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Free Burning Man ticket to a deserving person 
19th-Aug-2011 09:57 pm
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So it's a week before I'm driving to Burning Man and I have a gift ticket I need to pass on. The various folks I was going to gift it to don't need it for one reason or another. I don't want it to go to waste, so I'm spreading the word more broadly, but I'm also trying to avoid a total deluge of email, so don't go posting this to every BM list in the world.

I'd like the recipient of this gift ticket to meet all of the following criteria:
* Able to go to Burning Man (on this short notice). And if your plans fall through, you must gift this ticket to someone who can go. "Don't sell a ticket for more than you paid for it" is a community value I want to maintain.

* Wouldn't be able to make it without a gift ticket. That is, "I procrastinated for four months and didn't buy a ticket when they were $360" isn't a good reason.

* Has something to gift. And I don't mean trinket necklaces. What I want to know is: Why will Black Rock City be a better place with you there? How will you be gifting your time and energy?

Some criteria that are nice, but not mandatory:
* A member of the Colorado community. With the event selling out this year (and quite possibly in the future), I'd like to help build community in my neck of the woods. Also, if I can meet up with you in Boulder, the ticket can't get lost in the mail.

* Rites of Passage tie in. Is this year's theme particularly special to you? Did you just go through a rite of passage? Do you need to? Will this year's Temple burn be particularly meaningful for you?

If you'd like to receive this gift, answer these questions in the comments or email me at tstone at trevorstone dot org. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, don't ask for a ticket for a friend: share this with them and let them answer the questions in their own words. Please share this directly with people who may be interested, but don't plaster it all over the Internet -- I have things I want to do this weekend besides read email. I plan to pick a recipient by Sunday night so I can mail the ticket on Monday if need be.
21st-Aug-2011 07:11 am (UTC)
I'd like to be considered. I didn't get a ticket because I didn't know my plans, though since I still lack solid employment, I could go. I don't have an income yet, so I wouldn't be able to buy a ticket.

As far as gifting goes, I've always fed and taken care of others and been generally helpful. I can promise I'll go volunteering while I'm there too.

Rites of Passage? I guess I've gone through some major life changes recently. Really, I just wanted to walk about the playa, and observe things with my sober brain and see if any new insight came to me.
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