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 Post subject: The Pros and Cons of Burning Man
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:56 am 
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Long ago I read the Aztecs had day of sin yearly, the people could relax, indulge in prohibited acts like getting drunk.

Then there's the Star Trek episode about a puritan society having a day to vent frustrations.

So here's our


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 Post subject: Re: The Pros and Cons of Burning Man
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:34 pm 
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So much for no litter left-behind! Burning Man's 747 plane is STILL in Nevada desert two weeks after the festival ended - as officials demand the owners remove it

    The partially reassembled plane is currently abandoned in Nevada's Black Rock Desert - two weeks after Burning Man ended
    Plane was moved about 12 miles from the Burning Man site after the festival
    One of the main rules for Burning Man's 80,000 attendees is to 'leave no trace' at the site after the week-long event ends
    U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada said the plane needs to be removed

By EMILY CRANE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 09:23 EDT, 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:32 EDT, 17 September 2018

A 747 airplane that was a main attraction at this year's Burning Man is still in the Nevada desert - two weeks after the festival ended.

The partially reassembled aircraft currently lies abandoned in the Black Rock Desert after being moved about 12 miles from the Burning Man site.

One of the main rules for Burning Man's 80,000 attendees is to 'leave no trace' at the site after the week-long event ends.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada (BLM), who manages Black Rock Desert, said the owners of the 40-foot tall plane need to remove it.

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'It was moved off the event site without BLM authorization. So its legal status is in trespass with unauthorized use,' Rudy Evenson of BLM told the Reno Gazette Journal.

'Bottom line is, we're evaluating options for getting rid of it.'

The BLM said the owners, Big Imagination, will need to apply for a new permit to remove the plane because Burning Man has finished.

All art installations that are part of Burning Man are initially covered with a recreation permit but that expired in the days after the festival ended.

Big Imagination claim they have not abandoned the plane and insist they have a plan to move it to a storage facility nearby.

They issued a statement on their website in a bid to alleviate concerns that their installation could threaten the future of Burning Man given the main principle of leaving no trace.

As a collective of 500+ volunteers who have been working on this since 2014 the last thing we would want to do is to leave behind an ecological disaster on the playa or in any way impact Burning Man from getting their permit,' they said.

'We acknowledge that our exodus plan has not gone as expected and we apologize for any undue stress this has caused to the greater burner community, for the Burning Man Org, and especially the BLM with whom we've always sought good relations and whom we are working closely with to resolve this situation as rapidly as possible.

'We are working with the BLM to move the plane into its storage location in a manner that is in compliance with the requisite regulations and also in good stewardship of the land.'

The BLM said there was no road between the playa and the private property where the owners were planning to store the aircraft.

'That's part of the National Conservation Area so you can't build a new road,' Evenson said.

'I think right now everything is on the table as far as removing it. Obviously our preference would be for the vehicle owners to take care of it.'

Pilot Dustin Mosher spotted the abandoned plane while flying his private plane over the area last week.

'Like a mirage, a 747 appeared in the desert,' he wrote alongside a video of the plane.


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'We are working with the BLM to move the plane into its storage location in a manner that is in compliance with the requisite regulations and also in good stewardship of the land.'


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The BLM said there was no road between the playa and the private property where the owners were planning to store the aircraft.

'That's part of the National Conservation Area so you can't build a new road,' Evenson said.


Wondering how they got it there in the first place.....

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Neat pic: Cessna next to a tricked out 747 attraction.

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