Arts Burnt Man
posted by August 28 at 11:55 AMon
Burning Man got what it was asking for, four days early…
One person is reportedly in custody following the early igniting of the Burning Man figure this morning at the annual arts festival in Black Rock City, Nevada.
Black Rock City firefighters responded to calls from the event at 2:58 a.m. and took about 23 minutes to douse the blaze, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. The fire damaged but did not destroy the figure, which is set to be burned on the last day of the festival, on Saturday, the newspaper’s Web site said.
Reports are coming in that the damages to the Burning Man sculpture are too extensive, therefore they are planning on building a new one within the next 72 hours which will be “officially” burned on Saturday.
Burning the Man without permission: an insult to the artists who built the thing, or just an awesome prank?
Thanks to tipper Urbanist.