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C'mon now........

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:58 pm

yup, the ticket thing is weird, frustrating, disappointing, mysterious, enigmatic, unfair.........you pick.

But,

Does no one see the opportunity here?
The opportunity, to build community, to build friendships, to practice what we preach?

I see, the chance to go out of my way, to help others.
Beating the brush, looking in dark corners, under couch cushions, wherever, for those "extra" tickets, that we all know will be floating around, very soon.

Think, of the great feeling, if you find someone, somewhere (by searching and asking) with an extra ticket, and you hook them up, with a dear friend or campmate.
Imagine how you'd feel, if someone went that far, for you?

Look at how we can be a do-ocarcy!! \
We don't need no stinkin CL/epay......we'll find our friends some tickets, and well get 'em to the playa!!
Don't give up hope!!! for those "without".
There are those of us ( I'm hoping others will join in) that are working, to find you a ticket, and, make BRC, the place we love, with the people we love.

The finger pointing, name calling, and blame laying, are of no value, at the moment.......sure, later, look back and see how to improve things.....

But, for now, lets rally for our less fortunate comrades!!
Lets not wait for someone else, to do this, or provide a "service".
Let's make it, so our friends are with us, on the Holy Playa R

no whining, no crying, no blaming......grab your damn boot straps, pull'em up, and get to work, helping those dear to us!!!
and.
Don't give up: It Aint over..........

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Re: C'mon now........

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:07 pm

*kisses ygmir*

If we can't build community when we don't have a ticket, then we're only fair weather burners...
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Sham » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:07 pm

Yag, if tickets were in hand, that would work. With no shipping ubtil June, then nothing can get exchanged. I agree that this can all happen at some point, but tickets really need to be out on the streets.
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby TomServo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:08 pm

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Re: C'mon now........

Postby piehole » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:09 pm

This is the only thread I feel comfortable posting in because THIS IS EXACTLY HOW I FEEL

I am going to do everything in my power (to a certain extent) to ensure my camp-mates get theirs.
I have nothing better to do over here in South Carolina and that is my priority for the next few months.

That and also preparing to be a nomad virgin burner if it comes down to it.
I'm going to Burning Man 2012. I'll make new friends, I promise.
I got my ticket and I don't think it's fair for me to feel sad that others did not get theirs.


And it does not mean I'm going to sit there and listen to incessant bitching, moaning and general lameness.

As far as I can see, this system is (sort of) working. We have yet to see the end result and all we need is just a little more patience.

I have faith that the community will provide for those who truly want to be there.
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:30 pm

Shambala wrote:Yag, if tickets were in hand, that would work. With no shipping ubtil June, then nothing can get exchanged. I agree that this can all happen at some point, but tickets really need to be out on the streets.


right Sham.......but we can lay the ground work, give and receive commitment and build good will from now, till then. I don't know that the tickets need to be "out on the street" to build and do this.
It gives folks a chance, to truly help.
to make a promise, to keep a promise, to show the integrity we all have, somewhere.
Some of us show it more than others, but, well, we gotta start it somewhere, some time.
I just think, I'd rather have it together, know what I want to do, and be ready, when the time comes.

*High fives Piehole*

*smooch to Fishy* yer right Fishy.....if we can't do it, when it needs to be done, how do we call ourselves anything?
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:32 pm

Well said Yggy. And if I may reinforce a point, Barbie Death Village, prior to the lottery even beginning, started to make plans to see to it that those who did not get tickets at least had a fighting chance to pick them up from ourselves. Only time will tell how well it will work out, but experience has shown us that as the summer approaches, and people can't make it to TTITD because of any number of reasons (money is usually at or near the top of the list) they become desparate to off their tickets. History has proven, year after year, that this exact same sceanario will play itself out. So geeze, C'MON NOW, cheer up. You will make it to the playa. And if perchance you don't, stop by Barbie Death Camp and punch me in the nose.
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:39 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:You will make it to the playa. And if perchance you don't, stop by Barbie Death Camp and punch me in the nose.

I like it, Doc...
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:40 pm

Can we start a thread about the whiniest poster in the ticket forum...
Yeah, I know, we can't. But it's damn tempting...
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby piehole » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:09 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Can we start a thread about the whiniest poster in the ticket forum...
Yeah, I know, we can't. But it's damn tempting...



Make an official "Will suck dick for tickets thread"

first person to post in that thread = whiniest

oh god, i'm an asshole
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby piehole » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:09 pm

This has been my theme song for the past few months:

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Nipple » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:10 pm

The PDX Greyhound station is exempt from that statement.
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby maryanimal » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:16 pm

ygmir wrote:yup, the ticket thing is weird, frustrating, disappointing, mysterious, enigmatic, unfair.........you pick.

