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Burning Man 2011 Has Sold Out. Of Tickets.
For the first time in Burner history (25 years), tickets for Burning Man have sold out, according the official blog. "The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which oversees the Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area, requires us to manage growth in line with the previous year’s population in order to comply with our use permit. As a result, Burning Man has exercised its oft-stated right to cap ticket sales."
No tickets will be sold at the gate or from walk-in outlets, and organizers are urging those who buy tickets from a third party to take authenticity precautions to ensure their mellow is not harshed by counterfeits. Also, don't just show up, they say:
For those considering venturing out to Black Rock City without a ticket to “try your luck” purchasing one at or near the entrance to Burning Man, we ask that you do NOT do so, for your own safety and the well-being of the surrounding communities. The Black Rock Desert is an extremely remote, inhospitable environment with limited resources, minimal facilities, and few camping opportunities in the vicinity.
For the unfamiliar, organizers would like to tell you more about Burning Man, taking place August 29-Sept 5, but, "Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind." Guess the blind and ticketless will need to wait until next year.