Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

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Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby trilobyte » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:27 am

Unfortunately, there are not enough tickets to go around. This thread is for those who were not awarded tickets in the main sale to post and vent their frustrations, get it out of their system, and for others to offer their condolences.

Please do remember, there are still options. STEP (the Secure Ticket Exchange Program) will launch on 22nd of February, and the secondary sale begins on 28th of March with 10,000 additional tickets. We'll be posting information regarding scammers and scalpers shortly (in the meantime, please remember that nobody will have actual tickets to sell until June).
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby unjonharley » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:31 am

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What? The lottery is over????
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby trilobyte » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:34 am

Yes, all 40,000 tickets have been awarded and confirmations sent out to those individuals. Emails are going out now to those who did not receive tickets.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby usurpedus » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:37 am

this blows
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Milayna » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:37 am

Sigh. Well, at least I only need 1 ticket and can afford the $390 price. Hopefully STEP or the open sale will work out for me. Anyone know what time the open sale will take place so I can make sure I take off work?
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Brianna_Beauty413 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:39 am

:(
I'm sorry for all that didn't receive tickets. I know that all you determined burners WILL find a way to make it home!! good luck, and don't give up!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby lucky420 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:40 am

:cry: :cry: Waaaaaaaaaaaa

Well fuck me running
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby forge » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:41 am

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Alfaj0r » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:43 am

Bah :(
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Milayna » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:44 am

Actually, I can answer my own question, open sale at noon pacific time Mar 28!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby tahiti_treat » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:44 am

Damn. This sucks :( Less than half my group got tickets.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:45 am

Oh well, time to start exploring the other options - so much for trying to finalize camp and travel plans early.

Gratz to those who did get tickets.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby piehole » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:45 am

I send each and everyone of you hugs and to reiterate that there are other options and you will get there if you truly want to.
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Hijack » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:46 am

MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEREEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby gibson_ » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:49 am

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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby CapnJoe » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:50 am

When will the selection process end? Do you get an email either way, got or not?

Just saw a answer to my question. SHIT I HATE THIS! I had my tickets the first day the last 4 years. :(
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby randomgirl7 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:51 am

Ouch.. I guess I made a mistake in not entering the lottery twice. ;)

Congrats to those with tickets... bummer to those of us without. I'm sure it will all work out with STEP and inter-selling among burners. Hopefully. Wish I didn't have this stress of uncertainty... but not much I can do :)
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:51 am

trilobyte wrote:Yes, all 40,000 tickets have been awarded and confirmations sent out to those individuals. Emails are going out now to those who did not receive tickets.


posted just above you Capn'.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby cheyenne88 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:52 am

Last year I spent 6 hours refreshing my computer and had 1 ticket, I was able to start planning my trip , this year with this new bright and wonderful idea, I spent almost 24 hours refreshing my email box, I have 0 ticket and I won't start planning my trip! Yay! BRC is no longer my home, how can I call a place home if the access is denied to me?
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Steel Kitty » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:52 am

Yeah, we didn't have enough on the card at the time of getting remotely charged.. and I think we lost out.

There are other options this year, and probably better that I didn't spend the $3-4K that I normally do on
building out the art car/camp etc.

BM has jumped the shark. Long live BM.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Tanzremix » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:53 am

I feel like after this lotto artificially increased demand so that instead of 5-10% of people having difficulty obtaining tickets the actual number is probably closer to 50%, the STEP program had better be awesome. If it sucks, well, its hard to respect a system you've lost faith in, and stubhub is pretty efficient.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby litlaur » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:53 am

Still waiting to hear from my husband who registered for both of us, but I'm guessing we didn't get lucky this time around.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby lemur » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:53 am

fuckin bmorg!!! i wonder if they are smart enough to know that they cant sail their luxury yachts on dried up lake beds!!!

:evil:

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sorry y'all who didnt get tickets


there will be a STEP program with info announced in not-so-long (well before the event) that will be able to get the tickets distributed to more people.. (for reals!!!)

and then 10,000 tickets..

then ...other places.. and friends. and gifts..

not everyone getting a 'not awarded' will 'not be going'... there is hope, just.. hang in there..

we knew coming in to 2012 that not every person may end up with a ticket..

but there is still plenty of time left, programs setup to get the 'extras' to you, plus a sale of 10,000 coming up..
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Mikey Lion » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:53 am

Good thing my camp has been having fundraisers non-stop for the past 2 months... We went 0-5 on this fucking piece of shit lottery. :x We'll find a way to the burn one way or another, but goddamn this is some bullshit.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby jecca » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:54 am

Can somebody please explain to me what STEP is... Thanks
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby beer » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:54 am

Not frustrated, just a little bummed.
Was hoping to take care of the ticketing now and spend more time on the long term planning, but this doesnt change much.
We'll wait for STEP instructions and/or put in for the March sale.




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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby RedHeaven » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:55 am

I did not win the lotto. Kinda feels like getting kicked psychologically, like "Gee I must not be deserving or something" but I have to keep reminding myself that this is RANDOM, nobody is picking ME out!

See you all in BRC! aka Bizarro Home for me!

I still have to get over that "punched in the tit" feeling
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:55 am

Lady Luck Screws Me Again!!!

oh well, the wheel, oh fortuna spins round and round and round...

you cant stop me from coming home.


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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby Konak » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:56 am

Well well well - yeah, that "lottery" system worked well.
Essentially what we will see is that the scalpers will take advantage of the "tourists" that just want to show up in a funny hat, bring some ecstasy, oggle the sorority girls, leave an immense amount of trash behind and hurry to catch their carbon spewing plane back to some megalopolis far far away from the the Black Rock.
The groups of Burners that used to work together for months to create a special experience will now be fractured into the "haves" and "have nots" - the teams that cooperated for months on bringing exceptional art and other participatory projects will no longer be able to come together and experience the joy of planning and building something together to share with like minded energetic and creative folks.

The organizers have FRACTURED the collaborative spirit of BMan and left the remains for the Tourists and Ravers.

FUCK BurningMan.
I would encourage those that were volunteers and contributors to abandon BullshitMan and seek out other events that remain true to the spirit of volunteerism, random acts of artistic endeavor and collaboration with other artists.
Fuck Larry and all the rest of the elitist organizers.

Boycot BullshitMan.
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Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:56 am

Hijack wrote:MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEREEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

So, is this mereh? or is it meh? and if it's meh, can it really be meh with all those exclamation points and the long, drawn-out spelling and the capital letters?
Simon's real sig line?

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