Tickets to This Year's Burning Man Should Sell Out Fast

The controversial new lottery ticketing system for Burning Man worked wonderfully on Monday, when tickets went on sale, and based on the chatter, we'd expect a repeat of last year's sold out party, the first of its kind in the event's 25-year history.

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The controversial new lottery ticketing system for Burning Man worked wonderfully on Monday, when tickets went on sale, and based on the chatter, we'd expect a repeat of last year's sold out party, the first of its kind in the event's 25-year history. This is means two things. One, the once-obscure hippiefest in the desert is officially mainstream, even getting its own viral videos like the Dr. Seuss-themed "Oh the Places You'll Go at Burning Man" embedded below. Two, people are definitely going to sneak in, and Burning Man is planning on it. The festival's spokeswoman Marian Goodell told HuffPost San Francisco, "When people start doing the math and putting the numbers together, they will realize there are many ways to get in the door."

Correction: An earlier version of this post said that the event sold out. However, Burning Man let us know that they've seen a lot of interest, but tickets aren't officially "sold" until the two week registration period ends.

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