I know you hear “it’s dusty out there” every year, just like some wacky Burner always thinks it’d be funny to say that Daft Punk is playing.
Well, brace yourselves, because from what we hear coming back to us from Black Rock City, it’s a shit show. Literally:
Yep, a whole wall of portapotties blew over – one was completely destroyed. You can hate on RVs all you want, but I bet they’re wishing they had a few now as windbreaks.
I’ve just had this relayed to me, from someone who’s on-site at BRC…
“Over a 100 degrees everyday by 3pm. At 7-8pm for the last 3 nights we have had 60+ mph winds with dust whiteout. The playa is getting scrubbed by these high winds. We lost 2 roof so far from the Temple camp kitchen/camp area. We are running out of 40×50′ tarps !!!!! Be prepared – all the town locals & old burners say this is one of the highest wind years. We expect continued storms for the next 2 nights. We had a 20′ tall 50×50′ structure demolised last night & it was just substructure of 2×8″ wood – ripped off the foundation. Not enough cross bracing yet – uugh. “
WOOHOOO!!! batten down those hatches…..
Read our guide to Condition Alpha and prepare yourselves. It’s the middle of the desert, it’s the Wild Wild West, it’s the biggest concentration of Burner energy the world has ever seen. Anything could happen, and probably will!
Looks like you might want to order some of these as Playa Gifts…