The coronovirus epidemic led to the 2020 Burning Man, which planned a week leading up to Labor Day, to go virtual for the first time in 30 years. But this did not deter thousands of fans from organizing their own festivals.
Despite social foresight guidelines and restrictions at in-person gatherings, crowds of Burning Man’s most fond fans were seen celebrating the festival in San Francisco and in the Nevada desert, where the event is held every year at the Black Rock City Fair grounds Occurs in
Video on social media Capturing Unlawful Meetings – Including One Saturday with Ocean Beach in San Francisco More than 1,000 people reported – Attendees were severely criticized for the epidemic. Other photos showed similar ceremonies with music and camping. On San Francisco’s Baker Beach, As well as cars and RVs camped out in the Nevada desert.
Joining the condemnation was the San Francisco Mayor London breed, Who went on twitter Calling attendees “reckless” and “selfish” for the city’s beach crowd.
-Landon Breed (@london) September 6, 2020
On the final night of Burning Man on Sunday, Breed said San Francisco police were escorting their patrols and closing the Ocean Beach parking to prevent another large gathering.
Although the Bay Area of California was observed as an epidemic as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the region saw a huge increase in reported cases in July and August. About 100,000 cases have been reported in the San Francisco area as of Monday afternoon.
Nevada’s Bureau of Land Management, which oversees the area, including Black Rock City, told news outlets that it was “aware” of campers gathering in the desert, but said they were allowed to do so Unless they follow social rules.
Burning Man Project, the organization behind the festival, Issued a statement Those late Sunday night urged “respect”[ing] Burning Man Culture “Avoiding Gathering Unsafely in Large Groups”.
The music and arts festival regularly attracts more than 80,000 attendees each year, including crowds of influential influencers and Silicon Valley technicians who set up a temporary mile-wide campsite in the Nevada desert called Black Rock City Can be seen in space. However, Burning Man organizers said that in April they would hold the event virtually this year, and would offer refunds to those who had already purchased tickets.
Burning Man was also the recipient of a large loan through the federal Pecach Protection Program to help businesses close the economic toll of the coronovirus epidemic. According to the filing, Burning Man received between $ 2 million to $ 5 million in PPP debt.