But,

Does no one see the opportunity here?
The opportunity, to build community, to build friendships, to practice what we preach?

I see, the chance to go out of my way, to help others.
Beating the brush, looking in dark corners, under couch cushions, wherever, for those "extra" tickets, that we all know will be floating around, very soon.

Think, of the great feeling, if you find someone, somewhere (by searching and asking) with an extra ticket, and you hook them up, with a dear friend or campmate.
Imagine how you'd feel, if someone went that far, for you?

Look at how we can be a do-ocarcy!! \
We don't need no stinkin CL/epay......we'll find our friends some tickets, and well get 'em to the playa!!
Don't give up hope!!! for those "without".
There are those of us ( I'm hoping others will join in) that are working, to find you a ticket, and, make BRC, the place we love, with the people we love.

The finger pointing, name calling, and blame laying, are of no value, at the moment.......sure, later, look back and see how to improve things.....

But, for now, lets rally for our less fortunate comrades!!
Lets not wait for someone else, to do this, or provide a "service".
Let's make it, so our friends are with us, on the Holy Playa R

no whining, no crying, no blaming......grab your damn boot straps, pull'em up, and get to work, helping those dear to us!!!
and.
Don't give up: It Aint over..........

wait here:



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Re: C'mon now........

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:30 pm

A wonderful "call to arm's" Yg!!! 8)
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby wh..sh » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:45 pm

I am keeping my eyes open for any extra tickets I might find for my eplaya buddies.
I also owe it big time to the group I camped with last year.
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Minxy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:51 pm

Nipple wrote:The PDX Greyhound station is exempt from that statement.


^This

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Re: C'mon now........

Postby piehole » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:17 pm

A buddy of mine just gave up completely. He's going to be pleasantly surprised when I find a ticket for him (after I find tickets for everyone else and make sure he gets his last because he's being a whiny whinertons)
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Bounce530 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:19 pm

piehole wrote:A buddy of mine just gave up completely. He's going to be pleasantly surprised when I find a ticket for him (after I find tickets for everyone else and make sure he gets his last because he's being a whiny whinertons)

Thanks buddy, I feel better now that I know your on the look out for me. :lol:
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:21 pm

:lol:
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby jkisha » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:28 pm

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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:36 pm

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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Bounce530 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:38 pm

some people say cucumbers taste better pickled.
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby SaritaSyrah » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:45 pm

YAAAAAY YGMIR!!!


Well said.
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby piehole » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:56 pm

Bounce530 wrote:some people say cucumbers taste better pickled.


ooh! ooh! i like this game!!

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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Box Burner » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:48 am

Bounce530 wrote:some people say cucumbers taste better pickled.


I dunno man. Kinda hard to replace good old fashioned pickles with cucumbers don'tcha think? :D
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Trishntek » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:48 am

Well it is good to see our resident Pagan Norseman continues to calm the sea of despair! Huggggggsss to you my friend! I've read and responded to so much "The sky is falling!" threads the past two days, I wondered whether the burner community had lost all touch with reality!

Yeah, I'm guilty of acquiring (and succeeding) more tickets than needed just to insure my camp mates would have options. I am positive many theme camp sponsors did the same thing and those tickets will be pouring out of the wood work soon. If there was ever a time when insecurities were showing, this has got to be the epitome of mass hysteria.

Thank you yggy. I'm so proud to know you.

And fishy? hugggggs for you dear one! You changed the batteries in that vibrator yet?
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:01 pm

Trishntek wrote:Well it is good to see our resident Pagan Norseman continues to calm the sea of despair! Huggggggsss to you my friend! I've read and responded to so much "The sky is falling!" threads the past two days, I wondered whether the burner community had lost all touch with reality!

No kidding. I really thought burners were more resilient...
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby lemur » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:06 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Trishntek wrote:Well it is good to see our resident Pagan Norseman continues to calm the sea of despair! Huggggggsss to you my friend! I've read and responded to so much "The sky is falling!" threads the past two days, I wondered whether the burner community had lost all touch with reality!

No kidding. I really thought burners were more resilient...



i did too. (no joke, i am kinda surprised at this)

holy shit..

during all those dust storms people musta been hunkered down discussing "OK I THINK WE SHOULD GO HOME, GUYS.. THIS REALLY SUCKS.. I DIDNT KNOW IT WAS GONNA BE THIS BAD"

when i thought they were just hunkerin down drinkin some booze enjoying the nice weather!!!
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby jella » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:11 pm

That right there Yggy is why we love you man !

one does not recieve strength from (insert personal faith) they recieve the opportinuity to be strong...I know I know blah blah blah but seriously people it's gonna be ok.
dust off and carry on..
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Re: C'mon now........

Postby Nipple » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:11 pm

I looked in the mirror, and that was when I realized...

the sparkle pony was ME.
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