penrose wrote: I fear last-minute bureaucratic tangles, yes, even when dealing with the BMan org, fancy that.
i suppose youd prefer it the other way ?
Besides dust clouds, last year's event also saw more serious problems like petty theft, overdoses, and accidents. The most devastating were a pre-event death due to a motorcycle crash, and three critical injuries that occurred when a man high on multiple drugs ran his car over a tent in the middle of the night.
"1996 was the year Burning Man went over the edge: too many people for the infrastructure, too many gawkers, too many cars, too many arrests, too many heartbreaks," Stuart Mangrum, the recent ex-director of communications, writes
The Department of Mutant Vehicles (DMV) was created in 1997 to address the very real challenges of non-human powered driving at Burning Man. It was the alternative to banning the movement of vehicles at the event altogether.