“Conserve water, food and fuel”: festival-goers trapped by the weather (VIDEOS)

“Conserve water, food and fuel”: festival-goers trapped by the weather (VIDEOS)

“The gates and the airport of Black Rock City (the name of the site, editor’s note) remain closed, any entry or exit is delayed until further notice”, repeated at regular intervals since midnight the account X (ex-Twitter) of Burning Man.

The organizers also invited participants already there to “conserve water, food and fuel and find a warm and safe shelter”.

Due to the heavy showers, “la playa”, a huge esplanade characteristic of the event, was made impassable.

If the rains stopped during the day, they should be back on Sunday, the last day of the festival, while temperatures overnight from Saturday to Sunday should drop to around 10 degrees, still according to the organizers’ account.

The majority of the planned activities have been suspended, including the firing of the wooden giant installed in the center of “la playa”, which marks the end of the festival and gives it its name.

The festival had been confronted last year with an intense heat wave with strong winds which had already made the experience difficult for the “burners”, name of the festival-goers.

Launched in 1986 in San Francisco, Burning Man aims to be an indefinable event, between a celebration of the counter-culture and a spiritual retreat.

Initially organized on a beach in San Francisco, Burning Man has become a structured festival, with a budget of nearly $45 million (2018 figures) and more than 75,000 participants in the last edition, down from the previous one in 2019. .

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