Camp BUI Ticket Policy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this policy is to inform all members of Camp
BUI how Direct Group Sale (DGS) tickets and Main Sale (MS) tickets are
distributed for the benefit of Camp BUI members. We will seldom
procure enough tickets for everyone that wants to attend so this policy is
set forth to address that problem.
Preliminary Survey – A general indication as to who is
By January 10th of each year, Stories will
send an email asking:
Which Camp BUI members plan to return for that year’s burn?
Who will need a vehicle pass?
Members may submit at this time the names of individuals who have
not camped with us before and wish to join us. Those proposing new
attendees must be BUI members and must agree to mentor that new
All information should be submitted prior to February
During the entire ticketing process, all BUI members and hopefuls who
decide they would like to attend and be part of Camp BUI must submit
their name and requested information to Stories before securing a
ticket with the assistance of Camp BUI. This list will be continuously
prioritized based on years of attendance.
1, Stories will send a list of those who have indicated
they plan to attend AND are ready to make payment. This list will be
ordered by total number of year in Camp BUI (not at Burning Man). If
there are two or more with the same number, a flip of the coin or
lottery will decide the order.
Direct Group Sale (DGS) – Specific to who is buying
during the DGS
February 1st, Stories will compile two lists:
list of the twelve DGS buyers.
list of ALL BUI members who are interested and ready to purchase a
ticket (including those willing to participate in the DGS). The
first 24 on this list will be provided with the DGS tickets. But,
as noted below, those who are not the DGS buyers, but receive a
DGS ticket STILL need to work to obtain tickets for others who
wish to be in Camp BUI.
lists will be prioritized and selected based on the total number
of year’s each member has been a part of Camp BUI. If there are
two or more with the same number, a flip of the coin or lottery
will decide the order.
Each member selected to purchase in the DGS must purchase two
tickets and one vehicle pass.
No DGS tickets may be sold to anyone other than a BUI member or
hopeful prior to July
Note: The final allocation of tickets will not be established
until after both the DGS and the MS is complete.
Main Sale (MS)
Any BUI member or hopeful who did not get a ticket in the DGS is
required to establish a Profile and be ready and able to purchase 2
tickets and one vehicle pass in the MS. This includes long standing
Camp BUI members who will likely get a DGS ticket.
BUI members who have already secured DGS tickets will assist members
and hopefuls to secure tickets during the MS
Members and hopefuls will set up teams of 3 to 4 people who will
be ready to purchase tickets for members and hopefuls who did not
secure tickets in the DGS.
noon, teams log on to purchase tickets.
The moment one person in the team gains access to the ticketing
process, the other team members bail or contact someone from
another team to see if they have gained access.
The person that gains access uses the Profile information and
credit card information from the member of that team that did not
get a ticket in the DGS. (Those who purchase tickets in the DGS
are prohibited from purchasing in the MS)
All tickets purchased with the help of Camp BUI members become part of
the BUI pool and cannot be released to non-BUI hopefuls without
permission for Stories or before July
After BOTH the DGS and MS have been completed and total number of
secured tickets is known; Stories will send a list indicating who has
tickets and who we still need to work to obtain tickets.
As soon as this list shared those buying tickets from another Camp BUI
member who secured them in the DGS or MS must MAKE PAYMENTS within
TWO WEEKS. Failure to do so will result in the ticket
becoming available to the next person down the list.
Be aware than even though payment is made physical tickets are not
normally mailed by BMORG until early July.
More people than tickets: In instances where there is a situation,
where say, we four tickets left, and we have six new people who want
to come, the Olpharts will decide who receives tickets. To be blunt
the new partner/spouse of someone who has been very active in Camp BUI
for six years is more likely to get a ticket than someone who has come
once and has a friend who wants to come.
BUI members will assist other members and hopefuls who were unable to
secure tickets in either the DGS or MS and are committed to attending
Camp BUI in securing tickets via STEP. This means that if you did not
purchase a ticket through DGS or MS – but you have been promised a
ticket – that you need to “step” up for your fellow campmates and
participate in the STEP program.
After the Sales
We ask that prior to any tickets being sold, you check with Stories to
see if anyone is waiting in the wings.
1 all unassigned tickets held by either BUI
members or hopefuls are no longer bound by the ticket policy set forth
in this document. Again, we ask that a courtesy communication take
place with Stories.
Any BUI member or hopeful who decides after July
1 that they would like to attend will have
to secure their own ticket.
Vehicle Passes (VP)
Our goal is to have no less than 2 people in each car that arrives at Camp
BUI. While this is not always possible, this is what we are working
Beginning on January 10th and ending February
1st, each Camp BUI member or hopeful needs to let Stories
know if you need a VP.
Stories will compile a list of members and hopefuls that need VPs.
The VPs will be distributed as needed.
Each individual driver may determine if riders will share in the cost
of the VP.
All VPs purchased in the DGS must remain inside Camp BUI until August
1 (this date is later than date extra
tickets can be sold because transportation normally gets settled a
little later than other logistics.)
APPROXIMATE DATES – for reference in setting policies
DG – Directed Group
Form – 2/14 (2017); 2/13 (2018)
Sale – 3/1 (2017); 2/28 (2018)
MS – Main Sale
Registration – 3/22 (2017); 3/21 (2018)
Sale – 3/29 (2017); 3/28 (2018)
STEP – Sale – 4/26 (2017); 4/11 (2018)
Note: “Olpharts” refers to the core group who work to secure tickets, deal
with logistics of the shade structure including expansion and repair,
transportation of Camp BUI gear to the Playa, purchase supplies for camp,
coordinate meals, etc. There are currently seven members: Al Ward,
Chuck Schroeder, Jef Smith, Curtis Dach, Dennis Funk, Justin Dunlap, and
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