Burning Man Switches to Lottery System For Tickets
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- After the first sellout in the event's 26-year history, organizers of the annual Burning Man festival on the northern Nevada desert have decided to sell tickets under a lottery system instead of on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Organizers told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the lottery system will eliminate the rush to buy tickets online, which has meant lengthy delays because of overworked computer servers.
Organizers say it also begins to address the increased demand and limited ticket supply for the weeklong celebration of art and radical self-expression leading up to Labor Day.
The festival drew a record crowd of about 54,000 this year, more than the 50,000 allowed under a permit with the federal Bureau of Land Management.
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