How can I decide whether to get a ticket without the Theme?

Fertility 2.0 - Black Rock City is a kind of Petri dish. Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to its latticework of streets, artworks tumble out of it, like pollen on the air. These nodes of interaction mutate, grow and reproduce their kind. Burning Man communities have now escaped this capsule world: our culture in a Petri dish has effloresced - it spreads across five continents. This year's art theme contemplates the tendency of any being or living system to create abundant life.

How can I decide whether to get a ticket without the Theme?

Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:30 pm

So we are now suppost to sign up for tickets this year, and we don't even have a theme yet? What kind of BS is that. What if the theme violates my belief system, like Bacon for Vegetarians? Or Gay Jesus for Romney? Do I qualify for a refund? It is like buying a blind pig in a poke?
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Postby Nipple » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:31 pm

I'm almost certain it's going to be "Gay Jesus for Romney".

Plan accordingly.
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Postby Savannah » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:46 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:So we are now suppost to sign up for tickets this year, and we don't even have a theme yet? What kind of BS is that. What if the theme violates my belief system, like Bacon for Vegetarians? Or Gay Jesus for Romney? Do I qualify for a refund? It is like buying a blind pig in a poke?


There's no refunds, as per usual, so if you buy a ticket and (as foretold by prophecy) the theme is Gay Jesus for Romney, you will need to 1) sell your ticket, which will probably be very easy, or 2) set it on fire and film it for artistic purposes. (Note: it's been done). If you're not comfortable even with that amount of artistic ambiguity and suspense, leave a space in the ticket registry for someone who's ready to roll with it.

Announcing the theme early on has not actually been a tradition for as long as the event's existed. It's a more recent trend, and not written in stone anywhere.

If you're just wanting to express the general idea that ARRGLEBARGLE@#$% theme is delayed whoaaaaaaaaa it sucks, well . . . many agree with you, so you're not alone.

I almost typed "you're not aloe", which is also very, very true.
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Re: How can I decide whether to get a ticket without the The

Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:51 pm

If the theme does turn out to be Gay Jessus for Romney there will be alot of tickets put up for sale. We'd be screwed!
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Re: How can I decide whether to get a ticket without the The

Postby Nipple » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:59 pm

Well, I for one will be bringing my Jesus costume.

If someone should bring their Romney costume...

Let me assure you there will be nothing but sweet and tender love making. (Plus a little of the dirty kind.)
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Postby Savannah » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:04 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:If the theme does turn out to be Gay Jessus for Romney there will be alot of tickets put up for sale. We'd be screwed!


More playa for me! Mwahahaha!

Man, there were like . . . "only" 40,000 attendees in 2009 'cause the 2008 windstorms were so bad + the economy was Eh . . . and it was actually really nice at that size. :shock: (Others may disagree.) I've loved the playa at every population size I've seen; there's advantages and disadvantages to everything.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:21 pm

Potatoes. the theme is Potatoes.

If you don't trust me on this, then do something in a polka. Polka goes with every possible theme.
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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:24 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:So we are now suppost to sign up for tickets this year, and we don't even have a theme yet? What kind of BS is that. What if the theme violates my belief system, like Bacon for Vegetarians? Or Gay Jesus for Romney? Do I qualify for a refund? It is like buying a blind pig in a poke?

O man!
How true!
I never thought of that! How could I possibly register for a ticket with out know thing the theme!
The theme has always completely set the tone for the entire event! Every piece of art and every out fit on every person is a material expression of the theme!
How could we possibly by into something with out know such a major detail as "The Theme"
That would be like getting your car washed with out knowing what brand soap the gas station is using!
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Postby jkisha » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:26 pm

Nipple wrote:Well, I for one will be bringing my Jesus costume.

If someone should bring their Romney costume...

Let me assure you there will be nothing but sweet and tender love making. (Plus a little of the dirty kind.)


That was so 2011. Half of our camp dressed up like Mormons (complete with name tags and books) and went around from camp to camp spreading the word.
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Postby Nipple » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:29 pm

I believe I saw some of you guys. I looked at the person I was with and exclaimed, "Elders!"

Besides... If I'm going to sleep with another Mormon, they're going to have to rank higher than an Elder. Quorum of the Twelve at LEAST.

