“TOTAL DISASTER!” Shelter In Place Warning Issued as Burning Man Locked Down

Nobody in, nobody out. Not by car, not by plane. No portapotties serviced. No generators topped up. No vehicles on the Playa. Remain in your tents as the surface they’re attached to turns to mud.

Are we having fun yet?

If you’re reading this on your way to Burning Man, you should turn around and head home. According to the Reno Gazette Journal, quoting the Bureau of Land Management, the event is now closed for the rest of their allocated time:

“Officials from BLM and the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office have closed ingress to the Burning Man event effective immediately and for the remainder of the event. Participants inbound for the event should turn around and head home.

“Rain over the last 24 hours has created a situation that required a full stop of vehicle movement on the playa. More rain is expected over the next few days and conditions are not expected to improve enough to allow vehicles to enter the playa.” [Source: RGJ]

Those $25,000/night luxury hotel camps are looking real good now, aren’t they…except that they can’t get toilets pumped or generators and provisions refilled either. Their campers can’t joyride in the art car. What to do?

Reddit asks “Is this the end of Burning Man on the Playa?”

This is the type of stuff that truly separates the Burners from the Sparkle Ponies. You need to feel it in your soul! Suffer in misery and don’t even get to see the Man burned. Come back to civilization with nothing but tales of woe. That’s what it’s all about: Radical Sherpa Reliance. You’re not a true Burner until you’ve done it really hard. Or at least, tipped your concierge extra to get one of the sherpas to.

Is this karma, or simply dark irony, that after the cops rammed climate change protestors, the climate exacted revenge on Burning Man?

Shortly before the flooding began, there was an occult ritual in the Black Rock desert, a box burning to reveal a Phoenix, in celebration of BlackRock’s war in Ukraine.

Image: Andrii Ivanchenko, CNN

Reports from Tik Tok say that the government has declared Burning Man a “national disaster”, however there doesn’t seem to be any serious confirmation for this rumor…yet. Once 73,000 Burners head all manage to escape at once with garbage bags full of poop ready to be thrown out of the car at the nearest town, look out.


Burning Man has reportedly been declared a national disaster due to the rain and National Guard is on the way according to former RHOC friend of Dr Deb who is there!

♬ original sound – Kiki Monique

Featured image: SFGate

9 comments on ““TOTAL DISASTER!” Shelter In Place Warning Issued as Burning Man Locked Down

  1. BMIR spent 48 hours spinning the wingnuts into a vigilante force to stop people leaving early. There were gangs throwing mud and their bodies at moving vehicles. I saw a video of one RV stopped by these thugs and it cut off at that point. I’m interested to know if any drivers were dragged out and beaten, because that’s what it looked like was about to happen.

    I knew this would happen based on the vitriol being spewed by BMIR. And they knew it, also.

      • It’s funny because it’s true. Also notice the ad nauseam repetition of “Stay Safe” & “Shelter in Place” – Covid lockdown language. The people who were ‘othered’ (like the un-injected) were attendees who chose to violate the guidelines – not laws – by leaving the event before being granted authorization to move. Even if they were violating laws, that’s between them and law enforcement, not community vigilante enforcers. The vigilante enforces who used violence and intimidation to keep people from moving were empowered/deputized by the authoritative language broadcasted from of BMIR. They knew what they were doing and what effect it would have. The DJs perhaps were not in-on-it, but BMorg certainly was, and they control the the BMIR messaging.

        • Or maybe it was a clusterfuck, people panicked, and didn’t know what to do next in all the chaos, and there was no grand conspiracy.

          • For the attendees, certainly. But their behavior under these circumstances was predictable and predicted by BMorg and they had plans written down on what to do in an event like this. Even BMIR was assuring folks that BMorg had plans already in place.

            Getting the ticket holders to dance for them like marionettes is one of the perks that comes with the job; a bit of fun toying with the citizens and flexing their little bit of power – typical for BMorg. Worst case (in this case) is that they’ve graduated to the next level and have become sadistic fucks, high on their power and intentionally incited violence. Knowing these ego driven authoritarian douchebags, and based on the Covid-like manipulation of the narrative, I think BMorg has graduated to completely not giving a fuck.

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