guesses and conjecture and assumptions were super insightful.. and if i do turn out to be right, through some miracle.. i will be vindicated by registering my insight, in the form of conjecture and baseless assumptions without any facts... early on before the stuff is implemented and divulged to the public, again, this is all guesses, conjecture, baseless assumptions and rumor, possibly not to be implemented: VOID WHERE PROHIBITED)