Five. That is the number of people who were arrested at Burning Man last year, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Five people out of a population of 54,000. That makes Burning Man just about the safest, most civilized festival in history. Imagine a Super Bowl going that smoothly. More people will be arrested at next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and not just for political demonstrations. Read More
The population of Black Rock City can grow to as many as 60,900 people this year.
A new permit was issued Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for the temporary city in the Nevada desert, where the annual Burning Man festival is held. But organizers will need to keep a close watch on the number of people entering the festival or face further permit sanctions. Read More
When Burning Man sold out for the first time ever this year, organizers said they knew it was time for a new ticketing system. However, Burners have had mixed reactions to the changes.Black Rock LLC, the San Francisco-based organizer of the weeklong festival held in the Nevada desert, announced earlier this month that it was changing to a lottery system for ticket sales, including a number of pricing tiers. Read More
Tickets for Burning Man sold out this weekend for the first time in the counterculture festival’s 25-year history and now burners are scrambling to find a way into the festival as scalpers capitalize on the dwindling supply. Read More