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Burning Man Gone: 38K Tickets Sold in 44 Minutes
NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 | Chris Roberts

Posted on 03/01/2014 2:10:58 PM PST by nickcarraway

The popular counter-cultural event in the Nevada Desert burned through its 38,000 tickets in 44 minutes this week, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

The $380 tickets went on sale on Wednesday with little issue, the newspaper reported. They are being relisted online at places like StubHub for up to $1,545.

If you missed the Burning boat, fear not: Another 1,000 tickets will go onsale on Aug. 6.

A record-breaking 68,000 people went to the playa last year.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Local News
KEYWORDS: burningman; tickets

1 posted on 03/01/2014 2:10:58 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sure the tickets are already up on eBay and StubHub.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 2:11:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I guess the zombies have their priorities.


3 posted on 03/01/2014 2:15:08 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: nickcarraway
$18mm for charging people to attend a party in the desert where they have to bring or buy all their own amenities, transportation, shelter and entertainment.

The organizers are geniuses.

4 posted on 03/01/2014 2:18:30 PM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake
$18mm for charging people to attend a party in the desert where they have to bring or buy all their own amenities, transportation, shelter and entertainment.

In their defense, they do spend a lot of money on infrastructure beforehand and cleanup after, but I'm sure they still laugh all the way to the bank. The thing is, I was talking with some people about Burning Man and they said "Oh, we'll never get a ticket, besides it's too expensive." So I saud, "Let's just do our own version of Burning Man. We can even do it in the same place - it's just BLM-controlled land in the desert - anyone can go there. We do it the month before or so." But nobody wants to do that, because most people are fat, lazy sheep who want everything done for them, and besides, it's a status thing among the left-wing yuppie hipsters to say they went to the "real" Burning Man.
5 posted on 03/01/2014 2:25:37 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: dfwgator
I’m sure the tickets are already up on eBay and StubHub.

Actually, they have an elaborate scheme to thwart scalping. Your ticket is issued in your name (presumably with a unique ticket ID no.), based on your credit card name, and, presumably, you have to show ID when you enter that matches. You can only buy two tickets. If you want to resell them, you have to sell them back to Burning Man, which then logs it into their database, and resells it online before the event. Or something like that.
6 posted on 03/01/2014 2:29:39 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: fr_freak

besides, it’s a status thing among the left-wing yuppie hipsters to say they went to the “real” Burning Man.
***That’s because they’re too stupid to know where real lefties go: The Rainbow Gathering.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Family


7 posted on 03/01/2014 2:30:46 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: wideawake

“The organizers are geniuses. “

Yes. They. Are.

In the business of separating fools form their money I will tip my hat any time it’s warranted.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 2:31:02 PM PST by FAA
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To: nickcarraway

Flew out of Reno last year when they were leaving. The airlines wrap their luggage in plastic to keep the residue from getting on everybody else’s stuff.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 2:43:17 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: fr_freak

I wonder what the carbon footprint of Burning Man is? Do these liberals who go there buy their carbon offsets so they don’t feel guilty???


10 posted on 03/01/2014 2:45:55 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: fr_freak

so, you have to show ID to go to Burning Man, but don’t need ID to vote in places controlled by liberals......................


11 posted on 03/01/2014 2:47:14 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t get it. No music?


12 posted on 03/01/2014 2:53:08 PM PST by KAESNO2
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To: wideawake
$18mm for charging people to attend a party in the desert where they have to bring or buy all their own amenities, transportation, shelter and entertainment.

One of their guiding principles is gifting, so they prohibit commerce at the venue. Yet they charge $380 per ticket. I'd love to hear the promoters reconcile those two facts.

13 posted on 03/01/2014 2:59:09 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: nickcarraway

For those of you who don’t understand;
When they say “Playa” they mean desert sand.

Though the literal translation of “Playa” means “Beach”.

Praise gaia .....

Whom God does not recognize, as there are No others before him, nor any beside him.....


14 posted on 03/01/2014 3:35:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

Still, I have a couple Republican and God fearing friends who have gone to Burning Man and I’d go the laughs alone....


15 posted on 03/01/2014 3:37:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Don’t hate the playa, hate the game.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 3:37:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Vendome
I always though playa, mean there was water somewhere around.



Have you ever been to that La Playita place?

17 posted on 03/01/2014 3:39:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He no playa the game, he no make-a the rules.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 3:59:06 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: nickcarraway

In Playa del Carmen

South of Cancun but, North of Tulum.

..


19 posted on 03/01/2014 3:59:34 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

I’muh Hate-uh
....


20 posted on 03/01/2014 4:00:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!

Flipping tickets, flipping houses. It’s all the same.

Can I use bitcoins to do it?


21 posted on 03/01/2014 4:00:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: nickcarraway

It costs money to go to burning man? That seems contrary to the entire spirit of the thing.

Bummer man.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 4:59:11 PM PST by jocon307
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To: matt1234

Good point. Maybe if people just arrive at the gates they can barter.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 6:58:48 PM PST by OldNewYork
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