So much for the lack of drama around ticket sales for Burning Man this year. Earlier this week 40,000 tickets went on sale to the general public, and while some burners got their tickets in less than 60 minutes, others endured a frustrating wait of several hours only to find themselves unexpectedly kicked out of line.
As the Bay Guardian reported, there was lots of online grumbling about the bad old days when demand for tickets would often crash the servers and griping about why the generally tech-savvy Black Rock City LLC and their inTicketing partners seem to have such a hard time building a more robust system.
“I think there have been some technical difficulties, but we've seen worse,” BRC board member Marian Goodell told the Guardian.
The technical difficulties became moot by Wednesday evening when all 40,000 tickets had sold out, leaving just the final 1,000-plus (TBD once Burning Man gets its official permit and population cap for this year) tickets that will go on sale in mid-August.