2017 Ticket Sale Preview

It’s nearly 2017, which means it’s time to talk tickets.

The process will be pretty much the same this time around. The biggest change you’ll note is that the price of regular-tier tickets is increasing from $390 to $425.

$390 was introduced as the primary ticket price back in 2012 when we still had tiered pricing in the Main Sale (tiers were $240-$420 that year). Main Sale tickets were $380 in 2013 and 2014 and bumped to $390 in 2015, but our costs have increased each year while our population cap has been the same for the past few years.

In 2016 we held fast in order to offset the blow of Nevada’s Live Entertainment Tax, which we recognize was a significant burden for ticket buyers. This year, we need to make the move.

Other ticket and vehicle pass prices remain the same, including $190 Low Income tickets, which exist to maintain access to the event for those who can’t afford higher-priced tickets.

Vehicle Passes will remain at $80, but you can reduce the cost per person by carpooling or taking the Burner Express. Not only will you avoid needing to buy a Vehicle Pass, taking the Burner Express and collectively organizing ways to get your stuff to BRC will let you avoid waiting in line and reduce the carbon footprint of the event.

Just like last year, there will be a small tier of Pre-Sale $990 tickets and $1,200 tickets for those who can afford to help subsidize the costs of building Black Rock City’s art, architecture and infrastructure. Those tickets will go on sale first.

Pre-Sale registration will begin at the end of January. Stay tuned to the Ticket website for the complete schedule and all the nitty-gritty details. As always, the best way to stay informed is to subscribe to (and read!) the Jackrabbit Speaks newsletter.

For more details about what Burning Man Project is up to as a nonprofit, check out our 2015 Annual Report, and to learn more about how the organization spends money, you can view our interactive pie chart of expenses.


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97 Comments on “2017 Ticket Sale Preview

  • Oppi Doppi says:

    Please ban people who buy pre-sale tickets from participating in the main sale.

    Pre-sale shouldn’t be an insurance investment for people to ensure their trip to the desert while they work to secure a cheaper ticket. The absurd amount of people who suddenly were selling pre-sale tickets post main-sale was silly, and scarcity is already a problem.

    If one participates in the low-income sale, they are barred from every other sale. Why not the other way around? That seems fair to me.

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    • A non 1%er says:

      Agreed, BMorg rookie hour

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    • Jonsi says:

      totally agree with Oppi Doppi

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    • me says:

      Pre-sale isn’t really an insurance investment for those seeking security, it is a free-for-all sale to the Billionaire Parasite Class who can buy in large quantities and then offset those initial costs by charging their customers (White Ocean Campers) $30,000 to attend with a guaranteed ticket. Without those blocks of available tickets, the COMMODIFICATION camps would not be able to sell the event to their customers, and BMORG would lose out on the fees they collect from the Approved Vendors who serve the Parasite Camps.

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      • hotrod says:

        There is a SIGNIFICANT difference between a $1,000 pre-sale ticket and a $30,000 fully-catered plug and play experience. Many people who purchase the pre-sale tickets are middle class individuals who save up for these tickets that are slower to sell out, after being burned one too many times in the hectic 11:59:59 log-in battle for main sale tickets.

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      • Marc Vayn says:

        Ah and the lovely hatting continues….

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      • Sue Corbett says:

        After reading some of these comments not sure I want to be around so many petty people

        thought this was about freedom of mind, body and spirit, this sounds commercial

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    • Will Come says:

      Agreed. Either we can all buy in multiple sales or we can only buy in one sale.

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    • maladroit says:

      Also, print the true value of the ticket ($425) on EVERY ticket except the low-income ones. Once you’ve purchased the pre-sale ticket, you’ve already “used up” the extra $775 or $565 you paid in order to be SURE you got your ticket (and to donate to the arts fund). After the main sale, every ticket does the same thing: it gets you through GATE. There is nothing special about the $990 tickets other than the fact you were able to buy them earlier. So they shouldn’t be resold for that price. They are worth the same as the $425 tickets, you paid extra to get them earlier. If you order a $40 hat online and pay $50 for next-day-air shipping, then later you decide to sell the hat, you don’t start with a $90 price tag.

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      • Gumpyorca says:

        This is great idea – lets those who can and want to purchase early and support the art do so, but doesn’t incentivize them to enter the later sale and resell their expensive tickets. The early-ness and the guaranteed-ness of the tickets is what they’re paying for, nit the ticket itself.

