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Old 02-20-2014, 03:55 PM   #57
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W... Is there a limited number of Pre-Registrations, or do they 'over book' so to say? Do they sell out during Individual Sales, or is it just a PIA to get tickets?...
No, pre-registrations are not limited.

Yes, last year they sold out during individual sales. But this year there are more tickets available. It's possible they will sell out, but the registration process greatly reduces the opportunity for ticket scammers to buy.

It's been a PIA for a couple of years, now. Previously, it just took an hour or so sitting and waiting for your turn.

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Are there more tickets available this year? I thought they bumped the cap by a whole lot last year (to get revenue to pay for extra use fees imposed by the counties) with the understanding that it would stay stable for a few years.

If they bump the population again before the volunteer staff has a chance to grow into it, there will be serious shortages at the Gate. Last year was quite the scramble and many Gate crews were half staffed. Other departments are also feeling the pinch.

Long story short - don't complain about delays and lines unless you have volunteered to work a shift or three..or four...or five. The good news is that five shifts on Gate gets you a free ticket for the next year. Burning Man is awesome viewed from the "inside."
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Well, I successfully Pre-Registered. About 25 minutes and countless 'refresh' and retry's. Is this a precursor to when ticket sales open? Is there a limited number of Pre-Registrations, or do they 'over book' so to say? Do they sell out during Individual Sales, or is it just a PIA to get tickets?

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I was worried it would take me a long time to pre-register after reading your post. It took me a minute, but then again I waited until 8:30 ET to register. I don't know that I'll be so lucky if wait on the 26th, but I may be stuck in meetings where ticket purchase might be difficult. At this point I'm kinda hoping that there are more than enough tickets to go around, or I might be taking multiple "breaks" from my meetings
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Are there more tickets available this year? I thought they bumped the cap by a whole lot last year ...
I thought the cap was bumped after the lottery ticket sale when it was obvious (1) they needed more and (2) BLM approved a higher population. So, yes, the population was higher last year. But I have crap for a memory--I just make stuff up when I need to.

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So we're both accurate. There are more tickets in this year's initial lottery than last year, but the total amount of tickets is, I believe, the same as last year. At least I sure hope so. They opened the Gate at 6 pm and all the veteran volunteers filled that shift. The second Gate shift (midnight to 6 am) was about half full and nearly all were doing their first Gate season.

Be nice when you go through Gate, folks, especially if it's after midnight. Those volunteers eat a lot of dust to help you get in the door.
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:29 PM   #62
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Hi - are any of you Burners at or planning to be at Alumaflamingo this weekend? I'm going to swing by there on Saturday and would love to say hi.
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Well, I successfully Pre-Registered. About 25 minutes and countless 'refresh' and retry's. Is this a precursor to when ticket sales open? Is there a limited number of Pre-Registrations, or do they 'over book' so to say? Do they sell out during Individual Sales, or is it just a PIA to get tickets?

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38,000. What I've seen in different places that they have 38,000 tickets for the main mad rush. No more, no less. Glad you got in, and 25 minutes is like record! I've seen horrors of all day in the waiting room, then it goes sorry we're full. Last year I was up in Winnemmucca on THE DAY the tickets were offered, got on about 7PM and they were all gone by about 5PM it looked like. So Yeayyy on your success!

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I was worried it would take me a long time to pre-register after reading your post. It took me a minute, but then again I waited until 8:30 ET to register. I don't know that I'll be so lucky if wait on the 26th, but I may be stuck in meetings where ticket purchase might be difficult. At this point I'm kinda hoping that there are more than enough tickets to go around, or I might be taking multiple "breaks" from my meetings
Wow, you got one at 8:30 ET still? Only a minute? Tell us your secret! Burning Man ticketing is the main buzz kill for the whole event, and the BLM Rangers vs the local Sheriff named LEO competition, that's a diff story. It's best to just be absent that noon (oops 9 eastern) until you have success, or hire Guido to make a distraction at the office so you can wait in the waiting room. Really.
But in the end, after all the drama usually everyone gets their ticket. Watch out for reallly good looking counterFiets. (They're blonde, really well endowed, ...)
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Community Participation and LNT (no, means pick up your lint) and general foolishness or we don't get invited to be one of the chosen few genuine "Burning Man Placed Theme Camps"and have to stand in the out field next to the broken latrines and entertain LEOn (that's LEO's other brother named LEOn, carrys an n) (older model n) and hope the wind always is lee ward.
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I guess the gods were smiling down on me, because I got registered within 5 minutes right at 3 ET. (NevadaGeo, I think you have your time zones switched…noon PT is 3 ET, or do I have mine switched…?) Anyway, I will definitely be planning my work day around being at the computer when they go on sale!
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The Gods were smiling on me as well, I got registered within 5 min yesterday. Don't know if I can go yet, but I thought I would at least register. What's up with having to register your vehicles now? What will they want next? Urine samples?
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Haha... Dr Quark! Well, you do a good job at making yourself sound like you know what you're talking about!
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Yay, got tickets without any problem. Back to work… See you in August!
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Patty Duke and Pink are in. got no tickets yet and would love early entry if any available...
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I failed in my attempt at tickets. Work made me late to the trough and they were quickly gone
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Keep an eye out. Plans change and tickets become available again.
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Shut out here as well chaos at work put me unexpectedly on the road today. Will keep my eyes out. Next year may be a better goal and give me enough time to find and rehab the argosy of my dreams.
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