seantildawn wrote:I read 6am and now the Survival Guide says 12:01am. Anyone know when it is? I have to asume the SG is correct.
Well, The "Official Gate Opening Time" is 1 second after Midnight. So Monday, August 27th @ 00:01.
If you plan for that arrival time, you should be 100% good. If you are staging at Fernley, plan to arrive in Gerlach about 20 minutes before that and you should be on the playa at about the time the gates open...
If you arrive too early, you might end up in D-Lot (the penalty box of Gate) which would possibly keep you from entering the city for up to 4 hours after the gates open... Having ended up there myself on a couple occasions, I strongly suggest you wait.
Rumors are all fun and dandy, but listening to them and showing up too early puts unnecessary strain on the Gate staff, the Perimeter staff and on law enforcement. Plus, the permit for Burning Man could be placed at jeopardy.