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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby bradtem » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:21 am

domitron wrote:
If you want to limit attendance, doing it randomly is probably closest in line with the spirit of Burning Man because it doesn't target any particular group, but that hasn't worked so well either because it is going to end up keeping the large contributors at home this year.


I'm not saying this is absolutely wrong, but I need a better reason to believe it. Why is random decimation the thing most in the spirit of Burning Man? I get that we don't want to judge, wanted to be radically inclusive, so I understand why some of the other methods might be against that spirit. But I don't think being picked at random is in line with the spirit. The best I could argue is that it is less out of line than some of the others.

The lottery approach has the following result: The playa is populated by a mix of the randomly chosen and the wealthy, and the extra value is captured either by the lucky or by deliberate speculators, instead of being captured by the community. And while the Borg is not the community, if they do their job with the right spirit, if they capture the value then some of it trickles down into the community, in that they have more to spend on playa services or can make tickets cheaper for others.

No matter what you do in a sold-out event with transferable tickets, wealth is going to be the biggest factor in determining who gets the scarce tickets. You can't stop that. The most you can do is control who it is that receives the surplus price that the wealthy are willing to pay. It's either going to be the lottery winning burners, the speculators (who won or who buy tickets from suckers who sell them at face value to speculators) or the org.

Which is most in the spirit of the event?
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Re: Eliminate dirty hippies to fix ticket problem

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:10 pm

"10 principles? you cant HANDLE the 10 principles..."
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby H.G.Crosby » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:13 pm

omfg.


that may be my new favorite video.

for all of the wrong reasons.

it's downright subversive.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby inog » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:32 pm

But raver chicks are hot.

Why else would I spend $250,000 on my custom Marathon coach with the rooftop spash pool and shower set up.

( Actually I have plans for my own mini-sound camp dedicated to Mel Torme, Nina Simone, Cal Tjader and the likes. )
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:04 pm

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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby ranger magnum » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:55 pm

The large sound camps are a big part of why I come to the playa. Where in the default world can you in one night see Oakenfold, then walk a bit and see Bass Nectar, then do it again with different DJ's for the next 5 nights?

And the comment that most of the people that flock to these camps do not contribute is comepletely baseless. While you are entitled to your own opinions, you are not entitled to your own facts.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby patpatpatme » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:11 am

i wouldnt say people come to the BM for the music. i sure didnt. but even if they do. last year there was phish fest and electric zoo at around the same time as burning man. both major music fests, if i was going for music i would easily have chosen one of those over BM. the art, people and community are the priceless characteristics of BM that attracts people, including myself to return (last year was my first). and yeah, getting rid of one group of people ie ravers or whoever detracts from what makes BM what it is.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby consumption » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:46 am

Hippies have been gaining the upper hand in the Burning Man culture wars for the past couple years.

http://consumptionblog.com/2011/10/06/hippies-vs-ravers/

Burning Man Bureau of Labor Statistics (BMBLS) released a report on Wednesday showing that Hippies have now gained the upper hand at the event North of Reno.


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Any efforts to solve the ticket problem should probably not be focused on a shrinking playa based cultural power base...
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby JCarter » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:04 am

Dear sir/madam/individual that does not want to be constrained by gender,

I believe that eliminating ravers or any particular class of human will only temporarily resolve your issue. The actual resolution is clear. Eliminate all oxygen breathers.

According to my back of the envelope calculations almost 100% of potential Burning Man attendees consume oxygen. If you did a simple test at the gate you would eliminate everyone but visiting aliens and some single celled organisms.

Problem solved. You may praise me now. :P
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Re: Eliminate Monkeys to fix ticket problem

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:12 am

as a SiBorg(tm), i fully support this.

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Re: Eliminate Hippies to fix ticket problem

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:07 pm

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by my estimates, thats another 10,000 patchouli stained tickets to redistribute.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby forty_eight » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:48 pm

some posts really do beg the question, though ... one or two (or several) well executed porn films could make a dent in that road fund, lol.

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Postby lemur » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:55 pm

48_love wrote:some posts really do beg the question, though ... one or two (or several) well executed porn films could make a dent in that road fund, lol.

