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Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby dragonslayer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:31 am

Just did a search for Burning Man tickets, and saw them on Stub Hub and Ebay for almost $1000. Are you f*** kidding me? I've been to Burning Man 15 years and I'm sick to death that I didn't get a ticket this year!!! Burning Man is like a religion to me. I even got married at the temple. I must say, you guys really screwed up this year, and if I don't get a ticket through this step program, I don't think I will ever attempt to go again. I will definitely boycot the event, and encourage others to do the same. If there is no loyalty to all us long time burners, I feel no loyalty or sense of community to Burning Man!!!
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby trilobyte » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:55 am

Welcome to ePlaya. And welcome to scarcity. Last year after the event sold out in late July, tickets were selling for the same prices (and higher). If it's any consolation, the number of tickets being offered through those sites is a tiny fraction of the overall supply, and significantly less than the number of tickets being offered up for sale above face value for other 'hot ticket' events (Coachella, Madonna, Bonnaroo, etc).
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby fabigothangel » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:20 am

Stubhub shows 161 tickets in the hand of scalpers, I would say 161 sad long time burners that cannot attend!
How did the scalpers get those tickets??????
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:35 am

fabigothangel wrote:Stubhub shows 161 tickets in the hand of scalpers, I would say 161 sad long time burners that cannot attend!
How did the scalpers get those tickets??????

You seem to overlook the possibility that at least some those 161 tickets are being sold by folks that call themseves burners - they are not necessarily professional scalpers.

I know it's hard to think of members of our community doing this as it goes against tradition, ethos, or whatever you want to call it, but I fear that is probably the case.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:40 am

161 tickets out of the 43,000 sold = 0.3% of total tickets

..and this would be assuming that all 161 are legit and not just smoke and mirrors since no one actually has tickets yet.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby wh..sh » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:02 am

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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:40 am

For a religion, you are easily dissuaded from it. Really. If catholics walked away that easily, it would have taken one child-rape scandel to cause walk-outs of half the congregation in every parish in the world. Now, I'm not saying that I admire these catholics who can overlook this vile behavior, but I do wish you'd be more careful in your choice of metaphors.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby Max Callahan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:56 am

NO, no everyone, this is what we need.
Sure 161 burners don't get to go because .3% of tickets sold ended up in the hands of scalpers, but something like 13,000 people don't get to go because of the BLM cap on our population.
We need more people like dragonslayer who are willing to stand up and say "I'm not going ever again, and no one else should also" because thats the only way we'll get demand back under supply.

Remember everyone "It was better last year", and keep fighting the good fight dragonslayer.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:57 am

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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby wh..sh » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:59 am

theCryptofishist wrote:For a religion, you are easily dissuaded from it. Really. If catholics walked away that easily, it would have taken one child-rape scandel to cause walk-outs of half the congregation in every parish in the world. Now, I'm not saying that I admire these catholics who can overlook this vile behavior, but I do wish you'd be more careful in your choice of metaphors.


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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby FlyingMonkey » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:56 am

dragonslayer wrote:Just did a search for Burning Man tickets, and saw them on Stub Hub and Ebay for almost $1000. Are you f*** kidding me? I've been to Burning Man 15 years and I'm sick to death that I didn't get a ticket this year!!! Burning Man is like a religion to me. I even got married at the temple. I must say, you guys really screwed up this year, and if I don't get a ticket through this step program, I don't think I will ever attempt to go again. I will definitely boycot the event, and encourage others to do the same. If there is no loyalty to all us long time burners, I feel no loyalty or sense of community to Burning Man!!!


I envy you.
I have never been & you have 15 under your belt.
I consider you fortunate for attending what may turn out to be the best burns ever. I wish you the best of luck for this year. I hope to go every year from now on but realistically I doubt that will happen. Again, GOOD LUCK.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:06 pm

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Postby knowmad » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:21 pm

Been there 15 times.
just now posting on eplaya.
just now venting at your felow burners

I call bullshit!

This is one of our well known TROLLS with a New sock and we keep falling for it.
from now on let Whiny cry post sink. try to catch the names of those that come by and bump it back up and plonk them!

I't is going to get wose and those of us that are here every day have better things to do like inform the Bringins, and prepare for burn.

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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:22 pm

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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby SnowBlind » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:26 pm

dragonslayer wrote:Just did a search for Burning Man tickets, and saw them on Stub Hub and Ebay for almost $1000. Are you f*** kidding me?


trilobyte wrote:Last year after the event sold out in late July, tickets were selling for the same prices (and higher).


