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URL icon « on: November 10, 2019, 01:33:48 PM »

Dear PB,

I get that itís super competitive to get a ticket for TP and I know Iíve been very blessed to score tickets in the lottery in the past. I also understand that you canít keep manually running a ticket process.

However, can I point out a major problem with the new system for those of us who love the festival and donít actually live in the US?  We diligently enter the lottery every year from Australia, then fly to the US, catch shuttle etc to get to Town Park because itís amazing and the people there are some of the finest Iíve ever met. It costs a fortune and itís really hard work but itís worth it.

This year I really doubt I will get there because the new ticketing system means I now  have to get up at 2am, wait in the waiting room for an hour, hopefully go into a queue for tickets sometime after 3am and maybe score a TP ticket?  Can you really see that happening? Itís a work week, I just canít afford to skip four or so hours of sleep. I work all year so I can afford to come to Telluride. ( ps and have you seen the exchange rate, I am indeed dedicated )

I know that everyone has a sob story, everyone will see the ticketing changes from their own point of view but truly - a time based system which opens at 2am for some is inherently wrong. I canít imagine that almost any internationals will be there and I think we are a welcome addition!

Please think about some other options, even if the opening time is a couple of hours later. I canít be the only person stressing out about this - 8am in your country is terrible for working parents, etc.

My two cents worth......

Ps itís the best festival I attend, i love my TP family and it would be really sad to think we might miss it, thanks for listening

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URL icon « Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 03:05:45 PM »

I've never once won the lottery and always managed to find a ticket on the secondary market. That being said, I am definitely concerned about the secondary market and how it will work with these changes.

I'm staying optimistic though, I trust the Planet not to screw us all over.
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URL icon « Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 09:01:24 PM »

I am worried, at this point it might not even be in there hands with regards to the resale marketplace.  Before it was the festivarian community that genuinely kept out the capitalism of the real we all just have to hope that enough festivarians take that day off to get enough tickets for all the other festivarians that have sleep and real life issues that can not be missed.

I suggest those of us that have jobs call off now to ensure us the best odds to pull a large amount of tickets into the festivarian community as possible.

When in doubt buy the max, the rest will be figured out!
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