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      • Glitch says:

        Excellent concept.

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      • Hardon says:

        Or, they could just make all tickets the cost of the pre-sale tickets. Then all you whiny bastards would have something worthwhile to whine about.

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      • hotrod says:

        This is actually a good idea. Thank you for being reasonable and suggesting solutions instead of spouting judgement.

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      • JV says:

        I agree with Maladroit’s proposal here, but with this addition: directed tickets for theme camps can be transferrable. This will help theme camps staff up as needed, factoring in the inevitable turnover as people’s plans change. Of course, some of these tickets will be scalped, can’t help that, but by limiting transferrable tickets to just the directed ones, while keeping non-directed tickets non-transferrable, we get the best of both worlds. Limiting scalping as much as possible while still enabling theme camps the the flexibility to staff up.

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      • Sour Patch says:

        Excellent idea. Makes total sense, specially with the hat analogy.
        Please contact BMOrg directly (email) and share that proposition.

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    • junthose & autleln says:

      We are very low income retirees. We bought the $1200.00 tickets in 2015 to help BRC arts. You do not need the help of the 1% to continue with BRC. One ticket per person, use step and price the tickets for the common person.

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      • Oh be for REAL, now, you are not THAT low income, obviously . Please . I actually am in poverty-these comments insult actual poverty income people like me.
        You are better off supporting an art project personally and not doing this facade of art money when it is 1% bullshit rape on top of rape increased prices year end and year out.
        I am sick of “cost increases so here goes yours too”
        BURNING MAN IS MAKING A RIDICULOUS PROFIT AND MORE THAN WE ALL WILL EVER ACTUALLY KNOW.
        GREEDY, FILTHY MONEY .
        We had “anonymous gifting” buy Fly Ranch? Horse shit! . Just be the greedy , ugly festival prices that you are and stop flying a flag of non-profit (which is TOTALLY MAKING PROFIT) !
        How many times can you say the same lies and people will buy into this ?
        Answer? It will be every single time we have a Burning Man. So what ?
        Burning Man sucks . Don’t Go.
        Fuck your money.

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      • Kl says:

        Anyone who says they are living in poverty or very low income would likely not have an internet device nor would they even be in a position to consider spending money on anything other than that required to sustain themselves from day to day. I doubt anyone reading this truly knows what poverty entails. Going to Burning Man is a luxury, no matter how you get there or how you camp. Buy a ticket if you want to go. we have no control on how BM spends our money or how they determine the price point, it’s a luxury vacation not a free party.

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      • David says:

        If you’re low income there’s no way in the world you could have paid that much for tickets.

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      • Tanglefoot says:

        So, poverty-level, low-income, fixed-income, middle-class, rich–whatever your existence is, and mine has been all three since I my first Burn in Y2K–BRC is still the best value around. If you total up only event entrance, parking, and camping fees for just about any other festival, BRC’s cost per day is the lowest. Estimated examples: BRC $56/day, 9 days; Summerfest $67/day, 11 days; Glastonbury UK $72/day, 5days; Nocturnal Wonderland $181/day, 3 days; Off The Rails $190/day, 2 days. And maybe you could somehow do them for less, but do these festivals even compare? Even with “headliner” excitement, they are pretty much only music and vendors, etc., and as a multi-day festival-goer, and 9-time Burner–I think their experience vs value doesn’t compare to Burning Man. Personally, I’d rather see plug-and-players radically included (you actually can get into their camps if you’re a creative BRC participator!) than whiners (who in my experience are often the looky-loos).

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      • Soul Patch says:

        I believe DGS tix are transferable.
        Regardless of how you feel about plug and play, they are here to stay. Personally they don’t affect my experience one bit, I can even tolerate the wealthy plug and play folks who show up Thursday and come into veggie camp expecting special treatment, and show absolutely no gratitude for what we do.
        Have a Directed Plug and Play sale, make the tickets 2500 dollars, use some of that money to pay for clean up that is inevitably left behind.

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    • Motor says:

      Excellent idea. I have purchased pre-sale in the past to make certain that I could get in, along with significant others and my kids who I promised to take to the burn. It was worth the extra expense to keep my promise. So I’m a non-1%er who has taken advantage of the guaranteed entry. But I totally agree that one needs to make a choice, and once you have tickets you shouldn’t be able to participate in the general sale.

