Vibeclipse - Austin - SoCal Bingo: what will I experience/encounter during my trip? [prop bets - add your own responses]
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resolved Apr 20
Resolved
NO
Meet someone new who bet in a previous travel bingo market
Resolved
YES
Pick a food to order
Resolved
NO
get invited to a drum circle
Resolved
NO
meet someone who works for an Elon Musk company (Tesla, Neuralink etc.)
Resolved
YES
Get a fourth VC bingo at any time on trip
Resolved
NO
eclipse view obstructed or diminished by bad weather/clouds
Resolved
YES
See the sunrise
Resolved
NO
Someone shares about their parts (IFS) unprompted
Resolved
YES
Someone at Vibecamp manipulates this market for at least 200 mana of profit
Resolved
NO
Rent a kayak
Resolved
NO
3+ people join Manifold because of this market
Resolved
NO
eat a soup - any soup - that's better than pat's soup
Resolved
NO
Cocaine
Resolved
YES
Get a third VC Bingo at any time on trip
Resolved
YES
Give someone a gift
Resolved
YES
Be on a table that a person is not meant to be on
Resolved
NO
Win a prize at bar trivia
Resolved
YES
Make your flight
Resolved
NO
See a Boucher painting restored live at the Timken (SD)
Resolved
NO
hike to Potato Chip Rock (SD)

update:

Austin/Vibeclipse: 3-10

California 10-17

My NYC Bingo market was really fun (and my affinity for marketable scavenger hunts remains high) so I'm back for another round:

I've suddenly decided to go to Vibeclipse - April 5-8 near Austin, TX

I'm still confirming travel to Southern California, but it would be somewhere around 9-15th ish.
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Open for responses! Add suggestions of things I should do/see, or things you think I may encounter during my trip - you'll get trader bonuses every time someone bets on your options. If you prefer, comment with a suggestion and I'll add it for you.

Relevant bits:

  • I'll fly into Austin a day or two before the event - it will be my first time there.

    • The event is ~90 minutes west of Austin.

  • Vibeclipse has shared sleeping cabins. I'm liable to get a hotel or other (non-airbnb) accommodation on either side of the event.

  • I expect at least a day or two in Austin - possibly more if I don't head to California afterward - so options related to the city are welcome.

  • I'm traveling solo, but have a couple of friends who will likely be at VC (they will not resolve the "old friend" option).

  • I plan to rent a car for all or part of the trip.

  • I'm not much of a "top things to do in..." type, and keen for some more irreverent suggestions for the city/cities I visit.

    • feel free to add things that can happen without my intention/intervention like "witness a breakup" or "encounter a protest"

  • I know it's Texas but: I'll NA any really meaty options because that's an easy No resolution. I'm not strictly Veg but I'm not going to go for Texas BBQ.

  • I'll take photos for posterity when I can.

I'd like to resolve lots of Yes answers! I'll bet on this market in the direction I think is most likely and won't change my bet at a late stage. I will adjust bets as time goes on, though, to reflect what seems realistic.

I'll resolve n/a at my discretion but count on it for junk or spam answers including really easy Yeses (yes, I plan to wake up each day) or really easy Nos (no, I won't heckle anyone at Rogan's comedy club) or absurd/impossible ones (no, I'm not going to go to McGregor and force my way onto the launch pad for a selfie). just play nice and add real things, okay? 🧑

If you want to take some inspiration from past travel bingo markets:

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eclipse view obstructed or diminished by bad weather/clouds

through some mysticism the 70% chance of thunderstorms and really heavy cloud cover in the morning cleared about 30min before first contact and we had pretty incredible views all the way through the totality (then the weather got bad/cloudy/rainy). so I'll resolve this No because I actually got to see a lot and I'm still swooning over it tbh. 🧑

there are a ton of photos out there I know, but I want to shout out to one of my favourite twitter accounts Andrew McCarthy, who always posts some great photos (and captions) of what's going on up there 🌌

Get a fourth VC bingo at any time on trip

good trip lol - resolving this Yes

See the sunrise

I'm a lifelong insomniac so this was an easy Yes

Someone shares about their parts (IFS) unprompted

IFS came up a surprising amount (ht @Joroth you called it) but no one actually shared about their parts despite seemingly most of Vibeclipse attendees having done IFS πŸ˜… - resolving this No

meet someone who works for an Elon Musk company (Tesla, Neuralink etc.)

this seemed like an easy win while in TX - but, I also don't ask people about their employers so it relied on someone voluntarily mentioning it (which happens a lot tbf) and no one did. resolving this No

Meet someone new who bet in a previous travel bingo market

I didn't meet someone new unfortunately - or at least, no one that identified themselves as someone who has bet in a previous bingo. I'm resolving this No unless someone comes forward?

get invited to a drum circle
bought αΉ€10 get invited to a dru... NO

notable lack of drums overall, even! this is a No

Be on a table that a person is not meant to be on

I'm a person and I was on this table and I was not meant to be there so somehow what started as an inside joke became a legitimate Yes resolution this is the power of bingo

Make your flight

😬

50 minutes before departure. currently in the security queue with an extra 3.5lb of shit because if it were still nearly tucked into my checked bag I'd be $100 lighter. what an absurd timeline tbh

coming in live from 15F

Win a prize at bar trivia

alas

hike to Potato Chip Rock (SD)

too far 😭

not this time 😭

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@shankypanky that's the cliffs above! did you hike down?

good one 🧑

I'm disturbingly close to getting a second (and third) VC bingo πŸš€

nice rec @CommanderZander what should I eat? (@Lion will be happy to know they have a menu item literally called "Good Soup")

@shankypanky I actually don't remember anything in particular, just had a nice brunch here!

@shankypanky Tss, there is literally good soup and you ask what to eat!?! wtf

@Lion I can't live on only a small cup of tomato soup!

@shankypanky It might be just a small cup of tomato soup, but it comes with an endless portion of soup love 🧑

[Or just order two...]

@shankypanky 🧑 =🍲

it all comes back to soup

Soupception