HEY EVERYBODY! We have TENTATIVE new dates for 2020! Tickets TENTATIVELY go on sale: **** Friday, June 5th @ noon! **** TTATC 10: **8/27/20 at 12 PM – 8/30/20 at 12 PM** I really hope to TENTATIVELY see you there! Stay tuned… there’s no guarantee that this will even happen, but we’re gonna buy some time, see what’s up, and hope for the best! TENTATIVELY YOURS – ♥ Fire Mama
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Times are WEIRD! This whole pandemic thing has definitely been a rollercoaster! There are good days and bad days, and TTATC has certainly been on everybody’s mind. We are only a couple of weeks out from our original date for ticket sales (April 24), so I suppose it’s about time to make some decisions, and proceed somehow. Other Burns this summer are dropping like flies, and people are starting to ask about this year more and more, so here’s what’s going on….
Summary of our options:
Plan A: TTATC as planned in July, nothing is weird. Yay! Hahaha!
Plan B: Pandemic. We might be ok in July, let’s just start planning and see what happens.
Plan C: Maybe Burning Man will cancel and we can figure out August dates and do it then???
Plan D: NEVERMIND, see you next year. Ugh. Hmmmph.
Descriptions of our options:
Plan A is OUT. Not happening.
Plan B was in my head for a while, but now I’m thinking that’s not practical.
WE ARE HERE! BUT…. we kinda gotta wait to see what happens with the Big Burn before we do anything about it. So, I’m suggesting that at this point is that we push everything back 6 weeks for now (ticket sales, all the forms, due dates, etc), and see what happens. Cross your fingers?? IF this works, our new dates would be August 27 – 30, with a set up date of Aug 26, and our ticket sales would happen on Friday, June 5th, at noon! We’ll see!
Plan D is to cancel. BTW – Sept/Oct won’t work, as it’s hunting season at our venue.
We’ve weighed all the options and talked to our venue, and this is where we are right now., knowing that we still need to keep an eye on what’s happening. With the possibility of Plan C, we are giving ourselves 6 more weeks to decide and make an informed decision of changing our date. During this time, we will keep you as informed as possible. We’re not giving up yet!
None of us had any idea that any of this would happen, and this whole thing has come to a shock (to everybody and events everywhere!), but here we are. All we can do at this point is play the hand we are dealt. If anybody is holding any aces under the table, now would be the time to show em. It’s gambling time.
Thanks for your support and understanding during this difficult time for everybody. Be smart, be safe, and keep being awesome.
Did you miss my previous post?!? It included this information! Make sure to read all the things!
<3 General ticket sales happen on April 24, but in the meantime, there’s THIS! There’s a ticket link and everything! READ……
This year we are adding something new.. We are making 50 tickets available as ART SUPPORT TICKETS available for $250 each, and go on sale very soon! Some people in our community have more money than time, and have the ability to give more financially. These particular tickets will support our ever expanding Art Grant program. Maybe well sell 2? 20? 50 of these? We don”t know! But we do know that Burning Man has offered this program before, and like many Things we do, we follow the Burning Man lead, and so well give it a shot! Some will love this and some wont (if you don”t, this program isn’t for you), but were gonna try it out. Art Support tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 18th at NOON, just in time to give as holiday gifts, if your Thing! We will be making decisions and providing directed tickets to established camps and a few departments as usual, THEN we will see where we are at as of our Main Sale, and sell ALL that remains of our 500 ticket cap (up 50 tickets total each year as usual) at that time. May the ticket odds be with you! Don’t forget that tickets tend to bounce around closer to the event, so if it doesn’t happen for you during these sales, its not over! Lets make it happen! Art Support ticket LINK! https://ttatc10artsupport.bpt.me
Pretty sure there’s NO RUSH for these! These tickets will be available until General ticket sales in April! Thanks for supporting Burner Art!
TTATC is only EIGHT months away! Time to get going! Hahahaha! Well, the Lead Team is already on it, and we have a few Things and Announcements for ya! Are you ready?!? YOU SHOULD READ THIS WHOLE THING for a bunch of info! Here we go!
What is TTATC (That Thing at the Cabin)?
For the newbies and reminders to everybody! TTATC is an event that follows the 10 Principles of Burning Man, including all the community stuff, such as Participation, Community Involvement, and Civic Responsibility. We all create and enjoy the art (interactive theme camps, static art, effigies, etc), we all volunteer to run the event (many opportunities!), and we all express ourselves, clean up after ourselves, offer gifts (time and things), and accept anybody and everybody, and so on and so on! TTATC will remain unsanctioned (no thanks red tape), privately run as an LLC (as always), and isn’t much different than other Regional Burns. Overall, we are a Burn, not a festival (so different!), and we are all in this together! TTATC isn’t provided FOR YOU, it’s a collaboration created by ALL OF US!
What is the C4?
The Core 4 Team (C4) consists of 4 long time TTATCers that collaborate to take the lead on major decisions, deal with all things ethical, financial, and large scale planning for now and in the future as we continue to grow. This team has experienced some shifting through time (from 4 to 3 and back to 4, with some adjustments), but now we are set with myself, Paulski, J5, and Jeffy! We have a nice balance of people that bring many aspects of prep, planning, web stuff, and humor (gotta have humor!). Thanks for believing in us and our Core decisions.
What is the TTATC Lead Team?
Most of our Lead Team has existed since TTATC THREE, which is basically when our team was established! Quite an impressive run for many of our crew! We have leads for Gate, FAST, Volunteers, Rangers, etc etc etc, those kinds of things, and we’ve added a few departments over the years as we’ve grown, as necessary. This is a team of almost 20 people, and this crew is BADASS. Thanks for stepping up to volunteer with these leads and departments to keep these necessary parts of TTATC alive and well!