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    • Rob says:

      I was going to get a pre sale ticket, if I am going to pay about $10k to travel around the world to attend BM I don’t want to risk not having a BM ticket after everything else has already been paid for.

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    • KBB says:

      There is a difference. Low income tickets are bought for cheap and one can buy them and resell them for exorbitant amount in black market. Whereas the expensive tickets cannot make any money for the seller as they already paid the premium. Black market for tickets still exists who horde and sell them to their groupies and buddies. Those people ruin it for rest of us.

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    • ELeo says:

      As a camp lead who relies on a Low Income ticket to help with the other thousand dollars I spend on fuels and food gifting bbqs I was shocked to hear that my approved LIT would be voided because I was forced to buy a ticket in Group sale (or forfeit 2 of our so desperately needed 14 potential tickets). Yeah fuck that. Please make group sale tickets eligible for low income.

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    • Saphira says:

      While you may see it as a threat to stop “$990+ ticket purchasers” to enter the regular sale, I found it made more affordable tickets available because people re-selling the $990 and $1200 tickets had to low-ball tickets to $600 just to sell them off, and this meant that the folks who try to “scalp” others were less successful. Each year I have to get tickets and help others and it was a great experience, the scalpers were not able to prosper as much.

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    • Gronker says:

      I wonder how the relationship between the Trump administration, and the BLM is going to affect the BRC. Perhaps BRC will change to Billiomare’s Right Club?

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    • San Diego Burner says:

      Burning Man has certainly changed over the years. After 10 years filled with wonderful memories, I find it difficult to abide with all the changes. Parking fees never existed. You could buy tickets as late as July or August. Tickets were affordable. Freedom was front and center where the rule was leave no trace behind. You did not have police patrolling or rules for everything you did. 7 days of total freedom where you left as a better person than you arrived. Seeing each year great friends you made at BM. The BM organization claims as their sacarfice to hold $390 ticket prices, charge parking fees of $80, and have a first come first serve ticket policy rather than the fair random selection policy as it was for many years, I choose my memories of Burning Man over todays reality. Sad to see what has happen.
      SanDiegoBurner

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  • Chika Chucky Rose' says:

    How about one ticket per person with your name printed on the ticket? Cannot sell to others except through STEP, cannot access the event without your ticket and ID. There would be no scalping and put everyone on the same footing.

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    • JB says:

      I have always wondered why BMOrg doesn’t do this. Glastonbury in the U.K. has done this for years (even puts your photo on the ticket). If it doesn’t match when you arrive, you are denied entry. The only way to transfer a ticket is to another registered user through their system.

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      • Birdman says:

        GREAT idea! No scalping. Burning Man access for the Burners that make it happen. Not 1%ers and other lookie loos. Are they really able to buy all the tickets they want ahead of time just because they can afford to pay higher prices!?? The rest of us get in the queue or scramble to even get tickets. I missed out on sale this year but got a ticket in re-sale. It works!!
        Are they REALLY able to buy all the tickets they want ahead of time then charge a $30,000 camp fee for a DELUXE RV “camping” experience with PAID chefs and servants and just be lookie loo visitors??? This is so TOTALLY against Burning Man ideals. It MUST be stopped!!!
        We have a very large camp but only a $150 camp fee for a DELUXE real “camping” experience. We have a GREAT volunteer crew that puts together a huge camp with a fantastic kitchen and food, showers, big enclosed lounge – even a popcorn maker and movies!
        Plus great camp programs and activities for ALL Burners.
        We STILL have a hard time getting tickets for everyone!

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    • LightMan says:

      I think this is a little unfair to those who wind up not being able to go at the last minute. It’s happened in my camp. Plans change.

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    • Sarge says:

      I used to think that was a good idea, before I started running a theme camp. It’s actually really important to be able to redistribute tickets when people inevitably aren’t able to go. We also shamelessly get people to buy tickets knowing they can’t go so that they can give them to people in camp who can (in addition to dgs). We need a certain number of people to set up and run our events smoothly. All tickets in our group belong to camp so if one person ends up not being able to go, someone else who wants to camp with us takes their place. We wouldn’t be able to function easily (or maybe at all) otherwise.

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  • MBMGA says:

    Chika Chucky Rose – this would mean gifting of tickets would not happen, which many see as very important.

