Capacity and Desire

The STEP Program: Thoughts, Opinions, Information and What’s Next

Hello C+D Readers! A new article that I’ve written on the Burning Man STEP system is up over at Burn After Reading Magazine. Check out the start of the article below and read the rest of the article after the jump!

On Friday, March 2nd 2012, Burners looking to get tickets to the Fertility 2.0 Burn took to the internet as they anxiously awaited the opening of the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP). The STEP site went live and was swarmed by the waiting masses. In less than a half-hour, the STEP site was closed and 2,000 people were in the queue for tickets. If you were one of those trying to get tickets through STEP during this time, one of three things happened:

  • You were accepted into STEP and received a confirmation email stating you were added to the queue.
  • You were bumped from the STEP site due to the high volume of Burners trying to access the program.
  • You received notification that the STEP system had been closed due to the 2,000 person limit being reached.

Both during and after the initial  STEP rush, Burners checked into the Burning Man Facebook page. FB comments ranged from the happiness of getting into the program, to anger that the STEP site was crashing.

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Fire Dancing in Denver for the Last Time

First off, my apologies for not posting yesterday. I’m moving to Seattle at the end of the week from Denver and I had to take care of getting my car all up and ready for the trip. After spending 80% of the day prepping the car, I ran over to the Fusion Factory for Monday night Burner potluck to say goodbye to my friends.

If I hadn’t mentioned it earlier, all of my fire performance gear was stolen 2 weeks ago. Being a fire performer without any fire gear was a strange feeling, so I decided to make some new fire swords and test them out at the potluck. This is the resulting video (Note the complete lack of wow factor coming from my audience. In a culture surrounded by fire, playing with fire is a normal everyday thing. I find the desensitization (of being around fire/seeing someone perform with fire) to be a very interesting event.)

We had some people visiting from the North West (Seattle and Portland). You can hear my friends debating on whether or not I’ll be moving back to Denver. I’ll definitely miss the people and the nightlife culture in Denver, but I can’t wait to move out near some water!

LeFey Aerial

Denver readers! I’d like to showcase a new Aerial studio created and operated by my friend, Liam Lefey.

LeFey Aerial. Liam is an amazing instructor who has been an aerial performer for many years. The studio is being run in both a class format and open workout gym with a monthly membership. People with memberships get reduced prices on classes.

Here is a video of Liam performing last winter at an indoor event.

Go check out Liam’s website LeFey Aerial and contact him if you’re interested in joining LeFey Aerial.

In Progress: Working on Articles

Hi readers!
I’m excited to say that I’m going to be bringing you two Burning Man articles this week. Currently I’m working on an article for Burn After Reading Magazine. Check out BAR’s site. Like their articles and share them with your friend’s please!

On a quick side note, I’m happy to say that Capacity and Desire’s Facebook page is picking up steam! I’m sharing lots of interesting relevant content over there. It was one hectic weekend but check back for new articles and content throughout the week!