Also keep in mind that all the prices you see are *asking* prices, meaning we don't know what they really sell for. Scalpers will ask for the highest prices, especially this early in the game. Last year we saw some insanly high prices, but we have no idea how many were actually sold like that. On ebay in particular, burners were bidding up tickets to crazy prices, just to ruin it for the scalpers.

If no one buys at these prices, the scalpers will have to sell them for less.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby BonnyBrown » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:40 pm

Sorry man, because you're not some nerd who posts on the internet all your life you're clearly a troll or something. You see, these elitists are too good for your criticisms of BM because clearly they know everything and are X smarter than you due to their post counts.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby Trishntek » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:43 pm

Obviously years of attendance does not equal compilation of wisdom.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:49 pm

The only thing that having this many years of attendance has really done for me is make my pile of weird and otherwise useless shit get MUCH MUCH larger than I had ever anticipated.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:50 pm

Drawingablank wrote:
fabigothangel wrote:Stubhub shows 161 tickets in the hand of scalpers, I would say 161 sad long time burners that cannot attend!How did the scalpers get those tickets??????

You seem to overlook the possibility that at least some those 161 tickets are being sold by folks that call themseves burners - they are not necessarily professional scalpers.I know it's hard to think of members of our community doing this as it goes against tradition, ethos, or whatever you want to call it, but I fear that is probably the case.


And there are other so called Burners who steal things...at Black Rock City! *GASP*...the inhumanity!
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:55 pm

I think if someone was to run the numbers, the percentage of Honda generators that get stolen from camps is prolly around .3% also.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:04 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:The only thing that having this many years of attendance has really done for me is make my pile of weird and otherwise useless shit get MUCH MUCH larger than I had ever anticipated.

Have I told you this week that I love you, Dick?
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby Trishntek » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:50 pm

,,,, but But BUT,,,, at least your shit IS IN ONE PILE!
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby BBadger » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:12 pm

I've said it again and again: this board needs to disallow anybody with zero posts from posting new threads. Even having a single other post implies that the author has at least read something else on this board before posting his or her rant/complaint/diatribe/manifesto.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby vargaso » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:35 pm

BBadger wrote:I've said it again and again: this board needs to disallow anybody with zero posts from posting new threads. Even having a single other post implies that the author has at least read something else on this board before posting his or her rant/complaint/diatribe/manifesto.


Regulars could just ignore irrelevant and/or repetitive new posts and they would gracefully float to the bottom of the queue. Hahaha! What am I saying? Will never happen.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby Trishntek » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:34 pm

We are such sluts for anything oddly entertaining.
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby four20ps » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:08 pm

So what if you been 15 years in a row, Burning man is 25 years old. your 10 years late, And that goes for everyone else too, Unless you where there the first 5 years your just an other newbie burner, that includes me too...
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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:17 pm

Hardly a Newbie, but you definitely are.


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Re: Sick with DISAPPOINTMENT

Postby socks » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:12 pm

OK lets just cut the bullshit about the newbies getting the tickets.First off how do they know.The survey said that it would not be attached to your ticket request.If they are basing this on the survey that's what the ticket scalpers bot was programed to say.The theme camps said they were awarded only 20 to 25 % of the tickets they needed.These numbers runs true in the group of burner'sI know.So who has the tickets?BM.org thinks this lottery was a success.Maid Marion said that in a LA times last Tuesday.It was for BM.org because they made a big payday.They were able to sell 40,000 tickets all in 1 day in which last year it took 7 months to sell out.So they say the demand went up that much in a bad economy PleaseThen again BM.org in their quest for money managed to get 25,000 of the 53,000 tickets sold in the highest tiers 390 and 420.Gee the term money grubing whores comes to mind.This has caused some real pain for the community and some here on this board just don't care.To me thats the sad part.So was it worth it BM.org to get the money and fuck the community.I hope the money is comforting for you to have torn the community apart.
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Re: NOW GET BACK TO WORK! THERE'S SNARKING TO BE DONE!!!

Postby ranger magnum » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:15 pm

knowmad wrote:Been there 15 times.
just now posting on eplaya.
just now venting at your felow burners

I call bullshit!

This is one of our well known TROLLS with a New sock and we keep falling for it.
from now on let Whiny cry post sink. try to catch the names of those that come by and bump it back up and plonk them!

I't is going to get wose and those of us that are here every day have better things to do like inform the Bringins, and prepare for burn.

NOW GET BACK TO WORK! THERE'S SNARKING TO BE DONE!!!


Ive been going since 1996 and ive only been on eplaya since september of this year.

But if hes been going for 15 years and is giving up this fast, well that says nothing more than he gives up easily....
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