Here’s what frustration and angst look like:
What you’re looking at here is the landing page for the Burning Man Main Sale.
Please note the unusual “Enter access code” with semi-invisible button, something none of us were told about in any communications prior to the sale.
Also, the drop down menus for $425 Ticket and $100 Vehicle Pass have no other option but ‘0’.
I kept reloading the page, because I’m not about to stop shopping until the Org has announced that tickets have sold out.
A few times I was even told that the tickets were “Sold Out” but there was no official announcement on Twitter so I kept trying.
Finally, I was able to select ‘2’ for tickets and ‘1’ for vehicle pass and progress to the next screen, which also had invisible buttons and multiple page reloads but finally, I got my ticket confirmation.
This, my friends, is what happiness looks like:
It wasn’t the most robust system and it certainly wasn’t the most intuitive system, what with all the invisible buttons and page reloads, but I persevered and now I have tickets for Burning Man.
Mind you, I logged in to buy tickets at 12:03 pm after my attempts to login via the webmail button I was sent failed and I had to go through the link in my Burner Profile.
My sale was completed at 2:27 pm.
I’m pretty sure I scrambled for some of the last tickets being sold.
But I’m happy.
And I wish all the other burners out there looking for tickets a speedy and successful search.