Burning Man Closed for Rain!

Here's an amazing image from the Burning Man webcam taken this morning, showing the playa somewhat underwater and Black Rock City more or less shutdown. No people, no art cars, no bikes, no nothing but mud puddles and dark clouds! Wowsa. We've been through a couple small rainstorms on the playa over the years, but don't think we've ever seen a scene like this before — hard to recognize this place as the sunbaked, dusty city we know and love.

As a result, Burning Man has officially "closed" for now, which means shutting down the gates and turning everybody waiting in their cars around for....not sure where.


The BRC webcam feed went down in the storm, and then BMIR radio followed soon after; they wrote on Facebook: "BMIR tower just struck by lightning but due to our ace engineer Mark Chang we are properly grounded and the charge safely discharged into the ground. We are still standing!"

Update from the BORG at noon PST:


Black Rock City, August 25, 2014 — Organizers of the annual Burning Man event are asking any participants traveling to the event now to postpone their arrival until at least Tuesday morning. Black Rock City has shut down following rainstorms that left standing water on the playa, leaving it un-drivable.

Nevada Highway Patrol will be directing traffic away from Highway 447 at Wadsworth. Local law enforcement have also begun turning around traffic at the event entrance on Highway 34 northeast of Gerlach. Drivers are being instructed to find a safe location to park until the expected re-opening of the event on Tuesday.

Organizers expect the rain to dissipate and the playa surface to dry out by midday Tuesday and participants will be allowed to enter the event again.


The music of Beloved 2014

Destination Burning Man is stoked to be headed to our first Beloved Festival August 8-11 with some of our Get Found playa crew. The art and workshops and festival grounds all look delicious, and you know we're also looking forward to the musical artists on the slate too! Here are a few of the musical highlights we are looking forward to at Beloved 2014:

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Beloved 2014


Destination Burning Man is excited to be attending our first Beloved Festival August 8-11 next month! As we noted earlier this week, we're skipping another Burn this summer is exchange for checking out a wide variety of West Coast transformational festivals. We've already had amazing adventures and connections at Luminosity and Photosynthesis, now packing up for Wanderlust Whistler, and the Grand Finale will be our trip to Tidewater Falls, Oregon with some of our Get Found tribe to take in this legendary gathering...

Here's a short video from the Bloom Series on Beloved that shows a lot of reasons why we NEED to be there this summer:

And here's some basic information about Beloved 2014; we'll be reporting more before, during and after the gathering...

2014 Beloved Festival | Sacred Art & Music Festival | Tidewater Falls, Oregon

The Beloved Festival is a wild and wonderful, 4-day, camping, art, and music festival on the Oregon coast. Since it’s beginnings in 2008, the festival has grown to over five times it’s original size and is known for selling out as early as 6 months in advance… sometime before the lineup is even released! It’s creator, Elliot Rasenick has described the Beloved Festival experience as “art and music presented in a way that eradicates the illusion of separation from each other, from the earth and the origin of all things, The Beloved.”

Beloved Festival offers a unique mix of leading-edge EDM and world music, interactive art installations, live painting, yummy, local, organic cuisine, and educational programming, including workshops on yoga, ancient wisdom & eco-ethics. All of this together makes for an incredibly powerful festival experience that is easy to say, “YES!”

• A “Temple Meadow,” designed as a space for individual and group prayer as well as the home of workshops in Yoga, Qigong, etc. designed to give non-denominational guidance in prayer and meditation;

• A health and well-being area, including a sauna, showers, massage and bodywork offerings;

• A village featuring a carefully curated selection of merchants selling thematic goods, whole foods, treats, beverages and tonics, as well as an information booth to assist patrons in their navigation of the festival and first aid booth to provide assistance to patrons with their physical, mental, and/or psychic health.

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