Burner Map is a tool that lets you indicate where you’re camping, so that your Facebook and other friends can find you. So far 48, 476 people have used it (over several years).
Now they have announced a new innovation, to help Burners who need tickets.
Help Friends. Screw Scalping.
BurnerMap now matches up burners in need with friends who have extras.
There is no charge for this nifty service. (But if it turns you on, slip a bill into our fishnets!)
Just please gift tickets or sell at face value because scalping is worse than shirtcocking.
Even though this tool helps you find friends to make exchanges with, you should still be aware of possible scams.
Get it here.
Screw STEP, there are still Burners waiting in the queue who were told they got tickets in June but haven’t received them yet. Burner Jennifer wrote:
We got word on June 23rd that we got tickets through the STEP program and it’s now August 9th and we still don’t have tickets and are literally leaving for early arrival build in 10 days…..Please tell us what we can do. Will someone from either TicketFly or the Burning Man organization respond to this thread? Or tell me who I can reach out to about this?
In other Ticket news, we hear that BMOrg fucked up the early access passes by sending camp organizers a single PDF file containing all the passes. Unless the camp all live together off the Playa as well, this becomes a distribution challenge – you can’t just print them out and give them to people. Each organizer now has to waste their time splitting this into separate files and re-scanning. If you’re in this position and using a Mac, you can select View | Thumbnails in Preview to make the chore faster.
Burning Man is well aware of the problem with the way in which TicketFly sent out our EA passes! They are working hard and fast to see if there is ANYTHING they can do to fix it. If they can they will let us know. Likely hood is they will need to address it with Ticketfly for next year.
Please do not email placement about it. Most likely we will have to be radically self reliant and come up with our own solutions.
For me: I printed them, wrote names on them, took pics on my phone and will email them out to my team.
BMOrg: well aware of the problem that they created.
Burners: must be radically self reliant, no big deal, just another problem to deal with, suck it up.
The first two lines of the email confirmation from our STEP purchase on May 12th:
Your order is confirmed. Have a great time!
Your order will be held for Will Call pick up at the Box Office located at the front gate of the Burning Man event.
So I’m going to guess that their tickets are also sitting at Will Call, just like the email says . . . maybe it’s time for some of that radical self reliance? Or at least reading the first couple lines of the purchase confirmation?
This tool: https://www.splitpdf.com/ works nicely for splitting pdfs – ez, free and quick – https connection – designate multiple pg ranges, tell it to split all pgs separately – give each its own name or let it default name each one : – )
This is why I have zero respect for the greedy incompetent bmorg. They make their important decisions after snorting an ounce of cocaine, but am I lying???
Aren’t all tickets purchased though STEP will call only? So of course nobody would have them.
…there you go, Burners. If you ask questions of BMOrg from their FAQ, you can get the answers at Burners.Me.
For $760 plus $40 vehicle pass and $20 or so “handling” fees, you’d think they might have responded to Jennifer, who’s been waiting since June: https://ticketsupport.burningman.com/customer/portal/questions/8309740-it-s-aug-9th-and-i-still-haven-t-gotten-my-ticket
In this case I think the situation is complicated by their arrival date being before Will Call opens.
Will call is open for all Early Arrival dates. EA pass holders are definitely allowed to have will call tickets to get in. If you have an actual printed EA pass and a will call ticket, you can go knowing that there will be someone to look up your ticket and let you in.
Will call opens on the 20th.