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  • Clover says:

    Hey “me”…I’d like the challenge the “parasite camp” blanketed comment with the following logic from a 20 year burner. As I’ve gotten older and settled into a more successful artist life than I was in my 20’s and first began going to BM, I can afford a pre-sale ticket…especially knowing that I’m offsetting low income tickets to the community I’ve been a part of and LOVE for the past 20 years : ) I also encourage my campmates who are of better means to do the same. So, in turn our camp get’s about 50% of our tickets this way…which also does insure we have the people we need to build our camp. We’re not all “parasites” as you say. I know…it’s very hard not to be a “snarkle pony”, me included, but just wanted you to think beyond one kind of people as we are awesome veterans who contribute to the city very much so. Bless!

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    • maladroit says:

      Of course there will be many exceptions. You are using the High-Income Ticket Program the way I’m sure BMORG intended. However, it’s tailor-made for abuse by resellers. Why is there an 8 ticket maximum instead of the normal two? Why does the main sale prevent you from participating in another sale, but the High-Income Ticket Program applies no such restriction? It’s a red rope VIP access program, despite your own best intentions and correct usage of the program.

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  • Keith Williams says:

    “Billionaire Parasite Class.”

    Radical inclusion?

    Namaste

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    • Wraith says:

      Radical inclusion doesn’t mean much to the walled garden set. After all, not much inclusiveness to be found in being priced out out attendance by scalpers and artificial scarcity for the benefit of those with deep enough pockets to pay more.

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  • JB says:

    If BMOrg were truly concerned with scalpers, they would institute a policy to prevent scalping.

    Multiple large-scale festivals and events around the world have best practices for this. Glastonbury in the U.K. requires all potential attendees to register in advance (with a clear photo). When someone buys a ticket, their photo and name gets printed on the ticket. If someone wants to transfer that ticket to someone else, they have to do it prior to the event and online — only transfers through their system are valid. The maximum transfer value of the ticket would be the cost paid (but, someone could request less-than-face or even free). This would go a long way in bolstering our community’s value of decommodificafion.

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  • Michael Conn says:

    I vote for names on tix. Even our little ole Bequinox (LA regional burn) does this. Gift through the system, like someone mentioned. Make changes through the system… Yes, everyone would need ID at the gate and there will be some who forgot/lost/don’t have ID, but the scalping must stop, it’s so not in the playa spirit. The efforts to police ebay/Craigs etc.. are, I think, barely stopping anyone. They just hide the tix number . Let’s do this!

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  • Trouble says:

    Those are some great ideas to prevent scalping but if you think them through you may realize that none of them really work. Unfortunately as far as I can tell any system you can think of that prevents scalping can be easily worked around unless you require that tickets can only be transferred by transferring them back to the BMOrg and then they resell them on STEP at face value to whomever is next in line, no person to person transfers can be allowed or the additional funds will just be moved offline.
    I do really like the idea of having the regular cost printed as the face value of all tickets.

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  • michelle geil (wyatt periwinkle) says:

    Quick fact-check: a member of our camp just posted her invoice from last year, which included $35.37 for the NV Live Entertainment Tax. The article says that last year, “we held fast in order to offset the blow of (the tax)…this year we need to make the move’. Can you explain the apparent contradiction? Thanks.

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  • Maggot says:

    It is not fair to categorize the pre-salers as “billionaire parasites”. I am neither. This year I intend to pursue the pre-sale. We (my wife and I) have been shut out each of the last 2 years. This year, her ovarian cancer has returned and spread. Chemo starts on Jan 3. I want us to have one last Burn together. The pre-sale gives us an enhanced shot at tickets. Money has no value, at this point

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  • Holly says:

    I am an RN that worked a shit ton (Pun intended…nurses tend to have lots of contact with body fluids) of OT to afford the 1200.00 ticket…as yes, many in the thread reference; I was shut out of the pre-sale in previous years; and I live far from my fellow camp mates; and had a work schedule that required me to enter later and I needed a car pass. And; the regular price was the price on my ticket. Not the $1200.00 So; that idea has already been implemented. Lots of us prioritize our lives so that we can go to BM; not spend $$$ on $6.00 toast or $5.00 lattes. So take a seat you judgemental fcuks :) Love the idea of photo on the ticket for the early, pre-sale tickets.

