Burning Man 2011 SOLD OUT!!!!

19 01 2011

Burners trying to purchase tickets online are finding out that the event has sold out in record time. In years past the Burning Man organization, lovingly referred to as the BORG, has made tickets available to participants right up until the week of the event. Tickets could even be purchased at the gate. Unfortunately last year the attendance was higher than the contract with the BLM–Bureau of Land Management–allowed and this year a cap was placed on the number of tickets available.

As a result the BORG will be forced to stop admitting participants over the now hard limit of 50,000. All the more reason to purchase tickets earlier. The early reports that this was nothing more than a rumor were dispelled by gossip maven and BORG spokesmouth Will Chase, better known as ‘Jack Rabbit Speaks’, who was candid about the topic. “If  you’re not one of the first 50,000 people to order tickets you’ll be SOL.” Chase added that because of the high demand the BORG is now selling the list of ticket purchasers to other online merchants for marketing purposes. “We figured that as long as Burners were buying tickets they would be open to solicitations from companies that offer products we think are appropriate for our community.”

For those who wish to attend, but have been shut out by the sudden limits, there are always the scalpers to turn to.  People who formerly worked for Ticketmaster and other rock concert promoters, have bought up large blocks of tickets and will release them in increasing numbers as the festival date approaches.  Organizers predict that ticket prices will reach $2750.

The BORG realizes that the new policy may be met with displeasure and encourages those who disagree with it to call 415-TO-FLAME.

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36 responses

19 01 2011
Nutmeg Alfredo

you guys rock! thanks for making our wait in line a chance to laugh. good timing! come by the BRCPO this year for a free postcard

19 01 2011
TheShroom

Will you have Tecate?

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19 01 2011
Polar Bear

So glad they figured out a way to keep out the bridge and tunnel crew!

22 01 2011
Truck

There are no tunnels in San Francisco….? We just have the Bridge and Peninsula crowd.

22 01 2011
Polar Bear

Burning Man is in the nevada wastelands, on top of a crater left there from nuclear testing, and believe me, there are plenty of bridges and tunnels going on there. It’s a totally different kind of freak on friday and saturday….

26 07 2011
yogabbagabba

you ever hear of the BART transbay tunnel?

19 01 2011
malibu

burning man tickets are not sold out. they have experienced technical difficulties…..if you leave your place in line, you will lose it permanently. you guys need to verify your comments before putting out this type of email. i wonder how many of your viewers have now left their spot in line and potentially cost themselves $100+ because of your inaccurate posting.

19 01 2011
k0rr
19 01 2011
stuart

@malibu: You do realize that The Shroom is a spoof news site, right? Okay, maybe not.

19 01 2011
TheShroom

The Shroom is 100% accurate. You are a blaspheme. Cut it out.

19 01 2011
Gemini

SUCKAZ…

26 07 2011
Dreamie

Oh Malibu, we heart you!

19 01 2011
shawn

They’re not the least best newspaper for nothing, ya know!

19 01 2011
Chris Romp

Great post. 🙂 My favorite part: “We figured that as long as Burners were buying tickets they would be open to solicitations from companies that offer products we think are appropriate for our community.”

25 07 2011
Anonymous

sounds to me like the same kind of masked corporate marketing that infects us like a disease on a day to day basis….WHY WOULD U WANT TO BE SOLICITED W/O CONSENT…

19 01 2011
Polar Bear

Next year, when google buys Burning Man it is going to be so much better, as they are going to move BRC to Las Vegas. And their ticketing system is going to be awesome!

19 01 2011
Kay

Ha! Well at least Expedia can now market the heck out of their “All You Need for Burning Man” package.

19 01 2011
Anonymous

I don’t think this is very funny, particularly since the ticketing site is totally jammed up, and i like ricky Gervais, so i have some sense of humor..
unfortunately most of what shroom puts out is really not funny…but….keep on trying guys….

19 01 2011
TheShroom

We’re not trying to be funny. We’re just reporting the news. Of course if the timing of the post coincides with people having a 5 alarm freakout, well, we can’t worry about every thin-skinned pussy out there.

19 01 2011
Media Dreamer

Actually, it was not sold out.
Glad I stayed in the que. I got my tickets.

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19 01 2011
Rutrow

It’s not true that Google will be moving Burning Man to Las Vegas. But they will be installing a geodesic dome over the entire venue. But don’t worry, they’ll be installing a door in both sides for the GeoEye to pass through for the satellite image.

19 01 2011
Polar Bear

All those self reliant cry babies need to chill out and not freak out so easily. What would they do in a dust storm? Ask Harvey for a refund?

19 01 2011
Kevin Bracken

This is a lie. @burningman just tweeted “Tickets at the $210 and $240 levels are now sold out. Tickets are available at the $280 level.” 4 minutes ago

19 01 2011
Polar Bear

Kevin, no bacon for you. The Shroom does not lie. Every article here is 100% true. Their exposé “Camp Decides on Breakfast Burritos After 8,675 Emails, 309 Threads” is used in journalism schools as an example of great reporting in the 20th century.

16 06 2011
drnikkijamesr8

Superb web-site yours sincerely, Summer Ruscitti

25 07 2011
Anonymous

NOW they are sold out! It took 6 months…

25 07 2011
TheShroom

We’re ahead of our time. What can we say?

25 07 2011
pescadorr

i wish you were still kidding! even the part about ticket agencies buying up blocks of tix is true (ticket hub has 50 for sale). maybe you can make up a story about how they’re gonna give away tix to the people with the coolest burning man stories…!

25 07 2011
TheShroom

We occasionally hate being right all the time.

25 07 2011
Foffer Doffer

Life imitates art… truth is stranger than fiction. Now, this article reads like it’s very, very accurate.

Today is a sad day indeed: http://www.stubhub.com/burning-man-festival-tickets/black-rock-desert-8-29-2011-1044379/

28 07 2011
Heyu

The forged tickets were better last year.

29 07 2011
mike

can you post the back side of the ticket i want to see what it looks like

8 03 2012
Mieszkania Warszawa

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