The 3000 presale tickets ($50 this year) are going to be sold in a different manner this year.
Here are the details (from the sign up page here):
First, see some changes we are making:
- No service fees:
There are no additional service fees or shipping charges. The price you see is the price you pay. No service charges or surprises will be added to the published ticket price. This simplifies the experience for everyone and doesn't surprise you at the cash register.
- How we select winners:
This is a random drawing for eligibility. When you sign up below, your name is in the drawing for a total of 3,000 tickets.
- Why we aren't doing it like last year:
The "first-come-first-serve" method breaks. So, we will randomly select subscribers and allow about 1,500 lucky folks to buy 2 tickets. This way it depends on your desire to play, and it is a pure game of chance. You won't be at the mercy of web servers, slow email, saboteurs, or gremlins. It's more fair.
Entrants will be chosen randomly to have the opportunity to buy these extra special three-day passes.
Once signed up, entrants will receive an email next Tuesday, April 10. This email will give you the opportunity to click and see if you won the chance to buy the $50 Tickets.
Watch your email closely! When you receive this message, click through quickly.
If you are a lucky eligible buyer, you will be instructed on how to purchase tickets, but you MUST complete your transaction quickly. There will be a finite period of time to make your purchase.
There is a limit of 2 tickets per person/credit card/address.
If you are currently a subscriber, you must still submit your entry.
If you are not already a subscriber, submitting this info will make you one.
You have until April 9 at 12 noon to sign-up in order to be eligible.
If your karma wasn't fully charged and you didn't get a chance to buy a souvenir ticket, wait 'til April 17. That's when tickets go on sale. We'll let you know by email and text.
If you remember last year's fiasco, you will probably be pleased with how they are doing it this year. Though Im sure there will still be some haters when it comes to this method as well.