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    • Tiki Tom says:

      Get real. The day Burning Man requires our photos on file and or an ID at the gate is the day I’m through with it. And I’ve got 17 burns under my belt and have run a theme camp for 10 years. Hopefully Burning Man will never consider your playa version of 1984.

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  • Timezone says:

    For many years now, it’s been a requirement for Low Income applicants to write a series of essays in response to questions regarding their perception of what BM is, how they see themselves contributing and participating, etc.

    This year, let’s require the same of those who can afford the Pre-Sale tickets.

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  • Aze says:

    Encouraging people not to resell tickets for more than the main sale price is a win for equality.

    But the Glastonbury model is clearly the winner long term.

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  • Tracer says:

    I have sat by the computer to buy tickets & after waiting 20 mins +/-, right as I was getting it, I got kicked off. This happened to many I know & it wasn’t just this year either.

    What I spent this year for 2 people for 5 days
    $390 ticket X 2 = $780 + $72 (9%) + $80 VP = $850.00
    Food & drinks = $250.00 – cases of water to gift
    Gas & etc to drive 500 mi round trip = $100.00
    Rent an 18ft Camper = $1500.00 ( wife says no tent )
    Entire costs = $2700.00

    This is nothing compared to what it costs for many. And yet, you ask for more & more from us.

    One I got in, I drove around seeing many open areas only to be told I couldn’t park there. These same areas stayed empty the whole week. BM has turned into a Frat Party & other areas are walled off w/ RVs & I was told not to even walk through their “compound” . Well after attending 11 times in 13 yrs… BM has jumped the Shark & I’m done with BM.

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  • Susan says:

    Money money money…money. Every post and letter for the past few years is filled with the talk of money. I can afford a ticket. We can afford 2 tickets. It’s not the point. One reason I came to Burning Man 9 times was that I truly thought I’d found a social ideology that practiced moneyless community and radical inclusion. Now I know that it is magical thinking and no such reality exists. While I was hoping not to be disillusioned yet again, shame on me for thinking it was possible. I’m not impressed. You need the common man as well, if not more, than the uncommon and wealthy. By pricing the common man out you interfere with the game, and the experiment ceases. So disappointed. I really hoped for more. A hard lesson, learned. The experiment has run its course, and ended where such experiments always end…with the reality of human frailty. Do what you want with money, BMorg. Just be real about it. Its what I once loved about you.

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    • Ben Grandy says:

      This. 100%. It breaks my heart. Preaching the ideals of a moneyless society while every year raising the barrier to entry 5-7% pushing out normal people. The natural cycle of birth, growth, maturity, decay, and death. It feels like we’re entering the decay period of the burn as the founding values get eroded.

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  • Dogknee says:

    Wow,
    After reading of of these complaints I’m so glad I volunteer. Guaranteed tix, no hassles of worrying whether or not I’ll get a ticket.
    Come on people, do some time and avoid all of this headache. Prices keep going up? So what, I’m covered. Obviously you have to volunteer before you get the benefit.
    Try it, you’ll like it.

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    • Birdman says:

      How does that work? Volunteer for guaranteed ticket??

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      • Huckleberry says:

        Volunteers can get a free credential/pass if they can work 2 weeks/80 hours… and you get invited back for the following year, tho no guarantees are made. You also network within the org and can find available paid positions as you show what your capabilities are.

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  • Chris says:

    Where does it say that volunteering guarantees tickets? I sure wouldn’t mind if it was that way, but I can’t find that written anywhere.

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  • FPM says:

    I work my ass off running a 100 person company, often returning home 9 or 10pm night after night. I do well; I purchase pre-sale tix because it serves my interests (tix bought) and a philanthropic purpose. No evil there. Non-profits can earn a surplus (profit), so what? It needs to be used for qualified purposes, otherwise the non-profit status can be lost. Burning Man is entertainment, that’s all and that’s OK. BTW, major art projects don’t happen by magic. I should know having created one. Huge capital & human effort. Just like putting on BM each year.

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  • Buck says:

    Before you complain about all the profiteering that goes on by the organization, I recommend studying the annual reports, which are available to anyone. A few mega donors helped with the land purchase. No ticket sales bought the land. Conspiracy mentality is hard to refute, since it requires no proof and any proof offered to the contrary is just considered another conspiracy.

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  • “Leave No Trace”
    To those who keep saying how the Glastonbury in the U.K. is the best system, must not be aware of all the data sharing done. It is idiotic to go that route.
    Why in my support of something, should my E-footprint be so large, when one of the main goals is to leave no trace?

