It's going to take more than radical self reliance to get tickets to Burning Man this year, as, like last year, the sale promised to be a minor technical disaster crapshoot. We'll update this post with gloating remarks from those who do, by luck alone, get theirs, and of course with the frustrated wails of those Burners left out to dry. Good luck!

Update 12:45 p.m. : As you may have noticed if you've been wasting precious work hours, all tickets are in other registered Burners carts. Per the site:

"All tickets are already in other people’s carts. Hold tight, there is still a chance tickets may become available. If ticket buyers ahead of you do not complete their purchase, those tickets will be released for sale.

So, it looks like many are SOL!

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As you likely know, each registrant is allowed to purchase up to two tickets and one parking pass, $390 and $80, respectively.

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As many have observed, this little green man is not moving very quickly. But he's working hard! He likely has to regulate activity on servers and payment processors. Still, hurry up, tiny guy!

Here's one success story we can all rally behind.

As you'll notice )'( is an emoticon symbol signifying the man who is to be burned. If I could burn you and take your ticket, @astoldby___ging, you know I would!

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@BronteSimpson, we too are crying for you, mother earth is crying for you, for you have at last ascended. Goodbye forever!

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As the clock ticks on, many have become cuddle puddles of emotion. And yet we wait!

Some have even succumbed to utter madness at the prospect of missing the man as he burns.

Yet there are those upon whom the BM gods smile.

How do you know if someone is a Burner? Don't worry, they'll tell you. Also, they are having a public anxiety attack at the moment.

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Oh no! Thanks for playing, but looks like you will be stuck in civilization. Do we hold out hope?