JRS VOLUME #14; ISSUE #09
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 14, Issue #9 - TICKET EDITION
January 11, 2010
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+ BURNING MAN 2009 PHOTO GALLERY FROM ALES PRIKRYL
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Tickets go on sale Wednesday January 13 at 10am PST. This special edition of the JRS has all the info you need to have the smoothest Ticket Launch Day ever. Read on, and learn how to do everything right to ensure that you purchase your tickets like a cool, easy breeze, then go on to enjoy the rest of your day, aglow with the knowledge that you are the proud owner of a trip to Burning Man in the summer of 2010.
Yay! So yes, onward ...
BURNING MAN 2010 TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Burning Man 2010 go on sale on Wednesday, January 13 at 10am PST. All the info you need to know to prepare yourselves for that auspicious day of glory can be found on our ticketing page:
We STRONGLY recommend you take the time RIGHT NOW to read through that entire page. It tells you how to prepare your computer, your web browser, your payment method, your psyche, your lasagne and more ... everything you need to know to GET READY for tickets to go on sale. There's even the opportunity to TEST your web browser to make sure it's configured properly to purchase tickets through our system. See what we're sayin' here? Make like Scout. Be prepared. Don't get caught with your pants down, unless you're into that kinda thing.
Now, every year there's a big crush of people hammering at the site to get the cheapest tickets possible (our systems will be ready for the onslaught), and people get their panties in a twist. In light of that, indulge us while we take a moment to offer the following gentle reminders:
a) If you don't end up getting one of the cheapest tickets, it's only a little bit more money we're talkin' about here, and (trust us) you'll completely forget about it when you're standing on the playa, basking in the mind-blowing wonder that is Black Rock City ... and,
b) in the spirit of supporting our (economically diverse) community, we really do encourage you to purchase the highest priced ticket you can afford, as it leaves (and subsidizes) the cheapest tickets for the folks who need them most. It's all about the love, people.
c) If you're not gung ho to get the cheapest tickets, and want to save yourself all the anxiety, just wait until later in the day once the mad rush slows down. You'll be able to breeze right on through, stone cold.
So, take a moment to consider that ... breathe, and chill. And then go get your tickets!
OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS ON TICKET LAUNCH DAY
On Ticket Launch Day, the Burning Man ticket team and supporting cast sit around the office in their pajamas (yes, really ... it's a tradition) and wolf down waffles and other breakfast goodies while working hard to keep YOU, the ticket-buying public, informed about the latest updates and status with the launch.
Here's where you can find official communications all through the day, as well as post questions, issues or challenges you might be experiencing so we can address them:
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DUPLICATE TICKET ORDERS - DON'T BOTHER
As you'll notice on http://tickets.burningman.com, First and Second Level tickets are limited to 2 tickets per person. Now, some people try and get clever and purchase a second set of tickets by changing up their personal information a little in an attempt to fool the system (tsk tsk). But here's the thing: every ticket order is reviewed by a human, and we just cancel the second order.
We limit the number of tickets per person to give as many people as possible access to First and Second Level tickets. It's a fairness thing. So anyway, it won't work, and it just makes extra work for our ticket crew. So, please don't bother.
BURNING MAN 2009 PHOTO GALLERY FROM ALES PRIKRYL
In order to get you in the right frame of mind, which is to say agog with all the amazing stuff you'll experience in Black Rock City, we give you the 2009 photo gallery from Documentation Team photographer Ales Prikryl. This is truly a stunning set of photographs. Enjoy:
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