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Re: i am overly pedantic

Postby International Incident » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:01 pm

lemur wrote:
48_love wrote:some posts really do beg the question, though ... one or two (or several) well executed porn films could make a dent in that road fund, lol.

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Re: i am overly pedantic

Postby ygmir » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:03 pm

lemur wrote:
48_love wrote:some posts really do beg the question, though ... one or two (or several) well executed porn films could make a dent in that road fund, lol.

/burning sensation man



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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby lemur » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:13 pm

we must all engage in group zinging of this issue or else the ravers win!


did you hear that?! the ravers are winning!!!
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby SageV » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:28 am

What a great suggestion, we can bring back our Zydeco camp and without having to compete with a sound camp we can entertain fifty, maybe eighty burners at a time! Wait, this might not scale so good.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby Elorrum » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:03 pm

every time you hear a zing, a raver gets their furry chaps.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby forty_eight » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:37 pm

Image = Image

Dolly Madison was a tragic raver ... and she runs a PnP Op on the Playa.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:00 pm

gibson_ wrote:I think everybody should be required to play music off of my iPod and my iPod only. Also, you should only be allowed to wear clothing that I find appropriate, and if you're going to be naked, you have to pass an inspection first so that your body doesn't hurt my delicate sensibilities.

In fact: fuck it! Let's just move the event to a stadium in Los Angeles!

This is a good idea, but I think we should use Eric's iPod instead.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:18 pm

and you thought the K.I.S.S. army was bad....
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby Eric » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:18 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
gibson_ wrote:I think everybody should be required to play music off of my iPod and my iPod only. Also, you should only be allowed to wear clothing that I find appropriate, and if you're going to be naked, you have to pass an inspection first so that your body doesn't hurt my delicate sensibilities.

In fact: fuck it! Let's just move the event to a stadium in Los Angeles!

This is a good idea, but I think we should use Eric's iPod instead.


There's something on there to annoy almost everyone while making someone else very happy. Pretty much guaranteed.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:22 pm

Eric wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
gibson_ wrote:I think everybody should be required to play music off of my iPod and my iPod only. Also, you should only be allowed to wear clothing that I find appropriate, and if you're going to be naked, you have to pass an inspection first so that your body doesn't hurt my delicate sensibilities.

In fact: fuck it! Let's just move the event to a stadium in Los Angeles!

This is a good idea, but I think we should use Eric's iPod instead.


There's something on there to annoy almost everyone while making someone else very happy. Pretty much guaranteed.

All I know is that my iPod feels honored to be in the same room as your iPod.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby nocturnal_steve » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:12 am

ranger magnum wrote: Where in the default world can you in one night see Oakenfold, then walk a bit and see Bass Nectar, then do it again with different DJ's for the next 5 nights?


I am personally staging an event that features all of the above & than some the last week of August. I won't personally be attending. Tickets go on sale soon @ $265.00. Includes a token to vending machines that distribute "Red China Blue MDMA" and Prozac for the comedown. That free's up 16,800 tickets for me and my friends. It's a win-win.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:10 am

is that an all ages show?
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby Dolce » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:54 pm

bradtem wrote: It can be people who can't come for a full week.


This part actually makes some sense... Maybe not the full week, but if you are not there by Thursday, maybe you just should not be allowed to enter. Might not solve the ticket problem but it would help a little.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:23 pm

So, burning man is only for people who can take off one half to one full week? All others be damned? What. a. load. of. crap.

If it were up to me it would be people who make inane, repetitive posts on eplaya, as determined by myself.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:24 pm

sit down, shut up, and drink the fucking Day-Glow Kool-Aid.

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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby vargaso » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:50 pm

I don't think anyone should be let in. The BLM should dig a moat and fill it with alligators. If you successfully get past that, you can stay.
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Re: Eliminate ravers to fix ticket problem

Postby BBadger » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:12 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:So, burning man is only for people who can take off one half to one full week? All others be damned? What. a. load. of. crap.

If it were up to me it would be people who make inane, repetitive posts on eplaya, as determined by myself.


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