New Way To Get Face Value or Free Tickets

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.

burnermapHelp 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.

step to heavenGet 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.

Get Yer Apps Here!

Time to Burn! Smart phones are on the Playa, Giant iPhones, Giant Facebook LIke Thumbs Up – a symbol of the Caesars, when Christians, slaves, political dissidents were thrown to the lions for sport, bread (a type of which they synthesized LSD from) and circuses.  Is Burning Man just one big circus? #discuss . Or, discus. Or, dis cuss. Whatever, man.

Well, we had the Trojan Horse, we had Anubis, we had the Bummer Hummer and the Giant Volkswagen. We had Bank of unAmerica and Chaos Manhattan and Goldman Sucks. Ah, the irony. But I digress. Smart phones at Burning Man are here to stay, so we might as well embrace and enjoy. Welcome to our new social media age!

Certainly, Time to Burn offers a lot of very useful features. And so does Burner Map.

TTime To Burn has some improvements, now incorporating live updating from Rockstar Librarian‘s music guide. Hat’s off to them, the Google guys might have co-opted Burning Man’s logo back in the day, but they never gifted an app like this to the community.

time toburn

What’s New in Version 2013.3

*All the 2013 events, camps, and artwork data.

*Search results can now be favorited, or added to your calendar all at once (Use the ‘Action’ button, next to the search icon, when viewing search results)

*Time Warp options added in Area 51! Return certain aspects of the app to the original/install state. Remember that altering the time line can have grave consequences and NEVER sleep with your grandparents.

*The “Add A Pin” function on the BRC map now tries to use your GPS location to add the pin for you.

*Rockstar Librarian has added several new categories of music to help you find your groove on the playa: Bass, Trap, Funk, Future, Electronic, and Pop.