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How the “renegade burn” re-invented burning man, without… a man

The CEO of Burning Man, Marion Goodell decided it was safer to have a “Virtual Reality” burn during the pandemic, so… cancelled it for the second year in a row. The “burner” community decided to have their own “free burn” anyway and asked the government for a permit.

Then, to discourage the renegade burn from happening, the US Government made everything about Burning Man temporarily illegal – including fire. For most of the 20,000 or so who attended, the downsized, zero-budget “People’s Burn” was almost as fun, or in some ways, even better than, the $47 million per year professionally-produced mega-production that it replaced. Even without a Burning Man effigy. Even without fire.

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How the “renegade burn” re-invented burning man, without burning a man
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