END the Burning Man ticket lottery
  • Petitioned Stop the Burningman Ticket Lottery System

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Stop the Burningman Ticket Lottery System

END the Burning Man ticket lottery

    1. Kyle  Ruddick
    2. Petition by

      Kyle Ruddick

      Topanga, CA

The Burning Man project is a significant influence on world participatory culture that is threatened by recent poor management decisions and ticket scarcity. Participants of this event create the event through their art and creative expression. Much of this art and creative expression is planned nearly a year in advance by group collaborations of it's participants based on an announced theme. Recently the managers of the event have announced that admission to the event will now be based on a lottery system with no theme in place. Given that much of the very attraction of the event is based on participants working long in advance in groups to create Burning Man this new system will unfortunately dismantle the initiative to create the event in the first place because there is no guaranteed admittance even to the most committed to creating the event. Given that certain teams of artists will be dismantled by this new system we feel that immediate action is required. We ask that the managers of this event return tickets to a first come first serve basis, work to alleviate ticket scarcity and work to find a better solution than a lottery.

Save this important event : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Man


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    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tony Hunt MISSOULA, MT
      • over 2 years ago

      I feel that the lottery system takes away from those people that are on task and paying attention to when the tics are available and taking the time and money to purchase them and be guaranteed a tic. I also agree with them being non-transferable. My best friend didn't go last year b/c her tic was stolen and probably used or sold! This also stops scalpers, ridiculous prices, and people trying to capitalize on this special event. Why did the price go up anyhow? Is there really that much more cost each year?

    • sara stratton COSTA MESA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      why should i have to risk paying for normally third tier level tickets if I log in early on as one of the first several thousand?

      that is not fair.

    • Mark Steinberg SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Have we lost the vision? Community first. Feels like a money grab and a slap in the face of the returning contributing members of community. 7 years in a row, plans for an art installation and this approach has me thinking maybe it's time to take a year off to let the dust settle. Not interested in going at any price. Interested in bringing it back to participants that co create the event, not some odd system of luck & price gouging. Folks with money get to go. Maybe it's time to explore some regionals instead.

    • Ryan Cole SPOKANE, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      We live in a capitalist society. Paid events have been fighting scalpers for decades to little effect. Screwing with the existing system this much is likely to hurt attendees far more than scalpers ever could.

    • Sara Gordon PERRIS, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      With this being my first year to go, I would be very disappointed to make the plans and reservations only to find out I wouldn't be able to go, not because I didn't buy my ticket in time, but because I just wasn't lucky enough? That's not fair to those who actually make the effort to buy their tickets on time.


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