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Anecdotal stuff

Postby vargaso » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:27 pm

Found out this morning that 6 people in our camp with non-STEP tickets aren't going. I declined my STEP ticket because a friend of a friend was selling her physical ticket. My cousin and his partner decided to go last week, they already found both tickets at face value (granted, they are long-time burners living in San Francisco).

Moral of the story: as the event gets closer, a metric buttload of tickets will become available.
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby ygmir » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:32 pm

vargaso wrote:Found out this morning that 6 people in our camp with non-STEP tickets aren't going. I declined my STEP ticket because a friend of a friend was selling her physical ticket. My cousin and his partner decided to go last week, they already found both tickets at face value (granted, they are long-time burners living in San Francisco).

Moral of the story: as the event gets closer, a metric buttload of tickets will become available.



and folks may want to refer back to Trilo, and some of us others, who said that.........when the panic set in.
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby Rice » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:39 pm

Guess most people missed the memo: "Don't Panic!!"
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby Eric » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:44 pm

ygmir wrote:
vargaso wrote:Found out this morning that 6 people in our camp with non-STEP tickets aren't going. I declined my STEP ticket because a friend of a friend was selling her physical ticket. My cousin and his partner decided to go last week, they already found both tickets at face value (granted, they are long-time burners living in San Francisco).

Moral of the story: as the event gets closer, a metric buttload of tickets will become available.



and folks may want to refer back to Trilo, and some of us others, who said that.........when the panic set in.


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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:44 pm

I thought it said "Don't picnic!". :oops:
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:48 pm

:shock: EVERYBODY PICNIC! :shock:
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:49 pm

WHERE'S THE BUTTON!!!!!!! :shock:
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:50 pm

PASS THE PAPER PLATES.
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:50 pm

"Metric buttload."
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Please to visit PAGE TWO.
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby Rice » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:51 pm

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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby ygmir » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:08 pm

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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:10 pm

Everyone have fun tonight!
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:35 pm

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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:39 pm

Thar's a blow a commin!

Rebar the pickles!!! :shock:
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:37 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Thar's a blow a commin!

Rebar the pickles!!! :shock:

That's so Dead Horse Thread!
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:41 pm

REBAR THE DEAD HORSES!!!

We're in picnic mode. :twisted:
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby trilobyte » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:52 pm

We've got tickets shifting about within our camp too. Every year there's a fair amount of churn (the stat I heard was that at least 25% of all tickets change hands at least once between purchase and coming through the gates). Stuff comes up, vacation time gets canceled because of some crazy thing at work (or a change of jobs), best laid plans of mice, and the general tendency for long-time burners to just get tickets first, then worry about whether they're going to go or not later.

Plus I think that among the crowds who are joining us for the first time this year, there's a certain amount of sticker (and culture) shock. If you're a festival-goer, even a seasoned one, you figure you'll fork out the cash for the ticket, basic camping gear (if you don't already have it because you've been to a few of these things), and then some food (unless you planned on buying food at the event). Burning Man is a horse of another color (taste the rainbow!). So many more things to buy, so many more things you need to figure out and do or provide for yourself, and holy fuck why is it so fucking far from the airport? Kudos to those who've hung in there, by the way.

I've got to find the box of leftover dogtags from 2011, some of those sayings seem perfect for this year hehe
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby gyre » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:51 am

Picnic is a euphemism, yah?
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby VultureChow » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:01 am

The NYC craigslist is positively bursting with face value tickets.

I flipped out a few weeks ago when I found one 40 minutes away. Drove out there to pick it up to offer to camp if anyone was missing. Now they're everywhere.

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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby MegsLegs » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:27 am

People can't get rid of their tickets in Toronto. I think the distance/planning involved in big travel had people without tickets resigned to missing out this year, and didn't book vacation time, didn't book flights etc.

The moral of the story- prepare as if you have a ticket, there are always tickets in August.
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby CapSmashy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:22 am

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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:48 am

gyre wrote:Picnic is a euphemism, yah?



I just got carried away.




Now I can't get out of this net!

Wish I knew where they are taking me!!! :?
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby vargaso » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:53 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:"Metric buttload."
Searches foolishly for conversion chart.


It's on the inside flap of your PeeChee folder.
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby vachot » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:33 am

Pretty gratifying to see tickets on eBay going for face or less now, and those auctions with a start price higher than face and fees are ending without a single bid. Gotta be some irony in folks expecting to make an easy chunk of cash scalping a ticket, and then get "burned".
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby Rice » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:52 am

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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby trilobyte » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:56 am

You forgot "fucking fuck there's a goddamned boulder in my fucking eye!" :mrgreen:
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby Rice » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:13 pm


If you Google "Google" you will break the internet!!!
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Re: Anecdotal stuff

Postby CrispyDave » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:33 pm

Don't Panic
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