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Burning Man tickets underbaked

Having sold out in 2011, the Burning Man festival faced a different problem this year after a system to beat the ticket touts seemingly left the event undersold with hundreds of tickets available at under face value on secondary ticketing sites and sites like craigslist and eBay. For 2012 organisers introduced a ticketing system based on a lottery – which caused outcry amongst many loyal ‘burners’ who failed to get tickets – and then tickets still appeared on secondary sites at inflated values.  But now tickets for the week long event are freely available and theories range from the fact that burners need to plan for a week long desert stay some time in advance, to the extreme hot weather in the USA this year which may have deterred fans. Gate for the week long event in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada opened on Monday August 27th.