BURNING Man has officially gone virtual for 2021 — but that hasn’t stopped some diehard fans of the festival from flocking to the Nevada desert for a “Renegade Burn.”
Local officials estimate as many as 10,000 people will travel to the Black Rock Desert this weekend, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
According to reports from some of the partiers at the unofficial festival, one man is lucky to be alive after being thrown from a dune buggy at high speeds.
“A passenger got ejected. Almost a death, but survived. Be careful out here, be safe,” one person posted, according to a local report.
Another allegedly claimed: “Spoke to a volunteer medical responder who was at the scene last night… They told me the patient was a 70-year-old male driving a customized dune buggy. It rolled over 3+ times.”
Meanwhile, the official Burning Man festival has gone virtual with VR headsets, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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