    If scalping tickets is so profitable and lucrative,(one saying making 30k on a 1.2k investment), then how come you have not done so as well? Because you would rather complain and whine, than to actually do anything to help!

    Its grey water slip and sliders like you lot, who want to come to burning man, act like idiots, and take no responsibility for your actions!

    Due to numerous violations by you GWSAS types, BM has been put in jeopardy, paid fines, and had contracts threatened!

    It isn’t the people driving the RVs or the pre-purchasers faults. They are watched like hawks cause they actually pay their fines and will properly police their areas!

    You GWSAS people just want to cause hard times for anyone that asks you to take even the SLIGHTEST bit of responsibility for yourself and to clean up after yourself when you make a mess.

    LEAVE NO TRACE, and stop acting like spoiled brat little piglets, and MAYBE we can get the ticket prices back down!

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  • Cranston says:

    The inaccuracies in the history of prices crack me up. They seem to have completely forgotten that the car passes started out at $40 and then went up to $50 and now $80. Burning man has NEVER released statistics on how many tickets are sold at each level, how many go to employees, how many go as insider “gifts”. The pie charts they post as “financial transparency” are incomplete, and I can’t tell if it’s because of incompetence, or if their goal is to deliberately obscure the facts. Perhaps they need to hire more accountants and less social media consultants.

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  • Gerry says:

    So, what’s up with the entertainment tax? Last year it was collected as a tax on the ticket price (as required by law I believe). This year you are using the tax as a justification for increasing ticket prices? But since the tax is a percent of ticket prices, won’t the tax go up as well?

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    • Huckleberry says:

      the tax is a separate thing all together, imposed by the state= the org is stating that they refrained from raising $390 ticket prices last year due the sudden tax imposed and the financial pressure that introduced to your pocket- but costs still mount, so they raise the price this year… the sate tax is still 9% of $425

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  • Taylor says:

    It seems like every year there’s a new cost. Vehicle fees, increased ticket costs. At the same time, we see more celebs built VIP ONLY domains. What’s happening to this event? :(

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  • Off White says:

    Actually, you instituted vehicle passes, which amounts to almost 2.2 Million Dollars in additional revenue over ticket sales this year, so you haven’t held the line at all. If all that was just about reducing vehicle trips they wouldn’t be so expensive, it’s really just a hidden fee.

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  • Mark says:

    In 2015 did not get tickets and paid crazy price to scalper on eBay In 2016 did not get tickets and refused to pay scalpers We regret not having gone hope we’re not in the same dilemma in 2017

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  • Lesley says:

    Hi, I’m travelling with 2 friends next year to BM this will be our virgin burn and we are from Australia. When I read all the above comments I’m still very confused as to what is the best way to buy tickets. I know the pre-sale is very expensive, but the main sale odds seem scaled against us when we have to deal with different time zones. We have already purchased our plane tickets and put a deposit on a RV. I’m crossing everything I have that we will get tickets, does anyone have an opinion on the best way to tackle this?
    please note I’m a middle class woman in my 50’s, I work full time so I’m not a million or billionaire I just want to come to BM and enjoy everything that I hope it has to offer, participate, dance and wonder at the art work, thanks for me.

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    • QuickDraw Annie says:

      If you have a lot of Burning Man connections and know people that will end up having to sell their tickets, then you should take your chances in the main sale. If not, you should guarantee your participation by buying in the pre-sale.

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      • Lesley says:

        thanks for your comment QuickDraw Annie, we don’t have any burning man connections, it’s all very new for us, so I will take your advice and buy tickets during the pre-sale, we know it’s the most expensive option but it seems like it is the way to go.
        hopefully we will meet at BM 2017 you never know what the universe has install for us, thanks again for your advice.

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  • Orpheus says:

    BM should seriously think about hiring a good procurement manager (and get tid of the current one).
    It is ridiculous to see that the costs increase every year.

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  • Samantha Petruck says:

    I just read every comment. I am absolutely sure I never want to go to this event…. ever. Wow.

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    • LiNk says:

      For real… all the douch-ery…. I remember myyyyy first festival…..

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    • Sarcasm McC says:

      If you base your judgement of the experience you will have at the actual Burning Man event, on any comments section on any thread, you will miss out on what makes the Burning Man experience so amazing.

