July 12, 2024

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70,000 festival-goers were stuck in mud puddles after heavy rain

70,000 festival-goers were stuck in mud puddles after heavy rain

Access to the site is closed except for emergency services. Organizers do not want cars and campers to leave the site because they will get stuck in the mud, which will only increase the chaos.

Toilets are no longer cleaned and emptied. Visitors with campsites have been asked to provide shelter for festival-goers whose tents do not provide adequate protection against the storm. Police are investigating a death at the property. No further details have been announced yet.

Burning Man is an annual festival in which tens of thousands of visitors gather in the desert to build a temporary Black Rock City and form a community dedicated to art and creativity. Visitors make figurines and jewelry, but can also learn to pole dance. Many works of art are ritually set on fire. The most notable event is the burning of a large human effigy that gave the festival its name.

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Burning Man emerged from San Francisco’s alternative circuit, but has become popular with celebrities, social media influencers, and tech entrepreneurs. In recent years, it has been visited by Elon Musk (Tesla), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), singer Katy Perry, and rapper Sean Combs. Many of these celebrities arrived by plane at Black Rock City’s temporary airport. This year, regulators have restricted air traffic, according to the Business Insider news site, because the large number of private planes threatens to cause chaos in the airspace.