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Old 02-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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I have a question for past burners: I know about the heat, cold, dust, wind, rain, noise, on the playa; how about flying insects such as flies, mosquitoes, gnats? In other words, do I need to fix the screens on my 'Stream?
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:53 PM   #16
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essentially zero insects. at least when you're out walking around. I don't know about when you're a sleeping target, since I have screens, but I think it's zero.

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Old 02-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #17
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In the three years I've gone, I think I've seen four bugs...not KINDS of bugs...four individual bugs, not counting the wasps that hitched a ride on the art car.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #18
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I got word from Burning Man Ticketes that I didn't get picked for the lottery. I'll be learning all about their ticket resale system, I guess.
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no radical inclusion for the huskyfans. no tickets.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:32 PM   #20
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Did you get a refusal notice that you weren't picked in the lottery? There are still other ways to get tickets. I'm hoping they work out, because we're still short a ticket.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:15 AM   #21
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I have a question for past burners: I know about the heat, cold, dust, wind, rain, noise, on the playa; how about flying insects such as flies, mosquitoes, gnats? In other words, do I need to fix the screens on my 'Stream?
There was a bug out there on 4thJuPlaya last year, but the playa hadn't dried out completely yet for the year.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:18 AM   #22
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Three Best Tips

I only attended Burning Man once (last year), but I can share the three best tips that I picked up:

- Cloth handkerchiefs/ bandannas. Soaked in water and wrapped around your neck, these evaporate quickly, providing a cooling effect around your neck and head. Think of them as a delightful personal air conditioner. Also, if dust kicks up, tuck them up over your nose, and you have instant breathing mask. A MUST HAVE!

- Playa Feet Remedy. The dust is highly alkaline. The best solution is to wear shoes and socks at all times, but if you want to go barefoot or sandaled, bring a spray bottle with a light vinegar/water solution to neutralize. Thoroughly spray your feet at night, then generously apply moisturizer, slipping on a pair of socks. Voila, no feet cracking!

- Dust in electronics. Carry cameras, phones, iPods, whatever, in zip lock baggies. The fine playa dust can be the death of electronics. This would actually be my chief concern at bringing my Airstream to Burning Man, fowling up electronics such as my solar charger (the interior electronics, not the panels). I didn't think of this at the time, if there is a basic air cleaner available, either 12V or 110V, set it up inside your trailer. This should also cut down on the dust accumulation on the surfaces inside.

One last bonus item - STAY FOR THE TEMPLE BURN. We made the mistake of leaving after the Man burned, but I heard the Temple Burn was much more moving/ inspirational. That and Exodus is far easier later on.

Cheers, and I'm already starting to feel sad about missing the Burn this year,

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Friend of mine was denied her tickets. I am hearing of many people being denied. A themecamp has only 4 people of their regular members who DID get tickets, which means that themecamp is likely to fold.

I am betting that the remaining 10,000 will go quickly and the people who bought extras, "just in case" will be selling them on eBay for a sweet profit rather then putting them back on the BM Ticket market thing. I think the lottery screwed a lot of burners.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:19 PM   #24
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we got two (!) rejections. even though we only applied once. didn't understand you got to apply numerous times to get in. D^mn. we were really looking forward to it.
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It's not over yet. There are still other ways of getting tickets.

Only about a third of the Burning Man regulars I know got tickets, judging by a totally unscientific guesstimate based on facebook comments. So either 2/3 of this year's attendees will be newbies buying from scalpers (PLEASE, no one buy from scalpers. Make them sell at face value or come to Burning Man), or there will be more tickets available in the near future.

If things continue as they currently stand, Burning Man will be a bunch of frat boys looking for a party and the art cars, theme camps, fire dancers, and artists with their art, will all be stuck at home without tickets. Hmmmm, one year of that might kill that excessive demand that's been growing.
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Hi all. I got confirmation on my Burning Man tickets for this year. It will be my first time.
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I was on fire (so to speak) with ideas!
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:38 AM   #28
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I was on fire (so to speak) with ideas!
Well don't cool off yet, we're not even to the Burnal Equinox yet. Somehow I have a feeling there's hope for the ticket mess. Ideas are good, we don't flame folks here (much)
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