Burning Man Reopens After Rain Delays Festival

During a drought, the one place it finally rains is at Burning Man. Really??? #BurningMan #Festival

TIME

Hippies and tech moguls alike will finally be able to get into Burning Man Tuesday after rain delayed the festival’s opening.

While Burning Man’s official Twitter had warned attempted revelers that cops were turning away cars Monday due to inclement weather, it announced that the festival’s Reno gates would reopen Tuesday at 6 a.m. local time.

Hundreds of stranded travelers took refuge in casinos or the local Wal-Mart parking lot, undeterred by the damp start to the desert event. “It’s the best festival in the world,” Jeff Cross told the AP Monday night when he was unloading provisions from his RV parked outside of Wal-Mart. “And there’s no cellphones, no internet, no money or corporate sponsors.”

Although that’s not the case for all Burning Man goers. Nick Bilton at the New York Timesrecently reported on the growing trend of a Silicon Valley elite infiltrating the egalitarian, counter-culture scene, in…

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