Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby Rice » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:11 pm

maladroit wrote:The table of dates on the ticket site says STEP closes on July 31st, but the blurb about STEP further down says it closes on August 7th.

Don't you love having thousands of proofreaders?

Sometimes stuff gets missed, it is getting corrected as soon as they are notified... I do not see a problem!!
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:16 pm

That one's already been caught (thank you to those who are PM'ing info), the close date is 7/31 as mentioned in the timetable and on the blog.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby jkisha » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:21 pm

I think BMORG got it right this time.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby Elliot » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:09 pm

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Imagine the pressure they were under to get this published today. A few typos will soon be ironed out. Well done, BM Headquarters!
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:19 pm

Thanks for the kind words and positive feedback folks, it will be relayed back to HQ.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby pink » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:24 pm

Gotta say too Trilo, that ill give kudos to the BMorg for coming up with a system that seems like its going to work. And if the most bitching is going to be the wait for the announcement, that says something.

Of course I could bitch that I got the bill for my holiday ticket today, but I was expecting it.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby maladroit » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:37 pm

No kidding, BMORG should be hesitantly optimistic about the current absence of screaming rage, weeping, and gnashing of teeth.

They aren't in the clear until Valentine's Day, though, depending on how the servers handle the onslaught.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:58 pm

So, the directed sale? Do you apply or do you just get the tap on the shoulder?
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:00 pm

More details are forthcoming on that next week.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby International Incident » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:01 pm

Fishy, from the FAQs it looks like the BMORG will contact (or call for) groups - much like last year. I guess that Groups will then get codes (like last year) and get a lucky shot to buy a ticket. Doing this before the main sale makes lots of sense.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby Elorrum » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:11 pm

I think I need to request a vacation day. in mid February.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby 9ah » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:22 pm

Looking at it, the pre-sale seem to balance out the price difference for the low income tickets that are being awarded so that every ticket costs about $380 across the board (with the pre-sale lovelies helping cover a portion of said expenses for the low income/scholarship tix)... This of course if just a thought of mine... Not saying that this is what is being done. :coffee:

I like the sale process this year. Really nice idea to include an Aug. sale for those that realize tht came make it much later in the planning game.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby jkisha » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:23 pm

maladroit wrote:
They aren't in the clear until Valentine's Day, though, depending on how the servers handle the onslaught.

At least everybody is used to dealing with the server problems. Though it would be nice if they got that problem solved too.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:29 pm

decidida74 - that's not what's being done. Low income ticket prices are half price ($190/$380). Last year's low income ticket price was half of the middle tier's price ($160/$320).

jkisha - the servers backing the Individual Sale will likely be on the Amazon cloud (and provide considerably more bandwidth and ability to process transactions than Inticketing had in 2011). Despite that, expect them to be crushed. Even the Ticketmasters and LiveNations of the world with all their resources suffer crippling server issues during on-sale of popular concerts, festivals, and sporting events.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby ranger magnum » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:48 pm

The org really nailed it this year. Im glad the tiered system is gone.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby 9ah » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:14 pm

trilobyte wrote:decidida74 - that's not what's being done. Low income ticket prices are half price ($190/$380). Last year's low income ticket price was half of the middle tier's price ($160/$320).

jkisha - the servers backing the Individual Sale will likely be on the Amazon cloud (and provide considerably more bandwidth and ability to process transactions than Inticketing had in 2011). Despite that, expect them to be crushed. Even the Ticketmasters and LiveNations of the world with all their resources suffer crippling server issues during on-sale of popular concerts, festivals, and sporting events.


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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby mudpuppy000 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:27 pm

Sounds like a good system this year. The ticket sale in august will hopefully discourage ticket hoarders and scalpers.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby maryanimal » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:31 am

I think they did a good job this year with ticket sales procedures! Good job!
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby dragonpilot » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:28 pm

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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby Rice » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:05 pm

mudpuppy000 wrote:Sounds like a good system this year. The ticket sale in august will hopefully discourage ticket hoarders and scalpers.

I am sure that there will be a small group of people who try to scalp tickets... But based on last year's efforts and this years OMG sale - they will not exactly have a huge window of opportunity!

Anyone who makes a reasonable effort should be able to get a ticket at face price!
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:35 pm

o.k., I don't know if I understand this correctly. We have an open period to register: give our deets, credit card info. Then on the day of "first come first served" we just tap in and "hi, it's me." ? and step? it will be active when? after the omg? or before?
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby Rice » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:57 pm

Elorrum wrote:o.k., I don't know if I understand this correctly. We have an open period to register: give our deets, credit card info. Then on the day of "first come first served" we just tap in and "hi, it's me." ? and step? it will be active when? after the omg? or before?

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55,000 Tickets for Burning Man 2013 will be sold as follows (details below):

1. Directed Group Sale (10,000 tickets) - January 30 (Pre-registration required)
2. Individual Sale (40,000 tickets) - February 13 (Pre-registration required, February 6-10)
3. Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) - February 28-July 31
4. OMG Last Chance Sale (1000+ tickets) - August 7 (Pre-registration required, August 2-5)
5. Low Income Ticket Program (4,000 tickets) - Application required
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:14 pm

To answer more clearly..

No, you are not giving your credit card details during open registration. It will be just like the other pre-registration events that they've held already where you simply register your vital details and are then emailed a unique entry code. Once open sale starts, you have the ability to enter with your unique code. It's then and only then that you enter your payment info.

The STEP program will begin Feb 28 for those people that have purchased the open sale (and camp too I'm assuming) tickets.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby Rice » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:36 pm

ah geeze, guess it is going to be one of those days where my best effort is only a half-assed response... {sigh} - might as well have a few beers, since I doubt I am going to get any brighter!!
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:54 pm

junglesmacks wrote:The STEP program will begin Feb 28 for those people that have purchased the open sale (and camp too I'm assuming) tickets.

I hope not camp, too. Although, I suppose that it's possibly more honest to sell them that way.

I didn't like the direct distribution sale last year--even though that's how I got my ticket--and the idea of flagrant re-selling of such disturbs me. It's a fucking privilege, don't be la-di-dah with it.

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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:55 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:The STEP program will begin Feb 28 for those people that have purchased the open sale (and camp too I'm assuming) tickets.

I hope not camp, too. Although, I suppose that it's possibly more honest to sell them that way.

I didn't like the direct distribution sale last year--even though that's how I got my ticket--and the idea of flagrant re-selling of such disturbs me. It's a fucking privilege, don't be la-di-dah with it.

Edited to add: Italics mine


I agree with all of the above, oh finned one. Crony-ism is crony-ism no matter how you cut it. "Preserving the fabric of Burning Man" be damned.. and especially when you have certain camps using their DD tickets as bait to new and well paying members.

..and then even after they boast about it publicly, they're awarded even more.. to do the same damn thing with. *cough*Area 51*cough*

Hell.. it appears that we haven't gotten rid of the tier system.. now it just comes in different form.

Anyway.. I guess it's a bit of a jump to assume that DD tickets would be STEP-able this time around. Wondering how the re-sale/re-allocation of those will go though?


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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:51 pm

I guess the kickstarter v.i.p. thank you gift tickets will be tier priced this year. My Momma told me, you gotta shop, shop around.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby trilobyte » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:56 am

Tickets purchased through the directed program are transferable, and may be sold into STEP. It's actually in the FAQ, in the section titled Directed Group Sale.
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Re: Still Waiting For 2013 Ticket Info

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:52 am

I'm too lazy to read the FAQ, it turns out. Thanks for the information, Trilo. Thanks also for the enabling.
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