What’s up with the TTATC Grounds?
As most of you know, last year was very HOT and very WET (woooo!), our land took a hit, and as somebody eloquently said… “It was the best kind of brutal.” Many people stepped up, kept it together, and made it happen, regardless of the challenges! However, there are some things we must be mindful of moving forward as an event and community. We will keep our eyes on the weather and will make sure to have a Plan A and a Plan B for all things. As we grow, our Parking situation continues to be a challenge, but we have ideas and plans that will come. The neighborhood continues to mostly love us, but we did get a major SOUND complaint last year that is A BIG DEAL. This is something we will need to monitor and work together to manage as we move forward. However, it took us SIX YEARS to get a complaint, which is awesome! But the fact is…. the town knows we exist. We are loved by many, but must tiptoe around a few. Fortunately, our venue LOVES US and will work with us as much as possible, as long as we do our part. We are VERY LUCKY in so many ways…. Let;s be careful and protect what we have!
When do TICKETS go on sale?!?!
Our main sale will commence on Friday, April 24th at NOON! Mark your calendars! All general tickets will be sold for $80 each, and when they are gone, they are gone! Last year, we sold out all (450) available tickets in 2.5 hours! It was crazy! This year we are adding something new….. We are making 50 tickets available as ART SUPPORT TICKETS available for $250 each, and go on sale very soon! Some people in our community have more money than time, and have the ability to give more financially. These particular tickets will support our ever expanding Art Grant program. Maybe we’ll sell 2? 20? 50 of these? We don’t know! But we do know that Burning Man has offered this program before, and like many Things we do, we follow the Burning Man lead, and so we’ll give it a shot! Some will love this and some won’t (if you don’t, this program isn’t for you), but we’re gonna try it out. Art Support tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 18th at NOON, just in time to give as holiday gifts, if that’s your Thing! We will be making decisions and providing directed tickets to established camps and a few departments as usual, THEN we will see where we are at as of our Main Sale, and sell ALL that remains of our 500 ticket cap (up 50 tickets total each year as usual) at that time. May the ticket odds be with you! Don’t forget that tickets tend to become available closer to the event, so if it doesn’t happen for you during these sales, it’s not over! Let’s make it happen!
THAT’S IT! Thanks for playing along! TTATC is awesome. You are awesome, we are awesome. It’s already happening, and it will be great! Thanks for being a TTATCer!
ice is confirmed and ordered! I got as much as the freezer trailer will hold! 864 bags to be exact, with the option to have more delivered on Saturday if we run out. Yay! * Don’t forget to being WATER! No potable water available on site! Bring all you will need!!
Cabin Burn Fire Conclave Meeting @ 3:33 pm Saturday @ the Cabin Experienced fire dancers and safeties, if you would like to join the group of fire dancers that performs in front of the Cabin just prior to its Burn on Saturday night, you MUST attend this fire safety and planning meeting! Tags will be issued. Come get one! Burn Burn Burn! <3 Fire Mama
TTATC ticket transfers will end on Monday, July 15, at NOON! After that, no more. You have a week, get on it! It’s crunch time, yo! You got this! Instructions for ticket transfers: https://www.ttatc.com/tickets/
Theme Camp and Art placement forms are CLOSED! Theme/Art People: Yeah, we bugged some of you about getting them in this year after they were due, and have been kinda flexible, but you know what?…. that poor practice will now END. As we grow in population, things are getting tighter and tighter, both in location, parking, and event, but also with time and efforts of our coordinators! Once forms are due, then our placement, map, and organization can begin. If you delay…. WE DELAY. We’ve been giving up some of our valuable work time to wait for some of you, but no more! Please respect our time and efforts by getting your shit in on time, which we give you MONTHS to do, leaving ourselves only a couple of weeks to put it all together. Moving forward there will be zero extensions, you won’t be placed or on the map, AND any projects that received an art grant that do not follow up with further appropriate placement forms will have their grant VOIDED. Seriously. Yep, that money will then be re-distributed to projects that actually did things on time and worked with us! See how that works?!? We work with you, so please (for the love of fuck) work with us. Thanks! *** Forms will be updated and tweaked for the future. *** Theme camp and Art Project People: Stay tuned for a big ole info email (including instructions on how to list/post your own camp events!), coming soon, now that we’ve finally collected y’all! ———————————————————————- Ticket Transfers Rule #1: Don’t ask Mama! (or anybody else, really) Cuz you know where you can find this information?!? YEP, the fucking WEBSITE! http://www.ttatc.com/tickets/ Or the BPT website (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/), or call them, or google it! Self-reliance is one of the Principles – you got this! Sell tickets for ONLY face value. FACE VALUE. Or GIFT them. That works too. The best place to find or sell a ticket is in our TTATC TIcket Exchange Group! ———————————————————————- Last stuff for now: * Volunteer! Lots of opportunities! Links for volunteer opportunities are provided on the WEBSITE! www.ttatc.com* If you have a question that hasn’t been answered in the TTATCers group (you should look/search there for stuff too!) or isn’t on the website, THEN you can ask. But if I find the answer to your answer on the website, you are in trouble, and I have no problem shaming you. * Do you realize how hard organizers are working to get this event set up to make it possible for the community to come together so we can ALL make this event happen?!? I do, and it’s really cool. Impressive really. Thanks to EVERYBODY working hard on camps, projects, and organization! So much appreciation! * Finally, I want to acknowledge the Dog that took some balls to the face, giving up their dignity, to provide you with a reminder that there is a WEBSITE! Thank you, Dog. Note: Cats are still better than dogs. www.ttatc.com One more time….. HERE’S THE WEBSITE! www.ttatc.com
Fire Mama PS… Time is flying! It’s GO TIME! Wooohoooo!