If you have a second, I'm curious who got tickets for Burning Man. Here is a brief survey (4 questions). Thanks!
Oh boy, that's upsetting. Hopefully no one is foolish enough to buy those tickets. I'm trying not to pass judgment until after the step thing happens. But i agree the ticket system is lame.
i can't stand scalpers :( i can't even tell you how many events i've been unable to go to because of scalpers!
Re: negativity. Yeah, there is a ton of it floating around, amongst both people who did and didn't get tix. Makes me want to disconnect my internet, and then just reconnect in a month or two when everything has calmed down, haha.
The situation is entirely out of our control; as the saying goes, the only thing we can decide is how we react and what we do next. While I understand the widespread disappointment (I think it is justified), what I don't quite get is why so many have instantly given up.
Maybe you needed to secure a ticket in February for sure in order to plan your theme camp - that's totally fair, and understandable. But there are still two more chances to get tickets - neither of which are a lottery system (STEP, if it works, and the open sale). I was planning on trying all three (lottery, STEP, and open sale), if that's what it would take. If you want something badly, keep trying and chances are that you'll get it. That applies to so many other scenarios in life...
The lottery was a pretty terrible idea, but there is this feeling that "all is lost" when maybe, it isn't. Maybe the lottery did "ruin it for you." Maybe there are other opportunities that you would enjoy more - maybe there is a new festival you've been meaning to hit up, or a vacation to someplace new you've been meaning to take. I guess I'm just hoping that in the end, most people will have a positive outcome - whether that means trying STEP/open sale and getting the ticket they wanted, or not attending BM and instead discovering something or some place new this year.
I guess I am just looking forward to moving past the "mourning" period, and into the "what's our next step" phase. I hope everyone finds a solution this year that satisfies them, whatever that is - and I hope BM finds a better ticket solution going forward.
I too, lost out on the lottery. I'm going to give it one more shot with the tier 3 tickets though. If that doesn't pan out I'll probably post an ad on craigslist or kijiji as I can usually find festival tickets there. Worst comes to worst I'm already planning on attending Motion Notion in Alberta, so its not the end of the world. Burning Man may be the big cheese when it comes to festivals and I thought 2012 would be a very unique year to attend, but its really not the end of the world.