      And just think, while out in the desert it is simple to avoid the comments section on anything!

      If what you have heard about BM elsewhere makes you think you would enjoy participating, then for pity’s sake don’t let a bunch of on line squabbles sway that judgement.

      See you on the Playa, under a magnificent piece of flaming art.

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  • Adi says:

    where can I find the deadlines to purchase the tickets for Burningman 2017?

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  • Randy Freelove says:

    You are all a bunch of cock sucking hypocrites! You promote no commercialism, money exchange, yet you charge people out the ass for tickets! We should work toward a free society.

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  • Rodrigo Pacheco says:

    por que vocês não fazem vendas por cpf ?!

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  • alice ivanof says:

    When i read all your comments i’m a bit confused…Im from France and planning to come to BM. Already bought my plane ticket, and rent a car… well, I dont know what’s up with those CRAZY tickets but what is the thing with the “waiting line ” and the ” I got kicked out after 20mn..”??? like you have approximatively 1% of chance to go through and get a pass ?! Nothing to worry about isnt it… :( :( I don’t have the money to buy more than the main sale cost but well I guess I can try with different computers/phones ? Thank you everyone :)

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  • Another Dusty Douchebag says:

    Can the Bmorg wizards of OZ/Home do something to prevent the VIP and exclusive zones nonsense that is growing?

    Can you also do something big to prevent people from selling boutique burner packages where non-participating burner tourists can turn up and get 5 star treatment on the playa without planning or contributing anything.

    Massively contravening the radical inclusion and non-commercialism principles. Our community could become just another festival if the principles aren’t upheld.

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    • moi says:

      Not only will they NOT address those commodification camps, they actively enable them, year after year, red MOOP map after red MOOP map. Cry all you want, Commodification Camps like White Ocean are not only here to stay, they are the new ideal.

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  • aplayapal says:

    Where is the secret portal to get in line early? You’ve had one each of the last two years.

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  • Chris says:

    This will be my first BM, and I’ve been already planning my trip for months. I’ve been so excited about this trip! I have to say though that I hope that the people posting here aren’t representative of the people I’ll encounter when I go. A lot of you are entitled, judgmental, whiny bitches.

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  • Ticket Missouterer says:

    None of you ranting hating ratbags should be allowed to get any tickets.

    Learn some tolerance!! Have some pity for the thousands who can’t get any tickets at 11:59:59

    What part of “radical inclusion” do you haters not understand?

    If you believe smart successful people are parasites, you should be banned for life.

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  • Ziganne says:

    Hotrod, you described me to a “T.” I’m neither rich nor poor, but I yearn to be more than a middle-class drone at least once a year. Burning Man is my one indulgence, my only “vacation.” I’d be devastated if I missed out, so I fork out for a presale ticket. Let’s face it, the Main Sale is basically a crapshoot. And I’ve NEVER been lucky.

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  • Frosty says:

    Now for something completely different…

    Everyone submits their prior year tax return and pays 1% of their gross income for their ticket. Minimum wage worker’s ticket approx $170. Mark Zuckerburg approx $40,000,000. Middle class income of $85,000 approx $850.

    We could then create a special committee to create special credits for those with kids or for donating to art projects or for investments in oil pipelines or for real estate developers or …

    Then, with pictures on tickets we could get the TSA to do special vetting for immigrants…

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  • Abe Petrow says:

    To me the biggest problem is hackers who interfere with the ticket selling process. Their influence is always visible during ticket sales, and the organizers say it isnt a problem. Last year they tried a new sales system for the “Second chance” or whatever the August sales were called, and the computers were overloaded and went down in 50 seconds. The organizers would never admit to this. Figure out how to make this not happen. Its not rocket science, or maybe it is.

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  • Jof says:

    iam purcasing since 2013 each year pre sale for me and my girlfrind and a vehicle and compence it by low ticket price of international flight. even that iam in deep dept.. in the end i hate to buy it but i tell myself that some low income guys and some artwork will be financed, its just hard if a dpw worker comes and joke at you cause they didn`t pay nothing Ha!…in the end the day-price of BM Theater on 8days is cheaper than each wired festival in EU/CH . so i am glad that we have a chance to come through the miracles world of server connections.

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  • Scot says:

    Been hearing about, and wanting to attend. Thanks for all this bickering. I see now its another commercial venture, petty, conniving, talk without substance. Saved me the hassle.

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