A fake Mitt would also do.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:29 pm

No trees (or other plants) permitted on playa.
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Re: How can I decide whether to get a ticket without the The

Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:31 pm

Ok, so "Gay Jesus for Romney" wouldn't be that bad of a theme. We couldn't tie an dog on the roof of our Mutant Vehicles because of the no dog rule. But I'm sure many of you could think of a theme that would be so personally offensive to keep you from burning.

Such as....
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:34 pm

Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick! Nobody cares about the theme anyway.

Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:37 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:No trees (or other plants) permitted on playa.


So Bambi and friends is out. That is too bad, would have loved to done the final forest fire scene on Saturday
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Re: How can I decide whether to get a ticket without the The

Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:41 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Potatoes. the theme is Potatoes.

If you don't trust me on this, then do something in a polka. Polka goes with every possible theme.


I remember a band at Burning Man called Polkacide from the Wild Wild West years. They rocked!
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Postby jkisha » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:48 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Jumping Jesus on a Pogo Stick! Nobody cares about the theme anyway.

Amen to that.
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Postby wh..sh » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:50 pm

Nipple wrote:Well, I for one will be bringing my Jesus costume.

If someone should bring their Romney costume...

Let me assure you there will be nothing but sweet and tender love making. (Plus a little of the dirty kind.)


Ok!
If the theme is Gay jesus for Romney, I will burn my tickets. What will some of us straight people do without all that sweet, tender love making of the dirty kind? That's absolutely against my belief system.
Can we atleast have the theme as Bi Jesus for Romney?
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Postby gaminwench » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:06 pm

Queer Jesus covers ALL the bases...
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Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:45 pm

I believe there have been a a few years where the theme wasn't announced until after tickets had gone on sale. Technically, this is just like one of those. And then, there were all those years before they started having an art theme too.
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Postby 5280MeV » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:03 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Potatoes. the theme is Potatoes.

If you don't trust me on this, then do something in a polka. Polka goes with every possible theme.


When is the sextillion potato march to protest fertility?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:51 pm

We're actually having a "Throw At" for the Billion Trillion Bunnies. They and their unhealthy support of the failed theme of fur-tility have to be taught a lesson.
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Re: How can I decide whether to get a ticket without the The

Postby FlyingMonkey » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:51 pm

I don't know about the rest of you but my e-mail says:

Purchasing Information:

Event Pass - Aug 27, 2012 - Sep 3, 2012
Burning Man 2012
@ Fertility 2.0 - , Black Rock City, NV Get directions


I guess that could mean "Gay Jesus for Romney @ Fertility 2.0". That kind of puts a new slant on the whole fertility 2.0 thing. OMG! The antichrist is a Jesus/ Romney love child. 2012 is the end of days. I blame the Mayans. Damn you early Mesoamerican doomsayers!

We are the 15%! or is that the 1% that pays 15%? I am so confused now. WWND (What would Newt do)
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:53 pm

(Did you hear that massive breath of wind from the south? It was the Incas of Peru saying *whew*)
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Postby Marscrumbs » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:21 pm

trilobyte wrote:I believe there have been a a few years where the theme wasn't announced until after tickets had gone on sale. Technically, this is just like one of those. And then, there were all those years before they started having an art theme too.


Yes but tickets were under a hundred dollars back then. For all the money they are asking today retail at least they could come up with a theme.
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Re: How can I decide whether to get a ticket without the The

Postby Savannah » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:02 pm

I would rather wait for a theme, than have a stupid theme. Which is not to say that we won't have a stupid theme. But we might not.

Although . . . I'm probably going to ignore the theme, either way, and--in answer to your likely facetious question--no, there is no theme so offensive that I would not attend the event, because I would see it as provocative-artistic-bullshit boundary-testing, which I simply cannot allow to stand between me and a week of dancing with friends. That would just be sad.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:08 pm

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Postby Elorrum » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:08 pm

fur-tility? windvanes, and spinning rides, maybe Peter Hudson can bring back Tantalus.
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Re: How can I decide whether to get a ticket without the The

Postby Marscrumbs » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Well I am facetious. And I do care about having a theme. I would feel naked going to Burning Man without a theme to embrace. I wouldn't remember what year it was better when. It be all the same. And yet their would be no cohesion. It would be like having a themeless theme camp. The macrocosm and microcosm would be indistinquishable. Gray magic. Shirtcocking without a shirt. How sterile is that? Like a big white flat empty void.
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