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Want Burning Man Tickets 2015? Act NOW!

February 13, 2015

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People tell me that they can’t go to Burning Man because of the heat.

And I tell them the heat is nothing. Not a big deal.

Well then, they’ll say, what about the dust storms? And the wind?

The wind? That’s nothing.

The worse thing about the dust storms and the wind is cleaning up when you get home. And then you’re home where there’s endless cold beer and cold water and hot showers. And you’ve probably slept some.

And it’s not too crowded either. So what is the worse thing about Burning Man? What’s the biggest reason why we don’t want to go again?

The lines for tickets, for GATE, and for Exodus. Seriously. That’s the worse thing about Burning Man for me.

Well that and the plug and play camps aka commercial camps, but that’s a different blog post.

While some people shake it off and wax poetic about their one hour neighborhoods, and how standing in line is part of the experience, I’m sorry, but that’s BS as far as I’m concerned.

Being stuck in line at Burning Man not only sucks but it’s dangerous. Sure being radically self-reliant is one of the “10 Principles” but still, how many people are really prepared to stand in a in a Will Call line for 5-9 hours? Not cool. Unless it’s night and it might be way too cool.

Being stuck in the Gate line to get in for more than 2 hours is BS. Last year we were one mile out and stuck for 5 hours on Tuesday night–and this was after the fiasco with the rain. My only guess is they stopped ALL of us because of all the people in Will Call. I know people who were there in their cars not moving for 24 hours. Being stuck in line for 5-9 hours TO LEAVE sucks–and yet that happens year after year.

So I guess people shouldn’t be surprised after dealing with the lines just to get the ticket to go be in in line!

So if you’re still up for going to Burning Man, what follows is how to get your Burning Man ticket, and a few tips on how to avoid some of the lines once you get on playa.

First there’s the challenges of the line to get a ticket which goes on sale Weds. Feb. 18 at noon PST.

And to get in THAT line, you have to be in this line NOW. Seriously.

Because you have until noon TOMORROW Sat. Feb. 14 to make a Burner profile which makes you eligible to order tickets Weds. Feb. 18 at NOON PST.

If you live in another time zone, use this calculator.

This year as people prepare to get their tickets by providing a Burner profile, they encountered 504 errors messages, but that’s cleared up. However, as the deadline nears tomorrow, there could be more problems.

  1. Even if you decide NOT to try to get tickets in Wednesday’s sale, you should still go do a Burner profile. Because Burning Man.
  2. Already have a Burner Profile? You must STILL pre-register! Log in to your Burner Profile and click the button to pre-register.
  3. To buy your tickets on Feb. 18, you must have a  TicketFly account and the TicketFly account email must match your Burner Profile email. Do it NOW at TicketFly.
  4. Do not share your ticket access code. It is good for you and only you.
  5. Before the sale: Prepare by reading the official ticket info on the ticketing page, check out the FAQ on the ticketing support site. Prepare to be in line. Prepare for stress.
  6. At noon Weds. Feb. 18, access the sale by clicking the link in the email you receive from Burning Man Tickets the day before the sale. That link will take you directly to the event page on TicketFly’s site, enter your unique code for you, and put you in the queue.
  7. Use a computer not a smart phone. Don’t open multiple browsers. Don’t refresh the page.
  8. PROOFREAD  your info and submit. Print or screen capture the page with your order confirmation. Be prepared to wait for it; it may take awhile to get an email confirmation.

Reading this blog post too late to pre-reg? Go ahead and update your profile so you will be able to get tickets via STEP or OMG or ??

Fortunately for us, because we did a theme camp last year and are considered key personnel, we were able to get our two tickets from the Directed Group Sales.  Last year we didn’t have tickets and we almost didn’t get to the playa. Our camp was scrambling to get enough tickets for our camp to run. So that’s why some 20,000 of us already have our tickets. This also means there’s 20,000 fewer Birgins running around.

And some 40,000 people trying to buy tickets Weds. Feb. 18 at noon!

The Man burns in 204 days!

06 Months 23 Days 08 Hours 26 Mins 27 Secs until the Man burns!

 

 

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