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Old 09-03-17, 10:52 PM
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Burning Man attendee dies after running into flames

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A man has died after running into the towering blaze for which Burning Man is named, according to the Pershing County Sheriff's Office in Nevada.

Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, was one of thousands at the annual gathering in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, about 120 miles north of Reno. The weeklong event of pop-up installations culminates in massive burns of an effigy known as the "Man" on Saturday and the "Temple" on Sunday.

Mitchell was a US citizen who lived in Switzerland with his wife, Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen said in a Sunday night statement.
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It was bound to happen. Everyone there spends the whole week tripping on Acid or shrooms. It's basically modern day Woodstock, without music, for rich hippies (Silicon Valley) and trust fund kids.

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Old 09-05-17, 12:13 PM
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...he must have been feeling a little chilly and got too close to the fire.
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Old 09-05-17, 02:54 PM
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I know a couple folks that went in the past, they said it is all about "experimenting" without the confines of society. There was some cool art and the vehicles can get really creative but on the downside these things are very dangerous with drugged out folks driving them around at all hours of the day. One guy almost witnessed some girl get run over by a giant roving tiki bar. Also a lot of pervs, very skevy.

Someone high on acid is probably driving this thing, surprised not more folks have died.
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Was he dressed as Icarus? It might have been performance art.
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Was he dressed as Icarus? It might have been performance art.
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I know a couple folks that went in the past, they said it is all about "experimenting" without the confines of society. There was some cool art and the vehicles can get really creative but on the downside these things are very dangerous with drugged out folks driving them around at all hours of the day. One guy almost witnessed some girl get run over by a giant roving tiki bar. Also a lot of pervs, very skevy.

Someone high on acid is probably driving this thing, surprised not more folks have died.
I just finished reading a book that mentioned a lot of Tech Billionaires go there to trip on acid for a week to come up with new ideas.
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Old 09-05-17, 11:09 PM
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It's always intrigued me.

Ever since I saw this:


http://mikerossart.net/bigrigjig/

Just seemed like a really interesting experience. Incredibly stunning art of all kinds. This place out in a remote desert that gets 'built' upon nothing and just as its over, the entire area is returned back to its original condition. Completely lacking any signs of what had just happened there.*

However, scheduling just wouldn't work for me. I was in Utah years ago around the time of Burning Man and had strongly considered going out there, but wasn't sure how taking a rental car and some equipment for the event would work and decided against it.


*-There has been issues in the past with the 'leave no trace' policy failing. The burning actually being the biggest problem as the black soot from the fire installations scarring the land. As well as some wind-blown trash finding itself out of reach of those cleaning up the area.

It's also not cheap, just for the ticket ($424 now) plus the sheer cost of you bringing everything in and taking it out with you in some manner.
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