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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:22 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:So, is there a crazy huge amount of ticket fraud this year? Or is it always this bad? There's the guy who's been defrauded 3 times, for instance. Or is it just that there's no tickets this year, which means fraud has a lot of room to flourish?

I'd start a thread about it in the ticket sub-fora, but I'm not crazy. In a week or so.


I have been looking on the bm Facebook page tons of people are getting to gate with bad tickets. A lot of people are in gerlach hoping to get a ticket. It seems like a clusterfuck. I know of 2 people from here that got scammed.
I think the org needs to step up and figure out a solution to this.

Oh ya, went to get custom plates for my new SUV, some asshole has burner. Not happy. So guess burners will have to to do OR UofBRC

Any other ideas?
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Canoe » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:39 pm

Unfortunately,
Canoe wrote:Seems to be an awful large number of people using methods of payment that have no recourse. Even though this is warned about, and there's enough examples of where this caused/allowed scams.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:53 pm

Yeah, if I'm still on this board next August, I hope I remember to beat that drum.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Canoe » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:38 pm

It is absolutely amazing how many ticket buyers did not practice anything even remotely like due diligence.
It was laid out for them too.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:08 am

They wanted to go so badly that they put caution aside. I have seen so many people this year not use good judgement
. Hell take a 13 year vet, bought fake tickets or his gf bought them and he didn't help her see the warning signs(don't know the story) but he got fake tickets/scammed.
Funny thing is he owes me a lot of money, along with owing another burner $400 from buying him a ticket for 2012's burn. Guess he has a good sugar momma that can buy tickets twice in a week sense he hasn't had a real job sense the first part of the year :roll: funny how shit works I guess.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:20 am

If anyone sees Crypto in here, tell her thanks for last night - or sorry about last night - whichever seems appropriate.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:33 pm

I'll mention it to her.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby burner von braun » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:39 pm

*pours drinks and raises a glass*

Well, here's to our friends on the playa this evening! Have a great M&G!

Cheers!
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:46 pm

im watching the live feed. makes me feel a little bit better.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Canoe » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:55 am

Pulls me one way, then pulls me the other.
I wish they had the outside mic on, to provide the ambient noise of the playa, even if it's overwhelmed by the wind by times...

There are 52 users visiting eplaya right now. Seven registered, five of whom are bots.
And I thought the 68 I saw the other day was low.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:59 pm

I miss some eplayans. Eric. Savannah. Yggy. Doc. AntiM.

many many others--too many to name...
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Canoe » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:02 pm

They're back soon Fishy. :)

And with tales to tell.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:15 pm

Lol, sorry to be such rotten, inadequate company...

Who's left... You, Me, Burner Von Baun, Some Seeing Eye, Canoe, Tatoogoddess, Delle, maybe another couple... but the place will be PACKED in a few more days!
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby gypsy68 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:31 pm

I am with you guys, I really miss the regulars. I know I never step out of my little dark corner of the bar and say much, but I am on here almost every day, at least since 2010. Before that I visited the board sporadically. It’s kind of been nice seeing some of the regulars on here this year.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:34 pm

Well sit right down and have a beer! I decided early this year I'd skip this one and go on a different vacation (which I'm gonna, the week after BM) and I didn't intend on staying in 'Camp Envy" but it's pretty hard to ignore it just 'cuz I didn't go out there!
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:49 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Lol, sorry to be such rotten, inadequate company...

Sorry to have given offense. If there were 50 more of you, it wouldn't feel so lonely.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Canoe » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:57 pm

No offense. Just know you miss them.
Are you recovered from this morning?
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby burner von braun » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:38 pm

*slides a drink down the bar to gypsy*

Yep, it's good to see all of your familiar faces too, wherever they pop up, especially with so many frantic ticket zombies roaming about.

I saw Bin stop in the other day too, always a day brightener. ..and moon.. and, heck I can't keep up with everyone either, haha.

Well, time to go perch up on the tower for awhile.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:11 pm

Canoe wrote:No offense. Just know you miss them.
Are you recovered from this morning?

Yesterday, you mean? Not really. My sleeping and eating have been thrown completely off.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby burner von braun » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:56 am

Apparently Embrace burns this morning (Friday) around 7:00 am playatime. That's the word I heard over in Camp Envy anyway.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby delle » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:53 am

A morning burn! Interesting.

Just called my walking partner to get her ass over hear a bit earlier than usual so I'll be back in time. Thanks for the heads up, BvB!
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Canoe » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:17 am

And the playacam shows all the bikes converging across the playa.

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playacam snapshot of everyone gathering
https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic ... 6#p1037626
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Canoe » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:18 am

7:08, security taking up layered positions within the safety perimeter
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby delle » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:58 am

That was just fabulous! They did a stellar job at capturing it, and Professor Pickle ensures the videos will be available in their entirety.

I missed the very end, as I had to go pay my municipal taxes before the office closed for lunch. Did they eventually have to knock down the internal structure so it'd burn away, or did it fall on its own?
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Canoe » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:24 am

I stopped watching when they pulled the camera back. The core of both heads was still standing, smoking away.
No idea if they're still up, as there's a wind on the playa picking some dust up so that part of the playa is obscured. You can see the Man, but not the Temple.

I'm seeing a lot of segways-types today.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby trilobyte » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:18 pm

It was an interesting burn, I left after the skin burned off but understand the framework came down not too long after.

The dust is pretty insane today, for the first time I'm unable to see the 105 foot tall man from the top of the ziggurat at my camp (on C). Fortunately my shade's pretty solid, but I've seen a couple neighbors' domes and other structures starting to give things up.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:12 pm

Told my boss today if they don't let me off in time for the burn sat night they are going to have one very pissed of server!
It's been fun this week, three of our kitchen staff are all burners (never to ttoitd though) so I come in and there like did you hear this, did you hear that. It's fun to share with them as I'm pretty sure john is sick of me shoving my iPad in his face every few min saying look at this. Lol

Saw photos of skrillex playing OT. Wish I had been there for that. Still wondering who is playing root after the burn. Someone fill me in to who they fly in guests are.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:31 pm

Wouldn't you just SHIT if it was Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr?!!
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby burner von braun » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:12 pm

Have a great vacation Captain, hopefully we'll both make it to the dust next year!

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:13 pm

Hahahaha!!! That would be funny as all get out. Or what about hall and oats! Or simon and grafunkle?

Wait one of them is dead right! Holigram!!

I can just imagine it now. Bunch of ravers show up waiting to pop some e and rave till the sun comes out..... Then that....

:cry: Lots of sad ravers but all us old fart zoom in and start singing along to sounds of silence lol oh how glorious that would be! :lol:

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