Revolution against ‘rich parasites’ at utopian Burning Man Festival as ‘hooligans’ attack luxury camp

It is supposed to be a utopian vision of peace and love but this year’s Burning Man Festival has been marred by “hooligans” carrying out a “revolution against rich parasites”.

The festival plays out each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 70,000 people build a city in a week, burn a giant wooden effigy of a man, and then restore the arid playa to its original state.

In recent years it has become popular with Silicon Valley millionaires, and billionaires. Luxurious so-called “plug-n-play” camps have sprung up which use hired staff like cooks, builders and security, and allow international jetsetters to drop in for quick visits.

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  • UCSPanther

    The “Burning Man” festival sounds like a Woodstock in the desert, and no less chaotic…

    • Zaba

      much less chaotic

  • BillyHW

    Is this like some kind of pagan sex festival?

    • Clausewitz

      Pretty much, with peyote thrown in for good measure.

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  • Jay Currie

    I can’t imagine the attraction of Burning Man to begin with; but, assuming it has an attraction, setting up private camps seems to negate the free spirits roasting on the desert groovyness of the whole thing.

    Bohemian Grove sounded much more fun.

  • Blacksmith

    Rich lefties attacked by poor lefties, popcorn needed.

  • Hard Little Machine

    At Burning Man there really IS a waitlist for helicopter landing privileges.

  • Zaba

    friends and relatives of mine are there;
    me: never.